What you need in your Meeting with Mortgage Lender. #58

So This is the Year you Purchasing your First Home ? You Should meet with your Lender at least in the First meeting . It great to sit down with lender ask the some questions . When your meeting with your Lender If you already have hired your Real Estate agent . Ask them if they have any question they would want you to ask . Real Estate Agent May have some questions that are important to your area .

The list of questions That will make your Purchasing process Smoother and less confusing .

  1. What are their work hours ? What best way to reach them if you have question Email,Text or Call . You want make sure Lender works the way that suits your need
  2. How Fast can I get a update Pre-approval and Quote Payment if I find a Home . You want make offer on .
  3. Will you be my point of contract through out the process or do you have Team ? Which time will we be introduced
  4. Have we gone over all the Loan products that are out their in our area?
  5. What average process Time line from Submitting application to Close?
  6. How many Years Have they been Lender and How many Years have they been with current Bank ?
  7. What got them into being mortgage Lending ? What do they like about it and what they don’t like about it ?
  8. How much is Your Credit Score affect Your Interest Rate?
  9. In the Past what have seen in changes of interest rate in 3-6 month time frame ? What their opinion. You want understand hoe interest rate change being , Price, interest rate and property Taxes will be most factor to change your payments.
  10. What Lender see in your finance and asset. How easy to get the loan closed ?

Here are some of the things you will need for the Lender need to get your process started .

  1. pay slip or proof of income.
  2. current bank statements.
  3. your passport or driver’s licence (ID) or birth certificate.
  4. tax returns or tax assessment notice.Of the last 2 years
  5. copies of recent statements for other credit facilities such as credit cards or other loans.

It is important to get the lender started on working on your file extremely early in the process Do not want until you find your house ? I have see Buyer get extremely frustrate because they running around at offer stage to get everything over to Lender to see if they even qualify for the loan amount .


Filming In Westchester County: Little Fun Facts for Movie Trivia Nights #57


As Many of Westchester County Have notice over the Years . Alot of Filming has been done through out Westchester county . I must say I always remember in 1995 my Senior Year . I was living Nod Hill Section of Yonkers . When I got my first experience of see a movie being film right in front of me as I watch Denzel Washington a Mt Vernon native . Slip on the ice out side the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Wulnut Street in Yonkers . In the making of The Preacher Wife . This first time I realized Actors were people too . Weird , I know until I saw them in action I always through they bigger then Life. I saw them no Human .

We also went on the List appointment to the House in MAD MAN . I don’t get the listing Sellers didn’t agree with our price and better real estate agent win the listing at the time . Little side note they end up selling for the price we estimate 999,999 so they get highest and best which end sell for 1020,000 and 107 Days on the market . This made our team fill better being we would have been right at the time . We didn’t build the trust to get done at the time so we didn’t get signed . Congrats the the Real Estate Agent who can say they sold the house .

We love to hear your stories about what films have you come across Living in Westchester . Below I have shared a list thought out the Years films made in Westchester . Have fun looking through the list and find the locations in Westchester .

Here is the full list:


  • Escape at Danemora
  • Christie Love
  • The Americans
  • Ben is Back
  • Billions
  • Quantico
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Unforgettable Kimmy Schmidt


  • Nor’ Easter
  • 40 North
  • The Post
  • Marvel
  • Violet
  • Madam Secretary
  • Strava
  • You
  • Orange is the New Black
  • CNBC Magazine
  • Sneaky Pete
  • The Path
  • Gypsy
  • The Rise
  • Worldstar
  • Seven Seconds
  • Pose
  • Ronald / Maniac
  • Lore TV
  • Search Party
  • The Americans
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • The Sinner
  • The Irishman
  • Blindspot
  • Blacklist


  • American Dream
  • Bull
  • ESPN Magazine
  • Madam Secretary
  • Elementary
  • Divorce
  • Camp Morty
  • I Witness
  • Sneaky Pete
  • The Get Down
  • Mr. Robot
  • My Affair
  • Homeland
  • Wonderstruck
  • Billions
  • The Affair
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Power
  • Gotham
  • The Americans
  • The Tap
  • Blindspot
  • Blacklist
  • WASP 


  • Billions
  • A Person of Interest
  • 48 Hours
  • Girls
  • The Book of Henry
  • Wheels Up
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Dazed & Confused
  • The Get Down
  • Talk Stoop
  • Royal Pains
  • The Affair
  • The Following
  • The Path
  • Blindspot
  • Blacklist
  • Unforgettable


  • A Birder’s Guide to Everything: Starring Ben Kingsley
  • Person of Interest:  Starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson
  • Orange is the New Black:  Starring Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon
  • The Intern:  Starring Nat Wolff and Anne Hathaway
  • The Following:  Starring Kevin Bacon
  • The Americans: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor
  • Elementary: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
  • The BlackList: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins: Julia Stiles, Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates
  • Boardwalk Empire: Steve Buscemi
  • Criminal Justice:  Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake
  • The Leftovers: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler


  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Winter’s Tale:  Starring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, and Will Smith
  • Boardwalk Empire: Starring Steve Buscemi
  • Wolf of Wall Street: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Johan Hill.  Directed by Marin Scorsese
  • The Following: Starring Kevin Bacon
  • The Goodwife: Starring Julianna Margulies
  • Royal pains: Starring Mark Feuerstein and Jill Flint
  • True Crime:  Aphrodite Jones, Randy Thomas
  • Criminal Justice: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake
  • Person of Interest: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
  • Girls: Lena Dunham Allison Williams Jemima Kirke Executive Producer: Judd Apatow
  • Made in Jersey: Janet Montgomery, Felix Solis
  • The Other Woman: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton  Director: Nick Cassavetes
  • Still Alice:  Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth
  • God’s Pocket: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins Director: John Slattery


  • Bird People:  Heinken USA’s White Plains office.  Starring Josh Charles and Radha Mitchell
  • Bitter Pill: Tarrytown.  Starring Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones


  • Royal Pains: Starring Mark Feuerstein and Jill Flint
  • Robot & Frank: Bedford.  Starring Frank Langella
  • Arthur: Yonkers Stage. Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner
  • This Must be the Place: Private home. Starring Sean Penn, Eve Hewson and Frances McDormand


  • Boardwalk Empire: Yonkers Stage. Starring Steve Buscemi
  • The Goodwife: Starring Julianna Margulies
  • Fair Game: Various locations in White Plains, Harrison. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts
  • 13: Lenoir Preserve. Starring Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham
  • Salt: Westchester County Courthouse, county parking facility, Court St. and Quarrapos Street. Starring Angelina Jolie
  • Morning Glory: Muscoot Farm. Starring Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams
  • Boy Wonder: Westchester County Correctional Facilities. Starring Caleb Steinmeyer
  • The Bounty Hunter: Croton Point Park. Starring Gerald Butler, Jennifer Aniston
  • Cargo: Westchester County Airport Terminal. Starring Sayed Badreya
  • The Beaver: Playland Beach and Dragon Coaster. Starring Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson
  • Wall Street 2: Wastewater Treatment Facility, Ossining Westerly Road. Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf
  • The Adjustment Bureau: Hilltop Hanover Farm. Starring Matt Damon
  • Hanna: Ward Pound Ridge
  • Henry’s Crime: Yonkers Stage. Starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan
  • Cop Out: Yonkers Stage. Starring Bruce Willis and Tracey Morgan
  • Going the Distance: Starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Ron Livingston
  • Rabbit Hole: Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest
  • Just Wright: Starring Queen Latifah, Common and Paula Patton
  • Sex and the City 2: Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis


  • It’s Complicated: Hastings on Hudson. Starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
  • Taking Woodstock: Yonkers Stage. Starring Demetri Martin and Henry Goodman
  • Notorious: Yonkers Stage. Produced by Sean Combs
  • Tenderness: Yonkers Stage. Starring Russell Crowe
  • A Dog Year: Starring Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose and Lois Smith
  • My Fathers Will: Starring Victor Alfieri


  • Doubt: Yonkers Stage. Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams
  • Baby Mama: Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sigourney Weaver
  • Diminished Capacity: Starring Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen and Alan Alda
  • The Caller: Starring Axel Feldmann, Grégory Ravary Ellis and Jean Brassard


  • I am Legend: Yonkers Stage. Starring Will Smith
  • American Gangster: Yonkers Stage. Starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe directed by Ridley Scott
  • First Born: Briarcliff Manor. Starring Elisabeth Shue
  • Across the Universe: Muscoot Farm, New Rochelle. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead: St. Agnes Hospital. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • August Rush: Muscoot Farm. Starring Robin Williams
  • New York City Serenade: Starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Chris Klein and Jamie-Lynn Sigler


  • Friends with Money: Pleasantville. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack
  • The Departed: County Court House, White Plains. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, directed by Martin Scorsese
  • The Hoax: 148 Martine Ave & The Oaks, New Rochelle, staring Richard Gere
  • The Good Shepherd: Tarrytown, New Rochelle. Starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie
  • My Super Ex Girlfriend: Yonkers Stage.  Starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson and Anna Faris
  • Little Children: Starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson
  • Fur: Starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr. and Ty Burrell


  • Broken Flowers: White Plains. Starring Bill Murray, Julie Delpy
  • Dark Water: Pocantico Hills. Starring Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth
  • Freedomland: New Rochelle, Yonkers. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore
  • War of the Worlds: Croton Point Park. Starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Hide and Seek: Ossining residence and streets. Starring Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning
  • Hitch: Yonkers Stage. Starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James
  • Mrs. Harris: Starring Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley and Cloris Leachman


  • Spiderman 2: Yonkers Stage. Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Alfred Molina
  • Lord of War: Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Roads. Starring Nicholas Cage
  • The Forgotten: Westchester County Airport. Starring Julianne Moore
  • The Warrior Class: Westchester County Airport and Yorktown. Starring Anson Mount, Erica Leerhsen
  • Alfie: Peekskill Streets. Starring Jude Law, Marisa Tomei
  • True Blue: Rye residence
  • The Manchurian Candidate: Yonkers Stage. Starring Denzel Washington & Meryl Streep
  • The Stepford Wives: Estherwood Mansion (Dobbs Ferry), Valhalla & Yonkers, Starring Nicole Kidman & Matthew Broderick
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Cross County Parkway (Yonkers & Mt. Vernon). Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet


  • Mona Lisa Smiles: Tarrytown. Starring Julia Roberts & Kirsten Dunst
  • Lover Boy: Westchester County Airport
  • It Was Raining That Night: Westchester County Airport


  • Catch Me If You Can: Yonkers streets. Starring Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Hollywood Ending: TAG Aviation, Westchester County Airport.  A film by Woody Allen
  • Two Weeks Notice: 7 springs (Donald Trump Mansion, Town of New Castle). Starring Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant
  • Maid in Manhattan: Hamlet of Valhalla (Columbus Avenue School) Starring Jennifer Lopez
  • In God’s Hands: Playland
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists: Village of Pelham. Starring Campbell Scott, Denis Leary
  • Analyze That: Sing Sing Prison; Ossining; Route 9A, Briarcliff Manor; Route 448, Pocantico Hills. Starring Robert De Niro & Billy Crystal
  • Unfaithful: Horowitz House on Rosedale Avenue, White Plains; Peekskill Metro-North Station; Dobbs Ferry Railroad Station. Starring Diane Lane & Richard Gere
  • The Irreversible Year: Starring Monica Bellucci & Vincent Cassel
  • Monday Night Mayhem: New Rochelle Armory. Starring John Turturro & John Heard
  • Just a Kiss: Westchester County Airport. Starring Rod Eldard
  • Rollerball: Yonkers Stage. Starring Chris Klein, Jean Reno and LL Cool J
  • Bad Company: Mt. Calvary Babtist Church 38S. 2nd Street, Mount Vernon. Starring Anthony Hopkins & Chris Rock


  • Kate and Leopold
  • A Beautiful Mind: Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers. Starring Russell Crowe
  • Meet the Parents: Westchester County Airport. Starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro
  • Pollock: Ward Pound Ridge, Cross River. Starring Ed Harris
  • The Family Man: Village of Sleepy Hollow; Intersection Route 9A & 448 (old car dealership “Tappan Motors”).  Starring Nicholas Cage, Tea Leoni
  • Shaft Returns: Westchester County Airport. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Christian Bale
  • Riding in Cars With Boys: Village of Tuckahoe. Starring Drew Barrymore
  • Zoolander: City of Yonkers (BICC Building, temporary sound stage). Starring Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson
  • 28 Days: Bedford Village Green. Starring Sandra Bullock & Viggo Mortensen
  • Brown Sugar: Westchester County Center, White Plains. Starring Queen Latifa & Taye Diggs
  • Still A Kiss: Westchester County Airport
  • Last Ball: Hastings-on-Hudson
  • 30 Years to Life: Starring Tracey Morgan & Erika Alexander
  • True Blue: Rye residence. Starring Tom Berenger


  • Company Man: Village of Dobbs Ferry; Cities of Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, staring Douglas McGrath, Sigourney Weaver and Paul Guilfoyle
  • Joe Gould’s Secret: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Starring Ian Holm, Stanley Tucci
  • Disappearing Acts: Starring Wesley Snipes & Sanna Lathan
  • The Opponent: Don Bosco Center, Port Chester
  • X-Men: Shot in Toronto, replicated locations in North and South Salem. Starring Hugh Jackson, Patrick Stewart
  • Lost Souls: Taconic State Parkway, Mt. Kisco
  • The Family Man: Sleepy Hollow. Starring Nicholas Cage
  • Finding Forrester: Yonkers Stage.  Starring Sean Connery, Rob Brown and F. Murray Abraham


  • Little Pieces: Downtown White Plains
  • Ghost Dog: Towns of Yorktown Heights and New Castle Roads, primarily Route 134. Starring Forest Whitaker
  • Sweet and Lowdown: Rye Playland Amusement Park; Village of Ossining (Eagles Club). Starring Sean Penn and Samantha Morton by Woody Allen
  • Thomas Crown Affair: Yonkers Stage, Westchester County Airport, Westchester County Jail, Willson’s Woods Park, Mt. Vernon; Rockefeller State Park, Tarrytown
  • Fields: Starring: Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo
  • Random Hearts: Westchester County Airport, Bronxville, SUNY Purchase, Royal Regency Hotel; IGA Store & Home Field Bowl in Yonkers. Starring Harrison Ford
  • The Best Man: Westchester County Airport. Starring Taye Diggs and Nia Long
  • Analyze This: Village of Katonah, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation; John Jay Homestead, staring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal
  • Earthly Possessions: Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson; North Avenue, New Rochelle. Starring Susan Sarandon
  • Big Daddy: Yonkers City Hall, Ceremonial Court Room. Starring Adam Sandler
  • Gloria: Village of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow. Starring Sharon Stone
  • Sleepy Hollow: Insert shots of cornfields produced at BICC temporary sound stage in Yonkers. Starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci


  • Stepmom: Village of Bronxville & Rye Middle School. Starring: Julia Roberts & Susan Sarandon
  • Cradle Will Rock: Capital Theatre, Port Chester
  • Sweet and Lowdown: Playland & Village of Ossining (Eagles Club)
  • Rear Window: Port Authority Industrial Park Yonkers; Burke Rehab Hospital; Bronx River Parkway; Route I-287, Harrison. Starring Christopher Reeve and Daryl Hannah
  • Uninvited: Villages of Port Chester, Harrison; Westchester County Jail; Manhattanville College; Larchmont Yacht Club
  • Lost Souls: Mt. Kisco
  • Company Man: Dobbs Ferry, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle
  • Sleepy Hollow:  Insert shots of corn fields produced at BICC temporary sound stage in Yonkers
  • In God’s Hands: Rye Playland Amusement Park


  • In and Out: Sabina’s Bridal Shop, Kisco Avenue, Mt. Kisco. Starring Kevin Kline & Joan Cusack
  • Disturbia:  Port Authority Industrial Park Yonkers; Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Bronx River Parkway; Route I-287, Harrison. Starring Shia LaBeouf, David Morse and Carrie-Anne Moss


  • The Preacher’s Wife: City of Yonkers and Main Street, Village of Tarrytown. Starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston
  • The Juror: Town of South Salem; Rye Middle School; Croton Gorge Park, Croton-on-Hudson. Starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin
  • Faithful: 1 Skymeadow Drive, Harrison. Starring Cher
  • Eraser: Road shots, Northern Westchester and City Hall Rye.  Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams
  • City Hall: City of Rye. Starring Al Pacino and John Cusack


  • Die Hard III: Taconic State Parkway, Town of Yorktown. Starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson
  • Smoke: Garage on Route 9D in Harrison. Starring Harvey Keitel, William Hurt and Giancarlo Esposito
  • Search and Destroy: Starring Griffin Dunne, Dennis Hopper and Jason Ferraro
  • Dead Presidents: South 2nd Street Mount Vernon. Starring Larenz Tate, Keith David and Chris Tucker


  • To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar: City of Peekskill streets. Starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze
  • It Could Happen to You: City of Yonkers; Village of Dobbs Ferry. Starring Nicholas Cage
  • Quiz Show: Somerstown Road, Ossining. Starring John Turturro, Ralph Fiennes


  • It Could Happen To You: City of Yonkers; Village of Dobbs Ferry
  • The Age of Innocence: Village of Bedford and Village of Irvington. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by Martin Scorsese


  • Billy Bathgate: Village of Irvington. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman


  • Presumed Innocent: Village of Bedford, City of Yonkers, City of White Plains. Starring Harrison Ford


  • Working Girl: Playland. Starring: Melanie Griffith & Harrison Ford
  • Big: Playland. Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins


  • Fatal Attraction: Village of Bedford; Rye Playland Amusement Park. Starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close
  • The Secret of My Success: Lasdon Mansion, Somers. Starring Michael J. Fox
  • Radio Days: Rye Playland Amusement Park; Rye Beach. A film by Woody Allen


  • Wall Street: Metro-North Harlem Division, Scarsdale Station. Starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas and Tamara Tunie


  • Ragtime:  Main Street, Mt. Kisco.  Starring James Cagney and Elizabeth McGovern


  • Interior: Pelham Bay Manor at Pelham Bay Park; house in Larchmont off Route 1
  • Oliver’s Story: Starring Ryan O’Neal, Candice Bergen and Nicola Pagett


  • Marathon Man: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Starring Dustin Hoffman


  • Goodbye, Columbus:  Ridgeway Country Club, White Plains. Starring Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw and Jack Klugman


  • Cul de Sac: Silver Lake Park and Croton Dam Road, Croton-on-Hudson; Town of Cortlandt.  Starring Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac and Lionel Stander


  • Ship of Fools: Village of Tarrytown.  Starring Vivien Leigh and Simone Signoret

Other Notable Works

  • Sebastian’s Love: Tuckahoe Road temporary sound stage at Mark Buick Building
  • Tarzan: (silent film) Croton River, Silver Lake, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Hell Can Wait: Croton Dam at Croton Gorge Park
  • The Warrior Class: Yorktown, Airport
  • HBO
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Kevorkian