This Month in Real Estate January 2015

What’s happening in Real Estate January 2015, report by Keller Williams Realty International.

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E Patrice Hayes, The Designer Realtor®
CRS®-Certified Residential Specialist
SRS®-Seller Representative Specialist
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA 
Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing
 
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Scarsdale Residents: Remember to Recycle Electronics

Scarsdale Residents: Remember to Recycle Electronics

Enjoy that new cell phone, TV or tablet but don’t forget to dispose of the old one properly.

Scarsdale Residents: Remember to Recycle Electronic

Did you get that new laptop, game or gadget you wanted?

The arrival of new electronics in your life is usually accompanied by the familiar “What do I do with the old version?” dilemma.

Give the environment a present this holiday season and dispose of it properly. Don’t know how? Well, as of Jan. 1 the rules change.

Here are the details from the DEC:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers that as of January 1, 2015, the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits certain types of electronic waste from being placed in the trash, or at the curbside for trash pickup.

Citing the potential for environmental harm from improperly disposing electronics, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens urges New Yorkers to properly recycle their unwanted computers, televisions and other electronics through the many free or low-cost options currently available.

“Incinerating electronic waste or disposing of it in a landfill can potentially put hazardous materials into the air and soil,” Martens said. “New York State law requires manufacturers to provide recycling of electronic waste for consumers. Recycling electronics is one of the greatest gifts New Yorkers can give to the environment.”

Consumers can learn how to easily recycle electronic waste, as well as which electronic equipment can be recycled for free in New York State at the DEC website, http://bit.ly/NYewaste.

On DEC’s electronics recycling web page, consumers will find the manufacturer’s brand of equipment they wish to recycle, as well as a link to the manufacturer’s recycling program webpage and a toll-free number for information about electronicsrecycling. DEC’s website also provides guidance for businesses, agencies and organizations on how to recycle electronics, regardless of the manufacturer.

Electronic equipment manufacturers who sell in New York State are required to accept for recycling or reuse their brand of equipment, as well as one piece of the same type of electronic waste of any manufacturer’s brand.

“When you buy a new television, both the manufacturer of your new television and the manufacturer of your old television are required to accept your old television for recycling,” Martens said. “It’s the best way to enjoy a new computer or television, easilyrecycle the old one, and know you are doing your part to protect the environment.”

Consumers eligible for free and convenient recycling include: households, for-profit businesses, corporations with fewer than 50 full-time employees, not-for-profit corporations with fewer than 75 full-time employees, not-for-profit corporations under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, schools and governmental entities located in New York State. For-profit businesses with 50 or more full-time employees and not-for-profit corporations with 75 or more fulltime employees, may be charged a recyclingfee, as well as any consumer who opts for a premium service.

Find recycling options and locations on DEC’s website at http://bit.ly/NYewaste.

Full article from Scarsdale Patch

E Patrice Hayes, CRS, Realtor®

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA

Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

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This Month in Real Estate December 2014

What’s happening in Real Estate December 2014, report by Keller Williams Realty.

For more real estate news related to your specific location please contact me today.

E Patrice Hayes, The Designer Realtor®
CRS®-Certified Residential Specialist
SRS®-Seller Representative Specialist
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA 
Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing
 
Search luxury properties at www.epatricehayes.com
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Keller Williams Realty Group
760 White Plains Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914.902.3220

  

The Top 11 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays

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The Top 11 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low!

10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year for a time convenient for you!

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the holidays!

8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market!

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week!

5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!

3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!

And the number One reason why you should list your home during the Holidays…..

1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

Now after reading “The Top 11 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays” what are you waiting for???  Don’t miss out by waiting until the spring, list your home and sell now!

Contact me today…and yes, I’m working all through the holiday season!!!

914.902.3220

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E Patrice Hayes, The Designer Realtor®

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA

ILHM-Luxury Property Specialist
CRS®-Certified Residential Specialist
SRS®-Seller Representative Specialist
Residential Designer, Bach. Of Architecture, Pratt Alumni
 
Keller Williams Realty Group
760 White Plains Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Scarsdale Rail Riders–Metro-North Plans Schedule Changes Starting Sunday

Scarsdale Rail Riders--Metro-North Plans Schedule Changes Starting Sunday

Scarsdale Rail Riders–Metro-North Plans Schedule Changes Starting Sunday

Written by Barbara Heins on Scarsdale Patch

It’s time to plan ahead if you’re a Metro-North Railroad rider — regardless of the line you use, there are plenty of changes.

The railroad is implementing new timetables, effective Sunday, Nov. 9 — changes the railroad said has “schedule adjustments that improve reliability and, on the New Haven Line, increase the frequency of service.”

Also, PM Reverse Peak trains arriving in Grand Central between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. have an additional one to two minutes of running time between Harlem-125th Street and the Terminal.

Overall changes range from one to five minutes, so be sure to check the timetable for possible changes to your commute.

Major service changes to look for by line include:

On the Hudson Line in the AM Peak, Ossining has been added as a stop to the 6:38 a.m. train from Croton-Harmon, and will be the first stop on the 7:12 a.m. train from Ossining. This is to allow for improved connections with the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry. If you don’t take the ferry, these changes will have almost no impact on your commute.

Late-night weekdays, the 9:54 p.m. through train to Grand Central is now a shuttle to Croton-Harmon, with a connecting express train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central, arriving in Grand Central at 11:48 p.m., six minutes later than before.

On the Harlem Line, to reduce congestion on the Upper Harlem Line in the PM Peak, the 5:27 p.m. train from Grand Central will now stop at Southeast, and the 5:29 p.m. train will no longer stop there. If you travel on the 5:29 p.m. to Southeast Station, consult the Nov. 9 timetables for alternate travel options.

On the New Haven Line in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), we are adding weekday off-peak and weekend half-hourly service between New Haven and Grand Central.

On weekdays new trains depart:

New Haven at 11:25 AM, 12:25 PM and 1:25 PM;

Grand Central at 9:34 AM, 10:34 AM, 11:34 AM (replacing the 11:34 AM express to Stamford) and 12:34 PM.

On Saturdays new trains depart:

New Haven at 2:25 PM, 3:25 PM, and 6:25 PM;

Grand Central at 10:34 AM, 11:34 AM 12:34 PM, 1:34 PM, 2:34 PM and 10:34 PM.

On Sundays new trains depart:

New Haven at 2:25 PM, 3:25 PM and 7:25 PM;

Grand Central at 11:34 AM, 12:34 PM, 1:34 PM, 2:34 PM and 10:34 PM.

These new trains serve major stations along the outer New Haven Line and improve travel time by 10 minutes over hourly all-stops trains.

On weekends, where ridership on the New Haven Line continues to grow, we are adding two new express trains to meet the demand:

On Saturdays, a train departing New Haven at 9:20 AM, and only stopping at Bridgeport before heading into Grand Central.

On Saturdays & Sundays, a new train departing New Haven at 10:41 AM, again only stopping at Bridgeport before heading into Grand Central.

Both of these trains should get weekenders into the city in little over an hour and a half!

Also, a new train will operate Saturday and Sunday evenings, departing New Haven at 10:46 PM, closing a two-hour gap before the last train out of New Haven.

Also, in the PM Peak, to relieve overcrowding on the 6:31 PM train to New Haven train, this train will no longer stop at Stamford. But we have added a new train that will depart Grand Central at 6:35 PM, making stops at Greenwich, Stamford, Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton and South Norwalk.

In conjunction with this change and to shorten the time between outer New Haven Line expresses after 6:30 PM, the 6:47 PM train from Grand Central will now depart six minutes later at 6:53 PM. The 7:06 PM train from Grand Central will depart at 6:49 PM, 17 minutes earlier, and no longer stop at Stamford.

In response to customer requests, the 5:03 PM train from Grand Central to New Haven will now make a stop at Fordham station at 5:21 PM.

On the Waterbury Branch, look for the addition of new later-evening service on weekends, in response to your requests.

A new train departs Waterbury at 10:10 PM on Saturday & Sunday, which is two hours later than the current last train.

A new train departs Grand Central at 10:04 PM and Bridgeport at 11:41 PM on Saturday & Sunday, one hour later than the current last train.

In addition to these new trains, the schedules of the trains preceding the last train on weekends will be adjusted, resulting in more frequent service in the late afternoon and evening.

On the Danbury Branch two weekday, mid-day Danbury-South Norwalk shuttles (one inbound, one outbound) that were temporarily discontinued last winter while grade crossing work was being done will return on November 9.

A 12:03 PM train from Danbury arriving at South Norwalk at 12:57 PM, connecting with the train that arrives in Grand Central at 2:15 PM.

A 9:34 AM train from Grand Central, connecting with the 10:43 AM train from South Norwalk, arriving in Danbury at 11:35 AM.

New timetables are coming soon and will be available in Grand Central, at outlying station ticket offices, on the railroad’s schedules page, or on the Train Time App.

View full original article at Scarsdale Patch

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E Patrice Hayes, CRS, Realtor®

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA

Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

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Phone: 914.902.3220

This Month in Real Estate November 2014

What’s happening in Real Estate November 2014, report by Keller Williams Realty.

For more real estate news related to your specific location please contact me today.

E Patrice Hayes, Realtor®
CRS®-Certified Residential Specialist
SRS®-Seller Representative Specialist
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in NY, CT and GA 
Member of The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing
 
Search luxury properties at www.epatricehayes.com
Search all properties at www.MultiStateRealEstateBroker.com
Download My Mobile App To Search Homes
 
Keller Williams Realty Group
760 White Plains Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914.902.3220