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Tuesday, January 19, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bethel, NY - Home of the Woodstock Nation offers much, much more!

The town of Bethel is situated 90 mi (144 km) from New York City In Sullivan County, and extends to the hamlets of White Lake, Kauneonga Lake, Smallwood, Hurd Settlement, Bushville, Briscoe and Bethel. It's claim to fame is that of being the host for the first Woodstock Music Festival held from August 15 through 18, 1969 which featured legendary artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash and what would turn out to be an A-list of 1970s musicians, performing before an unexpected audience of 500,000.
A century before being the official capital of the Woodstock Nation, Sullivan County became famous for its large number of premium hotels in the “Borscht Belt'' of the 20th century. It was also heavily promoted as a 19th century sportsman’s destination. The opening of the Monticello and Port Jervis Railroad in 1870 made the area accessible by a direct two hour trip from New York City. The line ran from Piermont, NY, through Port Jervis and on to Lake Erie ...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Mortgage forbearance payback hell!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
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Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking to many people who are concerned about the end of their post-Covid19 forbearance time. Those struggling to pay their mortgages due to the consequences of Covid19, be they parents who can’t work because they need to be at home with their children homeschooling, or the many whose jobs just fizzled out and don’t appear to be coming back because their employers have shut up shop - unable to pay their own bills. Now tax time is adding to the misery for those who don’t have their taxes prorated into their mortgages. The majority of the people I speak to are seeing their savings dwindle as the pandemic continues. Everyone is concerned that their flow of money has all but dried up, and wonder how long it will take the economy to get back on its feet.
The homeowners I have spoken to were all relieved the lif ...

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Friday, January 15, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Piermont NY: An ever-charming Hudson River town.

The village of Piermont on the Hudson River’s west side seems to always be in the right place at the right time. For people still wishing to live within a short commute to the City, this very livable village is only 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. For those now working from home, the village is a charming place to live, with plenty of upscale restaurants to graze, forests to explore and easy-to find amenities to enjoy.
Shaped like the letter Y, Piermont hugs the face of the northern Palisades, with views of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo (nee Tappan Zee) Bridge. Piermont was originally incorporated under the name of Tappan Slote or Tappan Landing. It was renamed in 1839 for its two prominent features: its newly built pier and the mountains embracing the town. Sparkill Creek, a Hudson River tributary, winds through Piermont Marsh, the river’s only salt marsh, popular with bird watchers who visit to twitch its copious bird life. The river town long ago converted ...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What to do when a Hudson Valley winter throws ice at you.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Frozen may work for Queen Elsa in the Pixar movie, but for us mere mortals, ice can register anywhere from frustrating to down right deadly on our "What I Hate About Winter" list. Unless you are strapping on skates right now, you might want to note here some ways to avoid frozen water problems.
ROOF ICE DAMS
Go look at your roof. If there's no snow on the shingles but snow on the overhangs, you're a candidate for ice dams. When a home has a poorly insulated roof, it will melt the snow on it. The resulting water hits cold overhanging gutters and freezes if it's below freezing outside (32 degrees F, 0 degrees C). The result is an ice dam, which backs up water onto and under the shingles. You'll notice it when it starts dripping in the house. Avoid ice dams by Insulating your roof adequately. It it has already snowed, remove snow from the roof as soon as it falls. Use a roof rake or hire a professiona ...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Don't say we didn't warn you!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
If you have any plans of selling your house in the upcoming year, there are two very compelling reasons to do it sooner rather than later:
1. Right now, Hudson Valley real estate is in a phenomenally strong seller's market.
2. This thing won’t last forever.
There. That’s your warning.
The reasons this unusual situation exists are many, and we’ve discussed them here many times. If you’re a seller, you don’t need to know the reasons. Just get your house on the market. NOW.
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors wrote recently about how quickly homes are selling right now, further confirming the benefits to sellers: Yun says, “The market is incredibly swift this winter with the listed homes going under contract on average at less than a month due to a backlog of buyers wanting to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates.” ...

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