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Tuesday, October 20, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

"What can I do to help? "

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
"What can I do to help? "
We’ve heard that phrase a lot lately. It seems to come naturally from people as we are bombarded with news about the devastating effects of the Coronavirus that is ravaging every nation in the world. But along with observing social distancing rules and pandemic-safe practices, is there actually anything you can do?
Actually, there is.
The daily Morning Brew newsletter I subscribe to recently listed a wide variety of places you can donate your time, support and/or money to during the pandemic.
The options in the article vary widely. Some are  massive projects like the CDC’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund which has already raised $236 million in donations from 633,000 donors, companies and philanthropic groups, or the Gates Foundation which targets the development of therapeutics to defend against the virus. Numerous major charities are mentioned, the R ...

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Friday, October 2, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Sampling the Hudson Valley’s historic hard ciders

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

If you're planning a trek upstate this weekend on the promise of bright, clear fall weather and the hope of finding something else you can do with a mask on, you may want to sample this year's Mid-Hudson Valley crop of hard ciders. 


New York State has long held the nation's number two spot for apple production, yielding a mind-boggling 29.5 million bushels a year—and that doesn't even take into account feral and fully wild trees on mountains and roadsides, abandoned orchards, and backyard bounty. While it is nowhere near surpassing Washington in apples cultivated, New York has taken the crown for the country's leading hard cider producer, with over 100 cideries. A small but growing number craft cider makers are using wild varieties in place of commercial fruit. 


One of these, aptly named Abandoned Hard Cider, has recently established a tasting "Outpost" for it's cider on R ...

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Thursday, September 17, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Selling a house in a flood-prone zone - What Hudson Valley home sellers need to know.

The remnants of Hurricane Sally will be arriving overnight tonight to the Hudson Valley region. Fortunately for New York home owners, storms like Sally lose most of their punch traveling up the Eastern Seaboard and do little more than dampen the sidewalks. Needless to say, this has been an unusually active year for hurricanes, and for many homeowners, there is a risk they may lose lives, property, infrastructure and coastline sea walls. Strong hurricanes such as Sandy hitting the Hudson Valley, washed away possibly billions of dollars worth of homes, businesses, roads, and seawalls put in place to help protect coastlines.
For sellers whose properties are located in designated flood zones such as along the Hudson River, the risks presented by storms and flooding are a significant problem in selling. Many banks require buyers to purchase comprehensive flood insurance, which is not only a lot more costly, but also harder to find. Subsidies for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ...

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Monday, August 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Indian Point sirens to be tested Wednesday.

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

The Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan, NY will be testing safety systems and sirens Wednesday evening. The quarterly test of the nuclear power plant warning system will take place for approximately 4 minutes between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Residents need not worry that an incident has happened and are not required to do anything during the test. Should there be a real emergency, the sirens are an outdoor alert system to make residents within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) aware that they need to tune into one of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio and/or television stations for important information.
In the event of an emergency, local broadcast stations that serve the EPZ would interrupt programming to provide the alert and necessary “next step” information to residents. A list of EAS stations is included in the emergency planning information booklet distr ...

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Monday, June 22, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

"You are about to enter Phase Three!"

Empty parking lots may be a thing of the past in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic re-opening.

"You are about to enter Phase Three!"
It sounds like bad medical news but it's not. It's the next step as the seven counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley region comply with the state's re-opening schedule. Phase two, which commenced two weeks ago on June 9 included the re-opening of outdoor dining, professional services (including hair salons & barbershops), retail, administrative support and... (trumpets here) Real Estate/Rental & Leasing.
What's open starting Tuesday, June 23 will include nail salons, tattoo parlors and other personal care businesses, and indoor dining for food service establishments. (Still in place for restaurants are distancing rules requiring a maximum indoor seating of 50 diners, and six feet between tables.) Phase 3 restrictions will hold for as long as Corona virus infection rates in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester do not ...

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