Larchmont Property underwent a downturn over the past year. Traditionally, this market had been quite resistant to recession forces however, the crash of 2008 brought prices down. But while it brought prices down those lower prices brought out buyers - particularly in the single family home market.
One of the reasons I don't have a photo on my business card or web site is because agent photos have gotten so ridiculous. I'm firmly convinced that if I put my 45-year-old mug on a card, people would automatically think I was 80 years of age. After all, having a photo that is dated to about half of our actual age seems to be the industry standard.
Its tough enough to find a condo or cooperative that will accept dogs - but a German Shepherd is much tougher. Even if the complex accepts larger dogs many are restrictive with respect to breeds. The German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Akita, Pit Bull, and from time to time my beloved Siberian Huskies are often on the chopping block specifically by condo and coop boards.
The Surrey Strathmore is a complex of six mid-rise buildings which surround a courtyard. This is perhaps one of the more upscale cooperatives in White Plains. Built in 1939, the complex boasts some of the graces of a by-gone era. The ceilings are 9 ft high, and graceful archways separate living room, dining room and kitchen areas.
In spite of the financial meltdown at the end of 2008, the Scarsdale market has actually been firming up over the past year. Although this has not been smooth ride, there are signs that the market is stabilizing - or at least depreciating at a slower rate.