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Wednesday, March 17, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

They paid HOW MUCH for that?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
If you watched the Hudson Valley real estate market in 2020, you’ve probably heard of some crazy things happening. Bidding wars, houses sold for all cash, buyers releasing all contingencies and homes going for WAAAY over asking price. Well here’s the latest contender for craziest Hudson Valley real estate deal this year.
An unassuming colonial home (PHOTOS) was reported by the Albany Times Union newspaper to have sold for the highest percentage over asking price ever in Dutchess County. Located in Red Hook, the property has six bedrooms, three full baths and is just over 3,000 square feet. It’s on an eight acre wooded lot and features an outdoor swimming pool and patio.
The sellers used a particularly unorthodox strategy for landing that whopper of an offer on this 1840’s home. According to the Times Union, the seller did not accept any offers on the home for the f ...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Five tips to making a winning offer on a home.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the seller’s market currently driving Hudson Valley real estate sales. With so few homes for sale (inventory) and so many buyers competing for them, it takes a well prepared buyer to stand out from the crowd. The following tips will help you make a confident and informed offer, while avoiding some of the most common pitfalls.
Don’t buy based on emotions.
Buying a home is a business deal, not a love affair. Yes, you should “fall in love” with the home you finally select, but don’t ignore red flags that signal trouble ahead. Rely on your Realtor to be the voice of reason. After all, it’s as much their job to tell you what’s wrong with a house as it is to point out what checks all your boxes.
Get a mortgage pre-approval.
Having an agreement with your lender that you are already approved for a mortgage up to a certa. ...

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Friday, January 29, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Guess what new home designs are trending after 2020!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
After the year we had in 2020, you might think that gas masks and fall-out shelters would be a growing trend in home design, but fortunately, not for most of us. 2020 was a transformative year for most of us. Because of the viral pandemic, we spent more time than ever in our homes. Locked down and confined to our “space,” we entertained ourselves with streaming videos and virtual Zoom meetings. We found places to work and study, and developed ways to cope with our nearest and dearest without killing them. As a result, the rooms and spaces in our homes became multifunctional areas that we used for work, school, solace and entertainment.
With 2020 now firmly behind us, what will be some of the trends for home interiors in 2021? Elle Decor's zine recently pulled together predictions from some of their best designers and industry professionals to forecast what trending this year.
Not surpri ...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Get shoveling or go to jail!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The Hudson Valley just had it’s second taste of snow this winter. From the long-range predictions by news weather forecasters, we can expect a steady stream of weather events for the foreseeable future.
Snow and ice pose a hazard for homeowners with sidewalks and access to public walkways. Hudson Valley residents often have a legal responsibility to remove snow when it could pose a safety hazard. property owners could face liability in court should they fail to carry out this obligation and someone is hurt.
Most towns and cities in New York make property owners obligated to remove snow that has accumulated on the sidewalk in front of their home. Many towns impose strict time limits on when this snow must be removed after snowfall has stopped, or when ash, sand, or salt should be spread across ice that has formed. If the owner doesn’t shovel the sidewalk in front of their property and t ...

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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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