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Thursday, March 18, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Blog Update, March 17, 2021 : See what $700,000 will get you besides a six-bedroom house outside Red Hook.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Yesterday, I posted a BLOG about a six bedroom three bathroom home on eight acres in Red Hook that listed for $489,000 and ended up selling for $700,000. If that impressed you, you'll be excited to learn that today, a STORY on the Associated Press newswire reported a single Chinese bowl that was purchased in a yard sale by an "antiques enthusiast" for $35 sold at auction in Hartford, CT for $722,000! Talk about a great return on investment!
That's a 2,062% profit!
It always surprises me what some people would rather have  than money.
If you are interested in selling your house in the Hudson Valley during this extraordinary real estate market (or swap it for a rare Chinese bowl) contact Global Property Systems Real Estate. ...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Why is everybody moving to Poughkeepsie?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
A study of Americans fleeing the big cities last year found that Philadelphia and Miami were the top two choices of New Yorkers who left the Big Apple. But a surprising player in the relocation rush was Poughkeepsie, which came in third. The survey, by StreetLight Data, a transportation analytics firm, looked at migration out of the country's top ten metro areas and found that Poughkeepsie ranked eighth most popular relocation destination in the nation, up from 17th last year.
Like many Americans who relocated last year, Poughkeepsie's new residents were seeking smaller communities that offered both urban conveniences but with rural/suburban outdoor space. After living in cramped high-rise apartments and quarantined indoors for most of 2020, the thought of having a back yard to relax in or a quiet neighborhood to walk the dog in has made it hard to resist moving to communities in the Hudson Valley.
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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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Monday, January 25, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Help! I can’t afford my utility bills!

It’s going to be cold today - below freezing tonight. And it’s going to be a long New York winter in the coming months. If you lost your income because of the Covid-19 shutdown and are having trouble finding ways to pay your heat and electricity bills, here are a few things you can do to keep the heat on.
Get a grant from LIHEAP
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
To see if you qualify for assistance, LIHEAP’s website directs you to call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project at 1-866-674-6327. Y. ...

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Friday, January 22, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Living and Playing in Warwick, NY

The line between living and playing blurs when you live in a village like Warwick, NY. The downtown is a vibrant and busy business district, larger and more active than in the towns around it. It carries an old-fashioned small-town feel, but with an assortment of sophisticated shops, restaurants, galleries and stores that make it truly a pleasant place to live.
Surrounding Warwick are the rolling foothills of the Catskill mountains, replete with dairy and horse farms, wineries and farm stands. But what makes Warwick’s rural nature truly unique are the six apple orchards, ranging from 45 acres to 200 acres, all in a five-square-mile area around the village. These orchards are one of the mainstays of village life, bringing with them an active tourist industry and plenty of entertainment for locals during the warm weather months.
The Town of Warwick, NY includes three unique villages (Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick) and five hamlets (Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, New Milford ...

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