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Posted on 01/17/2021
Plants: What to Have Around Pets and What Not To
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Plants can enhance the look and feel of your home, and some can even improve your indoor air quality. But if you have pets, you need to be selective about the plants you bring into your home. Choosing the right plants allows you to enjoy a lush indoor herb garden or a striking...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 65 Park Avenue, Eastchester, NY 10709
Great Space and Value! Sun drenched and inviting 2245-SF Colonial nestled on a quiet street in Eastchester. Upon entry to the first floor of this home you are welcomed into the center hallway, gleaming hardwood floors and high ceilings (9-ft). The large living room features a beautiful wood burning fireplace, the gracious dining room is perfect for family gatherings. The eat-in kitchen offers lots of cabinets and counter space, double wall ovens and cooktop plus breakfast room with sliders to deck and yard. A powder room/laundry room complete the first floor. Upstairs, master br en-suite bath, 3 add'l bedrooms, hall bath. Long driveway,...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
DIY: Repainting Metal Patio Furniture
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay The bistro table and chairs or patio set that welcomed your guests to gather outdoors and gave your porch a pop of color is now less than beautiful with its peeling paint and orange-brown crust. Your outdoor space deserves a freshening up and the best way to go about it for both your...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Why Debt to Income Ratios Matter
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
What are the Benefits of Indoor Gardening?
Image by vistawei from Pixabay Did you know people are generally happier when they have something to nurture and tend to in life? That’s right. Taking care of plants can make you a happier person and improves your sense of well-being, which in and of itself might be motivation enough to start an indoor garden. If you need...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
The Perks of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
5 Tips for Easier House Painting
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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Posted on 12/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 472 Gramatan Avenue #3T, Mount Vernon, NY 10552
Move-in ready, light filled, 1 BR unit in the heart of Fleetwood. Spacious, updated eat-in kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances and granite counters has great flow. Living room has high ceilings and 2 windows overlooking courtyard. Generous sized bedroom will easily accommodate a king bed and has a spacious closet system to keep you organized. Entire unit has been freshly painted and has many new light fixtures. Apartment has hardwood floors throughout and oversized closets for all your belongings. Great location blocks to Metro North Fleetwood Station, shops and restaurants. Building offers on-site laundry, storage (waitlist) and is...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 120 E Hartsdale Avenue #4F, Hartsdale, NY 10530
This tastefully renovated 2 bedroom corner co-op has everything you are looking for! Generously proportioned rooms, updated kitchen and baths, many closets, 24/7 garage valet parking, a terrace and a great location with southwest exposure overlooking the golf course, blocks to Metro North. Oh, did I mention it also dog friendly. Enjoy cooking in the kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and stone backsplash. Residence 4F is bright and airy with a well laid out floor plan. Spacious foyers leads to oversized living room and dining room and the terrace. 2 spacious bedrooms including master with ensuite bath and an...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Targeting your Home Search - Location or Size?
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it comes to selecting a home, every situation is a little different. Do you purchase a house because of its size or is the location more important? Both factors play a crucial role in determining your choice, but the unique details in your life can help you decide which is more...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
How to: Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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