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Posted on 06/26/2022
Recast or refinance your mortgage: Which is right for you
When it comes to home finance, your monthly mortgage payment probably tops the list of important factors. For those who have some equity stored up in their home, it may even be tempting to refinance your mortgage to get a better rate. However, there is another option for the homeowner who simply wants to get their mortgage payment...
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Posted on 06/24/2022
Another Property Sold - 39 Mcdougal Drive, White Plains, NY 10603
Who wants to live in an apartment when you could own a house?!?! Two well proportioned bedrooms have great closet space. Separate office has work-from-home potential. The sunny living room features a wood burning fireplace. Dining area has an attactive built-in china closet. Kitchen has a door to the large deck and yard. This property comes with a second non-buildable lot (37 McDougal Drive) that gives you extra yard and privacy (and parking!). Full attic & lower level offer great storage. Hardwood floors throughout. Sold...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Outdoor living spaces: Outdoor furniture choices made easy
When it comes to enhancing outdoor living spaces, outdoor furniture choices can make all the difference. But what is the best way to choose outdoor furniture? With so many variables and options involved, selecting the perfect furnishings can seem like an ordeal. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can get started. Here is a guide to help...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Your Guide to Creating Plastic Bottle Planters
People who want to live a sustainable lifestyle at home often begin by minimizing the amount of plastic that they purchase and use. For the plastic products in the home, there are many ways to recycle or even upcycle it to prevent it from going into a landfill. One creative way to reuse old plastic materials is to...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Building codes: Best practices for home remodeling
When building a new home, architects need to follow strict building codes to make sure everything is built according to safety standards. It’s important for homeowners to know and understand major building codes before modifying the structure or layout of the home. Unfortunately, code violations are common when remodeling and can result in expensive fines or unreliable construction....
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Posted on 05/29/2022
5 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Chili
Chili is a classic dish that’s easy to make in large quantities. Unfortunately, sometimes that turns into a large quantity of leftovers. Rather than eat the same chili every night for a week, try adding your leftover chili to other recipes to create new and exciting dishes. Here are some of the simplest and tastiest ways to use...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Home Gatherings: Quick Food Prep Tips for Your Next Gathering
Hosting can be a fun and exciting way to bring everyone together. However, there’s always a list of things to remember, including prep and what to do during the gathering. Here are a few of the best ways to prepare for your home gathering and keep you and yours happy and healthy while enjoying each other’s company. Food...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 94 Pinewood Road 2F, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Nestled in the foothills of Hartsdale, this is a one-of-a-kind French chalet garden style apartment. Bright and airy, spacious one bedroom, junior 4 co-op with a bonus room that can be used as an office, den, formal dining room or even a 2nd bedroom. Oversized bedroom with hall bathroom. This apartment features a huge living room, with additional space for a dining area. Entertain on an extra-large 8'x22' ft. long private terrace overlooking views of a tranquil wooded park like setting in the warm weather and cozy up to a working wood burning fireplace in the winter. Everything in this apartment has been updated from the brand new kitchen...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
FHA Loan: What to Consider When Applying for One
If you're in the market for your first home, there's a good chance you'll need to take out a mortgage. One of the most popular mortgage types (especially for first-time buyers) is known as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. What is an FHA Loan? Specifically, an FHA loan refers to one that is backed and insured by...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Home living while working from home: Tips to work from home without increasing clutter
We’ve all gone over most of the regular work from home tips, such as taking breaks, setting the correct work hours, maintaining a morning routine, etc. But occasionally, we’re left wondering how to keep a work-life balance while staying on top of home life, home maintenance, video call schedules and keeping the mess to a minimum. Here are...
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Posted on 05/06/2022
Another Property Sold - 8 Leewood Circle 7R, Eastchester, NY 10709
The sellers are negotiable. Welcome home! Beautiful 2-bedroom sunny top floor co-op with a fully renovated kitchen featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances & renovated bath. This spacious apartment has an East/West exposure. Close to restaurants, schools, shops and Metro North Crestwood train station and all major parkways (Hutchinson River, Bronx River, Cross County). All pets allowed. There is a dog weight limit of 40 lbs. No Dobermans, Rottweilers or Pit Bulls. (Dog park on property.) Lake Isle membership available with golf, pool, tennis, club house and more. Guaranteed assigned outdoor parking $50 per month / garage...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Landscaping: Bushes & shrubs perfect for your yard
When it comes to landscaping, bushes and shrubs are essential to a great design. Not only do they add dimension and aesthetic interest to an outdoor space, they are useful for creating natural barriers and highlighting other features. If you’re interested in beginning your landscaping journey but not sure where to start with bushes and shrubs, here is...
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