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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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Tuesday, November 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

When is the best time to sell your house?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
I spoke to a Sullivan County homeowner last week. She called me because she’s been thinking about selling her house and had some questions. She said to me, “I keep hearing about all the people in New York City coming up here in droves and buying homes with cash. Is it still happening?”
I told her there was still a lot of activity in the Hudson Valley real estate market and explained how low mortgage interest rates, a low inventory of homes for sale and New Yorker’s demand for homes outside the city has been and continues to be happening.
She asked me, “So is this the best time to sell my house?”
Perhaps there is a lesson in her story. If you've been thinking about selling for a while, now is an excellent time. Nothing guarantees that you will be selling at the peak of the market. But you'll at least be selling at a point well above last year.
Conditions for sel ...

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Thursday, October 22, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What it takes to sell in 2020.

Global Property Systems went into the pandemic during a strong economy, and a thriving real estate market due to historically low-interest rates. Right now, as we continue to deal with the fallout of Covid-19 here in the Hudson Valley of New York, we are continuing to experience a HOT Seller’s Market. But how long will it continue? Likely a good few more months and probably well into 2021 until we have a vaccine, and when life becomes more normal. That’s when the market will begin to stabilize again.
The surge in sales we predicted for July and August broke records. The trend continues in what traditionally at this time of year is a much slower market. Even with massive job losses, buyers who haven’t lost their employment are moving. Normally once schools are back at the start of the scholastic year, many families stay put until Spring. That’s not happening this year. We are seeing many families moving out to the suburbs and others who now work from home, pla ...

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Friday, October 9, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bigger is better for buyers in the Hudson Valley luxury home market.

Spacious homes like this one outside Newburgh, NY have become increasingly popular. This property on 38 Susan Drive is listed at $1.2 million.


By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
It seems like only a few months ago that demand for large properties in the Hudson Valley - million dollar mega mansions, private estates, and luxury ranches - had declined significantly over the previous few years. Nationwide surveys now indicate that the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floor plans can be. Home offices, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, and theaters are becoming more popular, and some families are finding the space they need for these upgrades in the luxury market.


For Hudson Valley buyers looking for larger homes, steady increases in equity might be what makes a move possible. Leveraging home equity makes it easier to afford the down payment on a luxury home, and current low int ...

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Thursday, October 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Where to go this week for some Upstate culture binging.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Finding activities that are intellectually stimulating yet pandemically practical in these days and times is difficult to do. Leave it to the artists, musicians and dramatists in the Mid-Hudson Valley to provide us with entertainment that fits those parameters. Check out a few of this week’s socially distanced, in-person and live-streaming activities in the Hudson Valley. (Click HERE for more details.)
“Jewel the Wound” Group Art Show,
Hudson, NY through November 6 (Photo at right)
“Jewel the Wound,” a newly opened group art show in Hudson, features works by over 25 Hudson Valley artists and centers on themes of injustice amid the pandemic. The show, which runs through November 6, will be presented in-person at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon and virtually at Hudson Art Fair, an online gallery created at the beginning of the pandemic for collectors and art-lovers to vie ...

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