HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY JUNE ‘20 ACTIVITY

Tuckahoe Real Estate

June was a very busy month real estate activity month for Houlihan & O’Malley.  Our agents were had several closings and new listings, as well as, contracts pending.  The Westchester County market is hot right now as more people are looking to move to the beautiful suburbs from the city.  Contact us if you are looking to buy or sell.

SOLD/RENTED:


42 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (4 Bed/2 Bath)
Sold for $811,000
Crestwood at its very best! A quick walk to Metro North and local shopping and an even shorter walk to school and library. This beautiful home has been extensively renovated and includes a sensational back yard.  The result is a marvelously warm home that lives with ease and grace. Move in and enjoy.

35 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe, PO Yonkers (5 Bed/3 Full Baths/2 Half Baths)
Sold for: $870,000
This beautiful Victorian Home with old world charm and wrap around front porch have been recently renovated. The home features hardwood floors and original pocket doors in formal living room. Walking distance to the Crestwood train station.

Ossining Real Estate
23 Park Avenue, Ossining, Multi Family (5 Bed/3 Bath)
Sold for $560,000
Both units offer a duplex style of living with separate utilities.  Great income opportunity!  Walk Score of 72.

18 Bogert Avenue, White Plains (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for $430,000
This charming house is located on a quiet street in Fisher Hill bordering Scarsdale. Large level backyard.  Walk to nearby park. Walk to train/bus. Enjoy the Bronx River Parkway bike and walking paths!


811 Palmer Road #2D, Bronxville COOP (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for $215,000
This COOP is a diamond in the rough with just over 1,200 SF; more space than most units in the area. This well-maintained complex has much to offer.  Just a short walk to the Bronxville Metro-North train station, shops and many restaurants.

PENDING:

36 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (5 Bed/4 Bath)
Listed at $1,125,000
A commuter’s dream…Metro North and a walking trail are only minutes away from this young Colonial home nestled in the quaint neighborhood of Crestwood.  Custom built throughout.  Floor plan is thoughtfully designed to provide functionality for today’s lifestyle.  A bright and easy home to live, love and enjoy!

Tuckahoe Real Estate
175 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (3 Bed/2 Full Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at $789,000
In the heart of Crestwood just a three block walk to Metro North Station and just around the corner from the Crestwood Library. This often admired Tudor home sits prominently on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is in excellent condition with numerous upgrades. You will be impressed by the quality of this home and its recent improvements.

Single Family Home Yonkers

19 Gard Avenue, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (6 Bed/ 2 Full Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at 749,000
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! A classic Victorian in Armour Villa offering a front porch and two additional porches to enjoy spectacular views.  All this and walking distance to the Bronxville Metro North Station and the Village.

205 E. 238th Street #1B, Bronx COOP (2 Bed/1 Bath))
Listed at $249,900
Fully renovated SPONSOR UNIT! Huge private outdoor space facing front of the building.  A must see!

380 North Broadway #C7, Yonkers COOP (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $139,999A Gorgeous, newly renovated unit in the West Water Commons Complex. Living room with open floor concept has spectacular water views which just add to the peace and tranquility of the complex. Just minutes from downtown Yonkers waterfront, Buses, Park and all major highways. And just 30 minutes from NYC via Metro-North.

NEW LISTINGS:

336 E. 187th Street, Bronx (Multi Family)
Listed at $795,000
This is a development deal. There is a two-family house on the property which will be delivered vacant. The zoning is R7-1. The FAR is 3.44. The allowable square footage of a new building is 16,477 SF. If you add a Community Facility the allowable size is 22,992 SF. The property is located on the southwest corner of E 187th Street and Marion Avenue. It is two blocks south of Fordham Road. You can walk to all.

259 W. 234th Street, Bronx (3 Bed/1 Full Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at $669,000
A must-see opportunity in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. Great location, close to public transportation, major highways, local retail shops and entertainment.

Westchester County Real Estate
68 E. Hartsdale Avenue #S3, Hartsdale COOP (2 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed at $549,000
RARE OPPORTUNITY. Unusual spacious duplex w/private yard/patio, fireplace, two walk-in closets & two exposures in the ideal walking location on East Hartsdale Ave. Metro North train, shopping & restaurants all within an easy stroll. 2 units combined into 1 grand home that lives like a house w/none of the work!

Westchester County Realtor
100 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye #A2A CONDO (1 Bed/1 Bath CONDO)
Listed at $275,000
Welcome to Rye City. This unit has a “Walk Score” of 85 – conveniently located close to shops, restaurants, and Metro North train station. Comes with its very own parking spot just steps away from the back entrance of the building. This cozy unit offers an open floor plan, hardwood floors,  a large living room/dining room area, a rustic exposed red brick wall with working fire place and its own private open terrace. A must see!

Bronxville Real Estate
280 Bronxville Road #8B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers COOP (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $275,000
Move right into this sensational unit in the beautiful Bronxville Lodge. This apartment has been completely renovated in the past six years with superb materials and workmanship.  Recessed lighting and a dream custom closet make this the perfect one bedroom on the eighth floor of this quiet building!

Bronxville Real Estate
17 Gramatan Court, Bronxville CONDO – RENTAL (3 Bed/3 Full Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at $9,000/month
Gramatan Court reinvented! This new rental opportunity is one of a kind. The entire townhouse has been redone and altered in 2017 with the goal of making it open, bright and airy. This is one of the few units in the complex to have a fully above grade lower level with terrific ceiling height. The kitchen & dining room have been made into a fabulous family space including an all NEW kitchen. The second floor contains the master suite with new bathroom and walk in closet. The second bedroom has additional closet space and a new bathroom. The laundry room is in the 2nd floor hallway. The third floor has another master suite with spacious new bathroom and roomy walk in closet as well as a fabulous west facing terrace. All mechanicals were replaced. There are three separate HVAC systems. Located in the heart of Bronxville with an easy walk to Metro North, school, great restaurants, movies, Pure Barre, Starbucks, Soul Cycle and many local shops.

Busy June!  Think we are making up for April and May?  Maybe?  Come visit with a Houlihan & O’Malley agent-we’re busy but always have time for more clients! Go ahead – make our summer busy!

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY MAY ‘20 ACTIVITY

Scarsdale Real estate

It’s so nice to see more activity in real estate-on both the buyers and sellers’ side.  And more people out and about. Call Houlihan & O’Malley, we’re out and about too and ready to go with all your real estate needs!

SOLD/RENTED:

1 Crossway, Eastchester (3 Bed/1 Full Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for: $820,000
Beautiful center hall colonial in mint condition with open floor plan.  The living room with wood burning fireplace is adjacent to the family room.  Large French doors define both spaces providing easy access to entertain.  Home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, close to schools, restaurants, shops and transportation.

Scarsdale Real estate
143 Garth Road #1L, Scarsdale PO/Eastchester (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for: $249,000
Beautifully renovated first floor apartment in sought after Colchester Hall.  Enjoy cooking in this gourmet kitchen-everything is brand new!  Sleek and stylish new bathroom; custom moldings; hardwood floors; new closet system; pet friendly building; stunning outside terrace overlooking Garth woods.  Short walk to Metro North, restaurants, shopping, walking trails and parkway.


108 Sagamore Road, #2K, Tuckahoe (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for $210,000
Minutes from Metro-North, restaurants and shopping! This light-filled, spacious apartment boasts hardwood floors, ample closet space, laundry on the same floor, assigned parking, and sliding doors to your own terrace with beautiful tree-top views.

Yonkers Real Estate
246 Bronxville Road #J4, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for $180,000
Sun-drenched Bronxville Court apartment is located on the top floor of a pre-war, dog friendly building. This unit offers a renovated eat-in kitchen and renovated bath, high ceilings, handsome moldings, beautifully finished hardwood floors along with ample closets, including a walk-in cedar closet.  A live-in super, and a state-of-the-art video intercom system make this building very appealing. Less than a five-minute walk to Bronxville Village and the Metro North station.


64 Sagamore Road #A7, Bronxville (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Rented for $2,900/Month
Condo for rent in a beautiful pre-war building in charming Bronxville Village and school district. Situated on the top floor of a midrise walk up building, this unit offers high ceilings, exquisite sun light with exposures on three sides. This apartment has a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, open kitchen and dining area. Great location with a quick walk to the train and the center of BXV Village.

PENDING:

2 Stoneleigh Plaza #5H, Bronxville (3 Bed/3 Bath)
Listed at $1,395,000
Stoneleigh is a premier building located in the heart of Bronxville-close to shops and the Metro North station.  This unit is almost 2000 SF and has been beautifully renovated to reflect todays life style.  Apartment is on a high floor in the northwest corner of the complex affording it privacy, beautiful views and abundant sunlight.

35 Crestwood Avenue, tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (5 Bed/3 Full Baths/2 Half Baths)
Listed at $899,000
This beautiful Victorian home with old world charm and wrap around front porch has been recently renovated. The home features hardwood floors and original pocket doors in a formal living room. Modern kitchen with GE Appliances and Quartz counter tops open to dining room with wood paneled walls.  Mud room with half bath and space for washer/dryer off kitchen leads to back patio.  Many updates.

18 Bogert Avenue, White Plains (2 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $449,000
This charming house is located on a quiet street in Fisher Hill bordering Scarsdale. Use your imagination to transform this original split level.  Central air. Large level backyard.  Walk to nearby park. Walk to train/bus. Enjoy the Bronx River Parkway bike and walking paths!

NEW LISTINGS:

None in May but we’re off to a busy start in June…

 

Fleetwood, NY-Small Town Feel

Houlihan & O'Malley Real Estate Office

When it comes to New York State, people need to be reminded that there is so much more to this incredible state than just New York City.  In the past, we dove into the benefits of living in Westchester County and here we take an even deeper look into a specific and completely unique area – the Fleetwood neighborhood.  Fleetwood is located on the north side of Mount Vernon closer to Bronxville.

Fleetwood’s affordability is a huge draw for those looking to purchase their first house or COOP, or just downsizing.  And the taxes are low.  It has a small town feel with modern conveniences. Residents of Fleetwood remark that it is a safe and fun suburb, a great place for kids. And the business district on North Gramatan has much to offer with many lovely restaurants and shops.

The whole area covers about one and half square miles with a population of fewer than 20,000 people and is known for its diversity.

Fleetwood is also a very accessible area, driving-wise as it is super close to many major roadways.  It has its own Metro-North station and it only takes about 30 minutes via express train to get to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. If you’re in Westchester, check out Fleetwood.

Houlihan & O’Malley’s real estate agents are seasoned experts in Westchester County and the Fleetwood neighborhood.  Contact us if you are ready to buy or sell your home!

Joe Houlihan
Broker/Owner
Houlihan & O’Malley

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY MARCH/APRIL ‘20 REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY

Bronxville Real Estate

During this unusual time of social distancing and keeping safe, Houlihan & O’Malley’s agents have put into place a way to work with clients virtually.  We are able to help you search and buy homes with online information and virtual tours.  We can also help you sell your home with online marketing efforts, photography, videos and more!

Here’s what happen during the last couple of months with our agents.

SOLD/RENTED:

Westchester County
8 Rhynas Drive, Mount Vernon (4 Bed/3 Bath)
Sold for: $810,000
Gorgeous Rhynas Drive-named for the famed architect/builder who built each distinguished home on this delightful block. The only stone front home in this remarkable collection. With its original slate roof, this home sits prominently on the bend in the road. nter into a roomy foyer with wide planked floors, a large living room with wood burning fireplace, a classic paneled office and a lovely screened in porch. The foyer also opens to a formal dining room and provides entrance to the renovated kitchen with family room, bedroom and full bathroom. The second floor has a large master suite with renovated master bath and dressing room. There is a hall bath and two additional substantial sized bedrooms. There is a walk up attic for storage and a partially finished basement with a 2 car garage. The quality of the home will be evident to you everywhere you turn in this special property.

Yonkers Real Estate
171 Devon Road, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (6 Bed/4 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Sold for: $999,000
Beautiful 4000+SF well maintained home that sits atop a 1 acre manicured lot in Lawrence Park West! MOVE IN CONDITION.  Special features: Central A/C, 200 Amps, Gas Generator, Updated Windows, Copper Leaders/Gutters, Radiant Heat (Solarium), Fresh Water Gunite Pool, SS Appliances (Viking/Thermador/Fisher & Paykel), Recessed Lighting. And a detached garage with circular driveway.

Eastchester Real Estate
11 Mill Road 3 East, Eastchester (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Rented for: $2,550/month
11 Mill Road is a fully renovated building. This rental includes an assigned private parking spot. Located in the heart of Eastchester surrounded by many shops and restaurants, and just a short walk to the Crestwood Train Station.

IN CONTRACT/PENDING:

Scarsdale Real estate
143 Garth Road, #1L, Scarsdale (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $259,000
Beautifully renovated first floor apartment in sought after Colchester Hall.  Includes a gourmet chef kitchen, hardwood floors and many other fabulous upgrades.  Pet Friendly building.  This unit has a stunning outside terrace overlooking Garth Woods too.  Short walk to Metro North station with easy commute to NYC.  Close to many restaurants, shopping, walking trails and parkways.  Laundry and storage in lower level.  Street parking with permit from Town of Eastchester.  Resident eligibility for Lake Isle Membership

NEW LISTINGS:

Bronxville Real Estate

231 Pondfield Road, Bronxville (4 Bed/2 Bath/2 Bath)
Listed at $1,749,000
Easy walk to Metro North, school and town from this centrally located Village Tudor. Many upgrades include an entirely new central air conditioning system installed in February 2020, hardwood floors in the bedrooms and on the stairs have just been refinished, new roof in 2016, new boiler in 2014, windows replaced, kitchen and all baths have been redone. Lots of living space including a huge living room with bar area, dining room, eat in kitchen, amply sized family room, an out of the way office and a powder room. The second floor has a master suite, three bedrooms, bathroom, and a powder room in one of the bedrooms. The backyard has a great patio for outside entertaining. If you are leaving the city but don’t want to leave the convenience of walking to all you need — this is the house for you!

bronxville real estate agency
259 West 234th Street, Bronx (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at $669,000
This is a must-see opportunity to own a single-family home in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. The property needs some updates and is being sold “as is”.  Great location-close to public transportation, major highways, local retail shops and entertainment. Pool Table and A/C unit are included.

We are all learning ways to adjust to the new normal including doing things virtually.  We can still help you with your real estate needs via phone, email, Zoom, YouTube, etc.  Call us, we’ll work with you though this together!

Low Interest Rates Make It a Good Time to Buy

Home Buying Low Interest Rates

Home Buying Market

The world is currently going through an unprecedented series of events with the pandemic. For many, it’s a time to shelter in place and to be thankful for the things that they have. Things are changing for the time being, but the world will come through on the other side wiser and stronger than before.

Some of the changes that have occurred in the past few weeks from a buyer’s perspective, are actually beneficial right now.

Low Interest Rates Make It a Good Time to Buy

Although the world is in uncertain times, those who have the means may find that buying a property right now could be a very good option. This is because the rates today are lower than they have been in a long time. The rates are at record lows, so buying a property has the potential to net you a great deal.

The Federal Reserve is buying unlimited amounts of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasury securities. This is helping to provide more protection than what was available during the 2008 recession. In light of what’s happening currently, this will be needed. The government is also acting faster today than it did in 2008, which means the benefits could be seen sooner. By creating a greater demand in mortgage bonds and with rates low, buying could be a smart choice for those who have already been considering buying.

If you have the money available to buy a property, it simply makes sense to take advantage of the changes that are happening with the rates. While it is certainly a scary time for the world, and you might be wondering whether you should make the purchase, it’s time to consider the low rates. If you were already going to buy a home, and you are in a financial situation where you will be able to make the purchase safely, consider getting in touch and moving forward.

Of course, with the current pandemic, there is no longer such a thing as “business as usual”. During these times, you will want to consider other ways of shopping for and buying your property. Fortunately, we have plans in place that can make it much easier for you.

Joe Houlihan
Broker/Owner
Houlihan & O’Malley

Find New Properties Using Virtual Connections

Houlihan & O'Malley Real Estate Office

With so much of the world in lockdown, getting out and finding the real estate that you want to buy right now can seem difficult. In fact, it can be next to impossible to move forward with “business as usual” in the coming weeks. However, we can work with our clients virtually. If you are interested in a property, or if you have questions, we can connect online. In fact, much of what you will need to know about the property, including looking at the photos and taking a virtual “tour” can be done over the Internet.

You can learn more about the property, the building, the neighborhood, and more. By connecting online, it limits actual contact, while still providing you with all of the information you will need when it comes to the property. It’s very easy to work with clients virtually, so you can get started on your home search right away.

With an increase in the number of buildings and homes that will be available, coupled with the low interest rates, it could be the right time to start thinking about buying. Check out some of the properties we have available and then get in touch to learn more. It couldn’t be easier to find the home of your dreams, and you might even be able to save some money thanks to those low rates. It’s nice to have a bit of good news during these trying times.

Just because the world is wisely social distancing currently doesn’t mean that you have to forego looking for a new property to call home. Check out all of the different options that are available, consider the state of your finances, and get in touch to learn more about those properties. This could be an ideal time to find a property that you like.

Joe Houlihan
Broker/Owner
Houlihan & O’Malley

 

HOULIHAN & O’MALLEY FEBRUARY ‘20 ACTIVITY

Yonkers Real Estate

Houlihan & O’Malley’s agents continued to work hard for its clients in February.  And, we had several sales, rentals, contracts and new listings.  We are diligent in our efforts to make every real estate transaction an great experience.  Contact us if you need help with selling, buying or renting a home.  Our team is here to help!

SOLD/RENTED:

30 E. Hartsdale Avenue 3H, Hartsdale (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Sold for: $190,000
Large co-op unit. Large kitchen and walk in closets. Easy commute to NYC via train or bus. Close to all major highways, shopping, and downtown Hartsdale.


11 Mill Road 3 West, Eastchester (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Rented for: $2,500/month
11 Mill Road is a fully renovated building. This rental includes an assigned private parking spot. Located in the heart of Eastchester surrounded by many shops and restaurants, and just a short walk to the Crestwood Train Station.

Yonkers Real Estate Agent
112 Hampshire Road, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (4 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Rented for $5200/month
Exhale….the perfect rental home! This classic home nestled in Lawrence Park West gives you easy access to the Bronxville Metro North Station.  A private setting with manicured and mature plantings on over a quarter acre of land with an in-ground pool!

IN CONTRACT/PENDING:

60 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester (4 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at $900,000
Nestled in the heart of Bronxville Manor, this recently updated move-in ready Colonial offers lots of space. It is located in a beautiful space that offers an abundance of natural light.  And modern amenities too! The large backyard includes a patio and lovely plantings making this home unusually attractive!

Yonkers Real Estate
171 Devon Road, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (6 Bed/4Bath/1 Half Bath)
Listed at: $899,999
Rare opportunity to own a 4000+ sqft well maintained home that sits atop a 1 acre manicured lot in Lawrence Park West! MOVE IN CONDITION. And a Fresh Water Gunite Pool! A must see!


42 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (4 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed at $777,000
Crestwood at its very best! A COMMUTERS DREAM – a SEVEN minute walk to Metro North and local shopping and an even shorter walk to school and library. Home has been extensively renovated and includes a sensational beautifully landscaped backyard and patio. The result is a marvelously warm home that lives with ease and grace. Move in and enjoy.


11 McArthur Avenue, Tuckahoe PO/Yonkers (4 Bed/3 Bath)
Listed at $599,000
Opportunity knocks in this lovely ranch home in sought after Crestwood. Built in 1962 by a builder for his family, the house has been occupied by the family for all these years. Don’t miss the chance to call Crestwood home!

Bronxville Condo
280 Bronxville Road 8B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $275,000
Move right onto this sensational apartment in the beautiful Bronxville Lodge. This apartment has been completely renovated over the past several years using superb materials and workmanship.  This won’t last long!

108 Sagamore Road 2K, Tuckahoe (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $225,000
Live with Ease! Minutes from Metro-North, Restaurants and Shopping.  This light-filled, spacious unit has much to offer including beautiful treetop views.

NEW LISTINGS:

68 E. Hartsdale Avenue S3, Hartsdale (2 Bed/2 Bath)
Listed at $549,000
Unusual spacious duplex with private yard, patio and fireplace.  Two units combined into one grand home that lives like a house with none of the work!  Ideal walking location on East Hartsdale Avenue – walk to Metro North train, shopping & restaurants. 24-hr laundry / 24-hr gym. Non-smoking building. Pets welcome!               

Mortgage rates are at an all-time low!  Now is the time to buy…
and Houlihan & O’Malley can find your next residence!

615 Palmer Road #108, Bronxville PO/Yonkers

Yonkers Real Estate

Welcome to the Palmer House. This beautiful spacious unit is in move in condition and includes assigned parking (visitor parking too and 24/7 Security Guard/Gate. Storage and bike room included. Easy commute to Manhattan.

10 Old Mamaroneck Road #4F, Mamaroneck

Westchester County Real Estate

A newly renovated Junior 4 sponsor unit (no board approval) at desirable Wesley House. The high quality renovation, Doorman service, On-site parking, ‘residents only’ fitness center and a laundry room on each floor make this a fantastic buy.

510 Midland Avenue #2K, Yonkers

HOM Recent Sales

Amazing opportunity to own this spacious and totally turn key Condo on Midland Avenue. Ideally located just off the Cross County Parkway and directly across from Tibbets Park. This impeccably maintained unit features generously sized rooms with western exposure overlooking the park.