orange county ny real estate: "All By Yourself" Is Not The Best Way To Look For A New House - 01/03/12 03:13 PM
Are you looking for a new home in New York?  Like many of your fellow house hunters you are starting your search on line and that's a very good place to start.  I encourage all my clients to spend time looking at information about the areas they are considering moving to and to look at the on line listings of houses to get a basic idea of the housing costs in the area.  But have you ever bought a house before?  If so, and you are thinking about moving again, I will bet it was a while ago. So when I … (2 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #5 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/04/10 11:24 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. In my previous post of this series  I discussed the various water supply options you might find when moving to The Greater Hudson Valley of NY.  Since what goes in must come out, You also need to have knowledge of the various methods of waste water disposal that you might encounter when looking for houses … (2 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #4 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/04/10 06:27 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. One of the things that you need to know is how water is supplied to the house you are looking at.  Many people moving to this area have come from locations that have a public water source.  They are surprised by the variety of ways water is supplied to houses in the area.  I often … (5 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #3 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 02:32 PM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. Do you dream of living on a farm?  I know that one of the most attractive sights of the Greater Hudson Valley are open fields and beautiful farms.  Nothing is prettier than coming over a rise to see a herd of cattle grazing or an orchard of fruit trees reaching as far as the eye can see. … (8 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #2 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 06:45 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. How Dark Is Dark?  Thoughts About Nights In the Country. It is beautiful at night in more rural areas.  You will see more stars than you have ever seen before.  It is truly an amazing sight when I go outside and look up on a clear night.  There are more shooting stars to wish upon and … (2 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #1 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 06:05 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. One of the first things that you will need to decide as you move to the country is "How much land do you want with that?"  Many people want to move to a rural area because they want more space.  They come from a city where there is extremely dense building or a suburban development where … (4 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Something Of Interest For Anyone Thinking Of Buying A House This Year - 01/07/10 09:06 AM
Are you interested in buying a new home this year?  Well if you are seriously considering that possibility, the time to move is now.  I don't want to alarm you but Interest Rates are starting to climb again.  Each time the Interest Rate rises the amount money you can borrow to buy your new house goes down and the amount you will pay each month goes up.  There is no crystal ball to tell us with absolute certainty when it will happen but a lot of people are predicting significantly higher Interest Rates this year.   So if you have already been prequalified … (3 comments)

orange county ny real estate: It's The Purrfect Time To Jump Into The Search For A New Home! - 12/17/09 02:38 PM
Are you still sitting on the fence about jumping into the hunt for a new home?  As we approach the New Year I know that many of you will be asking yourselves if this is the time to buy... be it your first home or a trade up to a larger place or even a downsize to a more manageable space.    

There are so many reasons why this is the time for you to get down off that fence and make a move.   Inventory is Up! Interest Rates are Down! First Time and Repeat Home Buyer … (12 comments)

orange county ny real estate: What Houses Sold For In The Minisink Area Of New York State In October 2009 - 11/13/09 09:16 AM
Want to know what price houses are selling for in the towns that make up the Minisink Valley Central School District?  During the month of October there were 14 homes that sold within the towns that make up the District.  The selling prices on single family residential houses ranged from $90,000 to $433,000.  The median of the data available shows us that homes are selling at close to 95% of the listing price at the time of sale.  This tells us that homeowners are listing the houses that are selling at very close to market value.  If you are out there looking at homes … (2 comments)

orange county ny real estate: It's Almost Last Call - The Alarm Is Sounding First Time Home Buyers In New York - The Deadline For Closing To Be Eligable For The $8000 Tax Credit Is Coming Soon! - 09/14/09 06:36 AM
This is your wake up call.  If you want to find a home and close in time to receive the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit you need to be looking today!  You may be thinking you have plenty of time but with the average closing taking 45 to 60 days and the crowds of people who will be racing the clock to close before the November 30 deadline along with you it is essential  that you start your search right away. Although there are discussions about extending this Tax Credit no one can be sure it will happen.  Please … (8 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Don't Make These Mistakes When You Are Ready To Start Your Search For Real Estate - 05/07/09 06:51 AM
When most people today start looking for a house to buy or a piece of land to build on they turn to the Internet to help with research. They visit sites that let them search on their own because they feel that they don't want to be pressured by some pesky real estate agent.  They try to educate themselves about the market using one of the many "self help" sites available to do research and ask questions.  They try to make a go of it armed with all this information they have gathered.They find a few properties on line that interest them. … (8 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Your House Is Out There - Don't Miss It Because You Never Saw It! - 04/04/09 05:34 AM
Have you ever seen the bonding of a buyer to a house?  I am not talking the excitement of finding something they like that they can afford.  I am not talking about walking through a model home and falling "in love" with all the bells and whistles.  I am talking about seeing the connection of a person for a house that goes beyond explanation.  They walk into the house and it is theirs from that moment. The paperwork is just a formality.The house is often very different from everything they told you they wanted.  It is often in need of at … (13 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Some Advice For The Engaged Couple - 09/25/08 08:54 AM
Are you getting married soon?  Congratulations and Best Wishes.

I have a bit of advice that I share with every young couple I know who are getting ready to take the plunge into the marriage pool.  Try to live on one salary.  I know it is not easy today but it is possible.  You will thank me if you follow this advice from the start. You see you will probably want to buy a house someday.  If you live on one salary you can bank the other salary for a down payment.  Be sure you use a little for vacations … (12 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Find Your Perfect Lakefront Getaway In the Greater Hudson Valley or Catskill Region of New York - 09/10/08 09:48 AM
With the coming of Autumn the Greater Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions of New York will see the exit of the summer crowd and the entrance of the leaf peepers.  In truth, we have visitors here year round.  Anytime is a good time to visit us so plan a trip real soon.It is a great time of year to think about buying a weekend and vacation spot right here.  We are close enough to New York City for a quick trip and have so many things to offer you in the ways of entertainment and relaxation.  Many people will put their … (6 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Don't Let Fear Stop You From Working Towards Home Ownership! - 08/28/08 06:00 AM
Are you like many people I have spoken with who are looking for a way to own their own home?  Perhaps you have very little money to put down on a house or your credit is in a bad way. One of the worst things you can do is to sit there and say there is no way out of this mess.  Fear of being told you can't qualify for a loan stops you from even asking.  Well if you are one of those people who is allowing fear to stop them you will never learn the many ways you might … (6 comments)

orange county ny real estate: To Do Orange County NY - August 24, 2008 - 08/24/08 05:41 AM
Sunday August 24, 2008 in Orange County NY
Special Events
Have a great time with some great Barbecue At Vereerderkill Park, Pine Bush NY
Come to the barbecue to benefit the Phillip Kessler Memorial Fund at Vereerderkill Park, 3232 Route 52, Pine Bush NY.  From 12:00 PM - 7:00PM Bingo, Penny Social, Food, and Fun.  

Join the Family Hiking Club - Museum of the Highlands  Join the staff for a family hike at the Outdoor Discovery Center for a hike from 1:00 PM - 3:00PM Located at 20 Kenridge Farm Road, Cornwall, NY.  
For further information call … (2 comments)

orange county ny real estate: To Do Orange County NY - August 23, 2008 - 08/23/08 07:04 AM
Saturday August 23, 2008 in Orange County NY Special Events

Travel just over the border of OC into Ellenville for the Blueberry Festival
Head for downtown Ellenville, NY (Ulster County) for all sorts of blueberry treats, children's activities, and entertainment (including the dancing Pizappi girls) From 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For further information call 845-647-4620

Port Jervis NY Flea Market  Flea market at 202 Route 209 for the benefit of the Port Jervis Animal Shelter.
For further information call 845-856-3677
Museum of the Highlands -Take a Guided Discovery Quest
Come explore nature with a guided discovery quest … (6 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Come Visit Orange County NY And Find Your New Country Place - 08/16/08 05:33 PM
As I was surfing around today looking for some new and interesting things for my Orange County visitors to do I found some interesting pages on the Orange County Tourism Site.  The Tourism Board has put together a lot of special  deals with some of our fine Orange County Getaway locations.  You can find a package deal for Romance, a Shopping Escape, or a Family Fun Package at the Homewood Suites in New Windsor, a Hiking Escape with accommodations in a Bed and Breakfast in Pine Bush, several other Shopping Packages from the Tiger Lily Inn or the Hampton Inn in Middletown,  a Romance … (3 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Mass Transit Guide For Orange County New York - Part 3 Other Commuter Services - 08/08/08 06:15 AM
This is the last installment in the series of blogs on various forms of Mass Transit that are available in Orange County NY.  We looked at the bus services and the rail services  that are explained more fully in a guide to all things transit called Transit Orange which was recently published by Orange County. The printed guide has a partner web site that can be reached by clicking on the link on the orange words in the last sentence. Today I will be reviewing a few of the other services mentioned in this informative guide.

Did you know you can … (8 comments)

orange county ny real estate: Mass Transit Guide For Orange County New York - Part 2 The Rail Services - 08/07/08 06:49 AM
Yesterday I started a series on the mass transit available in Orange County NY.  As I said there are a lot of potential buyers who are concerned about the types of mass transit available to get them moving from place to place within and out of the county.  The Orange County planning Department has recently released a guide to all things transit called Transit Orange.  The guide shows us that the county has many types of mass transit available.  Today I will review the section on the rail travel options for Orange County that you will find more fully explained in the … (2 comments)

 
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Pine Bush, NY

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