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Home Buyer Protection During COVID-19 Pandemic

Home Buyer Protection During COVID-19 Pandemic

This is not the same world we lived in 2 weeks ago. Everyday life is barely recognizable. But this too shall pass. And the spring Westchester Real Estate market is not only ongoing, but exciting times are waiting for us on the other side.  So whether you are...

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Buyer’s Season In Westchester County Real Estate Starts Now

Buyer’s Season In Westchester County Real Estate Starts Now

2019 was a great year selling Westchester County real estate at NestEdge Realty. The theme of the last two years stayed very much the same. The lower end of the market remained quite strong, while the upper end of the market would undoubtedly be considered a buyers...

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A Townhouse in Chappaqua that is Beyond Perfection

A Townhouse in Chappaqua that is Beyond Perfection

Homes for Sale Chappaqua We've discussed in detail on this blog that the demand for townhomes is healthy. The reasons are plentiful. Easy layouts, less hassles with maintenance, easy to buy & sell and access to top rated Westchester County School districts with...

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An Exceptional Chappaqua Real Estate Value

An Exceptional Chappaqua Real Estate Value

Homes for Sale in Chappaqua Marketing homes for sale in Chappaqua, or marketing the rest of the real estate in Westchester County is often a daunting task. But sometimes, your clients make it easier for you. I have the honor this week of listing 14 Cowdin Lane in...

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Major Class Action Lawsuit & Broker Commission Rebates

Major Class Action Lawsuit & Broker Commission Rebates

Broker Commission Rebates in the Westchester County Real Estate Market https://youtu.be/ZOfg9kbuqj8 A major class action lawsuit should raise the awareness of Broker Commission Rebates for those looking for homes for sale in Chappaqua, homes for sale in Scarsdale and...

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Maximizing Value for Westchester County Real Estate

Maximizing Value for Westchester County Real Estate

Buying a Home in Westchester County As part of growing NestEdge Realty into one of the Premier realtors for buying and selling real estate in Westchester County I spend a good deal of my time hiring and interviewing new agents. When I am speaking to a prespective...

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Expansion vs Upgrading Westchester County

Expansion vs Upgrading Westchester County

Westchester County Real Estate At NestEdge Realty we focus on buying and selling homes in the entire Westchester County Real Estate Market. We represent buyers and sellers from the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound and from Pelham all the way up to Somers. Our...

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Pitfalls & Risks of Buying Real Estate in Westchester County

Pitfalls & Risks of Buying Real Estate in Westchester County

Westchester County Real Estate As a Broker selling real estate in Westchester County, I have a myriad of different tasks that I must perform for my clients looking at homes for sale in Chappaqua or in other areas throughout the county. I need to assist my home buyers...

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Broker Commission Rebates: The Way to Win a Bidding War

Broker Commission Rebates: The Way to Win a Bidding War

Westchester County Real Estate The question that I am asked most often by my clients who are buying Westchester real estate is “How is the market?” My agents and I at NestEdge Realty represent home buying clients for all of Westchester County. I primarily focus on...

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Buying Westchester County Real Estate the Smart Way

Buying Westchester County Real Estate the Smart Way

Broker Commission Rebates in Westchester The internet has changed the way we live our lives. You’ve heard this 1000 times. It’s changed the way we communicate, it has changed the way we work, the way we shop, the way we bank, the way we play and even the way we date....

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Know Your Sellers Motivation and You’ll Get a Great Deal

Know Your Sellers Motivation and You’ll Get a Great Deal

Westchester Real Estate Buying Real Estate in Westchester County is often the largest purchase of my client's lives. Whether my clients are shopping for Homes for Sale in Chappaqua, Townhomes in Briarcliff Manor, Estates in Scarsdale or anything in between, the...

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Townhomes Vs Single Family Homes in Westchester County

Townhomes Vs Single Family Homes in Westchester County

Westchester Real Estate In my job representing buyers of real estate in Westchester County, I come across various types of clients. The most common type of homebuyer that I serve are families that are growing. Generally, these families are currently living in or...

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Changes to the Mansion Tax and Transfer Tax in Westchester?

Changes to the Mansion Tax and Transfer Tax in Westchester?

New York State Has Made Changes to the Mansion Tax and Transfer Tax There is no getting around the unfortunate and painful fact that New York is one of the highest taxed states in the Union. Moreover, within New York, Westchester County, along with Nassau County on...

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Tips for Negotiating Home Inspections in Westchester County

Tips for Negotiating Home Inspections in Westchester County

Westchester Real Estate I represent buyers and sellers of Real Estate in Westchester County, an area just north of New York City that features easy commute times to Manhattan and some of New York's Highest Rated school districts. In my opinion, Westchester County...

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Katonah, A Great Choice in Northern Westchester County

Katonah, A Great Choice in Northern Westchester County

Westchester Real Estate NestEdge Realty represents buyers and sellers in every corner of Westchester County. Our firm has represented clients in transactions as far south as Pelham & Bronxville and as far north as Somers. Though my specific focus is on selling...

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Why is My House in Westchester County Not Selling???

Why is My House in Westchester County Not Selling???

Westchester Real Estate People get attached to their homes. And why wouldn't they? A house is a lot more than Brick & Mortar. Its the place "where your life happens". But circumstances change. People move jobs, relocate, families grow, kids graduate from the...

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Somers : Prime Westchester County Real Estate

Somers : Prime Westchester County Real Estate

Somers Real Estate Somers is a beautiful town in northern Westchester County, NY, which offers great suburban life with convenient access to Lower Westchester, Connecticut and a reasonable commute to Manhattan via the Metro North Railroad to Grand Central Terminal....

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Westchester County – Sports Fan Paradise for Homeowners

Westchester County – Sports Fan Paradise for Homeowners

Westchester County Real Estate Owners Have Access to All Sports One of the best advantages of being a Westchester County homeowner: The proximity of an array of spectator sports within a short drive of your home. Whether major league sports in a world-class venue or...

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Have The Seller Remove the Buried Oil Tank

Have The Seller Remove the Buried Oil Tank

Westchester County Home buyers should make sure the buried oil tank is removed and remediated before closing. I find myself saying one thing over and over again. There is no such thing as a “perfect property”. And this is not only true for the areas I focus on; My...

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FAQ : Mansion Tax in Westchester County

FAQ : Mansion Tax in Westchester County

About the Mansion Tax in Westchester County Buying real estate in Westchester County, or anywhere else for that matter can be a scary and nerve-racking experience. For most of my first-time home buyers, whether they are buying  new homes in Chappaqua or townhouses in...

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Top Five Reasons to Buy a Home in Westchester County

Top Five Reasons to Buy a Home in Westchester County

Westchester County offer Home Buyers Advantages that Long Island, Northern Jersey and Connecticut Cannot As the founder of NestEdge Realty, I am focused on selling Real Estate in Westchester County. I have many different kinds of clients. I have retirees who are...

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Tax Advantages for New Home Buyers in Westchester County

Tax Advantages for New Home Buyers in Westchester County

Westchester Home Buyers Can Save on taxes I love living in Westchester County. To be exact, I live with my family in Chappaqua, a destination we chose for the high ranked Chappaqua Central school district, inherent beauty and sense of community. We moved here after...

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My Work Doesn’t End When You Close

I just got back from a walkthrough with a client. But this wasn't a typical walk-through. A typical walkthrough is completed right before closing. This client closed months ago. Let me explain. When I started selling Westchester Real Estate, I strived to make my...

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How Long Does a Home Renovation Take in Westchester County?

Most of my clients have the ideal property they want already built in their head. It is in a highly ranked Westchester School District, it was renovated within the last 6 months by a top contractor and designer, it has low property taxes for Westchester County, it is...

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Should I Grieve My Westchester Property Taxes

What is the hardest part of selling real estate in Westchester County? Well, if it is a home buyer trying to decide where to buy a house, the answer is simple: Property Tax The Property taxes in Westchester County are some of the highest in the country. Property taxes...

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Pick One Top Westchester Real Estate Agent

In 2016 when I founded NestEdge Realty, the business model was simple. My goal was to blend all the services offered by old-school, traditional real estate agents and couple it by offering buyers and sellers significant benefits that technology and forward-thinking...

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Living in Briarcliff Manor

Many of my clients who shop for Real Estate in Chappaqua also shop for Real Estate In Briarcliff Manor. And it makes sense. Both towns are consistently amongst highest ranked school districts in Westchester County, the Westchester County property taxes are the same...

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Buying a Home in Westchester County??? See it Twice!!!

Through my time working in the Westchester Real Estate Market I have come in contact with all types of clients. Some are just starting their search and learning all there is to know about the various towns and highest ranked Westchester school districts. Others are...

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If the House Never Sold, It’s Probably Still for Sale

The last several years Westchester County has been plagued with historically low inventory. Though the real estate market in Chappaqua, Scarsdale and the rest of the county have shown pockets of weakness, especially at the high end, values have remained strong simply...

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How was the Westchester Real Estate Market in 2018?

In my last career, the 18 years I spent on Wall Street, information was easy to come by. Determining how the financial markets performed on an annual basis was available at the push of a button. In my real estate career, that ease of information is a pipe dream...

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Why Not Consider Chappaqua?

As we all know, the Real Estate Market is cyclical. There are buyer's markets and seller's markets. But those terms are in a broad sense. Through my time working selling property in Westchester County, I have also seen that from time to time some towns defy the trends...

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A Deal is Deal…But Not Until It’s Signed…

In the Westchester Real Estate Market, or even in New York State as a whole, the laws we have in place that govern buying and selling of real property present this moral dilemma: "If a Seller Accepts an offer, and informs the buyer of this decision, the seller...

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NestEdge Will Beat the Redfin Rebate

We are in a brave new world of buying and selling Real Estate in Westchester County. Whether you are shopping for Homes in Chappaqua, Property in Scarsdale or Condos in White Plains, the little-known truth is this: Broker Commission Rebate Home Buyers can get cash...

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You Should Bid the Full Asking Price…Today!!!

In the Westchester Real Estate Market you run into all types of situations. A Property for sale in Scarsdale might be very competitive and have multiple bids on the first weekend. A property in Chappaqua might be on the market for 200 plus days without a bid. It's all...

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16 Things a Good Buyer’s Agent Should do

There is so much uniqueness about the Westchester Real Estate Market from area to area. The towns are different…the housing stock is vastly different…The scenery is different…the commutes are different. Chappaqua Real Estate Vs Scarsdale Real Estate Vs Pleasantville...

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The Westchester Real Estate Market in 2019

Happy New Year!!! The Winter-Spring housing market of 2019 is upon us. As the weeks slide by and we approach the Superbowl, new listings should start trickling in. By Presidents day we should see a steady flow of Westchester Homes for Sale. By the time the NCAA...

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Don’t Trust Zillow on Property Taxes and Schools Districts

Whether you are looking for Real Estate in Westchester County or anywhere else in the Country; Zillow, Trulia or the other popular ‘aggregator sites’ are great tools at the disposal of home buyers. In fact, these websites have balanced out the access to information so...

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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. Whole Home...

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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. Inspections Are A Must Most of us don’t know sheetrock...

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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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6 Reasons Realtors Should Work For NestEdge Realty

Realtors are independent contractors, not employees. For all intents and purposes, realtors who work for any brokerage agency are truly running their own business with the support of that agency. Home buyers 90% of home buyers...

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4 Ways Real Estate Brokers Waste Buyers Time

I’ve been awake since 1975. I wake up every single day and my life progresses from one day to the next. This is true for almost everybody…well….except for Real Estate Brokers. They haven’t changed in my entire lifetime…and they will soon go the way of the dinosaur....

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5 Resources for Westchester County School Rankings

One of the key facets often considered by my buyers shopping for homes in Westchester County is the quality of schools in different towns. But gathering this information can often be difficult for two reasons. First, it is illegal in New York State for a Realtor to...

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4 Lies Your Agent Will Tell You in Order to Get A Listing

Agents are predators. They prey on sellers who don’t know there is a better way…a cheaper way…to sell their home. Traditionally, Realtors will charge a homeowner 6% of the price the seller receives from the transaction. Does that seem exorbitant? It is. To convince a...

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3 Ways to Avoid Paying the Mansion Tax

I consider New York to be one of the best places in the world to live. The State and City offer more opportunity in education and the arts than any other State I can think of. Avoid Paying the Mansion Tax But greatness comes at a cost. Whether you are searching for...

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It’s Your Equity, Don’t Waste It

You have loved your house since the day you bought it. You made it your home. You have memories here. But it was also like having another job. You've invested in renovations, replaced the roof, and designed the kitchen of your dreams. It's cost a small fortune making...

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The Pros and Cons of Owning a Pool in Westchester

Many buyers I know who are looking for new homes in both Northern Westchester and Southern Westchester seek either a home with a pool or a home that has an approved Pool Site. Ownership of a Pool My advice to buyers who have a pool as a must have is to buy a home...

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Need to Close Fast? How about a Leaseback?

No two clients are the same. No two situations are the same. It's never just as simple as helping a client find a home, assisting with negotiations and getting to the closing table. Each deal is chock full or challenges, surprises and obstacles. Highest Rated Schools...

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Ignore the Zestimate

The internet has improved our lives and made commerce more efficient. We can hail a cab, buy groceries, even sell a car for the best price without even leaving the sofa. I can argue that the internet has helped consumers in the world of Real Estate perhaps more than...

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The Best Restaurants in Northern Westchester (According to me)

Part of educating yourself on Westchester Real Estate lies outside of just the properties… Moving to the Burb's was a big decision for my family, probably one of the biggest we've ever faced. And I am quite confident we've made the right decision, but that is another...

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Mortgage Shopping 101

The majority of buyers looking for homes for sale in Westchester County are not paying cash for their new homes. Instead, they are seeking out mortgages to finance the homes of their dreams. However, whether it is Westchester Real Estate or another region, shopping...

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Sales Strategies That Won’t Sell Your Home

The Real Estate Market has changed drastically, not only in Westchester County, but nationally. The manner in which buyers and sellers find each other is unrecognizable now compared to 15 years ago. But Realtors are the same. They still try to employ the same tired,...

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6 Warning Signs Homebuyers Should Know

There are plenty of things home buyers should look out for when considering a new home. It can take days inspecting each aspect of a house. Instead, we recommend you look at specific elements that are easier to spot and can inform you immediately whether to pursue the...

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