Serena Crowley, an architectural designer in CA, Chicago, CT & London) was on the hunt for a new house in New Canaan and William Raveis agent, Hannelore Kaplan was tasked with the job. (The two have a great friendship they’ve developed over the years in New Canaan). She discovered that this gorgeous home at 64 Oak Street (only a 10 min walk from the train station) was to be made into a multi-family condo and showed the exterior to Serena. They contacted the owners, a couple that had lived there since the 1940’s, and together they made an offer.
Just a half-hour ferry ride from the center of Boston, Hingham, MA is a commuter’s waterfront paradise. Leaving work to head to Boston’s South Wharf and boarding a ship home is reminiscent of older Boston times. It’s got a classically American feel to it; coming home by sea. Founded in 1633 and named Bare Cove before its current moniker became permanent two years later, Hingham is 23 miles to Boston proper. For its waterfront dwellers, suburban life outside the city has some amazing perks. If you were to visit on a weekend, here’s what our locals would have you do.
We all know someone in our lives that has been touched by cancer. Unfortunately, most of us have at one time felt the unavoidable and devastating sting that it can leave on our family and friends. And that’s why we at William Raveis have partnered with Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to raise funds that go directly to cancer research. Through our Charitable Fund and the second annual Raveis Ride + Walk, we are all in it to fight cancer.
In July 2016, as compared to July 2015, Unit Sales* as well as Average and Median Price, were up throughout the Northeast. Westchester County, NY saw a 18.4% increase in Unit Sales, while Connecticut saw a 9.9% jump. Inventory and Months of Supply continue to fall across the region, with months of supply dropping to 4.4% in Massachusetts, down from 5.3% a year ago.
We’d like to extend a warm welcome to two new executives at William Raveis, Amy Kane & Jason Wilson, both of whom join William Raveis from leadership positions with the Sotheby’s International Realty Network. Kane will serve as senior vice president of the Westchester and Lower Fairfield region, while Wilson has been appointed to vice president of William Raveis’ affiliate offices, as well as vice president, regional director of operations for William Raveis Real Estate.
With temperatures at an all-time high, heat lightning & thunderstorms abound & steamy commutes to and from work, we need a place to beat the heat! We’ve teamed up with nine of our local experts in each of the states William Raveis Real Estate occupies to bring you the best places to relax and cool down for the remainder of the summer.
The simplest, most enjoyable experiences usually have you feeling boundless. Driving around with the top down and the music blasting. A breathtaking split-second drop from the diving board. But departing a dock on a ferry bound for a perfect little island with the wind in your hair has got to be one of our favorites. Leaving mainland USA yet not straying too far from home is one of those limitless journeys that have you feeling free. Luckily, we have the best spot in mind for your next vacation, and its Nantucket, MA. We’ll even rent or sell it to you, too, as we have a William Raveis office located in the center of town on Oak Street.
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance held an internal networking event for our agents at the University Club in New York, NY. Agents from Westchester and Fairfield counties converged with NYC Raveis brokers. The purpose of the event was to allow agents to expand their network, therefore making it easier to market each listing to a wider scope of people.
Almost every American has been urged to do their part in saving the planet. We recycle, we reuse, we try to make a difference in the world, one plastic bottle at a time. We’ve heard of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt installing solar panels atop their houses to produce efficient and environmentally safe energy, but many lack the time and money to make such an enormous change. Enter Emerson Green, an affordable and “green” neighborhood in every sense of the term. Marketed and sold by the Knox Team at William Raveis Real Estate, these homes feature eco-friendly design and responsibly sourced materials. Homes that are built to last your family and our planet. Come home to a connected, community-focused neighborhood that hearkens back to a simpler era – and looks forward to a sustainable future.
Is there anything more definitively American than the Fourth of July Barbecue? Possibly apple pie, hot dogs and baseball, but where do you find all three at once? Your backyard on Independence Day. It’s the restaurant where you control the ambiance and the playroom for kids ages one to ninety-nine.