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I recently was asked my opinion if sellers should decorate their listed homes for the holiday, and of course I have an opinion on this! Yes! Absolutely, hands down decorate your home, but if you lean toward making a winter wonderland of your home, maybe try to done it down a bit and remember to k...
12/14/2010
 Mortgage Update If you are a buyer or a homeowner holding out for an even better locked in rate, the time has passed. Mortgage rates rose to their highest levels in more than half a year, this has been the fourth week of rising interest rates, though they do remain extraordinarily low by histor...
12/10/2010
There is much going on in Croton the next several weeks, please take a read and remember to get out there and support our local businesses, by doing so you are supporting and strengthening our community. By us all supporting our neighbors and their local based businesses (whether storefront or ho...
11/27/2010
I was not prepared for the windy day we had here yesterday in NY! My day started in Croton on Hudson and took me down county for another part of the day, and boy, I’m glad I let my hair go wavy, later it was gorgeous windblown and not ever to replicate. :) It was W-I-N-D-Y! I didn’t realize the h...
11/18/2010
This is a very informative post regarding ideas for hardwood floors. This post by Debbie Gartner, How to Make Your Home look larger, are great rules of thumb. Enjoy!Here are some tips to make your home look larger - from the perspective of your floor. 1.  Use same flooring material and color acro...
11/16/2010
This just came to my attention and I want to share and show my support of the first national Small Business Saturday, soon to be as popular as Black Friday This movement and event, starting this November 27, will be held on the Saturday after our Thanksgiving holiday! This is an awesome way to gi...
11/15/2010
Croton on Hudson, NY: Croton Landing, a beautiful riverfront park, has been selected  as the memorial site to honor four local residents who died on 9/11, emergency responders, and the many impacted by this day. Croton Landing is a beautiful and tranquil location right on the Hudson River, on a ...
11/12/2010
Today Westchester County released the 2011 budget and slashed the Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center's to just $200,000, resulting in the elimination of half the permanent workforce (two of the four), the entirety of the seasonal staff, and 100 percent of their operating budget. Hillt...
11/11/2010
Ever wonder how much a 30 year mortgage for a $600,000 home per month will get you? (20% down, loan amount $480,000, good credit) 1980 mortgage rates averaged 15%, monthly payment = $6,069.33 1990 mortgage rates averaged 10%, monthly payment = $4,214.34 2000 mortgage rates averaged 8%, monthly p...
11/10/2010
10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home: Have your heating service company come in and complete an annual maintenance. Installation a programmable thermostats for increased fuel economy. These programmable-type units can be set to maintain different temperatures for daily, weekly and weekend use. The ...
11/08/2010
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I am a Realtor based in Westchester, NY (30 miles north of NYC, along the Hudson River). I live in Croton on Hudson, a village surrounded by natural beauty. Whether a homebuyer or seller here at you will find much info regarding real estate, local and national markets. I bring over twenty years of sales experience and people skills to the table, as a self-confessed technophile and social media enthusiast. I know where and how to market your home for maximum value. Upon us all a little rain must fall....