House of the day!

1 Rye Road

Rye, New York

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We love April’s newest listing in Greenhaven. This impeccably maintained and upgraded home offers great flow and a serene setting for today’s buyers! A must See!

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The Classic 4 bedroom Colonial  is  situated on over 1/2 professionally landscaped acre  with a sought after open floor plan, inviting formal rooms, newly renovated eat in kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and bright and spacious bedrooms. 

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Thank you Pux Phil!

Punxsutawney Phil confirmed what we have been seeing (thank the lord), the spring market has sprung! NOW is the time to LIST, SELL, and BUY!

A screengrab of a video by the tourism website of the state of Pennsylvania shows the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil being watched for signs of his shadow.

If you’re looking to buy a home this year, don’t wait any longer! Spring always brings an annual home buying rush and we saw it this weekend, open houses were packed, houses went into bidding wars, people are ready to buy!
 
Recently, at a realtor association event keynote speaker Jonathan Smoke from Realtor.com said,“For any prospective buyers that are waiting until April, I can tell you that you have 50% more of an opportunity to buy a home now than you will in March or April.”

Start that Spring cleaning and get your house ready to sell!

 

Harrison House of the Day!

 

Our newest listing in the heart of Sunnyridge

Six Crawford Road

Harrison, New York

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This 4 bedroom 3.2 bath home has it all. The first floor offers a modern eat in kitchen by JWH designs with stainless steel appliances, 2 dishwashers, island seating and granite counter tops. A large pantry closet offers great storage.

The patio with outdoor speakers overlooks the rarely found parklike backyard with room for a pool.

A recent renovation included two new bathrooms with Ann Sacks tile and custom vanities and a 4th bedroom addition, a new garage, all new electrical even a generator hookup. Nothing to be done except move in!

House Of The Day !

82 South Road

Harrison, New York

House of the Day!

Loving April’s newest listing in Rye

Dearborn Avenue

Just steps from the beach and park, this home boasts 4 Bedrooms, large flat backyard, finished basement and much more!

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This is what you might call a humble brag?

Houlihan Lawrence News

HL Ranked Among Top 15 Brokerages Nationwide

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve ranked No. 13 in the 2015 REAL Trends 500, bumping us five places from the No. 18 slot last year. The report, based on dollar volume of sales, ranks the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms and is the most trusted standard of performance measuring these leading brokerages.

Thanks to our hardworking and immensely talented agents, we saw double-digit growth, outpacing other top grossing companies with lower year-over-year gains: our company‐wide sales volume of $5.3 billion in 2014 represented a 14% jump from 4.7 billion in 2013. Our Connecticut expansion, which began with the opening of our Greenwich office, brought an additional $500 million in sales alone in 2014. That office is currently ranked No. 1 in Greenwich based on total dollar volume.

Additionally, Houlihan Lawrence agents were responsible for one out of every three homes sold in Westchester County in 2014 and one out of every four homes sold in Putnam County.

“We are extremely proud of the collective achievements of the over 1,200 agents in the Houlihan Lawrence family,” said Stephen Meyers, President and CEO of Houlihan Lawrence. “The firm’s 125 year heritage of success is grounded on providing superior client service with experienced analysis, local knowledge and continued innovation. Our hardworking and immensely talented agents have placed Houlihan Lawrence as a nationally ranked top tier brokerage.”

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Going.. Going.. GONE!

Over the past few weeks we have seen a lot of homes selling quickly and with multiple offers!! In the past week alone I showed two houses that had  offers within a day or two of coming to the market … Continue reading

The Stratford

House of The Day

59 Stratford Road

On a recent open house tour I was blown away with fellow agent Donna McElwee’s listing,  

59 Stratford Road in Harrison, New York.

The details, the grounds and the kitchen are absolutely stunning. If you like to cook or consider yourself a foodie or chef this kitchen is a must see! Two center islands, one for prep and one with seating all overlooking an expansive family room with tons of natural light. Oh and the front courtyard and back stone patio are something out of a movie. Did I mention the kitchen?

Check out the video and escape for a few seconds to Stratford Road

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Where do you grocery shop?

One of the most common questions I get post closing from clients is, where do I do my grocery shopping. Many of them are coming from the city where they have places like Citarella, Zabar’s, Gourmet Garage  and Fairway a few steps away. We have some great markets as well!

I find myself at the grocery store a few times a week. Like most busy moms, it seems you can’t find all you need to please your family in one stop. 

Trader Joe’s is no secret to anyone. They just expanded the Larchmont store and now it has a larger selection.  I always love looking at other people’s carts there to see what they like. I saw a woman next to me with a gourmet pesto pizza and I  bought it and ….yum!  A friend also recently brought me a few a large dark chocolate and sea salt candy bars as a hostess that she wrapped in twine and brown paper bag , and I have been loving them a little too much! June turned me onto the frozen light mac and cheese and the baby frozen gyoza which I buy almost every time I go.

Oh and the amazing Trader Joe’s floral department….. I always stop here to get fresh flowers for my listings

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I fill in the big items like wheat thins and fruit loops at Stop and Shop in Port Chester about once a month and always an obligatory spend at Whole Foods(Coming soon to Port Chester) where even fava beans look good. This was all true UNTIL  the new DeCicco’s  opened in Harrison.

Love the cheese selection!

Love the cheese selection!

It is a small-scale grocery store with the gourmet aspect of Whole Foods and a Citarella but also with the every day name brands like Cape Cod Potato chips and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. It is so clean and the people who work there seem to know about every item in the whole store.

They have a cheese section that is amazing and the man who works behind the counter recently gave me a “naked gouda” that melted in my mouth. They also sell the all so ever important Fig Spread which May’s husband jokes that we would never have a party without. Pop in for sure.

Oh and last but not least, you have to check out the “pickle man” at the Rye Farmers market on Sundays. He has all sorts of pickles, jardiniere and roasted sweet peppers which I add to salads or a sandwich, gives it that extra kick. Be sure to stop by and see the “pickle man” at your local Rye or Larchmont Farmers market soon, they will be back in action now that its getting warmer.

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It’s that time of year…

This is a great time of year for buyers, sellers, and real estate junkies to get informed so they are ready to pull the trigger on the spring market. Here are some stats for you to enjoy……

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Hyper local info…

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