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Home Stager - Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
Home and houses, time and money, family, friends and loved ones; bettering your spaces, and the community at large. Ideas and solutions to help you make good plans, and wise decisions so you can get on with-ENJOYING-your life.
Ann Lee Faranda is a Realtor, Co-Owner and Partner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC in Briarcliff Manor NY. Growing up in Rego Park Queens (NY), Ann started her career with a strong academic background: First, winning admission into NYC's prestegious Stuyvesant High School, she went on and completed ...
Home Staging is a popular topic in lifestyle and entertainment circles, as well as in the business and financial sector. So-that means we all understand what it is, how it works, and all it can be-right? Home Staging solutions are as unique as each client, their property and circumstances are; an...
Get Your Jefferson Village Condo in Yorktown NY  Noticed and SOLD! Jefferson Village Condos in Yorktown New York-just like any other community-it has history and character that makes them unique. Understanding both is fundamental in developing a successful selling strategy. In this series, we loo...
Less than two weeks in, 2013 has a number of Westchester County Realtors and Brokers walking with a spring in their step. While I've yet to hear anyone actually whistling (yet), it's clear they are feeling and seeing a positive shift in the housing market. YES>buyers are showing up! Financials in...
Decorating for the Stars: Happy Birthday, CAPRICORN! Those born between December 21 and January 20 are a robust bunch. Represented by a goat, it's a pretty apt characterization....and I mean that in a good way. Capricorns are often quite accomplished in their chosen field, but you'd probably only...
If you're reading this, I want to thank you for your interest, and support in 2012. It was five years ago this past weekend-December 31, 2007-that I became a small business owner, and registered The Refreshed Home with Westchester County. Yes. December. 2007. Not sure if anyone really had any sen...
Having a clear title to a property is just as much a part of preparing a house for sale as having it be to code, and clean/etc. Great post from Glenn...if you agree, please stop by and let him know, MAYBE he'll tell us how it worked out with the new TV!!Can you feel my excitement? It was Sunday m...
Dear Homeowners and Realtors: When you got your last electronic gadget, did you take it out of the box, and just start using it? Well, you probably wanted to. Maybe you even tried to. But chances are the new model had programs and capabilities you were not familiar with. There were things you had...
Welcome back to Word of the Week! Using the same words all the time because they come easily are lost opportunities, each and every time. When you use a truly right-but maybe unexpected-word, listeners really hear what you say. They can connect on a different level, and you elevate yourself, and ...
Buying Upholstery Is A Lot like Buying Underwear (Part Two) There are a lot of little choices to make when it comes to choosing both upholstery and underwear, most not covered by either HGTV or Victoria's Secret... so here are a few other tips on what to consider in evaluating fit and feel for th...

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Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
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