Dear Friends,

Season’s Greetings from snow-covered Lake Placid! 

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than the Adirondacks, and I hope many, if not most, of you will spend part of the holidays here with friends and family.
As you know, area home sales were swift in 2021. Not only were there fewer homes for sale, but also home values increased. Yes, selling prices climbed due to higher demand, yet I also believe that the pandemic spurred an overdue correction. Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Keene, Keene Valley, and Jay are idyllic places to live and spend precious vacations. Given that 45% of our area is forest preserve, both limited inventory and steadily increasing values are, and always will be, the reality.
If you, family members, or friends seek to buy a home in 2022, I urge you to prepare. Listings no longer linger.  Keep a close eye on Zillow, have a pre-approval at the ready, and know that if you are ready to move quickly, there are many property options. The Merrill L. Thomas team, including Whit Bissell, Kelly Locke, and Kelsey Stanton, present the listings below.
If you or someone you know is considering selling a property, my advice is straightforward. Choose a seasoned Realtor with deep experience representing sellers. This is a complex market, and superior marketing and skillful representation are crucial.
As always, I am available seven days a week to discuss your real estate needs and offer any advice.
Happy Holidays!