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Rye Brook : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 26, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
You could contact your preferred school directly with the address of the property and can also ask about school boundaries...
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Susan Handelman answered:
I'm a Realtor living in the Bellefair commuity for 14 years. The average price of a home in Bellefair is in the $800's. For the Arbors the average for a 3 bedroom would be in the low $600's. ... more
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Sally Griffiths answered:
Yes! Something just came on that has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths that looks great! Please contact me (click on my picture to the right) if you would like to see it.

Sally Griffiths, GRI, Green
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Weichert, Realtors
83 Purchase St.
Rye, NY 10580
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Barbara O'Connell answered:
I'm an agent in Yonkers NY and service all of Yonkers and lower Westchester. The best way to get info on the crime stats for any neighborhood is to call or stop the local precinct. The local precinct for Hawthorne Ave is the 3rd Precinct and it is on Riverdale Ave, one block east of Hawthorne and running parallel to Hawthorne Ave.

You can also sign up for email alerts at, enter the address and you'll receive an email every week of any crimes that have occurred within a 5, 10, 20, etc, mile radius.

I think one or both of these would be the most accurate and best information you can get.

Barbara O'Connell
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NYS
Margot Bennett, Inc.
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Your Realtor Member will be able to assist with this. Just give them a call and discuss your housing wants and needs.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Victoria Addino answered:
Heritage Hills, Somers New York, is a great Suggestions!
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Kevin O'Shea answered:
I did the statistics, but trulia didn't like the format. Check out
And you will see the statistics for Rye, Rye Brook and Purchase.

Also, remember, buying a house is not just about statistics. I would urge you to visit homes in the areas you are considering. Visit the parks and shopping areas and talk to the people. Buying a home is all about the lifestyle that is comfortable for you.

All the best!

Kevin O'Shea
Associate Broker Coldwell Banker
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Steven S. Geiger answered:

Rye reassess homes every year. If you believe your homes is still over assessed, I can recommend several people who can assist you.

Steve Geiger
Associate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence
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Sun May 8, 2011
Hhc answered:
I live in Bellefair also and Sammarcus is not spot on at all.
1. There is no tennis in Bellefair.
2. Taxes are not close to 25K (we pay less than 20K) but then you have common charges to cover fees for the pool, gym etc.
3. There 32,000 yearly flights from HPN not 200,000 and I would estimate that 90%+ are small regional jets that service the northeast. No "Ear Popping Noise" from those guys...not even close. Sure you get your JetBlues and AirTrans every once in a while but 5-8 a day or so...

The reason the HOA member was skewered for his position on busing is because most of this community is made up of young families with children and this was an older man who DID in fact want to cut back busing, a major NO-NO when most of your homeowners have school age children. Foreclosure? "One, perhaps two" homes? When you have more than 200+ homes? Please...

Also, you CAN park overnight (It is the whole VILLAGE of Rye Brook that bans overnight parking November thru April) and no one bothers you for leaving toys out - where does this guy (Sammarcus) think we live? Cuba?!?!? On another note - taxes may have doubled based on SMALL numbers but so do home values. I purchased my home here 10 years ago for 400K, and yes prices have dipped but it is still worth more than double. 3-4 years ago it was worth 1.1M - and I would bet the RANCH that taxes will NEVER be $200,000 a year in 30 years!!! That is just insane thinking!
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Mmuller answered:
Hey all. I am the homeseller. We resolved this months ago. I will tell you that we went with a very pale yellow, Ben Moore, color, which blended much better with the neighboring houses, very close together. That really was the issue. Very tight. Had to keep from standing out. The yellow is almost a cream, so it is cheerful, but not a fifties yellow. My choice would have been to go sage. Sister said no. We wanted something in warm tone. And blue would have been jarring. Also light grey was ok, the house used to be that color years back, but we all wanted a change and the taupe/grey was already taken across the street, as were grey, cream, and white. So given the location, in a very dense nrighborhood, that's what we did. I think all comments were most helpful. When there is ample green space to separate structures it is a whole different story.

I am an artist and painter, with design background, so I see this from my side. I also agree that whenever possible go neutral. We have a great realtor. The house shows very well!
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
Kevin O'Shea answered:
The market is a little slow right now and their are more units available now than there have been in quite a while.

8 Foreclosures is very high for this ares.

So there are some bargains out in the market.

I have been an agent for 26 years and I have lived in Rye Brook for 10. It is a really nice place to live and very convenient to White Plains, New York City and Connecticut.

The Hutchinson River Parkway which turns into the Merritt in Connecticut, Interstate 684, Interstate 95
and 287 are all close by so it is very accessible.

The serious sellers are starting to price more competitively, and the County is starting to deal with the tax issues throughout the county.

All the Best

Kevin O'SHea
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Wed Mar 18, 2009
Andrew Rogovic answered:
Certainly you should take a look at the schools website. Also you should try to set an appointment to visit the schools and get a feel for how much we value our school system.
If you have any questions about the town, houses or anything Rye Brook related please feel free to contact me. After moving here 25 years ago, I am now raising my own family here and am deeply involved in the community. Good luck with your search.

Andrew Rogovic
Associate Broker Prudential Rand Realty
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Value is what someoen is willing to pay for it. i think instead of filling th limited space available for comments with puffed out verbage, use it to describe the features that make the house stand out. Good point Zack ... more
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Kevin O'Shea answered:
Hi Lorne,

I have been in the business over 25 years and I don't remember ever seeing a rent-to-own situation work.
Most of the attorneys in this area do not recommend that scenario.

If the owner is living in the house, they might need the funds from the sale to go on to the next step in their life, they don't know you so they feel that they might be getting into a difficult situation.

I know some of my fellow brokers won't like this, but a note in the mailbox isn't a terrible idea, if you are shy about contacting an owner, I am sure any broker would do it for you.

If I can help in any way I would be happy to.

Kevin O'Shea
Homes of Westchester
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