Diana's Neighborhood

Real Estate in New York & Connecticut – Won't you be my neighbor?

House Hunting in Westchester County

I have been assisting First Time Home Buyers who are looking in different towns in Westchester County, a perfect middle in-between New York City and the country in upstate New York

Last week we viewed a townhouse in Rye, NY – a home in Scarsdale, NY – and then moved onto another home and townhouse in Pelham, NY.  All of these towns and streets we passed to get to our designation, brought back early memories of when I lived in Westchester – growing up in Mount Vernon, NY and then moving to Harrison, NY. 

I am very fortunate to have these wonderful memories and I am always anxious to assist buyers in their search to begin their memories.  Also, it’s always a pleasure working with 1st time home buyers who are currently renting and now have the opportunity to stop handing over a check to their landlord and saying good-bye to their money – FOREVER!

When owning your own home, over time you may build equity into the home and it can be the single biggest tax break available.  And don’t forget – YOU control the heat, YOU get to remodel and decorate it with YOUR style inside and out! 

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WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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May 9, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Home, NY, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coyotes and Foxes and Deer…and Bears – Oh My!

I Spy a ..... DEER!There are many “critters” living and roaming in my backyard here in New Fairfield, Connecticut – my very own Animal Kingdom.  Having moved from Mount Vernon then to Harrison – both in Westchester County, New York – I was accustomed to seeing squirrels, raccoons, and once an opossum.  Then, almost 4 years ago, my family and I made our way into Connecticut.  

New Fairfield was ideal since it neighbors Brewster – which is just over and into the New York border -making my husbands commute, via 684 to New York City, quicker and easier. We were also able to take advange of lower property and sales taxes as well as the lower automobile and homeowner insurance.  

We moved in August of 2004 with 5 kids, our pup Jolu, kitty Moe and a tank full of Goldfish.  And, every year we seem to add a new – what we now call “pets“, to our home!

We first started with families of deer, sometimes seeing 7 at a time – my lucky number.  Can you Spy the deer in the photo?  Then towards the end of our first year, we spotted our first fox – adorable!  I nick named him Foxy Pooh – very original.  My neighbor had a Mother Fox and her 2 cubs living in his backyard – too cute!

Our second year in New Fairfield we were introduced to Black Bears– although, only hearing of them – never seeing them – yet!  They went from being spotted in the Pootatuck State Forest – miles away – to just a few blocks away!

Into our third year, one warm summer night, we officially heard the coyote, howling in my driveway at the moonlight – or could he have been howling at the light from my bedroom window?

 Now we will soon be getting into our 4th year and I’m awfully curious what new “pet” we’ll be adding.  Maybe a Moose

Living in New Fairfield, makes coming home feel like we’re going to my Mom’s country house – except it’s our house and we get to come home everyday to a town filled with nature and animal life.

 Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

April 24, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Fun Post, New Fairfield | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment