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64 Cunningham Lane Pawling NY

Beautiful Colonial For Sale in Pawling NY

                                                64 Cunningham Lane ~ Pawling NY

                                    Click Here to View Listing Sheet with Additional Photos!

October 11, 2011 Posted by | Home, Pawling, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Home For Sale ~ Mahopac NY

Home For Sale ~ Mahopac NY

Click to view home tour:   http://tour.circlepix.com/tour.htm?id=800720

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February 21, 2011 Posted by | Home, Mahopac, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Autumn in Pawling NY

Autumn in Pawling NY…

Here are some Fall photos taken during Realtor Open House Day last week in Pawling NY

October 24, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, NY, Pawling, 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

Chaves a Portuguese ~ Mamaroneck NY

Chaves a Portugues in Mamaroneck NY reminds me a bit of Portugal.  I had the pleasure of going there for the first time a few weeks ago after showing a home in Larchmont.  The custard tarts ~ pasteis de nata ~ were awesome and their homemade sausage ~ chourico ~ was wonderful!

Today, my oldest daughter, Melissa, arrives from Portugal after 2-1/2 weeks of traveling from the southern tip ~ Algarve ~ to the northern tip to visit with her grandma (my mom) ~ Chaves ~ and vacationed most of her stay in ~ Coimbra ~ with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins who are also all visiting from the states ~ including her daddy – my honey 😉  who will be there for a total of 3 weeks.

August 24, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Route 22 Video

 Route 22 Video –

A good friend of mine – and fellow Realtor – shared this video of traveling on Route 22!

July 24, 2010 Posted by | NY, Uncategorized, You Tube | , , , | 2 Comments

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…

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                    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…

                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Realtor Open House Day

Realtor Open House Day for my new listing :

                                           3202 Village Drive ~ Brewster NY

                                         ~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet  ~~~~~~~

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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 260

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 260:

Wednesday – Appointments in Carmel NY

                                                            Lake Gleneida – Carmel NY

Then off to do some errands and get ready for my 2nd appointment for the day in Thornwood NY.  I arrived home at 9:55pm – just in the nick of time to see the American Idol results! 

                                                     Night Sky in Thornwood NY

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 257

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 257:

Easter Sunday!  We went down to my husband’s brother house in Mt.Vernon NY

I spent the entire drive down texting and e-mailing clients – wishing them a Happy Easter!

We ate, and ate, and ate!

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Life as a Realtor, Mt. Vernon, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 256

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 256:

Saturday….  my first appointment was over in Heritage Hills in Somers NY

 

My 2nd appointment was showing a few homes in Katonah and North Salem NY.

Our 1st home had a striking red door and interesting door knocker…

My final, evening appointment was back with my client from yesterday to the new Rivington complex in Danbury CT

 

My client brought her husband along and they were so sweet together. 

Then, it was back to mommy mode – food shopping and dinner was on my mind.  So, I stopped at Shaw’s at 7:30 at night to find almost nothing!  I had lot’s to pick from at home, but was hoping to pick something up that was quick to make.  Unfortunately, Shaw’s is closing 😦  and Stop & Shop in coming to New Fairfield!   In the end, I made a very difficult decision and bought Chinese Food for dinner… he – he!

 

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Somers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 252

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 252:

Appointment day today in Brewster, NY – my client did like one listing very much and submitted an offer.  So, today was a good day! Actually, a great day… except for the rain!

April 9, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 238

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 238:

Lot’s of work to do again today  and I’m happy to report that the rain and clouds are gone and it is an absolute gorgeous day!!  Spring isn’t until Saturday, although it has arrived today – Yeah! 

Here is a pic of a beautiful – and thawed – Ball Pond

As I made my way to the office, I realized quickly that I was over dressed.  This happens every Spring –  I’m afraid of being cold, so I still wear turtle necks and coats and sweat my buns off!

After going to the office, I stopped at A&P in Brewster – yes, FOOD SHOPPING AGAIN!

When I arrived home, my mom and David had made a wonderful dinner – our very 1st barbecue of the season – and – we even ate outside…

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 237

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 237:

It’s Monday – a day to catch up on work since I was out all weekend showing homes – how wonderful!

Even though I made a quick trip to the A&P in Brewster yesterday in-between appointments, I had to go grocery shopping again today – gosh, if I only had the past 10 years of what I’ve spent on food – I’d be rich! 

So, a quick trip to Shaws – and to buy pellets – gas up David’s car – back home and back to work until it was time to deliver Amanda’s dinner at school while she continues with theatre practice for the big show this coming weekend at New Fairfield High School!

March 18, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 236

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 236:

It’s Sunday… a very busy day!

My first appointment was in my hometown – New Fairfield CT.  We viewed a total of 6 homes…

                                 ~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheets of all 6 Homes  ~~~~~

                                                     A pic of the views from our first home

My 2nd appointment was with new clients looking in the Somers  –  North Salem  –  Katonah NY area.  We viewed 4 homes and I’m looking forward to working with them!  Here is what we viewed…

                                 ~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet of all 4 Homes  ~~~~~

Snapped a photo at our last house of these feathery friends sharing some seeds and enjoying these awesome views from the homes breakfast area. 

My last appointment was for a CMA – Comparative Marketing Analysis – in Somers NY at Heritage Hills – also new clients and I love this beautiful and very large complex!

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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…

                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheets  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 207

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 207:

Work – Work – Work –

Then out to an early Valentine’s dinner in Yonkers, NY…

                                                                   Good Portuguese Wine!

                                                                   Good Portuguese Food!                                                                      and good company!

Oh – Yeah… then I came back home and back to work ’til about 1:30am!

February 15, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Dinner in Yonkers, NY

Out to a Valentine’s dinner in Yonkers, NY at a Portuguese restaurant. 

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Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

February 15, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, NY, Uncategorized, Yonkers | , , , , | Leave a comment

a picture for you

Driving in Patterson, NY to show 5 homes today 😉 

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Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

February 15, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Ice Skating on Ball Pond

A previous pic of kids ice skating on Ball Pond in New Fairfield, CT. 

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Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

February 13, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, Connecticut, My Photo Blog, New Fairfield, 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…

                                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 199

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 199:

Yeah! Friday!!  Although, my favorite day started out with having to drop off Amanda at school at 6am – way too early and dark for me!

By 7:45, Melissa and I headed into the Bronx so she could have her 4 wisdom teeth extracted – poor Melissa!  I must say, the dentist and her staff took very good care of her and it only took us an hour and 5 minutes to get from New Fairfield, CT to the Bronx – and I was driving!

A quick stop at Rite Aid in Brewster to pick up her meds – antibiotics and pain killers.  Then home to get her settled and to work a bit before heading back out.  Jonathan had 10 friends sleep over so a trip to Shaws for snacks – or I should say, junk food!

February 10, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 190

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 190:

Wednesday!  Stopped by the office, then a trip to the bank and A&P in Brewster, NY.  I couldn’t believe how many seagulls there was in the parking lot…

 Then Ma and I grabbed some lunch and it was back home to get some work done before my meeting with Network for Free.  This evening, we had a Speed Networking event in Danbury, CT.  We grouped into two’s – had a few minutes to exchange business cards and discuss what we did.  I met a fellow Realtor, some Tech and Marketing people, an Antique Restorations person and many more!  During this time, we were taken aside and given a few minutes to shoot a video with Mike Evans  – Digital Video Productionsand discuss what we do and offer to the public. I can’t wait to see mine to see if what I asked for was done – take 10 pounds and 10 years off my appearance – LOL!

               Leader of our group – Scott Blanchard – Loan Officer – Mortgage Force Newtown, CT 

The event was held at PES – Plaza Executive Suites and what a wonderful evening it was!

January 31, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Network for Free, 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 185

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 185:

Yahoo!  It’s Friday!!

Started the day with a morning appointment in Danbury CT – a townhouse in the Lakewood complex – a great unit with lots of room right on the Danbury/New Fairfield border.  There are no interior photos of this unit, so I will so my best to give you a tourpicture a walk-up unit – eliminating anyone above you possibly making noise – walk into a spacious Living Room with Fireplace, Balcony and Vaulted Ceilings – Lead into the Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, pantry and Dinning Room with views of the woods – also, one of the 3 bedrooms in on this level – which has been converted into a study with shelving on all four walls – lastly, 1/2 a bath.  Moving on up to the 2nd floor to 2 Bedrooms and a Full Bath.  This unit also includes a garage!

                                                 ~~~~ CLICK Here to View Listing ~~~~

From the Lakewood complex, my client and I headed to view 4 more townhouses in the Shepherd Hill complex – which is a hop and a skip from I-84.  I always enjoy viewing identical models – but all so different with each owners choices in flooring, paint, furniture,…

Afterwards, I had a quick lunch at home and went to the office until my afternoon appointment – a home in Patterson, NY.   After my client left, I went to pre-view a neighborhood in Quail Ridge – also in Patterson

On my way home, I added more listing sheets to the brochure box outside, in front of one of my listings

                                              ~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet ~~~~

Before dinner, I decided to try something out.  I had read that to take a great exterior photo of a home, wait 1/2 an hour after sunset,  turn on all the lights of the windows that will be photographed – and snap a picture

Well, I’m going to try this again.  This time I have to turn on the lights in 4 other areas of the house.

After dinner, it was Bunco in New Fairfield!

January 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 182

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 182:

CLOSING DAY!  My clients have a big day today – they are closing on their first home in Brewster, NY

But first, I have a lovely Doctors appointment that I must attend also in Brewster.

Here is my view of the ceiling while I was waiting for the Doc to come in…

Then – my fear and worry of being at the doctors office changed to full excitment for my wonderful – and I really mean wonderful – clients.  Here I am at the closing in Mr. Hogan’s office in Brewster…

January 21, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 178

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 178:

Looks as though the market is beginning to pick up now after the holidays.  I have a few scheduled appointments with my listings and have noticed more activity in viewings on Listing Book in New York and especially with my listings in Connecticut.  This makes me smile – along with today being Friday!!

Did a few errands – then worked from home.  My poor laptop never gets a break.  While at home, I took a few pics of our pets playing around at home

Moe hiding at the top of the stairs leading to Melissa’s room. As I walked by, he tried swiping at my head.  For some reason Remi is afraid to climb up…

So he hangs out and waits for Moe to come down so he can chase him around the entire house…

Tisha preferred to hang out with me while I made my bed.  She wants nothing to do with Remi and Moe’s cat and dog game.

January 17, 2010 Posted by | Listing Book, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 177

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 177:

Today I was able to get some work accomplished before heading out.  Our first stop was A&P in Brewster, NY

                                                           My mom pushing the cart

Then a quick stop at Brewster Liquors for some Portuguese wine

                                    Terra dos Lobo – Red Wine (Translation – Land of the Wolves)

We enjoyed some Chinese Food for lunch – then went to one of our favorite stores – HomeGoods – and a quick stop at Walmart in Danbury, CT.

                                                                                                HomeGoods

A nice day, spent with my mom – then it was back home and back to work.

January 17, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment