Mount Kisco, NY Real Estate News

By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Nestled on a hillside on the southern tip of Mount Kisco is Timber Ridge, a 49 townhouse development that consists of 2 and 3 bedroom condominium townhomes.   Built around 1984, they joined the other townhouse communities in Mount Kisco that were able to offer a solution to those home buyers that were not quite ready to buy a single family home.  With at least the same or more square footage than a small single family home, these homes with their eat-in kitchens, roomy main levels with living room plus dining area or separate dining room and 2 or three bedrooms on the second level offer a very comfortable alternative to a small home.    Timber Ridge townhouses have either one or two full baths plus a powder room on the main level.  Many have fireplaces, some have garages.  There is tons...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Set at the end of a quiet, tree lined street in Mount Kisco, West Glen Townhouse Condominiums is a small, picturesque complex that features 14 two bedroom townhouses.  The homes are approximately 1130 square feet and they have comfortable eat-in kitchens with a bay window.  The living room has sliding glass doors to a balcony.  The large master bedroom features dual closets.  The laundry is also located on the second level for convenience.   The homes all have garages leading upstairs to the main level.  There is additional room in the lower level for storage or an office.  The attic is accessible for storage.  There is also outdoor parking available for guests.   Due to its setting, West Glen residents enjoy the privacy that comes from being the last development on the street.  Being r...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Mount Kisco offers two complexes which offer "Active Adult" communities, a form of community which targets people over the age of 55 - and is completely different than the "senior housing" living such as "Assisted Living" & "Continuing Care Retirement," which offer daily assistance to their residents.  These Active Adult communities requires that at least one person in the household is 55 or older or disabled at any age.   Woodcrest Village Condominiums were built in 2005 on 25 acres off Route 172 in Mount Kisco, across the street from Leonard Park.  The 25 acre plot is partly in the town of Bedford.  Three buildings with 90 apartments were built, with 66 offered at below-market prices to those who fit the financial profile - part of an affordable housing project.  The others were sold ...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Safe on My Own There is a Red Cross program for children in grades 3 thru 5 who are interested in learning the safety measures of what to do when they find that they are alone on their own. Some topics discussed include: * What to say on the phone when you are home alone. * What to do when a person comes to your door when you are home alone. * How to be aware of stranger danger when outside your home and what to do about it. * When and how to call 911 and what to do in an emergency. * After successful completion of this one day course, participants will be American Red Cross Certified. When:  Wed. November 5, 2008 Time: 4 - 6 PM Where: Fox Senior Center * Carpenter Avenue * Mount Kisco Fee: $15.00 Register by: Oct. 30, 2008 Instructor: Diane Stonis ~ Certified American Red Cross * For m...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Halloween Happenings in Mount Kisco   Much fun is in store for the whole family during October in Mount Kisco! The Haunted Trail at Leonard Park Children under 6 not permitted Teahouse at Leonard Park Fri., October 24 & Sat., October 25 Raindate: Thursday, October 30 Time: 7 - 8:30 Fee: $6. ages 12 & up        $4. ages 6 - 11   The Haunted Trail for Little Ones Teahouse at Leonard Park Saturday October 25 Time: 12PM - 2:20PM Fee: $2. per person   The Halloween Window Painting Contest is an annual event - many downtown businesses donate window space to be decorated by children in grades K - 5.  There are prizes, which are awarded at the conclusion of the Halloween Costume Parade and Carnival.  See details below.  Call the Recreation Department for further information.  666-3059   Hallowe...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Foxwood Condominium in Mount Kisco   Foxwood Circle Condos are located in northern Mount Kisco just off North Bedford Road (Rt 117).  Built in the early eighties, the 130 unit garden style complex has 80 one bedroom and 50 two bedroom apartments.  They are all on one level.  They have plenty of closet space and all have washers & dryers within the units.  Some of the apartments have garages.   The buildings are built Tudor style - with stucco exteriors and dark brown wooden beams. There is plenty of unassigned parking.  The roofing has been replaced in the last 2/3 years and the complex is competently managed and maintained.  Nice perk: gas and hot water are included in the common charges!   The Foxwood community is a friendly one and a 20 year resident states "I love living here, it is...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Guard Hill Manor Townhouses in Mount Kisco   A beautiful piece of property just north of downtown Mount Kisco is home to a 212 unit townhouse development hidden from view - Guard Hill Manor - right off North Bedford Road (Rt. 117).  It is a fairly short walk into town and the train station.  In other words, if you really wanted to get a little exercise in, you'll get it by walking to the station (about 10 minutes) - most people would probably prefer to drive.  Conveniently located, it is close to shopping, dining, entertainment & medical care.   Set on a little less than 70 acres, these lovely homes feature 2 bedrooms with 2.5 baths with fireplaces, master bedroom suites, attached garages and fairly private rear decks.  The square footage of the seven floor plans range from 1275 to 1640...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
 Brookside Village Mount Kisco Westchester County NY   Nestled in the hills above busy Route 117 in Mount Kisco is a townhouse community of 116 homes.  Glimpsed through bare trees only in the winter, it is hidden from view for three seasons of the year.    Planned in the early 80's, Brookside Village officially opened in 1982.  Built in the then-trendy contemporary style with angular features, the buildings were positioned so that there would be plentiful green space behind the homes.   You'll find children cavorting and residents enjoying the fine weather throughout the year.  Even in the winter, parents and children are occasionally seen gleefully tubing down a small hill.    Probably intended to be a first step in home ownership, most of the units have two bedrooms - most are townhou...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Mount Kisco Condo/Townhouse Market Report *Brookside Village*Foxwood*The Glen*Guard Hill**Hillside*Hilltop Commons*Sutton Manor*Timber Ridge*Village in the Village*  As of today, the condo/townhouse communities within the Bedford School District in Mount Kisco currently have 39 units not sold with 6 of them in contract.  I am counting the 6 in contract as units not sold as they have not closed yet.   In the last 6 months, 10 listings expired or were withdrawn.  An average of 3.5 units were sold per month in the last 6 months with a current inventory level of 11.14 months.  This means if nothing else comes on the market, it will take just over 11 months to sell the existing inventory.  Average days on the market is 151 with the maximum being 450 days.  This does not include units which e...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
Thinking of Selling Your Home in Mount Kisco, Bedford - Northern Westchester?   Depending on how motivated you are right now, if you want to sell, I would advise that you don't put it off much longer.   Perhaps there is the concern of where you're going to move to should you sell.  It is a pretty safe bet that your property will be on the market for several months, depending on the type & price point.  For example, in Mount Kisco (as of this writing), there is a 13.3 month inventory of condos/townhouses, an 8 month inventory of single family homes and a 22.6 month inventory of coops.  This includes all price points.  These numbers can and should be re-tallied to indicate where your property stands against the competition.   Under these circumstances, it is pretty safe to say that you'll...
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By Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker)
I love where I live - the village of Mount Kisco NY.   Especially at this time of year, when the anticipation of surrounding hills covered with masses of autumnal colors brings back memories of not-so-long ago.   I think of when we first moved here, over 12 years ago.  That first year was exciting & fun, even with the stress of leaving everything we knew behind.  I was ecstatic that we'd moved as our quality of life improved tremendously, but we missed our friends and our old neighborhood in Park Slope where we'd spent the last 13 years.   A year later, in mid-summer, we moved into what is now our home - a townhouse located on the northern end of town (which is not too far from much as our village is only 3.1 square miles.)  I spent the rest of the summer unpacking, exploring our new ho...
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