Brendan understands that a home represents many things – property, a financial asset, a shelter over one’s head, and ultimately, a refuge and the place where lifetime memories are created. Since the decisions involved are inherently personal, the process of buying is much more about people than it is about property. Brendan’s mission to his buyer's is to deliver a uniquely personal and positive real estate experience.
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The key to finding your perfect home is to spend some time thinking about what you and your family need and desire to compliment your lifestyle. Explore communities comparing and contrasting the different conveniences, services and amenities they offer. Then think about and prioritize your wish list. Consider style preferences, desirable features and ideal locale. Once you have analyzed your preferences and determined how much house you need, your next step should be to contact a mortgage professional who can help you determine the monthly expenses associated with your purchase and provide expert financial advice. Spend time online previewing homes in your price range and in the areas you've selected.
On this site, you can search by price, town or school district. There is an interactive mapping program to help you locate properties. You may also sign up for My Houlihan Lawrence, an email notification program that will automatically forward properties which most closely match your preferences.
Finally, as your realtor it is my primary goal to keep all channels of communication open. As your neighborhood expert, I will make the entire local inventory available to you and work hard to show you as many properties as you need to see so that you may make the best selection! There are many properties available to buyers now, and I know that sometimes the search and buying process can feel overwhelming. I am here to provide expertise and advice, give you information about anything and everything that you need, and lend support when it is needed.
Finding and buying a new home is such an important transition in one's life, and I am honored to work with buyers during this significant time.
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About Chappaqua Real Estate
Distance to NYC: 31 miles
Area: 25.5 square miles
Chappaqua is one of two hamlets located within the Town of New Castle, which also includes the hamlet of Millwood. It is located 9 miles north of White Plains, and is 31 miles from mid-Manhattan.
A feeling of privacy is easily maintained in this well planned residential community. The beauty of natural lakes and rolling, wooded hills gives Chappaqua all the charm of a New England Village.
The comfortable Manhattan commute, the combination of sophistication and country flavor, and a lively schedule of cultural events and activities all make Chappaqua one of Westchester's most popular communities.
The Chappaqua School District serves all of Chappaqua and Millwood, as well as small portions of Armonk, Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor, Ossining and Mount Kisco. It has three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
Education is one of the most important aspects of life an Chappaqua. The District spends in excess of $18,000 per pupil, per year. Over 90% of the students graduating from Horace Greeley High School continue their education in college.
Chappaqua offers something for everyone. There are 90 activities sponsored by the recreation commission alone. It is a suburb program with such events as ski trips, free summer day-camp, men's basketball and softball leagues, women's sports of all kinds and lighted public tennis courts. Walking trails are maintained in several areas of town and are quite varied.
Houses of Worship
Include Society of Friends (Quaker), St. Mary the Virgin (Episcopal), Community of the Reconciliation (Presbyterian), First Congregational Church of Christ, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, St. John's & St. Mary's (Roman Catholic), Westchester Baptist Church, Temple Beth El (Reformed) and Bet Torah (Conservative).
Brendan C. Preston
45 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY
Phone: 914.238.4766 Ext. 312