NEWS FROM THE FIELD
 
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Putnam and Westchester
 
REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT
Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York
 
DISCOVER OUR INNOVATIVE COLLABORATIONS:
 
NEW YORK TIMES
http://www.nytimes.com/ads/public/sothebysrealty/
 
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
http://wsjmediakit.com/sites/sothebysrealty/
 
 
BBC TRAVEL
http://www.bbc.com/travel/columns/living-in
 
 
 
Today’s real estate market and economy;
A high flyer with plenty of loops and turns
It takes great skills to land it properly.
 
The man flying the 3 kites is in
his 80’s and he's from Canada .
He comes to the Washington State
International Kite Festival every year.
He flies 2 with his hands and
the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nr9KrqN_lIg
 


 

ARCHITECTURE

THE SITE
THE FLOOR PLAN
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
THE DETAILS

4 ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF EVERY HOUSE

•   HOW IT OCCUPIES THE SITE

•   HOW THE FLOOR PLAN MAXIMIZES
EFFICIENCY AND COMFORT FOR TODAYS LIVING

•   HOW THE EXTERIOR IS BALANCED AND BLENDS NATURALLY WITH THE SITE OR NEIGHBORHOOD

•   HOW SELECTED INTERIOR DETAILS TRANSMIT AN ENDURING SENSE OF QUALITY, CARE AND THOUGHT

 

FROM THE FIELD

The Westchester area market stands out over real estate cycles;
the last to experience any trouble and the first to lead back to normalcy - Why?

  • Proximity to New York City
  • Renowned high quality school systems
  • A wonderful park system, open preserved spaces and beautiful countryside
  • Small villages, intimate communities and neighborhoods enhance quality of living
  • A full range of amenities
  • A good highway system and mass transit network
  • A vibrant, balanced economy
  • Westchester has always been and continues to be a location of strong real estate values or long term investment opportunities
  • Northern Westchester is a very sought-after area in which to reside

 

SERVING BEDFORD SINCE 1879

Renwick is the fourth generation and one of the longest family owned real estate businesses in Westchester. Renwick has served the real estate needs of its community since 1879, creating a legacy of quality and professionalism. "We are long established, having served this community for four generations, and have represented many families in this area repeatedly. "We, at Renwick, recognize our role in preserving the integrity of the real estate business, the relationship with our customers and the beauty of the communities we serve". In January 2010, it was awarded affiliation with the prestigious Sotheby's International brand which was built on a 260 year reputation and foundation of excellence which will offer Renwick Sotheby's International Realty a new level of exposure, both locally and worldwide.

 

WESTCHESTER SPECIALTIES

Attend a Caramoor Music festival in Katonah
www.caramoor.org

Visit the Trailside Museum at the 4700 acre Pound Ridge County Park
http://parks.westchestergov.com/

Get a load of history and events
www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.org

www.johnjayhomestead.org

Hike The Mianus River Gorge in Bedford
www.mianus.org

Spend a day on the farm at Muscoot Farm in Somers
www.muscootfarm.org

Pick Apples at the Outhouse Orchard and visit Salinger's Orchard in North Salem
http://outhouseorchards.info/

www.salingersorchard.com

Visit the hamlets of Bedford
www.bedfordny.info

Bedford Farmers Club
http://www.bedfordny.com/BFC/index.html

Visit patch for all local news and events
www.patch.com

Visit 'The Business of Extraordinary Living'
http://online.wsj.com/ad/sir

 

LIVE GREEN

"Make your Home an Energy Star Home"

"When energy savings are achieved throughout the house, the entire building can qualify for the Energy Star Label. The EPA has published guidelines for a variety of different types of homes, including single family and multifamily duplexes and apartments; even modular and log homes can qualify. The EPA lists the criteria needed to achieve Energy Star Status, such as effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and the use of Energy Star lighting and appliances. In order to complete the certification process, a licensed third party must verify that these standards have been met. The construction of Energy Star homes and the remodeling of older homes to meet Energy Star guidelines have increased as more contractors become familiar with these objectives."

 

"365 Ways to Live Green"
By Diane Gow McDilda
http://www.epa.gov/

http://energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.nh_benefits  

Source of information and tools for your home
from The National Association of Realtors
www.HouseLogic.com

About Green
www.EcoBroker.com

Save and learn about green updates
www.nyserda.org

Click 'green living' for info in Bedford at
www.BedfordNY.info

Questions/answer guide for green living www.GreenHomeGuide.com