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Sun Dec 14, 2014
jessie bonaparte answered:
In any areas where there are water facilities tile floors should be considered before a wooden floor. The main reason is water damage. Tile will create a much better water resistant and, or water proof surface. Wood may experience warping, and severe damage after water has spilled or leaked on the surface. Secondly if there are any repairs needed after a water leak tiles are much easier to replace, and repair. Tile is also less expensive when you consider labor cost.. I have been a general contractor for over 30 years.

I can assist you with any construction, and renovation questions.

Jessie Bonaparte
Miron Properties
917 806.1353
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
Carol Kurth,FAIA answered:
Networking and word of mouth...
The rental market is very tight in Northern Westchester. I do have a client who has a rental cottage available. It is not listed. Please reach out if still interested, as I see this post is quite old. References a must. ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Please call Brian Tom at Cliffco Mortgage Bank, 516-448-2434
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Orjetorix answered:
Thanks all for answers. @Christopher Pagli: is past rental info available online? I've only found it for home sales.
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Donald Mituzas answered:
Interesting how a question almost 3 years old is still getting responses. Answer is simple. If you commute by train to NYC then buy in Chappaqua. If you want more open space then buy in Bedford.
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
Good Afternoon! There is a "4P" rule to succeed in all types of business:
Product (your listings)
Price (depending on market value)
Place (where this house is situated)
Promotion (this what you do to promote your listings)
This what will help you to sell your house fast. Wish you good luck!
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Fri Jul 9, 2010
Karen Benvin Ransom answered:
Well, my crystal ball is packed away for the Summer, but what I do think is that prices are at the New Market Reality. Yet the buyer pool is smaller since Credit is King and they have to be very qualified although rates are low. I just wish that the abuse mentality will go away. People are not giving away their homes and we need proper documentation on both sides of the deal. ... more
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Tue Jul 7, 2009
Nancy Strong answered:
Your best bet is to request quotes from a few recommended contractors. I would be happy to provide you with a few who have done a lot of work in the area. You want someone who is good at what they do but also has worked in the town before and knows how to get things processed through the building department. Please contact me if you'd like some names. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2009
Joan Keating answered:
I work in Bedford (Katonah, Cross Rvr), Pound Ridge, The Salems, Somers (all of Northern Westchester from Chappaqua to Brewster, and CT. Depending on your price point, you should have a large selection to choose from in any of these towns. You are correct in thinking that as time goes on more and more inventory will come on. Houses are selling in various price points. Under 600k there is strong activity: I listed a house in that last month just under 600k and it will be signed in a contract shortly. I have another at 899 that is available and others upwards of 1.5 mil that are also available. Look until you have seen enough to know EXACTLY where you want to live, then focus on that spot until your dream house comes on, and you will succeed. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2008
Karen Benvin Ransom answered:
Here is a very useful link with a chart that will be easy to follow :
I learned at Shannon Stables years ago - right in the heart of Bedford Village at the intersection of Rt 22 & Guard Hill Rd. Their # is 234-9002. I know they happen to be on the market as well KNow anyone? :^ )
My daughter took lessons at Zephyr Farms in Mahopac. which is on the list. JT Farms is very beautiful in South Salem. Thre is one in North Salem that is not on the list - I will try to remember their name / dribe by and will get back to you!. There is also one on the list that also offers parties! Always a help!
If you need any further information - please get back in touch with me for living in Northern Westchester as well as your real estate needs!
Go to my website : for other local information and tons of local photos!
All the Best,
Karen from Katonah
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Phyllis Lerner answered:
You may want to check this link out as well

Please do not hesitate to call on me if you need help locating a home suitable to your needs and wants.

Phyllis Lerner
Associate Broker
Legends Realty Group
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Tue May 27, 2008
Joan Keating answered:
A very personal decision. Both are great towns. Chappaqua is a slightly closer to the city, generallly more densely populated, and has been more expensive for the last 10 years than Bedford. Bedford generally has larger lots, (more land) and perhaps slightly larger houses for the money. The property and school taxes may also be slightly lower in Bedford. For some people, 5-10 mins on a train makes a difference. Both offer great ammenities, shopping, schools, easy commutes, and a good assortment of homes in your price point. Bedford is a larger town area wise, and encompasses Katonah, Bedford Hills, part of Cross RIver, and an area known as Bedford Corners which is adjacent to Mt. Kisco. Chappaqua also borders Mt. Kisco. Both are lovely, and both offer a great investment value. ... more
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Wed Apr 9, 2008
Karen Benvin Ransom answered:
It all depends on the motivation of the seller. Also, besides the price the terms of the sale are equally as important. Also in this financial climate - your Fico/credit situation the amout of your down payment PLUS whether you do not have to sell or have aready have sold your current home are things sellers need to know in order to proceed/accept your offer.
Our area has been weathering the storm quite nicely - but a good real estate agent (like myself) will be able to get you the best price possible and the terms you need! Sometimes as a Buyers Agent we have to prove to them that they have an inflated price. I look forward to hearing from you.
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