Stephanie L. Solano's Westchester Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - J. Philip Real Estate LLC Westchester County NY
Specializing in residential real estate sales in Westchester County, New York.



Did you hear of the Utah man who found $45,000 in the attic of the home he just purchased? The previous owner, Arnold Bangerter, passed away and left the house to his children. Josh Ferrin, the new homeowner, found the money in a crawl space in the attic over the garage. He decided to give the mo...
I was lucky enough for my husband to surprise me with a great meal at The Bedford Post Inn for our anniversary. They have 2 restaurants (The Farmhouse and The Barn) and an Inn with 8 rooms and a yoga studio. The grounds are beautiful and rustic with a gravel driveway, arbors, stonework and nice p...
Farmers' Markets in Westchester County are getting ready to open for the season. If you like fresh veggies, fruit, poultry, baked goods, cheeses, fish and eggs see below for a farmer's market near you. Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market Municipal Lot on Municipal Pl. and Riverside Ave. (Street Addr...
We got married!!! I can't believe how fast these 4 years have flown by and how much fun we've had together. The ceremony was at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. This is the same church where my parents got married back in 1971. The reception took place at Glen Island Harbour Club, also in New ...
It won't come as a surprise to you that one of the most important factors when looking for a home is the distance to and from work. Many Westchester residents work in New York City and take the Metro-North Railroad to New York City each day. The Metro-North Railroad is a subsidiary of the New Yor...
Port Chester, NY has Great New Restaurants Port Chester is really being put on the map as far as restaurants goes. You may have heard of celebrity chef Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich opening up Tarry Lodge in the Fall of 2008. If you have not been there yet, I suggest going. I love a good thi...
The other day I happened to find a neat little park. Scarborough Park in Briarcliff Manor sits nestled between the Scarborough Train Station and the Hudson River. Although this park has been around for 97 years it seems to be a little hidden treasure. With views of the Tappan Zee Bridge in the di...
A very common question from home buyers is: "How good are the schools?" I can't tell you. Not because I don't know, but because it is against Fair Housing Laws for me to give my opinion. I can, however, give you resources for you to draw your own conclusions about the area or the schools. A few g...
What is a REALTOR®? The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Unlike many real estate agents who are simply licensed by their state to do business, REALTORS® have taken additional steps to becom...

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