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Those nicks along your baseboards or the outdated paint in the bedrooms can be noticed in one pass.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

 

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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”
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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! 

 

 

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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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Green with Envy

IT DOESN’T

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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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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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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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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!