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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Those nicks along your baseboards or the outdated paint in the bedrooms can be noticed in one pass.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

I know it sounds weird and you probably think that buyers don’t even look behind your shower curtain but guess what?? THEY DO. This picture says it all Image result for before and after caulking bathroom

 

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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”)

 

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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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Spring Things

 

 

Thinking about Spring and  dreaming about this and these

 

Tibi Sleeveless Shift DressJAGGAR Got Your Back Block Heel Sandals

and these

Rag & Bone Eden Dress

 

PAIGE Hoxton Straight Ankle Jeans

and this 

 

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)

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So what does Spring Cleaning entail?

  1. Set up your annual spring lawn maintenance, check sprinklers, cut back overgrown vegetation
  2. 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
  3. Good time to service your AC and change the filters
  4. 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!

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Fall Fun!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall, the crisp air, the pumpkin spiced everything, fires, apples, BUT I am definitely looking for an activity that doesn’t involve an overcrowded pumpkin patch and a warm beer. Here are some ideas to keep you and your family busy this October

STORM KING ART CENTER

Quick daytrip to this magical outdoor sculpture exhibit and you’ll feel cultured for months.

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NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS

Specifically the CHIHULY exhibit is a must see, plus they have a great children’s area, yes there are tons of pumpkins!

Sapphire Star by Dale Chihuly, 2017.

 

MANOR PARK , LARCHMONT

I pinch myself every time I come here, and cannot believe its only 10 min away from my house! My kids love climbing on the rocks and exploring the little beaches.

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THE GREAT JACK’ O LANTERN BLAZE

I KNOW you already have done this and been here BUT, just a friendly reminder

TERRAIN , WESTPORT CT

Complete eye candy and filled with inspiration! Love this shop and could spend hours and cashish here….plus they always have a fun activity or event in store

 

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House of the Day

Move right into this cream puff! Located in the heart of Rye

16 Vale Place

 

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Great natural light throughout the entire kitchen !

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Electric Fever…

Curious about all the electric car buzz????

So are we!

Come join us next week

(Tesla and BMW may or may not be there with their latest cars SHH!)

 

 

 

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Memorial Day Ready !?!?!

Thank you Harrison Wine Vault for the AMAZING Recommendation, love this Rose! Make sure you stock up before the weekend, you will drink more than you think…

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Hoagland’s of Greenwich has these adorable coasters… I never use coasters but just might try these out…perfect hostess gift.

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Still feeling a little pasty and pale from the LONG winter? Maybe a spray tan at GLOW in Rye Ridge is just the pick me up you need! Don’t have time? Try this blush/bronzer duo pack (or both)Call me Crazy… My husband thinks so but Iam trying to stay out of the sun this summer… and this is my go to, may not be the most fashionable BUT at least I’ll be protected!

How cool does this coming soon grill from Greatest blaze look?!?!? Call or visit their new showroom on Halstead Ave for more info and products…

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Listing of the day

16 Ridgewood Drive

Rye, New York

Just steps from town and the train this charming updated tudor has it all!

Loving these light floors…..and the exposed brick wall

Those windows

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2 Hillside Place

 

Check out our newest exterior animation, how cool?

2 Hillside Place

Rye, New York

More to come with this cutting edge real estate technology!