Bronxville, NY Real Estate News

By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
  Cleaning Sewage We treat sewage backups like a Biohazard, in most cases. Sewage Backups Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure.  At my company, I make sure that our staff has their Hepatitis B shots...yeah, I'm really not kidding.  We treat flood water from the street as sewage because it could have your neighbors dog debris, oil from cars and trucks and even pesticides from lawns in the mix. We had a client in the lower Hud who called us at Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, to come out (no client namers, ever, we are very discreet!).  We were at another client site and then called on the way, to say we'd be there within the hour.  The woman was lovely, but said, "Nevermind...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
At the beginning of each month, I like to do a quick look back at the previous month to see what's working and which posts are getting the most hits (based on number of CLICKS).  Here's a look back at my top posts for March 2012. 2 of them are flooring related and the other two are more general/marketing related. I increased my efficiency by hiring a Virtual Assistant.  I wrote this as an entry for one of the contests and somehow it got featured.  It seems this is hot topic and question that a lot of people have. 6 ways to prevent scratches in your hardwood floors.  If you have hardwood floors, these are some tips to help you keep them in better condition. How you can leverage your flooring to make your home look larger  This provides advice on how to either leverage the floors you alre...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to sand and refinish hardwood floors in Bronxville NY?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood flooring can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the ...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Climate Change may be here but with snow on the way, frozen pipes may be too in Bronxville, NY 10708      We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes to your life, your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."   Our rental home flooded three times since 2010 so, when we weren't cleaning out our clients homes and doing mold remediation, we were working on our own house and wet "baby          Here's just one example of how water damage from a frozen pipe situation or family "incident" can create a mess.  Let us know if we can help...but either way, get your structure dry and prevent mold later on -- from a winter water damage now:    Companies l...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Call agent for more info: Phyllis Lerner at 914-438-7556 Or Text for more info: Text "20912" To 79564 280 Bronxville Rd Bronxville, NY 10708 280 Bronxville Rd, Bronxville NY, Coop For Sale Price : $269,000 Bedrooms : 1 Bathrooms : 1 Square Foot : 950 Community : Bronxville Lodge County : Westchester Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1934 MLS Number : 3136233 more pictures below Property Description Beautiful Coop Apartment with Bronxville PO - deeded indoor parking spot, top floor end unit, close to Metro North Bronxville Village! Light & bright end unit in beautiful pre-war building. Oversized Rooms offering hardwood floors & architectural details throughout. Totally updated eat in kitchen with granite counters & tile floor. Sun comes streaming in to oversized living room which ha...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
REBLOGGING a puffback or soot damage article because this is the time of year when they happen most, heat is up and down on cold, cold nights and warmer days, or just off.   What’s a PUFFBACK & what to do if you have one in Bronxville, NY 10708? Most of us have never heard of a puff back, unless you or someone you know has had this disaster occur in your home or business. A puffback occurs when an oil burner backfires and sends oily soot throughout your home or business.  This anomaly can happen if a boiler is older, not well-maintained, or just malfunctions for technical reasons.    A puffback can occur all at once, covering every surface in a structure with soot particulate.  Or, it might be gradual and not result in soot on every surface in a home or business, only a room or two.  Th...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Holiday candle and tree fires are HUGE risk in Bronxville, NY homes 10708 The holiday season is usually a fun time of year, with family, great homecooked meals, holiday trees for Christmas and Chanukah and scented candles.  However, holiday fires are very common, due to unattended candles and trees that dry out quickly in our heated homes and businesses. Fires can be devastating and even deadly, especially when we are distracted by visiting friends and family, a glass of wine or two and vacations that take us out of town and away from our decorated trees. When these devastating fires occur, they can do a great deal of damage and can be deadly for homeowners who try to put them out, instead of leaving the structure for safety!  Property losses during a holiday fire are 34% greater than i...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Fire in the kitchen!! Hillary’s Holiday Kitchen and Home Fire Safety tips in Bronxville, NY  10708 The holiday season brings us lots of cheer and launches our end of year festivities, with great homecooked meals, pine trees and candles or decorations!  However, it's also the time of year when most kitchen and home fires flare up.  Fires can be devastating and even deadly, especially when loved ones visit and we share a glass of wine or two, and then turn our backs on a stoves and oven. Don't be a fire victim!     When these devastating fires occur, they do a great deal of damage and can be deadly for homeowners who try to put them out, instead of leaving the structure for safety!  Property losses during a holiday fire are 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
GOT MOLD?...in your basement in Bronxville NY 10708? - Helpful Tips - do's and don'ts. GOT MOLD? Yeah, that wet, icky smell from ours or a parent's basement that we love to hate. You don't even want to go down there to do laundry, or find those holiday decorations. With historic rains and freak snow in the northeast this year, we've had more than our fair share of mold growth in homes and businesses in Bronxville NY 10708. Mold Mitigation & Remediation - Signs of the presence of excessive mold include:   The presence of visible mold. Strong, musty odors. Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth. Excessive humidity. Mold is everywhere...on forest paths with the bambis -- that we like to hike in the fall, past the cute mushrooms growing under tr...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Bathroom Tile Trends - Westchester County - 3rd Quarter 2011 1.  Natural Stone look - Both natural stone and porcelain that looks like natural stone are hot.  Customers love the color variation from a design perspective (plus, it helps hide the dirt).  Chiseled edges are also stylis. 2.  Subway tile - Rectangular shapes are in, and so is a bricklay.  This is both old and new at the same time.  Also, the longer size/shape elongates the space. 3.  Light/neutral color - Lighter colors make the space look larger.  They give it a more open as well as clean looking feel. 4.  Punch it up with border - Whether it's natural stone, glass, metal or porcelain, most bathrooms loke better with a border on the walls to add some visual intrique.  It gives the bathroom life, personality and flair.  I lo...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Did you just have a flood in your basement in your Bronxville NY home 10708? With the torrential rains coupled with the recent snow melting, it's just plain wet out there. We've gotten a lot of calls lately with flooded basements in Bronxville and we are here to help. Whether you need emergency service to get the water out and dry up the place or if you just need your carpets removed, or if you think you might have mold, we are your on your side. Our family owned business has 24 hr emergency service. Here are some tips on do's and don't after you've had a flood. After any water damage situation, regardless of cause, your primary focus should be safety: Is it safe to stay in the house? Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. Only do activities that...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
  Water Cleanup & Restoration after a Flood - Bronxville NY Water Removal There is nothing more disheartening than walking into the lower level of your home, and find yourself knee-deep in icky water. You may even walk into a client's property and realize that a flood has occurred -- that "mildew smell." It is not healthy to walk into this water for ANYONE, if they 1) don't have good rubber / water tight boots and/or 2) don't have a Hepatitis - B shot. Keep in mind that water runoff from the street or your pristine front and back yards can carry E-coli, bacteria and oil from cars and trucks. It can be harmful to your health. So, the first lesson is to stay out of the water and call your plumber, or companies like ours, for help. Water damage professionals have the equipment and experie...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Bronxville NY 10708? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple. We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a true estimate for you. And, third, of course it is more convenient this way. We provide guidance - Which is the best type of flooring for your environment and your budget? We'll help exp...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring for your home in Bronxville, NY? Or, if you already have hardwood flooring, we can stain and refinish it for you.  We know it can be challenging to find the right hardwood. How do you know which type of hardwood is right for you and your home? Which wood species and color will look best and last longest? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the hardwood floors? Well here's where we can help. We make finding hardwood flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That wey, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll help you find hardwoods that stand up well to pets or work well in kitchens. Just let us know ...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Mold Mitigation & Remediation is a potentially dangerous deal for both the buyer's and seller's agents in our lititigious world today.  But, when Servpros and most certified mitigation / remediation pros are on the case, the lawyers usually walk away! Excessive amounts of mold and certain types of mold may present health concerns.  In some cases, we have seen plaintiffs go after sellers of properties, TWO or THREE sales back, and name their agents based on "discovery."  They have accused the sellers and/or their brokers of not doing due deligence for mold or related health problems, prior to a home or business sale.  Well, hey, we bury the attorneys in paperwork about drying measurements, relative humidity readings, maps and measurements room-by-room, filling boxes of paperwork -- altho...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Bronxville NY? Whether it’s a kitchen floor, bathroom floors and walls, an entry way or mudroom, or even a Kitchen tile backsplash,we can help you at Floor Coverings International. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right type of tile for your floors, walls and backsplashes. What’s the right type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, tumbled natural stone, marble or granite? What’s the best style and color? What types are easiest to clean. Many customers seemed to get overwhelmed when they visit a tile store. Well here’s where we can help. Floor Coverings International makes it simple by “bringing the store to your door.” That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and color coordinate with your ca...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Bronxville NY? We know it can be challenging to figure out which flooring is right for your space and whether a laminate floor is right for you. Which wood species and color will look best? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the laminate floors? What is a floating floor? Well here's where we can help. We make finding laminate flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll explain what a floating floor is and, we'll help you figure out whether laminate flooring makes sense for you and your budget. If you want, we can even show you hardwo...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Bronxville NY? Whether you're looking for carpeting for your bedroom, living room, family room or basement or even the whole house, we know it can be challenging to find the right carpet. How do you know which type of carpet is best for each setting? Which is right for your home and your budget? Which types are better for steps and high traffic areas? Which colors work best? Which ones last longer and which hide or repel dirt the best? Who should you have install your carpet? There's really a lot to consider and sometimes it gets overwhelming and more confusing when you go to a store. Well here's where we can help. We make finding carpeting simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - t...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
We do a lot of hardwood refinishing jobs, and usually they are pretty standard.  But, every once in a while something bizarre happens.  A couple of months ago, I had a super nice customer in Bronxville NY who was moving into a new apartment (a co-op).  She hadn't moved in yet (and couldn't as the floors needed to dry). On the last day, my installer was baffled as the front door was broken - kind of smashed.  Well apparently, someone smelled something "funny" (which was just the polyurethane) and called the fire department.  They apparently thought their was a fire and broke down the door. I still don't understand how trained firemen can't tell the difference between polyurethane and smoke (or even gas).  I also don't understand why the co-op board didn't call my customer - either to ask...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Elegant, Spacious & Bright Bronxville Court Apartment For Sale 242 Bronxville Rd, Apartment # D1, Bronxville, NY 10708 View Map Elegant, bright & spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit close to village, train & all Bronxville has to offer. Gorgeous designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry & glass tile back splash. Dining room is unbelievably large. Light streams in to a warm & inviting Living Room with fireplace & gleaming hardwood floors. Master bedroom has double corner windows. Both bathrooms are updated. Ground floor unit with no steps, high ceilings, custom wood work & hardwood floors throughout, laundry closet with front loader, storage closets, large windows, washer/dryer combo, A/C units, blinds and light fixtures are included. All this & dog friendly as we...
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