Looking for a House on the Water? Good Luck!
Homes along Seneca River in Onondaga County. Photo by Ken Sturtz.

Looking for a House on the Water? Good Luck!

Get ready for a long search. Like the larger market, the pandemic has created strong demand waterfront real estate and a limited supply By Ken Sturtz Homes along Lake Ontario in the Mexico area. Real estate agents say finding a lakefront property has been hard. Buyers from downstate and out of state — Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut in particular — have increasingly invested their money in second homes on the water in Central New York. Photo by Ken Sturtz. As a veteran realtor, Andrea Wisgo was well aware that houses located on the water are often in high demand. But in February she received a reminder of just how intense that demand is when an offer fell through on a piece of waterfront property she had listed. Despite the setback Wisgo, who owns Salmon River Realty, in Pulaski, wasn’t worried. “It was literally back under contract in less than 24 hours,” she said. Over the past year the Central New York housing market, like most of the country, has been one of the hottest in recent memory. Although the pandemic brought most real estate activity to a halt for a brief period last spring, buyers began flooding realtors with

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