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Now that the nice weather is here…get out of the gym and onto the water! SUP (stand up paddle boarding) Westchester offers paddle boarding (both group and private lessons), kayaking and SUP Yoga. Classes for beginners, experienced paddle boarders and everyone in between. Classes for children and families as well. Season opens May 18th.

Location: Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck
Phone: 914.202.5460


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We have some fabulous local talent right here in Rye! Now that spring is upon us, it is the perfect time to have an expert beautify your home inside and out. To see examples of their artistry follow them up on Instagram.

MBL Garden Design
Design ~ Installation ~ Maintenance

Mary Beth Lubeck
Phone: 914.720.8884
Email: MBLgardendesign@gmail.com
Instagram: mblgardendesign

Lucy’s Garden Life
Inspiring you to grow your own edible garden in your backyard.

Lucy Berkoff
Phone: 203.722.5876
Email: lucysgardenlife@gmail.com
Website: www.lucysgardenlife.com
Instagram: lucysgardenlife


The Outdoors Contained
Making beautiful and long lasting containers inside and out.

Amy H. Dolan
Phone: 917.494.4366
Website: www.lucysgardenlife.com
Instagram: outdoorscontained


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Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce this exciting (and tasty) event gives you the opportunity to ride a trolley to village restaurants to taste wine and sample foods.

Date: Sunday, May 6th
Cost: $50 in Advance | $60 at Registration
Registration: 12:30pm on 5/6 at Harbor Island Park (trolley runs from 1-5pm)

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to purchase tickets online.


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Introducing North of NYC Journeys, a curated field guide of seasonal local adventures complementing our http://NorthOf.NYC digital lifestyle guide. Stop in any branch to pick up a copy or contact Joan today at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com.

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If you are thinking of listing your home in the near future, you should consider the benefits of staging. It is a proven fact that staged homes are more likely to sell faster and for a higher value then non-staged homes. According to the 2017 National Association of Realtors:

  • 40% of buyers are more willing to walk thru a staged home that they viewed online
  • 77% of buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it is staged
  • 38% of sellers agents believe the staging increased the value of the sale
  • 97% of buyers agents says that staging has an effect on the buyers view of the home

A Home Gain report states that typical staging costs yield 196% return to the seller, with basic staging improvements such as brightening and de-cluttering, yielding up to 702%.

Here is an example of a home we staged in Rye. This staging brightened the room and gave it a more modern look.


Dining Room Before Staging

Dining Room After Staging

Feel free to contact us today to discuss staging your home….jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com or 914.329.5329

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Congratulations to Joan for receiving the Houlihan Lawrence Emerald Award for her sales performance in 2017. Joan was one of  only 16 HL agents to receive this notable award.

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Mark your calendar! Real Estate Q&A hosted by Joan O’Meara & Team at Nest Inspired Home in downtown Rye on Thursday February 1st. Hope to see you there!

RSVP’s to jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com are appreciated.

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