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Posted on 03/18/2019
Design Tips for Beginners
Beginning a new habit, job, or task could be daunting. Your debut as a designer could even be frightening. However, like any other task, some tips help starters and experienced decorators alike. Several tools aid in creating great designs, but often the whole design process is left to the designer to decide, and that could be hard for...
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Posted on 03/16/2019
1 Taft Street, Somers, NY 10589 is now new to the market!
Beautiful front porch colonial home perfectly sited on 1.18 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Lovingly maintained and cared for, this home features open concept living. Formal LR w/ french doors to expansive deck is open to the family room w/ wood burning fireplace. The spacious EIK boasts a sunny breakfast room and access to formal dining room. Master BR suite includes a large walk-in-closet and spa bath w/ whirlpool tub and double vanity. 3 additional bedrooms share a hall bath. The lower level is legal and finished - includes a family room, 2 large storage closets and an additional 560 square feet of living. Exterior painted in...
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Posted on 03/16/2019
20 Red Mill Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 is now new to the market!
Sitting on a hill you will find this Raised Ranch 3 Bedroom, 2 bath home ready for you to make it your own! A great opportunity for under $300,000 in Cortlandt Manor with Putnam Valley Schools. The lower portion of the home has an additional 528 square feet of living space. Close to shopping, schools and transportation. 10 minutes from the Peekskill Train Station. This home is being sold as...
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Posted on 03/16/2019
23 McCarthy Drive, Ossining, NY 10562 is now new to the market!
Enjoy incredible Hudson River Views! Updated with taste & style, this home offers quality upgrades & beautiful finishes.Spacious sunlit rooms are the backdrop for the incredible river views. Oversized trek deck w/ hot tub is covered/skylights. Perfectly sited on shy acre & bordered by stone work & fencing, this home will certainly ensure countless hours of outdoor enjoyment! All recently renovated baths feature Kohler fixtures, marble, porcelean & seamless showers. The kitchen w/ quartz countertops & glass tile backsplash, creates an open concept that includes the family & formal dining rooms. A walk-out lower level includes a guest suite,...
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Posted on 03/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 20 Hastings Court #a, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Looking for a no steps unit in Jefferson Village? This is the perfect one for you, first floor with assigned parking space directly in front of the unit. Beautifully renovated with new kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, granite, tiled shower with seat, all new windows, a must see. The complex offers a clubhouse, pool, tennis, garden area and so many activities to keep you busy. Kitchen has new cabinets with new hardware, granite counters, all new appliances and tiled floor. Bathroom has walk in shower with seat and sliding glass barn door, granite counter, new toilet, new vanity, new tiled floor and a linen closet. Crown molding, all new...
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Posted on 03/11/2019
How to Make a Good First Impression
You hear much about curb appeal when you're reading through real estate blogs, but what does that actually mean? Is it lots of colorful flowers or perfect landscaping? What about exterior artwork or a decorative mailbox? What it’s not So, you probably already have more than a general idea of what curb appeal is, but here is what...
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Posted on 03/08/2019
Another Property Sold - 322 Chestnut Court, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Sought after Countryside! Recently refreshed 4 bedroom split Colonial style home features an open concept floor plan. Light and bright rooms w/ hardwood floors throughout. Living room highlighted w/ vaulted ceilings, skylight and pellet stove. The updated eat-in-kitchen features white cabinetry w/ granite counter tops, glass tile back splash & breakfast bar. The newly renovated powder room features beautiful tile. The family room and formal dining room are open to the kitchen and create the perfect entertainment flow! A convenient laundry room is located off the kitchen. MBR w/ bath + 3 additional bedrooms share a hall bath. The flagstone...
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Posted on 03/05/2019
4 Teed Court, Katonah, NY 10536 now has a new price of $999,000!
Custom built perfection! Impressive 2 story marble entry sets the stage for this elegant colonial, perfectly sited on 2 private acres. The spacious kitchen features a large granite center island, SS appliances and sunny breakfast room + a wet bar. The wood burning fireplace is the focal point of the 2 story family room and certain to be the hub of the home! Formal living and dining rooms + a convenient 1st floor den offers plenty of room & private spaces. Incredible MBR suite w/ double door entry includes a sitting room, grand master bath and walk-in-closets w/ custom organizers. An ensuite bedroom + 2 additional bedrooms and bath complete...
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Posted on 03/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 13 Essex Place #C, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
First floor unit, no steps! Assigned parking space right in front of unit. 55 and older vibrant community! Enjoy all the amenities Jefferson Village has to offer: Tennis Courts, Pool with Lifeguard, Bingo, Bocci, Shuffleboard, Sauna, Travel Club, Day Trips, Library, Exercise Room, Card Room, Arts & Crafts, Book Club, Billiards, Pink Pong Club. Public bus stop on premises. Close proximity to all! Plenty of visitor...
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Posted on 03/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 280 Columbine Court, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
The one you have been waiting for! Sought after Countryside Gem! Traditional Colonial Style home has been lovingly maintained & completely refreshed. Fabulous floor plan begins with inviting formal living room w/ bay window & crown moldings. Family rm is open for a fabulous entertainment flow. The large formal dining room features intricate molding details and will be perfect for holiday gatherings! Eat-in-kitchen offers a cozy breakfast area, granite counter tops, SS refrigerator & tiled back splash. MBR Suite includes a walk-in closet & full bath.3 additional family sized bedrooms share a hall bath. Hardwood floors are located throughout...
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Posted on 03/04/2019
Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Posted on 02/27/2019
52 Jefferson Oval #D, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 is now new to the market!
Jefferson Village at its finest! Well maintained adult condo located in desirable Yorktown Heights. Perfectly sited within walking distance to the clubhouse w/ a view of the pond, this one has it all! The Master bedroom boasts a full bath + 2 large closets. The second bedroom is spacious, light and bright! Plenty of room in the formal living room and dining room to host family holidays + a private deck to enjoy the outdoors. Parquet floors are located throughout the unit w/ carpeting in the bedrooms. Updates include newer heating and AC unit, 1 year old HW heater, new DW and more! Enjoy organized events at the community clubhouse or...
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