Posted on April 23, 2013 5:59 am by Scott Rosasco
2013 RiverArts Studio Tour
This coming weekend marks the 20th Annual RiverArts Studio Tour of local artists in the Rivertowns. Some artists are well known and some artists have never been featured before. A total of 80 artists studios will be open to the public on both Saturday and/or Sunday, April 27 and 28th. The studios are located in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington. This will be a unique opportunity to meet and greet local artists, see them at work in their own environment, engage with them and possibly purchase their art. Some of the artists involved, whose work I am familiar with, include Mark Gilliland, Larry and Peggy Blizard, Eva Bouhassira, Tim Duch and John Maggiotto.
“The mission of RiverArts is to produce a wide range of high quality cultural events and educational programs which diversify participation and engage our communities in the support and understanding of the arts and artists, thereby enriching our quality of life.”
Download the Studio Map or for more information click here: http://riverarts.org/_images/VisualArtsImages/2013%20Studio%20Tour%20Map.pdf
Visit RiverArts on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RiverArts.Org
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Posted on April 16, 2013 6:10 am by Scott Rosasco
The April issue of Westchester Magazine rates Dobbs Ferry as one of the Best Places to Live in Westchester for 2013. The article features a number of the great attributes of living in Dobbs Ferry. Among other things, it mentions the Dobbs Dawg House, a new hot dog restaurant, which has sold over 50,000 hot dogs in its first year in business. When you can sell 50,000 specialty hot dogs, each prepared one at a time, in one year, you know all good things are possible in Dobbs Ferry.
Read the full article at: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/core/pagetools.php?pageid=14969&url=%2FWestchester-Magazine%2FApril-2013%2FBest-places-to-live-in-Westchester-in-2013-Dobbs-Ferry-NY%2F&mode=print
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Posted on March 26, 2013 6:50 am by Scott Rosasco
It’s that time of year again, when the days start getting warmer and longer and people’s thoughts tend to stray toward selling their homes, in what looks like the best Spring market this area has seen in several years. Apropos to that, an interesting article was just published in houzz.com
, one of my favorite blogs, detailing what a difference it makes in the sale of your home, to have a house that looks great from the street. Read the brief excerpt below and then click the link to the full article at the bottom. As always, if you are looking for expert advice in the Rivertowns regarding the sale of your home, come help me celebrate over 25 years of listing and selling homes in the Rivertowns, at 914-960-3837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. From front doors, house numbers and porch furnishings to color schemes, landscaping and basic repairs, this smorgasbord of ideas will hopefully inspire a few changes around your own home.”
Read The Full Article at: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/8193935/list?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u250&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery0
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Posted on March 5, 2013 6:00 am by Scott Rosasco
21 Temple Road, Dobbs Ferry
New to the market, this Rivertowns residence offers great bones at a great price. Situated on a quiet residential street the solid 4 bedroom center hall colonial
, with 2200 sq.ft. of living space is a wonderful opportunity.
Featuring the open floor plan prefered by todays lifestyles, it boasts a spacious living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen and powder room on the first floor. A master bedroom suite on the second level runs the full width of the house and features a huge walk-in-closet and a full bath. There are 3 more family bedrooms and a full hall bath on this floor. The lower level offers a large family room with another full bath, laundry and a door out to the private patio. Gleaming hardwood floors and a 1 car garage complete the picture. Currently the least expensive 4 bedroom colonial for sale in the Rivertowns.
Call me at 914-960-3837 for a private showing or EMAIL ME
View the full listing here: DOBBS FERRY COLONIAL $499,000
LINK TO DOBBS FERRY SCHOOL INFORMATION
LINK TO VILLAGE OF DOBBS FERRY INFORMATION
JUST REDUCED TO $490,000
OPEN HOUSE Sunday April 7 From 1 PM – 3 PM
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Posted on February 26, 2013 6:45 am by Scott Rosasco
Courtesy: National Association of Realtors
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal appears to confirm some of the more hyper-local activity that we have been noticing here in Westchester and the Rivertowns. Sellers are gaining the upper hand once again in the sale of their homes. Due to a low inventory, which can be traced to a number of reasons, homeowners are often picking and choosing between multiple offers on their homes. It goes without saying that if you have multiple offers on your home, within two weeks of listing, some of those offers are likely at or above the full asking price. I have had experiences in the past two weeks, of my clients bidding against other buyers, where the full asking price was just not enough. In these cases, buyers who have the full purchase price or more available in cash, are able to forgo the mortgage process and are often the winners. These are not foreclosed, short or otherwise distressed sales. Simply homes which show very well to prospective buyers and are perceived to be a good value in a given price range, currently well over $1,000,000 in that market. This trend is not unique to any particular price point though. In the village of Dobbs Ferry, in the Rivertowns, I have another listing at a significantly lower price point of the market, currently in contract for just slightly less than full asking. Back up offers have come in, even after it is made clear to prospective purchasers that binding contracts of sale have already been signed with other buyers. These back up offers are at full asking, hoping for a failure of the current buyers, so they may gladly take their place in the process. There are other accounts of this at all levels of Rivertowns real estate.
Whether this is a temporary blip in the market, until inventory or interest rates rise or a more prolonged phenomena remains to be seen. The short story for sellers though, may be to not wait until the traditional spring market starts in April and instead to list now while this situation still exists. Read the full Wall Street Journal article at: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2013/02/21/housing-its-becoming-a-sellers-market/?mod=WSJBlog&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wsj%2Fdevelopments%2Ffeed+%28WSJ.com%3A+Developments+Blog%29
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Posted on February 24, 2013 9:35 am by Scott Rosasco
From one of my favorite sites, houzz.com, very apropos to this evenings festivities. I share the opinion that the interior of the Hampton’s house in “Something’s Gotta Give” is at least one of the most remembered, idyllic homes. See the top 10.
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Posted on February 12, 2013 7:00 am by Scott Rosasco
In what appears to be a now annual event, the Irvington Penguin Plunge is back for the second year in a row. It is set to start off at 11:30 AM on Saturday March 2, 2013 in Matthiessen Park. One might think that after last years plunge into the frigid Hudson River people may have had second thoughts, but no such luck. It appears to be just as popular an event. This year may be slightly different though in that, unlike 2012 which was a comparatively warm winter, we have actually had some ice on the Hudson River already. One would surmise therefore that the water will be even colder, however marginally, than the Irvington Penguin Plunge of 2012. Time will tell, but hopefully swimmers will not have to climb over shore ice to get into the water.
Remember, this is a fundraising event so the more sponsors you get for your “Plunge”, the more money will be generated for the Village of Irvington programs. Last years Irvington Penguin Plunge raised $76,000.
For a look at last years event, click on the link and associated video below. If that still doesn’t scare you off, a link to the entrance application is also enclosed. See you on March 2 at 11:30 AM.
How To Register For The 2013 Irvington Penguin Plunge:
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