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Thursday, May 21, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

April 2020 numbers show Hudson Valley Real Estate Market down.

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
April 21, 2020
If you are planning to buy or sell a home in the Hudson Valley any time soon, you may be interested in statistical information showing recent market activity in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. Our MLS registers and aggregates data on all such activity, and it is available to anyone through their real estate agent or Realtor. The charts in this blog come from the OneKey Hudson Valley MLS.
The reports for April are in, and generally show a down-tick in activity across most markets. Westchester new listings were off 14.5% from April 2018, as sellers began to back off due to uncertainty in the first month of the COVID-19 shutdown rules. Rockland and Orange counties also showed fewer new listings to a lesser degree.
Westchester

Rockland

Orange



Pending Sales came up a little short across the boards for all three counties. Keep in mind that pending sales figures a ...

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Friday, May 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Upstate Hudson Valley sees sudden surge in home buyers, renters.

This home on River Road in Piermont, NY rented for $10,000 a month during the Coronavirus outbreak. New York City dwellers are looking for ways to escape city living for life in the suburbs.
May 8, 2020
From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As the nightly news drones on about down markets and the Coronavirus, we're seeing more and more buyers and renters looking for escape to a house, a fresh-mowed lawn and a two car garage in the Hudson Valley. New York City residents are opting for a split-level home on a cul-de-sac after decades of apartment living. A wave of city-dwellers is currently hitting the inner and outer suburbs of NYC, looking to leave the city lights for greener pastures.
So why are New Yorkers choosing to abandon city life? The short answer is, they believe that the old ways of city life - strolling in parks, grabbing drinks at bars and living close together - may be gone after Corona. They believe social distancing su ...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

9 Things you can learn playing Monopoly while you shelter in place.

I'll bet a lot of us have been keeping ourselves and our families entertained by playing a board game or two. Maybe even a little Monopoly. Originally named “The Landlord’s Game,” when it was invented in 1903, Monopoly was intended to show that a system which rewards wealth creation is better than one that rewards only a few monopolists. Here are nine things we can all learn from this classic board game.
1. Be careful with debt.
How many of us try to gobble up every property we land on trying to build a property portfolio. But don't make yourself cash poor, or a couple bad rolls or a trip into jail could lead to being the first person at the table to end up watching Beverly Hillbillies reruns instead of owning Park Place.
2. Always put aside a little cash for the un-anticipated.
You can't always count on rounding GO to make up for adding that extra house on Marvin Gardens. Pay yourself first in case Chance or a Community Chest card knocks your plans off track. T ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

"What's my house worth?" Pricing it right TODAY.

Inman News, the real estate industry's leading online information source, reported today that the economic slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting home sales negatively. From Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, Google traffic saw a 35 percent decrease in home searches.
The report quoted one broker who said, "Over 350 homes withdrew or canceled from MLS across Massachusetts in the past four days alone.” The broker went on to point out that "One in four properties had already reduced their price. One out of 20 had reduced their price by 10 percent or more, and one out of 12 were listed for less than the assessed value."
What this tells us is that sellers need to be more realistic about setting their asking prices. Setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.
With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little over market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decreas ...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Tips for finding the truth online.

Wednesday March 25, 2020
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
In times like these, especially like these, it is easy to spread mis-information. There is so much information coming at us 24/7 from so many sources that it can be overwhelming and impossible to process entirely.
Spreading mis-information is easy, even if unintended. The chief medical officer of CVS Pharmacy shared in an internal memo that drinking warm water is an effective way to combat coronavirus. Of course, it's not. If you are going to share information, you have an obligation to verify it before passing it on. Even if you don't intend to pass health information or other vital knowledge along, you should verify for your own personal well being.
In this regard, the power of the internet is both a wonderful and terrible thing. It transports information at the speed of light, able to "go viral" in seconds. But it also is a wonderful tool to check facts and verify information. What&rs ...

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