Shaun Manning's Blog Posts

Shaun Manning's Blog Posts

Somers NY Deans Pond Association Is Gearing Up For Their Annual Community Tag Sale
What does this mean? Today, tomorrow and Thursday, Deans Pond is accepting donations for the tag salle! All the space under those tents needs to be filled (Donate across th...

What Can You Get In Pawling NY For 210000 Dollars
I recently helped my client close on a lovely ranch home located on a quiet street that is a short walk from Pawling town center and the Pawling train station.  There is a lot...

Are You Considering Selling Your Home
Home Sellers Quiz:What do you do to prepare your home for sale?Spend an exorbitant amount of money making repairs and buying new appliances while spending weeks studying articles a...

Ten Questions To Ask When Interviewing A Realtor
Selling your home is a tremendous financial endeavor, not to be taken lightly  — so while it may be tempting to go with the first word-of-mouth recommendation you get, remem...

What To Do This Weekend In Putnam Westchester And Dutchess
What is going on in Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess this weekendSomers NY Carnival Fireman’s Field, Route 202 Somers, NY starting at 1pm Saturday and Sunday Carmel Spring Fair...

The Beauty Of Natural Wood Paneling
I was in a home recently where someone suggested that the wood paneling made the place seem outdated.  I, however, find a lot of warmth and comfort in a room with wood panelin...

What Will 134K Buy In Patterson New York
$134,000 can buy you a lovely two bedroom home overlooking sparkling Putnam Lake.  I just assisted a couple in purchasing their lakeside home in Patterson, NY.  They are ...

Always Do A Walk Through Just Before Closing
Why walk through the day before closing?A final walkthrough the home before closing is very important.  It should be done about 24 hours before closing.  You want to a...

What 169000 Buys In Lake Peekskill Putnam Valley
What will $169,000 get you in Lake Peekskill?  You would be amazed by the beautiful property which my client landed and closed today.  111 Tanglewylde Road in Lake...

Somers NY Lake Communities
Westchester offers so many hidden, tranquil environments where people can get back to nature and enjoy traditional gatherings where people have actual conversations and children ru...

The Perfect Time For Househunting
The snow is falling, the schools are closed and the power company and road crews are working overtime.  Why is this a perfect time to be out looking at houses?  Well, you...

Avoiding The Wolf In Sheeps Clothing And Finding The Right Professionals For Your Home Purchase
Where do you look for your home purchase professionals?Buying a home can be challenging.  Don’t make it any more difficult than it needs to be.  For this tremendous in...

VALENTINES DAY Quick And Easy Gift And Decorating Ideas
Doesn't it always seem like Valentine's day sneaks up on you?  Well here are some great, quick ideas for gifts and decorations to make it look as though you have put a lot of ...

Urgent Need For Blood Declares Red Cross LOCAL BLOOD DONATION LOCATIONS
Facts about blood needsEvery two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.Nearly 7,000 units of platel...

Advice To Westchester And Putnam Home Sellers DO NOT HIBERNATE OVER THE WINTER
It was 2o Fahrenheit this morning when I headed out to show some homes.  It was a whopping 12 degrees when I headed back in the afternoon.   The streets in lower Wes...

Westchester Putnam And Nearby Holiday Bazzars Craft Fairs And Events In December
Is it time to get out and do a little holiday shopping with a unique twist?  Check out some of these local craft fairs.Music Hall Holiday Market - TarrytownFriday, Decemb...

Natural Ways To Keep The Deer Out Of Your Garden
As I was working at my desk, I was startled by my dog who went into a barking fit.  Why?  I can not work with a barking dog.  I look out the window and see a few gen...

Holiday Tours Of Local Historic Homes
Are you looking for something to get you into the holiday spirit?  Well, you can step away from the inflatable reindeer and the computerized beeps which pass for “music” f...

Donations Volunteering And Fundraising Opportunities In Westchester County
Did you just get a free turkey at the grocery store and don’t know what to do with it?  You can donate it to a Lions Club or one of Westchester’s many outreach programs.&n...

Gobble Gobble Gobble
Tis the season to talk turkey(s).  Westchester and Putnam Counties are full of amazing wildlife; from deer, opossum, skunks, and turkeys right on up to bigger animals, includi...


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