Market Update on Larchmont NY PO – Single Family Homes

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

Larchmont  homes typically evoke tree-lined streets and mature neighborhoods. This area does not disappoint on any of these.  The area is strictly residential – yet for the most part it is walkable neighborhood   – many of the homes being  a mile or less from the train station and parts of the village.   Some areas are somewhat further from town – so walkability depends upon you precise location.  But leaving the car behind is indeed an option for a large portion of this neighborhood.  Because this is a long established neighborhood, Larchmont homes generally  have a distinctive Old -World charm about them. Tudors seem to dominate the area although Colonials are very much in evidence as well.   But don’t let the age of these homes fool you.  Most of them have aged gracefully and boast many upgrades that  can give you the best of both worlds:  old world charm – with modern amenities.  The lot sizes run the gamut from roughly 0.12 acres to over an acre in larger homes.  In general, the homes close in to the village sit on smaller lots.


Larchmont Homes - Fall & winter

Larchmont NY PO – Median Sales Prices:

The big bad bear market has actually been very kind to Larchmont Village and the Larchmont PO. While other areas of Westcehster NY are still in the doldrums, Larchmont homes have been selling at a fairly brisk pace and prices have increased. This first chart shows the pricing before the crash and following.  The red bars are the years prior to the crash of 2008 and the green bars are the years following the crash.   In 2006 the median sales price was $998k and that peaked in 2008 to $1.125 million.  in 2009 that number came crashing down to $905k and has risen steadily to nearly $1.1 million this year.  This has been a strong come-back.

Larchmont NY PO - Median Sales Price


Although the market in the area has recovered quite briskly, the pace of recovery has varied somewhat between smaller and larger homes.  This chart contrasts the differences between 3 and 4 BR homes. In general, with a few caveats, the homes under 2000 sf with fewer bedrooms have recouped less ground than their larger counterparts.

Larchmont NY PO - Sales prices for 3 & 4 BR Homes

Larchmont NY PO – Home Sales Volume:

The sales volume before the crash  went from 94 sales in 2007 to 72 in 2008.  Once the crash of 2008 happened sales dropped to 51 for 2009 but recovered in 2010 when it went back to 95 sales.  2011, although slightly lower in volume, was noted for its competitive sales.

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Comments (5)

Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Ruthmarie - when I see this gazebo, my heart start ounding. We usually used to go to the other gazebo in the park, we called it "on the rocks".

The market there is really truning around, and is coming strong.

I understand what Larchmont Village is, but could not figure what PO stands for.

Jan 28, 2012 02:56 PM
Sherry Chastain
Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee - Hendersonville, TN
Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales

Great market report. I've yet to get graphs in my reports. Maybe I will get that tackled this year. Beautiful report. 

Jan 28, 2012 03:35 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Jon, 

The Larchmont PO is Post Office.  Westchester is a tangle.  Larchmont, as you may know, is a village in the town of Mamaroneck.  The Larchmont PO has the Larchmont address and zip code, but is actually part of the unincorporated portion of the town of Mamaroneck.  Confusing enough for agents - let alone buyers!  However, the area is really thought of as Larchmont because it is so close to the village.  

I use excel for my graphs, but there are a lot of programs that you can use. If you have a Mac - Numbers is is easy. 

Jan 28, 2012 04:11 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ruthmarie - yes, Larchmont has been relatively resilient and a sparkling diamond in the rough.  We have worked on a lot of homes in that area and it seems to be a great place to live.  Nice people.

Jan 29, 2012 12:34 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Excellent blog post Ruth marie, loved the way you integrated everything...

Feb 18, 2012 02:24 AM