engel voelkers: How Soccer Helped My Real Estate Career - 07/20/10 08:52 AM
When I was younger, soccer was one of the most popular sports to play. I loved it, and played throughout high school and college.
It’s funny how popular the sport is among little kids, yet it is one of the least watched and followed sports in the United States.
Soccer is a team sport, and players must successfully work well with each other in order to win the game. The best teams have come up with a stellar game plan. The team practices and works hard, both together and individually.
There is the goalie, whose job it is to protect the … (5 comments)

engel voelkers: 2010 FIRST HALF YEAR REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - 07/07/10 08:40 AM
The number of homes sold in Scarsdale in 2010 has increased dramatically versus the same period in 2009. There were 76 homes which had Title pass to new owners in the first six months of this year. That number is up from the 52 homes which sold in 2009, for an increase of over 46%.
The most homes sold, 24 of them, were in the $1,000,000- $1,499,000 price range.
Homes went into contract at a faster pace, however the “Average Days On Market” has increased from 173 days to 209 days.
“I think there is a little confusion in looking … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: New York Real Estate Tax Increases- Will It Kill Our Market? - 06/22/10 08:55 AM
The government knows that improving the real estate market is a big step toward improving the economy. As part of their action plan, they had implemented the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit, which just expired at the end of April.
National statistics released today by the National Association of Realtors reports that existing home sales dipped 2.2% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million units, down from the upwardly revised rate of 5.79 million in April. Sales year-over-year were up 19.2%.
Despite a gloomy outlook on Real Estate, the state of New York is seriously considering raising real … (2 comments)

engel voelkers: Senate OKs New Tax Credit Closing Deadline- Will it Become Official? - 06/21/10 11:53 AM
The Senate, with a vote of 60-37, accepted an amendment by Democratic Leader Harry Reid that extends the closing deadline to September 30 for buyers who met the April 30 deadline to have a signed contract.
Backers of the amendment cite a backlog of 180,000 homebuyers as the reason for extending the deadline.
The Senate’s decision is step one in helping future homeowners to obtain the upt to $8,000 credit. Originally, any buyers had to have been in contract by April 30th, and close on their home by June 30, which is just a little over one week away.
“Extending the … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: Hartsdale Farmers Market - 06/21/10 02:46 AM

The Hartsdale Farmers Market is back! Founded in 1993, and sponsored by the Town of Greenburgh, June 19th is the official start to their season. Every Saturday, you can expect to see stands loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and pastries.
The market will run every Saturday through November 20.
“We’re about creating clusters of people who are passionate about getting good food,” says Miriam Haas, founder and manager of Community Markets, the small consulting company behind about twenty of the farmers’ markets in the region.
Her endeavor in food organizing began in 1991 in Ossining, New York. Haas and … (1 comments)

engel voelkers: Scarsdale Fine Arts Festival - 06/19/10 09:32 AM

Chase Road and Spencer Place were closed down early Saturday morning, June 19th for the arrival of no less than 95 artisans from around the world who were showcasing and selling their creations.
Publicized for weeks, and with the help of sunny blue skies, the event was packed. Artists were able to show off much of their best work, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and more.
The town was transformed. Streets usually filled with cars were now filled with people perusing, and some purchasing, the stellar art.
“This is amazing. All of the art is so breathtaking. The amount of … (4 comments)

engel voelkers: Should I Stay or Should I Go?- Part 2 - 06/14/10 10:59 AM
What is the effect on Real Estate when you have high property taxes?
There are lots of buyers looking to break into the Scarsdale and Edgemont markets. They've heard of the great school systems and family friendly communities.
But the taxes are high…really high. Even for Westchester County, which has the highest taxes in the nation.
And while many buyers find that they can afford the purchase prices in the area, they have been having difficulty finding taxes they can afford.
"I'd love to move to Scarsdale. I love the community, how close it is to the city and the tree-lined … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: Should I Stay or Should I Go? - 06/01/10 09:16 AM
It’s almost June, a time when High School Seniors are getting ready to graduate. The caps and gowns are being sized, and excitement is in the air! High School is almost over for them, and college is on its way. So why are parents so worried?
It’s been said time and time again, people move here because of the school systems. Scarsdale High School and Edgemont High School both had 100 percent graduation rates last year, topping all high schools in central Westchester, according to data from the New York State Education Department.
Edgemont Union Free School “is a culturally … (1 comments)

engel voelkers: Living in Suburbia - 05/04/10 08:04 AM

Springtime in Scarsdale, yeah it's finally here! The beautiful weather is out which means that it's time to think about Landscaping.
Homes that are coming onto the market are especially concerned with making sure they have great curb appeal. Nothing can dazzle and attract a buyer like colorful flowers.
Who can turn away the idea of buying a house with perfect tulips, bushy hydrangea's, and a blossoming Cherry Tree?
Newcomers who have recently moved to Scarsdale and Edgemont from the more urban areas, like New York City, might be surprised by the amount work and expense it takes to maintain a … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: Scarsdale High School Carnival - 04/20/10 04:25 AM

The annual Scarsdale High School carnival included fun, rides and lots of great food! There were great adventures for the whole family. And it was certainly one of the best ways to donate to charity.
Mr. Neil Ginsberg, a teacher at Scarsdale High School, has ten years of overseeing the carnival. While it's the much-anticipated opening day of the carnival his students look forward to, he most enjoys the roller-coaster of work in the weeks beforehand.
"I love how the kids get so involved in their club stuff and their class stuff, they really work hard to make their booths … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: Are Bidding Wars Back? - 04/16/10 09:33 AM

Bidding wars -two words that are music to a seller's ears. Once thought to be a relic of the real estate boom, "bidding wars" have started reappearing, especially in the Scarsdale area.
In the past, these bidding battles were knock-em-dead-punches made by buyers who had barely made it into the driveway of a home before they were on the phone calling their attorney to draw up the contracts.
Once the recession hit, and banks forgot where their pockets were, bidding wars disappeared faster than magic brownies at a Rolling Stones concert.
Until recently, bidding wars were thought extinct- limited to … (2 comments)

engel voelkers: Tips for the First Time Home Buyer - 03/26/10 05:10 AM
Tips for the First-Time Home Buyer
Buying your first home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do.
If you have spent years living in apartments, there is nothing more satisfying than owning your own property. The process can be a little lengthy, and you might hit a few bumps in the road to home ownership.
If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, here are some smart tips to help you avoid some of the hiccups.
1-      Get your finances in order. Request a copy of your credit report so you can check it for accuracy. … (0 comments)

engel voelkers: Will Real Estate Survive The Government...And The Media? - 03/22/10 10:01 AM
So many questions are being asked right now. "Will interest rates be raised?" "Will the health care reform bill hurt the investors in real estate?", "Will Tiger win the next Open?" and "Will the market survive without government subsidies?" It's a wonder we all got out of bed this morning and came to work.
Houses in my area are still selling quickly, many of them going into contract in one week or less. I almost feel like I'm back in the old days...you know...2005.
But with all this talk now of the government not extending the tax credit any further, and … (1 comments)

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