Real Estate Update in Western Nassau County, NY Mid June 2017

June 13, 2017

                                   

Peter Owen

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores

55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.

(516)317-.2860

Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com. Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com
Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of  Nassau County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          June, Mid June 2017

Hi Everyone,

The Summer real estate season is here, and so is the heat though a bit early. The number of new houses hitting the market has slowed as usual. However we are now well into Panic Time when Buyers are worried about getting their kids into a new school system by late August. There are a good number of houses out there but many are overpriced from the Spring Rush and the price changes downward are starting to occur. These buyers however have seen everything in their price range and if they have not found their new home, they are thinking of renting for a year. Problem is there are hardly any rentals out there. This puts the buyers in a real quandry about what they should do and they are now very worried, which produces the Panic Time. I have been through this myself and it is not fun. So if you are thinking of selling, now is a fantastic time to bring your house on the market. The Panic Time will last for roughly 3 more weeks after which the buyers stop looking to purchase, concentrate on rentals and may end up in another village for a period of time. As always, I am here to help if you need me. Enjoy the coming beach time.

Peter Owen

Note:I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to you because, in my business, the most profound assets I possess are your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all; I am always here to help.

Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the kind of service I provide to my clients, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Articles

1)  The Understated Master Bathroom   http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2015/10/understated-master-bathroom
2) Transform a Yard Into an Outdoor Sanctuary  http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2013/10/transform-yard-outdoor-sanctuary       3) 5 Crucial Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Sellers Before Moving In  http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/questions-home-buyers-should-ask-sellers/?iid=rdc_news_hp_carousel_theLatest
Local Stats:

Garden City

Malverne

Garden City South

New Hyde Park

Floral Park

Franklin Square

Lynbrook

Stewart Manor

West Hempstead

East Meadow

Rockville Centre

Great Neck

Manhasset Hills

Roslyn Heights

Garden City Park

Carle Place

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no obligation, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!
Peter Owen. Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.  55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.Garden City, NY 11530. Office: (516)444-3939. Cell: (516)317-2860. Fax: (516)444-3940. Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com. Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/
Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering  Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of Nassau County  displaying a high degree of integrity,

Western Nassau County Real Estate Update Mid May 2017

May 15, 2017

                        

Peter Owen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.
(516)317-.2860
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com.
Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com

Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, and all of Nassau County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mid May, 2017

Hi Everyone,
Almost thru the Spring Selling Season and it has been quite interesting. We are still not back to the normal inventory levels, but we have gotten a good number of houses come on the market. The well-priced homes sold within 1 week. Problem is Sellers know that this is a Sellers Market and many of the houses came on with Asking Prices 10% Over what would be expected even in a sellers market. Essentially, the Sellers or their agents were rather Over Optimistic. Sure, the homes got plenty of lookers, but the Buyers are not stupid and now these houses have been on the market for a month with no offers. So now the price reductions start. Problem is once buyers look and reject, they do not come back as I have said in the past. So these nice homes are sitting and waiting. 
We have about 20-30 days before Panic Period starts, which is the Buyers needing to get into a house by end of August so their kids start in a new school system. Should be interesting to watch the interaction between the now dismayed sellers and panicked buyers.
Summer is Coming!

Peter Owen

Note:I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to you because, in my business, the most profound assets I possess are your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all; I am always here to help.

Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the kind of service I provide to my clients, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Articles

1)How to Make a Big Statement with a Small Yard 
http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/05/how-make-big-statement-small-yard

2)How To Stage for a Cozy, Minimalist Look 
http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/04/staging-for-cozy-minimalist-look

3)Split Level Homes- Outdated or Underrated?
http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/architecture-coach/article/2008/09/split-level-homes-outdated-or-underrated

Local Stats:
Garden City 

Malverne

Garden City South

New Hyde Park

Floral Park

Franklin Square

Lynbrook

Stewart Manor

West Hempstead

East Meadow

Rockville Centre

Great Neck

Manhasset Hills

Carle Place

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no obligation, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen.

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

BetterHomes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.

55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.

Garden City, NY 11530.

Office: (516)444-3939.

Cell: (516)317-2860.

Fax: (516)444-3940.

Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.

Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/

Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering  Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of Nassau County  displaying a high de

Real Estate Update for Western Nassau County April Mid Month 2017

April 17, 2017

                                             

Peter Owen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.
(516) 317-.2860
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com.
Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com
Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, and all of Nassau County                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April Mid Month, 2017

Hi Everyone, Sellering market is still slow and many buyers are really getting down. I show buyers 4 houses in their price range, location and style they want, but they want to see more. There are no more currently. So the logical event happens – prices rise. The past 8 months in Nassau County as seen price increases of roughly 8% in Western Nassau. People are really getting ”sticker shock”. However, I believe the market must open up at some point. People still need to move for various reasons. If you are a Seller, this market is for you. If you are waiting for prices to go up further, home prices can only go so far before they start outsripping rental prices and and the equilibrium points. If you are coming on the market, you need an agent you can trust and let him/her do the job. You won’t be sorry.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your home, as always I am here to help. Call or write.

Peter Owen

Note:I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to you because, in my business, the most profound assets I possess are your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all; I am always here to help.

Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the kind of service I provide to my clients, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.Articles

1) Staging for a Cozy, Minimalist Look http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/04/staging-for-cozy-minimalist-look

2)March/April 2017 Market Pulse http://realtormag.realtor.org/news-and-commentary/market-pulse/article/2017/03/marchapril-2017-market-pulse

3)These Doors Can Modernize Your Listing’s Look http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/01/these-doors-can-modernize-your-listing-s-look

Local Stats: Garden City  Malverne  Garden City South  New Hyde Park  Floral Park  Franklin Square  Lynbrook  Stewart Manor  West Hempstead  East Meadow  Rockville Centre  Great Neck  Manhasset Hills  Carle Place

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no obligation, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen.

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.

55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100. Garden City, NY 11530.

Office: (516)444-3939.

Cell: (516)317-2860.

Fax: (516)444-3940.

Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.

Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/

Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering  Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of Nassau County  displaying a high degree of integrity,

Current Home Buying and Selling in Western Nassau County April 2017

March 24, 2017

                                             

Peter Owen

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores

55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.

(516) 317-.2860 Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com. Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com

 

Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, and all of Nassau County

April, 2017

Hi Everyone, Listings have picked up a bit but still well short of Normal. High end houses ie over $1.5 million continue to be very slow and homes are not getting many offers. Below $1.5 million, good homes - fairly priced are getting Accepted Offers within 1 week, some times within 24 hours. The buyers are still waiting out there, know value, and are jumping as soon as a house comes on the market. We are now smack in the middle of the Spring Rush and hopefully more houses will enter the market in the next 2 weeks. If not, a lot of buyers may be looking for house rentals just so they can move into their new village and get their kids enrolled in the new school system prior to September. It is really gut wrenching right now for Buyers as the prices keep rising as they watch. Good luck. Eventually, this cold weather will subside and allow us to enjoy Spring.

Peter Owen

Note:I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to you because, in my business, the most profound assets I possess are your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all; I am always here to help.

Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the kind of service I provide to my clients, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Articles

1) Building Code, Permit Issues That Derail Deals http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/03/building-code-permit-issues-derail-deals

2)These Doors Can Modernize Your Listing’s Look http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2017/01/these-doors-can-modernize-your-listing-s-look

3)How Screened Porches Bring the Outdoors In http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/architecture-coach/article/2016/06/how-screened-porches-bring-outdoors-in

Local Stats:

Garden City

Malverne      New Hyde Park

Floral  Park  East Meadow

Stewart Manor

Rockville Centre

Great Neck

Manhasset Hills

Carle Place

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no obligation, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen. Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.  55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100. Garden City, NY 11530. Office: (516)444-3939. Cell: (516)317-2860. Fax: (516)444-3940. Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com. Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/

Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering  Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of Nassau County  displaying a high degree of integrity,

Nassau County Real Estate News Mid March 2017

March 16, 2017

                                                          
Peter Owen Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.(516) 317-.2860 Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com. Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com
Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All ofNassau  County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mid-March, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The number of new listings is starting to pick up now that the Spring Rush has started. In the past 30 days, 9 new house listings in Garden City, 19 in Floral Park, 22 in New Hyde Park, and similar stats in other villages. It is too early to tell how many of these have already sold, since a house has to be Under Contract for it to be taken off the market in the MLS system. Now the fun starts watching the buyers  bid for these houses and sellers wondering how high they can pull the buyers up. The homes appear to still be selling at, near or over Asking Price. However, in this type market, a lot of sellers really start getting Greedy and raising their Asking prices into the statosphere. These sellers usually learn the hard way that you cannot buck the market price levels – and find their homes without offers even after 2 months.
Peter Owen

Note:I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to you because, in my business, the most profound assets I possess are your respect and trust. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all; I am always here to help.

Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the kind of service I provide to my clients, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.
Articles

1) 2017 Property Taxes by State – Low to High           https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-highest-and-lowest-property-taxes/11585/

2) How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Silent Killer in Your Home          http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/how-to-prevent-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/

3) Realtors Reveal the Renovations That Really Pay Off at Sale Time         http://www.realtor.com/news/real-estate-news/new-report-reveals-the-real-reasons-to-renovate/
 

Local Stats: Garden City Malverne Garden City South New Hyde Park Floral Park Franklin Square Lynbrook Stewart Manor West Hempstead East Meadow Rockville Centre Great Neck Manhasset Hills Roslyn Heights

 
If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no obligation, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen. Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.  55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100. Garden City, NY 11530. Office: (516)444-3939. Cell: (516)317-2860. Fax: (516)444-3940. Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com. Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/

Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering  Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights, All of Nassau County  displaying a high degree of integrity,

Real Estate News for Garden City, Malverne, Garden City South, Rockville Centre, Franklin Square January Mid Month 2017

January 12, 2017

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Peter Owen,
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530 .
(516)317-2860.
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com. Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mid -January, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I hope you getting back to normal routine after the Holidays. Here in Real Estate, I never have a normal routine and I get calls from 8am thru about 10pm, 7 days a week. The housing inventory in all Villages in the area is still low and I would expect it to be that way well into February. More houses should start coming on the market in the next few weeks. As I have said over the past 3 years, the Spring Rush NO longer starts in April. Sellers want to be the first one on the market for the Rush so for several years now the Rush has begun in late February and continues thru late April. This year should be no different. The buyers are out there waiting, very well educated and willing to pay near Asking for a good house. So if you expect to be selling during the Spring Rush, please get your home in shape and spruced up NOW. As always, I am here to help should you have any questions or wish to list your home. Hopefully, we do not get inundated with snow this year.
Peter OwenArticles
1) November/December 2016 Market Pulse  http://realtormag.realtor.org/news-and-commentary/market-pulse/article/2016/11/novemberdecember-2016-market-pulse
2)Home Renovation for the Golden Years http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/realestate/home-renovation-for-the-elderly.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Frealestate&action=click&contentCollection=realestate®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
3)  Design experts say these will be the biggest trends in American homes in 2017 http://www.businessinsider.com/home-decor-trends-for-2017-2016-12/#-1
Local Stats: Garden City  Malverne  Garden City South New Hyde Park Floral Park Franklin Square Lynbrook Stewart Manor  West Hempstead Rockville Centre East Rockaway If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no commitment, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!
Peter Owen.Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores. 55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.Garden City, NY 11530.Office: (516)444-3939.Cell: (516)317-2860.Fax: (516)444-3940.Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering Garden City, Stewart Manor, Floral Park, Malverne, Lynbrook, Roslyn Estates, and Roslyn Heights displaying a high degree of integrity, service 24/7, professional attitude and actions.
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Buy or Sell First?

January 3, 2017

Buy or Sell First?Header Image

What kind of home are you looking to buy? New construction or previously owned? There are advantages to each approach.The classic dilemma for many homeowners is whether to buy or sell first. There is no “right” answer. It depends on your specific circumstances as well as current market conditions.”It depends on your specific circumstances as well as current market conditions.”Most homeowners believe that it’s more prudent and less stressful if you sell your existing home before you buy a new one. You can often get top dollar for your home if you are not under pressure to sell. And you’re in a better position to negotiate when buying a home. If you have to make an offer contingent on the sale of your home, you often lose negotiating leverage.The risk of selling first is that you’ll be under pressure to buy a new home before closing. In a competitive real estate market, the period between going under contract and closing may not be a realistic timeframe for you to find your dream home.If you currently own a home, we should talk as soon as possible on what will be best for you in today’s market place.

I am proud to be a full time, hard-working, experienced agent with Better Homes and Gardens Atlantic Shores Realty covering Garden City, Malverne, Stewart Manor, Lynbrook, West Hempstead, Herricks, New Hyde Park, Mineola and most of Nassau County.

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Peter OwenLicensed Sales Associate Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores 55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100 Garden City, NY 11530 Office: (516)444-3939 Cell: (516)317-2860 Fax: (516)444-3940 Email:  peter.owen@bhgliving.com Website:  Peter Owen Website

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Current Real Estate in Malverne, Garden City, Garden City South, West Hempstead and others January 2017

December 28, 2016

        
Peter Owen, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.
(516)317-2860.
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com.
Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com
January, 2017
Hi Everyone,
I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday Season. I keep wondering where the heck 2016 went – this year just flew by.
I normally do not project much on where home prices are going, but this year I get the distinct feeling that 2017 is going to be a banner year for real estate. I have no stats to point to, just experience and gut feel. I hope I am right.
Meanwhile, the last several weeks have seen a lot of buying activity. As I mentioned in my last several newsletters, house Inventory is quite low and going lower in ALL the Villages I cover. While the number of people selling appears to be rather normal, there are simply more Buyers coming out – first timers, those trading UP, Investors, etc. I don’t know where they are coming from or where they are getting the money to pay some of these prices. I suspect these Buyers have been holding back for their “perfect house” and now that interest rates are starting to rise, the buyers may not want to wait anymore and pay higher mortgages rates.  If this keep up, the next several months are going to be wild. We’ll see.
Have a fun, happy, healthy and safe New Year.
Peter Owen

Articles
1) 2017 Home Design Trends – http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2016/12/2017-home-design-trends
2) 10 Anti-Burglary Tips -
http://realtormag.realtor.org/well-being/safety/article/2016/12/10-anti-burglary-tips-for-your-sellers
3)  2017 Real Estate Forecast -  http://research.realtor.com/2017-national-housing-forecast/

Local Stats:
Garden City

Malverne
 Garden City South

New Hyde Park
 Floral Park
 Lynbrook
 Stewart Manor
 West Hempstead

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no commitment, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
.Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.
Garden City, NY 11530.
Office: (516)444-3939.
Cell: (516)317-2860.Fax: (516)444-3940
.Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.
Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/

Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering Garden City, Stewart Manor, Floral Park, Malverne, Lynbrook, Roslyn Estates, and Roslyn Heights displaying a high degree of integrity, service 24/7, professional attitude and actions.

Central Nassau Real Estate December 2016 Garden City, Malverne, Stewart Manor, Mineola, West Hempstead, Garden City South

December 10, 2016

        
Peter Owen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.
(516) 317-2860.
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com.
Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealest
ate.com

                                                         December Mid Month, 2016.
Hi Everyone,
Listings and Buyers are always slow over the holidays – Right?? Well here are the new listings over the past 30 days:

Garden City          12
Floral Park            21
Malverne                 6
W. Hempstead      12
Franklin Square    11

As I said last in my last newsletter, most people think they must sell in the Spring and most sellers DO list their homes in the Spring. Result – a lot of competition among sellers for the same number of buyers. Tough to get a premium price with that scenario.
The people who are listing now have much less competition, their houses look great with the christmas lights and decorations, and the buyers have to bid up the prices since there are fewer houses to choose from. I have even seen a couple of bidding wars on homes in the past 2 weeks.
Again, the question of Why would people be buying during the holidays?? Answer – Job Transfers, buyers may not celebrate these holidays and thus have a lot of free time, buyers need more room ie another baby on the way, etc . There are hundreds of reasons buyers come out looking throughout the year. We just do not think of these reasons since we are conditioned to think “only sell during the Spring”. Actually, there are NO bad times to list your home. Price will depend on Location, Amenities in the home, Character of the home and Condition of the home.
As always, if you would like to talk, just give me a call or email. I’m always here.

I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. Stay Safe!

Peter Owen

Articles
1) Easy Property Upgrades to Conserve Water  http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/12/09/easy-property-upgrades-conserve-water

2)  Shunning Prefab Preconceptions  http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2016/11/shunning-prefab-preconceptions

3)  Mortgage Rates Climb to 2016 High http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/12/09/mortgage-rates-climb-2016-high

Local Stats:
Garden City

Malverne 

Floral Park 

Stewart Manor

Mineola 

West Hempstead 

Garden City South

If you would like a free Personal Comparative Market Report for your home ie what range would your home be priced at currently, please just email me – no commitment, no pressure, no hassle – HONESTLY!

Peter Owen.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
.Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.
Garden City, NY 11530.
Office: (516)444-3939.
Cell: (516)317-2860.
Fax: (516)444-3940.
Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.
Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering Garden City, Stewart Manor, Floral Park, Malverne, Lynbrook, Roslyn Estates, and Roslyn Heights displaying a high degree of integrity, service 24/7, professional attitude and actions.

Real Estate in Garden City, West Hempstead, Floral Park, Malverne, Garden City South, Stewart Manor, Mineola December 2016

November 25, 2016

                                                                          
Peter Owen
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Ave, Garden City, NY 11530.
(516)317-2860.
Email:Peter.Owen@BHGliving.com.
Website:https://www.BHGREhomes.com/agent/peter.owen@bhgrealestate.com
December, 2016.

Hi Everyone,
The Fall Market has been a good active market. Amazing thing is that the supply of houses has dropped dramatically. The buyers are still swarming but not many sellers have come on the market. Garden City is down to 63 houses on the market as of Thanksgiving when a normal number is roughly 110. Malverne has 28 houses, West Hempstead has 53, and Mineola has 27. While supply normally drops during the holidays, it usually does not drop this far. This tells me many of the homes coming coming on the market have been Baby Boomer Sellers moving elsewhere, in no need to sell, and do not want to disrupt their holidays. It also tells me there will be a ton of new listings come late January.
Lastly, the low supply means it it a fabulous time to list your home if you are able to cope with buyers walking thru your house this time of year. The prices should definitely rise until early January and then fall back as new listings hit the market. Also, houses show quite well with all the Christmas Decorations.
Enjoy your holday season.
Peter Owen

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Peter Owen.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores.
55 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100.
Garden City, NY 11530.
Office: (516)444-3939.Cell: (516)317-2860.
Fax: (516)444-3940.
Email: peter.owen@bhgliving.com.
Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/
Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering Garden City, Stewart Manor, Floral Park, Malverne, Lynbrook, Roslyn Estates, and Roslyn Heights displaying a high degree of integrity, service 24/7, professional attitude and actions.

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