Westchester County Real Estate Blog

  • 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 are some ideas for you that are ...

  • 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 upgrades that can increase the perceived val...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 2 of 3)

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    A common question sellers ask is "What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home?" Since each home and every market is different, we, as your real estate professionals, can give you specific advice on your home. In general, however, if you...

  • Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire? If your new home has a wood fireplace, here are some basics on fireplace care. Hire a ch...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to "What can I do to increase my home's value or get a better selling price?"...

  • Holiday Decoration Safety

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. A study performed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 showed an annual average of 230 structure fires that began ...

  • Become a Fan of Fans

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Ceiling fans aren't just about moving air, they are an important part of creating the right atmosphere in your home. Before choosing a fan, consider what you really want it to do. Smart ceiling fans Being smart isn't just for phones. Big Ass Fa...

  • Winterizing Your Vacant Home

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home put up for sale, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while it's empty and saves you money both now and later. Make a list Decide what needs to be don...

  • Fearing Buyer’s Remorse?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you'll make, and many times new buyers worry that they'll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. What if I paid too much for the house? What if the neighborhood isn't ...

  • What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility of damage to thei...