Chappaqua, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yes, I did...and it feels so good!!!! Now, let me explain...just so you don't think I'm completely crazy. This morning, I met with a customer from Chappaqua NY 10514, my home town.  Turns out we both went to the same high school (Horace Greeley) but 4 yrs apart, so we never met.  She seemed nice, and we definitely hit off.  She had a LOT of damage from Hurricane Irene and is well over the limit her insurance will pay and she has been coming out of pocket for a bunch of items and is trying to do everything as inexpensively as possible. Because of all of this, she can't afford to recarpet the basement - at least not for now.  Instead, she will just paint it. She simply wants to replace the carpet on the steps, so it's a tiny job.  She was up front with me about that before I came, and I a...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yesterday, as I was driving back home from my afternoon appointment I was thinking about how powerful this concept of a Power Team can be when it's really done well.  It reminded me of one of my most successful and rewarding projects from when I worked at Procter and Gamble...we had a small power team...me (Marketing), a sales person and a finance person.  We were all top notch and we worked as if we were attached at the hip and launched a whole initiative in 3 months - from concept to execution w/ a sales kick off meeting.  We recognized right away that we were a Power Team and how together we were way more effective than any of us individually.  They started to call us the Dream Team. So back to reality... Yesterday's customer is looking to do some dustless sanding & refinishing.  As ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Restaurant picks - Chappaqua NY 10514 Chappaqua is my hometown, so I thought it would be fun to choose my favorite restaurants.  The town has gone through a bunch of changes over the years. Le Jardin du Roi - Great French bistro.  Great decor...you can eat outside.  Beautiful flowers. 95 King St.  (914) 238-1368 Mario's Pizza - The mainstay - it's been in Chappaqua forever.  Best pizza.  'Nuff said.  13 King St.  (914) 238-3858 Crabtree Kittle House - I think this is my Dad's favorite. He's picky, so that really says something.  He'll often select this for restaurant for his birthday dinner.  Amazing food.  11 Kittle Rd.  (914) 666-8044 Spoon Asian Fusion.  I have not been there, but it sounds really good, so next time, this is first on my list.  45 King St.  (914) 238-1988 View Larger Map
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This provides the Chappaqua School Board Membership and Committee assignments for the school year 2011-2012 The Chappaqua school district is one of the best in the nation and has been consistently.  If you have an interest in seeing who is on the Board and contacting them, please see below.  The Board is made up of 5 community members and they each serve for 3 yrs. Their terms are staggered, and they are elected every May.   Alyson Kiesel, President, e-mail: alkiesel@ccsd.ws (term expires June 30, 2012)   -  Audit Committee   -  Policy Committee   -  Communications Committee   -  Chappaqua School Foundation - liaison Jeffrey Mester, Vice President, e-mail: jemester@ccsd.ws(term expires June 30, 2013)  -  Audit Committee  -  Facilities Committee  -  Green Committee - liaison  -  Horace G...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Horace Greeley Quakers Football Schedule 2011 - Chappaqua NY 10514 Here's to a great year for Horace Greeley.  Go Quakers.  Let's support our local team and make sure this is a winning season. For more information on the varsity team roster and their record, check out the official Greeley Sports website.  On here, you can see the schedules for JV, Freshman, middle school, etc as well as the other sports, pictures, videos.  A lot of great info. Go Quakers!                                                                    Opponent                                                   Location DateTimeOpponentLocation   Pre-Season 9/1 4:00 PM Scrimmage  Somers High School -   9/3 9:00 AM Pleasantville HS Horace Greeley HS -   Regular-Season 9/10 1:30 PM Roosevelt HS (Yonkers) Horace Greeley H...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Chappaqua NY 10514? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple. We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a true estimate for you. And, third, of course it is more convenient this way. We provide guidance - Which is the best type of flooring for your environment and your budget? We'll help expl...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
The Flooring Girl (that's me) is making waves again.  Luck is definitely on my side.  I'm in Panera Bread...because not only do they have good food, but they have internet access, so I'm hanging out here more and more often.  I had to shift tables as my battery was running low, so I went to the front section w/ the outlets.  Ran into someone I recognized from a Tweet up at the end of last year.  I said, I think I know you...You work for The Patch in Chappaqua, right?  (Chappaqua is my hometown, so everything Chappaqua has a place in my heart).  He said, "Yes, I'm Tom and you're the girl who does tile and hardwood, right?" I said "Right, but now I'm known as The Flooring Girl and I just started my own website/blog with that name." The woman next to him checked it out while we were talkin...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
It's a small world in Chappaqua NY 10514 I love when little coincidences happen.  Yesterday, I went to visit one of my customers in Armonk NY which is right next to Chappaqua, my hometown.  My customer is super nice and I'm looking forward to installing a beautiful Karastan wool carpet for them. This couple found me online, and the wife loved that it was a woman owned business.  The husband loved my background w/ my Ivy League education and MBA from a top Biz school and that I worked at Procter & Gamble - a place where he had done business with earlier in his career.  I originally met them months ago, and now finally, they are ready to go so I went there today to help choose a matching color for the bar area and pick up the deposit. I told them about how we will be on TV and they were s...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market report for Chappaqua, NY for the 2nd quarter of 2011. It covers single family homes in the Chappaqua from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. All data is from the Empire Access MLS.  In the 2nd quarter  of 2011, Chappaqua had 35 closings at a median sale price of $745,000. In the 2nd quarter  of 2010, Chappaqua had 37 closings at a median sale price of $773,000. Volume and prices are quite steady compared to the same time period last year. They are down just a little bit, but they remain steady.    There are 42 homes currently under contract at a median asking price of $899,000. This is $100,000 more than the median sale price, so higher end inventory is moving.  There are 186 active listings at a median asking price of $989,000. Higher cost homes take longer to sell, an...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Please join me in Welcoming Joanna Cohlan to Active Rain - Interior Decorator and Home Stager. Joanna is amazing Interior Decorator and Home Stager for Westchester county.  You should see her eye for color and flair for style.  She helps transform homes from drab to fab.  Whether it's remodeling a kitchen, giving the personal touch to a master bedroom or staging a whole home for sale, Joanna is wonderful and everything she touches turns to gold. Joanna just joined Active Rain and we had a fun training session yesterday.  She just wrote her first plog post last night and I'm so proud.  Please give her a warm Active Rain welcome and leave her a comment.    
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By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
        Interior decoration is the mid-twentieth century's contribution to the arts of living. Only in that time has the planning for, selection and placement of home furnishings been elevated to a profession.   Prior to this, decorating was for the elite who relied upon the help, guidance and instruction of architects or craftsmen including high end cabinetmakers like Chippendale and Hepplewhite in England and Duncan Phyfe in the U.S. However, the work of these artists was not accessible to the average household.          Modern technology and engineering have democratized design and brought great products and style to everyone. Increased global travel has inspired manufacturers and designers so that there is no longer "one right look" for any home. A Kilim rug now shares space with an...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
What can you buy in Chappaqua, NY for $443,000? Well, just today a buyer found out. They closed on my listing at 374 Quaker Road in Chappaqua and they got a 3 bedroom ranch in move in condition with a new granite and stainless steel kitchen, 2 new bathrooms, a den, formal dining room, and an almost completely renovated interior. It has great hardwood floors, crown molding, and a beautiful fireplace. It is set on over a third of an acre on a cul-de-sac with a paver rear patio and a 1-car garage. The location is stellar, mere minutes from downtown, schools, shopping and the train station. It was featured in  New York Times article this past February, and their offer was accepted not long afterward. It was on the market a mere 27 days before going under contract. The folks got a fantastic ...
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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 Chappaqua 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 c...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the market report for single family homes sold in the Chappaqua school district for the first quarter of 2011. All information is sourced fom the Empire Access Multiple Listing Service.  In the first quarter of 2011, there were 15 closings with a median sale price of $946,500.  In the first quarter of 2010, there were 17 closings with a median sale price of $900,000.  I would characterize this as about even with last year. Median price is certainly up, but we're two sales behind. Chappaqua is stable, which is not surprising for such a nice place.  21 homes are currently under contract at a median asking price of $787,000 (one of them is  mine!). People are coming in and making deals, albeit on the less expensive side of the market. But sellers are packing. 142 homes are active ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Greetings to all my Active Rain buddies.  As some of you know, my franchise Floor Coverings International just got a website makeover.  I'm very excited as there are several upgrades from a functionality standpoint as well as SEO and some nice design features. Westchester Flooring - Floor Coverings International We had a training webinar today and they mentioned that there will be a contest for whoever has the most "likes" on their home page.  Not sure what we win yet, but I'd like to win and by "liking" my page it will help my SEO. Don't worry - you won't get any spam...this is my website and I won't blast you with emails. I will be making some more updates to the site over the next 2-3 weeks....can't wait to find the time.
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Okay, I can definitely stand to lose a few pounds - prob. at least 10.  I think April 1st will be when I get more serious about it...I will start swimming (I need to wait until the water is a bit warmer; otherwise I risk messing up this habit).  I love to swim as it's really relaxing and fairly easy to do (you don't get too sweaty either which is a nice bonus). Anyway, yesterday, I took 1 big step to help prime myself for April 1st.  I brought back the ankle weights!  This is a pretty simple way to lose some weight and tone your legs...doing what you are already doing...walking.  I bought these weights about 4 yrs ago - I think at Sears.  They are just 1 pound each and they strap over your ankles w/ velcro and are easily hidden underneath your pants. So, now, every time I walk somewhere...
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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 Chappaqua 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 hardwoo...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
This is the walking tour I filmed today while the New York Times photographer took pictures.  This is not glitzy, but it does give answers and a good feel for the home. After the tour was uploaded, I printed fact sheets that included a QR code linking to the walking tour for people that drive by.  I believe that video will be taking a more prominent role in the sale of real estate going forward, and that walking tours like this are more desirable than virtual tours. There is nothing "virtual" about this. You are seeing the home from my eyes. Overall, it takes less than 15 minutes to take the video, upload it, and print brochures up with the QR code to the video that people can access as soon as they pull their car over and scan the code. This is more than a talking house, this is a walk...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
2 Neustadt Ln Chappaqua, NY 10514 Chappaqua, NY 10514 - 4 Bedroom Rental Gorgeous Chappaqua Classic Contemporary For Rent - close to all in quiet sought after neighborhood. Interior Features: Family Room, Basement, Appliances, Den/Office, Dining Room, Central Air, Pantry, Walk-In Closet, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Main Floor Bathroom, Laundry Room, Forced Air. Exterior Features: Deck/Patio. Price: $4,700 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Multiple Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 4 Baths:4 Half Baths:1 Square Feet: 3272 Year Built: 1969 MLS #: 3037093 www.phyllislerner.com For more information contact: Legends Realty Group LLC Phyllis Lerner REALTOR Cell: 914-438-7556 phyllislou@aol.com www.phyllislerner.com Copyright © 2011 Phyllis Lerner. All rights reserved.
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