Bargain Hunting

For the second quarter 2008, according to the Westchester County Board of Realtors, single-family home inventory was up (10.6 percent) and sales remained flat (-.3 percent). That’s bad news for sellers. But for buyers, the grim housing recession offers an enticing upside: They can get a home at a bargain price. Below are 10 homes that are bargains relative to the median sale price of other properties in the same town. Happy hunting!

Armonk Colonial

List Price: $639,450
Median Armonk Home Sale Price (Feb 08- July 08): 1,196,935
Price/Sq Ft: $319.73
Address: 
35 High St, Armonk
Style: Colonial
Exterior: Wood
3 BR, 2 baths, 2,000 sq ft 

Acres: 2.38
Year Built: 1800
Taxes: $5,703
School System: Byram Hills
Pluses: updated kitchen and bath, patio, close to town, low taxes
Minuses: no garage
Listing Agent: R. Scott Richardson, Westchester-Putnam MLS (203) 273-0055; rscottrichardson@gmail.com

 

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Briarcliff Manor Raised Ranch

List Price: $639,221
Median Briarcliff Manor Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $1,750,000
Price/Sq Ft: $195
Address: 
9 Scarborough Cir, Briarcliff Manor
Style: Raised Ranch
Exterior: Cedar Shingle
3 BR, 2 full and 1 half bath, 3,268 sq ft 
Acres: 0.36
Year Built: 1978
Taxes: $19,969
School System: Ossining
Pluses: Hudson River view, indoor heated pool and spa, renovated kitchen with granite counters, new floors and interior/exterior painting, 2-car garage, seller will pay closing costs
Minuses: high taxes
Listing Agent: Mark Seiden, Mark Seiden Real Estate Team (914) 762-2200; info@homeman.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Briarcliff Manor Colonial

List Price: $550,000
Median Briarcliff Manor Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $1,750,000
Price/Sq Ft: $190
Address: 
129 Apple Ln, Briarcliff Manor
Style: Colonial
Exterior: Brick, Vinyl
5 BR, 2 full and 1 half bath, 2892 sq ft 

Acres: 0.800
Year Built: 1961
Taxes: $17,080
School System: Ossining
Pluses: 2-car attached garage with two bonus rooms above, walkout basement, private lot, close walk to shopping centers
Minuses: kitchen and bath need updating
Listing Agent: Rae Molinelli, Coldwell Banker (914) 762-7010; rae.molinelli@coldwellbankermoves.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Katonah Colonial

List Price: $549,000
Median Katonah Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $815,687
Price/Sq Ft: $269
Address: 
103 Harris Rd, Katonah
Style: Colonial
Exterior: Clapboard
4 BR, 2 baths, 2040 sq ft 

Acres: 0.4
Year Built: 1938
Taxes: $13,599
School System: Katonah-Lewisboro
Pluses: 1st floor master BR, close to railroad and bus, close to school and park, walkout basement, high ceilings
Minuses: 1-car garage
Listing Agent: Karen Benvin Ransom, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (914) 232 5007; kbenvinransom@houlihanlawrence.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Katonah Contemporary Ranch

List Price: $539,000
Median Katonah Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $815,687
Price/Sq Ft: $230
Address: 
2673 Rte 35, Katonah
Style: 
Contemporary Ranch
Exterior: Clapboard
3 BR, 2 baths, 2,338 sq ft 

Acres: 2
Year Built: 1996
Taxes: $8,738
School System: Somers
Pluses: open floor plan, 2 miles from the Katonah Train Station and Rte 684, large patio
Minuses: on a main road, basement unfinished
Listing Agent: Gino Sermoneta, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (914) 232-7000; gino.sermoneta@cbmoves.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larchmont Colonial

List Price: $649,000
Median Larchmont Home Sale Price (Feb 08- July 08): $1,032,500
Price/Sq Ft: $397
Address: 
14 Dillon Rd, Larchmont
Style: Colonial
Exterior: Aluminum
3 BR, 2 full and 1 half bath, 1,632 sq ft

Acres: 0.142
Year Built: 1935
Taxes: $14,512
School System: Mamaroneck Union Free
Pluses: lower level playroom, walking distance to shops and transportation, new roof and hot water heater
Minuses: no garage
Listing Agent: Elizabeth Holden, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (914) 633-5540; Elizabeth.holden@cbmoves.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mamaroneck Split-Level

List Price: $579,000
Median Mamaroneck Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $778,750
Price/Sq Ft: $661
Address: 
303 Livingston Ave, Mamaroneck
Style: Split-level
Exterior: shingle
3 BR, 2 baths, 875 sq ft 

Acres: 0.138
Year Built: 1978
Taxes: $10,549
School System: Mamaroneck
Pluses: 2-car attached garage, ADA accessible, elevator, balcony, close to train
Minuses: kitchen countertops could be updated
Listing Agent: John Hofstetter, Coldwell Banker Moves (914) 834-7100; john.hofstetter@cbmoves.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarsdale Cape Cod

List Price: $849,000
Median Scarsdale Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $1,111,250
Price/Sq Ft: $520
Address: 
40 Sprague Rd, Scarsdale
Style: 
Cape Cod
Exterior: Shingle
4 BR, 2 baths, 1,631 sq ft
Acres: 0.17
Year Built: 1955
Taxes: $15,615
School System: Scarsdale
Pluses: fireplace, sunroom, 2-car tandem garage underneath home, private yard
Minuses: landscaping could be updated, older roof
Listing Agent: Frank Ledermann, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, (914) 723-8877, ext 337; fledermann@houlihanlawrence.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Valhalla Split-Level

List Price: $539,000
Median Valhalla Home Sale Price (Feb 08-July 08): $577,896
Price/Sq Ft: $283.68
Address: 
2 Lisa La, Valhalla
Style: Split Level

Exterior: Vinyl Siding
3 BR, 2 baths, 1,900 sq ft
Acres: 0.5
Year Built: 1957
Taxes: $11,270
School System: Valhalla
Pluses: hardwood floors, close to bus, parks and railroad, walkout basement, screened-in porch
Minuses: one-car garage
Listing Agent: Rita Longo, Century 21 Wolff (914) 769-3584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorktown Heights Raised Ranch

List Price: $399,900
Median Yorktown Heights Home Sale Price: $439,959
Price/Sq Ft: $250
Address: 
2738 Springhurst St
Style: 
Raised Ranch
Exterior: Vinyl
4 BR, 2 baths, 1,600 sq ft
Acres: 0.5
Year Built: 1965
Taxes: $9,758
School System: Yorktown
Pluses: spacious level yard, good curb appeal, granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, finished lower level
Minuses: needs some minor cosmetic work, one-car garage
Listing Agent: George Groves, Remax (914) 403 – 3428; georgegroves@remax.net

 

 

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