Tis the Season for Selling Your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the time comes to put your home on the market, many sellers think they should wait until after the holidays. However, there are several unexpected advantages to listing your home now rather than waiting until the New Year.

  1. Motivated Buyers
    Tis the season! There may be fewer buyers looking, but those who are tend to be motivated buyers. Homes often sell faster during the holidays, and for more money. Plus, there’s always that buyer who wants to give the ultimate gift to a loved one – a new home!
  2. Less Competition
    Because the holidays can be hectic, sellers often feel they can’t handle trying to show their home while juggling everything else.  Sellers often take the home off the market or wait until the New Year to put it on the market. This means that supply drops significantly, making the remaining houses on the market that much more attractive to buyers.
  3. Lower Interest Rates
    Historically, interest rates are cyclically lower from December through January, making it a more appealing time to buy. Additionally, the Fed has held interest rates very low for nearly nine years.
  4. Top Notch, Faster Service
    The stores may be packed, but your Realtor, title companies, banks, and lenders are probably not so busy, so you’re much more likely to be top priority. Plus, many potential homebuyers have time off from work during the holidays, giving them ample time to search for their new home.
  5. Your Home Looks Beautiful
    You can capitalize on the joy of the season by making your home warm and inviting with cheerful, tasteful holiday decorations and festive aromas, such as vanilla and spiced cider simmering on the stove or freshly baked cookies just out of the oven. This will appeal to the emotions of buyers, leaving them with a memorable impression.

The last week of November and the beginning of December have been surprisingly busy weeks with new contracts getting signed!  Contact Houlihan & O’Malley if you are thinking of placing your home on the market this holiday season.

 

Why Determining the Best Price for Your Home is so Important

Pricing your home correctly is the single most important decision you will make when selling your home.   As the market fluctuates, one must fluctuate too.

There are many aspects to consider when setting the price-

age of the house, location of the house, condition of the house, condition of the property, quality of upgrades (if applicable), etc.  Reviewing these outcomes can be an emotional journey, so having an experienced agent working with you throughout the process is extremely helpful.

Also, if a homeowner needs to sell their home quickly, it is even more critical to set the right price.  This is the time to be honest and evaluate what your home is truly worth. At Houlihan & O’Malley, our trusted advisors are there to ensure that you price your home appropriately and at a price you are comfortable with. When you hire an experienced agent, this process becomes significantly easier.

The first 2-3 weeks on the market is the most critical time for a listing.  An appropriately priced house will get lots of activity and peek the right buyers interest.  If your home is not selling at the price you want, you may want to consider other factors.  This is where a great agent can help you out.

Remember-it is not personal, it is business and that business is getting your house on the market for the right price.

Ready to get your home on the market? Give Houlihan & O’Malley a call today to see how we can make this possible for you.

 

1200 Midland Avenue, #7F Yonkers, NY

Welcome to Bronxville Knolls Tower where living is easy.  Large sunlit unit with Formal Dining Room;  Doorman Building;  Parking available for two vehicles; building storage; move-in ready.

2 Louisiana Avenue, #3A Yonkers, NY

HOM Recent Sales

Tucked away on a quiet street yet close to all modes of transportation.  Generously sized apartment in a beautifully maintained building (with elevator); pet friendly; on-site storage; common laundry. You can walk to downtown Fleetwood & Village of Bronxville Metro North Station.  A true find and value!

2 Consulate Drive, #1C Tuckahoe, NY

HOM Recent Sales

Spectacular, spacious apartment at Consulate at the Park.  This unit faces the park and has seasonal water views.  It has just been totally renovated with many upgrades; a short walk to the Tuckahoe Metro North Train; gated community; 24/7 Security; outdoor pool; and assigned parking.

240 Carol Avenue Pelham, NY

Beautiful sun filled home located on the corner lot in the heart of the village.  Walk to Pelham train station with an easy commute to Grand Central Station in 30 minutes. Convenient to major highways; walk to village, schools, shops and restaurants.

Houlihan & O’Malley’s Real Estate activity-SEPTEMBER 2019

Yonkers Real Estate

Fall is here but you wouldn’t know it based on the temperature!

NEW REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

10 Old Mamaroneck Road #4L, White Plains (1 Bed/1 Bath)
Listed at $225,000

Unique opportunity to own a NEWLY renovated Junior 4 unit at desirable Wesley House. The high quality renovation includes refinished floors, all new white kitchen, all new bathroom, new doors throughout and recessed lighting. The kitchen appliances are stainless steel & the counter tops are white Carrara marble. There is a ‘residents only’ fitness center and a laundry room on each floor. Doorman service is 8:00am-9:00pm Mon-Thurs; 8:00am-11:30pm Fri-Sun. One parking space is included. No Board approval for this SPONSOR unit!

White Plains, NY Real Estate

615 Palmer Road #108, Yonkers (Studio/1 Bath)                                                                             Listed at $149,000

Welcome to the Palmer House. This beautiful sunlit unit is in MOVE IN CONDITION and includes ASSIGNED PARKING; VISITOR PARKING; 24/7 SECURITY Guard/Gate; recently renovated kitchen; hardwood parquet floors; storage and bike room. Easy commute via express bus to Manhattan or quick bus ride to Metro North Train Station.

 

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

11 Mill Road, Eastchester-4th floor unit (2 Bed/2 Bath)                             Listed at $3,650

    3 East (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                                                   Listed at $2,650

    3 West (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                                                 Listed at $2,650

     2 East (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                                                  Listed at $2,650

    2 West (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                                                 Listed at $2,650

Welcome to 11 Mill Road. The entire building & all five apartments have been completely renovated with new double insulated windows, new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops with peninsula design and counter seating. Washer/Dryer in each unit; Mitsubishi heat and AC units with remote controls; Video intercom system; private parking space.  Surrounded by many shops and restaurants; short walk to the Crestwood Train Station. A must see!

REAL ESTATE IN CONTRACT

50 Highland Circle, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (4 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)                                   Listed at $1,350,000

This often-admired treasure was recently featured in the NYTimes about the benefits of living in Lawrence Park West.  First time on the market in 28 years-this home was designed by noted architect Lorillard Wise with a classic stone and cedar shake exterior, slate roof and arched dormer windows.

Home has been meticulously restored.  Simply elegant!

 

359 Collins Avenue, Two Family, Mt. Vernon (6 Bed/4 Bath)                                                       Listed at $875,000

A lovely home & a smart investment!  This all brick two-family house has been exceptionally renovated. The home is located on a tree-lined, family friendly neighborhood in Fleetwood. A five minute walk to Metro North Station and short walk to Bronxville or Fleetwood shops.  The house has a duplex layout; each unit has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms; three car garage.  Beautiful brick exterior-low maintenance.

 

1361 California Road, Eastchester (3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Half Bath)                                                      Listed at $699,000

Move-In Ready! NEW-Triple Thermal Front Windows, Trex Deck, Insulated Vinyl Siding, Bathrooms, Driveway, Front Walk Pavers, Fence, Playset, Dentil Crown Molding & Bessler Stairs. Spacious floor plan;  Hardwood Floors; Central A/C.  Eastchester Schools. Close to Shops, Restaurants and Eligible for Lake Isle Country Club Membership

 

31 Pondfield Road West #54, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath)                                         Listed at $310,000

Wonderful Coop in sought after Tudor Arms. The unit is located on the 5th floor of this classic Pre-War elevator building. There is a gracious entry foyer, a large living room, an updated eat in kitchen, generously sized bedrooms, and an updated bath.  Additional features-9 foot ceilings, picture moldings, cedar lined closets, and oak hardwood floors with mahogany trim. Five minute walk to the shops and restaurants in Bronxville Village as well as the Bronxville Metro North station.

 

280 Bronxville Road #3B, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                Listed at $225,000

GREAT LOCATION! Walk to Bronxville METRO North Station-30 minutes to NY. Close to Bronxville Village-Starbucks, Soul Cycle, Pure Barre, seasonal Farmer’s Market, movie theater, library, shops and restaurants!! This is a spacious unit with the convenience of city living!

 

REAL ESTATE CLOSED

173 Colonial Parkway North, Yonkers (3 Bed/3 Bath/1 Half Bath)                                                Listed at $739,000

Yonkers Real Estate

 

 

 

 

 

This well maintained 1962 Split Level home is located on a very quiet street in the desirable Colonial Heights section of Yonkers. This beautiful home offers lots of living space with hardwood floors throughout. Move in ready!

 

240 Carol Avenue, Pelham (3 Bed/1 Bath/1 Half Bath)                                                                   Listed at $599,000

Beautiful sun filled home located on the corner lot in the heart of the village.  Walk to Pelham train station with an easy commute to Grand Central Station in 30 minutes. Convenient to major highways; walk to village, schools, shops and restaurants.

 

2 Consulate Drive #1C, Tuckahoe (2 Bed/2 Bath)                                                                             Listed at $477,500

Spectacular, spacious apartment at Consulate at the Park.  This unit faces the park and has seasonal water views.  It has just been totally renovated with many upgrades; a short walk to the Tuckahoe Metro North Train; gated community; 24/7 Security; outdoor pool; and assigned parking.

 

1200 Midland Avenue #7F, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (1 Bed/1 Bath)                                                  Listed $189,000

Welcome to Bronxville Knolls Tower where living is easy.  Large sunlit unit with Formal Dining Room;  Doorman Building;  Parking available for two vehicles; building storage; move-in ready.

 

2 Louisiana Avenue #3A, Bronxville PO/Yonkers (2 Bed/1 Bath)                                                 Listed at $165,000

Tucked away on a quiet street yet close to all modes of transportation.  Generously sized apartment in a beautifully maintained building (with elevator); pet friendly; on-site storage; common laundry. You can walk to downtown Fleetwood & Village of Bronxville Metro North Station.  A true find and value!

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173 Colonial Parkway North, Yonkers, NY

Yonkers Real Estate

This well maintained 1962 Split Level home is located on a very quiet street in the desirable Colonial Heights section of Yonkers.  This delightful, move in ready, three bedroom house has much to offer.