Fleetwood, NY Real Estate News

By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
 At Lower West Side Home Health Care Services Families  can count on the care we need in Fleetwood, NY 10552          ...we help you stay in the comfort of your own home LWS Homecare in Westchester and the region offers a wide array of medically necessary home health care services specifically tailored for individuals in their matured stages of life.  They truly helped our family in recent years and are terrific.  My Dad -- the Beat Poet and author, Korean officer and football star, and all around great human -- was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease just before Christmas in 2011.  Within six months, his care and support was a bit much for my little stepmom, Diana.  She was great about getting him out for walks and taking him along to stores. But, sometimes, she needed an hour or so for ...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
 Steps to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes—or Unfreeze Them Freezing Temperatures Can Lead to Frozen Pipes and Water Damage   You wake up on a cold winter morning, head into the bathroom or kitchen, turn the faucet and … a trickle. Or, nothing at all.   You have a frozen pipe. What do you do now? Better yet, how do you avoid this messy, potentially expensive situation in the first place? Or, there is a water main break from freezing nights and warmer days up to 40 degrees, and your lower level is flooded, or a basement.  The city may come and help with extracting water, but you'll want to professionally dry the floor, any carpet or rugs and prevent mold by summer! Here are some tips from our friends at Safeco Insurance (we have a national account with these pros), to help keep the water flowin...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Show up on page one of Google for your listing address with YouTube   REBLOGGER BARBARA TODAROManaging Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763 EMAIL  SHORT URL    Share: January 22, 2016 04:53 PM REPORT CJ did a fantastic job of clearly describing the value of You Tube and how it should be used.... I'm a follower of his now and looking forward to reading more posts like this one.... ORIGINAL CONTENT BY CJ HAYS A large percentage of home shoppers that use Zillow, Realtor.com, Redfin, etc., google the street addresses of the homes they find looking for additional data like maps, images, history and VIDEOS. So let’s address an issue most realtors have. 95% of the time YOUR actual listing landing page is not on page 1 of Google for a specific street address. YOU are not bein...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
THANK YOU RAINMAKERS First, I have to thank Debbie Gartner, for clueing me in to the brilliance of blogging on AR. My Rainmaker friends around the country have such a bag of brilliant ideas, as bloggers and professionals in the housing industry.  The two years that it's taken me, to reach the 200,000 point mark is at once embarassing, but also was a right of passage, as we launched first one and then a 2nd family biz. Yaaaay, Our small woman owned, All Hands on Decks, Kitchens and Baths is up and running and you can see our spanking new website:  www.AllHandsonDecks.us …Home renovations that brighten your life. At All Hands, we strive to exceed the expectations of each and every customer. We do that by using the highest quality lumber, wallboard, plaster repair products and paint -- plu...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR FUN ON THE 4TH IN FLEETWOOD, NY 10552 IN SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY. Enjoy your 4th everyone...try not to catch roofs or anything on fire, so you need to call us -- but we're on duty!  Fireworks can be fun, fabulous or dangerous, so watch your little fingers and little humans as you have fun in the sun this weekend!  Some safety tips below, as always, including not grilling near your roofline or on covered porches...like one of our friends..."the flames will come!" From the National Council on Fireworks Safety:   Recommended Safety Tips Obey all local laws regarding the purchase and use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting them. A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Thanks to Debbie Gartner, our Flooring Girl, we have lovely refinished oak floors with Mahogany inlay in Fleetwood, NY 10552.   When we moved to our antique home and then moved my father and stepmom in years ago, it was to rooms with that had pink shag carpet.  You remember, the kind that some of our grandmothers favored in the 1950s.  Ugggh!  My Grandma Jean had slightly better taste and had just pink and blue Chinese wool area rugs, until she passed at 93 years!       Wow...really???!       So, we HAD to do something and had pulled up a corner of that "rosie" 45 year old carpet, to find gorgeous ribbon inlay that looked like mahogany, married to "quarter sawn oak" floors GORGEOUS!       Today, none of us could afford the kind of workmanship:  hammered parquet oak that is an inch thick...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
HERE'S OUR ELEGANT WESTCHESTER FAMILY HOME FOR SALE -- JUST BLOCKS FROM AWARD WINNING SCHOOLS, CHARTERS & PAROCHIAL K-12s -- FLEETWOOD 10552! Forrest and I have two great realtors and partners, who are natives or who live and work in our hip area of Southern Westchester.  This is a niche market home and an Fleetwood antique, with our $50k in updates and restorations.  It still needs some paint and TLC to make it your buyers' own.  Check out the oak and mahogany ribbon inlay flooring on two levels and the antique tile fireplace. Here's the listing:  http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/34072851/39-fletcher-avenue-mount-vernon-ny-10552   Fleetwood has been a fun, mostly Italian neighborhood for decades and is just 30 minutes from Grand Central via three Metro (MPT) stations.  It offer...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
      If you have ever tried to move a horse -- down the road, much less 4 states away -- it's a 1,400 lbs. nightmare.  YES, that's what's my American Warmblood registered mare, Krystol, weighs.  She's a big girl like her mama (me) and a love, but she's tall (6 ft 1 inches at her back), and stubborn.  Krys mad it clear that does not like honkin metal machinery near and around her!   Forrest and I booked two transport vans, to the tune of $500 each as of May.  Neither team could help me and our trainer load and move her after a May and June attempt, with me driving down to Virginia and couch surfing.  Now, horse transport drivers are not really required to walk, load or push your horse on.  Believe me, we tried all of that, with straps on her butt, a little crop tapping her big butt etc....
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
       Thank you Accuweather for always coming through with the best weather updates - Courtesy:  Accuweather.com and their rockin' meteorologists!
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
2013 THEME SONG CHALLENGE FOR OUR FIRE & WATER CLEAN UP & RESTORATION BIZ NEAR FLEETWOOD NY 10552   Our 2013 Theme Song should really be "Stormy Weather" because we were still cleaning up and rebuilding for some of our stressed out Superstorm Sandy clients.  But, with the new year came taxes, more royalties for our independently owned, local family biz (vs. the "f" word -- Franchise).  We were on our own and four years old in pricey Westchester County, NY, and in debt in a bad recession...ahhh!   The theme from the movie & play "How to make it in business..." is actually "I believe in you" and I've put the vid / lyrics below for all.  It's a testament to Forrest and I living that we are living and working together, getting through family illnesses, deaths and my parents moving in with u...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
(Semi-wordless - 50 words for points:  This is our ginormous Japanese maple, in front of an overgrown cherry tree and the last of some bright Dahlias on the front lawn at our Westchester County home...we have my parents with us and Stepmom Diana does some of the gardening with me...but now we can relax, let all the trees and posies all go dormant for the winter, after they pop with this last burst of color before a frost, or even a snow shower next week.)     
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
What does 9-11 mean to us, on this day of reflection   Most of us remember where we were, who we were with and those stunning, sad events on 9/11/01.  Especially for New Yorkers, September 11th has become a day of somber remembrance.  We recall the thousands of lives taken by an act of terrible terrorism in two of our major American cities...New York and Washington, D.C. Forrest and I still lived in Northern Virginia at the time, and I was on my way to a Washington Boulevard television editing facility.  Right after one of Forrest's employees called and told us not to leave for work and to turn on the TV.  After watching the 2nd plane hit the Towers, I got a call.     My editor, Bill Parks, told me that the windows had blown out and not to come down to Arlington -- that he thought the P...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Price of being Green is all in the eye of the beholder in Fleetwood, NY 10552     As someone who is feeling her age at now 50, wow...did not think I'd live this long, driving on the Hutch Pkwy...I just have to share.  Many of us actually DID walk a mile to school or our school bus each day.  Mom drove a VW squareback and was a single mother, who could not chauffer me to ballet, or sports and such.  Our school got us to swim and crew meets, and we walked or took a bus to ballet, if the weather was rainy.  I was saving bottles and recycling aluminum before this smart assed kid was born -- or just a twinkle in Daddy's eye. So, enjoy the read below...if you're over 40...that a friend shared and I added to for "effect:"    Being Green   Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested ...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
 NOTE:  Sent this in before our deadline early this Spring, but it's still in drafts.  So shooting it out gain, just for the record....Hmmmm  We are still Getting Fit in the Rain in 2013 ~ Here's my FINAL POST ~ from Fleetwood, NY 10552      Well, like most of us with good intentions, there were good and bad results, including about 10 lbs lost initially...long story, so "tune in" to the fun below.           Forrest and I (left & center above) started together and are back at it, despite his back going out at work, my 50th and LOTS of cake and fine wine!   Here was my/our First post:   Here was Post 2:     Our Final Getting Fit in the Rain...good, bad and ugly post: Like many of us in this contest, I was inspired by Dr. Stacey's story and this blog contest.  With others watching, it rea...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Spring forward by early this Sunday, March 10th, and get ready for warmer, longer days in Westchester County, NY 10552       This Sunday, March 10th, marks the end of Daylight Standard Time.  So, "Spring forward," or just set those clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.   Yes, we lose an hour of sleep through summer, but we get more light during the day and can pretend Spring is here! Also, I want to be sure that you, your family, home and business will stay safe as we leave Winter behind like a lion and start the warm months this year.  Here are some helpful hints from Hillary that go along with the time change thing at / by 2a this Sunday:   Change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
A YEAR TO LOSE THE WEIGHT, THE EXCUSES AND THE UNHEALTHY HABITS IN FLEETWOOD, NY 10552   Bringing up the rear here, literally by its size, in jumping on the Get Fit and healthy Rainmaker's wagon.  This post was inspired by Dr. Stacey, in Prince Georges County, MD, near my mother's family.  She wrote a lovely and honest description of her struggle to get and stay fit in the face of "life."   Like the good lady doctor, i have make excuses (six cervical and/or lumbar surgeries in 15 years from horses, cars and skiing -- you play, you pay!) and resolved to change for a decade now.  With age 50 looming large in late March, it's time to 'eat less and exercise more."   My husband and i are doing this together and we actually get to eat MORE.  Despite a few physical glitches with my back, we ha...
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By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Severe weather slammed through the Tri-state area this weekend, but really missed Westchester County Hillary's Helpful Safety Tips for Severe Weather...yo! New Rochelle's finest responded after a  large branch fell on wire at the corner of Hutchison Boulevard and took down two wires.  On impact, a nearby transformer exploded and a homeowner heard a large explosion, as she lost power. A small fire broke out and that homeowner called the fire department for help, but that's as close as the severe weather this weekend came to Fleetwood, NY 10552.  We were expecting some calls from the intense rain, but no one needed help with flooded basements at our Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon. Courtesy -  TWC for the Tri-state area!     More lines came down along the coast in Westchester County, ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
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Selecting carpet for your home in Fleetwood NY has never been easier...now, you can Shop at Home for your carpeting in Westchester NY. Have you ever been to a carpet store and just felt lost and overwhelmed?  Sometimes, there are so many options that you don't even know where to start.  Sometimes, you may go into a store and find so many choices that you leave you more confused than you felt when you entered?  How do you know what's the best type of carpet for your home in Fleetwood NY?  What's the right one for your budget?  And, what's the right color?  Here's where we can help. We make shopping for carpet in Westchester fun and easy. Everything starts with the area you are looking to carpet.  Is it for a bedroom or a living room or a family room or basement or the steps?  Different r...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to stain and refinish hardwood floors in Fleetwood NY?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood flooring can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the ...
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