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2011 

When children are very small, they remember everything!  Their brains are like sponges, learning how to walk, learning new words, the alphabet song, grammar and sentences.  They are also learning how to get into everything and how to remove things and put them in places they don't belong ("hmmm, ...
06/29/2011
I recently wrote a blog requesting Active Rainers' assistance as I move my business from one county to another, and as I change my name due to my upcoming nuptials .  I received several useful suggestions, which will help once I'm in the new area (thank you!).  In addition, Margaret Rome contacte...
06/28/2011
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Non-real estate related alert!!! Approximately 15 years ago, I wrote the following, and now that my nearly-19 year old son is getting ready to move into his first apartment, I thought it was a great time to resurrect this.  Nothing has been changed except for the addition of pictures and bold.  M...
06/23/2011
I previously shared information for potential first time home buyers about the differences between renting and owning a home. Once you've decided that you do want to own your own home, the next logical question is whether you can afford to do so.  This blog will help you make that determination. ...
06/17/2011
Reports indicate childhood obesity has tripled from the 1970s, and one in three children is classified as obese or overweight. A while ago, I did what started as a stupid thing, but which turned into a learning experience that has brought me to the explanation for the rise in chunky children.  My...
06/16/2011
The MLS system is the database that real estate professionals use to provide information about listings. There are thousands of regional MLS systems which are not integrated. So if an agent needs information about a home in another area, they have to contact other agents and it can be difficult f...
06/15/2011
Deciding to purchase a first home can be a huge decision, and once the decision is made to join the ranks of home owners, the process to select a home and manage the process until the keys are in hand can be confusing. I'm here to help.  In this first edition of First Time Home Buyers, I'll provi...
06/11/2011
I am not a big jazz fan, but I always loved attending the free Wednesday night concerts on the banks of the Hudson River when I lived in Dobbs Ferry. I bet you will too! Concerts are held every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park.  Come with a blanket or chairs and bri...
06/08/2011
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 I'm a new agent, just learning my wayExperiencing new things, day after day.I've sold my first home to a buyer who's gladHe now owns his very first out-of-the-house pad. So I'm learning a lot and making much progressExcept for one area, this much I profess.I'm talking about floor time, or nap ti...
06/07/2011
 It's June 2011 now, the time of year that home sales are usually strong.  However, an assessment of the May 2011 results for the Greenburgh NY real estate market shows a bad news/good news story.  The bad news is seen in the charts above.  The chart on the left indicates that May 2011 compared t...
06/04/2011
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