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3 Keys to Shopping for Westchester County Real Estate

Shopping for Real Estate in Westchester County can be daunting. It’s not like Manhattan, or Long Island or other parts of the Metropolitan area. It’s a challenge for a beginner to zero in a on town, a school district and, in some cases even to zero in on Tax...

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Buying a Newly Constructed House

Buying a newly constructed house is always exciting. You have the option of picking the features you want. However, there are challenges associated with a brand new house. You have to make sure your builder is reputable, the community is sound and the house will be...

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Septic Tanks? Oil Heat? Well Water? In Westchester?!?!?!

I find that quite often buyers are surprised when they start shopping for Homes in Westchester County, that some of features of these quite expensive yet modest properties are things you would expect see in homes that are way off the grid or that were built 75 years...

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Commuting From Westchester County: More Than Just Train Times

Working with Home buyers in the Westchester Real Estate Market, I hear this all the time… “I don’t want to be on the train for more than XX minutes” And the argument is valid. Living in the suburbs, the commute to Grand Central becomes engrained as part of your life....

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Do I need a Generator???

As time has gone on, it has become expected that homes in high end areas all have central AC. In the Westchester Real Estate market, I don’t think I can recall seeing a home listed for over 1.5 million dollars that did not have central air conditioning. In recent...

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How Much Should I Budget For Closing Costs???

When buying a home in Westchester County, you’re already spending top dollar on some of the most sought after real estate in the Country. Whether your focus is on an amazing property, a great commute or a top school district most buyers wind up spending their full...

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New Home Inspection : There are always issues

No matter if my client is looking at New Construction in Scarsdale, Condos in Croton or Chappaqua Real Estate, I urge the buyer to have a licensed engineer conduct an inspection prior to execution of the contract. Most of us don’t know sheetrock from shingles so...

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What to do if your Neighbor Lists His Home Lower than Yours

One scenario I have seen multiple times in the Westchester Real Estate Market is a client listing a home, only to be undercut just a short time later by a similar home nearby. Our area has well-regarded schools. Well regarded schools come with high property taxes, so...

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A Tale of Two Markets

One of the most common questions I am asked by buyers and sellers alike is “How is the market in Westchester” ? My answer today : “The housing market in Westchester is split”… What does that mean? It’s not split between buyers and sellers, by north or south, or even...

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