Hi, There are so many throughout the cpounty. If you would like me to do a search on the MLS based on your specific criteria I can. It's hard to search on sites like this because they aren't specific and many times the info is wrong.
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
First let me say Rye Brook in general in a great place to live. I have been here for approx 25 years, since my family here and now am raising my own family here. Just a really nice place to live with great families who value where they raise their families.
In regards to Bellefair itself, most people who move there are looking for one a few things. First it is probally the only place in Rye Brook and even many other communities where you can get the big Colonial with 9 foot ceilings, large kitchens going into family rooms, etc for the price point.
Second Bellefair offers a bit more of a "community" than just buying an individual home. You basically have instant friends as there are quite a few houses in the area, great ammenities such as pool, basketball and even Country Store. Basically Bellefair is approx 1 1/2-2 miles from the original Village of Rye Brook so it was created so that you can have convience of living right near the Village but also wouldnt have to leave your own community if you didnt want to.
To me the 2 biggest complaints I have heard have been about airport and lack of true property. The airport really is a matter of where in Bellefair you buy a homes as some homes are further from the landing path of the planes than others and just how much of an issue it is to you. Most of the buyers I find dont really care at all and they consider buying there or are completly aganist it and go elsewhere. Really a matter of personal preference and I think the best advice is to see for your self and watch the planes go by.
The next thing I think comes more over time. Most of the buyers in here werent looking for large pieces of land to begin with so it doesnt bother them that they dont get it here. Over time, it seems many people start thinking about maybe looking for a home with a little more privacy and more property for the kids to run around or to entertain in. But then a buyer would have difficulty in trying to match the actual home to that of one in Bellefair.
Prices have certainly come down over the last year or 2 and I would imagine that based on the past you will start seeing more homes on the market come the traditional spring market. Not because I expect more people to sell but rather when you have a complex that large, the timing always seems to be that a few people decide to sell at same time.
So overall I would tell it is a great place to live and I would seriously consider it. My best advice would be to come up to Rye Brook, take a look at a few Bellefair homes and then that same day go see what the rest of Rye Brook offers. If you only care about the biggest house you can get Bellefair will win. If it is a combination of things you are looking for, Bellefair may still be your choice but at least then you have exhausted all options. If you need any help finding a home please dont hesitate to call me at 914-263-2743 as Rye Brook is my main focus in real estate.
Associate Broker Rand Realty
It sounds like you have put your thoughts in order. We have to consider the emotional and financial situation of the owners/sellers.They may not have a place to go when they sell ,if they are that financially strapped. They may be to far behind to catch up on their mortgage and then you'd have to get permisssion from them(the owner) to speak to their bank about a "short sale " and I am all but certain that you would have no chance of getting a rent to own agreement from the bank.
To keep the negotiation on a business level it may be best to seek the help of a broker to represent you.... more