Choosing the Right Asking Price for Your Home

Some of the most frequent statements realtors hear from sellers are “I need this amount to be able to sell,” or “I need this in order to buy another home.” Well, if you have ever... Read more »

Real Estate Takes to the Skies with Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as “drones,” elicit a wide range of emotions from people. Some think of the gadgets as a fun recreational activity for racing other drones or as... Read more »

Real Estate Appraisals – When the Numbers Don’t Add Up

  When I talk to buyers and sellers, one of the most stressful – and misunderstood – parts of the real estate sales process is how appraisal figures are determined. The key to any property appraisal is the... Read more »

Houlihan Lawrence Names Liz Nunan President

Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real estate brokerage serving New York City’s northern suburbs, announced that Liz Nunan has been promoted to President. Previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Liz will now oversee... Read more »

Robert F. Weinberg, co-founder of Robert Martin Co., Dies at 90 

As co-founder of the Robert Martin Company, Weinberg was a real estate development pioneer who transformed Westchester County over the past 60 years   Robert F. Weinberg, a visionary commercial and residential developer... Read more »

Briarcliff Sets Moratorium on B-Zone Development 

The question of how the Village of Briarcliff Manor will proceed with the development of its vacant business zone (B Zone) properties for now depends on the outcome of a 12-month ban... Read more »

Around the House:  Pile on the Prints! 

If you were to casually observe my daily fashion choices, you would believe me to be a lover of neutrals, a hater of patterns. My wardrobe consists of navy blue and gray... Read more »

Golf Course Property Tax Bill Is Not Likely to Pass

Legislation meant to allow higher tax rates on New York golf courses looks as though it will come up short this year. Still, the lawmakers behind it vow to try again with a... Read more »

River Towns Real Estate – Strange Visitors

After a few issues about the business of real estate, we’ve decided to present real stories from the world of buying and selling homes from homeowners, realtors and clients. Each column will feature stories from the participants themselves.  Realtors... Read more »

Free Seminar for First-Time Homebuyers Set for June 18

In an effort to help first-timers navigate the home ownership process from consideration to contract, Tompkins Mahopac Bank (TMB) has teamed up with Hudson River Housing, Inc. to host a First-time Home... Read more »