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Candlewood Lake

With Spring upon us and this wonderful warm weather, I can’t wait to head out to the lake… Candlewood Lake!

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Candlewood Lake ~ New Fairfield CT

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Putnam Lake – Patterson, NY – Ducks!

Another cell phone pic to share with you…

Driving back from an appointment, I passed Putnam Lake in Patterson, NY.  My first thought was about how beautiful the lake looked – blue and not frozen!  Then I noticed…

DUCKS!

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 At first, they began to come towards me – when I raised my cell phone to take a photo, they turned and started going the opposite way.  Then, all I said was, “Hey Baby” – and they quickly scurried across the water and started to fly away!  Gosh! 

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Next time, I’ll just take the picture and keep my big mouth shut!

For listings of homes on or near Put Lake

                                                 ~ Diana ~ Cell: 203-648-2619 ~ E-Mail:  Diana.Santos@Century21.com

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phone Pics, Fun Post, NY, Patterson, Putnam Lake | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mahopac, NY a Great Community

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                                                                Photo from Google Imagery

Mahopac, NY is a great community located in Putnam County and bordering Westchester County.  It is approximately 50 miles from New York City which is accessible via the train in Croton Falls or on the Taconic State Parkway – or – Interstate 684.

The Mahopac Central School District has multiple elementary schools that are recognized as National Schools of Excellence and the Middle and High School are both New York Schools of Excellence.

The just under 9,000 residents have much to do in Mahopac – The most popular attraction is Lake Mahopac for boating, fishing, swimming and more on it’s approximate body of 587 acres. 

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With it’s fresh, clean air – parks and trails to walk or jog – one of which is Sycamore Park with 32 acres on Lake Mahopac –  And best of all – Lake Mahopac along with a few smaller lakes. 

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My husband and I purchased our very first home in Mahopac – overlooking Lake Mahopac – many good memories there!  Now, as I show homes there, I can see all the changes that Mahopac has had over these past 22 years.  All the new shops and restaurants, new state of the art library with 33,000 square feet and Mahopac’s new firehouse.

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If your interested in viewing homes – single family or condo/townhomes – in Mahopac, I would be pleased to show you around!

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Home, Mahopac, NY, Putnam County, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Friends on the Road in Real Estate

     As many of you know, I am a Realtor in New York and Connecticut.  Within those 2 states, I cover 5 counties – Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties in NY and Fairfield and parts of Litchfield counties in CT.  That is ALOT of driving!

Along the way, I have seen many interesting places and have met some new friends – critter friends – some small and some … not so small!

  Adorable pup in Carmel, NY – at first, he came out of his home barking up a storm, then allowed me to step out of the car to view his property.

A very brave Chipmunk who allowed me to snap a few photos. 

   Stopped to say “Hello” to these fellows after a  very exciting viewing of the home of an Oscar winning actor in Patterson, NY!

I didn’t get out of the car for this photo!  

  Many, many ponds, lakes, streams and reservoirs through out all 5 counties full of fish, turtles, frogs, ducks, geese, swans, ….

 Two Doves who kept getting closer and closer to me.

If your thinking of purchasing a home and moving here, just think – when the kids ask for a pet, just take them for a ride – there is so much to see!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Carmel, Connecticut, Dutchess, Fairfield County, Litchfield County, NY, Patterson, Putnam County, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

RISING HEAT CONTINUES IN CT & NY

The HEAT continues to rise in Connecticut and New York.  Once again, many schools through out have early dismissal. 

In New Fairfield, CT, we received an “Alert Now” message saying that the Senior Rec Center would be open all day for anyone needing shelter from this severe heat and humidity – and that CANDLEWOOD LAKE would be open – a GREAT place to cool off!

                                                                     

CANDLEWOOD LAKE is a man made lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  In 1928, Connecticut Light & Power began the process of making Connecticut’s largest lake with water from the HOUSATONIC RIVER.

In the 1940’s, summer cottages were being built around the 4 towns and city that surround the lake –  BETHEL,   BROOKFIELD,   NEW FAIRFIELD,   NEW MILFORD   AND   SHERMAN – along with the  CITY OF DANBURY. 

Now, most of the homes on and near the lake, are used all year round.  They also have Lake Associations with clubhouses, beaches and private docks.

Candlewood Lake has been a favorite for residents and visitors to boat, fish, water-ski and jet-ski – or to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

                                                                                                                           

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Thanks for GOOGLE IMAGERY

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Bethel, Brookfield, Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PUTNAM LAKE – Patterson, NY

Putnam Lake, is located in the Eastern part of the Town of Patterson, NY and neighbors New Fairfield, CT.  It has always been a pleasure of mine to view – any body of water.  Sometimes I have the opportunity of a few choices of routes to and from a place – if one of those routes has a lake to pass – that is the direction I will go!  This photo was taken yesterday after dropping off my youngest son at his friends home in New Fairfield, CT – but must pass Putnam Lake in NY to get there – yeah!

Putnam Lake is approximately 0.4 square miles and is an interest for fishing, row boating and canoeing.  No motor boats are allowed, which keeps the lake quiet and serene.  It has it’s own “island“, Plum Island, which has a home and cottage on the property of approximately 1 acre.  The residents row a boat back and forth to get on and off the island.  When this home came on the market,  during Realtor Open House Day, I was taken – by row boat – to view the home – very exciting!

 

May 5, 2008 Posted by | NY, Patterson, Putnam Lake, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Realtor Open House Day this past Wednesday.  An associate of mine, Carolyn, and I attended a Marketing & Technology Seminar  in White Plains, NY.  The seminar was given by Realtor.com and was educational.  Unfortunately, it took us over 30 minutes to exit the parking garage!

We made our way back into Brewster, NY – making it to only 1 Open House in Brewster – but well worth it.  The home is was listed for $349,000.  It’s backyard leads up to Tonetta Lake and the 2 car garage has been converted into a home office – perfect for home based entrepreneurs.  Currently, the homeowner houses her clothing business for plus size designs, Love Your Peaches. 

Looking to save lots on gas by just taking a few steps from your home to your office – AND – when it’s time for your lunch break, looking at this view can be inspiring.

Interested in viewing this home?  Feel free to contact me for more information or to set up an appointment to tour this home, Tonetta Lake and the Village of Brewster – just minutes from Interstate 684.

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

April 29, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Uncategorized, White Plains | , , , , | Leave a comment