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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Stephanie Solano answered:
Actually the rental market in Westchester is quite strong. I wouldn't say they are "inflated". If you have specifics of which rentals you heard of I can look it up to check for you. ... more
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
Mindy Gerstein answered:
I am not sure what you mean by "good quality". If you mean "higher end/priced" working with a realtor is the best way to go. I do many single family rentals a year as well as own several of my own single family rentals and the most availability regardless of what type of rental you are looking for is always for July or August occupancy because most rentals revolve around the school year. Since most tenants have to give their landlords 60 or 90 days notice you will see a large amount of rentals coming on the market in April and May.
Depending on your price range, overall the rental inventory is very low now.
I would be happy to set up a search for you that wil email you the rentals that meet your criteria as soon as they come on the market. Please contact me if you would like my help.

Mindy Gerstein
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Sun Dec 14, 2014
Brenda Feria answered:
There are pros and cons to both. The tile floor can crack if something heavy is dropped, which happens a lot in a kitchen. The hardwood is not as easy to clean up after an oil spill or something hot is spilled. You wind up refinishing it more than you would in other areas because of the traffic. Personally, I think that the tile looks better, but probably does not last as long as the hardwood. ... more
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Sun Nov 14, 2010
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Jerry Barker answered:
Increase the curb appeal, stage the interior, offer a seller concession to assist with buyer closing costs, and price it right or a little below fair market value because the home buyers today are bargain hunters. Other things to consider, increasing the realtor commision, adding a selling bonus, ... more
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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
Stacee Lieberman-Massoni answered:
Hi Elrey -

I have a web site that has a section in it named construction costs. I think this might prove to be a helpful tool in answering your question. Please go to and click on construction costs. At the bottom of that page you will find the name and site for a terrific architect who can further help in assisting you. Good luck!

Stacee Massoni
Houlihan Lawrence, Armonk, NY
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Thu Jul 17, 2008
Karen Benvin Ransom answered:
Here is a wonderful guide for you.
I learned to ride at Shannon Stables in Bedford Years ago, but that is not on the list - you may want to give them a call 234-9002. My daughter took lessons at Zephyr Farms in Mahopac, which is on the list. JT Farms is beautiful on Rt 35 in South Salem. There is another one in North Salem not on the list - if I think of it/drive by I will get back to you. There is one on the list that sounds very child friendly - offering parties and the like!
So, enjoy your experience - if you need me for anything else please give me a call or enjoy my website which has a grerat deal of local information plus tons of photos! Also for Real Estate, please think of me as well!
All the Best,
Karen from Katonah
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Zack answered:
Bedford it won't be a problem and I haven't seen a part of Armonk that had a problem. The Bellefair community in Rye Brook was right in the landing path so if your'e looking west in Rye Brook or in Purchase, look up when you visit a house. As for northern approaches, the airport is basically in CT so coming from the north will be coming over Greenwich. ... more
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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
I apologize, I know you asked for buyer opinions, but I work with buyers every day. Buyers have started coming out in droves and we have been seeing multiple offers on houses for the past couple of months. This is because houses are priced right and the market is low.

I love my home...I go into dozens of houses a week and love every one of them...I would be happy to live in any of them. There will always be something out there that might "look" better from the outside...the grass is always greener.

When you walk into the house that's perfect for you, you will know it at the front door and will not want to look at any other homes. It would seem to me that you have not found that perfect house for you yet...keep looking until you don't want to look any further. You are not buying a used are buying a home; a place to live and raise your family.
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Wed Apr 9, 2008
Rose Cramer answered:
What I would do instead of waiting on the Seller... Is do your homework.. watch the market.. If the home is overpriced.. then go in and give an offer on what you feel is fair. Do not wait for the Seller.. if the Seller is way over priced.. he may come back with a counter that you can live with... ... more
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Tue May 27, 2008
Charles Cinquemani answered:
Dear Buffalo, you're asking for a glimpse into the future.. Man, If I can give you that answer ..Even if I were to how the Sold avgs/means/absorption for each area over the last 6 years, the choice you make is still no guarantee whatsoever. Anything can happen in each area. A chronic horse sickness in Bedford (heavens forbid as I am an animal lover as well) would change the environment.. Or better yet, you can buy where possibly, the first woman president lives now.. In any case, tough call. You should be looking at where can I find the best deal NOW... ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
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