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It is Always More Than the House! Ask the Locals!

Karen Benvin Ransom is an Associate Broker at the Houlihan Lawrence Inc. Katonah Brokerage
Karen Benvin Ransom is an Associate Broker at the Houlihan Lawrence Inc. Katonah Brokerage Photo Credit: Contributed
The new Houlihan Lawrence website
The new Houlihan Lawrence website Photo Credit: Contributed

As a Realtor, I have always showcased the amenities and lifestyle of a given town or neighborhood. I have loved living in The Town of Bedford for many years, had a thriving business in the area and raised a family here. We enjoyed the town parks, pools, day camps, the concerts plus what our town with its traditions, the local libraries and the schools had to offer our children. Now I am able to further enjoy our landmark institutions of The Katonah Museum of Art and Caramoor/The Rosen House Museum. I have enjoyed expressing what is offered here first with my website www.KarenFromKatonah.com, and then with my National Award Winning online columns www.GuideMeHome2Westchester.com/karen-benvin-ransom.

Now with the launch of the amazing interactive New iPad and Tablet friendly Houlihan Lawrence Website: www.HoulihanLawrence.com, Houlihan Lawrence has exclusively partnered with StreetAdvisor.com, a website where people can research and review towns. I have been enjoying this latest platform that delves into the daily questions a prospective home buyer or new resident would have. Such as: What do you do with your children on a rainy day in Katonah? Are there any tours available in Bedford Village? Where are there local bookstores? How long is the commute from Bedford Hills to Grand Central? Where is the best coffee shop? Where is the closest Mall or Trader Joe's to Bedford!

You can ask the questions on the home page or go to a home listing, click on View Details and "Community Conversations/Discover Our Communities/Local Experts - Ask the Locals!" will be on each home listing complete with Community Videos, school reports, maps, market trends and more! For example: http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property-detail/3225440/9-Ivy-Pl-Katonah-NY-10536.

I enjoy answering these questions. So try it! To view my page complete with local questions and answers go to: http://social.houlihanlawrence.com/user/kbenvinransom.