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Climb to Price Peaks Resumed in November | Armonk Real Estate

Though sales petered out in November, they were strong enough to continue America’s steady climb out of price troughs that drove more than 6 million American families into foreclosure.

Among the nation’s top 100 largest markets, 93 markets increased their three month average index point change in November, up 35 markets from October, according to Homes.com, which has been tracking the rebound market-by-market since 2013.

Black Knight Financial Services also found that the gap between peak and current median prices narrowed during the month.  In November, national median prices were only 10.1 percent below the national peak of $206,000 reached in June 2006.

Price Rebounds Resumed in Fourth Quarter

Some 111, or 37% of the nation’s top 300 markets have reached or surpassed their price peaks during the housing boom, and the average rebound percentage of all 300 markets affected by the Great In November was 95.49%, which was slightly higher than 95.29% recorded in October.

Markets that lost the least value during the Great Recession are rebounding the fastest. The markets with a peak-to-trough decline of less than 10% had an average rebound percentage of 106% in November. Of the markets that lost 10% to 20% of value, the average rebound percentage reached 98% of the prior peak price in November. Of the markets that experienced the most severe price decline, the average rebound percentage was 81%.

“Lower interest rates, healthy inventories and moderating prices contributed to an improved rebound picture in November. As more and more markets reach and maintain rebound status, equity continues to be restored to thousands of homeowners and could be an indicator of a much stronger market in 2015,” said David Mele, president of Homes.com.

South Maintains Momentum in Largest Markets

The South continued to dominate recovery with 20 markets seeing rebound percentages greater than 100%. The West came in second place with eight markets over a 100% rebound, according to Homes.com’s data.

In November, the top ten markets with the highest three month average percent change were spread between the South, West and Midwest – four markets in the South and three each in the West and Midwest. The seven markets that did not see increases over a three month average are located in the Northeast region, specifically in the New England area. The three month average percentage for the top ten markets ranged from 0.42% to 0.61%, higher than the 0.23% to 0.40% seen in October’s data. The

Three month average percentage change for all top 100 markets was 0.22%, which is significantly higher than the 0.02% recorded last month.

 

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http://www.realestateeconomywatch.com/2015/01/climb-to-price-peaks-resumed-in-november/

 

From ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Creator to ‘The Simpsons’ Voice Actor | Armonk Real Estate

 

While the rest of us were eating Thanksgiving dinner and celebrating the arrival of a new year, these celebrities were buying or selling their homes for the holidays.

Hank Azaria

2120 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

For sale: $3.5 million

After reportedly selling his New York loft to Meg Ryan last summer, “The Simpsons” voice actor Hank Azaria put his Prairie School home in Beverly Hills on the market for $3.5 million.

Hank Azaria's home

Azaria paid $2 million for the gated 3,320-square-foot home in 2000. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, three stone fireplaces, a pool and a hot tub.

Hank Azaria's bedroom

Victoria Massengale at Keller Williams and Susan Smith of Susan Smith Realty hold the listing and are hosting a few open houses this month, if you happen to be near the 90210 zip code.

Kevin Williamson

Bought: $8.1 million

The Los Angeles Times reports that major Hollywood player Kevin Williamson — creator of “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Following” — bought this Nantucket-style home in Los Angeles. Tim Enright of The Enright Company was the listing agent.

Kevin Williamson's home2 (1)

Mark Seliger

2622 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Sold: $4.52 million

Mark Seliger, a photographer known for his stunning portraits of famous people, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Walken and Kurt Cobain, sold architect Richard Neutra’s Alpha Wirin House in December after owning it for a decade.

Mark Seliger's home

Seliger restored the home, which was built in 1949 and includes walls of glass overlooking Los Angeles.

 

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http://www.zillow.com/blog/celebrity-roundup-azaria-williamson-167444/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ZillowBlog+%28Zillow+Blog%29

The Coolest, Airiest New Tiny House Hails From South Africa | Armonk Real Estate

pod.jpgPhoto courtesy of Pod-Indawo

Motivated by the challenge of sustainable urban living, which has already propelled countless tiny homes and prefab housing efforts around the world, Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida set out to design a micro home especially well-suited for South Africa. The result, unveiled last week at a local design fair, is Pod-Indawo, a modular prefab dwelling that promises to shave some money off the energy bill without sacrificing comfortable design.

A look inside, this way. >>

Basic pod units measure 183 square feet each, but can also combine in various configurations to form larger, multi-use living areas. As seen in these photos, the Pod looks quite spacious and airy. This is a product of the structure’s steep height (which also maximizes solar-energy capture on the roof), and of course, the work of interior and product design firm Dokter and Misses, who collaborated with Almeida on the project. The designers chose a light and calming palette of white, mint green, and grey, and in order to create more space and avoid clutter, prioritized features like a fold-down table, fold-away couches, and enclosed storage. Furnishings aside, the Pod also tries to engage with the outdoors, as exemplified by the shaded “backyard deck” and the ventilating circular opening near the lofted bed.

 

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http://curbed.com/archives/2014/11/14/indawo-life-pod-south-africa-prefab-home.php

Arthur Elrod Designed This $2.15M Palm Springs ‘Showpiece’ | Armonk Homes

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Location: Palm Springs, California
Price: $2,150,000
The Skinny: Arthur Elrod, the interior wizard best known for the UFO-like residence he commissioned from John Lautner, designed the inside of this $2.15M Palm Springs home. Located in the “prestigious” neighborhood of Old Las Palmas, it’s got all kinds of “quintessential Palm Springs glamour” on display, in the words of the Sotheby’s listing, with swanky floor-to-ceiling double doors opening onto an “exceptional great room” with 14-foot ceilings, rear walls of glass, and a wet bar backed by a geometric mirrored wall. The walls and doors of the living room, lounge, and office are clad in handsome cyprus pecky wood. Off the upgraded kitchen, an informal dining area has French doors that open out onto a backyard hidden by tall hedges, with a pool and a built-in barbecue.

 

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http://curbed.com/archives/2014/11/05/arthur-elrod-palm-springs-for-sale.php

 

Armonk Outdoor Art Show Sept 20-21 | #ArmonkRealEstate

 

College grads face high hurdles to buying first homes | Armonk Homes

Recent graduates who are saddled with student debt and want to get on the property ladder will have to earn roughly one-third more annually (or $8,969 more, on average) than those who are debt-free, according to new research from real-estate website RealtyTrac.

To reach that figure, RealtyTrac took the median home price for each state and county, and calculated the minimum amount of income that would be needed to qualify for a loan to buy a house at that price. (RealtyTrac assumed a 20% down payment and a 4.13% 30-year fixed loan with a maximum debt-to-income ratio of 43%, which is the maximum ratio for a “qualified mortgage” under Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules).

“To overcome the additional debt from student loans, indebted college graduates need to make more income than college graduates without student loans to be able to afford a home,” says Daren Blomquist, vice-president at RealtyTrac.

Of course, this also depends on where the student lives. “The average student loan debt varies from state to state and, somewhat counterintuitively, some of the most expensive states for housing also have the lowest average student loan debt,” Blomquist explains. California has one of the lowest levels of student loan debt, for example, but also some of the highest house prices in the country.

 

 

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/college-grads-face-high-hurdles-100506237.html

 

Vital insurance questions answered | Armonk Real Estate

 

Winston Churchill once described the Soviet Union as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” The same might be said of insurance in its varied forms.

You know you should have a comprehensive, cost-effective network of coverage, but what you need and how much can be confusing. Here are answers to 15 of the most commonly asked questions about insurance:

1. What sorts of insurance do I need?

Most people need to be concerned with insuring four areas: their possessions, their life, their health and their finances.

2. When you’re talking about possessions, does that mean homeowners insurance is the most important?

Probably, because a house is likely to be the single biggest investment most of us make. The rule of thumb with homeowners insurance is not to skimp. If you can, pay extra for guaranteed-replacement coverage, which mandates that the insurer will replace your home if it is destroyed, regardless of the cost. If you instead specify a dollar amount of coverage, and it’s not enough, you could end up paying the difference.

3. Once I have guaranteed-replacement coverage for my home, I’m all set, right?

Well, it’s important to know what your homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t. For example, particularly pricey items such as big-screen televisions and fancy stereo equipment are often excluded from policies or, at the least, inadequately covered. The same goes for antiques, collectibles, expensive jewelry and furs. Ask for riders that specifically cover those items.

 

 

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http://money.msn.com/insurance/vital-insurance-questions-answered-wuorio.aspx

Local Farmers Markets | Armonk NY Homes

 

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Fresh Fish & Bread Return Full-time at Tarrytown Farmers Market;
Recycle Sack Program Begins in Ossining;
Chef Maria Reina Hosts Cooking Demo in Croton-on-Hudson + MORE

August 7-13th, 2014

DowntoEarthMarkets.com
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What’s New, In Season, and On Sale This Week
$1 OFF Round Soaps
Regularly $4 each; now $3!

Sisters Wicked Good Soap

$2 OFF purchase of 5 products Select from chuneys & frozen
kofta, saag, samosa, & rajama

Bombay Emerald Chutney Co.

Arugula
Taliaferro Farm

Blueberry Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Cantaloupe
Gajeski Produce
Mead Orchards


Croissants
Almond, Chocolate, & Traditional
Wave Hill Breads

Eggs
Fishkill Farm

Eggplant
Taliaferro Farm

Flowers
Fishkill Farm

Gooseberries
Fishkill Farm

Honey in the Rough
Honeybrook Farms

Just Crust Chips and
Rustic Croutons

Garlic, Naked & With a Kick
$0.50 OFF/bag this weekend!

Wave Hill Breads

Kabuchi Squash
Gajeski Produce

Monkey Bread
Wave Hill Breads

Peaches
Alex’s Tomato Farm
Mead Orchards
Migliorelli Farm

Pears
Mead Orchards

Peppers

Taliaferro Farm

Tomatoes
Fishkill Farm
John D. Madura Farm
Migliorelli Farm
Rexcroft Farm
Wright Family Farm

Shawungunk Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Spring Meadow Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Summer Squash Ravioli
Made w green & yellow squash, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, &
onions – all from Newgate Farm
Trotta Pasta

String Beans
Gajeski Produce

Watermelon
Alex’s Tomato Farm


Click on a Market to see all vendor and event details…

Westchester
County

Rockland
County

Ossining

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm


Larchmont

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm

Piermont

Sundays
9:30 am-3:00 pm

Croton-on-Hudson

Sundays
9:00 am-2:00 pm


Rye

Sundays
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Spring Valley

Wednesdays
8:30 am-3:00 pm


Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm

New Rochelle

Fridays
8:30 am-2:30 pm


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Farmers Market in NYC!

Announcements
New Rochelle – Friday, August 8th

Only TWO chances left to meet a Rockstar (under age 9, that is…)! The Beth El Day Camp Rockstars, girls ages 7 and 8, will serve as Food Ambassadors to New Rochelle’s Down to Earth Farmers Market tomorrow and Friday, August 15th. Between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm, you can find the girls with their latest recipe made from fresh market ingredients. Tomorrow they’ll feature FRUIT KABOBS. They make the recipe and offer free samples – and free recipe cards – for everyone to recreate it at home. See you there!

Ossining – Saturday, August 9th

Recycle Sack: With the goal to eliminate plastic bags from the farmers market, this Saturday, the market manager in Ossining will begin accepting donations of clean, reusable shopping bags that people would like to drop-off. The donated bags will be offered to customers as an alternative to plastic bags for their market purchases. For each bag donated, customers can enter to win a $25 gift certificate for the market, and a winner will be drawn every 2 weeks!

Croton-on-Hudson: Sunday, August 10th

Chef Maria Reina of Bella Cucina Maria will host a free cooking demo from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. She creates healthy, seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients from the market. She has a wonderful recipe for this week that features pasture-raised eggs and peppers, but that’s the only hint we’ll give for now. Stop by to sample her dish and gain new ideas for cooking from the market!

For additional events, visit our Down to Earth Markets Event Calendar.

Stay tuned to all market happenings via our Down to Earth Markets Facebook page
and follow us on Instagram and on Twitter @DowntoEarthMkts.

Feed Your River: How Riverkeeper and Down to Earth Markets Are Teaming Up
to Support Local Food and Clean Water
by Jeremy Cherson of Riverkeeper
Hudson Sunset
Hudson River sunset as seen by the
Ossining waterfront

Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate, and Down to Earth Markets are teaming up this summer and fall to present the Feed Your River Series, a partnership between neighbors to promote local food and the importance of clean water. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 9th, when Riverkeeper will appear at the Ossining Farmers Market to discuss our latest initiatives with market customers.

Did you know that over 100,000 New Yorkers get their drinking water directly from the Hudson River? Another 8 million New Yorkers depend on the good health of the Catskills for their drinking water supply.

Come visit Riverkeeper at these Down to Earth Farmers Markets:

8/9: Ossining Farmers Market
8/16: Tarrytown Farmers Market
8/31: Piermont Farmers Market
9/7: McGolrick Park Farmers Market (Brooklyn)
9/7: Park Slope Farmers Market (Brooklyn)
10/11: Morningside Park Farmers Market (Manhattan)

The connection between clean water and healthful food is readily apparent for our friends at Down to Earth Markets. Their farmers markets bring the finest produce of the Hudson Valley and surrounding area to the people of the metro region.

Farmers in the Catskills and Hudson Valley rely on clean, plentiful water to provide us with nutritious food. Supporting farmers at a Down to Earth Market helps farms within the NYC watershed stay in business and thrive. Ultimately, stewardship of farmland is an important component of maintaining water quality on the Hudson and its tributaries.

Riverkeeper will be featured at select Down to Earth Markets throughout the estuary to engage communities about the importance of protecting the Hudson River and our drinking supply. Stop by the learn about our ongoing campaigns to stop dangerous oil shipments down the Hudson, prevent the raid of clean water funds to finance the Tappan Zee Bridge, and keep fracking waste off New York roads. Everyone can make an impact. Find out how by visiting Riverkeeper at your favorite Down to Earth Farmers Market.

Riverkeeper relies on extraordinary heroes like you to raise the red flag and educate the public on threats to our river. We need you to join our volunteer team to help the Feed Your River Series thrive and grow. Click here to join our outreach and education volunteer team. See you at the markets!

Rotating* Vendors This Week
*Vendors who rotate through various markets during the season.
They enjoy getting to know many communities, and here’s where to find them this week:

New Rochelle – Friday, August 8th

Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)

Larchmont – Saturday, August 9th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Calcutta Kitchens
Flourish Baking Company
Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)

Ossining – Saturday, August 9th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Hudson River Apiaries
Sisters Wicked Good Soap

Tarrytown – Saturday, August 9th

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Piermont – Sunday, August 10th

Simple Eats with Chef T
#Freedom Craft Brewery

Rye – Sunday, August 10th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)
Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Armonk NY Farmers Markets | Armonk NY Real Estate

 

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A Toast to Local Spirits; Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery Comes to Piermont
SIX Day Vendors in Larchmont on Saturday + MORE

May 29th – June 4th, 2014

DowntoEarthMarkets.com
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What’s New, In Season, and On Sale This Week

10% OFF Full Cases!

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Asparagus & Crab Ravioli
With asparagus from Newgate Farms
Trotta Foods

Beef Sirloin Tips: $2 OFF per pound
(Reg $17.25/lb; now $15.25/lb)

Kiernan Farm

Beets

Migliorelli Farm

Broccoli Rabe
Gajeski Produce

Cinnamon Buns
Elodies Bakery

Eggs

Just gathered from the farm’s hens, turkeys, and geese
Stone & Thistle Farm


Fresh Whole Chickens &
Chicken Parts

Stone & Thistle Farm


Frozen Kofta, Rajma, Saag,
Samosa and Roti Roll

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company

Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bearsville Bakers

Indian Chutneys – SALE
Buy 4 jars & get $2 OFF purchase

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company

Pate de champagne
Stone & Thistle Farm

Pork Sausages: Buy any 5 packages,
get $10 OFF total purchase!
Choose from Andouille, Breakfast,
Chorizo, Hot Italian, and Sweet Italian

Kiernan Farm


Rhubarb
Migliorelli Farm

Sausages
Breakfast, Chorizo, Sweet Italian
and “The Ronald Reagan”
Stone & Thistle Farm

Spicy Rhubarb Compote
Great for pork belly
Stone & Thistle Farm

Tuna
American Pride Seafood

Tuscan Kale
Migliorelli Farm

Swordfish
American Pride Seafood


Click on a Market to see all vendor and event details…

Westchester
County


Rockland
County


Ossining

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm


Larchmont


Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm

Piermont

Sundays
9:30 am-3:00 pm

L
Croton-on-Hudson

Sundays
9:00 am-2:00 pm


Rye

Sundays
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Spring Valley

Coming in July

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow

Saturdays
8:30 am-1:00 pm


New Rochelle

OPENING DAY: JUNE 20th
Fridays
8:30 am-2:30 pm


Headed to the city soon?

Visit a Down to Earth
Farmers Market in NYC!

Announcements
Ossining

Now that the spring is here, the Ossining farmers market opens at 8:30 am!

World’s most expensive billionaire homes | Armonk Real Estate

Owner: Bill Gates, net worth $77.5 billion

Market value: $120.5 million, 2014 tax assessment

The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by the world’s second-richest man boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot gym and a library with a domed reading room.

 

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http://realestate.msn.com/worlds-most-expensive-billionaire-homes#2