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Posted on 08/09/2020
Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
43 Forest Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 is now new to the market!
Don't miss this freshly painted 3 bedroom split colonial split that has been completely renovated. Some of the many updates/renovations include new roof, new driveway, updated kitchen with granite countertops and tiled back splash, ceramic tile, and stainless appliances, gleaming hardwood floors refinished, electric upgrade to 200 amps, new septic and fields, and 24,000 BTU air conditioner. Relax and enjoy your level 1/2 acre of property from the screened in porch. Short trip to the Peekskill Metro North train station and minutes to shopping, dining and recreation. Enjoy the scenic Hudson Valley and the many parks and historic...
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Posted on 08/07/2020
1 Rolling Way #1K, Peekskill, NY 10566 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this Spacious Modern Rustic Condo in the Trendy Artsy city of Peekskill - Newly Renovated (2020) - NEW Oak Wood Floors throughout, NEW Solid Wood Panel Doors throughout, Gorgeous NEW Porcelain Tiles in the Bathroom with Wood Grain Floors, NEW Quartz Counter top and LG Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen, New Light Fixtures (2 LED Fans), High Hats, Large Closet in Living room, Double Closets in Bedroom. Sit out on your own Private Deck overlooking the woods. Parking right outside. Common laundry room just steps from unit. Come and enjoy all that Peekskill has to offer, close to Scenic Hudson Waterfront, shopping, restaurants,...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
281 Mcmanus Road N, Patterson, NY 12563 is now new to the market!
YOUR EVERYDAY GETAWAY Looking for a private retreat, away from the city but with easy access then look no further! Enter the main level of this spacious ranch and you are automatically drawn to the cathedral ceilings, skylights, and open concept kitchen/dining/living room. See yourself entertaining in this terrific indoor space as your guests are sitting and barbequing on the huge deck admiring the acre of property surrounding the home. A spacious master bedroom with en-suite has glass sliders to its own balcony where you can sit and drink your morning coffee. Two generous bedrooms and hall bath complete this level. Step down to the...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Home Sellers are Staying Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 07/26/2020
3300 Baker #19, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 is now new to the market!
Escape Brooklyn (and the other 4 boroughs!) to this adorable rustic cottage in a private community, Mohegan Woodlands, a cooperative summer residence (April 15 - October 15) located in scenic/historic Westchester County in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Inside: two 1st floor bedrooms and a loft, open living/dining area/kitchen, new bathroom vanity, wood flooring, storage. The community has an inground pool, tennis, basketball, playground, handball, open fields, and social hall. Nearby trendy Peekskill with a magnificent waterfront park, walking trails, art/culture, fine dining, craft food/beverages and music in the air. Deeded lake rights...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Tips for Moving to an HOA Community
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Are you considering buying a home with a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Living in an HOA community can be very rewarding. But if you're accustomed to living without one, it can bring some challenges. Know in advance what to expect with HOA living. Checking out the biggest pros and cons HOA homeowners...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
21 Vernon Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 is now new to the market!
Great opportunity to own this three bedroom, one and a half bathroom ranch home featuring a full walk-out basement (approx 975 sq ft plus garage) with established potential to be the perfect mother/daughter property or convert to 2 family (if permissible by City of Yonkers). This well constructed home is sited on a generous .22 acre. The open flow Living Room/Dining Room and Eat-in Kitchen layout provide great space for entertaining. A few little but important features: Master bedroom with powder room, tile entry with coat closet, linen closet located just outside the large full bathroom, and hardwood floors under all carpeting on the main...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
5 Middlebranch Lane, Brewster, NY 10509 is now new to the market!
Spectacular waterfront setting on Middle Branch Reservoir has 122 ft of frontage offers year round views. Escape the city! Relax on the 328sf wraparound deck, patio or lawn with amazing privacy + serenity. Open concept floorplan, dramatic vaulted ceilings, large windows and 5 skylights impart abundant natural light and scenic views of the reservoir throughout this contemporary home. Upgrades: siding, leaders/gutters, Andersen/Marvin windows and doors, architectural roof with frost shield for energy efficiency. Additional amenities: LED recessed lighting, wood flooring/trim and wood-burning stove. Two bedrooms on the lower level, master...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
5 Hillcrest Avenue, Ardsley, NY 10502 now has a new price of $825,000!
Welcome to Ardsley and this mid century cape style home on .46 acres in a low traffic neighborhood. This level parcel has frontage on 2 roads and is prime for potential subdivision. NEW bathrooms, wood flooring, granite countertops just some of the features of this fine home with a convertible, flexible floor plan. 5th bedroom/den/home office is also possible with plenty of storage on the second level. Side door entry from porch is second point of entry. Outside there is a covered porch and deck that overlooks the lush parcel. Block lined circular drive and walkways are neatly landscaped. Generator hook up, 2 car tandem garage. This spacious...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
3630 Hill Boulevard #202, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535 is now new to the market!
Are you downsizing your NYC or metro area company? Escape the city and relocate your business to suburbia! Here's your chance to own a turnkey office with access to highways, shopping and public transportation. Stylishly renovated and upgraded office condo is in a well-established complex and is ideal for professional use. The space was reconfigured for more openness and functionality. Recessed lighting throughout, security system in place. Formerly a medical office with capped plumbing in most rooms. Recent improvements include new windows 2019, furnace, water heater and security system. The roof is 7 years old and it is freshly painted,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
DIY: Replace Old Caulking
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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