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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Each year the Yorktown Chamber sponsors scholarship awards for high school seniors in Yorktown NY or children of members of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.  Fund raising is done year round including 50/50's at every one of the Chamber's events during the entire year.  It will soon be time for t...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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This has always been my favorite time of year to weed because when I yank those nasty invaders, they all stay weeded and I don’t have to worry about the chore again until next spring. But, I speak out of both sides of my mouth, because I actually enjoy weeding. To me it’s therapy, and it’s a comp...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Considering that I once lived in a house located directly over the A train subway line in Brooklyn, I’m probably inured to most noises that would emanate from one’s home. How well I remember the look of panic on the faces of first-time visitors when suddenly there would be an approaching clamor a...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Autumn in the garden and yard can be the most gratifying time of year as deciduous trees and perennials start to yawn, preparing for a long winter’s sleep, accompanied by that sweet smell that comes from plants releasing their chemistry and the crisp, clean sound of decaying leaves falling to the...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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This article might well be titled “The Joys and Agonies of Being a Tree Lover.”The subject of planting trees comes to me each year as we enter into early fall because it is the perfect time to plant both deciduous and evergreen trees as they enter into dormancy. And, lord knows, I have done my sh...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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This week I reprise some musings based on both practical and absurd observations made from past columns. For an index of previously published Home Guru articles, visit www.TheHomeGuru.com.About the common complaint of noise from neighbors: No man is an island, but there were a couple of occasions...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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It’s happened to many of us in the real estate business. The “engineering” or house inspection prior to a contract signing can kill the sale of a house. I remember the very first time I heard the complaint of a realtor whose engineering resulted in a failed septic system and the bank refused to g...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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No man is an island, nor would he or she wish to exist as one, but there were a couple of occasions, especially when I lived in an apartment building that was not well insulated for sound, when I wished I were. According to a survey by Trulia, 67 percent of people like their neighbors. Should tha...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Just recently I had the pleasure of introducing the Hudson River Valley area to a couple who will be relocating here and what a pleasure it was to again remind myself of all the joys my family has enjoyed living here for many years.In real estate, when we talk about location, normally we are refe...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Just about everybody I know seems to be on vacation this month and, just coincidentally, the Insurance Information Institute reports that the majority of home burglaries occur in July and August when many people are enjoying time off. According to that same agency, nine out of 10 home break-ins c...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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In the early days of our nation, settlers brought to our shores many superstitions by which they lived their home lives, many of which remain with us to this day. You don’t put much store in superstitions nowadays, you say? Well, when was the last time you didn’t avoid passing under a ladder set ...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Some years ago I wrote about a freak accident I experienced at my pool that was really dramatic, and it led to my being more aware of taking precautions to avoid getting hurt when working or playing outside the home. Just this week, another incident prompts me to remind myself and readers of safe...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Have you ever had the experience when someone recalls something you’ve said quite clearly, while you’ve totally forgotten it? I was amused at a recent showing of a new condo when my client was disappointed to find that all three bathrooms featured round toilet bowls, rather than those that are el...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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For those of us who are not lucky enough to have a home on a lake or pond, or one with a river view, there are other ways to enjoy the soothing effects of water, even if we’re landlocked.It could be as simple as a classic fountain which I’ve enjoyed for many years on my back patio, spewing water ...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Almost 30 years ago, my wife and I decided to install carpeting in the central hallway, staircase and second floor landing of our home. We must have been feeling particularly flush at the time because we chose the best quality, deep-pile nylon carpeting we could find. Why nylon instead of wool? B...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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When the opportunity comes to choose the “skin” of a house, the siding, whether for new construction or re-surfacing, you might think that the main factor would be personal preference for its look. But, there are other important matters to consider, namely its cost, energy efficiency, ease of mai...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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Have you ever heard of a dust fetish? I reluctantly admit to at least a keen interest in the subject, having alluded to it a couple of times in my column musings. For instance, once I learned that the major component of household dust is our own flaking skin, it gave me license to project that if...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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When my wife and owned an antiques shop early in our marriage, there was a revival of interest in the Victorian style of décor, and I can’t say that we were an enthusiastic part of it. This style from the second half of the 19th century was known for plush, heavily upholstered furniture on rounde...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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When it comes to technology, I may not be cutting edge, but I try my very best to adapt to what’s new as quickly as I can. What choice does one have in today’s business world, or social whirl, for that matter? From the first cube-like Macintosh in my home office to my current social-media presenc...

By Bill Primavera
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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According to a survey just released by ServiceMaster, it is reported that a whopping 92 percent of homeowners feel unprepared to address home maintenance needs. How could that be, I wondered? With all the DIY resources we have on television and online, and especially if we’re young homeowners, su...

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