Westchester-Putnam Association of Realtors
According to data from the U.S. Census, 63 percent of residents owned their home last year, and that number has pretty much been the same since 2000.
When it comes to the real estate market in Westchester and Putnam counties from January 1 to June 30, there were about 16 percent fewer closings than in the first half of 2010.
At Prudential Connecticut in Greenwich, realtor Mark Pruner says sales activity, noticeable at the lower end of prices, has moved up the scale to properties priced at around $3 million.
Just when realtors thought things were getting better, comes news that the federal government plans to stop backing high-end mortgages, some as large as $730,000.
New construction is not really something you see in Westchester County.
Police in Yonkers say scammers used Craigslist to advertise rental properties to prospective tenants, setting up appointments and meeting their victims at the locations.