All Blog Entries by Michael Trinchitella

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Safer alternatives to rock salt

The snow season is here and in the past I have written about home sellers being sure to keep the driveway and walkways clean so buyers can easily view your home; you also need to be aware of the negatives of using salt to melt ice and some good alternatives to try.

Salt damages concrete and can cause pits and cracks on a walkway, patio or driveway. Salt can also ruin the plantings in your landscaping. Anyone who has pets may have them struggle walking outside on the salt as the little chunks of salt often gets caught between their paws. Not only is it painful but the animal may end up licking their paws to remove the salt and ingest the often harmful salt. Salt can also corrode and destroy metal such as fencing, gates

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Welcome to 242 Austin Rd in Mahopac NY. MLS# 4409318. Lovely over sized cape cod with separate side by side mother/daughter apartment. Features include 3 bed 2 bath in main part of home as well as 1 bed 1 bath apartment with eat-in-kitchen, and family room and finished loft. This lovely home features an updated kitchen with Sub Zero gas range and Sub Zero refrigerator, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces plus a wood burning stove. Large 1st floor master bedroom with walk-in-closet, updated bathroom. Living room with fireplace, lovely Florida room with radiant heat and wood burning stove, large family room with fireplace. 2 oil burners (main boiler is brand new, 2nd boiler is 2 years old) 2 oil tanks, roof less than 10 years old. Huge 2 car garage and workshop.

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This issue seems to come up in almost every transaction. Typically, a homeowner made an improvement to the home without obtaining a new certificate of occupancy or proper permit and is now worried it may affect the selling their home.

The most common examples are above ground pools, finishing a basement, making a deck larger, a shed, adding a bathroom or making a 1/2 bath into a full bath. Trying to sell a house with a building violation can be a small or sometimes a big problem. The problem is not with the building department. Building department inspectors do not create the building codes they just enforce them. The problem is the buyer’s bank. For the most part a buyer is not going to be able to get a loan for your house if violations exist. Not

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With all the snow still on the ground it is hard to believe that Spring is only a few days away. Because the snow has been sitting on the ground (and your roof) for so many weeks, a Spring do it yourself home inspection is more important than ever.

If you aren’t able to shovel the snow off your roof then go up in the attic and take a look around for any leaks or went spots on the wood. You should do this anyway even if all the snow is off the roof. Most homeowners rarely look around when they are up in the attic other than trying to find more space for their stuff. A slow leak or mold or anything related to water damage usually goes unseen so bring up a flash light and look around to see if there any problems.

Head down to the basement and check for

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More and more buyers are coming across homes with underground oil tanks and more and more sellers are starting to realize that buyers do no want anything to do with an underground oil tank. Not only are buyers becoming more concerned but the first thing a buyers agent asks me about my listings with oil heat is “where is the oil tank.?” They often ask this question before they even book an appointment to show the house.

So what is the big deal? The buyer pays for an oil tank inspection, soil test and if everything turns out okay they just move forward with the purchase. As long as the oil tank is not leaking and passed the oil pressure test, the oil tank is in working condition the seller is not responsible to remove the tank and replace with an above

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In this high paced real estate market many homeowners who are trying to sell their home are also buying a home during the same time. The most important thing to do in this sort of situation is put your home up for sale far in advance of buying a new one. You may want to consider selling first especially in a buyers market. This way you will know exactly how much money you will have when buying a new home. Too many potential sellers start looking at homes before they put theirs on the market and often fall in love with something and then have to rush to get their home on the market. They price it low in order for a quick sale to find a buyer right away to avoid losing the home they like to another buyer who has nothing to sell and is ready to move forward.

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Stoneleigh Woods at Carmel Condominiums

Stoneleigh Woods is a brand new active adult condominium community located in Carmel NY. The communtiy will featured 68 condos with preconstrcution prices starting as low as $319,900.

For more info and to view condos for sale at Stoneleigh Woods click: Stoneleigh Woods at Carmel

 

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64 West Lake Blvd. Mahopac, NY 10541

64 West Lake Bvld. Mahopac NY

Sought after Direct Lakefront Home on Lake Mahopac! boat, fish, swim. Lovely colonial w/amazing lake views from almost every room! Enjoy the privacy of this home with a long circular driveway, large flat backyard to stone boathouse, private lakefront stone patio & dock. Amazing must see glass enclosed breakfast nook w/unbelievable views of the lake! Huge family room w/stone fireplace overlooking the lake, sprinkler system, gorgeous landscaping, finished basement, bedroom/den, rec room, walkout.

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The MLS search feaure on my web site is tied directly to the Westchester/Putnam MLS. You will be able to view all homes for sale from every real estate company in the area!

My web site offers many solutions to help you refine your search criteria to find the home you are looking for. Here are some tips to get the most out of your search:


Map Search - Once you have found an area, our map search will allow you a birds eye view of homes in the area you have selected. Looking to be close to the highway? Lake, School? Use this tool.

Zip Code Search - If you know a specific zip code that you are interested in, use this feature to pull up all homes for sale in that zip code.

Search By School District - If you know a specific school district that you

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27 Pike Place Mahopac NY.

Come see this lovely oversized raised ranch with many updates. Hardwood floors, granite kitchen, recessed lighting, all new bathrooms with tumbled marble. Huge lower level w/family room w/fireplace and 2 rooms easily making this a 4+ bedroom home! Newer roof, windows and siding. Lovely private landscaped LEVEL 1/2 acre yard, mahogany deck, fish pond. 1/2 mile to Westchester border! Less than 2 miles to Jefferson Valley Mall & Taconic Parkway! A must see. Taxes about $8,600 after STAR deduction.

 To see more photos: http://www.miketrinch.com/idx/single-family/2819005/details.html

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