Archive for October, 2011

Master Bedroom (1 of 2)

Master Bathroom (2 of 2)

These interior shots of 123 Soundview Avenue in Rye were taken in the last week and offer the first glimpse of this recently completed new construction 5 bedroom Colonial by CAD Development. Now you’re able to see firsthand how quality design and spectacular craftsmanship define this classic beauty, while lovely architectural details abound throughout the home.



Gourmet Eat-In Kitchen

Stunning gourmet dine-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite counters will impress the most discriminating chefs.

Family Room

The eat-in kitchen flows to a spacious family room with a stately fireplace and golf course views. High-end detailing includes Red Oak hardwood floors, crown molding/wainscoting, stone chimney, flagstone walks/patio and more.

View this home in my current listings under “New Classic Colonial – Pre-Construction” or contact me at (914) 329-5329 to receive more interior photos via email and set an appointment for a personal tour.

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It’s that time of year again and our area is buzzing with opportunities to celebrate Halloween — join in the fun at this weekend’s events!

Rolie Polie Guacamole Plays the Halloween Monster Mash Bash

Halloween Monster Mash Bash and Live Concert at The Voracious Reader, Larchmont
Saturday, October 29, 3pm
It’s a Halloween Bash for littles with Brooklyn’s hip-happiest jam band: Rolie Polie Guacamole at The Voracious Reader at 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont! Live music, dancing, stories, games and prizes for everyone, not to mention some scrumptiously spooky cupcakes! This is a ticketed event, $10 per family, which includes refreshments. You will be able to pay at the door but reservations guarantee entrance. Call for reservations at (914) 630-4581.

Fun Club – “The Goblins Will Get You…” at Rye Free Reading Room, Rye
Friday, October 28, 3:29pm – 4:29pm in the Community Meeting Room
Shiver to Halloween stories and make a spooky decoration to welcome trick-or-treaters to your house. Ages 5 & up.

West Harrison Halloween Parade at the West Harrison Fire Department on Lake Street East, Harrison
Friday, October 28, 3:30pm
The West Harrison Halloween Parade will step-off from the West Harrison firehouse. Line-up begins at 3:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come in costumes.

Halloween Spooktacular at Applause Westchester, Mamaroneck
Friday, October 28, 3:30-5pm (babies) 6-7:30pm (kids 4+)
Halloween games, activities and food including a Mommy and me sing-a-long, costume contest, haunted house and more!

Downtown Harrison Halloween Parade at Parsons Memorial School at 200 Halstead Avenue, Harrison
Friday, October 28, 5:30pm
The Downtown Harrison Halloween Parade will step-off from Parsons School, and the parade finale will be in Riis Park.
Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes.

Haunted House at the Leo Mintzer Community Center, West Harrison
October 28-31, 7pm
Be afraid, be very afraid! Come to the Annual Halloween Haunted House at the Leo Mintzer Center, 251 Underhill Ave., West Harrison (Silver Lake), on Oct. 28, 29, 30 & 31. Lights on for kids 10 and under from 7-8 p.m. Lights out from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $5 for kids under 10 and $7 for ages 10 and up. Free parking. Entrance around the back of the building.

Scared by the Sound at Rye Playland, Rye
October 28-31, Fridays, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday (Halloween night), 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Zombies, ghouls, ghosts, creeps and maniacs will greet you during your visit to the haunt, which features a spooky wine cellar, library, sanitarium, “tunnel of doom,” waterfront cemetery in the sand and the mausoleum. Parents and guardians should use their discretion to determine if children under 12 should enter the attraction alone or with an adult.

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge, North White Plains
October 28-30, 8pm (Fri & Sat) 12-3pm (Sun)
Tucked away in the backwoods is the Rocky Ledge Swim Club. During the summer months, one can hear the splashing of water and laughter of children. However, this October you may hear the horrified screams of those overcome with terror! Westchester County has had their share of haunted houses, but this one is not your typical haunted house. On weekends in the night filled forest at Rocky Ledge at 1402 Old Orchard Street, White Plains, you’ll find the Haunted Dead End Production Crew in full costume entertaining Halloween enthusiasts near and far. There are events for all ages!

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, Oct. 14- Oct. 30 there is a frightening walk where one will encounter: Forest of Terror, Walk To The Unknown, Tunnel of Fear, Field of Screams, Chamber of Death and Clydes House of Horror. Additionally, on Sunday afternoons between 12 noon and 3 p.m. there are activities for the whole family. Children up to the age of ten will enjoy participating in face painting, crafts and much more.

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville
October 29-30, 12pm
The Burns Center iat 364 Manville Road is showing E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial for the low admission of $1 for children. Click here for a film synopsis and to buy tickets.

Halloween Party at Children’s Education Zone, Port Chester
Saturday, October 29, 3pm
Entertainment includes a magic show and balloon animals and it is FREE to attend!

Halloween in the Park at Rye Hills Park, Rye Brook
Saturday, October 29, 6pm
Rye Brook recreation presents Halloween in the Park at Rye Hills Park, located beyond the wall at Crawford Park and off of Parkridge Court in the Hidden Falls development.

And for the serious Halloween fanatic that’s up for a longer drive … the Rye Patch has a very comprehensive listing of events in the Sleepy Hollow vicinity.

Happy Haunting!

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2 Hughes Avenue, Rye

No matter what you’re doing this weekend, make time to stop by my open house at 2 Hughes Avenue in Rye on Sunday, Oct 23 from 2-4pm.
This 3 bedroom Cape Cod abounds with potential and is well priced at $725,000 considering its location and opportunity for expansion. Situated on a spacious corner lot, an additional 2625 square feet of expansion is possible. Additionally, the home is centrally located and walkable to train,
elementary school and Rye Golf Club.

Can’t attend the open house this weekend? Call me at (914) 329-5329 to schedule a tour!

Comfortable Bedroom

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66 Milton Road, A12 Blind Brook Lodge, Rye

66 Milton Road in Rye is a lovely Co-op in the meticulously maintained Blind Brook Lodge complex — enjoy spacious rooms, new windows, an updated bath and the convenience of first floor living! Located in downtown Rye, this stunning prewar Tudor building is within walking distance to the train, restaurants, shops, the library and the YMCA. A picturesque fountain welcomes you home to lush gardens, tennis and paddle courts. Opportunities to live in this building don’t come along very often, especially at this price — call me at (914) 329-5329 to tour this apartment today!

More details? Click on “Blindbrook Lodge Co-op” to view this lovely home in my featured listings.

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Considering the 3rd quarter local stats I posted this week, I think it’s always a good idea to expand one’s perspective when thinking about real estate market performance. With this in mind, I’ve posted the comprehensive 3rd quarter market report that Houlihan Lawrence has recently distributed encompassing the larger markets of Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties, but also evaluating supply vs. demand as well as the 10 year history of these markets.

One positive trend that Stephen and Chris Meyers (Houlihan Lawrence CEO & COO respectively) are seeing in our area is that with convenient access to New York City and dense clusters of local “downtown” neighborhoods, Southern Westchester continues to be the most resilient region in the Hudson Valley. And as a result, communities such as Bronxville, Irvington, Mamaroneck/Larchmont, Scarsdale and Rye have seen prices remain stable or grow from 2010 with tight inventories providing support.

Download your copy of the 3rd quarter market report today – it’s an indispensable tool for understanding and evaluating the broader market. As always, please feel free to call me at (914) 329-5329 with any questions you might have!

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The numbers are in, and much like the days of fall sunshine that followed Hurricane Irene, the 3rd Quarter local real estate market numbers are shining a hopeful light on 2011.

While Harrison remained steady in terms of the number of sales of single family homes from 3Q2010 to 3Q2011, Rye 10580 saw a 10% rise in the number of sales of single-family homes. Also on the rise in Rye was the Average Sold Price, which increased 11% in Rye Neck Schools and 13% in Rye City Schools—landing at an average of $1,777,728 for 52 homes sold. Interestingly, the average square footage remained constant, showing a true bump for the price.

A noteworthy bellwether of our local market are Harrison’s Average Days on Market numbers this quarter — significantly quicker sales than this time last year, this quarter’s Average Days on Market dropped from 9 months down to 6.5 from date of listing to closing day.

Despite shaken world financial markets and renewed fears of a global recession, the local real estate market remains remarkably stable. Homes priced for today’s market conditions are typically finding buyers within 2 to 3 months. However, homes priced optimistically – the “wishful pricing” strategy – are left to linger, sometimes even after multiple price reductions.

Visit my website for the most current Listings & Sold stats, and please feel free to contact me at (914) 329-5329 with any real estate questions or for a complimentary market analysis of your home.

Download PDF of 3rd Quarter Harrison Newsletter

Download PDF of 3rd Quarter Rye Newsletter

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