Archive for December, 2015

I found this recipe in 2008 in Gourmet magazine. I like it because of the ratio of pasta to the recipe. Back then all my girls asked for was pasta for dinner – which was (and still is) exactly the carbs I was trying to avoid. This has a nice balance – it is a one pot meal  that serves four and only calls for a half a pound of pasta. There are a lot of veggies and some chicken, so in spite of the pasta it is pretty healthy AND it is delicious. It is a hearty and rustic Italian dish.
One note: the recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar which I think is too overbearing. I use only 2 tablespoons. And last time I made it I couldn’t find any baby arugula and substituted baby spinach which was just as good.

Parpadelle with Chicken and Mushroom Ragu

Enjoy! ~ Katie

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Please join us this Sunday, December 6th at 265 MILTON ROAD. Phenomenal new home by SAC Development and Alpine Construction. Exquisite craftsmanship is evident in every inch of this 8,000 square foot home. Come see for yourself this Sunday between 2:00-4:00pm.

Directions: Milton Road to Intervale Road to Indian Hill Road. Driveway accessible from Indian Hill Road.

265 Milton Rd NEW Front Ext

Sitting Room 1 Living Room Dining Room 2 Kitchen 1 Family Room 1

To find out more information about this homes, to see more photos, or to make an exclusive appointment – please visit my website or email me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com

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Weekly Real Estate Update (11/27/15-12/4/15)


There are currently 69 Active Single Family Homes in the Rye City Schools area.  Current average price is $3,607,051. Average price per square foot is $737.05. Current average DOM is 146 days. Median price is $2,895,000.

2 New Single Family Listings in Rye:

  • 9 Bulkley Manor – $949,000
  • 2 Packard Court – $2,395,000

2 Price Reductions in Rye:

  • 61 Osborn Road – $2,349,000 to $2,195,000
  • 35 Apawamis Avenue – $4,395,000 to $4,249,000

5 Public Open Houses in Rye This Weekend – To View the Upcoming Open Houses in Rye Visit the Houlihan Lawrence site today…http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/search/



There are currently 13 Active Single Family Homes in the Rye Neck Schools 10580 area.  Current average price is $3,185,846. Average price per square foot is $558.38. Current average DOM is 117 days. Median price is $2,510,000.

0 New Single Family Listings in Rye Neck 10580

0 Price Reductions Rye Neck 10580

2 Public Open Houses in Rye Neck 10580 This Weekend– To View the Upcoming Open Houses in Rye Neck 10580 Visit the Houlihan Lawrence site today…http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/search/


HARRISON SCHOOLS  (10577, 10580, 10528)

There are currently 116 Active Single Family Homes in the Harrison Schools area (10580, 10577, 10528). Current average price is $2,802,459. Average price per square foot is $449.40. Current Average DOM is 163 days. Median price is $1,995,000.

1 New Single Family Listing in Harrison:

  • 83 Highfield Road (10528) – $899,000

2 Price Reductions in Harrison:

  • 3 Bliss Farm Drive (10528) – $1,248,000 to $1,159,900
  • 4 Linden Drive (10577) – $3,695,000 to $3,595,000

2 Public Open Houses in Harrison/Purchase This Weekend – To View All Upcoming Open Houses in Harrison/Purchase Visit the Houlihan Lawrence site today…http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/search/


For more information on any of the above properties or the current real estate market please contact me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com.

Please Note: Additional open houses may be added in upcoming days…visit HL site before Sunday…http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/search/

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Lack of Affordable Options Will Drive First-Time Buyers Out to the Suburbs in 2016

SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Deteriorating housing affordability will drive 2016 housing trends. A lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable, amenity-rich mini-cities. Rising rents will force more young renters to wait longer before buying a home. And the looming threat of rising mortgage interest rates will slowly erode some of the terrific mortgage affordability the market has enjoyed for the past few years.

Zillow’s 2016 Housing Market Predictions:

  1. The median age of first-time buyers will reach new highs in 2016 as millennials put off homeownership and other major life decisions.
  2. Growth in home values will outpace incomes, especially for low-income Americans. In 2016, those whose incomes fall in the bottom third of all incomes will be priced out of homeownership and unable to afford even the least expensive homes on the market.
  3. Rising rents won’t let up in 2016, and will continue to set new records. The next year will bring the least affordable median rents ever.
  4. As affordable housing close to city centers grows increasingly scarce, people will move farther out. Dense, walkable suburbs with an urban feel – especially those that offer good access to the city – will be 2016’s new hot spots.
  5. The median expectation of more than 100 economic and housing experts surveyed in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey1 was for home values to grow about 3.5 percent in 2016.

Statement from Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell: “Rents will continue to increase at a brisk rate in 2016, but many potential first-time buyers are living in hot markets where buying a home is really expensive. In 2016, we’ll start to see more people in hot coastal markets forced to move farther from the core of the city to find housing. When they get there, they’ll be looking for amenity-rich suburbs – mini-cities, with walkable cores and an urban feel. “As renters gradually transition into homeowners, the historically low homeownership rate should stop falling quite as quickly as it has been. However, the median age of firsttime homebuyers – already the highest it has ever been at about 33 – will climb higher. Millennials want to buy, but they are waiting longer than previous generations. “All of this will happen against a backdrop of slowly increasing interest rates. That will make some homeowners think twice about selling, and many of them will decide to remodel their current homes instead.”

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