Buyer interest started to increase at the beginning of the 2nd quarter as lower prices and the stimulus package pulled buyers off the fence. Towards the end of the quarter there were many more contracts and pendings.
You see, in addition to everything else that I do to complete transactions, I am being confronted with host of escrow issues that I've never seen before. I find myself on the phone constantly trying to prod the banks to close loans that I've had commitments and appraisals on since the beginning of the last century.
Sometimes I go to Coffee Labs in the morning with Jade - my mellow Siberian Husky....Jade gets to accompany me to the coffee shop where I get a great cup of coffee, pull up a table and get to work researching the market and catching up with correspondence.
Going into NYC for July 4th is great - but it can be a hassle. Fact is you don't need to go to Manhattan to see terrific displays. Here is a short list of lower Westchester events and fireworks displays. This will help get you started....
New Rochelle is now where White Plains was about 10 years ago. Geographically, it has many things going for it. It has the Long Island Sound along its eastern border which gives it a distinct aesthetic edge over the land-locked White Plains. It has a train station complete with a new parking facility and boasts a 30 minute commute to Grand Central Station.
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow housing stats are giving us many mixed signals. Pricing appears to have stabilized, but inventories remain high given the low rate of sales - which will continue to put pricing under pressure.