Saturday, February 29, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
Thursday, February 27, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
Last November 5th, we reported the opening of Aldi's new grocery store in Nanuet. Aldi is a German-based grocery chain which is known for its tighter-than-bark-on-a-tree strategies to save money (like the 25-cent shopping cart rental scheme and not offering shopping bags). Such penny-pinching has allowed Aldi to undercut even Walmart's margin-thin grocery prices.
Today, the Rockland County Business Journal reported plans for another German-based grocery hoping to open in Rockland County. Lidl, a grocer with 10,000 stores across Europe and 77 in nine US states is planning to open a location in the Tappan Plaza center on Route 303 in the town of Orangetown.
Lidl stores are generally smaller than most of its U.S. competitors, averaging 20,000 square feet with six aisles. Like Aldi, approximately 90% of Lidl's merchandise will be house brands, including fresh and frozen seafood, fresh produce, bak ...
Friday, January 24, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
If you’re planning a transition into a smaller home, or even a tiny one, the twin trends of low mortgage rates and rising home equity can kick-start or boost your plans, especially if you’re anticipating retirement soon or just want to live in a smaller home that’s easier to maintain.
Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home.
Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at an average of 3.8% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan.
The combination of leveraging your growing equity and capitalizing on low rates could make a big difference in your housing plans this year.
How to Use Your Home Equity
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
These two statistics are directly related to one another. As inventory has decreased and demand has increased, prices have been driven up.
This is great news if you own a home and are thinking about selling. The equity in your house has likely risen as prices have increased. Even better is the fact that there’s a large pool of buyers out there searching for a Hudson Valley home, and your home may be high on their wish list.
Global Property Systems says:
If you think you’ve outgrown your home, contact a Global Property Systems local area specialist to discuss your local market conditions and determine if now is the best time for you to sell.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
We couldn't agree more!
The article points out that Newburgh's recent renaissance of it's restaurants, retail and waterfront is stimulating an increase in property values in the area. There are still some bargains to be had, especially in older, historic homes,
The home at 60 Balmville Road is certainly one of those, a 1856 Gothic Revival masterpiece on 1.9 well-tended acres which offers a wealth of original architectural details. It has 10-foot mahogany coffered ceilings, five fireplaces, wall paneling, and the original recessed mahogany bookcases. Many wood built-in features are meticulously carved, accented by ornamental plaster swag molding, and ceiling moldings with dainty corner cartouches. Other details include a funky 1940s bathrooms and an updated ki ...