Croton-on-Hudson and the surrounding area Real Estate presented by the Nancy Kennedy Team of Houlihan Lawrence. Whether looking for Realty Statistics, Open Houses, Active or Sold Listings, you’ll find it all in this section of You’ll also find several articles of basic information here for both buyers and sellers.

New rules for retirement plans starting in 2020

We are starting the new year with a new law congress recently passed that mainly affects retirement plans and distributions from retirement plans.  The law called the SECURE Act begins after December 31, 2019.  The major parts of the SECURE Act are outlined below. The RMD age is changing The… Read more »

Market Report for November

Tanya Chuck-Habib Broker / Owner Hudson Haven Realty LLC 75 South Riverside Ave., Suite A, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 (833) HAVEN4U * (917) 747-7476 *  

Solar Panel Systems – Could They Be A Good Fit For You and Your Cortlandt Home?

You may have considered installing solar panels in the past, but at the time, it may have seemed too expensive and the technology too unreliable to be worthwhile. Here are just a few questions you may want to consider asking an expert from a local solar company to see if… Read more »

Buyer’s Closing Costs

Everyone has heard of the ‘dreaded’ Closing Costs. Fear enters the process given the perceived – and too oftentimes – actual uncertainty as to what these Closing Costs might be. On top of this, the final amount is often disclosed to the buyer only a couple of weeks or even… Read more »

Property You Should Not Include In Your Will

There are many types of property that should not be included in your will, property that you may not realize is, or should be automatically earmarked for distribution upon your death. Jointly held property: A house or a bank account that is in joint names with another person will pass… Read more »

Is it time to REFINANCE?

Rates recently dropped and for some, this may be an opportunity to lower your rate and monthly mortgage payment saving tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.  Generally, the more you owe and the longer your time horizon for keeping the mortgage, the smaller the spread… Read more »

Forms You’ll Need to Sell Your Home

Here is a list of forms you’ll need to sell your home: 1. Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state. 2. Purchasers access to premises… Read more »

Does Moving Up Make Sense?

These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready for moving up. 1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home?… Read more »

What to Have on Hand for the New Owners

As you are packing and getting ready  to move into your new home, be sure to put aside things that may be helpful to the new owners of your present home.  You will be providing them with  important information to help them transition into their new home.  You can also… Read more »

Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

Here are some simple ways to have better home showings and increase the probably of a better offer on your home. 1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and… Read more »