This is the single largest financial transaction that people make. Do you really want to enter into such a transaction unrepresented? Let me make this point crystal clear: Unless you have a buyer's agent representing you in your home purchase, you will be unrepresented during the negotiation process. Further, chances are, you are up against a pro who has a fiduciary obligation to represent their client - the seller.
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have been in the midst of a buyer's market for some time. This has been particularly true of the single-family home market in the area. But single family homes had a volume consistent with 2007 levels - significantly down from the boom era, but not the grim dip seen in other sectors. It might be an early indication that that particular sector is starting to stabilize.Of course it is way too soon to say anything definitive. Market bottoms are always judged with 20/20 hindsight!
Larchmont is one of the few areas that has, in some sectors, escaped the worst of the bear housing market - at least for the time being. Single family homes in Larchmont have been particularly resilient. Cooperatives have undergone a mild price correction, but compared to other parts of Westchester, Larchmont is on firmer footing.
It may be the dead of winter, but a buyer's housing market is in full bloom in Scarsdale. Some sales statistics point to one of the best buyers markets for single family homes than has been seen in a very long time.