Monday, December 16, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
A recent spate of hackers breaking into Ring home security cameras has made us wonder if such devices offer more protection for our home and loved ones, or less. In a video that made the rounds of the national news networks recently, a family in Mississippi discovered their eight year old daughter terrified when a man's voice started speaking to her through the camera, repeatedly calling her a racial slur and saying he was Santa Claus. She screamed for her mother.
There have been at least three similar cases reported this month — the others were in Connecticut, Florida and Georgia. Other breaches, involving Google’s Nest and Taococo, a baby monitor sold on Amazon, have also drawn scrutiny and prompted concerns about privacy.
So far, manufacturers of the cameras have denied that their security cams were at fault, claiming that user's login credentials were too easily guessed. A statement released by Ring said, “Our security team has investigated this incident a ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
According to the latest Home Price Insights from CoreLogic, home prices have appreciated 3.5% year-over-year. At the same time, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports inventory has dropped 4.3%
These two statistics are directly related to one another. As inventory has decreased and demand has increased, prices have been driven up.
This is great news if you own a home and are thinking about selling. The equity in your house has likely risen as prices have increased. Even better is the fact that there’s a large pool of buyers out there searching for a Hudson Valley home, and your home may be high on their wish list.
Global Property Systems says:
If you think you’ve outgrown your home, contact a Global Property Systems local area specialist to discuss your local market conditions and determine if now is the best time for you to sell.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
High above the Hudson River with panoramic views of Manhattan and New Jersey, One Park re-defines modern luxury living. This 14-story condominium building is setting a new bar in the luxury real estate market. Owners enjoy the sweeping views through floor to ceiling windows, a glass window wall façade especially designed to incorporate elements of the building’s riverfront location.
Beyond the views, these condominiums with their open living spaces and 50-foot balconies are a paragon of design in residential destination. The eat-in kitchen features a breakfast bar, chefs appliances, and top-of-the-line finishes. It includes Thermador Pro Series stainless steel appliances: a fully integrated refrigerator, gas range and oven, range-top with vented hood, integrated dishwasher and a 24-inch drawer microwave. Polished Cielo Quartzite covers countertops and backsplash over stainless steel under-mount sinks. Custom white lacquer kitchen cabinets are dressed with brushed nickel h ...