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Tuesday, May 12, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Buying a house isn't impossible. It only looks that way.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Social distancing and unessential businesses aside, it is still possible to sell or buy a house in the Hudson Valley. Even though we are restricted in how we go about it, we have transacted real property throughout the pandemic shutdown within the parameters of viral quarantine. You can still buy or sell a house.
The Facts
People are listing their homes for sale every day. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors estimated this spring would see a 10% drop in home sales. Ten percent is a big number nationally. But the Hudson Valley is uniquely positioned to be highly sought after by New York City buyers looking for a way out of the city, either temporarily or permanently.
Besides that, a 10% loss means that 90% of transactions which would have happened without the shutdown will still happen. Why? Because the real estate industry is adapting to the new normal. More agenci ...

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Friday, March 6, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Now's the time to beat down your lender's door.

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

Interest rates and stock prices have been bouncing all over the place recently, but yesterday was a shocker. 
What’s going on? We're seeing the effects of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-cutting on 10-year Treasury notes this week. The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped to 3.29% this week, its lowest level... ever.


What’s going on? We're seeing the effects of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-cutting on 10-year Treasury notes this week.

First, keep in mind that 30-year mortgage rates have no free will. They move in lockstep with 10-year U.S. Treasuries. Treasury yields were already at all-time lows because of concerns the Corona Virus would hit future economic growth. (Investors buy Treasuries when they want to play it safe, and yields move inversely to prices.)

In an emergency move this week, the Fed cut interest rates,sending those Treasury yields even ...

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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

5 tips for buying a house on bad credit.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
If your financial situation is less than perfect, buying a house may be a bit more challenging than it would be for others. But it is possible. Here are five things a prospective home buyer can do toward getting a home, even with fair or bad credit .
1. Improve your credit.
It sounds obvious, but it can be done. Lenders judge a borrower's likelihood to pay back a loan based on their credit score. A credit score range between 669-580 ranks your credit as “fair,” and is considered a higher risk for a mortgage lender. Lenders view a score of 579 or less to be “bad credit.” A low credit score means you’re a higher risk for a lender.
It is possible to improve your credit score if it's below 580, and it may take some time. You can:
Improve your payment history.
Having a history of regular on-time payments are a critical part of good credit. Having a plan to regularly make payments w ...

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Friday, February 21, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How you may be flushing thousands right now.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
Don't know your mortgage interest rate? You are not alone. A recent survey by Bankrate, a consumer financial services company, found that over one fourth of home owers don't know what their mortgage interest rate is. Why is that important? "Because if you don’t know your rate, you may be missing out on the opportunity to cut your monthly mortgage payment, the biggest item for most homeowners,” the study points out.
Bankrate also polled homeowners about how many more years they planned to stay in their current primary residence, whether or not they were planning to remodel and how they would pay for their home remodel. The vast majority of respondents, 56 percent, reported that they didn’t plan to ever move out of their home. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they were likely to remodel or renovate their home in the next five years.
About a third of respondents who own pay less than 3.99% ...

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Friday, February 14, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Congratulations! You've waited for the perfect time to finally sell your house.

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

The success of the Hudson Valley residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident there are two big stories impacting this year’s residential real estate market in New York, and together, they show that now is the best time in years to sell your Hudson Valley home:
1. Buyer demand is already extremely strong2. Housing supply is at a historically low level
Demand
ShowingTime is a firm that compiles data from property showings scheduled across the country. The latest ShowingTime Showing Index revealed how showings have increased in the Hudson Valley for the last five months in a row.
Supply
Move.com also just released info ...

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