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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
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As White Plains NY condos go, Jefferson Place offers a great deal in the way of amenities for the money. The Residences of Jefferson Place is a condominium complex with a split personality. The complex spans on square block between Livingston Ave. and Rutherford Ave. in White Plains, NY with uni...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Kitchen backsplash trends - Westchester County - Fall 2011 1.  By far, the biggest trend is subway tile.  This is a classic - what's old is new. It's modern and retro at the same time.  The longer shape elongates the space and carries your eye so the space looks larger.  It's also very cost effec...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Here's the 11th installment of some of my older flooring posts. At the end of this post I've added links to Parts 1-10 , in case you missed them or want to bookmark them. 1.  Kitchen flooring - which is better?  Hardwood flooring or tile flooring?  This epxlains the pros and cons for both types o...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Which type of polyurethane is better for refinishing hardwood floors - water-based or oil-based polyurethane? We offer both options, but I strongly prefer oil based poly over water based because: 1.  It looks better 2.  It lasts longer 3.  It costs less. So, it seems like a no brainer, right?  We...

By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
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Small Business Saturday  had its debut last year.   But they are upping the publicity and ante this year.  In my opinion – a program like this is a step in the right direction.  In Washington they jawbone about supporting small business – but talk is not action.  Yet small business, including bri...

By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
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Gerry Magnarelli & Nick Wolff of Rand Commercial Services sucessfully completed the White Plains Department of Public Safety Citizen's Academy on November 15, 2011.This is another example of the caliber of men and women associated with Rand Commercial. Giving back to our community is a core value...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Enough with the posts about features arleady!  I care wayyyyyyy more about reblogs than features. Yes, of course it's an honor to be featured and it's an opportunity to get more subscribers.  But, honestly, often, while it's fun, it's more of distraction...so much time to answer all those comment...

By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
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In spring of 2007 when I saw an article in the local paper, the story of a furniture bank that just opened in Westchester. Wasn't quite sure what a furniture bank was, but it sounded interesting. Turns out there were several stories: what a furniture bank was, how it's long-planned grand opening...

By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
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Late last week, a short obituary ran for Joan McGovern. She was 86 years old and a 50-year resident of White Plains. The Westchester-Putnam Association of Realtors also also ran a short tribute to her, as she was a former licensee with Century 21 Wolff in White Plains. A mother to 13 children, t...

By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Comments 11
  Many homeowners in lower Westchester have been hoping to downsize but stay local.   In some cases, the children are gone but these empty nesters have careers that keep them local or perhaps some have grandchildren that live in the area and they wish to stay near family.  Particularly after the ...

By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
Comments 9
Dateline: White Plains, New York 10601 Truly Speechless Saturday, View From My Living Room, White Plains New York 10601 Saturday October 29, 2011 12:35 pm, EST    

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 10
Westchester County Home Show - Fall 2011 - October 29th and 30th - Saturday and Sunday This is the 8th annual fall Home Show and it's taking place this weekend in White Plains at the County Center.  You will find all sorts of home improvement contractors - painters, roofers, architects, designers...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Introducing The Flooring Girl - Debbie Garner, Owner of Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY/Stamford CT With the recent launch of my new website TheFlooringGirl.com, I thought I'd give you a little peak to learn more about The Flooring Girl.  My goal is to make your home look more beau...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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White Plains NY - Westchester County Center - The Fall Home Show With New York City just a stone's throw away, this home show offers a diverse array of home products and services, with a metro flair, featuring local, state and national vendors, presenting innovative and imaginative displays. The ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 11
If you are going to sell your Westchester home in a few years, NOW is a great time to get new hardwood floors. . Lately, I've had a lot of customers who tell me they intend to sell their homes 2-5 years from now...when their kids graduate and/or when the market bounces back.  They are smart beca...

By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Comments 7
  No one has a crystal ball  so determining when a market is going to hit bottom is pretty much like shooting craps.  Sooooo – anyone trying to TIME THE BOTTOM is clearly a gambler.  Its not savvy, its not cool or even all that smart – and yes…it is RISKY to try to time the bottom. Gambling on lo...

By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
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Medical Equipment Drive: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, WHite Plains NY  10605    October is Physical Therapy Month, and to mark the occasion, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains is holding a medical equipment drive. Things many of us have accumulated in our garage and attics can now be...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 14
Hardwood Flooring Trends - Westchester County - September 2011 By far, hardwood is the preferred flooring in most Westchester Homes.  Hardwood flooring is beautiful, lasts a lifetime (and then some), and it's easy to clean and maintain.  Those with allergies and asthma especially prefer hardwood ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 14
Video on Green Flooring products - Robert & Julie Peoples I just came across this video on my Google Alerts from my friends at Floor Coverings International in Austin, TX.  They were interviewed on TV, and I think they do a nice job explaining many of the Green Flooring options. Here in the Westc...

By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
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  Over the past few months I have written several times about the now infamous  Gedney Farms  vs. FASNY issue.    For those not in the know – the private French American School  (FASNY) is seeking a special permit to build a 1200 student K-12 campus in the Gedney neighborhood.  I have been on rec...

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