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Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
Posted on 11/17/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Living in Hawthorne, N.Y.: A Neighborly Community With Strong Schools
Posted on 11/13/2019
Living in Hawthorne, N.Y.: A Neighborly Community With Strong Schools
As their family grew, Rachael and Robert Benz needed more space: another bedroom, a bigger kitchen. But rather than move, they chose to stay and renovate. Why? They loved the tight-knit community of Hawthorne, where they live. Hawthorne is a 1.1-square-mile hamlet in the Westchester County town of Mount Pleasant, where both Mr. and Ms. Benz grew up....
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 Home Seller Tips: How to Make Your Property Look Its Best Before Showings
Posted on 11/13/2019
Home Seller Tips: How to Make Your Property Look Its Best Before Showings
When you're ready to put your home on the market, make sure it looks its very best in order to outshine the competition. Related: Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers While there are many things you can do to enhance your property, here are four of the most important aspects to highlight when attempting to attract buyers: Appeal...
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 4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market
Posted on 11/13/2019
4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market
So you've decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations! Hopefully, you've brought a rockin' REALTOR® on board to help you list your spot, and together you've done your due diligence on what to ask for. As you start checking things off your to-do list, it's also important to pay mind of what not to do. Below...
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Westchester's Winter Wonderland ~ Kensico Dam Tree Lighting and Other Events
Posted on 11/11/2019
Westchester's Winter Wonderland ~ Kensico Dam Tree Lighting and Other Events
Westchester's Winter Wonderland Fri Nov 29, 2019 - Sat Jan 4, 2020- see all dates Various times Age:All ages Price:Ages 4 and up: $20; 3 and under: FREE + add to your calendar This outdoor holiday attraction features the Santa Experience, ice skating, a circus, eight rides, and a light show. New: Santa’s Village at the North Pole...
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Inside the Last Occupied Apartments of the Chelsea Hotel
Posted on 11/11/2019
Inside the Last Occupied Apartments of the Chelsea Hotel
Inside the Last Occupied Apartments of the Chelsea Hotel A new book celebrates the colorful living spaces of the New Yorkers who still call the legendary building home. The Brilliantly Eccentric Apartments of the Chelsea Hotel, in Photographs 10 Photos View Slide Show › © 2019 Colin Miller/Courtesy of The Monacelli Press Few spaces inspire nostalgia for New...
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Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out
Posted on 11/11/2019
Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out
Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out You don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel to improve things at work. These small changes can go a long way. According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a workplace issue. But just because burnout can happen at work or because of work, doesn’t mean how you...
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The Hudson River Swimmer
Posted on 11/11/2019
The Hudson River Swimmer
The Hudson Swimmer Ira Gershenhorn, an advocate for clean water, regularly swims in the Hudson River off the Manhattan shoreline.Credit...Chang W. Lee/The New York Times Ira Gershenhorn was in a full sweat by the time he bicycled up to his swimming spot on a recent sultry afternoon. He stripped down to his bathing suit, put on a yellow...
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Navy Submarine Missing for 75 Years Found off Owkanawa
Posted on 11/11/2019
Navy Submarine Missing for 75 Years Found off Owkanawa
Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa Private explorers found the U.S.S. Grayback beneath 1,400 feet of water after realizing that a mistranslated Japanese war record had pointed searchers in the wrong direction. Tim Taylor, an undersea explorer, set up the Lost 52 Project with the goal of finding the wrecks of every American submarine...
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11 Reason Why Your House is NOT Selling
Posted on 11/10/2019
11 Reason Why Your House is NOT Selling
11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling Poste When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you've put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you shouldn't panic if...
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Westchester's Residential Real Estate Market Sees a Leveling off in a Softening Market
Posted on 11/10/2019
Westchester's Residential Real Estate Market Sees a Leveling off in a Softening Market
Here's what to expect from the industry in 2019. Multi-family properties in urban areas are the bright spot in residential real estate. Multi-family properties in urban areas are the bright spot in residential real estate. Single-family home sales have emerged as one of the few slow spots in the Westchester economy, although there are positive indicators in some...
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How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 11/10/2019
How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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