Westchester County Real Estate Blog

  • Moving During Holiday Season

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan the move to your new house. Here are some tips to make the transition smoother. Plan ahead I...

  • Having a Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    To have an open house or not to have an open house over the Thanksgiving weekend: that is the question! Many sellers assume that the Thanksgiving holiday weekends and the week between Christmas and New Years Day are less than favorable times to have ...

  • Should I Buy or Sell on Contingency?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    While your home is on the market, and you find your dream home (or at least the perfect "next" home), it is tempting to place an offer on the new place to hold it until your home sells. Unless you own the house you are selling free and clear, or can ...

  • Black Friday Home Sales

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    As we prepare to enter the holiday shopping season, home sellers may think it is too late to sell their home this year. You may have heard that homes sell better in the spring, so you might be tempted to take your home off the market until after the ...

  • Seven Small Home Benefits

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    You bought a starter home that gave you entre into the world of home ownership, but now, your requirements have changed … you've added a spouse or children, you've moved your office home, or you've started a hobby that requires more space than you ...

  • Preparing Your Home for Winter

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    With November just around the corner, winter weather is on its way. Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you are selling your home or you are a new homeowner, it is a good idea to keep these things in mind:...

  • Can You Sell Your House with Unpermitted Changes?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their home without securing the proper permits. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are. When you attempt to sell your home, investigations by the buyer's real estate agent, i...

  • Is It Time to Stop Renting?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    It's not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets, rents increased by as much as 10%. Perhaps ...

  • Planning Appropriately for a Renovation

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    You walk into a home that potentially has the perfect layout, although the kitchen is dated, the floors need upgrading, the bathrooms are awkward … but the price is right and you've always wanted to customize a home … so you buy it with renovatio...

  • Planning a Fall Open House

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Your home is newly on the market this season and you want to have an open house, but you don't know how to show it best in the shorter autumn days. As the weather turns toward fall and winter, consider these ideas for making your open house bright, w...