Armonk, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This week, I was lucky enough to have 2 repeat customers.  They were very pleased with our work, and I'm so glad they called us for their next project. One of my customers in Armonk NY is so sweet.  Unfortunately, in January, they had a flood in their basement (water heater I think & thankfully covered by insurance).  The good news is that they weren't out of pocket and we used it as an opportunity for a new carpet...and importantly, one that was SOFTER vs. what they had before (same price, but better for the young kids who would sit on the floor of their playroom. Doubly unfortunately, one week after we installed this carpet, they had a major flood in an adjoining room.  I didn't find out about this until last week...because apparently in this room, they had all sorts of other issues (...
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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 Armonk 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 cabine...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
When refinishing hardwood floors in Westchester NY, many of my customers ask me about water-based polyurethane. Sometimes they have heard about this because they want to go more green and use less chemicals; other times they ask about this so that the project will get done faster.     My general preference is to use oil-based polyurethane rather than water based poly and here's why:   1. Oil based polyurethane looks better than water based. It's hard to explain this until you see the two side by side, but oil based just looks like the way we are accustomed to wood looking - it has some sheen (you can adjust whether it's satin finish, semi gloss or glossy).  Water based poly is just duller - the color is a bit duller as is the finish.  Take a look at at the National Wood Floor Associatio...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
My 7 year old niece always makes me laugh.  She is very smart and very funny.  My mom (also known as grandma to her) is setting up a dinner for my dad (also known as grampy to her).  My niece recently got an email acct (only used among family members).  Here's the email chain:   My Mom: You are all invited to the Moderne Barn in Armonk on XXX for the 50th anniversary of Grampy, Dad, Paul’s 21st birthday. Here is a link to the place http://www.modernebarn.com/about-moderne-barn/ Me;  I accept. Is he registered anywhere? LOL. My niece (7 yrs old):  Are we allowed to bring guests aka beanie babies? (side note: the beanie babies are presents from Auntie Debbie) My Mom: Our guest of honor has no registry (Your presence is your present); Additional guests may attend as long as they are quiet,...
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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 Armonk 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 hardwood f...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This weekend, we helped a family in Armonk NY who had a flood in their basement and needed a new carpet.  We've had a lot of calls lately to replace basement carpeting - I guess the snow and cold weather have caused all sorts of issues.  Usually, when the flood is caused by some sort of appliance (e.g. a water heater), your home owner's insurance covers it.  If the water is due to it seeping in from the outside, that is not usually covered unless you have flood insurance.  (Always check with your insurance agent). While having a flood of any sort is not fun at all and is incredibly inconvenient, in the end, sometimes it becomes an opportunity to make your room better.  This was a very nice family and thankfully, they had the professionals at Belfor Restoration in North White Plains.  Th...
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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 Armonk 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 - the w...
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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 Armonk, 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 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 help you find hardwoods that stand up well to pets or work well in kitchens. Just let us know what ...
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By Scott Richardson
(Westchester Real Estate Advocates)
ARMONK OUTDOOR ART SHOW Come and view some fine art at the popular Armonk Outdoor Art show in Armonk, NY. Located conveniently off i-684, and is sure to please all lovers of arts & crafts. THIS WEEKEND! Saturday & Sunday September 27-28th, 2008 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Map of Art Show Location CLICK HERE FOR A DISCOUNT COUPON FOR ADULT ADMISSION! Must do while your in town.... After you attend this fine art show, be sure to stop by our Open House just down the road. This special home will be featured in Westchester Magazines speculator home blog! Located on 2.38 rolling acres, original charm and detail throughout. 35 High Street * Join our Open House Sunday Sept. 28th from 1-4:00pm. Light Refreshments served.   ADDRESS: 35 High Street Armonk, NY 10504 PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 1:00 - 4:00 PM Offered...
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By Scott Richardson
(Westchester Real Estate Advocates)
First Time, New Home Buyer Tax Credit Please note the new home buyer tax credit is a “Credit” and not a deduction. Deductions are often less valuable than a credit. The actual credit is really also considered a “loan”. It is interest free, but is payable back over 15 year installments. The maximum you can qualify for is the lesser of 10% of the purchase price of the home, or $7,500 ($3,750 for married couples filing separately). The credit only pertains to First Time buyers, defined as an individual who has had no ownership interest in a principal residence for a three-year period ending on the date of the current home purchase. Also, there’s a small window for this credit. It only applies only to homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008, and before July 1, 2009. High-income homebuyer...
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By Scott Richardson
(Westchester Real Estate Advocates)
Check out the following link to search for your Armonk NY dream home. http://livearmonk.com/search-the-mls/ or follow the link: http://www.mlsfinder.com/ny_wpmls/scottrichardson?action=newsearchsession&zip_code=10504&state=ny&single_family=Y&single_family_detached=Y Interested in Armonk NY history? Nicole and I are both from North Castle/Armonk area. Nicole's family dates back over 5 generations in the area. Check out: http://livearmonk.com/history/ to view a recent slideshow of Armonk NY monuments and beautiful scenic countryside Have a question? Feel free to contact us anytime! Find us on meebo here: http://livearmonk.com/ (right side of screen) or simply fill out the following form: http://livearmonk.com/contact-us/ for a quick reply! Our new blog discusses living in armonk, ny 10504...
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By Scott Richardson
(Westchester Real Estate Advocates)
Hello & Happy August!The Richardson Realty Team Presents:YOUR ULTIMATE WESTCHESTER REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER *AUGUST EDITION 2008* Click Here to view Newsletter (link: http://rrteam.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/august-2008-newsletter.pdf) Also, Dont miss our new blog and website: www.LiveArmonk.com, where you can also view this newsletter at: http://livearmonk.com/newsletter/ This site discusses everything about Living in Armonk NY! Hot topics: Barron's Recent Cover Story: Are Home Prices about to bottom? Armonk, NY - town of North Castle, NY History, photos, real estate, and more information Enjoy! Thank you for viewing,Scott & NicoleRichardson Realty TeamKeller Williams NY & CT Realtywww.RichardsonRealEstate.org Richardsonrealtyteam@gmail.com 888 - RRT - KWRECell: 203-273-0055 If you know...
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In 1995 Donald Trump purchased 213 acres of land in the north eastern quadrant of Westchester County. This land spans three different towns, North Castle, New Castle and Bedford, New York.  The name of the property is Seven Springs and it cost him $7.5 million at the time.  This property belonged to Eugene Meyer, a Washington Post Editor who was the father of Katherine Graham. Originally Trump planned an 18 hold golf course but residents of the area were not happy and so the plans changed to 15 new homes being built and two existing properties being renovated, 9 in North Castle and 8 in Bedford. The Town of North Castle is comprised of the hamlets of North White Plains, Armonk and Banksville and is home to the Byram Hills School District.  The hamlet of Armonk is small and quaint with r...
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Homes that are priced well, not only sell faster, but get more money in the seller's pocket. Homes that go into contract within 30 days typically sell for 105 % of the asking price in the Armonk vicinity.There are currently 100 homes on the market in the Byram Hills School District with an average asking price of $1,602,028 for a 4 bedroom home with 3,752 SF. and an average market time i of 123 days. Homes typically sold for 95.4% of the last asking price.In 2007 , 191 single family homes sold with a median sales price of $1,050,000 in  the Byram Hills School District (as per the Westcheter-Putnam MLS) was $1,050,000. The minimum sold price was $265,000 and the highest sales price was $5,450,000.Colleen Gallagher, e-PRO  Associate  Broker O:(914) 273-1251 x 411 C:(914) 522-2777
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