2016 Real Estate sales in Westchester County were very strong. There were more transactions for SF homes sales (over 6200) than in any other year over the past 10 years and the County wide median price has held steady for the past 3 years between $624,000 and $635,000
A fee for checking your credit score? A loan origination fee? Pest inspection fee?
It used to be that home buyers found themselves overwhelmed with unexpected costs when they went to close on their home. But now, new regulations have been implemented to respond to the consumer's need to better understand their loan options. Called Know Before You Owe, the federal mortgage disclosure rule was implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on October 3 of this year.
Helpful Online School Search Tools Include
Houlihan & O'Malley's "Neighborhood Navigator"
Looking for a new home for you and your family? If so, finding a community with schools that
can best meet the needs of your family may well be on the top of your list. It is critical to check
out the schools – both in person and online – in the communities you are considering, especially
if you are moving to a new area.
At Houlihan & O’Malley, we suggest that you check out some very helpful... Read more.
HOULIHAN & O'MALLEY IN THE NEWS
As a leading expert on the Bronxville and Southern Westchester real estate scene, Houlihan & O'Malley is frequently featured in the media. Following are some of the top stories in recent months. They are chockfull of useful advice for homebuyers and sellers on topics ranging from current home design trends to real estate concierge services. Click on the article links below to learn more!
What Homebuyers Are Looking For In 2015: So Long Granite, Hello Options!
Bronxville DailyVoice.com, March 27, 2015
From composite countertops to... Read more.
What Westchester Homebuyers Are Looking For In 2015:
So Long Granite, Hello……… Options!
From composite countertops to outdoor entertainment spaces and faux-wood decks, Westchester homebuyers have some new preferences when it comes to what they want in a home. While stainless steel kitchen appliances and open floor plans continue to be in high demand, homebuyers' 2015 wish lists contain some surprises, according to Joe Houlihan, managing partner of Houlihan & O'Malley, Bronxville's leading boutique real estate agency.
In southern Westchester, proximity to schools and public transportation has also become an increasingly... Read more.
Q & A WITH JOE HOULIHAN
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A CONDO?
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,... Read more.