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Century 21 and The Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVI is right around the corner, and so is the CENTURY 21® Super Bowl Commercial!

For the first time in the 40-year history of our brand, we will air a commercial during the most watched television event of the year.
The Super Bowl has a unique place in American television: when the commercials air, viewers actually start paying more attention to the broadcast. Did you know that over 111 million people are expected to watch this year’s Super Bowl, and I hope you will be watching and see CENTURY 21 Agents right in the middle of it!
On February 5th, tune in to your local NBC station to watch as CENTURY 21 Real Estate takes a new place in history! We are sponsoring a full half-hour segment in pre-game, and we air 11 pre-game commercials during that day. And of course, as our finale, our special :30 Super Bowl commercial will air in the 3rd quarter of the game itself.
Don’t forget to watch and vote for us! You’ll see exactly how to cast your vote for your favorite commercial on Super Bowl Sunday at century21.com.
CENTURY 21 Agents: Smarter. Bolder. Faster.SM

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Century 21 VJF Realty October Newsletter

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October 2011

Newsletter

 

In This Issue
Our YouTube Channel
NEW LISTINGS
Take The Stress Out
Top Priorities for First Time Buyers
Importance of a Checklist
Century 21 Quick Links
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
 
989 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley
989 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley $299,999
NEW LISTINGS  
  

 

20 Deans Corner
20 Deans Corner Rd Brewster $1,150,000
18 The Terrace
18 The Terrace Katonah $575,000

   

5 Ivy
5 Ivy Ln, Wappingers Falls $240,000
19 Elizabeth
19 Elizabeth Ct Brewster $599,999
20 Saratoga
20 Saratoga, Carmel $339,000
1025 N Horsepound
1025 N. Horsepound Rd Carmel $325,999
24 Allen
24 Allen Dr, Brewster $249,999
5 Freemont
5 Freemont Rd, Brewster $169,999
Kent Rd
Kent Rd, Wappingers Falls $379,000

 

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 TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF HOME BUYING   Couple peeking into a homeBuying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you peek into windows looking for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible.1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with.Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality.2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer – you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.

3. Don’t ask for too many opinions. It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too many ideas from too many people will make it much harder to make a decision. Focus on the wants and needs of your immediate family – the people who will be living in the home.

4. Accept that no house is ever perfect. If it’s in the right location, the yard may be a bit smaller than you had hoped. The kitchen may be perfect, but the roof needs repair. Make a list of your top priorities and focus in on things that are most important to you. Let the minor ones go.

5. Don’t try to be a killer negotiator. Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price or by refusing to budge on your offer may cost you the home you love. Negotiation is give and take.

6. Remember your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house itself – room size, kitchen, etc. – that you forget about important issues as noise level, location to amenities, and other aspects that also have a big impact on your quality of life.

7. Plan ahead. Don’t wait until you’ve found a home and made an offer to get approved for a mortgage, investigate home insurance, and consider a schedule for moving. Presenting an offer contingent on a lot of unresolved issues will make your bid much less attractive to sellers.

8. Factor in maintenance and repair costs in your post-home buying budget. Even if you buy a new home, there will be costs. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

9. Accept that a little buyer’s remorse is inevitable and will probably pass. Buying a home, especially for the first time, is a big financial commitment. But it also yields big benefits. Don’t lose sight of why you wanted to buy a home and what made you fall in love with the property you purchased.

10. Choose a home first because you love it; then think about appreciation. While U.S. homes have appreciated an average of 5.4 percent annually over from 1998 to 2002, a home’s most important role is to serve as a comfortable, safe place to live.

~ courtesy Realtor.org

TOP PRIORITIES FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS   Buying a homeIt’s easyfor first-time homebuyers to become overwhelmed as they begin their home search. Often, buyers get distracted by a newly renovated kitchen or finished basement, and lose sight the big picture when choosing a home. See below for three factors that should be a priority as you navigate the home buying process.

1.  Pricey proposition – Set a price point BEFORE you start looking for homes. It is important to talk with your REALTOR® about your budget so he/she can focus on homes within your price range. It’s helpful to leave yourself a financial cushion when deciding on what to spend. Factor in closing costs, repairs, down payment and even unexpected expenses to help you find a price you feel comfortable with.

2.  Location, location, location – This is one of the few things you absolutely cannot change about your property. If you need to be in close proximity to mass transit or within a specific school district, only view homes that fall within this area. Is it really your dream home if you are out of your desired commuting distance? Also, be aware of the condition of the neighborhood. Is it safe for you to live or desirable should you decide to sell down the line?

3.  Room to grow – Remember to ask yourself how long you plan on staying in your new home. Will the one-bedroom loft or two-bedroom cottage work for you in five years?

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CHECKLIST   ChecklistWhen looking for a property, the price is far from the only prerequisite. Simplify the home buying process with a checklist of necessary criteria that your new property must fulfill. When you focus on what you absolutely need in your home, you save yourself (and your real estate agent) both time and money. Share your list of priorities with your Realtor, so if needed, she can narrow down the search and eliminate any properties that are out of proximity to your work, public transportation, or desired school district.

When viewing potential properties, bring your checklist, so you can easily compare and rank different homes according to how each meets your needs. Remember there is a difference between your wants and your needs. You may need three bedrooms and although you would prefer hardwood floors, they are not essential. You can always do upgrades later, such as finishing off the basement or attic space or pulling up those carpets…what you can’t change is your property’s location and the size of your lot.

We suggest the following should be included on your list: number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, number of stories, presence/size of a backyard, style of kitchen, presence of a formal dining room, basement, attic and living room, amount of storage and living space, type of heat, presence of central air, and type of siding.

If you plan to enlarge a home, check with your Realtor to make sure construction is a possibility. For added assistance, century21vjf.com has a buyer’s checklist that you can download here.

 
 
 
 

October 4, 2011 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Century 21 VJF Realty Newsletter ~ August 2011

 
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 August 2011

Newsletter

In This Issue
NEW LISTINGS
What NOT to do When Buying
Featured Listing
What Affects Credit Scores?
***RATE ALERT!***
How Are We Doing?
Century 21 Quick Links
NEW LISTINGS  
  

 

1 Meadowlark
1 Meadowlark Dr, Carmel $480,000
The Arch Restaurant
Restaurant for sale! 1292 Route 22, Brewster $1,150,000

  

136 Towners
136 Towners Rd, Carmel $310,000
14 Lake Ellis
14 Lake Ellis Rd, Wingdale $199,900
16 Phillard
16 Phillard Rd, Patterson $449,900
17 Oakwood
17 Oakwood Dr, Brewster $419,000
224 Cricket Hill
224 Cricket Hill Rd, Dover Plains $445,000 ALSO FOR RENT MLS #3124747
2404 Village
2404 Village Dr, Brewster $234,900
459 Barrett Hill
459 Barrett Hill Rd, Mahopac $399,999
509 E Branch
509 E. Branch Rd, Patterson $569,000
82 Livingston
82 Livingston, Carmel $229,900
Martling
537 Martling Ave, Tarrytown $499,900
Union
13 Union Rd, Carmel $309,000

  

1801 Village Dr, $224,900
1801 Village Drive, Brewster $224,900

 


What NOT to do Before Buying a Home
   A lender will examine your debt-to-income ratio to qualify you for a mortgage. Debt-to-income ratio is the percentage of your gross monthly income, before taxes, that is reserved to pay down debt. If you’re serious about buying a home, avoid these common mistakes that will compromise the amount of your approved loan:No new debt!Delay large purchases. This includes jewelry, vacations, appliances and especially vehicles. Hold off on buying a new vehicle, as a sizable monthly car payment can push the debt-to-income percentage over what lenders feel is a safe limit, and you may be denied the loan or have to settle for a smaller loan.Do not co-sign on a loanfor anyone else. Although you will not be making the payment, the lender still views this as your debt.Don’t move money around. A lender will require you to supply bank statements for all your accounts during recent months. Any large deposits or withdrawals will be red flags to the lender, and may slow or inhibit the escrow. Changing banks is also unadvisable. Remember, the simpler your finances are, the better.

Avoid changing jobs. When you change jobs, it can be difficult for lenders to predict future earnings. Any major career changes, such as corporate employee to self-employed, should also be delayed. Remember, the lender will look two years back and average your income. Anything that will make that process difficult is a bad idea.

For more tips on the home buying process, please contact one of our Century 21 V.J.F. Realty professionals  today.

FEATURED LISTING

 
16 Phillard Rd - Patterson, NY 12563
16 Phillard Rd – Patterson, NY 12563

DEPART FROM THE ORDINARY.  Contemporary colonial in lovely area on private cul-de-sac.  3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 2,268 square feet. Enjoy 2-story entry, Pergo floors thruout, large gourmet EIK with cherry cabinets, granite counters & island. Large deck is perfect for entertaining. $449,900

What Affects Credit Scores?   7 Misconceptions about what affects your score If you’re trying to raise your credit score to get a good rate for a refinance or HELOC, you might be surprised by what affects–or doesn’t affect–your score.You have to keep your credit score up in case you want to take out a second mortgage or home equity line of credit (HELOC), or get the lowest premiums on your home owners insurance. Here’s the 411 on how various money management tactics goose up or ding your credit score.More money improves your credit scoreFalse. Your level or sources of income don’t affect your credit score, although lenders may look at it when making loan decisions, according to the Fair Isaac Corp., the company that issues the commonly used FICO credit scores.

Ownership of several credit cards can hurt your credit scorecredit

Mostly false. Having many credit lines isn’t necessarily a bad thing, says credit expert Liz Weston, author of Your Credit Score. Multiple lines give you a favorable debt-to-available-credit ratio. But use them correctly: It’s best to keep any balances below 10% or 20% of the total credit line, she says. Anything more will affect the ratio of debt-to-available-credit, which can decrease your credit score.

Opening and closing credit lines can hurt your credit score

True. New credit applications can decrease your credit score, so be careful about applying for new credit cards or personal loans before applying for a HELOC, second mortgage, automobile loan, or other large line of credit.

Surprise: Closing existing credit lines may also hurt your credit score, since it’ll damage your debt-to-available-credit ratio. A good rule is not to make any credit changes in the months leading up to a major credit request, such as for a HELOC.

Consolidating credit lines will help your credit score

Mostly false. Although it may seem like a good idea to move all your balances to one card, that can actually hurt your credit score, since your debt-to-available-credit ratio will spike on that card, says Weston.

However, credit expert Harrine Freeman says such a slight decline isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker for a loan, especially if the card has a lower interest rate and will allow you to pay off the balance sooner. Your score will increase as soon as that ratio goes down.

Changing jobs can hurt your credit score

Partly true. Taking a new job or losing your job doesn’t affect your credit score. However, if you have a spotty employment history, lenders may hold that against you in making a loan. Dips in income may signal that it could be difficult to pay bills in a timely manner.

Co-signing for others can hurt your credit score

Partly true. Simply co-signing on a loan for someone else may not affect your score, but if that person is late on paying the loan, it’s likely to show up on your report, says Freeman. And that’s a nasty surprise if you didn’t know the person was late.

Judgments and liens aren’t considered in your credit score

False. If you’ve had a judgment or lien filed against you, it’s considered in your payment history, which represents 35% of your score.

Similarly, while most utility companies don’t report payment history to credit bureaus, your account will likely be reported if it is seriously delinquent and referred to a collection agency.

Additional details on how to manage your FICO score are available on the FICO site.

Article From HouseLogic.com 

By: Gwen Moran

***RATE ALERT!***RATE ALERT!***RATE ALERT!***  

RATES ARE AT 60-YEAR LOWS!

 

Debt Ceiling Fears and Economy Fears createGHMC UNBELIEVABLE borrowing benefit.

Rates have plummeted to 1950’s levels

(Happy Days are here again?)

30 Year Fixed Rate: 4.375%, No Points, 4.43% APR

30 Year Jumbo Fixed: 4.375%, 1 point, 4.403% APR

  

I’m often asked: What makes rates go up or down?

Here’s a simplified answer: YOU and the economy.

Are you spending more or saving more?  If you are spending more that means companies may do better; hence, rates will probably go up.  If you save money, companies may show less profit, and this usually translates to lower rates. 

The same is usually true with the state of the economy: When the economy does well, the rates typically go up. When the economy is not doing well the rates typically go down.

If you are looking for a home, there could be a silver lining in the state of the economy for you, and that silver lining is unbelievably low mortgage rates.  So don’t wait…call me today to see what you qualify for!  

Carey Lance Hollander

(914) 424-5962 Cell

NMLS # 94044

chollander@ghmc.com

 

Not available on all programs. Rates are for informational purposes only. Not all applicants will qualify. Certain restrictions apply.  

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August 5, 2011 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Cake Boss Bakes for Century 21

Cake Boss Bakes for Century 21 in Vegas!

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June 7, 2011 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Realtor Open House Day

Realtor Open House Day for my new listing :

                                           3202 Village Drive ~ Brewster NY

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Come to view this beautifully, updated condo in Blackberry Village in Brewster NY from 1 to 3pm tomorrow – Wednesday, July 7th while enjoying Paninis from Aversanos!

July 7, 2010 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, My Listing, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Century 21 Home Path

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more about “Century 21 Home Path“, posted with vodpod

 

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Uncategorized | , | 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 143

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 143:

It’s Friday – after working a bit, cleaning and spending some time with my mom – it was time to get ready for our Holiday office party at Century 21 VJF Realty.  When I arrived, I was starving…

and stuffed by the time I left!

Afterwards, back home – to work and then a trip to Shaws.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Being the Best Realtor I Can Be

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Being a member of NARThe National Association of Realtors, makes me a better Realtor.  After receiving my licenses in the states of Connecticut – where my family and I reside – and New York – where my office, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, is located – I took an oath to treat and care for ALL my clients, customers, the public and associate Realtors EQUALLY.  This is a mandatory class that all Realtors must take – it is where we learn the Code of Ethics – a Pledge of Performance and Service that we must abide by.

The National Association of Realtors adopted the Code of Ethics in 1913, following the professions of medicine, law and engineering.  CLICK below to view.

Realtor Code of Ethics

Along with my work ethics, usually always attached to me is my laptop which I take to the office and bring back home to be able to assist at any time

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cell phone– which also enables me to receive and send e-mails from anywhere, take photos and send instantly to clients of potential homes and of course – text

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my ear piece to chat while I’m in the car – since I do spend alot of time in it!

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and quite a few other fun items – camera, GPS and Flip video camera and my most favorite – my I-Pod!  When I’m driving almost an hour to show just 1 house – I at least have my music!

i-pod-guillermo-esteves                                                        Guillermo Esteves – Flickr.com

Here is just one of the songs I enjoy listening to…

                                                 “Carry on My Wayward Son” – Kansas 1976

January 30, 2009 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Year with Century 21 V.J.F. Realty

As 2008 has comes to an end, I realize how fortunate I have been to be associated with an outstanding Real Estate Office.

This past year has been a challenging year, but it has also been a year to remember, as Century 21 V.J.F. Realty celebrated it’s 30th year with Century 21… 

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attended functions and classes

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Visited many Realtor Open Houses

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Graciously accepted Awards and Celebrated the Holidays!picture-473

and listed and sold many homes despite the slow market …

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I look forward to the New Year of 2009 – and wish you and your family the very best!

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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner

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Today is Tuesday – that means I have 2 more days to prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner – Yikes!  My guests will be arriving at around 1pm – so it’s actually a late lunch, early dinner by the time we sit down and give “Thanks”.

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My sister has e-mailed a few recipe ideas – wonder why she thinks I need them??

Some are from The Food Network – watch videos and get tons of recipes, hints and ideas for Thanksgiving from Emeril “BAM”, Rachael Ray “EVOO”, Paula Dean “Hi Y’all” – and all the Food Network Stars. Even if it’s to make one dish a little different.

sweet-potatoes-carl-e-lewisCarl E Lewis – Flickr.com

Can you believe the First Thanksgiving was in 1621?? – read more on History .com

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GOBBLE – GOBBLE!!

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Fun Post, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School!

Summer is over – and the kids are all back to school!  I’ve gotten my 2 oldest off to Western Connecticut State University, 2 into New Fairfield High School and my youngest into New Fairfield Middle School – Whew! 

                                                                     

I was very fortunate in getting them ready for school.  With having access to many different stores for school supplies and clothes – all within 20 minutes from where I live – New Fairfield, Connecticut – which neighbors Danbury, CT to one side and Brewster, New York to the other side. 

Convenience, which is anything that saves time, energy or frustration, is very important – especially with all that is happening around us.  Here in New Fairfield, I have convenience. 

     

If I run out of milk – Shaw’s Supermarket is just 4 minutes away – or I go into Brewster to the A & P Supermarket in under 15 minutes – which helps me to take advantage of both stores weekly sales.  Need gas?  2 gas stations are also just 4 minutes away from my home.  Visiting my daughter in her dorm in Danbury – mostly to pick up her dirty laundry or drop off groceries – is just 15 minutes away, while she pretends to be miles and miles away!  My commute to my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty in Brewster – is also under 15 minutes away!  Convenience, convenience, convenience!

Thanks to GOOGLE for the School Bus image

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized, WestConn | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HOMEBUYERS SEMINAR (2)

 Once again, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty will be holding their FREE HOMEBUYERS SEMINAR!  I had written a previous post regarding what this seminar offers.

I highly suggest attending if your interested in purchasing now or in the near future.  We will have an Attorney, a Home Inspector, an Environment Specialist and Mortgage Brokers to instantly pre-approve you and/or answer any questions that you may have.  Also, you will receive approximately $5,000 in coupons for your home buying process.  You will not be disappointed!

Get to know us a bit by visiting our office’s website.

FREE HOME BUYERS SEMINAR – SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Can’t make that date – no problem, we’re having another on June 14th!

Century 21 V.J.F. Realty – 973 Route 22 – Brewster, NY 10509 – Office Phone: 845-279-7700

  WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Thanks for GOOGLE IMAGERY

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Century 21 V.J.F. Realty – Our Admin Department

It is a pleasure to introduce our Administration Department – our right hand here at Century 21 V.J.F. Realty Inc. – Anne and Diane.

Our Broker, Vincent J. Ficarra, has been in Real Estate since 1973 and our office sits conveniently right off of 684 on Route 22 in Brewster, NY – which is also just minutes from the Connecticut border.  We are open for business 7 days a week, and the office is buzzing from the minute Anne and Diane arrive.  

Even in this market of change, their responsibilities and work load has not slowed down.  Together with our office manager, Linda Ficarra, they work side by side continuously building our web presence and internet exposure for both our buyers and sellers.  In an office of over 40 agents, the day never ends, it just pauses for a bit and continues the next morning – full speed ahead!  

I am extremely proud to be associated with such a professional and outstanding office who services Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and parts of Ulster Counties in New York as well as Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties in Connecticut. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE!!

May 16, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, NY, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Time Blogging for Diana’s Neighborhood in NY & CT

My very first BLOG post ever thanks to a good and patient friend Diane who has her own BLOG  here.                 

This is very exciting for me because I am very passionate about my FAMILY, HOME, PETS, NEIGHBORHOOD and my career as a REALTOR with Century 21 V.J.F. Realty  – specializing in 2 states and 5 counties:    

             NEW YORK – Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties  ~ and ~

             CONNECTICUT – Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties   

In my BLOG you will find information and events in the neighborhoods I service for both BUYERS and SELLERS – and from time to time posts on anything revolving in and outside a HOME.

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WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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