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…..
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
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.
The feeling of home welcomes you from the front foyer. The flow and ease of the home allow for privacy and family time.
Love the natural light and large windows
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.
The lower level is all about FUN, Fitness and fantastic guest quarters!
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.
How about that view…… and proximity to the Long Island Sound
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.
When I should really be thinking about…my poor house and all the beating it took this winter! (sigh, or maybe like balling my eyes out)
So what does Spring Cleaning entail?
Set up your annual spring lawn maintenance, check sprinklers, cut back overgrown vegetation
Power wash your siding or exterior, makes a huge difference. An if your husband likes to rent things that make him feel powerful this is an easy task! May does this every year and wow does her house sparkle
Good time to service your AC and change the filters
Check the Exterior caulking: especially around Window sills, door sills, and thresholds. I already found some leaking near a window so that is top of my list this year!
Contact us if you need any service recommendations!
We are beyond excited about the opening of the new Boundless Adventures ropes course in Purchase New York. This aerial adventure park started by local entrepreneurs in search of outdoor excitement will open at the end of the month. The different level courses will feature challenging obstacles, ziplines and much more!
Think fun, challenging obstacle course where you can connect with nature, your family and your inner self. Perfect for fun-seekers ages seven through adult. Challenge (and surprise) yourself with feats of strength, stamina, agility and bravery as you maneuver through nature in a range of obstacle courses that offer exhilarating, self-esteem building activities for kids and adults alike.
Enjoy climbing among the trees just minutes from your home and feeling worlds away!
Thank you Lorrie and Boundless Adventures for bringing this experience to our community! We can’t wait!
Bright and open with all the charm. We are loving this new listing in Rye, conveniently located within walking distance to School, train, and town. Enjoy the privacy from the bluestone patio overlooking large flat yard.
Interested in learning more or to schedule a showing? Contact April Saxe
You cannot tell me these before and after photos aren’t compelling! Here is a sneak peek to one of our Spring listings that will hit the market this January. All it takes is some fresh paint and some staging help to transform your space. We are so thrilled our client took our advice and we can’t wait to share more about this fabulous home….stay tuned
Like many homeowners I noticed recently that my taxes were creeping up and I was certain my house was not at the value it once was. Kind of an annoying pill to swallow!
Not a sure thing but worth a shot!
So I enlisted the help of Jim Simmons of GMS Associates…boy am I glad I did. We were able to get our taxes grieved by about %13 …not bad right? Now you can only do this at certain points in the year. Usually in June. Get on it now or at least soon, maybe you can save some on taxes and make your house more appealing to a buyer.
Work with a professional and follow their lead, you will need an appraisal (they will give you a referral) and go from there…good luck.
“I will share an example of how frustrating it is:
There’s a house in Port Chester, 2400 SqFt, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, built in 1995 asking $480,000. Great condition, great space, great price. On a price per square feet basis, best value in town. The home has been listed with 4 different agents and has not sold. The issue? Taxes are $15,000. The town has the house assessed at $689,000. If the house can’t sell at $480,000, then logic says that the fair market value of the home is less than that, right? So where did the town come up with $689,000 and why don’t they lower automatically the same way they raised it automatically?”