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

Eastchester Single Family Home

The year seems to have gone by quickly!  We’re getting ready to move from Summer to Fall and the team at Houlihan & O’Malley has had a great 2022 so far helping clients find homes and sell homes!  We would love to help you too, contact us to see why our clients’ love us.

SOLD:

Eastchester Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

8 Myrtle Place, Eastchester (4 Bed/3 Bath)
Sold for $940,000
Colonial with great curb appeal in the highly sought-after Oakridge neighborhood of Eastchester. The large and level backyard features a blue stone patio accessible through double French doors in the kitchen. Walk to all that Eastchester that has to offer including, schools, shopping, restaurants and Crestwood Metro North station. Lake Isle Country Club eligible.

Bronxville PO/Yonkers Condo

 

 

 

 

 

134 Texas Avenue, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed12 Bath/1 Half Bath CONDO)
Sold for $549,000
Townhouse style, sunny end unit. Relax and enjoy nature at its finest from your second-floor balcony. Open floor plan with recessed lighting, crown molding and new hardwood floors throughout. Storage attic. Washer/Dryer in unit. Georgia Avenue Park around the corner. Close to Fleetwood and Bronxville Metro North stations. Pet friendly.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

43 Agnola Street, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers  (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for $485,000
Great opportunity in the much-desired neighborhood of Crestwood. Available for the first time in 50 years. Sweet home with great curb appeal. Large stone patio, nice side-yard and driveway parking for multiple cars. Low taxes!

244 Bronxville Road #G2, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $379,000
Fabulous apartment with its own washer/dryer! Completely renovated-custom cabinets, quartz counter tops, tile back splash, stainless-steel appliances.  Bathroom-new vanity and fixtures. Refinished wood floors throughout. Wood burning fireplace rebuilt. Picture frame moldings. High hat lighting. And new windows.

Bronxville COOP for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

1430 Midland Avenue #5E, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $254,000
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.

Bronxville Rental Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

6 Studio Arcade #3G, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath Rental)
Rented for $5,000/month
Easy Commute – this is it. Located at the Bronxville Train station. Walk to everything in Bronxville. This unit is located on the second floor of a four-story walk-up building. Nonsmoking building.

PENDING:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Bolton Gardens, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed for $1,295,000
Stunning townhouse located in the heart of Bronxville Village. Coveted corner unit with patio checks all the boxes-hardwood floors, open Chef’s kitchen, central air. This unit has it all. HOA includes on-site parking space, heat, snow removal and outside maintenance.

Yonkers Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

403 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $939,000
Beautiful home located in the highly desirable community of Crestwood.  It is set on over a third of an acre and has been lovingly maintained by the same family for over forty years. Lower level has an additional 807sf of living space with sliding glass doors that open to the expansive backyard with a fabulous built-in pool. Approximately one mile to Metro North for an easy commute to NYC.

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

40 Parkway West, Mt. Vernon (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath
Listed for $889,000
Stately Tudor located in the highly desirable Aubyn Manor area of Fleetwood. This house is surrounded by lush lawns and mature plantings and has been meticulously maintained over the years. Enter into a gracious living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, and a fabulous eat-in chef’s kitchen. Third level is a 4th bedroom, a full bath and storage space. The lower level has 445sf of finished bonus space. Ideal location to enjoy all that Bronxville and Fleetwood have to offer.

Bronxville COOP for sale

 

 

 

 

 

45 Pondfield Road W #3G, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $239,000
Beautiful unit in a pet friendly, elevator building. Lots of natural light and tree top views. Walk to everything in Bronxville Village and Metro North Train Station.

2160 E Bronx Park #4G, Bronx (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed for $239,000
Charming one bedroom in a lovely pre-war building in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx. Arched entryway leads to a sunken living room filled with lots of natural light. Hardwood parquet floors. Tall ceilings with crown moldings throughout. Close to everything the Bronx has to offer including the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens. Super convenient location. Lots of shopping and great eating options nearby.

Low monthly maintenance too.

NEW LISTINGS

127 S. Terrace Avenue, Mt. Vernon (Commercial)
Listed for $1,429,000
Two buildings — main building is 2,928 SF per floor, total of 5,857 SF. The first floor has a workshop/storage area that is 800 SF, 4 private offices, 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette and a boiler room. The second floor of the main building has a 1,500 SF workshop/storage room, 4 offices and 1 bathroom. The second building is 870 SF. It has a rollup garage door that is 9 ft high and 7’6″ wide and a loading dock. The ceiling height is 11 ft. There is a bathroom and a small office. The combined space is 6,727 SF. Fenced in yard. The total lot size is 9,352 SF.

Bronxville Rental Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

6 Studio Arcade, Bronxville #4H (4 Bed/2 Bath Rental)
Asking $4,900/month
Commuters dream located next to the downtown tracks of the Bronxville Metro North station. Walk to school, shopping, library, everything Bronxville has to offer. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. Sun streams into this top floor unit which has east, west and southern exposures.

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

10 Alden Place #4B, Bronxville PO/Mt. Vernon (2 Bed/1 Bath RENTAL)
Listed for $3,200/month
Fabulous Alden Place apartment with tree top views. This Bronxville PO/Mt. Vernon School District, apartment is on the top floor of a walk-up building. Renovated kitchen and bath. The gracious living room has French doors that overlook a park. Beautifully finished hardwood floors throughout. Five-minute walk to Bronxville Village.

The residential sales group at Houlihan & O’Malley represents both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions throughout Westchester County. Let us show you how our tradition of excellence combined with new approaches can make it work.

 

 

 

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

Bronxville Real Estate

July continued to be busy for Houlihan & O’Malley.  We’ve really enjoyed helping so many people find a home, sell a home or rent a home.

We provide clients with a comprehensive, high-quality service. So, when if you decide to buy or sell your home, be sure to take advantage of the knowledge, experience, and professionalism Houlihan & O’Malley has to offer. It would be our privilege to be your Realtor®.

SOLD:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

39 Oriole Avenue, Bronxville (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $3,100,000
This ‘walk to all’ Village location is the perfect blend of suburban and in-town living. Home was extensively renovated in 2015. Charming three season porch and an expansive slate patio. Second floor includes a delightful den with wood burning fireplace. Third floor has the perfect ‘work from home’ hide out.

73 Summit Avenue, Bronxville (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,820,000
Historic Hillard home nestled on a private quarter acre. Beautifully renovated. Lower level has lots of possibilities. Beautiful flat yard. Two wood burning fireplaces. Lots of storage. Walk to all that Bronxville has to offer.

Westchester County Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

19 Scenic Lane, Yonkers (3 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $865,000
Spacious townhome in the gated community of Winchester Village. Private primary suite has cathedral ceilings and lots of closet space. Family room with fireplace. Two car garage. Enjoy all the amenities the Winchester has to offer-pool, tennis, clubhouse, playground, & fitness center. Close proximity to shopping, restaurants, transportation and parkways.

47 Columbia Place, Mt. Vernon (3 Bed/1 Bath/2 Half Baths)
Sold for $715,000
Sun-filled Colonial located on a quiet tree-lined street in the Huntswood section of Fleetwood. Lovely room flow. Lots of updates including Central AC and electric car hook up.

1 Midland Gardens #5D, Bronxville (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $327,000
Spacious apartment in sought after Midland Gardens conveniently located in the heart of Bronxville Village.

Hardwood floors through-out and lots of closets. Private storage unit in the basement is included in the maintenance. Unassigned lot parking. Maintenance includes all utilities-electric, gas, heat, hot water and sewer.

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

10 Alden Place Unit 1B, Bronxville PO/Mt Vernon (2 Bed/1 Bath Rental)
Rented for $3,200/month
Fabulous Alden Place Apartment. Bronxville PO/Mt. Vernon School District apartment is a five-minute walk to Bronxville. The large and gracious living room has French doors that overlook the park like grounds. Separate dining area off of the kitchen. Beautifully finished hardwood floors. Unassigned parking. Individual locked storage bins. Laundry facilities in the basement.

PENDING:

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

141 Main Street Unit A, Tuckahoe (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath Condo)
Listed for $1,315,000
A Townhouse like no other! Room to spare in this bright and sunny corner unit. Just steps to nearby playground, tennis, basketball, and all that Tuckahoe, Crestwood and Bronxville have to offer. Short walk to Metro North. Convenient to many shops, restaurants, and the Bronx River Parkway path. Lake Isle CC membership eligible.

189 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson (3 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed for $725,000
Classic 1955 Cape Code style home with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Hardwood floors throughout.

Large living room with wood burning fireplace and access to the deck overlooking the Hudson. Family room with panoramic views too. Additional room that can be used as an office/den/bedroom. Basement features a one car garage, oversized storage room, large utility room with washer/dryer. Gorgeous year-round sunsets!

NEW LISTINGS:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

1 Bolton Gardens, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed for $1,295,000
Stunning townhouse in the heart of Bronxville Village on the market for the first time in 30 years. One of the few coveted corner units with a large private patio. Open Chef’s kitchen and glass doors to a lovely flagstone patio. Original hardwood floors. HOA includes one assigned parking space (in front of home), heat, snow removal and outside maintenance.

Mt. Vernon Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

40 Parkway West, Mt. Vernon (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed for $889,000
Stately Tudor in the highly desirable Aubyn Manor area of Fleetwood. Surrounded by lush lawns and mature plantings, this house has been meticulously updated and maintained. Well laid out home has four levels including a lower level (445sf) of finished bonus space. Many updates include an all-glass breakfast room, a wood deck, a primary bath, solid wood front door, and a new Vermont slate roof. Walk to the Bronxville or Fleetwood Metro North station as well as all the many shops and restaurants.

Call Houlihan & O’Malley for all your real estate needs – 914.337.7888

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.

 

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!

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY NOVEMBER ‘21 ACTIVITY

Yonkers Real Estate

It’s hard to believe that we are in the holiday season and 2021 is getting ready to close out!  We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving with their friends and family.  Houlihan & O’Malley is truly thankful for our wonderful clients and being able to help them find that perfect home or find a perfect buyer for their home.  Below, you can see November was another busy month for us!

NEW

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

900 Palmer Road #10-D, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed at $265,000
Here is the apartment you have been waiting for – top floor with no one above you! One of the very few doorman buildings in the area. The apartment has abundant sunlight and expansive views. Large eat-in kitchen and numerous closets throughout. Metro North and Bronxville Village shopping and dining are less than a half mile away.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

12 Brooklands #3L, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed at $225,000
Classic Pre-War unit is located in the highly regarded Brooklands complex. This spacious and light-filled apartment has been freshly painted and the handsome hardwood floors refinished. The floor-to-ceiling French door windows in both the living room and bedroom overlook part of the beautiful grounds. Less than a five minute walk to Bronxville Village and the Metro North Station makes this a sought after location.

IN CONTRACT

Bronxville/PO Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

8 Cassilis Avenue, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (5 Bed/3 Bath)
Listed at $849,000
Welcome to Armour Villa. This unique single-family house offers an accessory apartment “In-Law Suite” that was completely renovated in 2016. The first floor includes two bedrooms, a full bathroom, kitchen, large living room, and storage. The second floor offers three bedrooms, two full baths, large living room, dining room, kitchen, big garage, lots of storage and access to large private deck/patio. Clean and well maintained — each unit has its own private entrance and private driveway. Just a short walk to the village of Bronxville and all that it has to offer including Metro North Station. Great opportunity.

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

246 Bronxville Road #J4, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Listed at $199,900
This sun-drenched apartment is located on the top floor of this lovely pre-war building. This unit offers a renovated eat-in kitchen, high ceilings, handsome moldings, beautifully finished hardwood floors and ample closet space. Building has a Live-in super and a state-of-the-art video intercom system. Less than a five-minute walk to Bronxville Village and Metro North station makes this a super convenient and desirable location. Washer/dryer units are permitted with board approval. Dog friendly too.

SOLD

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

4 Hathaway Road, Bronxville (5 Bed/5 Full Baths/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $2,200,000
This house has been completely rebuilt and expanded by well-known local builder Cathal Maguire who has masterfully designed the home selecting all of the finishes with his sharp eye for quality and design. The result is a sophisticated layout with quality craftsmanship that is evident throughout. The lush private grounds with natural stone retaining walls provide ample room to install a pool. Hathaway Road is tucked into a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Siwanoy Country Club.

Eastchester Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

10 Greystone Circle, Bronxville (5 Bed/6 Full Baths/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $1,450,000
Never leave home — enjoy your very own country club lifestyle! Billiard room with TV area, a Bar/Pool room, Gym and Office, heated In-Ground Pool, Basketball Court, Stone Patio and Pergola! This home was custom built by a builder for himself and his family. Absolutely beautiful!

11 Wildway, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/4 Bath)
Sold for $995,000
1930’s Classic Colonial located on a quiet dead-end street within walking distance to Bronxville Village. Home offers many special features including an in-ground swimming pool & pool house which could be office space, gym space, entertainment space-use your imagination. Mature plantings surround the property maximizing privacy. Spacious floor plan provides lots of formal & informal space. Tons of closets. Walk-up attic provides even more storage. Lovely home.

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173 Burkewood Road, Mount Vernon (3 Bed/2 full Baths/1 Half Bath)
Sold for $820,000
Located on a cul-de-sac in the Hunt Woods area of Mt. Vernon. This modern renovated home is in move-in condition & awaits its new owner!  Upon entry, you step up to a formal living rm w/gas fireplace, a formal dining rm w/sliders to a scenic deck offering a place to unwind or entertain, and a modern eat-in kitchen. The lower level offers a spacious family.

Scarsdale Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

235 Garth Road #B5A, Scarsdale (2 Bed/1 Bath COOP)
Sold for $330,000
Beautifully updated large unit in a well-maintained doorman building. The apartment features an updated kitchen. Ample closet space. Garth Woods is wired for both cable and FIOS and all utilities (electric, gas, heat, hot water) are included in the maintenance! Short walk to the Scarsdale Metro North Train station and Scarsdale village. Join Lake Isle CC and enjoy all it has to offer and the Bronx River Trail – walking or biking practically at your front door.

The holidays are here already — take time to enjoy family and friends. And if your thoughts stray toward real estate in the new year, think of calling Houlihan & O’Malley. We are here for you and because of you.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

 

Making Your Home Enticing to Buyers – Part One

Buying a Coop or Condo Advice

As a Realtor®, I get lots of questions about what to do or what not to do when getting your home ready to sell. In brief, you can sell it 1) “as is” and do absolutely nothing, 2) you can make minor fixes, not spend a lot of money and get a decent market price or #3) or you can do some renovations that will definitely enhance the value of your home thereby enhancing the asking price. In order to answer this question, I am going to write the response in a series of three blogs. Here is #1

Making Your Home More Enticing to Buyers

First impressions count! Buyers begin judging your home the moment they see it. They prefer to see homes that are well-maintained, clean, and clutter-free. Home improvements should be high on your list – keeping up with needed repairs, upgrading kitchens & bathrooms (if possible), and doing even minor renovations work. All of these actions will make a big difference in the selling price.

Renovations – Which ones are market-smart?

Sometimes homeowners resist renovation work because they fear they won’t recoup the cost.
But in many cases, minor renovations will more than pay for themselves.

Here are a few “market-smart makeovers” you might consider:

  • Kitchens — consider putting in new flooring, counter tops, appliances and lighting, as buyers typically look for updated kitchens. You’ll recover a large percentage of your expenses upon resale.
  • Bathrooms — opt for good lighting, large mirrors, attractive fixtures and materials, plenty of storage, and paint using neutral colors.
  • Energy-Efficient Improvement’s – Think “green”! Energy saving upgrades and repairs that reduce fuel bills can be a real selling point.

When considering renovations in anticipation of selling, there are two important rules: don’t over renovate, and be careful not to make renovations which please you personally. Remember your prepping your house to sell. This is where working with the right Real estate professional pays off. They can advise you on what’s trending with new buyers and where best to spend your money.

Joe
Broker/Owner
Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services

Next month – SMALL UPGRADES AND REPAIRS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY JUNE ‘21 ACTIVITY

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June marked the half way point of the year and the real estate market in Westchester County continues to boom. The total number of single-family homes sold during Q2 2021 was 1,805, a dramatic increase from the 1,174 sales in Q2 2020.  As a result the agents at Houlihan & O’Malley were very busy helping clients buy and sell homes!

SOLD:

Bronx, NY Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

362 E. 235th Street, Bronx (5 Bed/2 Bath/1Half Bath) Single Family
Sold for $889,000
Welcome to Woodlawn-this two-family house, built in 1915, has been meticulously maintained over the years. The house sits on an oversized 50’ x 100’ lot offering lots of outside space for entertaining. Great opportunity to own and rent. Move-in ready.

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54 Carwall Avenue, Mt. Vernon (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath) Single Family
Sold for $735,000
This lovely Mediterranean Style home in Fleetwood has numerous upgrades and will charm you with its rich architectural detail. The double height living room ceiling is quite dramatic and is enhanced by the gracious wood burning fireplace and wrap around staircase surrounding it. This is a wonderful home in an old-time feel neighborhood and is about a mile walk to the Fleetwood Metro North station.

6 Bryant Crescent #2H, White Plains (Studio)
Sold for $78,625
Cheerful corner studio that feels like a one bedroom. Large living space has been skillfully divided to provide a living room and a separate sleeping area. Bryant Gardens is a well-maintained complex of garden apartments with a playground & BBQ area.

PENDING:

120 Broad Street E, Mt. Vernon (4 Bed/4 Bath) Single Family
List Price $749,999
Charming Classic Colonial! Nestled in the Fleetwood area of Mount Vernon. Lots of room. Lots of storage. Conveniently located near shops, restaurants, major highways, transportation and much more!

90 Ogden Avenue, White Plains (4 Bed/2 Bath) COOP
List Price $699,000
Spacious colonial located on a lovely tree lined street, one block from Ralph Field, in the heart of the upper Highlands! Beautifully proportioned rooms. Handsome wood floors. Renovated kitchen is sure to please. The unfinished basement offers great potential. Wood burning fireplace make this charming colonial a home to enjoy every season of the year. Vibrant downtown White Plains is at your fingertips and just a 35-minute commute to NYC.

Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers Single Family Home

 

 

 

 

 

234 Westchester Avenue, Tuckahoe (4 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath) Single Family
List Price $599,000
Welcome to the heart of Crestwood. This house has just finished undergoing some major upgrades including a new roof, new driveway, refinished hardwood floors, and freshly painted inside and out. Move in ready! Ten-minute walk to the Crestwood Metro North Station and nearby parks, shopping, and major highways.  

ACTIVE:

99-101 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers (Land)
List Price $1,250,000
Lots are located on the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Vark Street. The two lots are 11,599sf 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. The lots are currently being used as a yard for scaffolding storage.

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173 Burkewood Avenue, Mt. Vernon (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
List Price: $849,000
Lovely home located on a cul-de-sac in the Hunt Woods Park section of Fleetwood. Modern renovated home is in move-in condition & awaits its new owner! Upon entry, you step up to a formal living room with gas fireplace, a formal dining room with access to scenic deck offering a place to entertain or just unwind. The lower level offers a spacious family room with access to the yard. This home has much to offer. A must see!

RENTAL:

Bronxville Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

94 Kensington Road, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath/2 Half Bath) Single Family
$7,900/Month
Your choice-Bronxville or Tuckahoe School Districts! This rental is unique in that it offers two buildings on the same lot: 1863sf home and a separate 360sf studio with bathroom — use your imagination. Some special features: CAC, TESLA charging station. Enjoy a walking lifestyle with steps to both Bronxville and Tuckahoe Villages offering many restaurants, shops, Pure Barre, Starbucks, Farmer’s Markets and a European style patisserie!

Remember, Houlihan & O’Malley is Bronxville’s Boutique Real Estate Agency!

Joe’s Corner – Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services

Buying a Coop or Condo Advice

How We Sometimes Operate like a Concierge Service

Concierge Services aren’t just for hotels. This is a white-glove level of service designed to prompt next-level customer loyalty. And that’s how Houlihan & O’Malley operates on many occasions. Primarily, clients view a concierge as a trusted advisor — even in Real Estate, someone who can make recommendations or suggestions about who to use for new windows, plumbing issues, getting a dumpster, or just something as simple as who to call for a small paint job.

A Real Estate Concierge assists clients by performing various tasks such as:

  • Picking up mail for the owners while out of town
  • Turning the lights on and off (before & after showings)
  • Turning the alarm off and on (before & after showings)
  • Commissioning handyman services
  • Coordinating repairs with the appropriate service people; Locating hard-to-find trades people — Locksmiths, Stain Glass Repair, etc.
  • House Cleaning Services
  • Landscapers/Lawn Services
  • Organization/De-cluttering
  • Decorating Help
  • Staging

These services are extremely invaluable to a homeowner.

Even something as simple as getting your house documents that are on file in your town building department. Before we meet our clients, we go to the building department to obtain all the paperwork on the house — checking for closed & open permits, Certificate of Occupancy (CO), etc.  We have great relationships with many of the local building departments, whereas most individuals do not even know where to go.

That is what concierge services are all about. If we can’t do it, we’ll find someone who can.

Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services has been around for 30+ years-we are a small boutique agency, family owned and operated with local talent and commitment to all!