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May 6, 2009
The Ritz Carlton - White Plains NY 10601

White Plains NY – Housing and Market Statistics for First Quarter 2009

White Plains real estate defied gravity for three years. For a while - quite a while - it looked as if the housing recession would pass White Plains by with nary a flicker in the prices. The stock market crash on Wall Street shook the system up and prices have started to come down.
May 1, 2009
Jefferson Place - White Plains NY 10605

2 BR/2 BA Pet-Friendly Condo at Jefferson Place -300 Mamaroneck Ave. #308 in White Plains – Offered at $469,000

** This  condo has been sold** Feel free to contact me for other listings at Jefferson Place! Note the newly reduced in price! Initially $474,900 now […]
April 5, 2009
Hartsdale NY - East Hartsdale Ave

Commuter Heaven: 2BR/1BA Cooperative For Sale at Hartsdale Towers – 11 Columbia Ave. #C-1 – $230,000

For those looking for an easy commute and extra elbow room at a great price, this coop should be on top of your list of "must-sees." The unit itself is a large 2 BR unit with 1080 s.f. It has high cove ceilings and newly refinished hard-wood floors. The kitchen and bath are updated and the kitchen contains new stainless steel appliances. Bright and airy with excellent view of E. Hartsdale Ave. the unit offers tremendous value for the price.
April 2, 2009
Property Taxes in Westchester

A Taxing Issue – How property taxes can impact home prices

It was just a few years ago that White Plains enjoyed significantly lower property taxes then the rest of the county thanks mostly to our large commercial and retail base. But even though that base has increased, the number successful certioari actions has also increased exponentially. The net result has been a shrinking tax base in the commercial/retail sector pushing the lions share of the burden on homeowners. Most notably: owners of single family homes. Although there was grumbling during the housing boom - residents were mollified by increasing home values. Now that that bubble has burst, the tax bubble has become the elephant in the room.
March 27, 2009
Just for Fun in Winter

Freaky Friday: Honest real estate ads you will never see in print:

Here is some brutally honest copy that will never see the light of day on a real listing:
March 24, 2009
knickerbocker lofts condos - New Rochelle

New Rochelle NY – Housing and Market Statistics for Fourth Quarter 2008

New Rochelle is an up-and-coming city that experienced tremendous growth during the housing boom. Those who look at White Plains and can't quite afford the price tag, should take a second look at New Rochelle because it is heading in the same direction that White Plains took ten years ago.