market reports: Market Report for the Week of January 30th-February 5th, 2010 - 02/06/10 02:46 AM
It's time to take a look at what happened in the housing market this past week in the eastern suburbs of Rochester, NY, including Brighton, Pittsford, East Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, and Perinton/Fairport.
It was a busier week, with 14 listings going under contract. One listing in Irondequoit received a contingent offer and is still being shown, while the other 13 went pending.
The days on the market for these properties show large variations. A short sale in Pittsford was on the market for 444 days, whereas a nicely updated split level with a great deck in Webster received an offer in only 5 … (2 comments)

market reports: Market Report for the Week of January 16th-22nd, 2010 - 01/23/10 11:59 AM
It's time for another look inside the market in eastern Monroe County. Again, I collected information for sales in Brighton, Pittsford, East Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, and Perinton in the past week. However, I decided to begin focusing my weekly reports on homes that went under contract rather than closed.
Why? Two reasons. First, many sold homes aren't recorded immediately upon closing, which means my numbers could end up being very skewed. And second, contracts are actually a better indicator of the current market conditions than closings. Closed homes could have gone under contract months ago, which doesn't reflect on which properties … (0 comments)

market reports: Market Report for the Week of January 9th-15th, 2010 - 01/15/10 11:58 AM
Thanks to our new MLS system, I now have access to better charts and statistical information. As a result, I've decided to begin posting some market information on a weekly basis. Every Friday, I'll compile information on the previous week's sales and post them here.
Because I do a large portion of my business in the eastern suburbs, I'll focus on the following areas: Brighton, Pittsford, Penfield, Webster, East Irondequoit, and Perinton.
Here are the statistics for this past week, as well as a chart showing the list price, sale price, and days on the market for the sold properties:


market reports: Spotlight on... Greece! - 06/24/09 10:31 AM
Today's spotlight is on the town of Greece!
Greece is located to the Northwest of the city of Rochester, extending from Gates north to Lake Ontario. Greece is a thriving area where an abundance of shopping and restaurants is interspersed with quiet residential areas.
There are currently 437 single family homes for sale in Greece, ranging in price from $36,000 for a (newly remodeled!) 1 bedroom home to $698,900 for a 4,392 square foot contemporary cape cod on over an acre. For the most part, Greece is known to be an affordable suburban area.
There are also 46 condos and townhouses available, ranging from $49,900  to … (1 comments)

market reports: Weekly Spotlight on... Williamson! - 05/19/09 05:46 AM
Today's spotlight is on Williamson, New York.
Williamson is a small town about half an hour east of Rochester located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Because of its climate and proximity to the lake, Williamson is the perfect place for growing fruit trees. Peach and apple orchards are scattered throughout the countryside and are a huge part of the town's economy.
At present, there are 67 active listing in Williamson. They range from an older rural home listed for $22,900 to a huge ranch on 8 acres with 8 garage stalls listed for $494,900. Lakefront property in Williamson gets top dollar, with … (0 comments)

market reports: Weekly Spotlight on... Macedon! - 05/01/09 03:35 AM
I've decided to give something new a try. Once a week, I'll "spotlight" the real estate market in a community in the Greater Rochester area. I'll share statistics such as the number of homes currently on the market, the number of homes pending, great deals, etc. Whatever catches my eye as being relevant and interesting!
Today, the spotlight is on my hometown of Macedon, NY.
There are currently 63 single family homes on the market in Macedon. Of those 63, 19 are new builds! As a more rural community, Macedon is constantly growing and has plenty of room left to expand. Neighborhoods … (2 comments)

market reports: Kristen's Market Update! - 01/27/09 08:10 AM
Finally! The Greater Rochester Association of Realtors posted their County Home Sales Statistics for December, 2008. I know this isn't the most interesting post in the world, but I want to keep my readers up to date. Let's take a look at each section individually and examine exactly what the numbers are telling us about our local market.

This section looks at how our sales compare to last month AND to this time last year.
Our inventory has come down significantly since November, with under 1,000 homes listed in December. That's a good sign that we're heading toward a seller's … (0 comments)

market reports: A Blogger's Resolution! - 01/05/09 05:27 AM
This is the time of year for resolutions. It's the time of year I like to take a look at both my life and my business and see what's working and what isn't.
When I look back at my first few months as a blogger on Active Rain, I think it's been a great learning experience. I used my blog posts as a way of reaching others, but also as a way of reflecting on my own practices. I'm looking forward to another year as part of this supportive Active Rain community.
One thing I noticed about my blog, however, is … (2 comments)

market reports: Market Report for December 12th, 2008 - 12/12/08 11:34 AM
As we end the 2nd week in December, here's a snapshot of the market in western Wayne County and an overview of this past week's activity:

1 home was listed 2 homes expired Walworth:
1 home was listed 3 homes expired Palmyra:
1 home expired 1 home went under contract It was a cold, snowy week, and that's reflected in the market activity (or lack thereof). The good news, though, is that the serious buyers are still out there! I held an open house this past Sunday and had 4 parties stop by regardless of the biting wind. So … (0 comments)

market reports: Friday Market Report... December is Here! - 12/05/08 11:00 AM
2 home was listed 3 homes expired 1 home went under contract Walworth:
6 homes were listed 4 homes expired Palmyra:
3 homes were listed 3 homes expired What does this mean? It was another seasonally slow week. Not surprising. The fact that 11 homes were listed is not necessarily positive in a market that's already overloaded, but it is a good sign that sellers are not scared away by the current market. Now if only the buyers will join in...

market reports: Post-Thanksgiving Market Report - 11/29/08 11:56 AM
 It's time for this week's post-Thanksgiving market report!

1 home was listed 2 homes expired Walworth:
1 home was listed 2 homes expired Palmyra:
1 home went under contract 1 home closed Not surprisingly, it was another very slow week. The good news is that Palmyra's inventory seems to be moving in the right direction. Let's hope more buyers wake up from their turkey-induced sluggishness and jump back into the market!

market reports: Weekly Market Report - 11/21/08 11:26 AM
Here are today's statistics for southwestern Wayne County:

Here's a breakdown of the activity this past week:
4 homes were listed 1 home went under contract 1 home expired Walworth:
1 home was listed 1 home expired Palmyra:
1 home was listed It was definitely a slow week in the area. Only one home went under contract, and none are recorded as sold so far. Let's hope the buyers come out again after the holidays!
Have a great week, and stay warm!

market reports: The Rochester Market... Where Do We Stand? - 11/17/08 11:29 AM
This week, I'm combining my (late) market report with some other statistics about area home sales I thought my readers might find interesting.
First, the Western Wayne County market snapshot for today:

Now for the real news.
Are the number of home sales down in the Rochester area? Yes, no doubt. The Greater Rochester Association of Realtors recently announced that single-family home sales are down 15.8% compared to one year ago.
But, there's a bright side to our local market, and it's arguably more important than the number of homes currently selling. The average sale price of homes in the Greater Rochester … (2 comments)

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