New Rochelle, NY Real Estate News

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
As I am writing this I am reading social media posts from people at our event.  All had a great time and are glad that we are back in action again.  Tonight I met people who have been members for a year but have never been to event in person; only on Zoom.What fun it was.  I made so many connections with people and people were asking for my card. ( I don't like to just give it to them.)  These pictures were taken at the beginning of the event.  It was packed with over 150 people.  What I hoped to show in this picture was the line for the bar.  Never saw one that long and that is because the hospitality industry is still very understaffed.But line or no line this was simply a great event and everyone was glad to be back.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT busin...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Once Labor Day is over it is time to begin the Fall Season.  In the Northeast school begins the day after Labor Day.  The Business Council of Westchester kicked off the Fall this evening with a well attended networking event at The Surf Club in New Rochelle, NY.Why do you network?  Do you want to meet new people?  Well that is part of it.  I always want to make new contacts.  That would be hunting.  But networking is also about farming, nurturing, and strengthening connections.  I was very successful is strengthening connections tonight.  I discussed opportunities with colleagues and other members and we set up lots of one to ones to work on this this season.What is your objective when you go out networking?If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive p...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Summer is drawing to a close as people get in your last summer vacations this Labor Day weekend.  Time to get geared up for Fall business.  The Business Council of Westchester has a full schedule of activities.The first evening networking reception for Fall 2018 will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm.  This is a great opportunity to mix, mingle, meet, and reaquaint with current and future Business Council members and enjoy some delightful hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.I recommend coming early since you will have the opportunity to talk and meet with key people of the Business Council.  As Ambassador, I will be there early and please do connect with me.  I would love to meet you.Here are the details:  Date and Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5pm to 7pm  Loca...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
A wonderful annual tradition, New Rochelle's "Paine to Pain Half Marathon" organized by the New Ro Runners.  So named as Thomas Paine used to live in New Rochelle,  and the race starts close to the Thomas Paine Museum and Cottage near Paine Avenue. Not for the feint of heart as the trail is tough, but everyone of the 700+ runners were all winners today for the 10th Annual race. There was a descendant of Thomas Paine who raced, a blind racer (yet undaunted and so admired), so many wonderful racers who faced a little rain to participate this morning.  There were 5 'waves' depending upon capability - but ALL were so capable.  Eric Turkewitz,  the race founder was on hand, the many  volunteers of course and other race directors, along with the Mayor of New Rochelle, the Fife and Drum corp o...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
New Rochelle has so much to offer and is simply a wonderful city in which to live. This weekend marks the date for a wonderful New Rochelle/Pelham Artsfest celebration, and should not be missed!    CLICK  on the following link for the GREAT details!!  FINAL ArtsFest-2017-Pages
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Every fall, I like to dry the lavender collected from my garden. and augment the crop with store bought lavender seeds, and then give to friends and clients alike! The smell is simplywonderful, and they can make any 'unmentionable' drawer smell divine!Of course, living in New Rochelle is just as divine! Come and visit!New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Don't forget to come and cheer on those hardy runners  for the 2017 Paine to Pain Half Marathon who help make our great city just perfect!It is always an exciting event, and even if you aren't racing,  there is always such an excitement surrounding this great event. The race starts  by Paine Avenue at 9 am on Sunday, October 8th. See you there!Here is a little snippet from last year!New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
If you have ever frequented one of the  beach clubs that are situated along Davenport Road, then you will have surely noticed Davenport Park.  20 tranquil acres, and  featuring a Shakespeare garden and accommodates seasonal sled riding! Perfect!  A valid omnicard is required.There are also some very special trees within the park.  Thirteen trees were planted by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission of New Rochelle in honor of the Thirteen Colonies of the United States of America on May 5th, 1932.New Rochelle is GREAT! 
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  I recently  had lunch at the North End Tavern (located at 1301 North Avenue).  While my sons have frequented the tavern, I hadn't gone there and had no idea what to expect. It is advertised as a sports bar, and there are certainly  large sized screens around the bar and in the dining area. There is also a  semi-private room that can be booked for large gatherings if desired.I was so pleasantly surprised!  I was truly expecting tavern (bar) fare, and my fish and  sweet potato chips were delicious. The fish was crisp, moist, and the sweet potato fries were not greasy at all.  I will definitely be returning as the menu  looks quite interesting and the food was served beautifully.The tavern is open 12-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 9 p.m. on Sunday...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I am happy to share my Feng Shui client from New Rochelle, NY took a moment to express her experience during and after her home Feng Shui consultation. Its always an honor to hear how this physical, emotional, mental and energetic work is helping to transform people's lives. Thank you for the opportunity, Irene!  
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
It is always great to learn about what is happening in our great city. City?  Mr. Luiz Aragon Commissioner of Development spoke yesterday (September 15th, 2017) at  the New Rochelle Public Library to the League of Women Voters of New Rochelle.  Mr. Aragon stated that we are a 'village trapped in a city' and I think that is so true.Mr. Aragon stated that in order to bring productive retail stores into the city, there must be a larger and better walking accessibility too. With no easy access, how can restaurants survive? retail stores thrive?  It was determined that there is the need to bring  more people to New Rochelle in order to realize our great potential  and become the vibrant city we all know it is.In the past, the city 'rolled out the red carpet' to businesses  so they would come...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Sometimes, a customer or client will ask me what the difference between the two is. Obviously, one is for the agents and one is for the public, but what else? It is very important that the agents preview as many properties as possible so they can speak intelligently about their area. When they know the homes they can better advise their customers and clients on either listing prices or a possible bid, and quite simply, whenever we view a listing, it many times allows us to think of someone that house might just "suit!" I have walked into a home so many times, and thought of someone to send that listing to, and obviously, when I do send the listing, I can describe in detail what I saw and why I would think they would like the home.There are always many brokers' open houses scheduled in t...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Cities and towns that are privileged ( to my way of thinking) offer Historic areas, and New Rochelle is no exception.  Recognized as being an Historic Distoric back in 1986, the residents have long known and appreciated what the area has to offer. Back in 2012, I had written an article about Rochelle Heights and how the original turn of the Century  homes were built and sold all It is always interesting to learn about a community, its history, and I think it also helps to understand the naming of streets, parks and the essence of a city. New Rochelle, home of the Huguenots (French Protestants) after they fled France is no different.Imagine a water-fronted area (Davenport Neck), where glacial grooves can still be seen on the rocks, part of the Manhattan Schist formation. The grooves used...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
Cities and towns that are privileged ( to my way of thinking) offer Historic areas, and New Rochelle is no exception.  Recognized as being an Historic Distoric back in 1986, the residents have long known and appreciated what the area has to offer. Back in 2012, I had written an article about Rochelle Heights and how the original turn of the Century  homes were built and sold all between $3-5000. The roads were originally private, and there gas lights (of course!), but with right of way,  etc. , all of that slowly changed. The majestic  Colonial, Victorian, Queen Anne, Antebellum Mansion style homes bespoke elegance, quality craftsmanship, and the area was known as 'the' place to sojourn to from the busy city life.http://www.newrochelleny.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/361Funnily enough, i...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
   It is always a great feeling to give something made from the heart! I love to make some gingerbread homes and give them to friends and clients alike!  I don’t make them each year, but when time allows, it is fun! Happy Holidays!       New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
!  As  featured in the local paper today, Francesco Notaristefano has been named Coach of the Year of the Section 1 Class AA conference 1 League B following a 11-4-1 second place finish in the league. Mr. Notaristefano took over the 12-14 coaching position of the  12-14 year old girl’s varsity team in 2013, and hasn’t looked back. The coach applauds the team, the boy’s soccer team who attend the home games, and the great support of the community. That is what also makes New Rochelle great. We have a wonderful community.  Our schools offer great educational programs, we are close to the city, and we have wonderful beach clubs, a club for runners (which also benefits the community) and a dog park too! When a friend asked me to help support her daughter’s travel soccer team last year (The ...
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
   Simply a gorgeous morning in the prestigious area of Paine Heights where the annual Paine to Pain Half Marathon took place this morning.  The New Ro Runners Race Club always outdo themselves in this wonderful event. Here is the history of the race.  I arrived later.. and so was only able to catch the start of the third wave and the 4th wave. My loss! New Rochelle-  a great city in which to live! New Rochelle is GREAT! 1  1  8               
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
   Wygagyl Park is an extremely desirous area in which to reside. Many homes cost well over One Million Dollars, and upwards to 2 Million Dollars. So, when a home enters the market in the $700-800,000 range, it basically ‘pops’ out! 15 Carlisle Road was a 4 bedroom Cape Code (meaning 2 bedrooms on the first floor, and 2 bedrooms on the second floor) 2420 square foot home located on 0.028 of an acre. Typical homes in the same 10804 zip code were selling for far less, but this home’s location enabled the seller to obtain a higher sales point of $770,000.  Children in this area attend the  award winning William B. Ward Elementary School   New Rochelle, a great city-  full of history, and so close to New York City!   New Rochelle is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
   It is the perfect time in which to plant your bulbs for the spring time!  While I was at the Home Depot  purchasing some items for a client, I noticed the great display of bulbs, and decided to buy and plant some, ( and then got a little carried away). I easily planted over 125 bulbs (and it takes no time at all )… and so promptly went out and bought  265 more!  I never thought that I would be wishing time to pass, but I can’t wait to see them in bloom! Westchester is GREAT!
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By Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
  I have had the pleasure of marketing some wonderful homes. One such home is 229 Paine Avenue, New Rochelle.  Priced at $1,125,000 with 6 bedrooms, 3817 square feet, and located in the prestigious area of Paine Heights. New Rochelle.  I like to be creative in my marketing, and decided to serve wine and cheese at one such Broker’s Open House. It is a wonderful way in which to remind the agents that the home is available, and everyone loves free food! There are also many agents who have never seen a home be it they have other appointments,  inspections, and so it is always appropriate to have as many broker open houses as required until the home is sold.  Here I am (top right) with some fellow Julia B. Fee Associates Cate Jarrett, (top left), Kathy Tamagna (bottom left), and Jeanne Kiern...
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