Westchester County Real Estate Blog

  • 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 items to keep in mind, especi...

  • Living Small

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    No matter what our background, we all have an ideal dream home size in mind. When it comes down to the actual living in it, however, can smaller be better? If your dream is for an urban dwelling with access to cultural events, public transportation, ...

  • Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    According to Market Watch, 43% of home buyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings cash to the table. When ...

  • Cleaning to Sell

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are a few of the items to try. Cleaning Painted Walls When cleaning painted walls, start with a...

  • What Gen Y Looks for in a Home to Buy

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    If you've lived in your home for some time, you notice when the neighborhood around you is changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time to sell, you wonder what was so appealing about the house down the street to the young co...

  • Should I Sell As-Is?

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling "as-is" (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Sho...

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting ...

  • Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are four: Fire Extinguishers If you don't have a fire extinguisher, you should get one. Inst...

  • Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and hi...

  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

    BY Clayton Jeffrey

    No matter when you close on your new home, there's probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for celebrating your independence f...