Archive for December, 2016



Start off your new year in this recently completed and thoughtfully designed 6,172 square foot Colonial by SAC Development and Alpine Construction. Features inviting front porch, gracious rooms, custom mill work, exquisite detailing and fabulous finished basement.  Sited on .395 acres in walking distance to parks, beach and elementary school.

Offered at $4,295,000
67-halsted-place-front-ext family-room-2 kitchen-4 master-bathroom-2

Please email me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com if you would like to see this home. For more information and photos please visit my Website.



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Weekly Real Estate Update (12/16/16-12/22/16)


There are currently 61 Active Single Family Homes in the Rye City Schools area.  Current average price is $4,184,607. Average price per square foot is $745.61. Current average DOM is 166 days. Median price is $3,295,000.

2 New Single Family Listing in Rye

  • 3 Thorne Place – $2,995,000     New Construction
  • 135 Highland Road – $6,995,000     New Construction

0 Price Reductions in Rye:

1 Public Open House in Rye This Weekend – You read that correctly…there is an open house on 12/24 from 1-4pm at 6 Davis Avenue #A41.


There are currently 15 Active Single Family Homes in the Rye Neck Schools 10580 area.  Current average price is $3,665,300. Average price per square foot is $650.183. Current average DOM is 142 days. Median price is $2,799,000.

0 New Single Family Listings in Rye Neck 10580

0 Price Reductions Rye Neck 10580

0 Public Open House in Rye Neck 10580 This Weekend

HARRISON SCHOOLS  (10577, 10580, 10528)

There are currently 99 Active Single Family Homes in the Harrison Schools area (10580, 10577, 10528). Current average price is $2,780,363. Average price per square foot is $448.62. Current Average DOM is 187 days. Median price is $2,198,000.

3 New Single Family Listing in Harrison:

  • 202 Fremont Street (10528) – $559,000
  • 4390 Purchase Street (10577) – $1,440,000
  • 28 Brae Burn Drive (10577) – $1,612,000

2 Price Reductions in Harrison:

  • 126 Rye Ridge Road (10528) – $1,849,000 to $1,750,000
  • 6 Mount Holly Drive (10580) – $2,535,000 to $2,475,000

0 Public Open Houses in Harrison/Purchase This Weekend


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

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Book Club Pick

NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
This is a beautifully written novel about the journey of an older war veteran and a young girl who had been taken by Indians years earlier. He has been paid to return her to her relatives through the rough Texas territory in 1870. If you have read this novel please comment and let us know your thoughts or feel free to recommend other books to read over the holidays.

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Another Family Favorite – Pecan Tassie Cookies
Katie’s favorite cookie that my mom baked was the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (featured last week) but my favorite growing up was the Pecan Tassie Cookies. I am looking forward to baking both these cookies with my children this week and bringing them to Katie’s house on Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays and Enjoy!
Cookie Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 3oz Packages Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Butter (Softened)
  • 6 Tablespoons Confectioner Sugar

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts (Preferred Pecans)


  • Preheat Oven to 350F
  • Cream Together Butter and Cream Cheese
  • Add Sugar and Flour – Blend Well
  • Shape Dough into Walnut Size Balls (easier if you lightly flour your hands)
  • Press into Pan (mini muffin pans)
  • Mix the Filling Ingredients and Fill Cookies
  • Bake 17-20 Minutes
  • Sprinkle with Confectioner Sugar

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Family Favorite – Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie
Growing up  in our house we always made Christmas cookies. We baked the usual; iced sugar cookies and toll house chocolate chip. But my Aunt always had a much more exotic (in my eyes) assortment of cookies. One of my favorite was the peanut butter kiss cookie she made, I thought she invented the combination herself!

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Allows you to customize and visualize upholstery and furniture in your room using photorealistic 3D models of furniture scaled to your room then gives you the opportunity to purchase it.

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