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Archive for January, 2011

Just a few tickets are still available for the Rye Youth Council MVP Gala on Sunday February 5th at 7pm. Every year, this highly-anticipated event at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club draws a great crowd. Not only will you enjoy the elegant dinner and dancing, but there’s also a lively auction planned. Bid on fantastic items, from zipline tours at Smugglers’ Notch to American Idol results show tickets, with all proceeds going towards the Rye Youth Council. Among this year’s honorees is Rye Middle School English teacher Peter Gouveia, who was also recognized as the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year.

The Rye Youth Council, established in 1963 by the mayor of Rye, has evolved over the years into a vital community resource, providing programs and activities to hundreds of young people, their families and the Rye community.

Come enjoy a spirited night out while also contributing to a great cause!

Call the Rye Youth Council for tickets at (914) 967-3838.

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Rye, NY

Here’s one to keep on your radar – next week I’m preparing to list this lovely center hall Colonial in Rye City. Competitively priced at $1,749,000, this home not only has recent kitchen and bathroom renovations, but is also located on a cul-de-sac close to an elementary school. More details to come next week once it’s listed!

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20 Scott Circle, Harrison

Today I’m listing this wonderful home in Purchase that I blogged about earlier this month, so I can now reveal the full details! 20 Scott Circle is a spacious ranch on a tree-lined and highly sought after neighborhood in Purchase. This bright, completely renovated 4 bedroom home shines with a new eat-in kitchen and bathrooms in addition to new windows and mechanicals. French doors in the large family room (with fireplace) lead to a rear garden, where you’ll find the sprawling and professionally landscaped .74 acre replete with a pool and specimen plantings.

 

1 Fairlawn Court, Rye

Newly priced at $1,249,000, this spacious Milton Point split-level at 1 Fairlawn Court features a large living room, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, new kitchen with doors to deck and four bedrooms including a master suite. Storage space abounds in the home’s great walk-in closets.

For more information, please view these homes in my current listings or call me at (914) 329-5329 to schedule a tour.

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Traditionally, homeowners wait until Spring to consider exterior improvements — but a savvy seller starts now. Winter is an ideal time to do an assessment of the exterior of your home and begin the process of calling for estimates. Since this is their slow season, landscapers are available to respond to your calls — and once the weather breaks, you’ll have them scheduled and ready to begin work. Besides projects like landscaping and exterior painting, also consider some of the more commonly overlooked areas such as window cleaning and walkway/stonework repairs. Feel free to call me at (914) 329-5329  if you have any questions about projects you might be considering. Another great resource is the list on my website dedicated to trusted local contractors. From my homepage, click on “Local Partners” and get started today!

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Water's Edge, Rye, NY

This meticulously maintained 2 bedroom townhouse has an oversized private patio – perfect to enjoy views of Long Island Sound. Not only does this unit in Waters Edge complex offer water views, but also a pool (pictured above) and gatehouse security. For more information, please view the townhouse in my current listings under “Rental in Waters Edge, Rye, NY” or call me today at (914) 329-5329 to schedule a tour!

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Are you working on putting away your holiday decorations this week? If you plan to sell your home this year, you can make this dreaded job work in your favor! Holiday decorations, as well as the other collections in your garage or attic, can be a great place to start the decluttering process required to start staging your home. As you put your decorations away, consider the ones you didn’t use this year. Are they really meaningful to you or did they mysteriously find their way into your holiday collection? By starting now, you’ll save yourself countless hours in making your house market-ready, since decluttering always takes longer than expected and people often forget their attics and basements.

Oftentimes we live with these unnecessary possessions for so long that we become blind to them. A realtor can be a great partner in helping spot these clutter areas before you decide to spend money on a stager. It’s also a good idea to rent storage units or PODs to store your clutter while your house is on the market, but even better to get rid of it entirely if you can live without it. Check out my website for links to toy sales in the spring and under “Donation Services” for other places to donate.

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