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by Phyllis Lerner, Broker/Owner of Legends Realty Group LLC
Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
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What we as Realtors are allowed to do at this time...

Please understand that while we are designated essential service providers we are still NOT allowed to show you homes in person, hold open houses or meet with you in person... this is as per NY State regulations... no exceptions...

However, we are allowed to list and show homes virtually or online... we are also allowed to conduct and oversee business as needed from our offices while observing strict social distancing guidelines and hygene... and of course, we will be happy to work with you via phone, text and email... we have state of the art systems in place to serve you...

You can reach us at 914-438-7556 or via email at phyllislou@aol.com (Phyllis) or 914-438-3903 or via email at hjsrealtor@aol.com (Hans) to discuss your housing needs and wants... 

 LATEST NEWS:

The official notice reads as follows.

Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible.  

The following functions of real estate and/or realtors (sic) are considered essential: residential home and commercial office showings; home inspections; and residential appraisers. (emphasis added)

Back-office real estate work is deemed essential, but please utilize telecommuting or work from home procedures to the maximum extent possible.

 

LATEST NEWS 04/03/20202 - To: HGAR Members:
 
Last evening, an official with Empire State Development Corp. in a clarification of the designation of real estate as an essential industry, stated that all showings must be conducted virtually or online in order to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
 
Matthew Gordon, executive vice president, public affairs and communications for ESD, stated, “Being an 'essential' industry does not mean business as usual—business can only be conducted if social distancing and other public health protocols are followed and all must be doing everything they can to help stop the spread. For real estate, that means brokers can only transact business in their offices or show properties virtually, and anything else is off limits.”
 
He added that appraisers/inspectors are able to visit properties for inspection. Brokers can oversee transactions/signings at their offices while following social distancing protocols.
 
NY Realtors can show homes virtually or online only... Realtors are now deemed essential to NY State & it's residents...

This designation is a recognition by the state that real estate licensees, real estate home inspectors and real estate appraisers provide a critical service to New York, which is vital to the wellbeing not only of New Yorkers but also for New York’s local and state economy. However, as you prepare to conduct those services for your clients that have been deemed essential, NYSAR reminds all its members that they must fully comply with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” directive, which says that “essential businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible.”

 LATEST NEWS:

The official notice reads as follows.

Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health and every business, even if essential, is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible.  

The following functions of real estate and/or realtors (sic) are considered essential: residential home and commercial office showings; home inspections; and residential appraisers. (emphasis added)

Back-office real estate work is deemed essential, but please utilize telecommuting or work from home procedures to the maximum extent possible.

 

LATEST NEWS 04/03/20202 - To: HGAR Members:
 
Last evening, an official with Empire State Development Corp. in a clarification of the designation of real estate as an essential industry, stated that all showings must be conducted virtually or online in order to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
 
Matthew Gordon, executive vice president, public affairs and communications for ESD, stated, “Being an 'essential' industry does not mean business as usual—business can only be conducted if social distancing and other public health protocols are followed and all must be doing everything they can to help stop the spread. For real estate, that means brokers can only transact business in their offices or show properties virtually, and anything else is off limits.”
 
He added that appraisers/inspectors are able to visit properties for inspection. Brokers can oversee transactions/signings at their offices while following social distancing protocols.
 
NY State is considering "Flip Tax"...

New York is considering an Anti-Flipping Bill...

 

Buying a house in a state of disrepair and fixing it up to sell it shortly thereafter for a big profit is a dream that has been fueled by a number of TV shows in recent years. National sales statisics show that over 200,000 U.S. homes were bought and resold within a 12-month period in the year 2017 alone.

 

But, if the State of New York has its way, it might soon be harder to make anything on such an endeavour. There are currently two bills on the table: Assembly Bill A5375A and Senate Bill S3060E. Each of them “Imposes a tax on the transfer of certain real property within two years of the prior transfer of such property." They are actually aimed at preventing real estate speculation and would very much affect flippers. Both bills are currently in their respective State Committees.

 

Their goal is to add a "Flip Tax" on real estate sold within two years of purchase anywhere in the State of New York. Specifically, would-be flippers would be looking at a 20% tax on real estate that’s sold within 12 months of the initial purchase and a 15% tax on those properties that are sold within two years. That would certainly eat heavily into the anticipated profit and reduce or do away with flipping.

 

However, these bills could also severely hamper real property improvements throughout the State with more dilapidated homes rotting slowly into the ground because there is no profit to be made on fixing them.

 

What is your take of these efforts by the State of New York?

New York Real Estate Market Update

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and safe.  I just wanted to update my clients and customers on the current situation regarding the real estate market here in New York.
 
New York Real Estate Market Update:
 
As you may have noticed homes are still being listed on the MLS despite the fact that they cannot be shown by any real estate agent... as ordered by the State. Some owners just want them to be out there for people to view them virtually.  And other sellers have their homes removed temporarily from the market.
 
Closings are still happening for home sales that have been pending but almost all of them are done virtually.  It mostly depends on the bank and the support professionals such as title companies, attorneys, and notaries.  I expect things to change along the way as we get updates and policy changes from the State and our associations.
 
I will keep you updated as to such changes.  Hopefully this pandemic will end sooner than predicted.
 
Enjoy your families, and again, stay safe and well.
 
All the best,
Phyllis
Coronavirus News

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic any and all real estate professionals are unable to show you properties, hold open houses or meet with you at their offices. Despite these New York State mandated restrictions we are still available via phone, text or email to answer any questions you may have. We also encourage you to use the advanced informational and research tools of our real estate site @ www.westchester-real-estate.us. In addition, we like to thank our valued clients for their understanding and patience in these trying times. We hope to see all of you again in person in the near future.

All the best to you and your families.

Phyllis & Hans

Chappaqua NY 10514 - Updated Pristine 1 Bed 1 Bath Luxury Rental w. Garage & Amenities - $2,700 p. month
A completely updated rental... top floor, end unit w. attached garage... entry foyer w. coat closet, living room w. fireplace, vaulted ceiling, skylights, built ins, wall mounted flat screen TV, dining area w. slider to deck w. propane gas grill, fully updated kitchen, 1 fully updated hall bath, laundry closet w. stacked washer & dryer in unit, over sized 1 car garage... Bamboo hardwood floors... freshly painted... close to train, major highways, village restaurants & shoppings... amenities included in rental: pool, clubhouse w, gym, tennis courts, basketball court, guest parking & more... parks nearby... 1 month security, 1st month rent & renters insurance (500k) required with signing of lease... no pets are allowed... 
Large Pocantico Hills Center Hall Colonial w. Lower Level Guest/Nanny Walkout
this home is incredible... very spacious open layout... so many possibilities... easily update it to your taste... a must see to appreciate... lowest per sq ft price in sought after Pocantico Hills school district... Briarcliff PO... for more details see http://westchester-real-estate.us
31 Stanley Ave - Hastings On Hudson NY - Large Home w. Accessory Apartment - Price Reduced
now only $699,000... large 4 bedroom home with 1/2 bedroom accessory apartment and detached 2 car garage... see more details at http://westchester-real-estate.us
Price Reduced - 16 Hall Rd, Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 - Large 5 Bed 4 Bath Colonial w. Attached 3 Car Garage
NOW only $1,199,999... this exceptional home is a must see if you are looking in the Briarcliff Manor School District... call us today to arrange for a showing... only 6 years old... builder's own home... an absolute steal at this price...  must be seen to appreciate!
PRICE REDUCED - 16 Hall Road Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 - Gorgeous 5 Bed 5 Bath Center Hall Colonial
6 years young... luxurious 5 Bed, 5 Bath Briarcliff Manor Center Hall Colonial w. circular driveway & attached 3 car garage on over an acre of beautifully landscaped property. Gorgeous hardwood flooring, custom tile work & detailed wood accents throughout this large 4,223 sq ft home w. open floor plan & high ceilings. Covered front porch opens up to stately entry hall w. elegant hardwood & wrought iron staircase. Large openings w. custom wood details to formal living & dining rooms. Crown moldings & recessed lighting throughout. Short hallway w. powder room leads to gorgeous eat in kitchen & family room w. vaulted ceiling & wood burning fireplace. French glass sliders out to sizable backyard blue-stone patio overlooking private backyard. First floor bedroom/guest suite w. full bathroom. A spacious upscale laundry room completes the first floor. Second floor has master suite w. large walk in closet & beautiful Marble bathroom w. double sink vanity, over-sized tub & glass enclosed shower. Plus three more large bedrooms w. full hall bath. Staircase from kitchen hallway to huge bonus room w. vaulted ceilings, 3 dormers & powder room over attached 3 car garage. Hydro air heating system, Multi-zoned central A/C. Alarm System. Lots of custom elements throughout. Basement is a tall crawl space (2,200 sq ft) w. full concrete floor. Full unfinished attic. NOW $1,249,000
Price Reduction - 100 Beech Hill Rd - Pleasantville NY 10570 Address & Taxes with Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 Schools
Briarcliff schools with Pleasantville PO. Low taxes: $20,191 before STAR rebate of $1,932! Gorgeous updated Colonial with lower level mother/daughter/nanny set up w. full bath, kitchen and great room w/fireplace. Customized & finished to perfection. Covered front porch w. custom arches/stucco/mill work & wrought iron banisters opens up to elegant 2 story main entry hall, unique staircase foyer, large living/great room w. 2 sided floor to ceiling natural stone fireplace, spacious dining room on other end of fireplace, gorgeous open concept Gourmet eat in kitchen, built in wet bar & counter, luxurious office w. custom built ins & French doors to large form stone patio, den/guest bedroom, plus a powder room. 2nd floor offers a huge master bedroom suite w. master bath, massive dressing room w. built ins, large balcony/terrace off master, 2 more bedrooms w. full hall bath, plus family room/playroom/4th bedroom. Storage attic. Attached interconnected 2 car garage w. 2 entrances. Additional parking in rear. Nothing to do, just move right in. Community pool & camp available for Summer enjoyment. Multiple parks nearby. Close to all! NOW $999,888
Open House - 100 Beech Hill Rd Pleasantville NY 10570 - Saturday September 29th from 1 PM to 3 PM
A MUST SEE - was just reduced to $999,888 - completely updated and ready for you to move into... large home on large flat lot... Pleasantville NY PO and low taxes... but Briarcliff Manor Schools!
Open House - 31 Stanley Ave Hastings On Hudson NY - Sunday September 22nd 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Open House - 31 Stanley Ave Hastings On Hudson NY - Sunday September 22nd 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Only $719,000 - Large Hasting on Hudson 4 bed, 2.5 bath Center Hall Colonial w. legal 1 bed, 1 bath accessory apartment in lower level making it a total of 5 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Good sized entry foyer opens up to living room w. fireplace, eat in kitchen, dining & family room plus powder room. Large terrace off kitchen & breakfast area. The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master bedroom boasts a full en-suite bath plus a walk-in closet. The lower level apartment w. private entrance has a large eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room/office, bedroom, full bath, storage room & laundry. It can also be accessed from upstairs if buyer would want to use it & not rent it out. Nice level lot w. over sized detached 2 car garage w. pull down stairs to storage above bays plus driveway parking. Close to highways, shopping, entertainment & parks.

JUST LISTED - 26 Pintail Rd Irvington NY 10533 - gorgeous 5 Bed 3.5 Bath Colonial on Canada Goose Pond - $1,399,000

Irvington 5 bed, 3.5 bath custom Colonial built in 2015 overlooking picturesque Canada Goose Pond. Generous driveway leads to attached 2 car garage. Spacious, open & airy entry hall connects formal living & dining room w. family room & large state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen w. butler's pantry. Large raised deck off kitchen. Kitchen features Marble counter tops, high end SS appliances, custom cabinetry & a large center island. Gleaming hardwood floors & custom wood work throughout. Impressive coffered ceiling in dining room. Powder room & mud room w. custom built-ins complete main floor. 2nd floor offers an over-sized master suite w. full en-suite bath, tray ceilings & huge walk-in closet, plus four more sizable bedrooms. Two have a Jack & Jill bath & the other two are served by another hall bath. Laundry room completes the 2nd floor. Full storage attic w. Bessler stairs. Unfinished basement w. high ceilings. Enjoy ice skating, boating & fishing. Close to train, shops & restaurants...

Beautiful, luxurious 5 bed, 3.5 bath custom Colonial home built in 2015. Sitting above tranquil Canada Goose Pond. Move in ready, high quality home. State-of-the-art Solar Panels, Natural Gas, Hydro Air Heating System & A/C, Tank-less Coil Hot Water Heater and much more. Huge code compliant basement with lots of possibilities.Large deck overlooking backyard and pond, attached 2 car garage plus driveway parking.

See http://westchester-real-estate.us for more details & photos 

Open House - Today Sunday September 8th 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - 83 Wild Birch Farms Cortlandt Manor NY 10567
Large Beautifully Updated 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Townhouse w. Attached 1 Car Garage  For Sale in Cortlandt Manor NY 10567 at 83 Wild Birch Farms
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