Are you thinking of moving to Westchester County, but want to avoid some crazy high taxes as well as superbly high purchase prices? Come up to the Northwestern most corner of the county to Cortlandt Manor where you can find a reasonably priced home without breaking the bank. While Cortlandt is on the northernmost border of Westchester County, it’s not difficult at all to make your way to NYC every day if you work there or find things to do on the weekend.
If you commute, the Peekskill or Croton Harmon station (if you need to park) will get you to the city in 45 minutes to an hour on the express line. If you enjoy hiking, there are multiple State Parks within 10-15 minutes of the town center. If shopping is your forte, you have 2 shopping centers in town, the JV mall a few minutes away, and are about 30 minutes from White Plains and The Palisades Mall which have every store your heart could possibly desire.
Alright, so you’re in love with the town now, right? What about what you can get for your money? If you’re looking to spend around the average of what a home costs in Westchester, 400-500K, here’s a good idea of what you’ll get. I recently sold 91 Eton Lane in Cortlandt Manor for $444,000. It’s a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom 1,900 square foot, well maintained Colonial home on an extra lot, giving it a total of 1.5 acres. 2 of the bedrooms have access to their own Romeo and Juliet style balconies so you can overlook your property and wait for your lover to come to you. In addition to all of this, the house also has a 3 season room, above ground pool, and a separate 2 car garage with tons of storage. The taxes for both lots combined were about $17,834. I know, that seems high, and that’s what happens if you leave taxes unchecked for a while, but, they are in the process of being grieved, and after the grievance, they will be $15,612, which is more reasonable for the area.
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This should give you a rough idea of what you can get for 400-500K in Cortlandt Manor. If you want to see a list of all the homes currently available for that price in Cortlandt, click here, and that link will always be updated and refreshing with the newest information, so if you’re reading this in 2035, please buy me one of those flying cars.
Have a great day,
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | J Philip Real Estate, LLC
I got into real estate sales by accident in 2006. At the time, I recently earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Lehman College in The Bronx. I had a very entrepreneurial mind and was ready to make my mark in the real estate world. I immediately purchased three multi-family houses in Binghamton, NY. They where fully occupied, however, the manner in which they were being run was not up to par. My brother helped me renovate several units, I let several tenants go and began renting primarily to Binghamton University students. After that, I hired a manager and was on my way.
Without question my favorite part of the business is working with first time buyers. In many cases it is much easier working with clients that have previously bought or sold, however, these transactions can lack enthusiasm. Buyers that have purchased before understand the lengthy process and usually know what's coming next. The first time buyer tends to be younger and has no idea of what to expect. They depend on my guidance and advice right through closing. They embrace challenges with a nervous yet positive outlook and every showing is an adventure. On the other hand, it's rather upsetting when a relationship builds with these clients for several months and comes to a sudden halt after a successful closing. I keep in touch of course with all of my clients but a hello every now and then is quite different than the four days a week contact over a several month period.