Digital Spring Cleaning

We just did some digital Spring Cleaning and man did it feel good! While weeding through all the accounts we follow we came across our favorites and the mostly all local accounts we rely upon. {Oh and by the way they probably have no idea we even follow them ;)}

It’s quite possible that you already follow these relatable women but just in case here is a roundup of who is staying put on our social media roster. These are some accounts to follow especially if you are thinking about moving to the suburbs!

 

Lucy’s Garden Life– Lucy has such inspiring photographs and is very encouraging about trying your green thumbIMG_4789

Nina Draddy Design – One word to describe Nina is Chic, she has the ability to turn any space into your version of chic and instantly makes your space feel updated, clean , sophisticated and usable.IMG_4790

Emily Meszkat Design – Emily has THE best wallpaper and love that she shares her progress pics with us. We have heard her name a lot over the past year and absolutely love her aestheticIMG_4791

In My Closet Blog – Love Chrissy’s sense of style and how she so naturally mixes higher end pieces with affordable staplesIMG_4792

Manor and WoodsThey have good ideas of how to stage or rearrange your home, super helpful if you are considering selling your home anytime soonIMG_4793

Stephanie Trotta – this neutral blogger gives a sense of calm and is true to her own sense of style. Stephanie makes everything look so effortlessIMG_4794

Outdoors ContainedThey create one of a kind planters, indoor arrangements and succulents. What a great way to say thank you or just enhance your curb appeal with one of their extraordinary containersIMG_4799

Stephanie Asher –Its amazing what fresh flowers can do, Stephanie freshens up every corner of your house with her seasonal blooms and arrangements, something to consider if you are having a party or listing your home for saleimg_4787.png

Big Time Adulting – Funny as heck local mom Caitlin shows you how to keep parenting light and humorous too say the leastIMG_4795

Rere Corcoran Jewelry– Rere’s one of a kind jewelry is sure to make a statement. You’ll enjoy her inspiring creativity and the release of her new creations.IMG_4796

 

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Spring Fever

I know I know we still have plenty of winter days BUT Spring is coming and it will be here before you know it (Thank God) ! Just look at that green grass!

getmedia.ashx-174Our Spring housing market is starting to heat up and we want you to be ready if you are thinking about listing your home this year! A few of our favorite tips to get you Spring ready that pack a punch without breaking the bank and bonus, even the buyers take notice !

 

  1. PAINT is like liquid GOLD!!
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Those nicks along your baseboards or the outdated paint in the bedrooms can be noticed in one pass. A fresh coat of paint screams new, clean, and well maintained. Grey’s are still in but White is taking the lead, there are so many options now that you can easily wipe down any fingerprints or smudges so don’t be afraid of whites.

We love Benjamin more Simply white

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2. New towels and linens

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How easy is that? Make sure each bathroom has plush, well folded white towels on all towel bars or stacked neatly on a shelf. If any bed linens have stains, rips or are wrinkled head to Home Goods and get a new coverlet, money well spent and you can take it with you to your next house!

 

3.Caulking

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4. Re-staining the floors

This is if you have more room in the budget or if your floors really show the blemishes. Floors with any red in them are a big NO so to be safe go for white or the bleached look or dark stains with no red!

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5. DECLUTTER your countertops and closets.

Pro-tip – take a picture of your kitchen or family room and notice all the “things” that collect on that lonely chair or side tables. Netflix has a great series out right now called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. A must watch to help with decluttering your life.

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6. New throw pillows !

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7. Lastly, POWERWASH!!

Our favorite company in Port Chester  Crystal Window Cleaning

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And that’s all folks ! Honestly pick your battles but these are all great places to start to get your house in its best shape for the Spring, weather you are selling or not ! And these will all spark JOY once you are done (“wink wink”)

 

New Year, New Price!!

52 Central Ave, Rye

Walk to town and school from this updated colonial in the heart of Rye! Featuring a new price this move in ready home will not last! Come see us this weekend Saturday 1-3 and Sunday 12-2 and see all that Rye has to offer.

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Interested in a private viewing contact us  asaxe@houlihanlawrence.com

More about April

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Not only is April a top producing agent in all of Houlihan Lawrence, she is a wife and mother to twins Kathleen and Tommy. April lives in Harrison and has been in real estate for 17 years and counting!

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What is your favorite thing about living in Harrison?
      They plow the minute there is a drop of snow….and Roy’s Christmas house in downtown Harrison my kids and I love it! 
What is your favorite home you have sold?
       hmmmm….that’s a tough one, I have so many. But I have a client who has turned into a dear friend. Our commonality is that we love houses. She is Southern and had turned her Forest Ave cape house into a classical piece. She has fantastic taste and a huge heart and the house shows every bit of this…
What do you love most about being a realtor?
      When clients turn into friends that I would have never otherwise met. 
What do you like least about being a realtor?
       Keeping other peoples keys in my purse makes me nervous……
What is the best career advice you have gotten?
       Easy answer. Given to me by a true mentor Gay Prizio in two words: With clients always “Over communicate”

Pick of the Week

52 Central Avenue

Rye, New York 

 

Just some of the many reasons this is our favorite listing in Rye

1.The curb appeal ……

2. The updated kitchen …..

3. The Mudroom 

4. The bathroom wallpaper…. 

5. The large, level backyard….

 

All this and within walking distance to the train, schools, town and shops. Contact April Saxe if you have ay questions or are interested in scheduling a visit! 

 

 

Questions with May

 

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How did you get into Real Estate?……………….Interiors and Architecture have always interested me, the transition from college to building my first home in Purchase Estates was very organic and fun. I loved building from scratch and flipping homes that needed some TLC. I even lured April into becoming a realtor and then years later joined Houlihan Lawrence. Understanding the building process has allowed me to better educate my clients and their expectations about renovations, budgets, timing and building permits.

Did you know May is Left Handed……

What is your favorite thing about living in Harrison? ……………….My neighborhood in Sunnyridge and the people who live there. I have lived there for 14 years.

Do you prefer working with buyers or sellers?.…………..Buyers, it’s a big challenge which excites me…..

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Whats your favorite place for a night out with your husband?…….. Definitely Rafele in Rye,  I ALWAYS get ROMEO’S FAVORITE

Whats the biggest misconception about realtors?………………..That we spend our days looking at beautiful houses and nothing else….

Who’s your favorite sister, April or June ?………hmmmm 

Listing LOVE

Listing of the day, week and year!

16 Jean Street

Rye, New York 

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Summer entertaining just got a whole lot better ! Enjoy the private bluestone patio with built in kitchen and feel the breeze from the Long Island Sound, just steps away . The large level yard is optimal for games and catching lightening bugs.

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The feeling of home welcomes you from the front foyer. The flow and ease of the home allow for privacy and family time.

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Love the natural light and large windows 

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This chef’s kitchen features natural stone counters, center island and custom cabinetry.

 

The second floor is an oasis with 4 bedrooms and a master suite that will keep you dreaming.

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The lower level is all about FUN, Fitness and fantastic guest quarters!

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One of my two favorite areas of this amazing house , the mud room of course! and the Shiplap detail in the first floor powder room.

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How about that view…… and proximity to the Long Island Sound

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Green with Envy

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38 Stratford Road * Harrison, New York 

This updated Tudor in the heart of Sterling Ridge in Harrison oozes charm . Set on over an acre of perfectly manicured grounds (boxwood heaven) you can enjoy privacy while still being minutes from town and schools. 

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You can have it all……

Close to school, fabulous layout, amazing yard, in – law suite…..and there is more!

 

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Union Ave offers a meticulously maintained home in the heart of Harrison with privacy and space not to be believed! 

Contact us today to schedule a showing!