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Friday, March 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Four projects to keep your home ownership dreams alive.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
While COVID-19 is still going viral and many people are sidelined from our usual activities, you don't have to press Pause on your dream of finding a home. Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search on track, so you're ready to go when the pandemic subsides.
Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage
Use this time to take one of the most important steps in buying a house. A pre-approval will show you how much a lender is willing to finance, and it shows sellers and their agents you're serious. It's a great time to gather up necessary documents like income verification, credit history, and asset documents. You can even call a lender as financial institutions are deemed essential services and reach out to a lender.
Virtually connect with an agent.
Start working with a trusted Realtor so you're ready to move quickly when the right house pops up. However you connect, a Realtor can help you navigate t ...

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Friday, March 6, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

NEW LISTING | 49 HAWK RIDGE COURT, GLEN SPEY NY | STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION: TIMBER-FRAMED HAND-CRAFTED HOME

For everyone who dreams of a house in the country, a peaceful weekender or cool getaway (and who doesn’t?) here’s a stunning, timber-framed, Craftsman-style home exquisitely hand-crafted with traditional mortise & tenon joints. With a stunning metal roof and fieldstone chimney, it blends a cool vibe with country chic and its stable, energy-efficient design style shows off the remarkable skill of the builder. Nestled on a private wooded lot, steps away from the Delaware River & Mongaup River Trail, it combines centuries-old design with every modern amenity. Hand-cut joinery posts, beams, rafters, collar-ties and joists; pine interior doors, window trim & sills; stylish bathrooms and an enviable kitchen; 6”-inch pine plank floors; vaulted ceilings, & wire-rope stair & balcony railings lend dazzle and character to the interior while the bluestone walkways, steps & patio and 12 x 24-foot deck looking out onto the mountains invite you outside ...

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Thursday, March 5, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Your tax refund could pay for HALF the down payment on a house. Here's how!

Do you have plans for that fat, juicy income tax refund you'll be getting in April? Maybe you'll be booking front row seats to Hamilton, or perhaps heading to 'Vegas and putting it all on red or black? Even better, You could buy a really nice pair of jeans. The Guinness Book of World Records cites Gucci’s “Genius Jeans” as the most expensive pair of jeans in the world. They could yours!

But if you'd rather do something smart with your refund check, you might consider putting it in the bank to help fund the down payment on a home. For most Americans, that refund is enough to cover HALF your down payment. Here's how: The map below shows the average tax refund Americans received last year by state:



According to programs from the Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae, many first-time buyers can purchase a home with as little as 3% down. Truth be told, a 20% down payment is not always required to buy a home, even though that’s a common mi ...

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Saturday, February 29, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

JUST LISTED | 51 GREEN STREET, GOSHEN NY | LIVE IN THE HISTORIC GOSHEN VILLAGE

In the heart of Goshen this 1920’s Country Cottage features a 21st Century 2-Story addition. Bathed in natural light, enter the home to the inviting living room with gorgeous cherry, hardwood floors. Prep & share fresh, Farmer’s Market meals, picked up on the village square a short 2 blocks away. The eat-in kitchen features cherry cabinets, counter space galore, accented by a modern vertical subway tile backsplash. It’s open to the step-up family room with slider patio doors to the backyard. Completing the 1st fl is the powder/laundry room. The original arts & crafts staircase leads to the 2nd fl bedrooms accented with vaulted, wood slat ceilings. There’s a shared full bath with original tile floor. At the end of the hall, a few steps up, is the private master bedroom en-suite complete with dual closets & full bath. Catch sunsets on the rocking chair front porch. Out back enjoy the fully fenced-in level yard with spacious Trex deck, stone p ...

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