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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.

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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

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

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 127

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 127:

Oh boy – the day after Thanksgiving – I am stuffed… and everyone is coming back since I made 2 turkey’s and we only ate one!

So, a little cleaning and a little more cooking – to have a few fresh dishes – and a quick stop over in Patterson, NY to a clients home.  D invited me over for a drink and to view the lovely things she’s done to the home in just a few months time.  Unfortunately, because my guests were arriving, I had to leave early – but first I enjoyed her homemade chicken soup (I had that instead of a drink!)

Our guests arrived and we enjoyed another wonderful evening… Remi too!

November 30, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 124

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 124:

The countdown to Thanksgiving continues – as does work.

Today I had to meet with an appraiser to give him access to the home my client is looking to purchase in Patterson, NY.

                                      Views of Putnam Lake in Patterson, NY

November 28, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 100

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 100:

Wow! I can’t believe I made it to Day 100!  Writing about my (Yawn!) Life as a Realtor has been fun.  Showing how multi-tasking my Life and Real Estate and how much I enjoy making this work and how I look forward to our market rebounding!! 

Phone Pics 117                                                                Patterson, NY Town Hall

Well, today, Thursday, was a good day.  One of my clients, who is purchasing his first home in Patterson, NY, met with his mortgage broker and contracts are awaiting his signature.  Another couple/clients of mine are in the process of negotiating on a beautiful home in Brewster, NY. And, a lovely couple, also purchasing their first home in Southbury, CT, are anxiously waiting for a commitment from their bank.  I have my fingers crossed!  Also, my clients/sellers and I are going out on Saturday to view a few homes in anticipation that they receive an offer soon – therefore allowing them to purchase soon!  Other clients are staying in touch via e-mail – inquiring on listings and waiting to hear if the tax credit will be extended.  Well, it looks like it will!  And not only for First-Time Home Buyers – more info will be announced and I can’t wait!

SSPX0327                                                 Views from Starr Ridge Road ~ Brewster, NY

October 30, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 90

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 90:

It’s Monday… and I have an inspection for my client who is interested in purchasing his very first home in Patterson, NY.  A lovely cape that has a ton of potential.

Phone Pics 114                                                             Putnam Lake – Patterson, NY

October 25, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 89

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 89:

Sunday – rained – all day long!

Started my morning in Ridgefield, CT to show 2 homes

SSPX0894                                         A rainy Ridgefield Sunday morning

SSPX0896                                                 Driving down Historic Main Street

SSPX0903                                          Lovely pond  views from one of the homes

Then we made our way into New York to view 6 more homes in Brewster…   Patterson…   Carmel…   and Mahopac.   And it rained the entire day!

October 23, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 88

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 88:

Saturday – a very busy Saturday!  Met with a client and his family, in Patterson, NY to view a home that he is interested in purchasing.  Then flew home to get my things together for a Public Open House on my listing in Brookfield, CT  ~  CLICK here to view listing sheet.

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Afterwards, picked up my Open House signs and flew to the office to pick up listing sheets and to update my electronic key for appointments tomorrow.

Then, met with a very sweet couple to view a home in Brewster, NY.

After my appointment – made a few phone calls while making my way to A & P  – picked up a few things for a wine & cheese night with my sister Lisa and brother-in-law Richie.  We decided to watch the Yankee game instead of a movie.  The Yankees won after 13 innings – a very exciting game!  Although, the pouring rain and frigid temperatures made me uncomfortable for the fans in the stands.  One other person that was at the game – working as security – was my client from this morning.  He was stationed behind 3rd base – Lucky him, except for the freezing part!

October 22, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 85

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 85:

Wednesday – Realtor Open House Day! Lot’s to do before heading into the office, including working on a new offer.

Today’s Open Houses were great – Carolyn, Eva, Faith and I set out to view our first home in Carmel, NY32 Brookview Drive, Carmel, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  An absolutely lovely home, with a very talented owner – I felt as though I was walking through an art gallery, viewing beautiful paintings.  What a pleasure to be able to preview it for potential clients!

We moved on to house #2 – in the town of Kent, NY – 4 Mamanasco Road in Kent, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  This home is an estate – a great buy with lots of potential.  House #3 was in Patterson, NY48 Morningside Dr, Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet.  Another lovely home just waiting for a new homeowner!  And last, but not least, house #4 in Brewster, NY9 Tea House Lane – Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet – This gated home has stunning architectural details throughout!

HPIM1858                                                                     Views in Brewster, NY

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, Patterson, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 84

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 84:

It’s Tuesday – kiddies are all back to school after a long weekend.  I have lots to do before my noon’ish appointment with my client.  At the top of my list – price reduction on one of my listings – 150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT – Reduced to $398,000 ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet

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I met my client at the office – Century 21 VJF Realty,  and viewed 5 homes in the Carmel/KentBrewster/Patterson area.  One of the homes was a second showing – it has loads of potential!

Picture 357                                                         Lake Carmel – a picture I took last Fall

Did some work – errands – and home to make dinner and tend to the kids – pets and house – and,  very, very grateful that Jonathan’s soccer practice was canceled!  That’s one less thing on my “To Do” list.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Carmel, Connecticut, Kent, Lake Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 78

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 78:

Today is Realtor Open House Day.  Carolyn was so kind to set up all the homes we were going to view – along with a Pre-Revolutionary 1732 Homestead that was not on the Open House list, but we were very anxious to pre-view for potential clients.  But first, before our fun afternoon, I went to the New Fairfield Post Office, then the New Fairfield Hardware store – Joe needed some caulking for repairs he’s doing to our front doors.

SSPX0827                                            Carolyn driving near Quaker Road in NY bordering CT

Then, Carolyn – who graciously drove, Eva and I were off!  Our 1st home was in Brewster ~ 85 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet ~ the listing agent had a delicious Apple Cake…

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House # 2 was on the same block ~ 129 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – House # 3 was located in Patterson   ~ 25 Phillard Ct ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0822                                            Beautiful chandelier in one of the homes we viewed

House #4 in Pawling ~ 43 Meeting House Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheetA gorgeous log cabin listed for $1,299,900 – not your typical log cabin!

SSPX0829                          Original Quaker Meeting House – on Meeting House Road in Pawling, NY

House #5 ~ 42 Grandview Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet  – moving on to House #6 ~ 14 Summit Ave ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet

SSPX0858                                               Circa 1732 – Rich in History with a secret room!

House #7  – Our absolute favorite!  148 Hurds Corners Road in Pawling, NY – a circa 1732 – Pre-Revolutionary Homestead – the Keeping Room which was once a tavern.

SSPX0859                                                          2 story Barn with Chicken coop

SSPX0832                                                         3 acres with a pond and stream

SSPX0848                                                                     Wide Plank Floors

and the best part – up in the attic, hidden under floor boards was the secret room…

SSPX0846                                               Secret room was said to be used to hide soldiers

Other features of this historic home, 3 staircases, 3 fireplaces and 2 wood burning stoves, beehive oven with cooking crane, beamed ceilings – perfect for the antique lover!

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Historical Homes, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 71

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 71:

Yahoo – Realtor Open House Day!  Went to the office – picked up 2 associates in my office ~ Century 21 VJF Realty  – Carolyn and Eva.

But first – before the start of viewing homes – I had to FedEx checks to another Real Estate office for a client.

Then… we were off!   Our first home was located in Hopewell Junction – an oversized Raised Ranch with a mother daughter set up – 14 Taconic Drive – Hopewell Junction, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  The listing agent – Susan – is a very good friend of mine and I wish her much luck with her new listing!  Offered at $535,000.

SSPX0781                                                               View from the front door…

It was great seeing Susan again, then off to house #2 –263 Old Quaker Hill Road ~ Pawling, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet.  This home was awesome!  A gracious 1880 Quaker HillPawling, NY residence, once owned by a sister of renowned broadcaster and Quaker Hill resident Lowell Thomas.   Offered at $2,500.00

SSPX0786   Views from rear terrace of apple & peach orchard, gardens and access to a spectacular 90′ waterfall

After viewing this wonderful home from the basement to the attic – and having a tasty lunch – Eva, Carolyn and I were off down Quaker Hill which is on the edge of the Connecticut and New York border and is recognized for its History and beautiful views including horse farms

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 With full tummy’s – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view another home42 Jordan Drive – Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet – the listing agent is another Realtorfriend – Jeannine.  This cozy home is cute as a button and has had many updates making it a move-in ready home. Offered at $189,000.

SSPX0789                                                  An interesting lawn ornament!

Last, but not least ~ another fantastic home in Brewster, NY – 34 Indian Wells Road – Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing SheetThis home had wonderful details and each room was decorated beautifully.

Then I was off, solo, to Southbury, CT – to meet with an appraisor for clients purchasing their first home.  I arrived about an hour early – so, what do you think I did in the meantime…

HPIM2680                                                                        Shaws in Southbury, CT

Yup, I went food shopping… again!   It seems that everyday I need something – today it was water bottles and something for dinner.  I ended up filling my cart – nothing new since I always take full advantage of items that are on sale.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, Historical Homes, Hopewell Junction, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Pawling, Southbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 69

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 69:

Appointment today with my client – a NYC Police Officer.  3 homes in Patterson, NY – all in the Putnam Lake area – and 7 homes in the Kent, NY area near Lake Carmel.

SSPX0766                                         View from the front door of one of the homes viewed…

SSPX0750                                                                            Lake Carmel

Phone Pics 111                                                                            Putnam Lake

 

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Carmel, Lake Carmel, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Putnam Lake, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 62

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 62: 

It was an exciting day for David – his official First Day of Work for Best Buy in Danbury!  I am so proud of him…

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OK, enough gushing – I was off to meet my new client.  We started at 10’ish in the am – and ended at about 2’ish in the afternoon.  We viewed 6 homes through out Patterson, NY – and – Carmel, NY.

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Then back home – many phone calls and e-mails to catch up on and soccer practice for Jon – and the 1st night of Dancing with the Stars!

September 25, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 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

Home for Sale in Patterson – NY

This past Saturday,  I viewed a lovely 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on quiet street in Putnam Lake – Patterson, NY.  This light & bright home has a large deck overlooking a level yard with an above ground pool.  The open floor plan is great for entertaining and a walkout Lower Level has a family room and full bath – which makes it possible for a  Mother/Daughter home or a great summer house!

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To view listing <CLICK>  http://wpmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Westchester&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=y7pbMEzBOk8dTh%2FfGeagBg4p%2BdNMezlB%2FyWM0gz7xJI%3D&KeyRid=1&Include_Search_Criteria=

This home is convenient to Route 22 and I-684. 

 Call for an appointment – Diana – cell: 203-648-2619

June 1, 2009 Posted by | Home, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trulia Question – In Patterson, NY

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Just answered a Trulia Question “is there an open house coming up soon?”

http://www.trulia.com/voices/Property_QandA/is_there_an_open_house_coming_up_soon_-129727-p_1-recent?answerId=428232#question_title

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May 28, 2009 Posted by | NY, Patterson, Trulia.com, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Patterson Town Hall – Patterson, NY

On Tuesday, I made my way into Patterson, NY to the Patterson Town Hall.  I needed to get a copy of a survey for a client of mine.  Everyone in the town hall was very pleasant and quick to help.

Here are 2 cell phone pics:

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April 6, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phone Pics, NY, Patterson, Putnam County, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Realtor Open House Day in Patterson, NY

Yesterday was Realtor Open House Day in Putnam County.  Here is one of the homes I viewed in Patterson, NY – It’s been renovated inside and out – ready to just move right in!

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For more information and interior photos – or to view this home – call or text Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619 or send me an e-mail – Diana.Santos@Century21.com 

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April 2, 2009 Posted by | Home, NY, Patterson, Putnam County, Putnam Lake, Realtor, Realtor Open House, 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

Thunder Ridge Skiing & Snowboarding Area

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Thunder Ridge Skiing and Snowboarding AreaCLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE – is conveniently located on Route 22 in Patterson, NY on over 100 acres and approximately 75 minutes from NYC – or ride Metro North and pick up their FREE shuttle bus.

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Thunder Ridgeis a family mountain with 30 trails, 3 chairlifts, a t-bar, a handtow and a magic carpet.  There are slow and gentle slopes for skiers and snowboarders on all levels.

For more info call Thunder Ridge – 845-878-4100.

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Patterson, Putnam County, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY

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This past Saturday, I attended my cousin’s wedding – Yikes!  As the days approached, I began to worry about how to do my hair? – did I pick out the right dress? – are my shoes going to kill me by the end of the night?!

Living in New Fairfield, CT makes shopping a breeze!  I found my dress at the Danbury Fair Mall in Macy’s.  There also is Lord and Taylors, JC Penney, Sears and 2 levels of shops galore – and now with the completion of the malls renovation, there’s a place to relax in between shopping.

My shoes, purse and accessories were purchased in different stores through out Newtown Road and Federal Road in Danbury which has every shop for everyone.  To name a few – there’s Marshall’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, HomeGoods, Staples, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Stew Leonards, Pet Co, Bob’s Furniture, Home Depot, Lowes and much, much more – all with Connecticut’s low sales tax!!

Although, for our hair – my mother, sister and I – chose to go to Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY – just 5 minutes from home.  Debbie and her assistant dolled us up without feeling rushed and we enjoyed good conversation and some quality time between mom and daughters.

  For appointments call:  845-279-4500

May 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Homegoods, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (4)

Realtor Open House Day – yeah!  I viewed a home in Patterson, NY – with a spectacular garden.  The homeowner has transformed what was a house surrounded by trees to a home with a secret garden!

This immaculately kept, contemporary home is just minutes from the train station, 684 and 84.  Every room has views of the outside and the sound of the waterfall is mesmerising!  It  is a perfect home for entertaining!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

May 15, 2008 Posted by | NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE AS A REALTOR – Realtor Open House Day (2)

On Wednesday, it was Realtor Open House Day again here in Putnam County!  An associate of mine, Carolyn Wachter and I, set out for our visits to our offices new listings as well as others.

It was a beautiful day, and the first home on our agenda was in Kent, NY – moving on to a new 55 and Better community, currently in construction in Carmel, NY and then – without even knowing – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view an older home – which is always at the top of our must see list.

The Federal Style House, built in 1795, is owned by an Academy Award Winning Actor.  The wide-plank floor boards, the numerous fireplaces, the architect throughout the home was mesmerizing.  I always find myself wondering what it must have been like living here over 100 years ago – no electric, running water, telephone – no television!

In the Patterson Historical Society Book, where this home is featured, Carolyn read that a previous owner would bring her cow into her room at night to sleep.  I couldn’t help but think, “If These Walls Could Talk”. 

The listing agent took us on a tour of the home from top to bottom and into the barn-turned-guest-house overlooking the 41 plus acres estate – BEAUTIFUL!

Oh, and I was also able to view “The Oscar” sitting in the corner of a room – the cherry on top of a perfect day – my day… in the Life as a Realtor.

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 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Carmel, Kent, Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Realtor Open House | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment