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:
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!
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
Would you like to search for Homes in the Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess county areas in New York just like I do? With listings that are updated every 30 minutes on the Multiple Listing Service, you will see what I do through LISTING BOOK.
The Westchester/Putnam MLS has been working side by side with Listing Book for 2 years and the phenomenon has arrived!
Please keep in mind that if your no longer want your Listing Book account, you will always have the option to opt out.
The Dream to Homeownership is just a click away…
Carmel, NY is located in Putnam County – consisting of hamlets in Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls. Located just a few miles from the Westchester County border and approximately 55 miles from NYC, with access to I-84 and the Croton Falls and Southeast Train Station for commuting. The population of Carmel is approximately, just under, 35,000 and the residents are able to enjoy the rural charm of the village and Historical significance. Lake Gleneida – with a statue of Sybil Ludington, is located just across from the Putnam County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark erected in 1814. There are also other lakes – Lake Carmel, ponds,reservoirs, parks, farms and horse stables – adding the picturesque scenery.
Some wonderful places to visit in Carmel -
- Centennial Golf Club - a 27 hole Championship course on 340 acres.
- Smalley’s Inn & Restaurant- built in 1883 and where they say several ghostly incidents have happened.
- Your choice of many restaurants from around the world!
- The Sedgewood Country Club – a private community with golf and tennis facilities.
- Putnam County Hospital
Carmel offers many Condo/Townhouse complexes – Hunter’s Glen, Sparrow Ridge, The Fairways, Misty Hills, Twin Brook Manor, Kings Grant, Vista on the Lake, Woodland Trail, Clearing in the Woods, the new Country Villas at Stoneleigh and for adult active communities - also new Stoneleigh Woods and The Retreat.
If your looking to purchase a home – or sell your home …. Feel free to contact me via cell or text: 203-648-2619 – or – e-mail me at: Diana.Santos@Century21.com – any day, any time!
For more information – Carmel, NY – Postcard History Series from Amazon.com
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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.
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.
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.
If your interested in viewing homes – single family or condo/townhomes – in Mahopac, I would be pleased to show you around!
Sherman, Connecticut - incorporated in 1802, is a quaint small town with an estimated population of 4,110. It is always a pleasure to show homes there.
Sherman has a lake community with homes, beach areas and docks on Candlewood Lake. The scenery also includes rolling mountain views and farmland along with it’s historic center of town. On Route 37 the popular American Pie sits – a delicious family restaurant that also has pies, breads, cakes – and meals to go that taste just like they’re homemade!
Call or e-mail for all available homes in Sherman… Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The other day I was asked by a client, where could he search on line for ALL currently listed homes for sale. One of the Real Estate sites I mentioned was TRULIA Real Estate Search (click).
You input what state, town and price of home your interested in – and VOILA! Oogles and oodles of HOMES! You can search from the comfort of your own home – during a break at work – or even on your phone!
Then, when you find a few potential listings – call a REALTOR for more information, set up an appointment to view some of these properties and your on your way to purchasing a home!
If you need assistance in Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess Counties in New York – or – Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties in Connecticut – feel free to contact me – I’d be happy to walk you down the path of HOMEOWNERSHIP!
Diana Santos – call or text: 203-648-2619 – E-Mail: Diana.Santos@Century21.com or visit me on Trulia.com
mannequin – Flickr.com
Thunder Ridge Skiing and Snowboarding Area – CLICK 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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It’s Halloween time!! “OOOOOOOOOO” Click here to learn about the History of Halloween – if you Dare!
Also from PUMPKIN PATCHES and MORE.org – Some tasty recipes using Pumpkins, Apples and more!
HGTV has some GREAT ideas for your “Spooktaculish” party -
- Creepy-Crawly Cauldron
- Swooping Glow-in-the-Dark Bat Centerpiece
- Ghost Bowling Halloween Party Game
- Glam Sequined Pumpkin
- Kids’ Costume Ideas
- Pumpkin Carving
- Halloween Tombstone
- Skeleton Luminarias
- Lillipop Ghost Halloween Party Invitations
Editor’s Picks Halloween Books for more ideas.
From Evite.com, their music picks for some terror-ific listening:
- Werewolves of Londonby: Warren Zevon
- Living Dead Girl by: Rob Zombie
- Somebody’s Watching Me by: Rockwell
- Spellboundby: Siouxsie and the Banshees
- Don’t Fear the Reaper by: Blue Oyster Cult
- Tubular Bells by: Mike Oldfield
- Devil Inside by: INXS
- People Are Strange by: The Doors
- Possum Kingdom by: The Toadies
- Bela Lugosi’s Dead by: Bauhaus
Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and CLIPART for these great Pics!
From SOUTHBEACHDIET.COM -
There is no concrete proof that “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”- although, apples do provide respectable amounts of fiber, some vitamin C, potassium and quercetin – a flavonoid that may help protect against heart disease.
Did you know? There are over 7,000 varieties of apples available worldwide. Some are better for baking while others are better for eating. Try sliced apples with peanut butter – Yummy!
When buying – avoid wrinkled, bruised or soft apples.
Storing apples in the refrigerator will keep them fresh for up to 3 months. But, before eating – always wash skin thoroughly!
This is the time for apples – so much can be done with them – CARMEL APPLE CAKE - CARMEL APPLES - A DOUBLE APPLE MOJITO - APPLE PANCAKES - and we can’t forget the All American APPLE PIE. Thanks to THE FOODNETWORK.COM
Now is the perfect time to go apple picking - have fun on the farm and …
enjoy apples and use them to decorate around your home – or – during a get together, try apple dunking – maybe after a double apple mojito!
And don’t forget, if your selling your home, have a pot of apple cider cooking on the stove for a wonderful fragrance or bake some apple muffins- Mmmm!
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.
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 is a busy time for everyone – Weddings, Graduations, end of the school year activities and lots of barbecue – backyard get togethers!
If your interested in looking for a home – in this current market which has lots of inventory and historically low interest rates - please keep in mind that most of the “looking” is done on your computer!
No Stress! Just send me an e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org - and let me your areas of interest in either New York - in Westchester County, Putnam County, Dutchess County and/or in Connecticut – in Fairfield County and Litchfield County.
Also, please let me know what type of home you would like – 3 bedrooms? with a pool? close to I-84 – I 684? and last but not least, your price range!
You will then begin receiving e-mails with listings and photos. Questions can be answered and information exchanged regarding the town, schools, commuter info and even where to shop. Everything can be done on-line.
Then, when your available to start viewing - put on a pair of comfy sandals and off we go!
A big Thank You to Google Images for most of these photos.
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