Another housing bubble or simply supply and demand….

Real Estate IssuesNAR just  released its housing report for Q4 2013 and I found some great information from the KCM blog regarding national and regional numbers.  If you ever watch talking heads on CNBC or any of the other presumed experts, your head is probably spinning  because everyone has a different take and every new report adds to the general chaos of data an numbers. But when I saw the numbers, the picture became a good deal clearer.

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For Sale In Ossining NY – 116 Cedar Lane

39 - Cedar - Exterior2- smallThe Bottom Line: 

  • Offered at $524,914
  • Property Taxes – $13,036

The Bullet:

  • 3 BR/2.5 BA
  • 2257 sf
  • 0.62 acres

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For Sale In Eastchester NY – 15 Eton Place

32 - Exterior2a - SmallerThe Bullet:

  • For-Sale-By-Owner
  • 5 BR/ 2.5 BA
  • 2900 SF (According to Zillow) 
  • 0.23 Acres
  • Offered at $749,000

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For Sale in Downtown White Plains NY – 2 Windsor Terrace #2G – A 2 BR/1 BA Cooperative

2 Windsor - Exterior2 - SmallThe Bottom Line:

  • Asking Price – $150,000
  • Common Charges – $924 without STAR
  • Deductible – 50%
  • Included Utilities – Heat/Hot Water

The Bullet: 

  • Square Feet: 1000
  • Parking: Wait list – $65/month
  • Living Space: 2 BR/1 BA

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For Sale in Mount Kisco NY 10549 – 25 Barker Street #201 – A 2 BR/2.5 BA Townhouse

25 Barker Street - Mount Kisco NY 10549The Bottom Line:

  • Asking Price: $349,000
  • Common Charges:  $348/month
  • Property Taxes: $4578 without STAR savings.

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Shopping Local – Supporting Your Community….

Make-A-Wish-SmallOk – if you haven’t gotten all your gifts by now, you really are officially a “last minute” shopper!  But if you are in that bind – here are a few local merchants that I ran across at a pop-up shop  where I was hawking my fine art photos.  The shop was a part of Tarrytown’s 3rd Friday and was generously hosted by Jenifer Ross of the Watercooler in Tarrytown.

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – SANTA!

Santa visits White PlainsMy latest and greats on my “Sights Of The Season” series – Previous installments can be accessed through my Holiday Season Archive of this blog which includes photos from Halloween onward.

Some photos are just plain FUN to take.  Santa is visiting White Plains on his vintage tractor!  After all, getting out all those Reindeer can be a challenge so backup transportation is sometimes in order.  And his presence certainly breathes new life into this great vintage tractor!

Love the imagination that went into this!

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – A winter tree in a winter sky…

Winter Tree With Winter Sky

Sometimes the sights of the season reflect the cold of winter.  We are now near the solstice so the trees are all bare  and the sun sets early. I took this photo today just as the sun was starting to set.  The cloud cover over the horizon was thick and the cause of the darkness.  It just looked so dramatic against the bare tree, that I had to shoot it.  Yesterday we had a rather large snowstorm, but the temperature increase had melted the snow off the tree tops and all that was left were the bare branches.

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – Cardinal in the Christmas Tree…

Cardinal B&W-smallThis is the 3rd installment of my “Sights Of The Season” series.  You can see the first two installments by clicking the links:  A cozy corner by the fire  and Holiday lights.

This was taken at H Carlson’s Florist a couple of weeks ago.  They decorate their trees like nobody’s business and its truly amazing how their creativity just makes shop so very unique.  Whatever the holiday or special occasion, you will always find something different at Carlson’s.

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – By the fireside…

By the fire....

I went to a wonderful party on Sunday afternoon.  The home had a large number of happy people celebrating the holiday season.  As the party wound down, I became aware of the cutest cat that I’ve seen in a long time.  Apparently, she had been keeping a low profile while so many people had invaded her home.  But as the celebrations quieted down, she came out of hiding and made a beeline  for the warmth and comfort of the fireplace.

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