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Condo For Sale ~ Brewster NY

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February 12, 2011 Posted by | Brewster, Condo/Townhomes, NY, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Condo For Sale in Brewster NY

Condo For Sale in Brewster NY – just had a recent price reduction …. from $229,000 to $221,500

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                                   Side yard view from condo in Blackberry Village ~ Brewster NY

September 28, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Public Open House – Condo in Brewster NY

~ Public Open House tomorrow ~ Sunday 12:00 to 2:30 ~

                 BLACKBERRY VILLAGE ~ 3202 Village Drive ~ Brewster NY 10509

Come view this wonderful – totally renovated condo close to all – along with 3 other units that will be hosting a Public Open House…

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                                    or  ~ CLICK to View all 4 Listings ~

                             

July 17, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Condo For Sale – Brewster NY

Condo For Sale in Blackberry Village in Brewster NY…

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July 10, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Condo/Townhomes, My Listing | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 235

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 235:

Rain, rain go away…

A very rainy Saturday as I met with new clients in Brewster NY.  We viewed a total of 5 homes and I was soaked as I made my way to the office to wait for appointment #2 – which happen to be with a very good friend of mine.  We viewed 3 homes and had a ball – wet and all!

Here is a list of the homes I viewed with my first appointment…

  1. 814 Route 22 – Brewster NY
  2. 2617 Carmel Ave – Brewster NY
  3. 47 North Brewster Rd – Brewster NY
  4. 7 W Worthington – Carmel NY
  5. 50 Homer Dr – Brewster NY

My 2nd appointment included a Historic home in Patterson NY.  I always enjoy viewing older homes and seeing each and every detail and wondering how families first lived there…

Here are the homes we viewed…

  1. 2629 Carmel Ave – Brewster NY ~~ CLICK ~~
  2. 2643 Route 22 – Patterson NY ~~ CLICK ~~
  3. 750 Milltown Rd – Brewster NY ~~ CLICK ~~

I arrived home in the evening – just in time for a great dinner that my son David made.  Then, computer work and got myself ready for tomorrow’s appointment.

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Homes For Sale in New York, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 208

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 208:

                                                            HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Appointment today – Putnam LakePatterson and Brewster, NY

                                                             On my way to house #4

Here are the listing sheets for all of the homes I viewed with first time home buyers…

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Afterwards, I went to A&P in Danbury, CT

February 16, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Homes For Sale in New York, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Putnam Lake | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 201

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 201:

On Sunday, I showed many homes through-out Danbury, CT with 2 wonderful clients.

We started out late morning – meeting at the office in Brewster, NY – Century 21 VJF Realty.  It was still chilly – then the day began to warm up with sunny, blue skies…

Here is a Public View list of the homes we visited today…

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A total of 10 homes that we viewed – with the exception of one that was only viewed from the exterior due to a lose pup in the house!  Price ranges were form $339,900 to $450,000

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Homes For Sale in Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 187

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 187:

A great Busy – Busy day! In the morning, I headed into the office to wait for my first appointment to show my listing in Brewster, NY

My 2nd/3rd and 4th clients were viewing all in New Fairfield, CTOf which one was my other listing in New Fairfield

A misty rain the entire day, but not cold – which made for easy showings and better commutes for all my clients!

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 175

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 175:

At the top of our list of things to do today is – LAUNDRY!  My mother and I took 8 loads to Laundry Plus in Brewster, NY – about 15 minutes from home

We put everything to wash and took off to A&P for some grocery shopping – a few phone calls and e-mails came in during our adventure at the laundry mat

After shopping, we went back to the laundry mat – threw everything into dryers and then went for a quick lunch – also in the same shopping center.  Came back – folded and left to get gas and a stop at the Brewster Post Office.

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 172

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 172:

It’s a sunny – but cold – Saturday morning and I have an appointment in Brewster, NY.

My clients, which are first time home buyers, have a closing scheduled for next week and came over to the home to go over a few things with the current owners.  One item on their list was to go through the plantings around the property. We walked through the snow and I could only imagine how beautiful the landscaping will be in the Spring.  For today, we froze while tracking through the snow

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY ~ 4 Bedroom ~ 2 Bath ~ Contemporary Raised Ranch ~ Offered at $479,900

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 85

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 85:

Wednesday – Realtor Open House Day! Lot’s to do before heading into the office, including working on a new offer.

Today’s Open Houses were great – Carolyn, Eva, Faith and I set out to view our first home in Carmel, NY32 Brookview Drive, Carmel, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  An absolutely lovely home, with a very talented owner – I felt as though I was walking through an art gallery, viewing beautiful paintings.  What a pleasure to be able to preview it for potential clients!

We moved on to house #2 – in the town of Kent, NY – 4 Mamanasco Road in Kent, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  This home is an estate – a great buy with lots of potential.  House #3 was in Patterson, NY48 Morningside Dr, Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  Another lovely home just waiting for a new homeowner!  And last, but not least, house #4 in Brewster, NY9 Tea House Lane – Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet – This gated home has stunning architectural details throughout!

HPIM1858                                                                     Views in Brewster, NY

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, Patterson, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 78

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 78:

Today is Realtor Open House Day.  Carolyn was so kind to set up all the homes we were going to view – along with a Pre-Revolutionary 1732 Homestead that was not on the Open House list, but we were very anxious to pre-view for potential clients.  But first, before our fun afternoon, I went to the New Fairfield Post Office, then the New Fairfield Hardware store – Joe needed some caulking for repairs he’s doing to our front doors.

SSPX0827                                            Carolyn driving near Quaker Road in NY bordering CT

Then, Carolyn – who graciously drove, Eva and I were off!  Our 1st home was in Brewster ~ 85 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet ~ the listing agent had a delicious Apple Cake…

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House # 2 was on the same block ~ 129 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – House # 3 was located in Patterson   ~ 25 Phillard Ct ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0822                                            Beautiful chandelier in one of the homes we viewed

House #4 in Pawling ~ 43 Meeting House Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheetA gorgeous log cabin listed for $1,299,900 – not your typical log cabin!

SSPX0829                          Original Quaker Meeting House – on Meeting House Road in Pawling, NY

House #5 ~ 42 Grandview Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – moving on to House #6 ~ 14 Summit Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0858                                               Circa 1732 – Rich in History with a secret room!

House #7  – Our absolute favorite!  148 Hurds Corners Road in Pawling, NY – a circa 1732 – Pre-Revolutionary Homestead – the Keeping Room which was once a tavern.

SSPX0859                                                          2 story Barn with Chicken coop

SSPX0832                                                         3 acres with a pond and stream

SSPX0848                                                                     Wide Plank Floors

and the best part – up in the attic, hidden under floor boards was the secret room…

SSPX0846                                               Secret room was said to be used to hide soldiers

Other features of this historic home, 3 staircases, 3 fireplaces and 2 wood burning stoves, beehive oven with cooking crane, beamed ceilings – perfect for the antique lover!

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Historical Homes, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 71

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 71:

Yahoo – Realtor Open House Day!  Went to the office – picked up 2 associates in my office ~ Century 21 VJF Realty  – Carolyn and Eva.

But first – before the start of viewing homes – I had to FedEx checks to another Real Estate office for a client.

Then… we were off!   Our first home was located in Hopewell Junction – an oversized Raised Ranch with a mother daughter set up – 14 Taconic Drive – Hopewell Junction, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  The listing agent – Susan – is a very good friend of mine and I wish her much luck with her new listing!  Offered at $535,000.

SSPX0781                                                               View from the front door…

It was great seeing Susan again, then off to house #2 –263 Old Quaker Hill Road ~ Pawling, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  This home was awesome!  A gracious 1880 Quaker HillPawling, NY residence, once owned by a sister of renowned broadcaster and Quaker Hill resident Lowell Thomas.   Offered at $2,500.00

SSPX0786   Views from rear terrace of apple & peach orchard, gardens and access to a spectacular 90′ waterfall

After viewing this wonderful home from the basement to the attic – and having a tasty lunch – Eva, Carolyn and I were off down Quaker Hill which is on the edge of the Connecticut and New York border and is recognized for its History and beautiful views including horse farms

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 With full tummy’s – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view another home42 Jordan Drive – Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet – the listing agent is another Realtorfriend – Jeannine.  This cozy home is cute as a button and has had many updates making it a move-in ready home. Offered at $189,000.

SSPX0789                                                  An interesting lawn ornament!

Last, but not least ~ another fantastic home in Brewster, NY – 34 Indian Wells Road – Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing SheetThis home had wonderful details and each room was decorated beautifully.

Then I was off, solo, to Southbury, CT – to meet with an appraisor for clients purchasing their first home.  I arrived about an hour early – so, what do you think I did in the meantime…

HPIM2680                                                                        Shaws in Southbury, CT

Yup, I went food shopping… again!   It seems that everyday I need something – today it was water bottles and something for dinner.  I ended up filling my cart – nothing new since I always take full advantage of items that are on sale.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, Historical Homes, Hopewell Junction, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Southbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 57

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 57:

Morning appointment in Danbury, CT with clients to measure rooms in a home that will soon be theirs!

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Then off to New Fairfield, CT to pick up my 4′ wedge at the Food Market.  They had just finished wrapping it – so it will be fresh and yummy for my Realtor Open House on my new listing in Brewster, NY ~~~CLICK~TO~VIEW~LISTING~SHEET~~~  and – I’ll be having an Open House tomorrow here from 11am to 1pm.

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Here is my spread for the Realtors that will come to view this spectacular home!

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In the evening, I had an inspection in Southbury, CT – another lovely home for my other lovely clients!

SSPX0703                                                  Vibrant Orange flowers in the front yard

September 19, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 54

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 54:

Sunday!  Public Open House Day on my listing in New Fairfield, CT – Stopped at Shaw’s to pick up my Black & Gold Balloons…

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Set up my Century 21 VJF Open House signs and balloons…

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Waited for people in this charming – move-in ready home…

HPIM2532                                                      Views of Ball Pond from Dinning Room

Afterwards, met with Circle Pix photographer to take pics of my new listing in Brewster, NY

                                        CLICK to view 52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

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~~~~~~~~~~~CLICK here to view Virtual Tour~~~~~~~~~~~

Then off to Jonathan’s first soccer game – so happy it was right in town – New Fairfield’s Rebel Field – and really happy that they won!

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September 15, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 52

Yeah it’s Friday!  I know, your confused – today is Sunday – but because of being busy, I am behind in my daily posts.

So, Friday – pouring rain – all day long…

Went to take some photos of my new listing      ***********CLICK to View Listing Sheet**********

HPIM2501                                                 View of Front Yard from Living Room

I put up my Century 21 VJF Realty For Sale Sign and looked like a wet dog by the time I was done.  I did have a good laugh when I looked in the rear view mirror and notice my mascara had run!

HPIM2531                                                            52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

Now this spaciously – recently updated home with beautiful property and in-ground swimming pool is just off of Milltown Road in Brewster, NY and minutes to Route 22 and I-684.

Finished up some work – both for Real Estate and home – then I was off to Danbury, CT to meet with an appraisor for my clients property – a foreclosure – that they are looking to purchase.

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Then stopped at A & P in Danbury, CT for groceries and mums. Yes, I am slowly adapting to the fact that fall is a comin!

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home For Sale – 52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

                                            Home For Sale – 52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

HPIM2529                                                             Contemporary Raised Ranch

                                                    CLICK ~ View Listing Sheet ~ CLICK ~

HPIM2477                                           Landscaped Level Property with Manicured Lawns

HPIM2498                                                In-Ground Swimming Pool – Private Backyard

HPIM2479                                                                            Entry Hall

HPIM2496                                        Living Room with Hardwood Floors and Vaulted Ceilings

HPIM2504                                                               Light & Bright Entry Hall

HPIM2508                                           Spacious Kitchen with Vaulted Ceilings and Skylights

HPIM2517                                               Dinning Area with Vaulted Ceilings and Skylights

HPIM2525                                   Master Bedroom with Hardwood Floors and His & Her Closets

HPIM2519                                                       2nd Bedroom with Hardwood Floors

HPIM2520                                                        3rd Bedroom with Hardwood Floors

HPIM2522                                                                New Bath on Main Level

HPIM2482                                             Entrance from Driveway & Garage to Lower Level

HPIM2480                                         Family Room – Lower Level with Walk-Out to Backyard

HPIM2487                                                    View of the Backyard from the Lower Level

HPIM2484                                                               Den or Mixed Used Room

HPIM2492                                                                              Office

HPIM2495                                                                4th Bedroom in Lower Level

HPIM2490                                                                      Lower Level New Bath

This beautiful home has many updates – New Furnace – New Hot Water Heater – New Electrical Wiring – Back up Generator – Invisible Fencing – Newer Walkway – Newer Pavers and Pool Equipment – Just Painted waiting for you to Move In!

 

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 51

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 51:

Another busy day – I’m getting behind in my posts and that makes me unhappy.

Being busy is appreciated – and I really don’t know how to sit still!

On this 51st day, I did alot of driving around with our little rental car from Enterprise– Chevy Colbat

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Since Joe has decided to paint our kitchen cabinets– yes, I know, I had said I was going to do it during his visit in Portugal – but never did!  So, off to Home Depot in Danbury I went…

SSPX0596                                                         Bought some paint, primer and brushes

Dropped everything off at home where Joe had already started to remove cabinets, hinges, knobs and sanding everything down.  I then dashed to Shaws for more grocery shopping….

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Ran home, made lunch, made phone calls, sent e-mails, made appointments and was so excited about our kitchen redo!

SSPX0600                                                      Our “before” pics – dated 1970’s Kitchen Cabinets

SSPX0602                                                                    Joe priming & removing cabinets

And to add to all of my excitment – I have a new listing!

                                             **********CLICK to View Listing Sheet**********

HPIM2529                                                 52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 32

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 32:

Rain, rain, rain…  It came down as a heavy downpour and for quite awhile – flooding was everywhere, road blocks were up and even torn up roadways – it was crazy!  And where was I in this mess – ??  Putting up a new sign in front of my Brookfield listing.

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Before going to Brookfield – I went to our bank – HSBC in Brewster.  Then off to show a condo in Danbury – here’s the pretty water view in the complex – where it had just started to rain.

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After the sign was up, I went home – which took about 45 minutes instead of 15 due to the storm.  I picked up my youngest, Jonathan, and took him to the local barber – Roberts Barber Shop near the New Fairfield Post Office.  They always take their time and do a great job – better yet, with my crazy schedule, walk-ins are welcome.  Then off to Shaw’s and… I couldn’t resist – since Joe is in Portugal – we had Chinese for dinner – Yum! 

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August 23, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

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Finding a good Real Estate Agent can be tricky.  You can start your search on the web, maybe by company – like Century 21, then by state and finally narrowing it to a certain town or area(s) your interested in.  Lets say Putnam County in New York in either Brewster, Patterson, Carmel, Kent, Mahopac, Putnam Valley   –  Century 21 VJF Realty handles all these areas – along with Westchester, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties in New York – and counties through out Connecticut.

After finding a Real Estate office your comfortable with, now you can search for a Realtor – one that suits the needs of their clients, being available evenings, weekends and holidays – a full time agent.  Maybe you prefer someone who has experience, is full of knowledge, energetic, is up on all that is going on in TODAY’S market – including foreclosures, short sales and the explosion of networking with Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain, has a website and/or a Blog!  If not, then at least consider an agent that has a computer at home so they have access to getting  info at all times – and – a cell phone!

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As a Realtor, I have come across agents that DO NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE – or don’t give out their cell phone number – or turn off their phones at 6pm – ??  Others that leave their laptop in the office, therefore not having access to the Multiple Listing Service until they’re back in the office – Mmmm??  In my book, these agents are part timers – not full time agents.  I’m sure they have their reasons, and my guess is it works for them and they’re OK with it.  But, if your not, make sure sure you ask questions BEFORE you set up an appointment to meet and go out with a Realtor.  Ask why they got into Real Estate – because they love looking at houses and they can make their own hours – or – because they are passionate about selling homes, they eat, sleep and dream of Real Estate!  Ask if they would be available when it’s convenient for YOU – what time can you call them until – what areas do they show and sell in.  Also, while getting to know them, see if they seem honest, have a sense of humor, patience and are they LISTENING to you and what YOU need – you’ll appreciate all of these qualities in an agent to get you through the process of buying and/or selling your home which can be one of the most complex and significant financial event in your life!

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Putnam County, Real Estate, Realtor, Sellers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homes Visited During Realtor Open House Day

During this past Wednesdays Realtor Open House Day – Carolyn and I viewed 2 MAGNIFICENT HOMES with AWESOME VIEWS – no wonder why I love my job!

Home with views of the Middle Branch Reservoir

Home with views over moutains and reservoir

 

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Life as a Realtor, NY, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home, Home on the Range…

Sometimes, when I’m out showing homes in the Carmel, Brewster, Patterson and Pawling, NY areas – I can’t help but to sing, “Home, home on the range…” on-the-range-neilsphotography                                                                                                Neilsphotography – Flickr.com We don’t have any buffalo, but we do have lots of horses and cattle!

 picture-144View from Route 22 in Patterson, NY

picture-0221Horses in Brewster, NY To get to know someone who lives on a ranch, do yourself a favor and visit an awesome site ThePioneerWoman.com <CLICK> .  She invites all to her Frontier! Please enjoy Roy Rogers fronting The Sons of the Pioneers while singing… Home on the Range – a bit of nastalgia.  

March 8, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Fun Post, Pawling, The Pioneer Woman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Snow Storm Hits New Fairfield, CT

When I was a nursery school teacher, we would always celebrate the month of March with arts of crafts in honor of  March coming in like a lion, and going out like a lamb.

Well, March here in the New Fairfield, CT area – as well as the Brewster, NY area – has had a harsh reminder that winter is still here.  As we are under a “Winter Storm Warning” and this being the most severe winter storm of the season with areas in New Jersey as well as Long Island seeing up to 13 inches of snow and NYC schools being closed for the first time in 5 years!  I just can’t believe that after having so much snow melt, we have a fresh, clean blanket of it… yet again!

home-028My deck after our last big snow storm

 phone-pics-022After all the snow melted… finally!  Taken just a few hours before the storm hit.

home-001Photo taken this morning… and the snow still continues to come down!

Yesterday, I prepared for this storm by making a trip to Shaw’s supermarket in New Fairfield to stock up on a few things.  Then after showing a home in Croton Falls, NY – a hamlet of North Salem,  I took advantage of being near  Block Busters and went in to rent a movie.  My daughter, Amanda,  has been taking a cooking class in school and offered to make dinner last night – Chicken Fried Rice – Yummy!  I asked her to start early, since we have experienced once before an electrical outage smack in the middle of making dinner!  I also had her double the recipe so we could have leftovers that could always be warmed up over the fire in the fireplace.

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We stocked up on wood for the fireplace, have pellets for the pellet stove, stored some water and have candles and matches on hand – again, just in case of the electric going out since the snow continues to come down and the wind is whipping everything around and is anticipated to continue through out the day and night bringing the temperatures in some areas 10 to 15 below zero!

Another important item that was on my list was to fill up the bird feeders.  With all this snow, the birds and squirrels have so much difficulty finding food.  As I work here at home today, I am entertained as I watch all the different birds come and go as they happily take sunflower seeds.

phone-pics-042Bird taking a sunflower seed.

 

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Cell Phone Pic – Brewster, NY

Today, my cell phone candid pic is of the snow coming down in Brewster, NY.

While out, big fluffy snowflakes came down…

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Cell Phone Pics, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Clouds for a Wintery Mix in New Fairfield, CT & Brewster, NY

snow-clouds-ashoct28                                                     ashoct28 – Flickr.com

Clouds are everywhere  – where I live in New Fairfield, CT and where I work in Brewster, NY.  We are due for a wintery mix – rain and snow which will then change over to ice.  Although, I am pleased to say,  that it doesn’t seem to stop my buyers who are looking to purchase a home.

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and… as long as the driveways are plowed and walkways are clean to homes that we’re viewing – I’m good to go!

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Viewing homes in the winter does have some advantages.  You can see how cozy the house is – are there drafts – or possibly rooms that are poorly heated and/or insulated.  Rooms can vary – for example those with vaulted ceilings hold all the heat high above.  Simply installing fans to draw the heat down can help.  Or, rooms that were once a porch and now enclosed, may need more insulation and so on.

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Also, while viewing the homes property in the winter, when all the leaves and shrubs are gone, helps to see the entire acreage – along with what is neighboring the property.

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                                                      Lisa Sanderson – Flickr.com

So, I invite all those interested in going out to view homes – in the snow – ice – cold and wind!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

January 7, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Connecticut, First Time Home Buyers, Home, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Southeast, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A White Winter Wonderland

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The Weather Channel announced that we may have snow in the forecast for Christmas!  I’m hoping it will be just enough to cover everything with a Frosty White Blanket, but not enough to interfere with all the Holiday Travelers visiting family.  We know that Santa can get through any snow storm – but unfortunately, none of us have a sleigh!

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its-snowing-clearly-ambiguousclearly ambiguous – Flickr.com

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Christmas, Connecticut, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW – and it did!

sparow-in-the-snow-noel-zia-leenoel zia lee – Flickr.com

How exciting – it snowed here in New Fairfield, CT  where I live and Brewster, NY where I work.  If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s also snowing on my BLOG!

The kids were excited, thinking they were going to have a snow day – or at least a delay.  Fortunately, the snow plows were out – plowing and sanding – making our roads as safe as possible – peace of mind for me since my husband leaves at 4:30 in the morning to make his way into New York City.

seriously photographic (Jim) – Flickr.comsnowplow-seriously-photographic-jim

Enjoy this Music Video – with Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Dean Martin

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Blogging, Brewster, Connecticut, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Southeast, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – RAIN

It’s raining – and at times pouring today.  Here in New Fairfield, CT – where I live, and Brewster, NY– where I work, streams and rivers are rushing, reservoirs are filling, puddles are bountiful! 

Click to view this slow moving stream in my backyard that was not so slow today!

I’ve decided to make this wet Friday a – Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post with pics of RAIN.  Here are just a few of  the photos that I have come across on Flickr.com.  Whether it’s the object being photographed, the camera being used or the photographer – I am in awe with some of these fantastic pics – and – I admit, I am addicted to Flickr photos!

juliannehide – Flickr.comrain-plop-juliannehide

 

Burning Image – Flickr.comfly-waiting-in-the-rain-burning-image

 

pink-drops-aussiegallaussiegall – Flickr.com

water-drop-tanakawhotanakawho– Flickr.com

ENJOY!!

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Southeast, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

American Towns – Brewster & New Fairfield

My American Towns are New Fairfield, CT – where my husband and I live and are raising our 5 children – and – Brewster, NY – where I happily work as a REALTOR  for  Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.  I am licensed in both states and show homes in 5 counties throughout those states.  For information in and around these areas, AmericanTowns.com has some great info:

Candlewood Lake – New Fairfield, Danbury, Brookfield, Sherman & New Milford, CTpicture-245

For in and around Danbury, CT – which will include New Fairfield click here: AmericanTowns.com – CT

picture-032Brewster, NY – Milltown Road

For in and around Brewster, NY – click here: AmericanTowns.com – NY

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment