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Those nicks along your baseboards or the outdated paint in the bedrooms can be noticed in one pass.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

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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Calling all Rye City Taxpayers

Contact Marcus A. Serrano
Telephone 914-967-7411
Email mserrano@ryeny.gov
Website http://www.ryeny.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREPAYMENT OF CITY TAXES

Rye, NY, December 15, 2017– The City of Rye will be accepting prepayment of City Taxes.
Marcus Serrano, City Manager of the City of Rye announced today that the City has
been receiving a number of requests for prepayment of City taxes. Mr. Serrano
stated even though the City is not obligated to collect the prepayment of City taxes,
the City is always trying to serve its taxpayers and he is pleased to be able to
accommodate these requests from the residents. Mr. Serrano has been working with
the Finance Department, IT Department and the software vendors to implement the
necessary changes to allow for the prepayment of taxes. Mr. Serrano stated that the
requests are based on the proposed tax law changes. Mr. Serrano wanted to make it
very clear that even though the City taxes may be prepaid, the question of deductibility is a question that must be answered by a tax preparer. Therefore Mr. Serrano stated that “the City of Rye makes no claim, nor bears any responsibility for the deductibility of the pre-payment of property taxes. You should consult your tax professional for further information”. Mr. Serrano also stated that the City can only collect the prepayment of City taxes and not School or County taxes. Mr. Serrano stated that this process is dependent on the City Council adopting the budget before December 31st. If the City Council adopts the budget on December 20th the City’s website will be updated to allow for the prepayment of taxes starting on December 22nd.

Individuals should go to the City website if they wish to prepay. The City’s website will have a link that will take you to a site that will provide you with instructions on how to prepay and the amount of the City tax.

The City’s website is http://www.ryeny.gov/.

If you would like more information about this topic, please send an email to prepaytax@ryeny.gov.

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!)

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Listing of the Day

81 Osborn Road

Rye, New York 

Eye candy in the heart of Rye!

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Love all the finishes! 

Technology and real estate

Thank you Alex for helping us bring one of our favorite listings to life! Always trying to stay on top of technology to serve our buyers and sellers in this market.

8 White Birch Drive

Rye,  New York

What a great way to allow our buyers to visualize this amazing new construction home !

Interior animation coming soon, stay tuned!!