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HALSTON MEDIA ‘The optimism is back’
Single family residential sales figures up across the board
EDITED BY JODI WEINBERGER
DESIGNED BY CHRISTINA ROSE
The Staﬀ 2020 third quarter residential real estate sales of the hard-hit New York City market. (Q3, 2019), Orange County median
ADVERTISING TEAM report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan County experienced a 45 percent was up 14.6 percent to $330,000 from
914-202-2392 Orange, Sullivan, and Bronx counties. increase in sales over the third quarter of $288,000 in the third quarter of 2019,
[email protected] A 2019 with 384 single family residential Rockland up 7.4 percent to $510,000
BRUCE HELLER fter experiencing solid rst quar- units sold compared to 264 units in 2019. (from $475,000) and Putnam up 9.7 per-
914-202-2941 ter sales, real estate practitioners in Westchester County, the largest county in cent to $411,250 from $375,000 in 2019.
the lower Hudson Valley region, the region, saw single family residential A concerning number in Westchester
[email protected] served by OneKey Multiple Listing Ser- sales increase from 1,940 in 2019 to 2,173 County is the eroding gures of coop sales
845-621-4049 vice LLC, were prepared for an active sec- in 2020, a 12 percent gain. Single family which have decreased for several quarters
[email protected] ond quarter developing new inventory and residential sales gain in Putnam was 8 per- and are down 25.7 percent in the third
accommodating high buyer interest, both cent, 350 sales compared to 323 in 2019, quarter as compared to third quarter 2019.
[email protected] earmarks of second quarter activity. In- Q3 sales in Rockland were up 4.8 percent Units sold in the third quarter were 339
JENNIFER CONNELLY stead, Covid-19 happened, and the mar- to 674 units compared to Q3, 2019 when versus 456 in 2019. ere was no concom-
ket came to an abrupt halt with real estate 643 sales took place. Orange County sales itant drop in price however. e same has
SHELLEY KILCOYNE agents unable to show properties and were were up 7.9 percent. ere were 1190 sales held true for Bronx County where sales
914-924-9122 con ned to virtual interactions with buy- in Orange as compared to 1103 sales in of coops decreased 35.5 percent and have
[email protected] ers and sellers. Resiliency, creativity, and 2019, Q3. been decreasing over several quarters. e
technology all began to replace shock and Median sale prices of single-family price of a coop in Bronx County increased
[email protected] practitioners soon learned to navigate their homes were up in all counties including 8 percent to $237,500. Coops do not rep-
PRODUCTION TEAM new environment resulting in historically the Bronx despite a decrease in sales in resent a signi cant part of the market in
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL high single family residential third quarter that borough. Sullivan County had the the other counties served by OneKey
[email protected] sales gures. e optimism is back. Single highest percentage increase at 33.1 percent MLS LLC.
CHRISTINA ROSE family residential sales gures increased ($197,550 up from $148,450 in 2019). e Condominium sales were down in all
ART DIRECTOR/DIGITAL PRODUCTION MANAGER
across the board with the exception of median sale price in Westchester increased SEE HGAR PAGE 6
[email protected] Bronx County, which likely felt the impact 15.9 percent to $810,000 from $699,000
EXECUTIVE TEAM 2020 Third Quarter & YTD Real Estate Sales Charts for Westchester and Putnam County
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avoid a price
H ave you heard the old saying price? You can try that, appear dirty, neglected, Your home will show as move-in ready.
“Beauty is only skin deep, but but here are two things
ugly goes clean to the bone”? price reductions alone GUEST dated, and in need of Most home buyers are looking for an easy
Well, it’s no joke to house hunters. If po- can never do. e rst COLUMNIST repair. A home in this transition, not a project. A move-in ready
tential buyers can’t immediately see your is that price reduc- condition will likely see residence will put your home at the top of
Susan Atwell o ers that are thousands their list. Combine that with a competi-
home’s surface beauty, they won’t hang tions will never make a lower than the asking tive price, and you could sell faster and for
around long enough to nd out what lies home appear move-in price. Or if a home buy- more in the least amount of time and with
beneath. Buyers will assume that super - ready. Second, price re- er feels like the potential the least amount of indigestion!
cial aws go down to the foundation. ductions won’t make buyers connect emo- to-do list is too much, they may leave the If you could buy a new car for the same
Many of today’s buyers are busy two- tionally with your home. home feeling de ated and overwhelmed. price as a used car, wouldn’t you buy the new
income families who don’t have the time, Making your home appear move-in As a home seller, is saving a bit of your car? is is what staging does for your home.
money, or desire to tackle any updates be- ready is job number one in home staging, time worth leaving thousands of dollars on It makes a home feel new and fresh. It gives
fore moving into their new home. Most and it often costs less than you think. Buy- the table? What exactly can home staging buyers the feeling that they are getting a
buyers begin their house hunting on the ers will pay for the convenience of a turn- do for your bottom line? great value, which is something that can’t
Internet with a list of features they want key home. For example, 20 years ago when Your home will dress to impress. Give always be measured in dollars and cents.
in a home. Once they nd the home they I bought my rst home, I bought it at the your home a competitive advantage. Like So whether your home is already on the
love—one that feels right—they’ll throw top of my price range. Why? Because an meeting someone for the rst time at a job market or you are getting ready to sell, a
out that list and buy the property anyway. extra $10,000 in the list price spread out interview or on a blind date, appearances lower price is a good way to gain interest
What about the price? Is a low price over a 30-year mortgage was more palat- matter. If you’ve grabbed the buyer’s atten- in your property. Just remember that price
alone enough to trigger a quick sale? able than the idea of a renovation project tion visually, you’ve got a chance at grab- isn’t everything. Home staging will trans-
Probably not if the price is the only thing of the same amount. As a new home buyer, bing him or her emotionally. form your home into the one that buyers
potential buyer’s love. at’s why today’s I didn’t have the cash to invest, but I did Make it easy for buyers to fall in love can’t resist. For a competitive advantage,
home sellers must do more than just fo- have the credit. Paying a little more for a with your home. House hunters buy the stage your home to sell.
cus on price. Gone are the days of selling a move-in ready home was very attractive. home they love, the one that excites them.
home “as is.” No matter how hot the mar- Staging can prevent buyers from submit- Staging allows buyers to connect emotion- Susan Atwell, home staging expert and
ket, there will always be homes that make ting a low o er. Many home buyers are in- ally to your home by picturing themselves president of AtWellStagedHome.com in
buyers pass. experienced and assume that any changes living there. You know you’ve set the scene Somers, NY, stages homes to sell quickly and
Do you, as the home seller, really need to needed in an unstaged home will cost much when house hunters start planning where for top dollar. To contact Susan, e-mail her
take the time to properly prepare your home more to implement than they actually do. they will put their furniture instead of at [email protected] or call
for sale? Can’t you sell it “as is” at a reduced For example, a house that is not staged may commenting on yours. 914-525-0454.
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HGAR FROM PAGE 2 dential categories. Recently, listing activity has increased
as buyers become more comfortable with the measures in is press release was distributed by OneKey MLS, one
counties with the exception of Putnam County where place to protect them from exposure to the Covid virus of the largest REALTOR subscriber-based MLS’s in the
“condo” sales were up 28 percent to 50 units from 39 in as well as the vibrancy of the market. It is di cult to pre- country, dedicated to servicing more than 41,000 real estate
third quarter, 2019. Ironically, condominium prices in- dict market conditions going forward. In the short term, professionals that serve Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam,
creased in all counties except Putnam. Multi-family sales the market remains strong with the number of properties Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Nassau, Su olk, Queens,
were down across the board leading to speculation that in contract being exceptionally high at this point of the Brooklyn, and the Bronx. OneKey MLS was formed
some of these decreases, both condo and multi-family, year. ese contracts should represent closed sales before in 2018, following the merger of the Hudson Gateway
may be more a function of Covid-19 related issues than year’s end. Interest rates remain at historic lows which Multiple Listing Service and the Multiple Listing Service of
lack of buyers and/or interest. e weakness in the condo, contributes to a ordability. ere is also the migration Long Island. For more information, visit onekeymlsny.com.
coop and multi-family sectors took a toll on overall sales to the suburbs which is currently a factor and
gures with Westchester County’s total residential sales has created huge demand. What is di cult 900,000 Median Sale Price
down 1.3 percent to 2,949 units compared to 2,988 units to evaluate however is how long a complete Single Family Homes
in 2019, Q3 and Bronx sales down 29.6 percent. Other economic recovery will take and how that will
counties having less signi cant condo and coop markets impact the market going forward. 2017-2020
fared better in the quarter. 800,000
Putnam County registered Third Quarter Median Sale Price 700,000
an overall increase of 8.6 6-County Total Residential Sales 600,000
percent total residential 500,000
sales, Orange County up 2017-2020 400,000
4.6 percent, Rockland 300,000
up 2.2 percent and Sulli- 3,500 200,000
van County with a virtu- 100,000
ally non-existent condo 3,000
or coop inventory was 2,500 0
still up 42.2 percent. Lack
of inventory continues to 2,000
Putnam Rockland Orange Sullivan Bronx Quarterly
hamper sales in all resi- 2017 2018 2019 2020 Westchester Putnam Rockland Orange Sullivan Bronx
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Steps for hanging holiday lights outdoors
I t begins to look a lot like Christ-
mas when twinkling lights bright- measure the width and height of eaves 400 lights for a basic level of lighting. signed for hanging lights over the
en up homes inside and out. Few or other areas of the home where you gutters. Some slip under the edges of
things liven up the season more than plan to hang light strands. Calculate Exercise extreme caution roof shingles. Lights can be hung with-
holiday decorations, particularly clear how much overall footage you will out staples or nails, which can damage
and colored lights. need so you can purchase all of the Accidents can happen when string- exterior surfaces. Plastic zip-ties or
lights in one shopping trip. ing lights. While many professionals deck clips also can attach lights
Prior to taking out the lights, ladder use harnesses, homeowners are not along a handrail.
and thermos of co ee to get Test the lights first always so cautious. Utilize a spotter to
hold the ladder and make sure things Use only outdoor
you through the job, it’s important Plug in the lights to be sure all are safe. Never set foot on a wet or icy extension cords
to note that there are right and wrong strands are operational. roof. Do not attempt to string lights in
ways to hang holiday lights. inclement weather. Be sure the extension cords you use
Begin where the lights are designed speci cally for
Sketch out your plan will be plugged in Know the wattage outdoor use.
Start by taking a few photos of Start where the lights will be plugged Each outlet can generally hold Use a timer
your home from various vantage in and then work your way around the about 17 amps or 1,870 watts if the
points. Print out the photos on regular house. lights are not sharing a circuit with Timers can make sure the lights turn
paper so that you can draw your light- another outlet. Plan accordingly to on and o even if homeowners forget.
ing arrangement and decoration place- Add to shrubs and trees ensure you have enough power to
ment right on the photos to see how handle your lights. Once lights have been safely
things will look. Lights also can adorn shrubs and strung, sit back and enjoy the
trees. Lowes Home Improvement says Use plastic clips splendor of a well-decorated house.
Measure the area a good rule of thumb is 100 lights for
every 1 1/2-feet of tree or shrub to Plastic light clips hang strands along is article is provided by Metro
Use a measuring tape to roughly cover. A 6-foot evergreen needs at least eaves and gables. ey’re specially de- Creative Connection
Home holiday decorating ideas
T he holidays often involve purchas-
ing gifts for close friends and loved be a fun way to see how your own children purchase supplies and start decorating. ornaments by hanging them from beautiful
ones as well as making a delicious or other members of the family have grown. ribbons throughout the home.
meal the entire family will love. But Go for a specific natural
nothing sets the holiday scene Make mini color scheme Scent the scene
Hang something aromatic on the tree to
and overall mood more so than If you desire an overall holiday feel mingle with the pine. Fresh cinnamon sticks
beautiful decorations and other Clip your favorite pieces but aren’t interested in Santa gurines or tied with twine or ribbon can be nestled among
seasonal accoutrements. of evergreen and push the stems into oral kitschy elements, decorating with color in the boughs. Another scented idea is to make
Many people leave no room foam. Display in small vases or other con- mind can be key. It’s easy to tie things to- pine cone candles and use pine or cinnamon
untouched for the holidays, meaning color tainers and place in groupings to emulate an gether with some natural elements in your scents to make them smell just like the season.
schemes or trinkets may carry through from evergreen forest. desired palette. For example, white, gold Holiday decorating gets a hand from
top to bottom. Decking the halls this season Plan the outside and green may look beautiful. Put boxwood some creative ideas. Always follow
can be made even easier with some of these clippings and white amaryllis owers safety precautions, especially when
handy ideas. Exterior illumination and other exterior together. Pine cones, twigs and holly using candles, hanging lights and
Holiday timeline decorations share the holiday spirit with pieces also can add touches to man- plugging in multiple items to
others. It can be overwhelming trying to vi- tels,doorways and table centerpieces. electric sockets. With ingenuity
If you keep holiday photo cards each year, sualize it all without a plan in place. Take a Ornaments elsewhere and safety in mind, holiday deco-
put them in chronological order and hang photo of the house and map out where you rations can be extra special.
them from a piece of garland from the man- want lights and decorations to go. en with Who says ornaments only have to
tel or drape on a staircase banister. is can your “map” in hand, you can more readily go on a tree? Display antique or favorite is article is provided by Metro Creative Connection
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How remote workers can separate
work life from family life
W orking remotely from home or another location has be-
come the norm for many professionals. e ability to an o ce. Schedule breaks to get up and run errands, eat lunch away
set one’s own hours and avoid lengthy commutes can be from your desk, take a breather to soak up some sunlight, or engage in
quite a boon to productivity. Business owners also may nd they can a brief conversation with a friend.
reduce overhead costs by not keeping a static o ce location. Turn a blind eye to distractions
ose who work exclusively from home may nd it
Is the laundry piling up? Does the dog need a walk? What about
challenging to separate their work from family life and that grocery list? Home life distractions and needs can slowly creep
vice versa. While there is bound to be some overlap, into your work realm if you let them. If you’re meant to be putting in
the following strategies can help remote workers deftly hours, resist the urge to do household chores. Instead, wait for break
manage their responsibilities to their employers and times to handle such tasks. Remember, if you wouldn’t be doing it in
an o ce setting, you shouldn’t be doing it while working remotely.
Establish a clear-cut workspace Maintain a consistent schedule
Working at the dining room table or in the bed- Working from home a ords workers the chance to make a doctor’s
room may seem convenient, but these places are full appointment or pick up a sick child from school. But it’s easier to get
of distractions, whether workers realize that or not. into work mode and then disengage from work mode if you have a
Plus they may cause the mind to wander, as they’re relatively consistent schedule. A schedule also makes it easier for co-
usually associated with other tasks, like eating or workers and clients to know when they can get in touch with you and
lounging. Creating a speci c work-only area is a great when it’s family time.
way to stay on target and maintain focus.
Finding the balance between work and home life when your home
Build in break times is your place of employment can be tricky. But practice makes perfect.
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How to protect kids by securing furniture and TVs
P arents go to great lengths to pro- Secure the television items to the wall, and the CPSC notes
tect their children. Much of those that a lot of newly built furniture is
e orts may be directed at potential
e CPSC recommends that all televi- sold with anti-tip devices. ese
threats outside the home, but it’s equally sions be secured by mounting or anchoring devices should be installed im-
important that parents prioritize safety them to the wall. Properly mounted televi- mediately so children are safe
inside their homes as well. sions likely won’t come o the wall no mat- from the moment a new piece is
According to the Consumer Product Safe- ter how curious kids are,but no item should brought into the home.
ty Commission, a child in the United States be lower than 27 inches from the ground. Remove tempting objects
is injured in a television or furniture tip-over Parents who can’t or don’t want to mount
incident about every 43 minutes. Tip-over their televisions can purchase anchoring Curious kids may try to climb fur-
incidents are preventable, and the CPSC of- kits, which the CPSC notes cost as little as niture if they see toys, remote con-
fers the following tips to protect children. $5 and take as few as ve minutes to install. trols or other enticing items on top
Use sturdy furniture Parents hesitant to do the job themselves of televisions, dressers or book-
can have televisions mounted or anchored shelves. Keep such items low or
When choosing furniture to hold a by professional installers for a nominal fee. stored in low drawers to remove
television, be sure to read product descrip- Many electronics retailers o er installation the temptation to climb.
tions to ensure you’re only buying furni- services as well. Tip-over incidents are deadly
ture designed to hold a television. Items Secure top-heavy furniture but preventable. Parents who rec-
described as “television stands” or “media ognize this threat to their young-
centers” are designed to hold televisions, Top-heavy furniture also should be sters’ safety can ensure that their
but size and weight restrictions also must secured to prevent tip-overs. Anti-tip homes remain safe environments
be considered when buying such products. brackets are inexpensive and can be for curious kids.
TV stands and media centers are only safe used to secure dressers, bookshelves and
if they are designed to hold televisions other pieces that pose a threat to curious is article is provided by Metro Creative
that are the size of your TV. youngsters. Anchoring furniture secures Connection
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Top 5 trends for fall decor
A h Fall! e cooler temps, gor-
geous foliage, the invigorating published in e Journal of Consumer freshen up that old comfy chair with a venture away from earth tones, but still
smells and…. we are still stuck Research that suggests “people are more soft throw. Another quick x is to warm achieve that fall euphoria, add in tones
attentive to tactile stimuli when they’re up wood oors with a textured area rug. of green in the bedroom or home of-
most of the day and night in our homes. in a negative frame of mind, making Color Me Impressed ce for growth, harmony, nature, safety,
is season, more than ever, we need to them more likely to crave soft or pleas- peace, and healing. We’re also seeing
keep our spirits up. Some small changes ant textures than to pay attention to vi- Going back to that study, the au- pieces with pops of color y out of the
to your home can make a big di erence. sual stimuli, such as color and pattern.” thors concluded that while sad people store. For fall, try orange for accents for
Something as simple as incorporating It’s the adult version of a child being crave touch, “happy people like to creativity, happiness, enthusiasm and
fall colors or touches of the outdoors soothed by cuddling a teddy bear. look.” Which brings us to the impor- communication, yellow in the kitchen
can dramatically impact your mood. Make small but impactful changes tance of color. Colors evoke emotions. for cheerfulness, light-heartedness and
Here are home furnishing trends we’re by getting new pillow covers in soft Transform your home and boost your mental stimulation, and red in the din-
seeing for this very unusual fall. fabrics such as velvet, a chunky knit or mood with warm earth tones. By plac- ing room and bedroom for passion,
Can You Feel That? cashmere. “Velvet upholstered furniture ing brown into the mix, which experts power, stimulation, and high energy.
is such a fun trend for fall,” says Molly recommend for the living room, you’ll
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Common causes of house ﬁres
A ccording to the Consumer Prod-
ucts Safety Commission, roughly ances regularly inspected. Keep portable also can cause res to ignite.
25,000 home res causing more heaters away from anything that can burn,
than 300 deaths occur in the United States including curtains and furniture. Do not Candles
each year. Homeowners can keep them- leave portable heaters running while you
selves and their families safe by being are sleeping or out of the home. Candles can add ambience to
aware of the dangers around a home that a room and are commonly used in
can contribute to house res and the pre- Smoking decorations, but they also can be a
ventive measures that can reduce the risk
for such res. According to the National Smoking inside a home can lead to res. re hazard. Candles easily can be
Fire Protection Association, the following Some people forget to extinguish the smoke knocked over by children, pets and others.
are the most common factors that can lead or embers may fall, while butts may smoul- Do not leave candles lit and unattended.
to res around the house. der for hours before causing ames to form.
is article is provided by
Cooking accidents Washers and dryers Metro Creative Connection
It can take mere seconds for grease splat- Between 2010 and 2014, American re
ters or an overheated pan or pot to cause a departments responded to an estimated
15,970 home res involving clothes dryers
re. Stay in the kitchen at all times when or washing machines each year. Mechani-
cooking. cal or electrical failure or malfunction was
involved in the vast majority of home res
Heaters involving washing
Have furnaces and other heating appli- to clean dryers
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in nature. e sounds, smells and sights, ing room chairs. If you already have a comfy
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there will be less walks in the woods and also a great space to use soft task lighting. Get
more hunkering down. We can still enjoy a large cushioned ottoman to put your feet up.
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