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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
OPEN HOUSE - Sunday July 21st, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PMPOCANTICO HILLS HOME FOR SALE - 2 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd, Pleasantville , NY 10570 – JUST LISTED listed for $1,499,000Welcome to this stunning and large 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath colonial home located in the desirable Pocantico Hills School and Recreation area. The generous covered front porch invites you into the main entrance. The spacious entry hall leads to a formal living room, featuring a charming wood-burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, ample cabinetry, and elegant granite countertops. From here, sliding doors open to an oversized deck, perfect for entertaining, and a beautifully landscaped yard with abundant greenery. An enclosed screened porch provides an ideal spot for relaxing outdoors. A...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
JUST LISTED - Updated Renovated Tudor Home - For Sale @ $775,000 - Welcome to this charmingly renovated 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath Tudor nestled in the Kimball area of Yonkers, boasting an oversized lot. As you step into the entry hall, you're greeted by a spacious Living Room featuring a cozy fireplace and adorned with custom stained glass windows that allow plenty of natural light to stream in through triple windows. Gleaming hardwood floors extend throughout, enhancing the classic Tudor charm. Adjacent to the Living Room, the Formal Dining Room provides an elegant space for meals and gatherings, conveniently opening to an enclosed porch—a perfect spot to unwind or entertain. The Kitchen is a chef's delight, offering abundant cabinetry, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances. A dini...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
POCANTICO HILLS HOME FOR SALE - 2 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd, Pleasantville , NY 10570 – JUST LISTED listed for $1,499,000 Welcome to this stunning 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath colonial home located in the desirable Pocantico Hills School and Recreation area. around front porch invites you into the main entrance. The spacious entry hall leads to a formal living room, featuring a charming wood-burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, ample cabinetry, and elegant granite countertops. From here, sliding doors open to an oversized deck, perfect for entertaining, and a beautifully landscaped yard with abundant greenery. An enclosed screened porch provides an ideal spot for relaxing outdoors. Adjacent to the kitchen, a guest bedroom with a full bath offers convenience and pr...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
JUST LISTED - $775,000 - Welcome to this charmingly renovated 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath Tudor nestled in the Kimball area of Yonkers, boasting an oversized lot. As you step into the entry hall, you're greeted by a spacious Living Room featuring a cozy fireplace and adorned with custom stained glass windows that allow plenty of natural light to stream in through triple windows. Gleaming hardwood floors extend throughout, enhancing the classic Tudor charm. Adjacent to the Living Room, the Formal Dining Room provides an elegant space for meals and gatherings, conveniently opening to an enclosed porch a perfect spot to unwind or entertain. The Kitchen is a chef's delight, offering abundant cabinetry, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances. A dining alcove overlooks the expansive yard, ad...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
FULLY AVAILABLE AGAIN - DEAL FELL THROUGH - BUYER'S MORTGAGE WAS DECLINED - Listed @$775,000 - Charming Side Hall Colonial in the very heart of the Pocantico Hills Hamlet. Beautiful property abuts the Rockefeller State Park land. So many old world details throughout this well maintained home. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has been freshly painted throughout. Solid hardwood floors ready to be refinshed. Gorgeous period staircase in entry hall. Full walk out basement. Large level backyard. Driveway to garage. Lots of possibilties to make it your own. Short walk to Pocantico Hills School, Olympic size pool, baby pool, tennis/pickle ball & basketball courts, playgrounds & ball fields. Surrounded by Rockefeller State Park walking trails. Pocantico School boasts Pre-K (3 & 4 year olds) through ...
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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)
A Property Marketing Case StudyCase Study: Marketing a Residential Property in Westchester CountyProperty Details: Type: Single-family home Location: Westchester County, New York Size: 3,500 sq ft Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Lot Size: 1 acre Listing Price: $1,200,000 Objective: To sell the property within 90 days at the listing price or higher.Challenges: Competitive market with many similar listings. Limited interest from local buyers due to economic factors. The property required some cosmetic updates. Marketing Strategy: Professional Staging and Photography: Engaged a professional stager to enhance the home’s appeal. High-quality photos and a virtual tour were created to highlight the property’s best features. Digital Marketing: Created a dedicated property website with detailed informa...
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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)
The Top Neighborhoods to Buy a Home in Somers, NY  Somers, NY, is a charming town in northern Westchester County known for its suburban tranquility, excellent schools, and beautiful landscapes. Here are some of the top neighborhoods to consider when buying a home in Somers: 1. Heritage Hills Characteristics: Planned community with a variety of condos and townhomes. Amenities: Golf course, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse, and walking trails. Appeal: Ideal for those seeking a resort-like lifestyle with ample amenities and a strong sense of community. 2. Somers Chase Characteristics: Upscale residential area with spacious single-family homes. Amenities: Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Appeal: Perfect for famil...
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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)
The Top Neighborhoods to Buy a Home in the town of cortlandt, NY  Cortlandt, NY, offers a variety of appealing neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and amenities. Here are some of the top neighborhoods to consider when buying a home in the town of Cortlandt: 1. Croton-on-Hudson Characteristics: Scenic village with a mix of historic and modern homes. Amenities: Waterfront parks, hiking trails, and a vibrant downtown with shops and restaurants. Appeal: Ideal for those who appreciate a small-town feel with easy access to outdoor activities and public transportation to NYC. 2. Montrose Characteristics: Quiet, residential area with a variety of home styles. Amenities: Close to the Hudson River, Veterans Memorial Park, and the Hendrick Hudson Free Library. Appeal: Great for families...
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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)
143 Stone Meadow, South Salem NY Just came on the market  Oakridge Condominium in South Salem, New York offers a lovely one bedroom and one bathroom unit (that lives like a two bedroom) that spans 1,112 Square Feet. It has an upstairs loft area with a separate room currently used as a bedroom. The unit features a fully equipped Kitchen and spacious Living Room with large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The complex also provides amenities such as an inground pool, also a smaller pool, tennis court, basketball court and a club house for residents to enjoy. The Oakridge Condominium is located in a lovely and picturesque area, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and convenient living space. There is a small shed for storage outside.
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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)
The Top Neighborhoods to Buy a Home in Peekskill, NY  Peekskill, NY, is known for its vibrant community, rich history, and scenic Hudson River views. Here are some of the top neighborhoods to consider when buying a home in Peekskill: 1. Mortgage Hill Characteristics: Quiet, residential area with tree-lined streets and well-maintained homes. Amenities: Close to schools, parks, and local shops. Appeal: Ideal for families and those seeking a suburban feel within the city. 2. The Highlands Characteristics: Historic neighborhood with a mix of older homes and newer developments. Amenities: Proximity to downtown Peekskill, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Appeal: Popular among young professionals and families due to its convenient location. 3. Beech Hill Characteristics: Offers a mix of ...
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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)
The Top Neighborhoods to Buy a Home in Yorktown, NY Yorktown, NY, is a desirable area in Westchester County, known for its excellent schools, scenic beauty, and strong sense of community. Here are some of the top neighborhoods to consider when buying a home in Yorktown: 1. Shrub Oak Characteristics: Charming, family-friendly neighborhood with a mix of historic and modern homes. Amenities: Close to Shrub Oak Memorial Park, Lakeland High School, and various shopping options. Appeal: Ideal for families seeking a suburban lifestyle with easy access to local amenities. 2. Jefferson Valley Characteristics: Residential area with a mix of single-family homes and townhouses. Amenities: Home to the Jefferson Valley Mall, parks, and recreational facilities. Appeal: Perfect for those who want conve...
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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)
As a seasoned real estate agent with over 35 years of experience As a seasoned real estate agent with over 35 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of specializing in vacant land sales. Here’s what I’ve learned:Unique Market Dynamics: Vacant land transactions have their own intricacies. From zoning regulations to environmental assessments, understanding these nuances is crucial. Over the years, I’ve encountered various scenarios, which has honed my expertise in this specialized field.Top Seller Status: Consistently being among the top sellers of vacant land in Westchester and Putnam counties speaks to my knowledge and track record. My success is rooted in understanding the local market dynamics and providing exceptional service to clients.Answering Buyer Questions: Buyers often ha...
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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)
 Zoning laws for additions in Westchester & Putnam Counties in NY   Zoning laws for additions or renovations in Westchester and Putnam Counties can vary significantly from one municipality to another, as zoning is typically handled at the local level. Here are some general steps and considerations for understanding and navigating these laws: General Steps: Determine the Local Jurisdiction: Identify the specific town, village, or city where the property is located. Each has its own zoning regulations. Consult the Local Zoning Code: Review the local zoning code, which is usually available on the municipality’s website or at the local planning or building department. Check Zoning Districts: Identify the zoning district for your property and understand the permitted uses and restrictions f...
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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)
The Importance of Good Lighting in Your HomeGood lighting is more than just a practical necessity; it's a fundamental aspect of interior design that can transform the ambiance and functionality of your home. From enhancing aesthetics to influencing mood and productivity, the importance of good lighting cannot be overstated. Let's explore why investing in quality lighting is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting living space. Aesthetic Appeal: Well-planned lighting can elevate the aesthetics of your home by highlighting architectural features, artwork, and decor. Whether it's a statement chandelier in the foyer, strategically placed wall sconces, or accent lighting to showcase a beloved painting, the right lighting fixtures can add depth and visual interest to any room. Mood ...
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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)
Understanding the Importance of a Good Home LayoutThe layout of a home is much more than just the arrangement of rooms and corridors; it's the foundation upon which comfort, functionality, and lifestyle are built. A well-designed home layout can profoundly impact your daily life in numerous ways. Let's delve into why understanding the importance of a good home layout is essential for creating a space that meets your needs and enhances your quality of life. Optimal Use of Space: A good home layout maximizes the efficient use of space, ensuring that every square foot is utilized effectively. By carefully planning the placement of rooms, furniture, and storage solutions, you can minimize wasted space and create a more functional living environment. This is especially crucial in smaller hom...
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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)
Handling multiple job offers can be both exciting and challenging. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate through the process: Evaluate Each Offer: Start by carefully reviewing each offer. Consider factors such as salary, benefits, location, company culture, growth opportunities, work-life balance, and job responsibilities. Prioritize Your Preferences: Identify what matters most to you in a job. Is it a high salary, career advancement opportunities, a supportive work environment, or something else? Rank your priorities to help you make a decision. Research the Companies: Conduct thorough research on each company. Look into their values, reputation, financial stability, and future prospects. This will help you assess which company aligns best with your career goals and values. ...
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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)
Here are some important phone numbers and service providers for Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York: Emergency Services: Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies: 911 Local Government: Westchester County Government: (914) 995-2000 Putnam County Government: (845) 808-1000 Utilities: Con Edison (Electricity and Gas): 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) New York American Water (Water and Sewer): 1-877-426-6999 Optimum (Cable and Internet): 1-866-200-7273 Verizon (Landline, Internet, and TV): 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) Public Transportation: MTA Metro-North Railroad (Commuter Rail): 511 (in NY) or 1-877-690-5114 Bee-Line Bus (Westchester County): (914) 813-7777 Putnam Transit (Putnam County): (845) 878-RIDE (7433) Health Services: Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla): (914) 493-7000 Putn...
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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)
Here are five simple ways to save energy: Switch to LED Light Bulbs: LED bulbs use significantly less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer. By replacing your old bulbs with LEDs throughout your home, you can reduce your energy consumption for lighting by up to 75%. Unplug Electronics When Not in Use: Many electronics and appliances consume energy even when they're turned off but still plugged in. This phenomenon, known as standby power or vampire power, can account for a significant portion of your energy bill. Make it a habit to unplug devices like chargers, TVs, and computers when they're not in use, or use power strips to easily cut off power to multiple devices at once. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: When it's time to replace old appliances, opt for ener...
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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)
When considering home renovations for resale, it's important to focus on projects that offer a good return on investment (ROI) by increasing the property's value and appeal to potential buyers. Here are some renovations that typically provide the best ROI: Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home and can significantly impact a property's value. Focus on updates that improve functionality and aesthetics, such as replacing outdated appliances, upgrading countertops and cabinets, installing modern fixtures, and adding storage space. Bathroom Remodel: Upgrading bathrooms can also yield a high ROI. Consider replacing old fixtures, updating the vanity and countertops, installing a new toilet and bathtub/shower, and adding attractive tile work. Improving the bathr...
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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)
Inspecting your new home is a critical step in the home-buying process to ensure that the property is in good condition and free of any significant issues. Here's what you need to know about home inspections: Purpose: The primary purpose of a home inspection is to identify any existing or potential problems with the property. This includes structural issues, electrical and plumbing problems, HVAC system functionality, roof condition, moisture damage, and other concerns. Hiring an Inspector: It's essential to hire a qualified and experienced home inspector to conduct the inspection. Look for inspectors who are licensed, certified, and affiliated with reputable professional organizations. You can ask your real estate agent for recommendations or research inspectors in your area. Scope of ...
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