Just Listed-in Garrison, NY

002-207947-_MG_3072_4393197Authentic post and beam custom built country retreat sits high above, on over 4 acres surrounded by golf course and lush mature trees. Covered front porch greets you as you enter the double, solid wood front doors to the contemporary style open floor plan. The center piece of the home is the oversized, hearth Rumsford fireplace. Open kitchen with breakfast nook, dining area, private office and powder room complete the first level. French doors lead to the travertine patio on one side and the oversized deck on the other side. Enjoy beautiful wooded views, open sky, rolling hills. A roaring fire in Winter or a campfire and s’mores in Summer and Fall make this country living all you could ask for. Just 5 minutes to the Garrison train. A beautiful 66 minute ride along the mighty Hudson River takes you directly to Grand Central Station. Built in 2000, this young home is ready for year round living or as a second home for rest, relaxation and Hudson River enjoyment. Just move in!

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116 Main St Irvington NY 10533-small-001-Exterior  Front-666x387-72dpiRare opportunity to own this beloved, historic home in the heart of Irvington. Whether you’re coming from a Brooklyn brownstone, classic six on the upper westside or simply have always wanted to live in town without sacrificing space and land, this classic pre-war home is the one you’ve been waiting for. Federal period details throughout. Covered front porch, generously proportioned rooms, original woodwork, moldings, fireplaces all reminiscent of a bygone era. Situated on a double lot that combine to a beautiful, level half acre. Potential to expand the home while honoring the quintessential details that are irreplaceable enable you to have the best of both worlds. Additional lot has potential for an in ground pool, tennis court, yard and garden. Plans and rendering for future growth available. Whether you love old world or new, you can have it all right in the most coveted district in Irvington.

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JUST LISTED-8 Shady Lane, Irvington, NY

002-1626511-largeMasterfully crafted, new construction by sought after builder, Joseph DeNardo, this spectacular home is nestled on almost one and a quarter acres on a private lane in the heart of Irvington. Generously proportioned formal living and dining room. Spacious, open floor plan in the heart of the home features family room with stone fireplace, breakfast room, custom kitchen cabinetry, pantry, state of the art appliances, french doors to patio and sprawling, level yard with room for pool. First floor guest suite, mudroom and three car garage complete the main living level. Sumptuous master suite with tray ceiling, sitting room with fireplace, enormous master bath, all bedrooms with en suite baths. Bonus room, finished lower level with 10′ ceilings, full bath, private gym, room for wine cellar and theater. This spectacular home is outfitted with Crestron smart A/V. This prestigious Irvington location offers privacy, estate living all a quick walk to Main St., shops and Metro North.

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JUST LISTED-New construction-in Irvington

Lot 6  RenderingThe only new home opportunity in prestigious Matthiessen Park in the heart of the Village of Irvington. The estate section is located steps from Main St. and all of the beauty and charm this historic Hudson River village has to offer. Custom built for the discerning home buyer. Special features include open floor plan, state of the art kitchen, family room with fireplace, formal living and dining room, sumptuous master suite, generous secondary bedroom with ensuite baths, guest quarters and library. Option to customize and personalize to create your dream home. Currently offered at 4500 square feet with the potential to expand the home to over 5000 square feet if desired. color rendering is an example and not actual home. Opportunity to work directly with developer on custom style and finishes.

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JUST LISTED-In the Heart of the Village of Irvington

Everything you’ve been waiting for. Beautifully renovated single family home, currently used as a two family. Duplex features exposed stunning stone walls, gleaming hardwood floors, large, modern, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, dining area, cozy living room with gas fireplace, two bedrooms, full bath and powder room. Door to enclosed yard with large garage for additional storage. Upstairs features hardwood floors, exposed brick, modern kitchen, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, two bedrooms and full bath. Door to deck (to be built) off dining area. Great investment or living opportunity. Walk to train, Main Street and all the wonderful amenities Irvington has to offer.

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Cindy Kief, Lic. Associate Re Broker


William Raveis Legends Realty Group


Fall Selections Newsletter Volume IV October

Please enjoy Volume IV of my Fall Selections Newsletter featuring hand picked events around Westchester County & The Rivertowns for the month of October.  As always, please let me know any feedback for events you may attend. Enjoy!

Best Regards,
Cindy Kief
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Cindy_Selections_Volume4-Fallpumkins4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 October
Horseman’s Hollow @ Philipsburgh Manor

4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-31 October
The Legend Behind the ‘Legend’ @ Old Dutch Church

10-12 October
Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance”

10-11 October
Family Fun Day-FREE EVENT + other performances

11 October 2-8pm (rain date: Oct 12)
Dog Walk

11 October 2-8 (rain date: October 12)
Rocktoberfest Matthiessen Park, Irvington
Feature Bands- Gil Parris and Friends & UNFORGETTABLE FIRE. Beer provided by local brewery Captain Lawrence out of Elmsford. This is a fundraising event by the FACE Committee to support Irvington Recreation & Parks Programs.

All of October
More Halloween Happenings

All of October
Apple season activities!



Harvard: 5 Financial Reason to Buy a Home

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a home.

Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study:

1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available. 

“Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are willing to lend them the money. As a result, homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. Even a hefty 20 percent down payment results in a leverage factor of five so that every percentage point rise in the value of the home is a 5 percent return on their equity. With many buyers putting 10 percent or less down, their leverage factor is 10 or more.”

2.) You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent.
“Homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord.”

3.) Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”.
“Since many people have trouble saving and have to make a housing payment one way or the other, owning a home can overcome people’s tendency to defer savings to another day.”

4.) There are substantial tax benefits to owning.
“Homeowners are able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from income…On top of all this, capital gains up to $250,000 are excluded from income for single filers and up to $500,000 for married couples if they sell their homes for a gain.”

5.) Owning is a hedge against inflation.
“Housing costs and rents have tended over most time periods to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation, making owning an attractive proposition.”

Bottom Line

We realize that homeownership makes sense for many Americans for many social and family reasons. It also makes sense financially.

-Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters