The number of contracts signed in the towns this blog covers remained relatively high through August, maintaining the bounce that began back in June through what is usually a slow period. Interestingly, this mirrors the results reported by the New York Times in the city market. The five previously-featured hot properties that sold in August are full of useful tidbits. The Katonah village colonial reminds me to take the "data" with a grain of salt: in the July Sales and Deals post I recorded that the last listing price was $849,000, a figure I got from the WPMLS. Now the records tell me that the last asking price was $799,000. The farmhouse in Katonah and the house in Yorktown Heights show that the right asking price can (sometimes) trigger a bidding war. Isn't real estate watching fun!
Contracts signed on single-family homes
Featured: June 30, 2009
Asking Price When Featured: $459,000
Last Asking Price: $459,000
Featured: June 23, 2009