Yorktown Heights, NY Real Estate News

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
In my small hometown, some of the elected officials who serve on our Town Board are being challenged in the courts with various charges of corruption, from bribery and cronyism to harassment and discrimination.  The legal fees to defend these cases are mounting, and taxpayers are nervous about the possibility of long, drawn-out proceedings, not to mention the awards being sought, one of which is $30 million. As a professional marketing person, I have always relied on communications to pay for my supper, but in "legaleze" speak, it's the lack of communications that seems to be the first line of defense.    See the rest of this posting at http://publicrelationstoday.blog.com/ Also view my website at:  www.PrimaveraPR.com    
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By Diane & Bob Arenholz, Covering all of Westchester County, NY
(William RAVEIS Realty)
Yorktown Heights - Great Inventory from $300,000 - $600,000 We have some incredible houses for sale in the Yorktown Heights area.  Please visit our website at www.nyhometeam.prudentialrand.com to view our listings and call us directly with any questions!!!!  (914) 275-5988 or feel free to email us at nyhometeam@optonline.net.
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
If you are selling or buying Vacant Land in Westchester and Putnam County-These are things you should know!!! Three very important things you should know before buying or selling vacant land. 1. What is the zoning on the property you are working with. Will it allow you to put what you want on it? Will you need to get a use, size of road frontage variance?This information can be found in the local building and planning department of the town the property is located in. 2. Can the property be approved by the county Board of Health for a septic, sewer, well or water connection? This process is best done by a Licensed Engineer. Also you will need a Survey and Topography Map. This will determine how many bedrooms and size of home that can be built. 3. Another issue that can arise is if there...
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By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
It's so hard to say goodbye. Almost inevitably, business relationships come to an end.  You want them to last forever, and while many may be long term, nothing lasts forever. Clients' needs and expectations change.  People in power move on.  Others die.  Saying goodbye and knowing how to say it is part of the sales process. To view full blog, go to:  http://publicrelationstoday.blog.com    
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
12/06/-12/12/08-Coldwell Banker continues to make it's mark in -Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 Again there are 22 offices in the town of Yorktown. We are just 4.5% of the offices in Yorktown. Coldwell Banker of Yorktown was the listings agent on 40% of the homes that went into contract between 12/06/-12/12/08 Thomas SantoreAssociate BrokerColdwell Banker845-590-5488 Visit my web sites at http://realestatesallhere.com and http://icansellyourland1.com   
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Marketing Tips #11, Westchester County real estate-What it takes! 35. You need to stand out from the crowd. You can not please everybody but you nee to be relevant in your marketing to the clients you want to attract. 36. Your brand is your promise. A successful brand is a promise delivered. You better make sure you can deliver on your promise. 37. Always surround yourself with colleges and friend that are more successful than you. 38. You should always have and optimistic view of what ever you are doing. 39. An attitude of I can will go pretty far in any business atmosphere. Visit My Web Sites at  http://www.realestatesallhere.com/   http://www.tomshouseofforeclosures.com/     http://www.icansellyourland1.comBusiness Opportunity  http://www.thomassantore.energy526. Past Post! Marketing...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Things are changing for Westchester County Real Estate--Flood zones-beware of them. There has been some talk about new flood zones in Westchester and Putnam County. If you were previously not in a flood zone, you might be know. You can go to http://www.floodsmart.gov to find out, but I recommend (if it shows up as in the flood zone) you have your insurance company determine if you really are in a flood zone. Visit My Web Sites at  http://www.realestatesallhere.com/   http://www.tomshouseofforeclosures.com/     http://www.icansellyourland1.comBusiness Opportunity  http://www.thomassantore.energy526. Past Blogs  Our Westchester County Real Estate-Homes priced well are still SELLING!!!!                           
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
LOOKING TO SELL MY VACANT LAND, SHOULD I HAVE A SURVEY DONE? The answer is YES. Already having a survey of your property when you market it will speed up the selling process in more ways than one. 1st, buyers looking at your property will be able to determine where it begins and ends. This is important if your property is to be built on so set backs can be gaged as to whether or not the buyer can put what they want on the property. 2nd, you want to made aware of the possibilities of potential legal problems, such as encroachments and easement that are on the property. 3rd, you need to make sure of what you are selling. A friend of mine bought a piece of property a few years ago and there was no survey. The owner was not willing to pay for one so he sold the property to my friend for les...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Westchester County Real Estate--Homes that are priced well are still SELLING!!!! Especially in Yorktown. There have been some homes that came on the market in the last 6 Months that had accepted offers in the first 6 weeks of being on the market. Why do some homes sell faster than others? It's a very easy question to answer. The homeowners priced there homes according to the present market and made sure the condition matched the price. These two combinations make for a quick and good sale when the competition is not priced accordingly. As more and more people realize this, their will be able to sell thier homes also. We also need to do away with agents overpricing a home just to get the listing. Having a few well priced listings is better than a lot of overpriced listings. Visit My Web ...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Are you looking to sell your VACANT LAND? How to find the right AGENT to SELL your Property!!! Listing your VACANT LAND for SALE can be very trying. Most agents in the business have never listed or even sold a piece of VACANT LAND. You are going to want and AGENT with EXPERIENCE in BOTH LISTING and SELLING LAND. The first way to do this is to ask them for a list of PAST and PRESENT LISTINGS. If they can not produce these than they are not the right agent for you. The second thing you want is a list of actual sales. This is sometimes more important than a lot of listings because it shows they can get the job done. The third thing is their knowledge of what it takes to get approvals in your area to build on the property. Also the knowledge of who can help you get these approvals and the r...
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By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Cool Head, Easily Said When I first explored the public relations field, an early mentor told me that the foundation of the practice was really common sense and, primarily, always encouraging clients to keep a cool head, no matter.  Some may say, easily said, but hard in practice, considering that all human activity is, after all, human. Too view this full post, go to:  http://publicrelationstoday.blog.com/  For additional information, contact Bill Primavera at bill@primaverapr.com or WilliamPrimavera@aol.com
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Marketing Tips #10, Westchester County real estate-What it takes! 31. A personal photograph is very important. A classic head and shoulders shot is more memorable than a full body shot and more professional. 32. Business cards can serve two purposes. You can include a resource or chart on the reverse side. 33. Websites and blogs are an extension of you. Remember to answer e-mails and question as quickly as possible. treat them as they were phone calls. 34. Your personal logo is very important and should set you aside from your competition. Visit My Web Sites at  http://www.realestatesallhere.com/   http://www.tomshouseofforeclosures.com/     http://www.icansellyourland1.comBusiness Opportunity  http://www.thomassantore.energy526. MORE TO FOLLOW! Past Post! Marketing Tips #9, Westchester...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
11/23/-12/05/08-Coldwell Banker continues it's dominance-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 Coldwell Banker is continuing to dominate Yorktown Heights Real Estate. Again there are 22 offices in the town of Yorktown. We are just 4.5% of the offices in Yorktown. Coldwell Banker of Yorktown was the listings agent on 16% of the homes that closed between 11/23/-12/05/08. We were the listing agents on 50% of the new listings and 33% of the listings that went to a pendings status. Coldwell Banker and it's superior Internet advertising, combined with it's elite core of agents has again made the difference in this up ans down market we are presently experiencing. These stats are based om WPMLS stats. Thomas SantoreAssociate BrokerColdwell Banker845-590-5488 Visit my ...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Marketing Tips #9, Westchester County real estate-What it takes! My tips are as basic as you can get. This is part of what makes them very doable for everyone!!! 27. I have spoken about the Internet, fliers, postcards and e-mail. These items all have a place in marketing your listings. Don't make a mistake by only using a couple of these items. You should use them all. 28. Photographs are very important! you should take a course or 2 to familiarize you with pixels and sizing for the Internet and for printed ads. 29. virtual tours have become very important. Most buyers will start their home sear.ch on line and if homes do not have a virtual tour they will be passed by. 30. What ever type of advertizing you use make sure you contact information is esily found on them. Always include you ...
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By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Local Businesses in My Own Hometown Respond To the Economic Downturn    Communications and price points head the list with customers        The financial crisis that captured headlines in late September has reached global proportions, and the news seems worse each day about how it is affecting all aspects of American life.  Most of us, however, relate to bad news on a very local level. How is the economic downturn affecting our businesses in our own areas? Too view this full post, go to:  http://publicrelationstoday.blog.com/  For additional information, contact Bill Primavera at bill@primaverapr.com or WilliamPrimavera@aol.com
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
More Marketing Tips #8, Westchester County real estate-What it takes! My tips are as basic as you can get. This is part of what makes them very doable for everyone!!! 23. One of the easiest ways to get a home sold is to sen t copies of new listings to the top agents in your area. Sell them on the price and they will sell your home. An e-mail flier will get the job.   24. This one is a bit of a recap. Put your name , picture and all your contact information on everything. The exception to this is your closing gift. The followup items mentioned in the previous tips will get you the referrals. 25. Listings with many photos will ensure that Internet buyers will not pass you over. The more picture the better the chances you will get a buyer from the Internet. 26. Sellers who feel you have do...
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By Michael Trinchitella, Putnam Westchester Real Estate
(Putnam, Westchester Real Estate)
A popular search in our area are homes for sale in the Yorktown Central School District. I have made the search easy for buyers looking for a home in Yorktown. Please check out the following link: Homes for sale with Yorktown Schools.   Michael TrinchitellaYorktown Heights NY Real Estate Putnam Westchester Real Estate  
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Coldwell Banker is just dominating Yorktown Heights Single Family real estate!!! In the last 60 days Coldwell Banker has been the listing agent on 36% of the single family home that have sold in Yorktown Heights. (based on WPMLS reported sales) In a time when sales are hard to come by I think you need a team of successful agents to represent you in the sale of your home you need to call; Thomas SantoreAssociate BrokerColdwell Banker845-590-5488 Visit my web sites at http://realestatesallhere.com and http://icansellyourland1.com Past Blogs Selling your vacant land-This was a better year than last year to be selling your vacant land!! Weekly Inventory 11/15/08-11/211/06/-11/23/08-Coldwell Banker continues it's dominance-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 3/08-...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Selling your vacant land-This was a better year than last year to be selling your vacant land!! Last year at this time we closed on 25 vacant land deals in upper Westchester and Putnam Counties. This we have closed on 29 up 14% from last year. There are also 10 deals in contract, of which 6 are pending. This is a far cry from the 54 vacant land deals closed in 2006. Even if all the pending and in contract deals close we will still be down 18% from 2006. Thomas SantoreAssociate BrokerColdwell Banker845-590-5488 Visit my web sites at http://realestatesallhere.com and http://icansellyourland1.com Past Blogs 11/06/-11/23/08-Coldwell Banker continues it's dominance-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 3/08-Report-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
11/06/-11/23/08-Coldwell Banker continues it's dominance-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 Coldwell Banker has continued to get the job done in Yorktown Heights. Again there are 22 offices in the town of Yorktown. Coldwell Banker of Yorktown was the listings agent on 66% of the homes that closed this week. Coldwell Banker and it's superior Internet advertising, combined with it's elite core of agents has again made the difference in this up ans down market we are presently experiencing. Thomas SantoreAssociate BrokerColdwell Banker845-590-5488 Visit my web sites at http://realestatesallhere.com and http://icansellyourland1.com Past Blogs Weekly Inventory 11/15/08-11/23/08-Report-Westchester County Real Estate-Yorktown Heights, New York 10598   Sold!!! 1297 ...
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