New Rochelle, NY Real Estate News

By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Ha! We eeee ll....... I was at a client's public open house recently in New Rochelle...  She really didn't want an open house.. Dug her feet in... I persisted, and persisted, and persisted, and she gave in... We had the usual nosy neighbors, people looking for 'other' people.... but at the end of the day, my client realized, she had survived the open house, it wasn't so bad, and we had sat and laughed around those visitors for the 3 hours.. all good!  (My client is always there for appointments -  another story..).... She brought down 3 Armani suits... Oh My!  'Gay, I want you to have these".  She says. " Pour moi? "  says I.....They are lovely.. and I will wear them with love and pride (once I let them out just a little....)..                                                 Another cli...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
2011 New Rochelle High School Graduating Seniors June 14th, 2011 Every year, when I attend the awards ceremony at the New Rochelle High School, I am amazed and totally impressed with our body of graduating students, and the colleges and universities they will be attending. Last night at just one of the award ceremonies, I was again in awe of our students. New Rochelle is a wonderful place in which to reside. Here are just the colleges and universities that the top 25 students will be attending: University of Pennsylvania - Studying Judaic Studies & Pediatric Medicine M.I.T. - studying Physics and Math Harvard Harvard- Studying Economics, Entrepreneurship, wants to perhaps be Chief Justice of the U.S.! Cornell University - Botanist City College of New York, Health Services & Medicine NYU...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  Sometimes, a customer or client will ask me what the difference between the two is. Obviously, one is for the agents and one is for the public, but what else?  It is very important that the agents preview as many properties as possible so they can speak intelligently about their area. When they know the homes they can better advise their customers and clients on either listing prices or a possible bid, and quite simply, whenever we view a listing, it many times allows us to think of someone that house might just "suit!"  I have walked into a home so many times, and thought of someone to send that listing to, and obviously, when I do send the listing, I can describe in detail what I saw and why I would think they would like the home. There are always many brokers' open houses scheduled...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
JUST reduced $39,000 and with a new roof being installed, this house is priced to sell at $635,000. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2763 square feet with the lower level of approximately another 500 square feet not included! There are two wonderful additions to the house, one in the kitchen and another in the master bedroom that make this house  special. Add the terrace, patio and master bedroom deck then all good.... oh and wait to you see the carpeted and huge attic space. 6 Carol Lane, 1-4 p.m. today -  pop by and enjoy!   New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  Well, the day started out a litle overcast and rainy.. but HOW could it rain on Memorial Day! As I mentioned in my post entitled http://activerain.com/blogsview/2323137/2011-memorial-day-parade-in-new-rochelle-we-remember- we are going to be celebrating, rejoicing and thanking our Vets today in New Rochelle..  A great opportunity to also visit this public open house at 1 Pelham Road. Just reduced to $499,000 and offering 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a private patio overlooking the marina and boats, year round waterviews, and there are 2 one car garages.  Ten years young! Perfect! New Rochelle is great!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
My husband was a vet, I have a client who was a vet my father (may he rest in peace, was a Vet) ... I think there isn't anyone amongst us who does not know of someone who has served our country in its time of need. New Rochelle is honoring our veterans, with a ceremony tomorrow commencing at 10:30 am. at Memorial Plaza, with a parade commencing at 11 am.  The parade will travel through Huguenot Street to North Avenue, Pelham Road and into the Hudson Park for a special waterfront ceremony honoring those heroes lost at sea.                              There is to a special "Picnic in the Park" from 1-6 featuring $1 food items. There will be live music at the Hudson Park Band shell, special exhibits, games and games for the children and more... Look for a helicopter landing at 2 p.m. and ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  Featuring over 1.15 of an Acre, this house might be on the smaller side, but "Oh! what a beautiful setting!" Transport yourself to your very own private Shangri-la.. with lush foliage, all on a park-like setting, offering transquility, charm, and located in desirous Larchmont Woods...  The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is being offered at $1,250,000 and the low taxes are just $18,771 without the basic STAR of $1532.     New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Stephanie L. Solano, Licensed Real Estate Agent
(J. Philip Real Estate LLC Westchester County NY)
We got married!!! I can't believe how fast these 4 years have flown by and how much fun we've had together. The ceremony was at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. This is the same church where my parents got married back in 1971. The reception took place at Glen Island Harbour Club, also in New Rochelle.  
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I had a wonderful listing the other year.... I say wonderful, as I really loved the home, and the home-owners.... The house had so many great attributes, and the home-owners made it very easy to show... However, Some of the feedback led to sloping floors on the second floor, and those 'know-it-all- buyers said it was structural damage and would walk away... I suggested to the sellers that we have a pre-seller's inspection from an engineer. What is that?  Well, for a fraction of the cost  of a 'real inspection'   (in this case $250 compared to $750 in my area) you can have a licensed inspector/engineer visit the house, and point out any problems so they can be addressed ...In this particular case, I thought that since people were commenting on the sloping floors, it would be great to hav...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
May 9th, 2011 Robert Cox is well known in New Rochelle for his radio show.On Friday's at WVOX, and for being the editor of "The Talk of the Sound" blog site which reaches between 30-50,000 readers each month. His no-nonsense 'just the facts' approach have ruffled some feathers throughout the city, and yet more importantly, he has striven to make our great city even greater in being a vocal conscience. Through the growth and support of so many within New Rochelle, Mr. Cox (Bob to all) is now taking it one step further, and is running for the School Board on May 17th. There are currently two openings on the Board, and Mr. Cox feels that with his thoughts on accountability for all, he would be able to effectively help trim the budget, ensuring that our tax dollars are well spent and spent ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
             There is nothing more pleasing than to drive around the city in which you live and see beautiful trees in boom, azaleas with their bold colors, and when we have those beautiful blue skies, it makes you simply feel wonderful! Having just left a listing appointment also - was also cause for excitement!. Spring is great New Rochelle is GREAT!
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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 New Rochelle 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 hard...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Rentals are quite popular right now in the lower Westchester area... people wishing to live and enjoy the area prior to taking the plunge on a sale... No problems, with rentals like this one at 262 Drake Avenue -Unit #10, it will be no problem to find a sleek, stylish, Manhattan style townhouse yet located close to  the marinas, parks and beaches - not to mention just 35 minutes from New York City!  1774 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths,  granite counters in the kitchen, G.E. Profile appliances, tumbled marble bathrooms, a jacuzzi and separate shower in the Master Bathroom all signify elegance at its best. A large attic and basement also compliment this townhouse as does the rear backyard- secluded - of course!  Just $3900 a month... 2 car garage, central air conditioning....   New Ro...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I had the great pleasure of sitting with Mr. Buster La Barbera the other day, discussing one of his favorite subjects, the history of New Rochelle. Mr. La Barbera has lived in Glenwood Lake since 1960, loves it, and it was vastly entertaining to hear Buster reflect on the community, what it represents, and how it has evolved over the years.For example, while we know Glenwood Lake as being six acres, and where you can go to while away an afternoon on a bench, it was originally named after a Captain Bergholz who owned a marvelous estate along with his wife, Mary (the entry pillars still remain at Holly Drive). The lake's name was changed to Glenwood Lake when it was bequeathed to the city, and while the city owns the lake, the Glenwood Lake Association takes care of it.Buster remembers me...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I recently placed a bid on a property for a client.. a really lovely young couple - purhasing their first property together in wedded bliss. The property had been on the market for over a year, and all of a sudden it had 'multiple bids.' I didn't know the agent, didn't know if there were multiple bids, and I suggested to my client that we hold firm at one price... She really wanted the property and asked that I bid more...  and we had a meeting of the minds...  The only thing here though, is that I was representing the buyers, and I wanted to protect them. I expressed my concern about the appraisal issue...the agent  said there would not be a problem....Mmmmmmh... from her mouth to you know who's ears. I informed her that we would move forward, but if it did not appraise - I did not wan...
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By Donald Reich
(Prudential Centennial)
12 Bayview Ave, New Rochelle NY $469,000 Click here to see more images Contact Information Donald Reich Phone: (914)600-6045 | Cell: (914)260-2518 dreich@prucentennial.com www.reichrealestate.com N/A Bedroom • N/A Bath • Single Family Year Built: 1895 Sq Footage: 2471 Bedrooms: N/A Bathrooms: N/A Full Details ... Map Location ... Property Description Great Location!! Two Family homes with beautiful yard. First floor features 2 bedroom apartment with spacious living room and eat in kitchen. Second apartment features eat in kitchen, Living room, 2 bedro...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
This is basically directed to any one living in the following communities: New Rochelle, Larchmont, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington,  Mamaroneck Village, Pelham Manor, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Tarrytown, as the New Rochelle Humane Society services all of these towns and rescues over 500 dogs and 900 cats each year.  Funding is always needed, and it is hoped that they will raise much needed monies from the Gala to be held on June 9th, 2011 at the Wykagyl Country Club from 6:30 -9:30 pm. If you know of anyone who could conribute an item for the Silent Auction , or who would be interested in advertising/sponsoring, please just have them contact Toni at the Humane Society. New Rochelle is great!
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By Michael Bowerman, Home Disaster Clean Up, Remediation, Repair & Restoration
(Bowerman Restoration | Water Mold Fire Smoke Damage Repair )
Bowerman Restoration has been a trusted name in the cleaning and disaster restoration industry for over 35 years. Michael and the entire “Clean Green” team provide a full range of disaster restoration services: water, sewage, mold, fire and smoke. Our goal is to get your commercial or residential property back to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, using cost-effective solutions. We take the time to assist our clients through each step of the restoration process: filing claims, communicating with the insurance company, and actual reconstruction. Technicians are IICRC certified so we can provide our discerning clientele with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. We provide project management to keep each job running smoothly and a licensed general contractor to oversee all ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I was with an upstate Realtor today - very nice, and she was mentioning how her client nearly bought a home in New Rochelle. I asked her what happened? She replied that the inspector informed her that there is probably a lead water main (yes, throughout New Rochelle unless you have installed new piping from your home to the water main), and upon hearing this piece of info, her clients freaked out, and are possibly deciding against the purchase. That was a shame... on three counts.... 1 - Because the inspector was correct in mentioning the lead water mains , but seemingly failed to give her info about the lead water mains, and how  (per the link given below) over the years minerals can build up, corrode the interior of the lead pipe, and the lead doesn't leach out..Failing that, if you r...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
 It seems that every other listing appointment I go to, one of the bathrooms or an additional bedroom, etc. is lurking in the background.... and I see that time and time again, the homeowner can be very indignant about either listing it illegally, or not wanting to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy.. some people perhaps bought their home with an extra bathroom or two, an extra room, and were not told of those minor details. Some homeowners perhaps finished that largebasement, installed a bathroom and bedroom for the maid or guests. Oh, and yes, forgot to get the certificate of occupancy! What is that? When a home is built and then assessed for tax purposes, it is also inspected by the town's building inspector. He ensures that everything was done according to code, passes muster, so t...
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