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Every once in a while, I will be posting a humorous animal story. I know that the hard-core real estate people on this forum may well cringe at this practice, but since my niche is pet-friendly real estate, I think that its a nice way to inject some humor into the stress and strain of selling and...
 Offered at $579,000 this is a 1077 sq,ft., 2 BR/2BA unit with balcony in the new luxury condo complex, Jefferson Place. Maintenance Fees:  $542  a monthTaxes with single STAR $455/monthThe condo is in IMMACULATE CONDITION and features hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen and bathr...
Since many people are taking the FSBO route and condos and coops for people with pets are a rare commodity, I am hoping to bring the FSBO sellers who own a  pet-friendly condo or coop will consider putting a version of their FSBO listing on this site.   Inventory on such listings is generally sma...
Happy Easter Everyone! It may still be cold outside - after all, as Deborah Pearce informed a few days ago, this is the earliest Easter since 1913 and the world will not see this early an Easter again for another 200 years. But on has only to go inside Carlson's Floral and Gift to see Spring in F...
Bear with me…this one is complicated, but doubtless there are many homeowners in New York who are hearing about certiorari appeals and how it is impacting their property taxes. I thought that it might be nice to explain in simple English what all the fuss is about and why your $#%*ing property ta...
Scarsdale, NY 10583 had  the distinction of  earning the number two spot on’s top-earning towns survey in 2007 with a median household income of close to $220,000.  Living in Scarsdale certainly doesn’t come  as cheaply as does in some other municipalities in Westchester   However,  ...
Unless you were living on the Moon or Mars  you probably  know that New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, has been forced to resign over a prostitution scandal. David  Paterson, the current lieutenant governor will succeed Spitzer effective today. Mr. Paterson was born in Brooklyn. His father, Basil ...
Sometimes its just fun to post something that has nothing to do with real estate. Since dogs are one of my passions, a friend sent me this story in an email: An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fedbelly that he had a home. He followed me into t...
OK….so what’s wrong with these two pictures? The subject is obviously a MALL. The mall is the newest of the six malls that make White Plains, NY the retail hub of Westchester . It’s not unattractive and it has many popular shopping and dining destinations including Whole Foods, Fortunoff and the ...
It is the meandering nature of the Bronx River Parkway (the nation’s oldest Parkway) that keeps the Kensico Dam hidden from view until one is right upon it.  The dam itself is quite a dramatic site and its sudden appearance to an uninitiated northbound traveler along the Parkway is quite electrif...

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