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124 Houses For Sale in the River Towns of Westchester

Ranging in price from $389,000 up to $12,995,000, they represent the broad spectrum of available properties in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.. One of them is sure to please. Browse thru some of the listings below or contact me for more information or to schedule a showing.

HOUSES FOR SALE IN THE RIVERTOWNS OF WESTCHESTER

No Budget for a Custom Kitchen? No Problem

A Great, Recent Article From The New York Times:

“People often assume that getting a gorgeous kitchen like the ones they see in design magazines would require draining their bank account. And often, they’re right: Building a custom kitchen with upscale materials and finishes can easily run into six figures.

What they might not realize is that there are cost-saving alternatives that can deliver a high-end look for a fraction of the price. One of the most popular, employed by a number of architects and designers, is building a kitchen with Ikea cabinets and then covering those cabinets with custom doors, drawer fronts and panels from companies like Reform, Semihandmade and Kokeena.”

“Ikea makes a great box,” said John McDonald, the founder and chief executive of Semihandmade, a company based in Monrovia, Calif. And inside its Sektion cabinets, he added, Ikea “uses the best hardware you can get…..”

Link to the full New York Times article:

No Budget For A Custom Kitchen, No Problem

Contact me for more information about the expected Rate Of Return on your investment, at resale, for typical upgrades to your home, including the all important kitchen and bath.

The Rivertowns Holiday Trolley is Saturday, December 7

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The Rivertowns Holiday Trolley

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Dobbs Ferry is sponsoring the Rivertowns Holiday Trolley, on Saturday, December 7. The office will be giving out candy canes and free, holiday basket raffle tickets. Have a photo taken with Santa, next door at the firehouse and watch the holiday tree lighting. Nothing like that small town appeal with big time charm at BHG Rand Realty, 108 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry NY.
See the link for full details and the trolley schedule, with participating Rivertowns shops and restaurants: Rivertowns Trolley

For a list of homes for sale in Dobbs Ferry: Dobbs Ferry Homes For Sale

For information about Dobbs Ferry, see the village website: Village of Dobbs Ferry

If You’re Thinking Of Selling

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Rivertowns Real Estate Sales Volume Up As High As 110%

Hastings-on-Hudson 2015 3rd Quarter Market Report

Hastings-on-Hudson 2015 3rd Quarter Market Report

The volume of homes sold in the Westchester County NY Rivertowns area is up as high as 110% for the third quarter of 2015 vs. the third quarter of 2014. The village with the highest sales volume was the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, where sales rose from 20 houses in the third quarter of 2014, to 42 houses in 2015. Sales in the village of Dobbs Ferry were up 33% and Tarrytown 34%, yet the village of Irvington actually showed a decrease in the number of homes sold. Overall, the Westchester County NY median selling price was also up 2.4%.

My complete Better Homes and Gardens Rand Westchester Real Estate Market Report can be found here:

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Report

My Single Family Quarterly Market Reports By Village:

Village of Dobbs Ferry
Village of Hastings-on-Hudson
Village of Irvington
Village of Tarrytown

A recent article from the Rivertowns Daily Voice on this subject:

http://rivertowns.dailyvoice.com/real-estate/third-quarter-home-sales-rise-sharply-in-hastings-dobbs-ferry/595844/

The BHG Rand Real Estate 2015 Fall Events Guide

bear-mountain-bridge-autumn1The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty; Fall Events Guide is out. With information on a multitude of events in the Hudson Valley it seems there is something to do for everyone this season.
In particular, don’t miss the Dobbs Ferry “Festa” on Saturday September 26th and stop by our office at 108 Main Street. We will be raffling off a number of items including an Apple watch and a Basket of Cheer. It’s also a great opportunity to experience what makes the Rivertowns such a special place to live.
Also, in the near future, is the always well attended Dobbs Ferry Halloween Parade. Look for an update on this in October.
The full Hudson Valley Events Guide can be found here:

The 2015 BHG Rand Realty Fall Events Guide

125 Houses For Sale in The Westchester County Rivertowns

Heading into the New Year of 2015 there is a combined total of 125 houses for sale in all of the NY Metro area Rivertowns, from Hastings-on-Hudson to the south, to as far north as Sleepy Hollow. Ranging in price from $4,750,000 for a home in Irvington to a home in Dobbs Ferry for only $299,000 they represent a broad gamut of opportunities for living in this bucolic area. Here are just two of them, at both ends of the spectrum, linked to their full listings:

Sprawling New Construction in Dobbs Ferry $1,399,000

Sprawling New Construction in Dobbs Ferry $1,399,000

Classic Eyebrow Colonial Cottage in Dobbs Ferry $329,000. Price Reduced to $309,000

Classic Eyebrow Colonial Cottage in Dobbs Ferry $329,000

To View the Full List of Homes For Sale, Click on the Link Below.

125 Houses For Sale in the Westchester County Rivertowns

Call Me at 914-960-3837 (cell) for more information on any of these homes.

Some Homes Are Selling In Less Than Two Weeks

4th Quarter Home Prices Up

Westchester Home Sale Prices Up 14% Over Last Year

In what can only be described as a remarkable turnaround in the US housing market, homes in some parts of the country are going from active status to accepted offer status in an incredible two weeks or less. This, coming on the heels of a housing market which had typical selling periods of 6 months or more. The primary driving force behind this phenomena is an extremely low inventory of homes for sale. Many sellers appear to be waiting out the bottom of the market, preferring to sell their homes when values go up. Concurrently, banks remain very tight on financing, requiring a borrower to have a virtually blemish free credit history and FICO scores of 740 and above. This has resulted in super high quality buyers converging on the few remaining houses for sale. Not only is this resulting in fast marketing periods, it is also starting to drive prices up, for reasons of supply vs. demand.
Even here in the Rivertowns, I am experiencing multiple bid situations with buyers winning out, based not only on the highest offer, but also on the best terms available, sometimes with down payment amounts of 50% or even all-cash purchases. If you bought your home 5 years ago you will still perhaps be losing money, based on your original purchase price, but any available homes for sale are also equally devalued. If you were thinking of selling this could be a great time to cash in on this unique set of circumstances, particularly if you were planning on downsizing to a smaller home or moving out of the area. Interest rates remain at historic lows and assuming a good credit history, your chances of getting a great value in another purchase would seem ideal.
More information on this trend as it relates to the Westchester housing market can be found in the BHG Rand 4th Quarter Market Report. Additionally, an interesting story on this trend in the US housing market can be found at Bloomberg News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/homes-sell-in-two-weeks-with-low-supply-for-spring-buyers.html

Sleepy Hollow Waterfront Colonial: Open House This Sunday

Same Great House At A Great New Price $1,175,000!

Click on the photo for more information:

Open House Sunday April 22, 1PM - 3PM

Waterfront Colonial in Sleepy Hollow: Open House Sunday

Open House Sunday April 22, 1PM - 3PM

New Waterfront Listing With Video In Sleepy Hollow NY

Sleepy Hollow NY Real Estate

Year round Hudson River vistas, Fremont Pond views and a tumbling waterfall beautifully situates this custom built Colonial. Truly one of a kind setting, the sparkling Hudson can be seen from everywhere. This home is located on over one half acre of beautifully maintained level grounds.
A two story entry with cathedral ceilings and skylights introduces you to this well-appointed residence. With 5000 square feet of architecturally significant living space it is awash with ambient light and modern updates throughout[….]
For The Full Details See: http://www.randrealty.com/agent/652/Scott-Rosasco/NY/Property/1019428/650-Riverside-Dr-Sleepy-Hollow-NY-10591/

A Great Time to Refinance May Soon Fade

Dobbs Ferry Real Estate
Mortgage rates are still at historic lows, but they have started to creep up in the last few months. With most industry observers predicting higher rates in the next year, this might be one of your last chances to refinance your high interest rate loan and save thousands every year. Rand Mortage is also offering a special refinance offer. Call or email dean.curtis@randmortgage.com for more information and to save $1,000 in costs associated with a refinance. The offer code is QMR4-12. The offer expires 4/30/12 at 5 PM. https://secure.web-loans.com/loancenter-apply-default.aspx?bem=&t=2%2f17%2f2012+12%3a12%3a34+PM

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