Been slacking on your home search? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the latest inventory North of NYC.

Check out our completed album of just listed homes and follow individual links each property for additional pictures and details.

See something you like? Give us a call at (914) 328-8400 or e-mail us at whiteplainsrealestate@houlihanlawrence.com to arrange a private showing with one of our market area experts.

 

490 Ridgeway, White Plains • $1,050,000

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You are captivated as you enter the bright two-story entry hall of this Havilands Manor five bedroom Colonial home. Many improvements await you, such as new fixtures, new wood floors in the upper and lower levels, newly finished lower level, Hydroair HVAC, central air-conditioning, hot water heater, and a powder room with BioBidet electronic toilet seat. Other improvements include new double glass energy efficient windows with noise reduction, lighting fixtures, faucets, many rooms freshly painted, Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat programmable from anywhere in the world, an ADT alarm system, and a fenced yard and deck for privacy and enjoyment. Gleaming hardwood floors, an open floor plan, granite countertop kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. First floor bedroom or office, laundry and easy entry from the two-car garage and newly sealed driveway. Convenient to highways, parks, golf, schools, shopping, train (34 minutes to Grand Central via Metro North) this fabulous home awaits your many years of pleasure and enjoyment.

Listed by Gloria Wilburn

Visit http://bit.ly/1s2zZSO for more information.

 

35 Waterview Drive, Ossining • $885,000

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Hudson River Views from the “builder’s own” 5399 finished square foot Center Hall Colonial greets you with custom details throughout! Gracious entry flanked by dining and living rooms which flow to library/home office with fireplace and bar; family room with fireplace and walls of windows, high-end kitchen with breakfast room opening to tiered deck, patio and sprawling lawn. First level continues to pantry with window seat, side entry with mud room and stairs leading to Bonus room with potential for full bath. Heated Two Car Garage completes this floor. Second floor has walls of windows to allow views of Hudson River. Master Suite offers sitting room; two walk in closets and gorgeous bathroom. Three additional well-proportioned bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry complete this level. Lower level offers two huge entertaining spaces – family room and billiards room with fireplace and wet bar with access to yard plus unfinished areas perfect for wine cellar. Many recent upgrades in 2016.

Listed by Lauren Zaccaria

Visit http://bit.ly/23Vi9Nt for more information.

 

134 Woodbrook Road, White Plains • $839,900

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Your passport to carefree living awaits you at this elegant Townhome, located on a premium lot. Cobblestone lined drive, new paver walkway to two-story entry hall, hardwood floors and custom moldings. The vaulted ceiling living room, skylights, walls of windows with Hunter Douglas shades allow light to filter through. Entertain in the dining room, which opens to the deck and view of woods. Easy entry from the two-car garage to the gourmet dine-in kitchen with Silestone countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, adjoins the family room. The upper level has a master bedroom, wooded views, ensuite bath and two walk-in closets. Guest bedroom has three closets and a bath. The lower level with approximately 800 square feet provides a media room, recreation area, bedroom or office, bath, exercise, laundry room and a door to the yard. HOA: include tennis, pool, lawn care, snow removal, roof, exterior paint, siding, walkways, driveways, gutter cleaning and sanitation. Conveniently located to railroad, shops, parks, schools, highways and golf. This pristine home awaits your many years of enjoyment.

Listed by Gloria Wilburn

Visit http://bit.ly/1OlYMv9 for more information.

 

408 Pine Grove Lane, Hartsdale • $795,000

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Luxury Townhouse with three levels located on quiet cul de sac in sought after Stone Oaks. This gated community offers clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, fitness center. Magnificent turn key unit with gourmet chef’s kitchen and walk in pantry, top of the line appliances (two dishwashers), new powder room, hard wood floors in living room and dining room. Lower level features fireplace, third bedroom or office and bath, walk out access to serene private grounds. Built ins and California closets throughout the house. Master bedroom has new luxury bathroom. Convenient to transportation, shopping, restaurants. Must see to appreciate.

Listed by Lyn Gold Lubliner

Visit http://bit.ly/1Tkc5LR for more information.

 

19 Wyndham Close, White Plains • $774,900

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Carefree living awaits you at this beautiful three bedroom regent townhome featuring a total of 2,829 square feet including the finished lower level, hardwood floors throughout, new roof, three zone heat, freshly painted exterior, new appliances and a direct view of an aerated pond. Large country dine-in kitchen with great room is a setting for easy entertaining and cooking. The living room and dining room have built-ins and two doors to the deck with views of the pond. The upper level boasts a vaulted ceiling master bedroom, en suite marble bath, whirlpool and separate shower and three closets. There are two versatile use bedrooms and a full marble guest bath. The lower level has a temperature controlled wine closet, large recreation room with patio, sauna, shower, laundry and storage. In addition, there is a one car garage, one parking space plus a visitor space. HOA includes swimming pool, tennis court, pond, snow removal and lawn care. Conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, parks, golf, highways, bus, train, just thirty-three minutes to New York City via Metro North.

Listed by Gloria Wilburn

Visit http://bit.ly/24VsxHw for more information.

 

648 Ridgeway, White Plains • $549,000

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Here it is the spacious, affordable home with an open feel in sought after “Haviland’s Manor” that you’ve been waiting for. Close to all transportation and down town. Blocks to White Plains High School and the German School. A classic center hall staircase greets you as you enter this sunny south facing home. Large living room on left has fire place and wood floors that flow to dining area giving the more “open feel” today’s buyer seeks. Wood floors throughout most of home. Kitchen’s open window counter over looks lovely family room. . Have morning coffee on your private deck just off family room. Bedrooms are unusually large. Master can be first or second floor. 3 heating zones. Full baths with new vanities could be expanded. A basement play area is to left of door leading out to the level yard that has extra space ideal for second deck and patio. Taxes do not reflect Star deduction of $1,617.

Listed by Kathleen Loucks

Visit http://bit.ly/1Xp5Au8 for more information.

 

1402 Chadwick Court, Tarrytown • $545,000

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Welcome Home to desirable Watch Hill in Tarrytown. This three bedroom / three bath Townhome features an updated dine-in-kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a large living room, formal dining room, wood floors, renovated powder room, stone fireplace and sliding glass doors out to a large patio overlooking a private wooded area. The master suite features a cathedral ceiling, large walk-in-closet, beautifully renovated master bath with a huge corner tub and separate tiled shower. The second floor also features two additional spacious bedrooms, renovated hall bathroom and laundry room. Furnace, AC, Condenser and hot water heater – all recently updated. Bessler stairs to access large attic storage. Plenty of parking with the two car garage, driveway and guest parking. Common charges are only $150 a month. The community pool is also located right across from the unit. Quick access to Tappan Zee Bridge, 287, Saw Mill Pkwy and Historic Tarrytown Village. Star $1644 not reflected in Estimated Taxes.

Listed by David Calabrese

Visit http://bit.ly/23LgbiO for more information.

 

47 Sumner Avenue, Yonkers • $429,000

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Great home, great location, great price. This three or four bedroom two bathroom Cape is presented in total move in condition. Beautifully maintained and updated this terrific home offers a new roof, new boiler, eat in kitchen, formal dining room and wonderful enclosed rear porch. The second level has two large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, great storage and an updated bathroom. The fully finished basement with three rooms and a separate entrance complete the package. Perfectly located on a quiet tree lined street with a great yard for play or relaxation. All this close to buses, shopping, restaurants and park. Low taxes do not included the additional star discount of $1,137.

Listed by Tony Murphy

Visit http://bit.ly/1TERpLW for more information.

 

300 Mamaroneck Avenue #204, White Plains • $425,000

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Embrace chic city living in this sleek and sophisticated corner unit located at the luxurious Residences at Jefferson Place. Featuring an open kitchen with granite countertops, sun-drenched living room with door which opens to private balcony, gleaming hardwood floors, master bedroom suite complete with bath, two walk-in closets, full washer/dryer and 2 zone heating. Unwind on your own private balcony while enjoying sunset views. Take advantage of club style amenities which include 24 hour concierge service, state-of-the-art fitness center, media room, club room with wet bar and pool table, business center and children’s playroom. With a 32-minute commute to downtown Manhattan you have the best of both worlds. If you are looking for comfort, style and sophistication and the convenience of city living, then this is the condo for you.

Listed by Biagio “Gino” Bello

Visit http://bit.ly/1VYYBbZ for more information.

 

84 Pinewood Road #1F, Hartsdale • $219,000

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Fabulous large one bedroom apartment in this one of a kind French Chalet. This beautiful unit features a large living room with fireplace which opens up to formal dining room that could easily be a second bedroom/den, newly renovated kitchen and gorgeous new bath, hardwood floors throughout, oversized master bedroom and plenty of closet space. Wonderful floor plan for entertaining. Laundry room in building. Private quiet park for those lazy sunny days. Parking available.

Listed by Michelle Madaffari

Visit http://bit.ly/1R4MdyZ  for more information.

 

106 ½ North Evarts Avenue, Elmsford • $189,900

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Two bedroom Cottage located on peaceful street with a large fenced in yard. Great alternative to Condo living. This recently painted home features newer windows, oil heat with an above ground oil tank in lower level and access to lower level through exterior hatch door.

Listed by Eleanor Rice

Visit http://bit.ly/1ssE9UI for more information.

 

13 Bryant Crescent #1G, White Plains • $185,000

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2 Bedroom… SPONSOR UNIT…NO Board Approval. ***Handyman Special***Garden style apartment on 22 acres of beautifully manicured property with gazebo, playground, picnic, BBQ area & community gardens. Hallways have been renovated to include central air. Laundry in every building. Monthly maintenance does not include the star deduction of approx. $134.75… Plenty of free parking for you and your guests. 33 minute commute to NYC. Commuters dream. Minutes from downtown White Plains.

Listed by Laurie Burns

Visit http://bit.ly/1ZYQWsk for more information.

 

3 Sadore Lane #6J, Yonkers • $150,000

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Welcome to Sadore Lane Gardens. Don’t miss this spacious and sun-drenched Co-op unit featuring an open kitchen complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, gleaming hardwood floors and room for a possible office. Centrally located a stone’s throw away from bus to New York City and all of your shopping needs on Central Avenue. A little over 1 mile to Tuckahoe Metro North Station. Complex offers playgrounds and Olympic Size Pool. Close to all major Highways. Presented in total turn-key condition, all there is to do is move in your furniture and enjoy. What are you waiting for? Welcome Home.

Listed by Biagio “Gino” Bello

Visit http://bit.ly/1TTbRIE for more information.

 

9 Bryant Crescent #2J, White Plains • $144,900

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Welcome to Bryant Gardens! Bryant Gardens hosts well-maintained garden-style co-op apartments, nestled on 22 acres of beautifully manicured grounds. A park-like setting just minutes from downtown White Plains, NY, with easy access to Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut. Close to public transportation, restaurants and shopping at The Westchester Mall. This updated one bedroom unit is in pristine condition, located on the second floor, and boasts freshly painted ceiling, freshly painted walls in Linen White, and brand new top-of-the-line oak hardwood flooring and baseboards throughout. This co-op apartment is located in a well maintained building with a marble entry and hall ways, on a quiet tree lined cul-de-sac. The building also includes laundry, plenty of parking, a gazebo, BBQ, play areas and professional private security. Maintenance does not reflect the STAR savings of $158.75.

Listed by Jalina Beck and Arlinda Mulosmani

Visit http://bit.ly/1UZoLtX for more information.

 

247 Parkview Avenue #2K, Bronxville • $129,000

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LESS THAN RENTING! Tastefully updated 1 bedroom apartment with beautiful hardwood floors updated bath, built ins and crown molding, picture frame wainscoting. 2 Minute walk to Bronxville lake, Tuckahoe village, Metro North and all shops. Lots of closets in the unit and a sumptuous marble bath complete with update fixtures and premium Carrara marble. On site enjoy laundry on the lower level, live in super, bicycle storage and a financially sound building with the lowest maintenance that includes ALL utilities: electric, gas, heat, hot water and even use of window air conditioning units. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Listed by David Cortez and Inaam Rahman

Visit http://bit.ly/1R4NZ32 for more information.

 

45 East Hartsdale Avenue #4C, Hartsdale • $125,000

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Bright and clean building, centrally located in Hartsdale. Walk to the train station, shopping and dining. Entry foyer leads into living room and dining space brightened by a wall of windows. The kitchen is tiled with stainless appliances, dishwasher and a window. Spacious bedroom with a ceiling fan.

Listed by Michael LaMorte

Visit http://bit.ly/1TdddE4  for more information.

 

61 West Grand Street #2K, Mount Vernon • $117,500

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Gorgeously maintained, freshly painted, cozy one-bedroom! This gem of a unit has ample closet space, a large bedroom and living room, an eat in kitchen with a brick accent wall, and plenty of natural light. This quiet and charming pre-war building is wonderfully maintained and features a new laundry room and an elevator. A STAR tax deduction is also available! The building is only 1 block away from the Fleetwood train station (with a 25-minute commute to Grand Central), a CVS Pharmacy, restaurants, nail/hair salons, and a supermarket, and 2 blocks from Gramatan Avenue. It’s also very close to the Cross County Shopping Center. This is the ideal location for any NYC commuter! Come take a look and see for yourself!

Listed by Frank Santisario

Visit http://bit.ly/1sjwuaA more information.

 

118 Woodbrook Road, White Plains $6,500/month

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This is the perfect town home in beautifully located Ridgeway, a desirable community with private pool, tennis, play ground. Move right in for a minimum of two years, features a great flow, lots of charm, spacious modern dine in kitchen with sitting alcove, granite counter tops, imported Peruvian handcrafted tiles, high end SS appliances, double wall oven/microwave. The formal dining room has a built in buffet and doors leading to the oversized deck with pool view. Beautifully gleaming hardwood floors. The second floor includes a front to back master bedroom en suite with tray ceiling, huge walk in closets and a huge master bath/Jacuzzi. Huge back closets in the additional bedrooms, the hall bath has 3 jets shower. The lower level includes 1000 square feet walk out to patio, perfect set up for inlaws/au pair with separate bath, office/fitness, kitchenette,brand new microwave and refrigerator. Very close to the German School, major highways, 32 minute Metro north commute to Manhattan.

Listed by Maureen Jaeckel

Visit http://bit.ly/24Vvnwg more information.

 

128 South Broadway #3, White Plains $2,000/month

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Lovely unit on third floor of Victorian 3-family house, shared outside entry for second and third floor units; enter into common hallway that leads to each unit front door. Renovated in 2011 with kitchen which has granite counter tops, and tall maple cabinets, bathroom, and flooring: huge walk-in cedar closet, large bedroom, entry hall outside kitchen is large enough for additional dining table or office set-up; there is also a dining area in the living room with sky light, small bonus room with window that could be used as an office or second sleeping space. Beautiful condition, separate gas meter and electric meter for unit, cable ready, common laundry room on first floor. Tenant pays for utilities, comes with assigned parking space on the driveway and a storage bin in the basement. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, pubs on Mamaroneck Avenue, Weschester Mall and bus to train. Common hall and unit will be freshly painted cleaned; Repairs to be made. Furniture for sale.

Listed by Deborah Altieri

Visit http://bit.ly/1VZ12eA more information.

 

50 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers $25 per SF per Year

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Join the renaissance in downtown Yonkers. New construction Retail Loft Style & Historic storefronts on busy and vibrant Warburton Avenue. Previously outfitted for a deli with existing venting-hood. Space includes 586 SF basement storage room. Taxes and CAM only $100/mo. Separate meters for all utilities. High traffic counts of 11,000 cars daily. Across the street from new 300+ car municipal garage and adjacent to new 90 unit residential building with over 1000 residential units planned or under construction nearby. Warburton Avenue across from Larkin Plaza and walking distance to Metro North rail station.

Listed by Garry Klein

Visit http://bit.ly/1Ywvzy7  more information.

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Boost your home’s sales appeal by adding key amenities and playing up hot features.

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New Listings: February 15th – February 21st

Sit back, sip on a Margarita (Yesterday was National Margarita Day) and browse through our new listings!

View our complete photo album for property details and individual links to each property.

For more information or to schedule a private tour of any of our homes, please Contact Us at (914) 328-8400 or e-mail us at whiteplainsrealestate@houlihanlawrence.com

 

4 Springfield Court, Pleasantville • $1,450,0004 springfield

Impeccable design and quality built new construction home in cul-de-sac of six lot subdivision in Pleasantville near Metro North railroad. This beautifully crafted home will impress you from the minute you walk through the doors. Currently under construction and near completion there is still time to pick your custom finishes. Every detail in this home has been personally designed by the developer from the grand entry to the double height family room and massive kitchen. Some awesome features of this home include a first floor en suite bedroom which can double as your office/library, an oversized laundry room on the second floor which can accommodate two washers and two dryers, an impressive master suite with adjoining gym/office and a wine cellar. Easy short commute to NYC and close to all major highways. With four homes already spoken for this one will not be on the market very long.

Listed by Imma Carletto

Visit http://bit.ly/1Qurl4a for more information.

 

180 Hillair Circle, White Plains • $870,000

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This hidden gem in the Hillair section of White Plains is perfect for those looking for one level living with many wonderful amenities. A picturesque 2,600 square foot four bedroom Ranch is beautifully set on over 0.54 acres with a heated pool overlooking the woods. The open floor plan provides for easy or formal living. From the gorgeous dine-in-kitchen one can entertain formally in the gracious and oversized living and dining rooms or more leisurely in the heated sunroom looking out on the property. The master bedroom suite features a walk in closet with a Bay window with glass doors to a deck and access to the yard and pool. The lower level has an oversized family room with doors to a patio, an office or fourth bedroom with a full bath. While feeling a part of nature the home is conveniently located to downtown White Plains as well as highways, parks and other communities.

Listed by Steven Geiger and Filomena Rosemary Stern

Visit http://bit.ly/1XJ8tUW for more information.

 

4 Alan Place, White Plains • $449,000

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Welcome Home. This residence features two levels of living space. The main floor has three large bedrooms, one renovated bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The dining room has sliding glass doors leading out to a deck that overlooks the backyard. The lower level features a family room, bedroom/office, and full bath. Additional features include a two car garage, driveway, level backyard, landscaped front yard, and solar panels. Perfect location near the Sprain Brook and Bronx River Parkway, Cross Westchester Expressway, White Plains Metro North, and the shops and restaurants at The Galleria at White Plains.

Listed by Cecilly Bumatay and Ceasar Rosas

Visit http://bit.ly/1XJ8JmM for more information.

 

36 Alexander Avenue, White Plains • $425,000

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Classic White Plains Colonial on residential street in Battle Hill offers exceptional opportunity for discerning buyer who wants to do some cosmetic work to make the home their own! Renovated kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters, gorgeous backsplash and butler’s pantry. Kitchen leads to large deck. Huge dining room has exquisite beam ceiling, moldings and trim plus double window seat! French doors lead from living room which could easily be two rooms ~ it spans the entire width of the home. Stone inoperable fireplace with built-ins and bay window enhance room. Home office is located off dining. Handsome wood stairs leads to two bedroom levels. Four bedrooms plus upstairs playroom are all flooded with natural light. Lower level has legal full bath, storage areas, laundry, 2nd fridge and full freezer! A quick coat of paint and refinishing the wood floors and you are all set! Lovely perennial gardens surround home with detached garage and long driveway. Great location!

Listed by Lauren Zaccaria

Visit http://bit.ly/24fBL22 for more information.

 

13 Stonegate Road, Ossining  • $425,000

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Located on sought after Stonegate Road, this home has been completely renovated to reflect classic charm and detail. This beautiful home has been customized from top to bottom including millwork, hardwood flooring, crown moldings, gourmet kitchen with granite counters is a cook’s delight. All bathrooms have been renovated, no detail has been missed. The exterior has not been overlooked, the beautiful bay window and portico have standing seam copper roofs, new siding, new windows, new roof, custom generator ready via transfer switch, whole house humidifier. Level property with new fencing, custom landscaped walkway to the front door and around the property. There isn’t anything left for you to do but move in.

Listed by Michael LaMorte

Visit http://bit.ly/1TBlYGV for more information.

 

4 Martine Avenue #1114, White Plains  • $366,500

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Bright spacious one bedroom with Southern Exposure views at the Seasons. Features brand new hardwood flooring in dining and living rooms, new carpeting in bedroom, large walk-in-closet with ample additional closet space. Unit is freshly painted. Marble bath with washer and dryer in unit. Walking distance to Metro North, shops and restaurants. This luxury building offers 24/7 Concierge, pool, health club, sauna, spa, club room, FIOS, backyard with picnic tables, grills, gazebo and patio. One parking space included, second space available for $75.00/month. Taxes listed do not reflect STAR reduction of $1617.00 per year.

Listed by Kathye Browne

Visit http://bit.ly/1KSl71I for more information.

 

224 Hillside Avenue, Mount Vernon  • $339,000

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Charming and lovely 3 bedroom colonial walking distance to the town of Pelham, parks, highways & metro north! Hardwood floors throughout, Updated eat in kitchen. Roof 6 years old (30 year warranty), newer windows in most of the house! Above ground oil tank. Full unfinished basement, with door out to yard. Detached 2-car garage, Driveway parking for 3 cars! A great starter home or a simple downsize with adding your own special touches!! Exterior freshly painted! Taxes do not include basic star exemption.

Listed by Michelle Madaffari

Visit http://bit.ly/21m87Wh for more information.

 

686 Plass Road, Pleasant Valley  • $220,000

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The mortgage on this house will cost less than renting. This expanded Ranch features just under 2,000 square feet of above ground living space. Updates include windows, kitchen cabinets, flooring, electrical, siding and more. Living room feature a wood burning fireplace with insert for cold winter nights. Family room with a vaulted ceiling, skylight and door leading to the rear deck and level fenced in yard. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, there is the master bedroom suite that features over 350 square feet, a full walk in closet and a Master bathroom with shower and large Hot Tub. Full unfinished lower lever with laundry and access to the one car garage.

Listed by Randy Fallon

Visit http://bit.ly/1mTPs4P for more information.

 

51 Cross Street #2A, Bronxville • $135,000

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Move right in to this fabulous and renovated one bedroom unit with assigned parking and storage all included in the low monthly maintenance. The gorgeous hardwood floors, recessed lighting, tasteful paint scheme is awaiting its new owner. The kitchen boasts granite countertops, natural stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances, including the dishwasher. The bathroom has been updated with high end finishes and a gorgeous basket weave tile floor. The spacious bedroom has space for all of your furniture along with double exposures to let the sun in. A private patio off the kitchen is the perfect spot for your morning coffee, barbecue with friends or simply catch some rays in the summer. Closeto the Tuckahoe Train Station. This home can be rented right away also. It is a perfect opportunity for a new place or a new investment property. Star Reduction of $94.75 per month not included in monthly maintenance.

Listed by Aaron Velez and Kate White

Visit http://bit.ly/1Tw0Twn for more information.

 

123 Marlborough Road, Briarcliff Manor  •  $10,500

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This extraordinary one of a kind modern home by renowned local architect Ferdinand Gottlieb, flows with an open magnificence; light and quite spectacular. A design evocative of International Style architecture with its’ progression of floor to ceiling glass, is complimented by surrounding lush 4 acres and seamlessly blends outdoors and indoors. When arriving at the driveway entry you see low, lean modern architecture in the distance. Immediately you sense something special. Walls of glass, clerestory windows, high ceilings, gallery-like presentation walls are all superb original design elements to make it your statement Dwell home! Numerous upgrades introduced by original owners include seamless wood floors. Master bedroom suite is pure pleasure. The kitchen opens to the outdoors is pure joy. Separate entry in-law suite or office is genius. Enjoy a resort style setting while luxuriating poolside with family and friends; truly a spa like feel.

Listed by Amy Via and Todd Goddard

Visit http://bit.ly/1QcXTUx for more information.

 

2 Park Circle, White Plains  •  $4,700

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Bright and spacious four bedroom home with many updates, including a renovated dine-in kitchen and sunroom with doors out to a fenced level property. The home is within walking distance to White Plains Metro North train station, downtown White Plains and schools. Easy access to major highways.

Listed by Steven Geiger and Filomena Rosemary Stern

Visit http://bit.ly/1Uj5ylZ for more information.

 

10 Stewart Place #1GW, White Plains  •  $3,250

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A must see. Wonderful spacious two bedroom unit features a large hall entry leading to open spacious living room and dining area with sliders to patio. Easy and convenient first floor. Freshly painted and professionally cleaned ready to move in. Unit comes with two garage spaces. Amenities include 24 hour concierge, roof top indoor pool with beautiful views, state of the art gym, sauna and sun deck plus community room. Minutes to down town White Plains.

Listed by Julie Fedele-Forgione

Visit http://bit.ly/1L7eBEt for more information.

 

500 Halstead Avenue, Mamaroneck  •  $2,500

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Excellent location for your business on Halstead Avenue in Mamaroneck four blocks to Mamaroneck Avenue and Mamaroneck Metro North Train Station. First floor with no stairs layout consists of reception area with kitchenette and half bath, large conference room with two skylights, four well-appointed bright offices which could easily become five. Three offices have windows. All have glass walls/windows overlooking conference area. Modified gross lease includes heat, hot water, central air conditioning and assigned parking for four cars. Additional street parking is available. Landlord will sub-divide and build out for right tenant. $3/square foot for electric. Suitable for professional businesses such as law, accountant, insurance, mail order shipping/receiving, IT, etc. Not suitable for medical or retail sales. Easy access to I-95 and Hutchinson River Parkway.

Listed by Lauren Zaccaria

Visit http://bit.ly/1LDbYoR for more information.

 

210 Martine Avenue #1J, White Plains  •  $1,400

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Recently renovated and very spacious studio apartment located right in downtown White Plains. New kitchen and bath, refinished hardwood floors, additional dressing area/office, laundry in building. Parking available at City Center directly across the street.

Listed by Renata Douglass

Visit http://bit.ly/1Or8SEo for more information.

 

7 Ways To Save On Winterizing Your Home

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A tried-and-true tip to staying warm on a budget? Localize your heat source, and build your daily habits around the fire or an electric heater.

Still recovering from the sticker shock you got from your last heating bill? These simple tricks can help lower your costs and keep you warm this winter.

When the temperature dips below freezing, cranking up the thermostat — and leaving it there — is an easy fix to fight off the cold. But it’s an expensive one, as you’ll realize once you receive your first heating bill for that home for sale in Denver, CO, you bought in the spring.

So, short of shivering all winter, what’s a home dweller to do? Learn how to winterize a house with these tips, which can save you money — without sacrificing warmth.

Invest in a programmable thermostat

Doing so allows you to keep your house warm while you’re home (in the morning when you’re getting ready, at night when you come home from work) without having the heat run all day. “They cost under 100 bucks and they’ll last forever,” says Mitchell Ingerman, president of Aurora Energy Advisors, an energy consulting firm in New York.

Buy one that has at least four settings (so that you can set it for different times on weekdays and weekends) and set the heat to increase about a half-hour before you’ll be home. Tip: Fight the urge to turn the heat way down when you’re out. “Expecting the heat to go from 60 to 70 degrees in a half-hour isn’t efficient either,” says Ingerman.

Deal with drafty windows and doors

It’s easy and inexpensive to seal entry points, and you’ll save heat — and money — from being thrown out the window. Ingerman suggests purchasing a weatherstripping kit or caulking the frame around doors and windows. If you already have weatherstripping but it’s worn or old, replace it. Bonus: Making your home more energy-efficient can boost your home’s value too.

Localize your heat source

If you spend most of your evening in one room (e.g., watching TV in the den), consider buying an electric heater, says Ingerman. You’ll be able to keep the thermostat low, and the room you’re in will stay toasty. Just be sure to turn off the heater before going to bed.

Don’t fall for companies that claim they can lower your utility bills

You probably get fliers in the mail from third-party energy suppliers that guarantee savings on your electric bill. “Energy prices fluctuate, so these companies will wait until it’s at a high point to contact you and offer to lock you in at a lower rate,” says Ingerman. “You may save a few dollars for the first few months. But after that, the price will go down and you’ll be locked into a higher rate.”

Use reusable furnace filters

Instead of replacing your filter every few months (or not at all because you don’t want to spend the money), buy a permanent filter that can be hosed off when it’s clogged. They’re more expensive upfront, but you’ll save money after a year or so of not buying disposable filters month after month.

Buy a chimney balloon

Even if the flue is closed, hot air can still escape from your chimney. An inflatable chimney balloon will stop this from happening. Bonus: It’ll automatically deflate if you forget to remove it before lighting a fire.

Let the sun shine

Into your house, that is. Keep your curtains open during the day and allow the sun to help warm your rooms, which will keep your furnace from running constantly. Subsequently, close your curtains at night to keep out drafts — and nosy neighbors.

Source: Trulia.com

12 Home Maintenance Tasks to Prep for Winter

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Before the first signs of winter arrive, take the time to insulate your home against the coming cold season. Winterizing now, before the arrival of frigid weather, means that when it’s truly frightful outside, you can curl up by the fire and sip cocoa without disruption.

The following tips will help you keep the cold air out, the warm air in, and your home safe from storm damage.

1. Check out the chimney

Before hanging your stockings by the chimney with care, have it cleaned and inspected by a professional chimney sweep. Creosote and soot buildup, as well as other blockages, can lead to fires, so be sure the chimney cap is intact, and your chimney liner, firebox, smoke chamber, and damper are all in good working condition before you light the first log.

2. Warm your water heater

If you’d like to save up to nine percent in water-heating costs, wrap your water heater with an appropriately sized insulation blanket. Most hot water tanks are installed in unheated areas of the home, such as the basement or garage. The less a tank’s heat escapes into its cold surroundings, the less energy it uses — and the more money you can keep in your pocket.

3. Seal cracks and crevices

Before the chill sets in, make sure all the cracks and crevices in your foundation have been filled to prevent your house from leaking heat and sucking up extra energy. Expandable foams work well to seal gaps in areas that are hard to reach or oddly shaped, or both.

4. Stop ice dams in their tracks

Before the first snow, take one last trip up to your roof to install an ice shield (and maybe even your holiday lights, if you’re feeling ambitious). Ice shields, available at your local home improvement center, protect against ice dams — ridges of frozen water that form at the edge of a roof and prevent melting snow from draining — ultimately saving your roof from a whole host of seasonal problems.

5. Perform an energy audit

Schedule an energy audit with your local service provider to receive an analysis of inefficiencies that you may have overlooked in your own visual inspection. Some companies offer this service for free, but even if yours doesn’t, it’s one walk-through that’s worth the investment. This professional assessment can lead to upgrades that can lower future energy bills by anywhere from five to 30 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

6. Protect plants and shrubs

Ensure that your yard will still be intact after the season passes by securing your plantings properly. Insulate and shelter the foliage closest to your home from falling ice and snow by erecting a reusable A-frame structure made from 2x4s and exterior plywood. Tall and narrow greenery anywhere on your property could benefit from a simple twine wrap around the middle to keep individual branches from breaking under the weight of heavy snow accumulation. But snow isn’t the only winter force to reckon with: Don’t forget to protect small shrubs from strong gusts of wind by wrapping them with burlap and stapling the material to stakes.

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Are you ready to bring your home into the 21st century? Try a smart thermostat. More than just smart technology, it’s an intelligent investment. Many of the options on today’s market can detect when family members return home, and modify the temperature accordingly — increasing the warmth and comfort when you’re around, and lowering the temperature when you leave. The intuitive settings alone trim energy costs, and the availability of user-friendly, control-from-anywhere features can simplify home life.

8. Install weatherstripping

Eliminate potential drafts before they become a problem, and keep your indoor space extra cozy by sealing gaps around door and window frames with weatherstripping. Install door sweeps, which can prevent chills (and pests) from entering through the slim space underneath the door.

9. Prevent frozen pipes

Frozen pipes — and the waterworks, mess, and property damage that follow — top the list of the most formidable problems associated with subzero temperatures. Avert this winter nightmare by employing foam-rubber insulation to prevent the exposed metal from getting too cold.

10. Start your ceiling fans

Ceiling fans aren’t just for use in the summertime — they’re also effective in winter. In the warmer months, your fans should be set to rotate counterclockwise for a cooling downdraft. Winter requires a switch-up: Reverse the rotation so your blades spin clockwise to distribute warm air back down. And while you’re up there flipping the switch, it’s not a bad idea to dust a little, too.

11. Trim back trees

Large branches that loom over rooftops and power lines could cause problems if they collect enough snow and ice during the winter storm season. Overburdened, they may snap under the heavy weight, fall, and seriously damage whatever lies beneath. Save yourself some hassle and trim your branches back at the end of autumn to avoid these threats.

12. Replace furnace filters

The proper functioning of your heating system and furnace becomes paramount during cold winter months, when it’s vital that you stay warm and comfortable in your home. The starting point for regular maintenance is easy: Change your furnace filters often. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Change fiberglass or paper furnace filters every one to two months; an electrostatic or HEPA filter can be cleaned or changed closer to every two to four months. If you stock up on filters ahead of time, you’ll always have a supply on hand to keep your energy system in tip-top condition.

Source: Zillow.com

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

Be sure to check off the little things — like touching up baseboards and window frames — before you even think about putting that "For Sale" sign out front.
Be sure to check off the little things — like touching up baseboards and window frames — before you even think about putting that “For Sale” sign out front.

Simple touch-ups can do a lot to impress a potential buyer — and possibly clinch a deal.

While small upgrades and minor decor replacements may seem like a waste of time when you’re in a hurry to sell your house, one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is listing your home without any advance preparation.

Whether you’re listing your condo for sale in Miami, FL, or looking for a buyer for your home for sale in Chicago, IL, the easiest way to find what needs a little attention is to “put your buyer’s hat on and walk through your home like it is the first time,” says Marilou Young, an Accredited Staging Professional and an associate broker with Virtual Properties Realty in the metropolitan Atlanta, GA, area.

“Make notes on what you, as a buyer, would notice,” Young advises, “and then repair or replace those items.”

Be sure you prepare your home for sale — and can check off every item on this list — before you even begin to imagine hanging that “For Sale” sign out front.

  1. Clean, clean, clean. Be sure to clean every nook and cranny. Don’t forget overlooked areas, such as dusting the fireplace mantel and ceiling fan blades, polishing appliances and faucets, and washing the windows. If you’ve already moved out or if you’re too busy to do a thorough cleaning, consider hiring a cleaning service.
  2. Pay attention to smells. “Don’t cook bacon in your home the day of a showing,” advises Rachel Weinberg, a broker at Wright Kingdom Real Estate in Boulder, CO. “Although it might taste great, the smell is strong and lingers for a long time. You don’t want your home to smell like a fast-food restaurant!”
  3. Clear out the clutter. You want buyers to focus on how awesome your space is, not how messy it looks. Banish that pile of shoes from the entry, that stack of mail from the kitchen table, and anything else that detracts from your home’s gorgeous features.
  4. Repaint the walls in neutral colors. As much as you love your dramatic red dining room, it could turn off a good portion of your potential buyers. So repaint your rooms in neutral tones such as grays, tans, and whites that allow buyers to focus on the spaces, not the color of the walls.
  5. Keep the decor simple. To help buyers imagine themselves in your space, get rid of any statement art or decor that might turn people off. A classic landscape painting? Totally fine. Your zebra-print leather couch? Might want to slip-cover that for showings or rent a storage unit until you’re ready to move it into your new place.
  6. Get rid of personal items. Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in your home, so remove anything overly personal, such as the gallery wall of family photos or your kids’ artwork on the fridge.
  7. Let there be light! Open all the windows (especially in warmer months) to let in natural light and add floor or table lamps to illuminate areas that are dim. A bright, cheery room looks bigger and more inviting.
  8. Bring nature inside. Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into a space, fill in empty corners, and even draw attention to features you want buyers to notice. Just make sure the plants are in good health (and bug-free!).
  9. Get rid of bulky furniture. Your furniture should fit the scale of the room, so get rid of any extra or oversized items that could make your space look smaller than it really is. For example, if you have a huge sectional in your family room, consider breaking it up and use just the main sofa portion.
  10. Organize your closets. Storage space is a huge selling point, and if your closets are stuffed to the brim, buyers will think you don’t have enough of it. Invest in some boxes, dividers, and other solutions that will help you organize your space, and remove items you don’t need (you can stow them away until you move).
  11. Tackle that honey-do list. All those little things you’ve been meaning to do but never got around to? Do them. Buyers will notice minor flaws, and they’ll detract from the value of your home. So set aside a weekend to tighten those loose doorknobs, fix that leaky faucet, and paint over the scuffs from when you first moved in your sofa.
  12. Do a faux renovation. Little tweaks can make a big difference in the overall feel of a room. Kitchen a bit outdated? Replace the fixtures, faucets, and hinges. Family-room furniture beaten up? Throw some slipcovers over it.
  13. Give each room a purpose. That spare room you’ve been using as an office/guest room/dumping ground won’t help sell your home unless you show buyers how they can use it themselves. So pick a use (office, guest room, crafts room) and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose.
  14. Turn the bathroom into a spa. Create the feel of a relaxing, luxurious bath — for less than $30. Stack a few pretty washcloths tied with ribbon, add some candles and orchids, and buy bathmats and towels in coordinating tones such as light green, blue, and white.
  15. Lower the toilet seat. When it comes to both showing and photographing your home, this little trick can make a surprising difference.
  16. Turn the living room into conversation central. Practice the art of feng shui: Help buyers picture themselves relaxing with family and guests by grouping your furniture into arrangements that inspire conversation.
  17. Keep the flow going. The last thing you want is people bumping into furniture as they tour your home; it disrupts their focus and makes your space look cramped. Do a dry run as though you’re seeing your home for the first time and tweak anything that interrupts the “flow.”
  18. Make something yummy. Real estate agents don’t put out fresh cookies at open houses just to treat buyers. A “homey” smell such as cookies or muffins baking can help people connect with a kitchen. Not a baker? Fake it with a scented candle.
  19. Make it look lived in with vignettes. Help your buyers see themselves in your home by adding deliberate vignettes that showcase how your home can be lived in. An inviting armchair and a tray with a coffee cup and book on it can turn that empty corner into a reading nook. Pretty soaps in a decorative tray can make your tiny half bath more appealing.
  20. Highlight focal points. Draw buyers’ eyes toward any special features with bright colors or accents such as plants. A pop of red from a throw pillow can draw buyers’ attention to that lovely window seat. A striking fern on the mantel can show off your fireplace.
  21. Boost the curb appeal. Don’t spend all your time indoors. Buyers may decide to not enter a home based on its curb appeal, so make sure your home’s exterior looks excellent. Trim shrubs, weed flower beds, remove and refresh any peeling paint, and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath to your front door can make a big difference. Marilou Young recommends her clients focus on curb appeal first. If her clients are on a tight budget, she’ll advise that they at least spruce up the front entrance. That first impression goes a long way.

Source: Trulia.com