White Plains, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Westchester Hardwood Flooring - my own google video. Look what I created on google.  You can do one, too.  It's quick, easy and free!  What could be better than that? Be sure to preview before you post and be willing to change your search terms.  On first pass, I had top quality installers and customer service...and guess who came up?  Home Depot!  Now that's a laugh.  Not!  So, I changed that to show images instead.  Also, in the description, be sure to include a link back to your website and add in key words. This has some good pictures of oak hardwood, brazilian cherry hardwood and bamboo flooring.  Hope you enjoy. I think next week I'll do one on carpet and and another on tile.  So, if you're looking for hardwood flooring in Westchester NY and you want someone you can trust, give a ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This is my lame attempt to enter Charles Buell's "Weblog anything" contest.  I love the idea behind this...but I'm rather constrained given the need for a personal picture...believe it or not, I don't have a working digital - something that I need to take care of soon. So, my next line of attack was to have my hotelmate for my trip this week to Atlanta bring her digital.  The good news is that I snapped lots of pictures of floors/samples so I have lots of fodder for future posts.  But of course the bathroom just had a silestone countertop with nothing underneath.  Shoot.  (No, nothing to shoot.  Double shoot.) So, won't be winning a contests here, but at least I'm participating. So, above picture is from one of my customers in White Plains, NY - a kitchen we helped to remodel.  When I g...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Oak Hardwood Flooring Video in Westchester NY and Stamford CT. Oak Flooring is the most common type of hardwood used in flooring in the United States and it's a very popular choice for homes in Westchester NY.  As you'll see from the video, oak comes in a variety of colors and styles.  Oak can be light or stained dark or a cherry tone or anywhere in between.  Oak has strong graining (see video) and due to this strong graining it's more pet friendly than some of the other hardwoods because it helps hide the scratches and dents when they occur.  Oak hardwood can be traditional or you can get it in more of a distressed or rustic look.  Take a looksie.  
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Hardwood flooring video - Westchester NY and Stamford CT. Just wanted to share a brief video about westchester hardwood flooring.  This is my first video on Active Rain, so I hope it posts properly. This shows the breadth of colors and styles you can do with hardwood - from traditional oak hardwood flooring to green bamboo flooring to brilliant Brazilian Cherry hardwood to distressed hardwood.  It's short - less than 2 minutes. .
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Hardwood Flooring for your home in Westchester NY.  Have been thinking about taking the big plunge to move from carpet to hardwood? Most of my customers prefer hardwood flooring - it looks nicer, it lasts longer, it's easier to clean and it improves your home's value.  Oh, and it tends to be better for those with allergies and asthma.  Overall, a smart investment...in the long run, it will cost you less than carpet. But, many customers just don't know where to start.  What's the right type of hardwood?  What's the right color?  What's right for my home?  Well here's where we can help. "We bring the store to your door."  That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and match what works best for your home and your style.  Some places charge for estimates.  But, we provide a FREE...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Black Hardwood – Shaw’s Cosmopolitan Maple – A stylish look for your home in Westchester NY Have you ever seen black hardwood? Yes, black – not dark or ebony – I mean black – it’s painted black. It is so cool looking – very modern (and retro at the same time). Well Shaw has come out with a new hardwood called Cosmopolitan. Shaw’s Cosmopolitan maplle hardwood is a high quality engineered maple hardwood. The planks are wide – 5” each. It comes in both black and white – and it’s a special type of finish (which I think is a trade secret) which looks painted – so it’s pure black or pure white. Of course it has 7 coats of polyurethane on top for extra scratch protection (and a 25 yr warranty).This hardwood has a distressed look which is exactly what my customers are looking for. (And, BTW, th...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Over the past week,  I have been weighing the pro and con arguments of the city of White Plains purchasing the Ridgeway Golf Club.  My first reaction to the possibility of the golf course being purchased by the city was that of relief.  I grew up in Gedney Farms.  Both my parents and grandparents owned homes facing the Ridgeway Golf Course.   I played on that golf course at night.  I climbed the apple tree in our back yard and watched the golfers from that vantage point.  So I have hesitated in offering an opinion.  Was nostalgia for a lifestyle whose time has passed clouding my judgment? How can the city justify spending that kind of money during a  fiscal crisis? One of my problems was endorsing such a massive purchase which would increase debt while taking a large parcel off of the ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Hardwood floors improve your home's value - Westchester NY and Fairfield CT.  Almost everyone prefers hardwood floors - they look great, they last forever, and they're much easier to clean and maintain compared to carpet. Transforming from carpet to hardwood will almost make it feel like you've bought a new home - that's how dramatic the difference is.  And, if you are planning to sell anytime within the next 5-10 yrs, it is one of the best investments you can make in your home.  You will definitely more than get your return on investment for your new hardwood floors. If you live in Westchester NY or Fairfield CT or pretty much anywhere in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, hardwood floors are a must-have.  Why do you think all the realtors tout hardwood floors in their listings?  Because ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Should you replace your hardwood floors or just refinish your hardwood floors in Westchester NY? Well this depends on a number of factors including the condition/age of your hardwood, how much you like your current hardwood and what your budget looks like. In general, it will almost ALWAYS be less expensive to refinish your hardwood floors. If you replace them, you need to pay for additional wood as well as ripping up and hauling away existing hardwood. If portions of your hardwood are damaged (e.g. pet stains or minor water stains), you can replace these sections and when you refinish them and it will all look new. Even if you have this, it will still be less expensive then replacing the whole floor. So, if it’s less expensive to refinish hardwood floors, why would you consider new flo...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Hardwood Flooring for the holidays in Westchester NY.  Are you having family over for the holidays this year?  If so, and if you want your place to look extra special, now is the time to get this project started. Hardwood floors make such a difference, especially in Westchester NY.  They warm and traditional and timeless.  They make your house feel like a home.  Not only are they durable (so they'll last a lifetime), but they are also easier and less expensive to maintain.  Whether you're looking for traditional and classy, or rustic and hearty, or sleek and modern, we can find a hardwood for your taste and your budget.  Best of all, we'll come to your home so you can see the samples in your own lighting.  We can help you find the right style and colors for your decor.  Our estimates an...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
The Gedney Farms White Plains NY neighborhood has been on pins and needles since the 2009 announcement that the Ridgeway Golf Club including the Golf course that graces the neighborhood was put up for sale.  The financial reversals of 2008 hit the Ridgeway members severely and the resulting drop in membership forced the Ridgeway  to put their beloved golf club on the block to the highest bidder.  It went on the market in 2009 for  $20 million. Recently the Golf Club sent letters to the residents of Gedney Farms  that stated  there was a buyer who was willing to use the land as a golf course for at least five years.  The residents heaved a sigh of relief. Bulldozers were not moving in tomorrow. Ridgeway Golf Club back on the market However, the neighborhood was rocked again  by the news ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Light colored Hardwood flooring in Westchester NY.  I have many customers that want to make their rooms look brighter with light colored hardwoods.  Light color hardwood flooring makes the space look larger and more casual and inviting.There are 4 main options for light colored hardwoods:1.  Oak flooring2.  Maple flooring3.  Bamboo flooring4.  Birch flooring Oak hardwood flooring is the most common type of flooring in the United States and is seen in the majority of homes in Westchester NY.  Oak can be stained darker, but below are some pictures of natural oak without a stain.  Oak has a strong graining pattern as you can see below. There are two types of oak flooring - red oak and white oak.  Red oak tends to be a bit lighter and has a pinkish tint to it.  It has a stronger graining pa...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
When is the best time to install new Flooring in Westchester NY?  The answer to this one is simple...Right before you move in!  The time after your closing but before your move-in is by far the best time to update the flooring in your new home.  It is faster, easier, less messy and less expensive.  No brainer. Oh, and by the way, I think there is some statistic that shows that 70% of new homeowners need to change some sort of flooring.  (I have to find this source)...So all you realtors, make sure you have a good flooring person you can recommend (or use Angieslist). When the house is empty, you don't need to worry about moving all the furniture or all the personal or breakable items - it's just much easier - regardless of whether it's hardwood flooring, carpet, tile or laminate.  There...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
It's getting cold...time to start your fall home improvement projects in Westchester NY and Fairfield CT. Brrr.  That's all I have to say from yesterday.  Wow, what a change from the last week.  As the weather turns, it's a signal that it's time to get those fall home improvement projects underway.  Here in Westchester NY and Fairfield CT, this is our busy time of year to get your projects done.  We have so many customers looking to make their home look beautiful for the holidays. Well now is the time to start...and, try to make your decisions quickly.  Don't forget that you need to allow for ordering time as well as installation/scheduling.  If your plans include new flooring, please give us a shout.  You can check out our online reviews, testimonials on our website as well as our Angi...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Do you have hardwood underneath those carpets?  Have a look, take a peak.  Because if you do, you are in luck.   We all know homes with hardwood flooring sell faster and a higher price.  Most people prefer hardwood - it looks nicer and it's easier (and less expensive to maintain).  But, what may come to as a surprise to some is that it is LESS EXPENSIVE to rip up the carpet and refinish the hardwood floors vs. replacing it with carpet.  Yes, it's less expensive.  In fact, refinishing hardwood floors is usually less expensive than most people realize. So if you (or you clients) have carpet, check underneath.  If there's hardwood, it can easily be refinished.  Even if there are pet stains...in those cases, we can usually replace those sections and weave in the hardwood.  As soon as it's s...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Refinishing your Hardwood Floors in Westchester NY. This is one of the most cost effective home improvements you can make. If your hardwood floors are looking dull or scratched up, we can help make them look like brand new. When you refinish your hardwood floors, you can change the color. You can go light in color to brighten up the room. Or, you can go dark for a more striking and formal appearance. Or, you can go anywhere in between. You can choose you own gloss level. It will make you house feel like a whole new home – the results are very uplifting.   Refinishing hardwood floors in Westchester NY is not very expensive. In fact, many of my customers are surprised by the cost – it usually costs less than they are expecting which is a refreshing change. To learn more about the hardwood...
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By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for a reliable Flooring Installer in Westchester NY? We know it’s challenging to find flooring contractors you can trust. We pride ourselves on good service and honest contracting. We supply our customers with a long list of references. You can check out our customer testimonials. And, best of all, you can check our reviews on AngiesList. We supply and install: - Hardwood flooring - Refinish hardwood floors - Carpet - Tile flooring – ceramic, porcelain, natural stone - Laminate flooring - Vinyl Flooring - Kitchen backsplashes...and more When you meet us and when you talk to our customers, it won’t be a surprise that we are growing and getting a lot of repeat business. We service Westchester NY and Stamford CT and surrounding areas. Give us a call at 914-937-2950 for your...
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