Diana's Neighborhood

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

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

Decorating Your Christmas Tree

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It’s that time again – to go up in the attic, down to the basement, garage or wherever it is that you stored your Holiday Decorations – Yup!  A whole year has past since you last took them out.

In New York City, it was the 76th Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center

rockefeller-tree-phillie-casablanca Phillie Casablanca – Flickr.com

The show kicked of with a performance by Britney Spears, followed by many great and popular artist – both young and old, attracting all audiences.  There was Tony Bennett, The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Harry Connick Jr., Miley Cyrus and more.

christmas-lights-mandj98 mandj98 – Flickr.com

The 72-foot Norway spruce tree was decorated with 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on 5 miles of wire topped with a massive Swarovski crystal star.

Now, we don’t have to worry about decorating a tree of this size, but it can still be challenging – for some helpful video tips from HGTV – Click here  – and for 31 Ways to Trim Your Christmas Treeclick here for Country Living.

christmas-tree-z170727-liz-kbZ170727  liz kb – Flickr.com

For Buyers looking during this time, seeing  a house tastefully decorated, makes it feel like a HOME to them.  For sellers, selling during the Holidays, decorating the home will enhance it’s beauty.

For Holiday Safety Tips – ABC News – Good Morning America<CLICK> Here for Video

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Christmas, Fun Post, Home, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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?

Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt

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