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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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Thursday, February 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Achtung! Another German grocer files plans to open in Rockland.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems


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 ...

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Friday, January 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Is a tiny home right for you?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
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
For move-up buyers ...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Home Owners: If you need a larger home in the Hudson Valley, you're in luck.

According to the latest Home Price Insights from CoreLogic, home prices have appreciated 3.5% year-over-year. At the same time, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports inventory has dropped 4.3% 

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.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Hudson Valley Magazine: 60 Balmville Road, Newburgh is a "Heart Stealer."

A recent cover story on the Hudson Valley Magazine's the Real Estate section featured our listing for sale at 60 Balmville Road under the headline "5 Historic Homes in Newburgh That Will Steal Your Heart".

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 ...

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