Fiona's Insights

  • Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Inspection When Buying a Home

    Congratulations on finding the home of your dreams! Now it’s time to make sure there are no significant issues before you sign a binding sales contract. The best way to do that is to schedule a professional home engineering inspection. It’s also a valuable opportunity for you as the new homeowner to shadow the inspector…

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  • When Renovating, Should You Choose Value Over Happiness?

    Homeowners typically will weigh the cost of a home renovation project against the value it will add to their house. But the pleasure of enjoying a new kitchen or bathroom should be considered, too, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), with insights from the National Remodeling Industry. Let’s look…

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  • The Art of Pricing Your Home to Sell

    Determining the right price for your home is complicated. It’s a balancing act. You don’t want to price so low that you are leaving money on the table, but you can’t go so high that would-be buyers are turned off. Pricing your home is part art, part science, and part psychology.  It is also the…

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  • Life in Rye: 26 Things You Should Know, from A – Z

    Welcome to Rye! Congratulations on one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. As a Rye resident, you have access to top notch schools, great food, waterfront recreation, arts and culture, and a warm and welcoming community. As you settle into your new hometown, you may have many questions about where to go, how to…

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  • 10 Great Starter Homes on the Market in Westchester County

    A majority of Americans — 79 percent, according to a 2019 Bankrate survey — believe that owning a home is a hallmark of achieving the American dream. The challenge is, many young buyers don’t have enough cash on hand for a down payment or can’t afford the high monthly mortgage payment that goes along with…

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  • Buying Your First Home? 5 Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

    Buying your first home can be one of the most joyful — or the most stressful — moments of your life. If you think you’ve found the home of your dreams, don’t get ahead of yourself. As a first-time homebuyer, you need to prepare for the purchase of a home well before you start looking…

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Let Fiona help you sell or find your dream home. Contact Fiona at 914-414-5147 or email her directly.