Houlihan Lawrence – 4Q 2012 Market Report

Q4-ReportThe local real estate market finished 2012 with a bang marked by the record-breaking sale of Devonshire in Bedford Corners, the first brokered property sale in Westchester to exceed $21 million. Closing on December 24th, this historic transaction punctuated the most active quarter in our market since 2006. As home sales increased sharply across most of the region in Q4, median sale prices increased by 3.8%.

Westchester enjoyed strong gains in Q4 and the highest number of Q4 home sales since 2006: single-family home sales increased to 1,041 in Q4-2012, a 30% gain from Q4-2011, while condo and coop sales were up 44% and 16% respectively in Q4-2012 compared to Q4-2011.

Continuing a trend prevalent since 2008, Southern Westchester outperformed the northern suburbs in sales growth. Single-family home sales in the Sound Shore region were up 53% in Q4, Lower Westchester was up 48%, and Greater White Plains was up 50%. Northern Westchester saw home sales increase by 26%, while Northwest Weschester was up 16%.

Looking further north to Putnam County, Q4 single-family home sales increased by 4%, while median sale price dropped by 5%, when compared to Q4-2011. In Dutchess County, homes sold increased by 19% in Q4-2012 and median sale price was up by 6%, compared to Q4-2011.

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Barbara Kerrigan has been in residential real estate for 18 years and is an expert at seeing the potential in distressed properties. She can help you with any of your needs, not just in property that needs renovation but in all aspects of buying and selling residential properties.

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