Peekskill, NY Real Estate News

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
JUST A REMINDER: Festa Italiana Peekskill Where: Paramount Center for The Arts Box Office, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, NY 10566 (Continues East to Broad Street) Date: Daily Next on: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Festa Italiana 2011 Celebrates the Feast Of The Assumption. Kick off event at the Paramount Center on Thursday August 11 at 8 PM featuring Michael Amante and Goumba Johnny. This is Peekskill's premier event benefiting the Assumption School and various other charities. Beginning Friday August 12 -14 experience A traditional Italian Street Feast in historic downtown Peekskill. This 3 day event features 22 hours of free outdoor stage entertainment, food, food, food, games, rides, kid friendly and cultural exhibits. See http://www.peekskillfestival.com/ Compete in the TOMATO SAUCE WAR. F...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market data for the second quarter of 2011 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Empire Access (formerly Westchester-Putnam) Multiple Listing Service. In the 2nd quarter of 2011 there were 14 closings at a median price of $239,500.  In the 2nd quarter of 2010, Peekskill had 16 closings at a median of $267,500.  Prices continue to slide in Peekskill, and transaction totals are also down some. It is a good time to be a buyer, and investors know this- there are 11 homes under contract at a median asking price of only $160,000. The less expensive inventory is all that's moving.    There are  73 active listings with a $290,000 median list price. That is over 18 months of available inventory at incredible prices compared to the bulk of West...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Peekskill NY? Whether it’s a kitchen floor, bathroom floors and walls, an entry way or mudroom, or even a Kitchen tile backsplash,we can help you at Floor Coverings International. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right type of tile for your floors, walls and backsplashes. What’s the right type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, tumbled natural stone, marble or granite? What’s the best style and color? What types are easiest to clean. Many customers seemed to get overwhelmed when they visit a tile store. Well here’s where we can help. Floor Coverings International makes it simple by “bringing the store to your door.” That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and color coordinate with your cab...
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By Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Starting later this month, the Trinity Cruise Company will be offering three cruises each day aboard its Evening Star every Thursday through Sunday.  The cruise departs from Pier E at the Charles Point Marina (5 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill, NY).  Throughout July and August, there will be a Wednesday cruise departing from Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill as well. The Evening Star was originally commissioned as a US Coast Guard Buoy Tender to aid larger vessels in navigation, search and rescue missions, environmental protection, law enforcement and other marine duties.  In 1999, it was converted into a tour boat, where it provided sightseers an up close look at life along the Erie Canal.  This is the first year it will be calling Peekskill home. The 46 foot long vessel can hold up to 40 ...
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By Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
For 15 years now, Westchester County's Peekskillhas been holding its annual Peekskill Celebration to bring the community together, have some fun, encourage local businesses and raise awareness of causes close to our hearts.  This year, the Peekskill Celebration 2011 will be held August 5th and 6th and has been expanded from its original Riverfront Green Park to include Peekskill Landing, located on the park's north side.  That will allow for even more fun. Included in the festivities will be food, an arts and crafts show, parade of boats from the Peekskill Yacht Club, a Run/Walk, underground railroad tours, youth basketball clinic, classic car and motorcycle show, kids craft tent, live entertainment on the main stage and fireworks.  More than 100 local vendors, artisans and community gr...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Peekskill NY? We know it can be challenging to figure out which flooring is right for your space and whether a laminate floor is right for you. Which wood species and color will look best? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the laminate floors? What is a floating floor? Well here's where we can help. We make finding laminate flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll explain what a floating floor is and, we'll help you figure out whether laminate flooring makes sense for you and your budget. If you want, we can even show you hardwoo...
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  Chapel Hill, a 110 a community of townhomes and loft spaces in Peekskill, NY, 10566, are affordable and suggests the good life. So good, it is like living in a resort, and there is something for everyone. The Lifestyle center, a 16,000-square-foot building erected in 1920, which is a state-of-the-art recreation center. It features Nautilus and Cybex exercise machines, a half basketball court, full bar, party rooms, co-ed sauna, and a marble altar with a 25-foot-high sacristy canopy which you cannot deny is spectacular, no matter if you are religious or not. Living here is all about lifestyle, it's about living a good life; pool, tennis, exercise classes, cooking classes, movie nights, concerts and an unbelievable staff who are as enthusiastic,  as they are helpful. All of this is incl...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Peekskill NY? Whether you're looking for carpeting for your bedroom, living room, family room or basement or even the whole house, we know it can be challenging to find the right carpet. How do you know which type of carpet is best for each setting? Which is right for your home and your budget? Which types are better for steps and high traffic areas? Which colors work best? Which ones last longer and which hide or repel dirt the best? Who should you have install your carpet? There's really a lot to consider and sometimes it gets overwhelming and more confusing when you go to a store. Well here's where we can help. We make finding carpeting simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - th...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
About three weeks ago I wrote a rather forgettable blog post about what $335,000 will buy you in Peekskill, New York. I really like to post these sorts of pieces because they are informative and sneakily self promotional (and I kind of lack any shame about promoting myself), but I have to admit that they aren't exactly cutting edge commentary.  Not long after the post went live I got a call from a reporter working on a story on Westchester real estate, and I put her in touch with my clients to help with the story. The report was published in today's New York Post, and my clients were front and center with two photos and a healthy-sized quote.  I love that. This has to be the 6th or 7th time I've gotten a client into the media, and I have to say that it I something I relish. Not everyone...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
What can you buy in Peekskill for $335,000? It will buy you a pretty arts and crafts colonial with a rocking chair porch, 2 car garage, updated kitchen, and beautiful woodwork like the one our clients just closed on last week. This home has 4 bedrooms, a formal dining room, a woodburning fireplace, lovely landscaping, stained glass windows, a patio, walkup attic, and a dry, full basement. The location is also fantastic, just a 3 minute drive to the Peekskill train station.  I love homes from the 1920's especially when the restoration job allows the original character to remain intact.          We wish our clients many happy healthy years in their new home! 
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring for your home in Peekskill, NY? Or, if you already have hardwood flooring, we can stain and refinish it for you. We know it can be challenging to find the right hardwood. How do you know which type of hardwood is right for you and your home? Which wood species and color will look best and last longest? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the hardwood floors? Well here's where we can help. We make finding hardwood flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll help you find hardwoods that stand up well to pets or work well in kitchens. Just let us know wh...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market data for September of 2010 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Empire access (formerly Westchester-Putnam) MLS.   To say that I am bullish on Peekskill is an understatement.  First, the bad news: after an abysmal September report, I skipped October. I shouldn't have, because there were zero sales in November and I had to combine it with October to have anything to report on. 2 sales with a median sales price of $233,500 is way down from the 13 deals at $305,000 the same period in 2009.  Now, the good news. There are FIFTEEN homes under contract in Peekskill now, and I have one of them. It is simply too nice a place for people not to take advantage of the affordability. I said this in September: when the buyers wake up to what...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
  This is the market data for September of 2010 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Westchester-Putnam MLS.   There was nowhere to go but up after a very poor August, and we may be looking at a "new normal" for this charming little city on the Hudson. The median price is up from last month but down over $160,000 from September of 2009. Transactions totals are higher, which is a good thing, but the volume of available properties- 81- means there is almost 2 years worth of inventory available, which will suppress prices.  With 8 pending sales last month, and 4 pending sales this month after the 4 September closings, nothing new has gone into contract in the last month. When your median sales price is less than $200,000 and the median asking price ...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
I have blogged about the Peekskill Dog Park before. It just happens to be the creation of clients of mine. The story is that they got the city to dedicate underused parkland to an attraction that gets dozens of users a week.  In 12 days, the park will have its 2nd annual fundraiser, the Peekskill Dog Splash. It will actually take place at the lake at Depew Park, and all dogs will have a chance to splash around and swim and have a good time. There will be a complimentary dog wash station, so your wet dog will go home smelling fresh and clean, which, frankly, you know you could use about now. Admit it. If your dog is a little breed, there will be kiddie pools. There will also be music, giveaways, and you'll meet plenty of other dog aficionados and dog-o-philes who walk on their hind legs....
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market data for August of 2010 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Westchester-Putnam MLS. OK- here goes:   Prices are way down. Only 1 home sold, so all statistics are at the mercy of a number too small to be considered a representative sample. Median price last month was $65,000 and August of last year was $289,500. There are 77 homes actively for sale- the balance is out of whack, with only 7 homes under contract at a median price of $247,500. So sales are way down and pending sales are low. Here's the deal: Peekskill is a nice place- low taxes, affordable homes, a vibrant downtown, and proximity to Manhattan, points upstate, and all the amenities of Westchester County. You could buy a pretty nice joint here for not much money. T...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
Peekskill is one of the older River towns in Westchester County. I have blogged about Peekskill before, and I have done quite a bit of business there. It is by far the northernmost city in Westchester county, and in addition to being affordable, the quality of life there seems to improve by the week. This is the market data for July of 2010 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Westchester-Putnam MLS.   Prices are way down. Median price last month was $305,000 and July of last year was $310,000, but this July it was $184,500. There were only 4 transaction with 75 homes actively for sale. Now is a god time to buy real estate in Peekskill. Get yourself a free Listingbook account and check out homes for sale in Peekskill. It is absolutely a buyer's ...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market activity for Peekskill in June of 2010. All information is sourced from the Westchester-Putnam MLS. I have blogged about Peekskill extensively before.  Unlike the May of 2009 and 2010 comparison, prices and transaction totals are up, from a median price in June of 2009 of $237,500 to a more robust $304,750 in June 2010. There were 8 transaction in June this year, up from only 6 last June, and 9 homes are currently under contract. 64 homes are actively for sale.     64 active listings is about 8-10 months worth of inventory, not an outrageous amount but certainly plenty to choose from. Prices, while up, are at their lowest here since 2003. If you like the river towns and fancy pre war architecture, you'll like Peekskill. Now is a god time to buy real estate in Peekskil...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
Peekskill is one of the older River towns in Westchester County. I have blogged about Peekskill before, and I have done quite a bit of business there. It is by far the northernmost city in Westchester county, and in addition to being affordable, the quality of life there seems to improve by the week. This is the market data for May of 2010 for single family homes in Peekskill, and all information is sourced from the Westchester-Putnam MLS. Prices are down quite a bit here, from a median price in May of 2009 of $440,500 to a mere $255,000. There were only 2 transaction in each month, which might not be considered a representative sample, but there are also 16 homes under contract and their median asking price is $297,000. 63 homes are actively for sale. The last year that the median pric...
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By suzanne welch
(Coldwell Banker)
This weekend I spent an afternoon in Peekskill and took advantage of a tour offered by Peekskill Arts Council to visit many of the art studios in downtown Peekskill. It was the 13th Annual Open Studio tour for the benefit of local residents, art lovers, artists and simply the curious! An annual event that gives give us all an opportunity to see many artists and the diverse work that is being created in our backyard. Together the Peekskill Art Council and the City of Peekskill have created this tour for the public to provide access to the art studios and studio/living spaces; to visit this many studios in one day you would need to make appointments for each studio but, for this weekend only, many artists were available and opened their doors to the public. I was told by our lovely tour g...
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By Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
PEEKSKILL ARTISTS, RESTAURANTS, AND FAITH COMMUNITY COORDINATE CITY-WIDE EFFORT FOR HAITI RELIEF ‘To Haiti With Hope' Benefit to be Held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church; Concert Features Who's Who of Peekskill Arts Scene -   5 City Restaurants Pledge Percentage of Evening Sales to Relief Effort - A diverse group of Peekskill residents are  leveraging  the city's reputation as the cultural and dining hub of the region to provide much needed relief to the people of Haiti - devastated by one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the western hemisphere. To Haiti with Hope is a collaborative effort of local artists, community leaders, restaurants, and the city's faith community to provide both support and funding for relief efforts. This city-wide fundraising initiative will take place ...
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