So you've made it all the way through the home buying process, and the closing is finally behind you. Congratulations! Now you have one more step: moving into your brand-new home.
Moving can be hectic, even under the best of circumstances. Coordinating so many different tasks can be tricky. However, Our REALTORS® have found that careful planning and preparation are the keys to managing the chaos. If you're getting ready to move into your new home, here is a quick list of mistakes you'll want to avoid during the process:
Considering a move to The Big Apple, but don't want to deal with the bustling city life of Manhattan? Westchester County is the perfect option for families who love the charming small town vibe but also want to maintain close proximity to the city. You'll find beautiful homes and calm, easy living across a number of our historic communities. If you do decide you'd like to get out and experience all excitement of city life, Manhattan is just a 30-minute train ride away.
There are many reasons why Westchester County is considered one of the best places to live in America. Since Our REALTORS® are always telling clients about all the great things Westchester County has to offer, we thought we'd share a few with you:
Our REALTORS® have been busy spending weekends grilling and relaxing on the patio this summer, so we're constantly thinking of new ways to improve our outdoor space. Beautifully maintained landscaping and a comfortable porch or patio can make your outdoor space more relaxing, and it can also make your home more attractive when it comes time to sell. It's definitely worth the investment.
If you're looking for new ways to make your exterior and landscaping shine this summer, here are some great tips:
A house is one of life's biggest expenses, and the idea of saving up for one can be daunting. Figuring out how much to save in the first place can be a challenge too. In addition to a monthly mortgage payment, closing on a home requires buyers to bring a significant amount of funding to the table.
We're all about great dining experiences in Westchester County, and our huge selection of amazing restaurants has given rise to a great local food scene. We're home to many of the region's top fine dining establishments.
Enjoying a meal at an upscale restaurant is often a great way to celebrate life's biggest events. Whether it's a romantic first date, a wedding shower, or a family celebration, dining at a nice restaurant can make the event even more special. If you're looking for some of the highest quality cuisine, an elegant or classy atmosphere, and excellent service, here are some great local dining recommendations from our REALTORS®.
Your home is among your most valuable assets, so when it comes time to sell, you naturally want to do everything in your power to maximize your return on investment. Even small actions can have a huge impact on your sale price, especially in today's hot real estate market. Fortunately, the steps for a successful home sale are fairly straightforward and have been proven effective time and time again.
When our clients ask how they can get the best return on their home sale, our REALTORS® always recommend the following actions:
They call poetry the language of the soul, and for a good reason. It's one of the most beautiful art forms in existence. Poetry creates a strong connection between words and human emotion and helps us understand complex topics as well as the intricacies of the English language.
April is National Poetry Month, and Our REALTORS® are using this opportunity to discover new poets and appreciate the old, all while exploring some of Westchester County's wonderful bookstores. Thanks to our area's rich culture, we're home to some of the country's best independent bookstores. Here is a quick list of shops you can visit this April:
Gardening season is finally upon us. As winter finally rolls to an end, our REALTORS® are already busy gathering gardening supplies and preparing for the warm weather. Creating the perfect spring garden requires a lot of work and preparation, so we often spend the last couple of weeks of cold weather getting everything in order. Things can get busy when planting time comes around, so it never hurts to start early.
To help you get ready for gardening season, here is a quick list of things you can do now to prepare:
Our REALTORS® are already busy making breakfast plans for March 25th in celebration of Waffle Day. Whether you're in need of a filling meal or looking for a sweet treat, waffles can fit either need! Waffles are so versatile; you can make them any way you like. We love them with a slightly crispy exterior, warm fluffy interior, and topped with delicious syrup and butter.
Home renovation projects are a good way to increase your property value and earn a higher ROI when it comes time to sell. Updates and upgrades come in all shapes and sizes and often selecting, organizing, and prioritizing them can be a challenge.
While DIY home improvement projects can save you a lot of money, they can also be complicated and time-consuming. Whether you're looking to finish the basement, replace a roof, or add new flooring, our REALTORS® always recommend bringing a sense of order and organization to your home renovation projects to keep you on track. Here are some tips to help you along the way:
If you're looking for a good way to cope with the winter chill this year, might we suggest a warm bowl of soup? January is National Soup Month, so now is the time to head out and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup at your favorite Westchester Restaurant. Soup is so versatile — whether it's French Onion, Chicken Noodle, or Broccoli & Cheese, our REALTORS® have so many favorites that they could easily eat soup every night of the week. Here are some of our top recommendations for soup destinations in Westchester County:
If an interior redesign is one of your New Year's resolutions, the 2022 colors of the year are a good place to start. Every December, major paint manufacturers select a single color that best represents the current time period. Many of the 2022 colors of the year have a vibrant and playful tone to match the joy and happiness associated with what will hopefully be our final transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our REALTORS® were inspired by some of the beautiful color schemes in these Bronxville homes for sale, which made us begin to think about next year's popular design trends. Here are some of our favorite selections for the 2022 colors of the year.
It's always fun to see what colors and design trends emerge each year. If you're looking to revamp a particular room in your house, contact us for some interior design tips!
A classic American dish coupled with a good beer and a nice restaurant... is there any better way to warm up this winter?
One of the best things about American cuisine is it often combines flavors and preparation styles that span multiple cultures into a single dish. Whether you're in the mood for burgers, chicken, chops, seafood, or pizza, you'll find all the best American cuisine right here in the greater New York area. Bronxville has a ton of fantastic classic American restaurants. Here are some top destinations from our REALTORS®.
Interior decorating is a favorite wintertime activity for our REALTORS®, and we've become quite the pros when it comes to sprucing up our mantles. Your fireplace and mantle are the centers and focal points of your entire living room, which is why it's always a good idea to get your decor just right.
Bird feeding is a great way to bring nature and beauty to your backyard. Our REALTORS® love setting up feeders right next to a window and watching all the beautiful birds come around.
While bird feeders are popular in the spring and summer, did you know you can keep birds coming into your yard throughout the winter too? Many local birds rely on neighborhood feeders in the wintertime when food is scarce. With the right feeder and right food, it's easy to bring a variety of birds to your yard this winter. Here are some tips:
The junk drawer can be the most terrifying place in the house, even for the most organized of homeowners. The junk drawer is just as its name would indicate: a place for things that don't have a home but that you don't necessarily want to get rid of. Most junk drawers contain some combination of tools, office supplies, matches, rewards cards, but you truly never know what you're going to find.
Organizing your junk drawer can have real benefits — it can help you eliminate unwanted clutter, easily locate items, and can even help bring you peace of mind. If you're looking to bring order to the chaos of your junk drawer, our REALTORS® have a few tips for how to approach it:
Electronics and appliances are at the center of our day-to-day home lives, and it can be difficult to function without them. Therefore, protecting them from electrical surges is important. In reality, home power surges occur dozens of times each day, which is why it's so important not to be caught off guard. Our REALTORS® are always stressing the importance of electrical safety, so we thought it'd be a great idea to share some information to help you protect your home and expensive electronics.
Located just north of Manhattan, Bronxville is a small village located in Westchester County. With its proximity to downtown and affluent population, the community is widely considered one of the best suburbs in America. The village has a quaint small town English charm and some of the most beautiful architecture in Westchester County.
Our REALTORS® meet people from all over the world who move to Bronxville, and here are some of the top reasons people are choosing to call this community home:
Coming up with unique designs for your family photos is one of the best ways to decorate any living space. Not only does it allow you to see and remember your loved ones, but you can also create some stunning looks with family photo arrangements. The best part is, there are so many different ways to display your photos, so you can truly let your creativity take hold. Our REALTORS® noticed some beautiful family photo arrangements when touring these Bronxville homes for sale, so we thought we'd share some interesting ideas for how to put your pictures on display.
Minimalist decor has been a trend for quite a while because of its clean lines, simple design, and neutral colors that appeal to almost everyone. Other people appreciate the ultra-organized, clutter-free approach minimalist style entails. For these reasons, minimalist decor is the perfect style to adopt when you're trying to sell your home. It's also good if you've just moved into a new home since you can probably spend less time and money on furniture and decorating. But how do you use minimalist decor in Bronxville homes for sale while still having enough personality and appeal? Our REALTORS® offer these tips to make the most of minimalist decor in your home.
Upon entering your home, your foyer (also known as an entryway) is one of the first areas that greets guests and your family. Our REALTORS® know that creating an organized, aesthetically appealing space helps initiate a positive first impression. Here are tips to help you transform your foyer.
May is officially National Hamburger Month, so it's a great excuse to get out of the house, grab a burger, and try a new local restaurant. One of the best things about burgers is that they're so customizable, so they can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of taste preferences or dietary restrictions. There are so many Westchester restaurants known for their delicious burgers, but our REALTORS® selected five of their favorite burger joints in the area:
Few forms of expression are as impactful as poetry. Through words and rhyming techniques, poetry helps us explore emotions and also develop a true understanding of the English language. Since April is National Poetry Month, it's a good opportunity to get together with friends or family, discuss your favorite writings, and celebrate your favorite authors. Our REALTORS® love living in an area that has cultural significance. Not only does Westchester County have a rich literary history, it was also the home of former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in Westchester County, it's also the most delicious. Some of our favorite local restaurants pride themselves on their healthy, delicious breakfasts — and residents love them. Whether you enjoy pancakes and eggs, or oatmeal and yogurt, Westchester County restaurants have breakfast options for everyone.
Our REALTORS® love starting their day by spending quality time with family around breakfast, so they compiled a list of the top breakfast spots in Westchester County.