Active Rain October 4, 2010

What Does $500,000 Buy in Westchester County?

What can you buy in different parts of Westchester County for half a million? Interesting question. I did a survey of closed transactions around the county in the past 30 days, and what I found speaks to the different characters of the many areas of our fair county. Bear in mind that these are closed transactions since September 3, not asking prices or deals from a bygone era. All information is taken from the Westchester -Putnam Multiple Listing Service. 

  • In Somers, home of my alma mater, John F Kennedy Catholic High School, $487,000 bought a 3 bedroom 2100 square foot raised ranch with a granite and stainless steel kitchen on almost an acre. 
  • In Mamaroneck, $520,000 bought a 19th century 1900 square foot 4 bedroom colonial on a third of an acre. 
  • In Pelham, $519,500 bought a 1920 era 1500 square foot 4 bedroom dutch colonial on just under a fifth of an acre.
  • In Briarcliff Manor, where I live, $520,000 bought a 1905 colonial on 3 acres with 3 bedroom,s 2 baths, and a 2 car garage.  
  • In Ossining, my home town, $495,000 bought a 2700 square foot 3 bedroom 3 bath colonial with a stainless steel kitchen and finished basement on just under a quarter acre. 
  • In Pleasantville, $487,000 bought a 2 bedroom, 2,5 bath 2400 square foot townhome. 
  • In Larchmont, $505,000 bought a 1939 3 bedroom 2 bath split with a garage and fireplace. 
  • In Croton on Hudson, a beautiful river village, $503,000 bought a 1930’s art deco home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2600 square feet on 1 acres.
  • In Yonkers, Westchester’s largest city, $500,000 bought a 3 bedroom 1800 square foot colonial with an updated kitchen.
  • In White Plains, the county seat,  $485,000 bought a 2005-built 2 bedroom 2 bath 1600 square foot garden style condo. 
Pretty neat stuff. If you’d like to see what your price point buys, get yourself a free Listingbook account and check out the MLS data just like an agent.