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2007 

Hudson Valley NY Barns Barns have always fascinated me.  Even the ones in poor condition prove to be good photograhic subjects. Over the years I have noticed that many of my clients have a barn on their wish list for their country home -  Some, because coming to the country is an opportunity for ...
Posted over 6 years ago
Culinary Institute of AmericaThe Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, affectionately know as the CIA, recently needed to expand their facilities to accommodate their growing student enrollment.Six buildings were constructed to house over 420 students.  The institution used the op...
Posted over 6 years ago
With winter approaching many people are looking forward to various winter sports.  My attention  turns to things such as will the snow plow work this year? Do we have enough shovels, hats, and gloves? There is however one subject that has never been resolved so maybe you kind folks can weigh in o...
Posted over 6 years ago
    Yes, thats right, it is a great time to buy a house in the Hudson Valley.  I know, because of the recent mortgage upheaval many of you think you would not be able to qualify for your dream house but that is not true.  Lets consider a few reasons why you might want to jump into the market now:...
Posted over 6 years ago
I can't tell you how many times I have passed this office without giving it much thought.  This changed this  weekend. I received in the mail the free Daily Freeman Extra and the  headline of an article written by Patricia Doxsey caught my attention; DUTCHESS FOOD PANTRY SEES SHELVES GROWING BARE...
Posted over 6 years ago
With the rising heating cost, heating the home this winter is a major concern for many in the Mid Hudson Valley region. Did you know there is a Federal program which gives funds to the States to help low-income families, the elderly and disabled to meet their energy needs?  The program is known a...
Posted over 6 years ago
Yesterday I wanted to take a walk so my husband and son accompanied me to the grounds at Olana.  This is one of the most beautiful properties in the area sited high above the Hudson River.  With the leaves off the trees I had an awesome view not just of the Hudson River but also of the Rip Van Wi...
Posted over 6 years ago
Today because of the recent mortgage meltdown there has been tightening in many areas of the industry.  Many deals have fallen apart because the properties failed to appraise for the selling price.  With this in mind, I feel it would be a good idea to make sure your property is appraised ahead of...
Posted over 6 years ago
Living in the Northeast and having spent the greater part of my life commuting long distance I know how important it is to make sure your car is ready for the winter.  I also know that many Realtors still show properties during this season.  This is the time of year that my clients like to look a...
Posted over 6 years ago
  Based on the numbers released for the real estate market in Dutchess County NY the absorption rate for the month of October stands at 15.2 months for single family detached properties.  What this is telling you is that it would take 15.2 months to get rid of the present inventory.  This is comp...
Posted over 6 years ago
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