I have blogged about Croton on Hudson previously. Croton is a beautiful river village just about an hour north of Manhattan by train, and is a popular commuting point. I spent much of my youth there, as my older brother and his family have resided there since about 1980.
Of the 42 single homes sales this year, the price breakdown is below. My data source is the Westchester-Putnam MLS.
There are no surprises here. If you want a decent place for under half a million, Croton is a fantastic choice. It has upscale homes also, but overall sales are down for 2009. The market started slow in the village, and thus far this year only 42 homes have sold. In 2008, by comparison, 68 homes sold during the same time period. At the peak in 2005 the number was 85, so sales by transaction total are down 50% from the peak.
There are 52 homes on the market as I write this, so we have over a year's worth of inventory available. Given the fact that available inventory is at it's lowest ebb in December, that could swell up to well over 70 after the holidays. One good piece of news is that the median home value of $455,650 is down only about 10% from the 2005 peak of $510,000. That speaks well of the village, but speaking well of Croton comes easy to me.