11 The Boulevard Public Open House 12/3/2022

Please join me on December 3rd from 2-4 p.m. at 11 The Boulevard in Historic Rochelle Park in New Rochelle.

Beautiful and tranquil porch

So much to enjoy and appreciate! Relax on your wraparound porch in this exquisite and historic Victorian home located in desirable Rochelle Park. It features 3566 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and is located on 0.36 of a lush level acre. Vintage details such as a rare 3-panel pocket door, 11 feet ceilings, original custom millwork, craftsman style stair rail, 3 gas fireplaces, balconies, and exceptional character are reflected throughout this gracious home. You will love the charming library, spacious rooms, updated kitchen with both granite and copper countertops, gas heat, and newer slate roof. The gas boiler is just 12 years old, and the hot water heater was replaced in 2021. There is a 2-car detached garage and don’t forget you are just 30 minutes from New York City, and the AMTRAK train goes to both Boston and Washington, DC too! This charming home is being offered at $869,000.

Here is a link to the digital brochure!

Here is a link to the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot race which is held in the area every year to benefit local charities. We might be a city but it feels like a village!

Come and visit. You will love it!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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2022 – The Year of the Rent Back!

I recently closed on 3 properties with the owners staying/will be staying for a few months in each instance. One family is waiting to close on another property and need to stay within their home for a few months and are perfectly happy paying the buyer all rental costs in the interim! The other family is renovating their new home and wanted to avoid the dust for a few months! Yet another family was purchasing in another state, and needed a slight delay.

A few years ago this wasn’t the norm, and if a home owner stayed in their home for more than a few days then the daily penalty rose accordingly. However, since the real estate market has been so fluid with fewer homes on the market and higher demand for those homes then multiple offers was the norm for the first 8 months of this year. When you have 7-15 people bidding on a home then you also have the option to choose the best set of buyers with the very best terms (i.e. the buyers who not only place a great bid but who will allow your clients to stay in their home for a few months ). (Costs have usually been the payment of the buyer’s insurance, mortgage amount and property taxes pro-rated accordingly). I always try to advise my clients well, and if placing their home on the market to optimize the best sales price then I have suggested the rent back option to them if required and if the reason to list is holding them back. No guarantee there will be multiple bids but with staging, the right pricing then anything is possible!

As the mortgage rates increased there has been a softening in the market also, and we like to to now compare the market to the way it was in 2019, and when we reflect on the sales and sales prices back then to now, everything seems to comport accordingly. One lament we are hearing is that the interest rates are so high and they will ‘wait until the rates are lower before buying”. Well, if that is the case then they will have to wait for a few years before the rates decline. We like to say that you buy a home but just date the rate? Meaning, you buy the home you love and refinance at a lower rate in the future when those rates are lower.

My manager (Jane Murray) mentioned something in passing which is so worthwhile to repeat. Many people will schedule meetings with their financial planner in the new year, and if they are contemplating the sale of their home doesn’t it make sense to meet with their real estate financial planner (hopefully me!) as well so they can gauge what they have to do to obtain the best price, and to also find out what their home is worth!

It might be the holiday season but it is always a good time in which to plan for 2023.

Please know that I am here for all of your real estate requirements.

I am a Certified Buyer’s Agent, Certified Residential Specialist, hold a Graduate Realtor Institute designation , am a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, hold a GREEN designation, a Certified Distressed Properties Expert Designation and I am also a Senior Residential Specialist! Call me!

Westchester is GREAT!

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2022 Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Race

In it’s 6th year, the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Turkey Trot race is a must attend! It is the only race in the area on Thanksgiving Day and I cannot begin to state the dedication, handwork and energy that the volunteers and racing committee expend each and every year is simply gargantuan! (Had to use that word as it’s expressive!). However, did I mention that it is also a GREAT FUN event? With over 1700 participants this year, and so many more sponsors also as follows – you should have been there!

Platinum – Care365

Gold – Pro Safety Services

Heitler, Houstoun Architects

The Young Companies

The Rockwell

The Illustrator

Flynn Financial

Silver SponsorsGay Rosen (me!!)

A-Game Sports

Club Pilates Quaker Ridge

Fiedler Deutsch, LLP

This year’s proceeds will go to the following charities:

The New Rochelle Campership Fund, William B. Ward, PTA, The George M. Davis Elementary PTA, Daniel Webster Elementary PTA, Boy Scout Troup 15 /Holy Family New Rochelle, Foundation for Science Research in New Rochelle, Girl Scouts of America New Rochelle, Rochelle Heights Association.

The person making this all possible is Michael Conlon of The Finish Line Physical Therapy. and the so many dedicated volunteers each and every year! Without Michael, none of this would have ever happened!

I made a few videos and took a few photos. All just a glimpse into the wonderful morning’s event.

New Rochelle is a city, but we reflect a village. Come and visit – you will love it!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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640 Pelham Road 3B – OPEN HOUSE 11/6 1-3 p.m.

Come and visit the open house on Sunday from 1-3 !

Location, Location! Relax on your private balcony as you enjoy the wondrous views of New Rochelle Harbor and the Long Island Sound as you enjoy some morning tea or an afternoon aperitif! This sunny, charming 850 square foot Junior 4 co-op has new flooring, has recently been painted, and has a new dishwasher and stove too! There are three large closets in the living room area as you enter, and 2 large closets in the bedroom area. The complex offers an in-ground swimming pool, playground and barbecue area plus your own assigned parking spot (fee included in the maintenance!). Don’t forget the storage and exercise room too! Enjoy this well-maintained co-operative building located so close to Glen Island Park and New York City. Don’t forget that the Amtrak Train service goes to Boston and Washington D.C. too! Heat, hot water, and parking are included in the maintenance. Come and visit – you won’t wish to leave! Being Offered at $200,000. Come and visit. You will not wish to leave!

New Rochelle is great!

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Marketing Prowess

When a seller signs a contract with my company, they know that their home will be marketed beautifully with professional photography, floor plans, aerial photos when possible, and their home will be featured on so many web sites. However, that marketing does not cease once the home sells! Our Public Relations department is constantly marketing our listings and sales, and such was the case for a charming one bedroom coop I had listed in Larchmont.

The New York Times was writing an article on properties sold for around $450,000 and they graciously included my listing! Oh my! A HUGE thank you to the writer – C.J. Hughes and Andrew Wood! My seller was thrilled her coop apartment was featured!

Larchmont is Great!

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Rochelle Park New Rochelle 10801

Where is Rochelle Park? It is located in the Historic District of New Rochelle. Barbara Davis wrote a great article back in 1996 in which she writes of the area history, how it came about, and the homes built at that time.

I had written a blog post back in 2012 on the Historic area, and I have also written several times about the great red clay tennis courts in the area!

New Rochelle Tennis on Rochelle Heights! Sometimes, you have a great pleasure to represent sellers who have painstakingly restored a home that offers so many original details such as stained glass windows, a chair-rail staircase , a wonderful porch, and simply beautiful terraces overlooking the tree lined streets. Such is the case for 11 The Boulevard which offers 7 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and is located on 0.36 of a lush acre!

https://www.virtualpreview.com/11-the-boulevard-new-rochelle/full-view.html The Brochure!

Please come and visit. You will wish to stay!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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New Rochelle Arts Fest 2022

If you were anywhere near New Rochelle this past weekend then you would have seen/heard/participated in the 2022 Arts Fest . SO much hard work, love and dedication went into making this a great success.

Here is a little snippet that I was privileged to see on my street (Paine Avenue!)

There was music, artwork, art for the children, a Juried art show at our library (107th Annual Show), NewRo Night Market at NewRo Parc, and so much more.. It basically means that New Rochelle is a GREAT city in which to reside. Come and visit. You will love it

New Rochelle is Great!

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Paine to Pain 2022

It was so sad that this great event was lost for a few years. Last year I could not attend but was happily there there this year with my (ferocious) pooch, Binky. I like to include him as much as I can and he can be a (wait for it ) pain! The trail is competitive and takes you through the Leather Stocking trail with its highs and lows. A wonderful event. Here is a link to the race reviews.

This is a half marathon, and so enjoyed by so many. I could not stay for the entire event, but tried to capture the starts, and some photos for all to enjoy!

Already advertising 2023 ! Always a great success!

Here are the results for 2022!

Westchester is Great!

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s – Marketing PLUS!

When we take a listing, we usually think in terms of how we are going to market that property. However, it is always an on going process. Meaning, you first market a home with professional photography, aerials, videos, floor plans, staging, and then showing the home, and all that follows but our marketing also continues once the property sells! Potential sellers should always know that our marketing is so comprehensive that our website viewership transcends other companies!

I was so thrilled to learn that a recently sold one bedroom cooperative property in Larchmont was chosen to be included in an article published by the New York Times! Oh my!

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/23/realestate/homes-sold-450000-dollars-nyc.html?unlocked_article_code=yGHR0OvGJ6Snw08A1gG4hG7hToYIOZWVSTE17VeHki5RGe4QI-IT2mEfZ7knQpKAiPraNHY4kNIGIhbwOw3148TuHd-e1gP4CeSSptiFUPazbjCvvdjlb0yuAUdhFuFa9F86qIQXBGR_MlSGTDMCAfnkCWTzFHDRVluYbDRJRrB1Yy0IoDv5rUq5BRphqZzCoz_QkZe45bb6h1yrWMhotKf43USqSptJxlKN2njDWZr3_ASgEAqNGNIvLcJEAocrjt29lopJbHsG75UtorHRS86dSF-d6XSJ_f73rtBhhtdG5AP1FjChgvyn624FZP7kFToVWPXJWeMMAUyB649hNqgvljz-WUcrtt8&smid=share-url

Larchmont is GREAT!

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Larchmont Ragamuffin Parade 2022

Always a fun event!

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
October 22, 2022

Line-up begins at 2:30PM on the corner of Larchmont & Palmer Avenues. Parade starts at 3:00PM Sharp

Larchmont is GREAT!

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