Friday, October 9, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
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 interest . ...
Monday, June 17, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Nestled on 6.5 acres surrounded by perennial gardens, this unique log style home is your own private retreat minutes from the village of Warwick NY. Designed by its owner/builder, the dramatic yet warm open-concept interior is bright and airy, with many windows that bring nature indoors. It’s an ideal plan for relaxed year-around living and entertaining.
The carriage house is ideal as a home office or studio, and with the main residence provides parking for up to five cars. A 17 x 24 barn can store the “big kid” toys, and still have enough room for other storage. This original owner/builder’s home has been meticulously maintained throughout the years. Located minutes from the historic village of Warwick, it is convenient to farm to table restaurants, cafe, shops, wineries and breweries, and a modern public library. Skiing, golfing resorts and Woodbury Commons Shopping Outlets are nearby, and it is in the Warwick school district.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area. Your utility bill shows you how much you spend each month on electricity. (As shown in the photo above, solar panel arrays don't have to be attached to your roof, but can be incorporated into the landscape of appropriately facing properties. The property pictured above is currently for sale at 50 Peters Terrace near Warwick, NY. Click HERE for more information about this listing.)
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, because you are turning sunshine into electricity instead of burning natural gas, coal or using nuclear energy. It also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and airborne dust particles, which can cause health problems.
Solar panels absorb the sun's ener. ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
For most home owners the current inventory numbers which affect Hudson Valley’s real estate remain a mystery. Did you know that the months of inventory reflects an estimate of the amount of time it would take to sell all of the current listings in a given area if no new listings became available? Let me help you discover how the inventory of homes on the market impacts the sale of your home.
Months of inventory determines whether it’s a seller’s market or a buyer’s market:
If there are 0-4 months of inventory, meaning that all current listings can expect to be sold within 4 months, it is considered a seller’s market because houses are selling very quickly. In a seller’s market, sellers have the advantage because demand for property exceeds supply.
If there are 5-8 months of inventory, it is considered a balanced market. Current listings aren’t selling like hotcakes, but they’re not staying on the market too long either.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / by Vanessa Saunders
Just listed in Orange County! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath Arts and Crafts style log home features vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, lots of glass and wide plank flooring. Located in popular Chester, NY, Warwick schools and a great location for commuters. Contact Deb Krol, 845-988-7696. ...