January was a quiet month for snow. Westchester NY weather was cold, but we had a reprieve on the amount precipitation.A lot of residents had their fingers crossed for February - but it was not to be. And although we all grumbled about digging out, my pups were as pleased as punch to have some quality time with the white stuff.
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.
White Plains NY Bar BuildingThe housing market in White Plains has taken a drubbing since the stock market crash of 2008. Although some adjacent areas are showing small signs of stabilization, the same can not be said for the city of White Plains.
Sellers with homes listed today will be able to identify with some of the antics that buyers in a bear market will pull. But this is about a listing that was active 14 years ago in 1996 - during another deep housing recession. I wasn't a real estate agent at the time, I was a seller. My mother had just died after a prolonged illness and I was listing her house for sale.