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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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Wednesday, December 4, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How to get FREE money to help you buy your first home.

You heard me right. There are organizations out there that will GIVE you money you don't have to pay back to help first time home buyers. For most first timers, saving up for a down payment is the biggest obstacle to buying a home. Fortunately, there are grants for qualifying buyers. 

TheBalance.com, a financial advice website, has an in-depth article about home buyer grants. According to TheBalance: "First-time home buyer grants are designed to offset some of the purchasing costs for new buyers. They typically cover part of your down payment, closing costs, or sometimes the total purchase price of the home. They do not require repayment, as long as you live in your home for the required amount of time."

Many of these grants are federally funded, although the U.S. government doesn't offer the money directly. Instead, these funds are given by the feds to state and local municipalities.

Your Grant Options
Start your search by looking at local programs. Check with your le ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

ONE PARK CONDOS, CLIFFSIDE PARK, NEW JERSEY | USA | THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY

High above the Hudson River with panoramic views of Manhattan and New Jersey, One Park re-defines modern luxury living. This 14-story condominium building is setting a new bar in the luxury real estate market. Owners enjoy the sweeping views through floor to ceiling windows, a glass window wall façade especially designed to incorporate elements of the building’s riverfront location.
Beyond the views, these condominiums with their open living spaces and 50-foot balconies are a paragon of design in residential destination. The eat-in kitchen features a breakfast bar, chefs appliances, and top-of-the-line finishes. It includes Thermador Pro Series stainless steel appliances: a fully integrated refrigerator, gas range and oven, range-top with vented hood, integrated dishwasher and a 24-inch drawer microwave. Polished Cielo Quartzite covers countertops and backsplash over stainless steel under-mount sinks. Custom white lacquer kitchen cabinets are dressed with brushed nickel h ...

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Thursday, May 30, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

ONE PARK CONDOS, CLIFFSIDE PARK, NEW JERSEY | USA | THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY

High above the Hudson River with panoramic views of Manhattan and New Jersey, One Park re-defines modern luxury living. This 14-story condominium building is setting a new bar in the luxury real estate market. Owners enjoy the sweeping views through floor to ceiling windows, a glass window wall façade especially designed to incorporate elements of the building’s riverfront location.
Beyond the views, these condominiums with their open living spaces and 50-foot balconies are a paragon of design in residential destination. The eat-in kitchen features a breakfast bar, chefs appliances, and top-of-the-line finishes. It includes Thermador Pro Series stainless steel appliances: a fully integrated refrigerator, gas range and oven, range-top with vented hood, integrated dishwasher and a 24-inch drawer microwave. Polished Cielo Quartzite covers countertops and backsplash over stainless steel under-mount sinks. Custom white lacquer kitchen cabinets are dressed with brushed nickel h ...

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