New Rochelle, NY Real Estate News

By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
New Rochelle's 10805 Zip Code encompasses as a rule the Waterfront area, the Trinity Elementary School, and Jefferson Elementary School. If I were looking at recent sold properties for a comparative market analysis , I would (of course) be first seeking 'comps' in the smae zip code and elementary school. For the purpose of this report, I have just used the same zip code as there are fewer properties. The report contains all price points. There are currently 24 Active listings with a low price of $299,000, Median price of $529,499, and a high price of $2,490,000. There are 3 pepole in contract with a low price of $319,000, Median price of $374,500 and a high price of $ 539,021. 12 Properties have been sold these past 6 months with a low price of $250,000, Median price of $454,000 and a h...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
There are several zip codes in New Rochelle. The 10804 Zip code features homes in the Larchmont Woods area, Paine Heights, Wykagyl Park, Forest Heights, Wykagyl Estates, Bayberry area , Northfield area, Pinebrook Estates area, and the Bonnie Crest area.  The price point of $300,000 - $600,000 does not, as a rule pertain to many of those areas where homes usually cost more. There are also several Elementary Schools in the 10804 zip code. This report pertains to the Ward  Elementary School. There are currently 12 available homes on the market priced between $300,000 - $600,000 , 2 in contract, 5 Pending  and 29 sold properties. The price per (sold) square foot is $274.58, Low Price is $360,000, High $599,050 and Median Sales price is $539,900. There were 3 properties that sold at list pri...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
While the season officially started a week ago on September 8th in New Jersey, the first New Rochelle Youth Tackle League home game was yesterday at the Joseph Fosina Football field at the old City Park (and now William ‘Brud’ Flowers Park). My middle son, A.J., used to play football, and it was wonderful to pop in to see  the old familiar football colors, the excitement, the parents, and the volunteers hard at work. Mr. Joseph Fosina was also on hand, and he kindly spoke to me for the video. The teams were playing Eastchester yesterday morning, and the New Rochelle Youth Tackle League had won the first two games, but the 10-11 year old team (Pee Wees)  were down 6-0 while I was there…  BUT, it was only the second quarter, and I am hoping that changed after I left! 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)
I decided to take my dog, Binky – the Binkmeister, the Binkaroony to Paw’s Place this morning instead of taking him for a walk. I have an open house today, an appointment afterwards, and I wanted to take a video of a local event later this morning also, so my pooch will be left to my husband and sons who I hope will walk him later! The sun was out, it was a wonderful cool morning, and so off we went… Not too many smaller dogs, but we did come across an adorable basset hound , Copper,- who happens to be seeking that forever home. His owner had to give him up, and luckily he found his way to a a great volunteer at the Larchmont Pet Rescue organization. (So many wonderful volunteers there).. Here is Copper’s link ..  He is 53 lbs small (ha!).. is a pure breed with AKC papers.  He is a real...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
It was so sunny, the sky was so blue -true blue (dare I say red white and blue ).. and I guess it lead me to the old City Park  and now William "Brud Flowers Park" where I saw teams warming up for a tournament. Nothing knew here, the park is simply gorgeous since it's renovation and thanks to our City Council, (I can recall my middle son crawling through broken glass when he was training for the Youth Tackle League way back when), but this weekend, I saw a tournament in progress. While they were just setting up everything when I arrived, I could see the energy and dedication these volunteers displayed. It was for the "Tommy LaBella's Sky's the Limit Fund." 16 Westchester teams competing against each other in a friendly (but always competitive spirit) with the proceeds going towards a wo...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
The 2013 season started today in New Jersey! The first home game for the New Rochelle Youth Tackle League will be on Sunday, September 15th, 2013. However, yours truly popped by the Joe Fosina Field this weekend to see the teams hard at practice. Practice always makes perfect, and this football league knows just how to do that!   New Rochelle - home of the Pop Warner Youth Tackle League and home of our very own Ray Rice. 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)
The Beechmont Lake area is a quiet, residential area in New Rochelle 10804.  Offering the George M. Davis Elementary School, close to parks, tennis, shopping and the trains, it has much to offer...  As does 29 Pryer Place. The Tudor featured 6 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, 3406 square feet and is located on 0.47 of an acre. I represented the buyers, and they are very excited about the move! There are currently 11 homes on the market for sale in the One Million to $1.3 Million dollar range, with 3 in contract, 1 pending and 7 sold with a median sales price of $1,170,000 and a price per spare foot of $356.12.     If you, or anyone you know is thinking about relocating to my neck of the woods, I will take good care of them.   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)
  While I already have my lucky black cat (once     feral, and now as sweet and loving as can be), Saturday is YOUR opportunity to adopt a black cat at our local New Rochelle Humane Society. Saturday is “Black Cat Appreciation Day”  from 10-3 p.m. at 70 Portman Road. Not only will the adoption fee be 50% less, but there will be face painting, baked goods, and also a raffle!  The special opportunity will run through to  Saturday August 24th (10-4 p.m.). This is the perfect opportunity to get your very own lucky black cat! 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)
 Back in 2009, I had written a blog post about Beth Weingast who was the then  President of the American Appraisers Association. As a current Board Member, I was thrilled to notice her name mentioned in an article today in the HuffPost World regarding Mr. Edwards, who had found some ancient coins in his field in Wales last year. Beth, who is a well known  numismatist was asked to comment by “Yahoo! Shine  who reached out to currency appraiser Beth Weingast, a certified member of the Appraiser’s Association of America, who said the find is “extraordinarily rare.” The 14 mediaeval coins date back to the 14th and 15th centuries.  Mr. Edwards had dropped his keys in error in the field, and called in the local Wrexham Heritage Society to help find them -  which they did and so much more! Ms....
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Treachery, cowardice, bravery and courage are all depicted quite well in this 4th in the Starbuck Chronicles series. The main character, Nate Starbuck, is a very likeable young man who was born in Boston, but in having an overbearing father who is also a powerful minister , found himself running away from college after a young lady, ended up in the south, and fighting for the Southerners. Not for slavery at all, but in having an alliance with more people in  the south than the north, just finds himself fighting for the South. He finds out that he is a good soldier, becomes a Major, and is constantly trying to prove to all that he is loyal to them. He starts to feel that perhaps he isn't brave enough to fight any more having gone through some grueling battles, and an old foe transfers hi...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I never knew that "Copperhead" was the term given to a Northener who fought for the South in the Civil War..  This is the second in the series (Starbuck Chronicles)  in which Nate Starbuck goes to battle as a Confederate Captain. Admired by some, hated by other simply because he is Northerner, he has to overcome the incompetence of his superiors, and along the way is accused of treason unjustly. Forced to ingest the oil of Croton (used on asylum patients to 'calm them down') it immediately causes vomiting and diarrhea, burning all of the time. As it touches the skin, it burns and boils form..  Simplistic but very effective, it is used on Starbuck hoping that he will 'break' and confess to being a spy. Only he isn't.  When finally released, he is sought out by a De'Ath, a powerful man wh...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
The excitement is building as Great Britain competes this week  in Zurich  in the 2013 European Baseball World Cup Qualifier. The winning Team (country) will go onto the next round next year  in Czechoslovakia. Relegated last year to the ‘B Pool’ , Great Britain is working hard to regain its  ‘A Pool’ status, and the team arrived this past Saturday in Zurich with baseball games planned each day against other B Pool Countries  -  Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine, Slovenia and Bulgaria. It was thought that the first game scheduled (Monday, the 22nd) against Switzerland would be a pre-cursor to the final game of the qualifier, and while both teams played well, Great Britain won the evening game (with its 1000 fans watching) with a 14-5 final score. On Tuesday, Great Britain played against Pola...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
There was a steady stream of cars, people with and without their pets at today's New Rochelle Humane Society's Dog Wash Day. It started at 10 am and ran until 3 p.m. and today was their 13th annual event. Thank you so much! SO many wonderful volunteers on hand to help man the booths,  wash the dogs (getting so wet in the process), and basically, being wonderful! We took our pooch (who was adopted from the no kill shelter last June) , and we would like to believe he had a good time.. He socialized a little with the other dogs,  had his shampoo and wash (it was so hot - how could he object to that!), and we even shared a hamburger afterwards from New Rochelle's greatest hamburger restaurant ( they had a booth today) - AJ's Hamburgers. NO onion for us thank you very much.. dogs can't eat t...
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By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
  Contact: Maryann Giacobbe Phone: 9144244651     Home For Sale Scarsdale Listed at 1200000     Send To   Subdivision New Rochelle Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 2771 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Half Bathrooms 1 Lot Size 0.459 Short Sale No Year Built 1973 Home Address 46 Vaneck Dr New Rochelle, NY 10804   Home Description This gracious center hall colonial has fabulous curb appeal and is ideally located on a quiet street in Stratton Gardens. The grand center entrance hall leads to a large living room and spacious formal dining room. The fabulous first floor layout features a renovated kitchen with door to entertainment sized deck and yard, which is adjacent to the family room with brick fireplace. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Beautiful property with specimen p...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
The City of New Rochelle is featuring Restaurant week this week – 3 courses for $25 ( inspiration taken from the 325th Anniversary), and the restaurants featured are superb! AJ’s Burgers                           A Place to Go Alvin & Friends The Beechmont Tavern Cienega Restaurant Cornerstone Grille Coromandel Cuisine of India       Don Coqui , Gemelli Pizzeria & Restaurant, Gnarly Vine, Ionian Grill & Café, La Herradura, The Marina Grille, Modern Restaurant and Lounge, NoMa Social, Posto 22, Pronto Pizza and Pasta, Smokehouse Grill, Sweet Potatoes, Zabidury Freestyle Cuisine 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)
Don’t forget (how could you!) the Fireworks Display tomorrow in New Rochelle!   With the fireworks supplied by the Grucci family, it will surely be its usual success. Called the The “Spark the Sound”, the fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. , and can be viewed from our local waterfront parks. Happy July 4th!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I love history, and perhaps that is one of the reasons I moved to New Rochelle! There is always something interesting to learn, such as the  Mahlstedt House located at 794 North Avenue. This  home (French Second Empire-style building), was perhaps the first brick home to have been built in New Rochelle in 1869,  and the Mahlstedt family had a thriving ice making business  until freezers were invented. The family then donated 40 acres to the city in 1922 for  a park and new high school. The lake became Twin Lakes (one lake was actually man-made) and a causeway separated the two. The twin lakes are located in front of our high school, and the small  house became the now  Huguenot Branch ( Huguenot Children’s Library, a branch of the New Rochelle library).  The library will be open during ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I learned the other year the importance of using professional photography - even with a rental. Why you might ask when we will only be receiving a small remuneration for listing a rental? For several reasons..   1) The first visitors are still on the internet, and if the photos look nice, then we obviously get those calls, and the rental rents that much quicker. 2) Tenants  might not keep the house as orderly as if they were the owners 2) When you are called prior to listing the rental, a  great time to take those photos - while the house looks nice. 4) If you are called towards the end of a rental lease, and the tenant is moving out,  there could be boxes everywhere, and if you have those photos on hand, you don't have to inconvenience the tenant, and you have the photos for immediate ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
I once again attended the Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, and heard firsthand those college picks for the top 25 students..   As usual so impressive. Their GPA’s ranged from 99.6 -104.8. Here they are: 1) (Valedictorian)  University of Pennsylvania (Undecided)2) Cornell (Medical Field – hoping to be a Pediatrician)3) Cornell (Bio Mechanics and Molecular Biology)4) University of Michigan5) University of Rochester (Math & Music)6) North Western – Psychology7) University of Chicago8) Hofstra – Medicine9) Cornell – Biology & Health10)Cornell – International Relations11) Tufts – Architecture12)North Eastern – Medicine13) Yale –  Politics & Economics14) M.I.T. Biological Engineering15) SUNY Binghamton Biology16) Brandeis University – Public Health & Health Services17) University of Delawar...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  New Ro Runners merged in 2012 with the Sound Shore Runners  together with the Multi-sport Club under the New Ro Runners name, and their mission is to basically bring together all levels, all ages, and to create a healthy and happy running environment. Today was the first ever North Avenue Mile “How Fast Can you Run a Mile Race?” which started at Paine Avenue and went to City Hall.   There were approximately 320 athletes who had entered the race, and there were 6 ‘waves’ of runners (different age groups) which included:  Under 8  (Family walkers), 8-11 year olds, 12-19, 60 Year Olds +, Women 20-59, and Men 20-59. There was a great atmosphere there this morning, and while I was only able to stay for the first ‘wave’ to start, I certainly got caught up in the excitement, bringing back my...
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