An Improvement in High End Home Sales in Scarsdale
- Real Estate
- Published on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:03
- Joanne Wallenstein
Is there a rebound in the sale of luxury homes in Scarsdale? Linda Dietz, an Associate Broker with Houlihan Lawrence shared the following:
Though year end data is not yet available, sales figures through December 12, 2017 shows a strong improvement in the $3MM-$5MM category. These high end sales were up from 15 homes in 2015 to 23 this year to date in 2016, a 53.3% increase. The supply of homes priced at $2.5MM+ is down from 62 to 50 homes, a 20% drop. Prices are also up. Unfortunately, the supply/demand analysis, which compares pending sales to inventory, shows the upper end price categories down but still in the sluggish range. To me this means we have indeed seen more sales on the high end but we still have a lot of inventory. Demand is now very high for homes priced at under $2.5MM but there remains an opportunity for buyers in the high end. Builders continue to buy up modest property and convert it to $3MM+ inventory and empty nesters continue to leave .
We don't yet have the data, but I do think there's been an up tick in activity and a new sense of urgency since the election. Though the future is still very uncertain, at least the question of who will be president (and control of Congress) is settled. I think people are now concerned about a rise in interest rates, which will reduce their purchasing power, but at the same time, like Wall Street, they are bullish about tax cuts and business prospects under the new administration. I believe we will have a strong spring market.
10 Broadmoor Road
This Normandy style home has been renovated by Alisberg Parker, with a new slate roof and outdoor entertaining spaces, including a pool, spa and stone terrace with an outdoor kitchen. The entry vestibule opens to the living room with a stone fireplace, dining room, powder room, sunken family room with a fireplace, coffered ceiling with walls of glass opening to the patio, an eat-in chef's kitchen, and butler's pantry. There are four dishwashers, two wine refrigerators, two wall ovens, a cooktop, and stone countertops throughout. The interior cabana has a full bath, outfitted mudroom, and a door to a three car garage outfitted by Garage Tek. Upstairs is a master bedroom with a tray ceiling, dressing room, master bath, study with custom built-ins, and a turret ceiling. There are four more bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a playroom over the garage. The third floor has finished space and storage. The lower level has an exercise room and a play area. There is a whole house generator and a Crestron home automation system.
Sale Price: $3,900,000
Assessed Value: $3,425,000
15 Taunton Road
This center hall brick Colonial home located in Crane Berkeley with views of the park and pond has been featured in House and Garden Magazine. There are architectural details throughout featuring a circular staircase, French doors to a covered patio plus parquet and herringbone hardwood floors. There are floor to ceiling windows in the great room that lead to the first floor bedroom and private bath. There is a state of the art kitchen and breakfast room and a generator.
Sale Price: $1,720,000
Assessed Value: $1,700,000
3 Putnam Road
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Sale Price: $1,350,000
Assessed Value: $1,250,000
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This classic, stunning Tudor-Colonial home is situated close to everything one could want for in a home, nestled just steps from the train. Enjoy over a half acre of lovely property with a beautiful surrounding fence, allowing for a private garden and tranquility. Amenities include a grand entrance hallway, formal family room with gas fireplace, original and refinished hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings in the bedrooms, top-quality finishes throughout, modern eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast area, and a perfect gas fireplace for warming up the room on chilly nights. Spectacular and elegant library with built-ins and with large French doors to side deck for all your entertainment needs. Multi-functional lower level area perfect for a playroom, currently used as an art studio. Don't miss this fantastic home! For more information, click here.
List Price: $2,480,000
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