January 28, 2010
Puppy with Pumpkins

Finding a Pet-Friendly Condo/Coop in Westchester NY – It isn’t easy, but it can be done….

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.
January 27, 2010
Jade - the Siberian Husky

The Surrey Strathmore White Plains NY – Pet-Friendly Cooperative

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.
January 26, 2010
Village Views - Scarsdale NY 10583

Scarsdale NY Housing Market Statistics – Fourth Quarter 2009

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.
January 22, 2010
Hartsdale NY Home - Manor Woods

Hartsdale NY Housing Market Statistics – Fourth Quarter 2009

The housing recession continued to exert its impact on local markets. Hartsdale was no exception. Areas such as White Plains and Hartsdale were late to the recession party.
January 21, 2010
Real Estate Issues

The Self Defeating Brokerage Recruitment Model…the vicious circle continues:

The way brokerages function often is a mystery to the consumer and it often comes as a shock to new agents who think that the brokerage is there to "support" them. Most brokerages disconnected from customer service and the newly licensed agent course became the big cash cow. They recruited and recruited throwing anyone with a license and a pulse up against a wall and hoping that something will stick.
January 20, 2010
Staging Decorating

To stage or not to stage….

There is ample inventory on the market, prices are down and buyers are increasingly picky. Things once deemed insignificant now become major stumbling blocks to a successful sale.