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
Contact Marcus A. Serrano Telephone 914-967-7411 Email email@example.com 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.
ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018.
At first glance I wasn’t smitten, but then these mages were such eye candy for me, giving me a new outlook on the use of color and providing so much inspiration. Its amazing how a color suggestion can trickle into every aspect of our lives, fashion, art, music, meditation, jewelry, the list goes on. Cant wait to see all the ways we can express ourselves through ULTRA VIOLET
from the Pantone website, a little meaning to the color of the year
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.
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
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?”