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Thursday, June 13, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

36 Wilkins Road, Pine Bush NY 12566 | Picture Perfect Charming Country Escape

Love, care and inspiration has ensured that this 1920’s river rock and timber two-story home is beautiful and impeccably maintained to this day. Nestled on 38 glorious acres, at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway, it’s wonderfully private and secluded. Bluestone terraces, custom shrub and perennial gardens, lush lawns, an in-ground heated pool and winding woodland trails provide a superb escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Featuring rare, extinct American Chestnut wood trim and doors with original hardware, hardwood floors and two stone wood-burning fireplaces, history is bolstered by every modern amenity and upgrade from the kitchen with custom cabinetry, Silestone countertops and high-end stainless-steel appliances, to the stylishly renovated bathroom. Quality custom window treatments made with the finest fabrics add a luxurious touch while Nest thermostats, upgraded electricity and plumbing add practical perfection to the elegant ambiance of this love ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

The Next Big Thing to Sell in Real Estate: Barn-dominiums!

Only Texas could come up with this one.

Inman News, the national real estate news service, reports a new product to sell in the real estate business and it comes from Texas. They call it a Barndominium. It is, according to actual Texas real estate terminology, a building that doubles as one’s home and a barn or other utility building. As first reported by Realtor.com, this type of building is usually made out of steel, constructed to be extremely durable and built on a large piece of land.

It may seem Texans are just looking for something that's bigger than everyone else's, in this case a house. The appeal is that this is a very sturdy, low-maintenance, energy-efficient home, and relatively inexpensive when compared to the same size stick-built home.

Inman says the term “barndominium” was coined by ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Popularity for this type of residence grew after the husband-and-wife duo transformed a barn into a hous ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

3 news stories to watch to better understand the Hudson Valley real estate market.

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.
Watch the following three areas of the housing market: interest rates, building materials, and the outlook for an economic slowdown. They are critical to understanding the real estate market in the Hudson Valley.

1. Interest Rates
One of the most important things to consider when buying a home is the interest rate you will be charged to borrow the money. In our recent post we posed the question, “Are Low Interest Rates Here To Stay?” The latest information from Freddie Mac makes it appear they are. We are currently at a 21-month low in interest rates.


2. Building Materials
Talk of tariffs could also affect the housing market. According to a recent article, the National Association of Home Builders reports tha ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Just Listed | 20 Torne Brook Valley, Hillburn NY 10931 | Beautiful Colonial at the Foothills of the Ramapo Mountains

No up-dating needed on this beautifully refurbished three bedroom Colonial home. Set in the idyllic Torne Valley at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, this 3 bedroom 3 bath home was renovated in 2007, with improvements including a new roof with a 50 year warranty, new windows and Certainteed siding outside, and freshly remodeled kitchen, master bath, mechanicals, central air and new hardwood floors throughout inside. The master bedroom and bath are located on the main floor, and two more bedrooms and a bath are upstairs. 

Looking for even more living space? An extra room added above the two car garage is waiting to be your studio or another bedroom and has a full bath attached. There is also more room waiting for your use in the unfinished full basement and attic.

Surrounded by nature in a serene country setting opposite the Torne Valley Winery, you will enjoy hiking and biking Harriman State Park trails, lazy summers outdoors and colorful autumn sunsets. The home is con ...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Top five reasons to hire a REALTOR® to help buy or sell a Hudson Valley home

I was asked recently to help a magazine editor with an article about why people should use a realtor in the course of buying or selling a home. They wanted my single best reason, but as I thought about it, I came up with at least five.

Buying or selling a home can be quite an adventurous journey. A good REALTORS®  can lead his or her clients to their ultimate goal and help them avoid potential disasters along the way. Unfortunately, in this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many think they can click their way to a first time home, or stick a sign in the front yard and sell their home on their own.
Here are my five:
1. What do you do with all this paperwork?
Each county and state has different regulations regarding real estate law. These regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide a client through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make their dream a reality.
2. Ok, so you found y ...

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