Downsizing to a COOP or CONDO? What you need to know.

Buying a Coop or Condo Advice

In this blog, you can read a recent Q & A with Joe Houlihan about moving from a home to a Condo or COOP and what differences you might want to know about before hand.

Q: What are the benefits of owning a condominium vs. a house? Drawbacks?
A: Probably the most popular benefit of owning a condominium is that you are typically not responsible for any outside maintenance. The condo association takes care of shoveling, snowplowing, landscaping, roofs, painting the exterior, paving, and more – all of those things that can drain your budget and your time when you own a house. Additionally, condos often come with a variety of amenities, like a clubhouse, pool, playground, basketball and tennis courts, and community center.

There are certain drawbacks to a condo, however. You lose a level of privacy, and have a lot of neighbors in very close proximity, which can be noisy. Parking can also be a challenge, depending on the development. Also, with a house, you have free reign to do what you like to the exterior and your yard. As an owner of a condo, you will belong to a homeowner’s association, and there are certain rules that must be followed, including items such as specified hours that workers can come to your home, exterior paint colors, and facade maintenance regulations regarding fences and plantings. Also, homeowner associations can raise fees if a huge maintenance issue comes up (e.g., windows need to be replaced).

Q: What is the difference between a condo and a co-op? What’s a better bargain in this market?
A: When you purchase a condo, you are purchasing actual real property. Co-ops are owned by a corporation, and when you purchase a co-op, you are buying shares of stock in that corporation, so you are more like an investor. Co-ops are run by boards, and have a monthly maintenance fee to cover building expenses and upkeep. Additionally, the approval process to purchase a co-op is much more onerous and time-consuming than with a condo. Finally, co-op boards often do not allow subletting at all and, if they do, the rules are very restrictive, as co-op boards want most of the building to be owner-occupied. It is much easier to purchase a condominium, and the rules are generally more relaxed. The problem buyers run into is that condos are hard to come by in certain marketplaces such as southern Westchester where Co-ops are most common.

Q: Are there any specific professions/people that seem to do better in condos?
A: People who like condos want to relieve themselves of the responsibilities of house maintenance, such as cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, and fixing the roof. Condos are especially suited to people who have second homes. That way they can go away for three days, or even three months, and not have to worry about such home maintenance issues as shoveling the walkway after a snowstorm.  Condos are also great for working couples, who are both so busy with their jobs that they don’t have time for maintenance issues, as well as seniors, who may not want to or physically be able to take care of their homes anymore.

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY REAL ESTATE – JUNE ‘22 ACTIVITY

We are half way through 2022 and it’s been a very busy year for the agents at Houlihan & O’Malley.  The Westchester County real estate market continues to be strong and we have enjoyed helping so many clients find a home, sell a home or rent a home.  Contact us to help you and see why our clients’ love working our agents!

SOLD:

537 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack (5 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,062,020
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley in this beautiful home in Upper Nyack.  Set beautifully on a half-acre just blocks from many hiking/biking trails, shopping & award-winning restaurants. Located just minutes from Nyack Elementary & the Village of Nyack with access to Clarkstown parks & pools. Easy access to the NYS thruway; 10 minutes to the Tarrytown train station. And only 40 mins from NYC.

Westchester County Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

12 Billingsley Trail, Goldens Bridge (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $901,220
Bi-level Ranch set on a quiet cul-de-sac in the charming hamlet of Goldens Bridge. Just moments to the Metro North Train, schools & I684. Sited on park-like grounds. Convenient to all Town amenities including pool, parks, tennis & camp.

Westchester County Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

103 Lockwood Avenue, Bronxville PO/Eastchester (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $680,000
Chester Heights Colonial on a cul-de-sac. Lower level has great additional space-use your imagination. Lake Isle membership eligibility & Cottle Schools. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and Metro North. Close to all major highways.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

949 Palmer Road #6G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $265,000
Beautifully redesigned, top-floor apartment — Open floor plan. Full-service doorman building. Fully wired for ethernet, surround sound, wifi & cable-with recessed lighting throughout. One block from Bronxville Village.

COOP For Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Westchester Avenue #1Q, White Plains (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $243,000
Beautiful sun-drenched corner apartment in lovely Pre-war Dutch Tudor Building. Fully renovated. Laundry in building. Pet friendly. Close to park, shopping and public transportation.

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

949 Palmer Road #6E, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $240,000
Beautiful over-sized sun-filled apartment. Hardwood floors through-out, high ceilings and matching wood built-ins. Walk to everything in Bronxville –train, shops and restaurants.

PENDING:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Bolton Gardens, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath Townhouse)
Listed for $1,315,000
On the market for the first time in 30 years. Townhouse is located in the heart of the Bronxville Village and is one of the few coveted corner units with a large private patio. Open Chef’s kitchen and glass doors to a lovely flagstone patio. HOA includes one assigned on-site parking space, heat, snow removal and outside maintenance.

Eastchester Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

8 Myrtle Place, Eastchester (4 Bed/3 Bath)
Listed for $915,000
Located in the highly sought-after Oakridge neighborhood of Eastchester. 8 Myrtle Place has great curb appeal and much to offer — beautiful open chef’s kitchen, a formal dining room and an inviting living room with fireplace. The large & level backyard features a blue stone patio accessible through French doors in the kitchen. Walk to all that Eastchester that has to offer. Eligible for Lake Isle Country Club membership too.

Westchester County Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

19 Scenic Lane, Yonkers (3 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath Townhome)
Listed for $850,000
Winchester Village-spacious townhome in a gated community. Absolutely beautiful home. Two car garage.

Lower level boasts an amazing family room with fireplace and a fully renovated bath, laundry room and storage.

Enjoy all of the amenities Winchester Village has to offer including pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, playground, and fitness center. Close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and all major highways. Just move in.

Bronxville PO/Yonkers Condo

 

 

 

 

 

134 Texas Avenue, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath CONDO)Listed for $499,000
Bright and sunny Townhouse style end unit at the Greentree Condominium complex. Sit back, relax and enjoy nature at its finest from your second-floor balcony. Crown molding throughout. Central Air Conditioning.

Open floor plan. Washer/dryer. Park around the corner. Pet friendly. And a commuter’s dream close to both Fleetwood and Bronxville Metro North train stations.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

43 Agnola Street, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed for $499,000
Great opportunity to create your own slice of heaven in the much desired neighborhood of Crestwood. This quaint single family became available for the first time in 50 years. Bring your renovation ideas to this sweet home with great curb appeal, large stone patio, side-yard and driveway parking for multiple cars. And low taxes!

Bronxville PO/Yonkers COOP

 

 

 

 

 

9 Brooklands #2C, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $339,000
Welcome to the highly regarded Brooklands complex built in 1927. Meticulously manicured park like grounds. This spacious and light-filled unit has hardwood floors throughout with a floor-to-ceiling French door in the living room that opens onto a Juliet balcony. Immediate parking on the grounds. Laundry and storage in the basement. Community garden. Five-minute walk to Bronxville and the Metro North Station.

Bronxville COOP

 

 

 

 

 

900 Palmer Road #2L, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for $289,000
Small town living with a big city feel…..welcome to The Winchester. This bright and sunny corner unit has parquet floors throughout, open large living room with spacious dining area and walk-through kitchen with French doors. Great storage. Sizeable closets. Minutes to Bronxville Village and Metro North Station. The Winchester has a Door Person and the Superintendent lives on site as an additional convenience.

Bronxville COOP for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

1430 Midland Avenue #5E, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1Bath COOP)
Listed for $ 265,000
Welcome to Oxford Gardens- Beautiful large apartment in excellent condition with new sound resistant windows. This unit has large entry foyer, tons of natural light and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout.

 

mt. vernon real estate

 

 

 

 

 

20 William Street #2A, Mt. Vernon (1Bed/1 Bath)
Listed for $149,000
Melissa Court is a charming brick Tudor building with a lovely court yard and a large communal rear lawn.

Apartment has tree top views. Renovated kitchen. Hardwood floors. Crown and floor moldings. Modern light fixtures. Cedar closet. Live in Super. Bike room. Doorbell w/ video app available for phone. 20 minute Uber ride to NYC. Fleetwood Metro North  Station is 1/3 of a mile from the unit.

NEW LISTINGS:

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

141 Main Street Unit A, Tuckahoe (3 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath Townhouse)
Listed for $1,175,000
A Townhouse like no other! Room to spare in this bright and sunny corner unit with 11′ ceilings

Steps to nearby playground, tennis, basketball, and all that Tuckahoe, Crestwood and Bronxville have to offer. Commuter’s dream…2 blocks to the Tuckahoe Metro North Station with 30 minutes service to Grand Central. Convenient to shops, restaurants, fitness centers…..Enjoy Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway and biking, walking, and jogging on the Pathway all year long. Eligible for membership to Lake Isle Country Club.

 

Houlihan & O’Malley has experience in every area of real estate — Buying, Selling, Renting — Houses, Condos, COOPS, etc. Call us.

 

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY REAL ESTATE – MAY ‘22 ACTIVITY

Irvington Real Estate

Our agents worked hard in May for several clients!  We had several properties that sold or were pending and a lot of new listings!

It’s still a busy real estate market. Let Houlihan & O’Malley help you navigate the real estate market – be it selling, buying or renting!

SOLD:

Irvington Real Estate

 

 

 

 

40 Ardsley Avenue West, Irvington (7 Bed/4 Bath/2 Half Bath)
Sold for $2,500,000
Beautiful 1906 Mediterranean style home. Landscaped in the tradition of Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park.  Set on over an acre of land. Old grandeur with modern updates.

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

50 Summit Avenue, Bronxville (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,850,000
Renovated colonial in the village. Wonderful flow. Wood burning fireplace. Beautiful stone patio-perfect for outdoor entertainment. Easy walk to school, town and train.

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

69 Middle Road, Eastchester (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,315,000
Center Hall Colonial right in the heart of Bronxville Manor. This well laid out home brings together the best elements of style and function. Just minutes to Tuckahoe schools.

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

3 Kensington Terrace, Bronxville (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,135,000
Terrific Townhouse with substantial renovations including central air and a new boiler. Just steps from Metro North, Village shopping and schools.

250 Bronxville Road#6G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Sold for $475,000
This spacious sun-filled one-of-a-kind apartment has all the qualities of a wonderful home. Located on the top floor of a highly sought-after building, it boasts many features. Low monthly maintenance.

30 Greenridge Avenue #2D, White Plains (2 Bed/2 Bath CONDO)
Sold for $438,000
Spacious & Bright Condo in the heart of White Plains! Close to all the city of WP has to offer yet tucked away in a quiet suburban setting. Doorman building. One mile to Metro North station.

900 Palmer Road #10G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Sold for $355,000
Sunlit and spacious (1400sf) apartment at The Winchester, one of only a few doorman buildings in Bronxville. Close proximity to Bronxville Village, RR station, bus, shopping, dining, biking trails, farmers market and parkways.

PENDING:

73 Summit Avenue, Bronxville (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $1,835,000
Historic Hillard home nestled on a private quarter acre. Enjoy beautiful sunsets in this comfortable house. Beautiful flat yard. Two wood burning fireplaces. Custom built-ins. Walk to school and everything in Bronxville.

103 Lockwood Avenue, Bronxville PO/Eastchester (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $680,000
Lovely home in sought after Chester Heights. Sits at the end of cul-de-sac. Lake Isle membership eligibility & Cottle Schools. Walking to everything including Metro North with a choice of stations.

244 Bronxville Road #G2, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $379,000
This unit has been completely renovated and is truly in move-in condition. Includes a washer/dryer and a wood burning fireplace. Garage and outdoor parking available (short waitlist). 24 hr video cameras.

1 Midland Gardens #5D, Bronxville (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $349,000
Welcome to this sought-after location in Midland Gardens. Conveniently located in the heart of the village. Maintenance includes utilities, electric, gas, heat, hot water and sewer. A must see!

NEW LISTINGS:

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

98 Alta Vista Drive, Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $749,000
Built in 1938, this wonderful home sits high up on a hill offering sun filled rooms and Southeast views. As you enter the home, you will be delighted with the beautiful hardwood floors, a large living room and a wood-burning, stone fireplace. Two car garage with large driveway. House has great bones.

 

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

43 Agnola Street, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed for $499,000
Great opportunity to create your own slice of heaven in sought after Crestwood. This quaint ranch has become available for the first time in 50 years. Bring your renovation ideas to this sweet home with great curb appeal, large stone patio, side-yard and driveway parking for multiple cars- plus low taxes!

Bronxville PO/Yonkers COOP

 

 

 

 

 

9 Brooklands #2C, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $339,000
Welcome to Brooklands-built in 1927 with handsome Georgian architecture sitting on over 6.5 acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Spacious and light-filled unit with floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto a Juliet balcony. There is immediate parking on the grounds. Less than a five-minute walk to Bronxville Village.

Bronxville COOP for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

1430 Midland Avenue #5E, Bronxville (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $265,000
Welcome to Oxford Gardens-Beautiful large unit in excellent condition with new sound resistant windows. Tons of natural light and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Current Owner has parking permit to adjacent Broad Street-details are available. Won’t last.

Bronxville Rental Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Studio Arcade #3G, Bronxville (3 Bed/2 Bath Rental)
Listed for $4,800/month
Studio Arcade is located at the Bronxville Train station and is an easy walk to everything Bronxville has to offer. Tenant receives one parking sticker to park in rear lot. Call listing agent for details. Studio Arcade is a 4 story walk up building and this apartment is located on the third floor. Studio Arcade is a non-smoking building.

Bronxville Studio Rental

 

 

 

 

 

16 Studio Arcade #2C, Bronxville (Studio)
Listed for $2,250/month
Studio Arcade is located at the Bronxville Train station and is an easy walk to everything in Bronxville. The apartment was completely redone in 2018. Won’t last!

We’re here to help you with all your real estate needs.  All our clients’ receive the highest level of personal service they expect and deserve.  Contact us to speak with one of our agents.

 

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY REAL ESTATE – APRIL ‘22 ACTIVITY

Eastchester Real Estate

The Houlihan & O’Malley team truly appreciate all of our clients and enjoy helping them find a perfect home or sell a family home.  We strive to make the experience a smooth process.  When you hire us to help, you become a part of our family!  Read below to see what happened in April

SOLD:

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

27 Hathaway Road, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for: $1,535,000
Hathaway Road is tucked into a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Siwanoy Country Club. The house has been renovated with an open floor plan, Cathedral ceilings, patios, fire pit – even a putting green!

tuckahoe real estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Elm Street #4D, Tuckahoe (3 Bed/1 Bath CONDO)
Sold for $515,500
This bright and cheerful unit offers privacy and solace. One block away from the Tuckahoe Metro North Train Station. Enjoy Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway and biking, walking, and jogging on the Pathway all year long.

PENDING:

537 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack (5 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $949,000
This spacious colonial is encircled by mountains and the Hudson River. Perfectly set on a half-acre lot just a few blocks from Hook Mountain with many hiking/biking trails. Enjoy seasonal river views while in your home office. Close to shops & award-winning restaurants too.  Located just minutes from Nyack Elementary & the Village of Nyack. Easy access to the NYS thruway. Just 10 minutes to the Tarrytown train.

Westchester County Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

12 Billingsley Trail, Goldens Bridge (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $829,000
Picture perfect Bi-level Ranch sits on a quiet Cul De Sac in the charming and bucolic hamlet of Goldens Bridge. Just moments to the Metro North Train, schools & I684. Special features: generator, underground utility lines, radiant floors (sunroom/kitchen), Trex Deck.

Yonkers Real Eastate

 

 

 

 

 

900 Palmer Road #2C, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for $289,000
Welcome to “The Winchester”, one of the few doorman buildings. Located just a few blocks from downtown Bronxville Village and metro north train station where you can enjoy all that Bronxville has to offer including a Famers Market (May-November).

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

900 Palmer Road #10D, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $265,000
One of the very few doorman buildings in the area. The apartment has abundant sunlight and expansive views. The large kitchen has a large eat in area and numerous closets for easy living. Metro North and Bronxville Village shopping and dining are less than a half mile away.

2 Westchester Avenue #1Q, White Plains (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $239,999
Old World Charm in the heart of White Plains. This beautiful, renovated, and sun-drenched corner apartment overlooks a beautiful court yard. Large closets for storage. Laundry in the building. Pet friendly. Close to the park, shopping and public transportation.

NEW LISTINGS

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

84 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester (5 Bed/4 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for: $2,275,000
Classic 1933 Tudor which backs up to Siwanoy County Club offering magnificent views. Bronxville Manor/Tuckahoe Schools this house has been completely redesigned, extended and upgraded for today’s modern lifestyle. Curb appeal galore. This home boasts a geo-thermal heating/cooling system. Good for the environment and good for you with low utility bills. So many great details. A MUST SEE!

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Bolton Gardens, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath Townhouse)
Listed for: $1,315,000
Welcome to 1 Bolton Gardens. On the market for the first time in 30 years. This stunning townhouse is located in the heart of the Bronxville Village and is one of the few coveted corner units with a large private patio. HOA includes one assigned on-site parking space, heat, snow removal and outside maintenance.

Bronxville COOP

 

 

 

 

 

900 Palmer Road #2L, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for: $289,000
Welcome to the Winchester. Bright and sunny corner unit with lots of appeal.  Large open living room with spacious dining area and walk-through kitchen. Good storage with sizeable closets. Just minutes to the Bronxville Metro North and all that Bronxville has to offer. The Winchester has a Door Person and the Superintendent lives on site as an additional convenience.

When you hire Houlihan & O’Malley, you are hiring a team of competent, effective, professional agents to represent you.

 

 

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY REAL ESTATE – MARCH ‘22 ACTIVITY

Bronxville Real Estate

March was a busy month again for Houlihan & O’Malley. We were happy to work with our wonderful clients and help them buy or sell a home.  We will be happy to help you too.  Call us to speak with one of our dedicated agents who will make your experience a smooth and successful one!

SOLD:

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

72 Pondfield Road West Unit 5F, Bronxville (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Sold for $740,000
This spacious, sun filled apartment in the heart of Bronxville Village has a wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling windows in the sunroom for year-round use! Walk to everything.

bronxville real estate

 

 

 

 

 

3 Stoneleigh Unit 3B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Sold for $572,500
Stoneleigh is the premier co-op in the Village of Bronxville. This apartment receives abundant natural light and has its own terrace. Bronx River walking/bike path is around the corner. Easy commute to NYC.

65 McKinley Avenue Unit 2C, White Plains (2 Bed/2 Bath Condo)
Sold for $480,000
Beautiful apartment nestled in the Battle Hill section of White Plains. This Former schoolhouse has much to offer. Pet friendly building. Close to Metro North train station and all that White Plains has to offer.

1 Consulate Drive Unit 3L, Tuckahoe (2 Bed/2 Bath Condo)
Sold for $460,000
Bright corner unit with lovely views. Spacious living room/dining room combo. Deeded-in indoor parking space. Laundry in building. Outdoor pool for residents. 24-hour gated security. Short walk to everything.

1085 Boston Post Road #3, Rye (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $310,000
Convenient to everything Rye has to offer. Former School House with lots of charm – 12’ ceilings, 8’ windows, tin ceilings, wide hallways. Rear outdoor patio. No fee laundry. Enjoy Rye Town Park- with access to the beach.

PENDING:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

39 Oriole Avenue, Bronxville (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $2,875,000
This ‘walk to all’ Village location is the perfect blend of suburban and in-town living. Extensive renovation encompassed most of the house including an all-new kitchen as well as three full bathrooms. Heat and CAC equipment have been replaced too. The cedar shake shingles are all new with copper leaders and gutters. Just move right in!

Irvington Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

40 Ardsley Avenue W, Irvington (7 Bed/4 Bath/2 Half Bath)
Listed for $2,300,000
Beautiful Mediterranean style home landscaped in the tradition of Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park. It is set on over an acre and retains its original lush beauty, including a reflecting pool, specimen plantings, multiple patios and walkways. The grandeur of the house is further highlighted by the original wood wainscoting, moldings, and inlaid, hardwood floors which blend seamlessly with modern upgrades. One block to Ardsley-on-Hudson train station.

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

69 Middle Road, Eastchester (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $1,375,000
Impeccable Center Hall Colonial located in the heart of Bronxville Manor. This well laid out home brings together the best elements of style and function. Minutes to the Tuckahoe schools, dog park, nature preserve, Siwanoy Country Club.

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

3 Kensington Terrace, Bronxville (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath Townhouse)
Listed for $1,075,000
Here is the townhouse you have been waiting for with a substantial renovation in 2018 which included a new kitchen, two full bathrooms and a new half bath in the completely finished basement. The home has central air and a new boiler. The basement has 300SF of finished area that includes a great rec room with powder room and laundry area. Steps to Metro North Station, Village shopping and schools.

47 Columbia Place, Mt. Vernon (3 Bed/1 Bath/2 Half Bath)
Listed for $685,000
Lovely sun-filled Colonial located on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Huntswood area of Fleetwood. Hardwood floors throughout, completely updated kitchen with Bellmont Cabinets, Ceasarstone counter tops, smart Samsung appliances. New roof still under warranty. CAC. Electric car charging station.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

949 Palmer Road Unit 6G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $270,000
Enjoy stylish living in this redesigned top-floor apartment. Full-service doorman.  Open concept with recessed lighting throughout. Laundry room & free storage. Just one block from Bronxville Village and Metro North Station.

949 Palmer Road Unit 6E, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $249,000
Gorgeous over-sized sun-filled apartment with sperate dining area and eat-in kitchen. This unit has lovely pre-war detail that includes beautiful hardwood floors through-out, high ceilings and matching wood built-ins. Quick walk to everything in Bronxville –train, shops and restaurants.

NEW LISTING

mt. vernon real estate

 

 

 

 

 

20 William Street #2A, Mt. Vernon (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $155,000
Melissa Court is a charming brick Tudor building with a lovely court yard and a large communal rear lawn with garden/BBQ area. Renovated kitchen with ultra-modern cabinetry. Hardwood floors throughout, Crown and floor moldings & modern light fixtures. Live in Super. One dog allowed. Short walk to Metro North Train Station.

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HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY REAL ESTATE – FEBRUARY ‘22 ACTIVITY

The 2022 real estate market in Westchester County has remained very strong.  Our agents are busy with listings that don’t stay on the market long.  We’re ready to help you as well. Contact us to find out why so many clients are happy with our specialized service.

SOLD:

Bronxville PO/Yonkers COOP

 

 

 

 

 

26 Pondfield Road West Unit A/B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Sold for $430,000
Fully renovated unit with your own front door! This UBER chic apartment home is the result of a full high-quality renovation. The pictures say it all. Walk to everything Bronxville has to offer.

45 Pondfield Road West Unit 3D, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $345,000
Chic apartment features an open-concept floor plan. Located just minutes from the Bronxville Metro North and shops, restaurants, Farmer’s Market (In Season), Library. This location truly provides the convenience of city living while offering residents a sophisticated suburban walk-to-all lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

246 Bronxville Road, Unit J4, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $197,900
This sun-drenched apartment is located on the top floor of a beautiful pre-war building. Live-in super & state-of-the-art video intercom system. Less than a five-minute walk to Bronxville Village and the Metro North station makes this a super convenient and desirable location. Building allows dogs!

184 Kimball Avenue, Yonkers (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath Rental)
Rented for $2,950/month
Move in condition! Complete with laundry, one car driveway parking, a deck off the kitchen. Pull down attic for storage! Close to shopping, restaurants, transportation and so much more.

PENDING:

50 Summit Avenue, Bronxville (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $1,950,000
Picture perfect renovated colonial in the village. Wood burning fireplace. Refinished floors. New windows throughout. Gas heat & central air. Pretty stone patio. Additional 300sf in basement. Easy walk to school, town and train.

tuckahoe real estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Elm Street Unit 4D, Tuckahoe (3 Bed/1 Bath Condo)
Listed for $524,00
One block away from Metro North Train Station. Bright and cheerful unit located in the back portion of the complex offers privacy and solace. Pet friendly. No fee parking. Common laundry. Camera Intercom system.  ADA ramp accessible. Convenient to everything. Eligible to join Lake Isle Country Club.

250 Bronxville Road, Unit 5-G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for $499,000
This spacious sun-filled apartment has all the qualities of a house. Located on the top floor, this unit includes

an oversized entry with skylight, a large living room with beautiful fireplace, bordered by custom built-ins. Spacious primary bedroom has a fireplace too. Lots of closet. Hardwood floors and high ceilings.

65 McKinley Avenue Unit 2C, White Plains (2 Bed/2 Bath Condo)
Listed for $519,000
Beautiful apartment nestled in the Battle Hill section of White Plains. This once schoolhouse offers high ceilings, a new kitchen, electric fireplace, walk in closets, and a washer/dryer in the unit. Pet friendly building. Private outdoor parking space. Fitness center, and more. Close to Metro North train station and all that White Plains has to offer.

1 Consulate Drive Unit 3L, Tuckahoe (2 Bed/2 Bath Condo)
Listed for $469,000
Large bright corner unit with views of the river & park. Spacious living room/dining room combo. Beautiful hardwood floors. Deeded-in indoor parking space. Laundry in building. Outdoor pool for residents. 24-hour gated security. Short walk to train, shops, and restaurants.

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900 Palmer Road Unit 10G, Bronxville (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for $349,900
Welcome to the Winchester. Spacious apartment boasts double exposure views and beautiful parquet floors throughout. Sunlit and expansive L-shaped living room with triple windows. Move-in ready. Doorman building. Close to all that Bronxville has to offer.

 

 

9 Alden Place Unit 3C, Bronxville 2 Bed/1 Bath Rental)
Rented for $3,000/month
Fabulous Alden Place apartment with tree top views. This Bronxville PO/Mount Vernon School District, is less than a five-minute walk to Bronxville Village shops, restaurants and the Metro North Station. Apartment includes a stacked washer/dryer. Lovely apartment.

One of our seasoned agents would be happy to do a complimentary market analysis for you.

Call our office at 914-337-7888.

 

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY RE DECEMBER ‘21/JANUARY ‘22 ACTIVITY

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Houlihan & O’Malley ended 2021 on a high note and we are looking forward to a great 2022.  Like 2021 we expect the year to be an interesting one in the Westchester County area.  And, our highly experienced agents are here to help you navigate the real estate market whether you are looking to buy or sell.

SOLD:

Yonkers COOP for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

25 Parkview Avenue Unit 3L, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $305,000
This oversized apartment features a recently updated kitchen-quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a marble backsplash. Open floorplan, custom woodwork, abundant storage, formal dining area, hardwood floors, and a working fireplace make this apartment perfect for the today’s buyer. Move right in. Minutes to Bronxville train and shopping.

99-101 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers (Land)
Sold for $700,000
These lots are located on the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Vark Street — 11,599 SF combined. They are in a Medium Density Urban Residential District, UR-MD. Permitted Uses include: 5 story apartment building, town houses and 2 family homes.

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23 Gard Avenue, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $790,000
Classic 1930’s colonial is in move-in condition with many upgrades throughout. There is a gracious entry foyer, a large living room with fireplace, a den, an office, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen and powder room. The second floor has a primary bedroom suite with full bath and a private terrace, two additional bedrooms, a nursery and hall bath. The walk up third floor is bonus space. Short 10 minute walk to the Village of Bronxville and its Metro North Train station.

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134 Rich Avenue, Mount Vernon (3 Bed/2 Bath)
Sold for $565,000
Two -family with Central A/C, hardwood floors throughout, 2 electric and 2 gas meters, a level lot with mature plantings featuring a 2-car detached garage and parking for at least 8 cars! Large lower level with access to the covered patio and backyard.

PENDING:

1085 Boston Post Road Unit #3, Rye (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $320,000
Stylish Co-op in downtown Rye, convenient to everything. Former School House with lots of charm. Near Train Station, Library, shops and all that Rye has to offer. NO FEE laundry, bike storage, and personal storage. Move right in and enjoy!

30 Greenridge Avenue #2D, White Plains (2 Bed/2 Bath Condo)
Listed for $449,000
This Doorman building is close to all that White Plains has to offer yet lives like the suburbs. This spacious and well laid out space has much to offer — large rooms, ample closet space and amazing natural light. Includes a private terrace perfect for entertaining or just winding down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. And pet friendly too.

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26 Pondfield Road West Unit A/B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed for $489,000
This is the new home you have been waiting for! A fully renovated unit with your own FRONT DOOR! This UBER chic apartment home is the result of a full high-quality renovation. The pictures say it all.

Walk to everything Bronxville has to offer.

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3 Stoneleigh Plaza Unit #3B, Bronxville (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed – $599,900
Stoneleigh is the premier co-op in the Village of Bronxville. This apartment has both southern and eastern exposures and receives abundant natural light. The classic layout provides a large dining area, kitchen and an over-sized living room. Unit has its own terrace too!

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72 Pondfield Road W. #5F, Bronxville (2 Bed/2 Bath COOP)
Listed – $755,000
Enjoy a turnkey lifestyle and the amenities of a full-service building right in the heart of Bronxville. This spacious sun filled apartment offers a wonderful open floor plan including a wood burning fireplace and a sunroom with floor to ceiling windows. Assigned parking. Electricity included in the monthly maintenance. Easy stroll to shopping, restaurants, and Metro North.

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27 Hathaway Road, Bronxville PO/Eastchester (4 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed – $1,495,000
Hathaway Road is tucked into a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Siwanoy Country Club. The house has been renovated with an open floor plan and even has a putting green! The entry foyer greets your guests and leads them into an impressive living room with vaulted ceilings and continues to the open dining room and fully renovated eat-in kitchen. The lower level has a wood burning fireplace, a wet bar and has access to the backyard and patio offering the perfect place for family and friends to unwind. The bonus basement space is currently a full-service gym.

NEW LISTING:

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949 Palmer Road #6E, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed at $249,0000
Move-in Ready! Gorgeous over-sized sun-filled apartment in a lovely pre-war building.  Hardwood floors, high ceilings and matching wood built-ins complement this apartment.  Quick walk to everything in Bronxville — train, shops and restaurants. A must see!!

When you decide to buy or sell a home, or if you hear that any of your family and friends are looking to buy or sell, be sure to take advantage of the knowledge, experience and professionalism that we offer at Houlihan & O’Malley. It will be our privilege to be your Realtor®.

 

Where To Go For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Bronxville

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As COVID (including the Omicron variance) is drawing to a close (fingers crossed), people are starting to think more and more about getting out and enjoying life again. Physically going out, that is. While it was fun initially — staying in and cooking, learning new recipes, and mostly ordering in (thank goodness for the venders who worked through all of this), it’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy getting back out there.  With that said, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  What a great time to get out and celebrate with your loved one or your family.  So, with Valentine’s Day coming soon (Monday February 14th), here are our top five favorite restaurants:

-Rosie’s – https://www.rosiesbronxville.com/

-Underhills – Crossing; http://underhillscrossing.com/

-The Urban Hamle – https://theurbanhamlet.com/

-Park 143 – http://www.143parkbistro.com/

-Il Bacio Trattoria – https://www.ilbaciotrattoria.com/

A bit of history about Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine which is celebrated annually on February 14th. It originated as a Christian feast day honoring early Christian martyrs. The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by a Pope way back around A.D. 270 to be celebrated on February 14th in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome who died on that day. Fast forward to the 14th and 15th centuries, it became a more romantic day of love developed by the troubadours of Southern France and widely noted in European literature.  Then, by the 18th century in England, it grew into an occasion where couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, candies, and sending greeting cards known as Valentine’s Day messages. So, you see Valentine’s Day has become a substantial day of commercial celebration of romance and love throughout the world. What a lovely, romantic day!

This Valentine’s Day will be a great day to reflect about our family and loved ones whom everyone has missed seeing over the past couple of years. Send those cards and make those reservations. Enjoy!

Buying a Condominium, Pros & Cons – [Q & A WITH JOE HOULIHAN]

Buying a Coop or Condo Advice

Amout Villa Magazine recently conducted a Q&A with Joe Houlihan about buying a condo for a home, read what he had to say in this post.  And, remember to call Houlihan & O’Malley to speak with one of our expert agents about your real estate needs; buying, selling, renting, we’re here for you!

Q: What are the benefits of owning a condominium vs. a house? Drawbacks?
A: Probably the most popular benefit of owning a condominium is that you are not responsible for any outside maintenance. The condo association takes care of shoveling, snowplowing, landscaping, roofs, painting the exterior, paving, and more – all of those things that can drain your budget and your time when you own a house. Additionally, condos often come with a variety of amenities, like a clubhouse, pool, playground, basketball and tennis courts, and community center.

There are certain drawbacks to a condo, however. You lose a level of privacy, and have a lot of neighbors in very close proximity, which can be noisy. Parking can also be a challenge, depending on the development. Also, with a house, you have free reign to do what you like to the exterior and your yard. As an owner of a condo, you will belong to a homeowners association, and there are certain rules that must be followed, including items such as specified hours that workers can come to your home, exterior paint colors, and facade maintenance regulations regarding fences and plantings. Also, homeowner associations can raise fees if a huge maintenance issue comes up (e.g., windows need to be replaced).

Q: What is the difference between a condo and a co-op? What’s a better bargain in this market?
A: When you purchase a condo, you are purchasing actual real property. Co-ops are owned by a corporation, and when you purchase a co-op you are buying shares of that corporation, so you are more like an investor. Co-ops are run by boards, and have a monthly maintenance fee to cover building expenses and upkeep. Additionally, the approval process to purchase a co-op is much more onerous and time-consuming than with a condo. Finally, co-op boards often do not allow subletting at all and, if they do, the rules are very restrictive, as co-op boards want most of the building to be owner-occupied. It is much easier to purchase a condominium, and the rules are generally more relaxed. The problem buyers run into is that condos are hard to come by in certain marketplaces such as southern Westchester where Co-ops are most common.

Q: Are there any specific professions/people that seem to do better in condos?
A: People who like condos want to relieve themselves of the responsibilities of house maintenance, such as cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, and fixing the roof. Condos are especially suited to people who have second homes. That way they can go away for three days, or even three months, and not have to worry about such home maintenance issues as shoveling the walkway after a snowstorm.  Condos are also great for working couples, who are both so busy with their jobs that they don’t have time for maintenance issues, as well as seniors, who may not want to or physically be able to take care of their homes anymore.

2021-Westchester Real Estate-One for the Record Books

Buying a Coop or Condo Advice

Unprecedented Times – 2021

The global pandemic remains in full swing as we bring the year to a close. There have been ebbs and flows as we seem to conquer one variant and then succumb to another. The residential real estate market has had quite a ride this year as well. In the early part of the year, as vaccination rates increased, the market was ‘jubilant’ with buyers scrambling for almost every property that became available. Bidding wars dominated and first-time buyers were frustrated even if they had more than a 20% down payment.

As we got to the summer months, things got less hectic but contracts continued to get signed. In terms of the numbers — here they are hot off the press. This information is for the single-family home market in five (5) specific areas in lower Westchester.

Bronxville, Bronxville PO and Crestwood did not have a huge difference in sales volume, although the median price went up substantially. As you can see the larger impact was felt in Eastchester with a substantial increase in both volume & sales price. Tuckahoe showed a nice increase in the number of sales but the median price went down a bit.

Looking ahead-2022 should be another interesting year in real estate.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!