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Ferry Festa in Dobbs Ferry, Saturday October 1st

Celebrating its 9th year, the Dobbs Ferry, Ferry Festa kicks off at 1 PM and ends at 8PM. Featuring a wide assortment of village businesses showcasing their best, as well as outside vendors that run the gamut, from a variety of international foods, to rides and games for the kids (and some adults).
A number of bands will also be providing entertainment at various points along the venue for this, now traditional, end of summer event. They include:

Main Stage (intersection of Main and Cedar): Calypso, Bad Art, Hogiowl and DJ Antoinette Zappier.

Near Doubledays: Tramps Like Us (Courtesy of Doubledays).

Near Cedar Street Grill: The T Bone Shuffle(Courtesy of The T Bone Shuffle)

For more information, go to:

www.ferryfesta.com

A Vendor Application Can Be Found Here:

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Tips For Purchasing A Foreclosed Property


Although not the case in the Rivertowns or even Westchester in general, almost 30% of home sales in the United States are now sold via the foreclosure process. Although these kinds of deals are few and far between in this area, it does occasionally happen. This can be a great way to purchase a home at a markedly reduced value, but there are some concerns and pitfalls to avoid if possible. These range from the obvious, like a thorough home inspection, that you would do for virtually any real estate transaction, to the not so obvious like checking for past liens, particularly if you are paying cash for a property. The best advice is to call a Realtor about any property you are thinking of purchasing. However here are 10 things to think about before making that call, so you know the right questions to ask.

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Why Use A Realtor


Although many homeowners attempt to sell a home on their own initially and usually unsuccessfully https://dobbsferry-rivertowns.com/2011/08/09/can-you-sell-your-home-without-a-realtor/ there are a number of great reasons why a homeowner should use a Realtor. Not just any real estate broker, a Realtor is a special type of real estate broker who is held to the highest standards and ethics.

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Fall 2011 Hudson Valley Events Guide


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Dobbs Ferry is proud to present its sixth annual Fall Events Guide, featuring almost 100 local community events going on this Fall, in all areas of the Hudson Valley and a special listing of ongoing events throughout the entire region. For the complete guide in PDF form go to:

http://www.randrealty.com/downloads/2011FallEventGuide.pdf

Great Commercial Space Opportunity in Dobbs Ferry

This commercially zoned building offers a great downtown location, convenient to both parking and Metro North. True masonry construction offers the unique ability to incorporate 3 additional floors on the existing building. Deep and wide property allows for additional expansion possibilities. Vast open spaces and 10′ ceilings on three above grade levels, including the huge basement, make it a wonderful opportunity at this price. Taxes reflect recent grievance reduction. Additional tax reductions are possible based on sale price. Loading ramp to lower level. Overall plot dimensions are 76′ width (street frontage) x 131′ in depth. Building plans and survey are available for review. $429,000.
More information at:
http://www.randrealty.com/agent/652/Scott-Rosasco/propertydetails.aspx?id=979787

Custom Doors For IKEA Kitchen Cabinets


While some may look down on IKEA kitchen cabinets, it is well known in the industry that these products are very durable, very budget conscious and relatively easy to install. While the boxes themselves are not often made of real wood, it is a fact that the materials that are used in their construction are the very same materials used by the higher end manufacturers as well. The only difference is the price, which IKEA keeps low by mass producing a limited number of sizes and a limited selection of sometimes less than attractive door fronts. A new company http://semihandmadedoors.com/ has now come up with the not so new idea of producing custom door fronts for existing or new IKEA cabinet boxes. You simply order your cabinets from IKEA, minus the doors, send the company your kitchen plans, from IKEA’s own kitchen design program or your own design plans and then wait for your doors to arrive separately. There appear to be quite a number of options available. This may go a long way towards getting the truly custom kitchen look you really want at a fraction of the price that you had expected to pay. For more information:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/kitchen/checking-in-with-semihandmade-custom-ikea-doors-156179

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https://dobbsferry-rivertowns.com/2011/08/14/new-architectural-digest-amazing-kitchens-design-app/

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Dobbs Ferry ZBA Grants Stop & Shop Variances


At this past Wednesday nights ZBA meeting a total of two variances were granted in Stop & Shop’s continuing efforts to slightly expand and completely renovate their store on Broadway.
One variance was to legalize what would have become a pre-existing nonconforming parking situation and the other was for a reduced amount of glazing, or storefront windows, from what village code requires. As a part of the presentation to the board, representatives from Stop & Shop also showed drawings of their plans to put approximately 40 additional parking spaces on the old Scott Chevrolet property, to provide ancillary parking for shoppers who may be interested in visiting Cedar Street stores or other parts of the downtown area, but not necessarily going to Stop & Shop.
This whole arrangement would appear to be a win-win for Dobbs Ferry, with both a renovated and convenient food store as well as sorely needed additional parking for the village business district.
Additionally, the 8 required variances (down from 11), for the proposed Walgreens store on Ashford Avenue, near the intersection with Broadway, are still being mulled over by the ZBA. The attorney for Walgreens notified the ZBA that even if it wanted to, the ZBA would be unable to grant or deny the variances until after the Board of Trustees weighed in on the proposed application, at their upcoming September 27 meeting.

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