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


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Fall is finally here and it is time to start thinking about bundling up in front of the fireplace this winter. Imagine yourself sitting by one of these alluring hearths…

14 Lake Road | Rye | Kitchen | $3,495,000

15 Sky Meadow Farm | Purchase | Master Bedroom | $2,975,000

66 Muchmore Road | Harrison | Library | $2,670,000

66 Muchmore Road | Harrison | Great Room | $2,670,000

521 Shore Acres Drive | Mam’k | Living Room | $1,775,000

All these home are currently active. If you would like a private showing please contact us today at jomeara@houihanlawrence.com

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Looking to purchase a home in our area? Our team website (www.joanomeara.com) can be an invaluable source of information.

  1. The Community Tab provides information on Rye, Harrison, Rye Brook and Port Chester. Learn about the history of each town, the offerings and the recreational facilities. We also have links to the Houlihan Lawrence website where you can watch video and see specific market data for the individual communities.
  2. The Buyers Tab provides content regarding schools in our area as well as links to each school district.
  3. The Properties Tab highlights our team’s featured listings and gives you the option to search for a property.


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Houlihan Lawrence invites you to discover this Westchester gem with miles of coastline on Long Island Sound and a wealth of local shops and restaurants. View our town video here.

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Register for the School Tax Relief (STAR) Credit

If you own your home, if it is your primary residence and your total household income is less than $500,000 then your are eligible for STAR Credit. New STAR applicants receive a credit in the form of a check directly from NYS instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. New applicants must register with the NYS Tax Department to receive a STAR check. It is a quick and simple process and if you register by July 1st you will receive your check in September.

For more information and to register click here.

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Houlihan Lawrence’s Home Finder is an auto generated report accessed from the MLS. It uses your specific search criteria to alert you to changes in the market. When a new listing or a price reduction (within your personal parameters) takes place in the MLS, this HL system automatically generates a report and emails that listing information to you immediately. It is an extremely valuable tool in keeping up-to-date on the market. Here is what the alert looks like:

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If you would like to receive this report or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com

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Searching for a home has never been easier thanks to a brand new real estate app, recently launched by Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real estate firm serving New York City’s northern suburbs. Bringing cutting-edge technology to the fingertips of consumers and agents alike, the app is accessible (and free) on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. As the newest real estate app to hit the scene, it allows house hunters to search and to share and tour homes for sale while on the go.

The app features highly interactive map search functionality, GPS enabled searches, and the unique ability for users to draw customized search areas with the touch of their finger. Results yield full listing details and large photos, and allows users to save their favorite properties and receive notifications on price and status changes in real time. Saved searches are accessible on the user’s mobile device as well as Houlihan Lawrence’s website, so the user will not have to begin the process from scratch when switching between devices.


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