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Friday, November 13, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

The very real cost of real estate superstitions.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Think superstitions are just silly? Would you buy a house if the street address was 666? Would you close on a property on Friday the 13th (as anyone closing today will be doing?) Which is better—an address with 4’s or 8’s? While many people don’t consider themselves superstitious, 10% of Americans suffer from “triskaidekaphobia,” or fear of the number 13. In real estate, such superstitions actually have a cost in real money.
The Phobia Institute of North Carolina claims that the US economy loses between $800 and $900 million every Friday the 13th. A recent study revealed that homes with the numbers 666 in the list price sell for 3.2% less than their market peers, although oddly, homes with a street address of 13 sell for 2% higher. The number seven bumps a home price 1.8% and “316,” as in John 3:16, boosts it 1.2% above the competition.
It seems silly. ...

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Friday, October 30, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Halloween Home Decor your mother would never have approved.

More and more homeowners are getting the Halloween holiday spirit and will be spookifying their homes, inside and out. Inflatable spiders and dragons, talking witches and smoldering corpses in scary front yard graveyards are creeping up on home fronts all over the Hudson Valley. In that spirit, we've found some truly spooky ideas for your Halloween Home Decor!
The Spooky Grave Yard
These folks have turned their otherwise inviting home into a spookily lit burial ground. No doubt some trick or treaters will have second thoughts entering there.
Punkin' Head
Here's a classic Flying Pumpkinhead, tastefully and frightfully wrought against the Halloween nighttime sky.
The Zombie House
Zombies! Zombies are good and scary, and this house seems to be undergoing an apocalypse of them. But they're hungry, as anyone with a brain must know.
Creepy Old Lady House
Actually this is my mother in law's place. I just thought I'd throw her in the mix.
Slasher in the Shower
So scary! Good thing it. ...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

PPG from the CDC for your TGD: Thanksgiving dinner may never be the same.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The 2020 family feast-day holidays are upon us. Like the rest of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic will make our celebrations look and feel different. The CDC says, "When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees." So how can you celebrate and still observe CDC recommendations for safe holidays? Here's what they suggest for a low-risk Thanksgiving.
Having a Covie-19-safe safe Thanksgiving.
Possibly the most popular of feast days, Thanksgiving presents the most pandemically dangerous traditions we celebrate. Family dinners, hugs, laughter and togetherness all put celebrants at risk. The CDC recommends we observe using the lowest risk activities possible. They offer the following suggestions:
Have a small dinner with the people in your household.
If this sounds like just. ...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

They’re baaaaaaack!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Remember the day your last adult child left for his or her final year at college, soon to graduate and be off and on their own? You thought to yourself, “Well, that was fun.” The tribulations of parenthood were over. You were looking forward to some of the pleasures of being an empty nester - your time will be your own, the house will be as clean and as organized as you want it to be, you’ll focus on your partner, get a good night’s sleep, peace and quiet will rule as the cacophony goes with them. They’ll only be back to visit.
Not so fast, boomer.
A recent study released by the Pew Research Center shows that for a record number of American families, they're back. After assessing the Census’s monthly Current Population Survey data, the non-partisan think-tank found that some 52% of 18-to-29-year-olds are now living with one or both parents.
Believing that the mo. ...

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Thursday, September 10, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

WTF you can do to survive WFH

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.

Many of us have been working from home (WFH) for over six months now. Work seems to spread into every corner of our lives, whether it’s responding to late-night emails, scheduling Zoom meetings around kid’s lessons or keeping current on company issues. Throw the inconveniences of pandemic protocols into the mix and you’ve got a toxic formula for burn-out.

Aside from taking a week off in Cape Cod (which I just did and highly recommend), there are a few things you can do to avoid mental burn-out and lessen the impact of working from the kitchen table.

Establish a business strategy.

When you set up a strategic model, you’ll be able to make room for needed extra time in the future, or can appoint someone (your husband/wife/partner/ can come in handy for this,) who can take over parts of your business operations. Strategic thinking will allow you to focus on the parts of. ...

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