Category Archives: Patios

  • Are You Ready for Your Westchester Home Inspection?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a Westchester home inspection is going to be part of the process of any real estate transaction. Once an offer is made on a house, the buyer hires a home inspector to review the property... 

  • Spring Cleaning your Westchester Home

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Now that spring is in the air, you probably want to open your windows to welcome it in. Unfortunately, they likely have a layer of grime on them, leftover from the winter season. You know what that means – time for some... 

  • 8 Creative Tips on Saving for a Down Payment

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    You’re finally ready to think about buying a home, but you doubt your ability to save up the necessary down payment. Twenty percent of even a modest home can seem out of reach for first-time home buyers. Here are some... 

  • Is this Neighborhood Headed Up? Or Down?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood is headed up? Or, if it’s on its way down? Of course, the... 

  • Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    If you’re new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here are some... 

  • Getting a Mortgage for Self-Employed

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Prior to the new banking regulations, getting a home mortgage if you owned a business, worked freelance, on contract or were otherwise self-employed was possible, if complicated, using stated income, bank statements and other... 

  • Downsize to Upgrade

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Whatever your reason for wanting a smaller home—empty nest, tired of cleaning, less mobile, closer to grandkids, moving from the suburbs to be nearer to work, single again—downsizing does not mean downgrading. In fact,... 

  • How to Make Your Living Room Flow

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home’s “flow” or ease of movement. A sofa placed just... 

  • New Gadgets for Your Wish List

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    As you think about gift-giving this season, don’t forget to give your new home a gift of its own. Advancements in technology mean that your home can be smarter, cleaner, cooler or the hottest thing on the market. Here... 

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    A common question for prospective home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and...