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Friday, January 22, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Living and Playing in Warwick, NY

The line between living and playing blurs when you live in a village like Warwick, NY. The downtown is a vibrant and busy business district, larger and more active than in the towns around it. It carries an old-fashioned small-town feel, but with an assortment of sophisticated shops, restaurants, galleries and stores that make it truly a pleasant place to live.
Surrounding Warwick are the rolling foothills of the Catskill mountains, replete with dairy and horse farms, wineries and farm stands. But what makes Warwick’s rural nature truly unique are the six apple orchards, ranging from 45 acres to 200 acres, all in a five-square-mile area around the village. These orchards are one of the mainstays of village life, bringing with them an active tourist industry and plenty of entertainment for locals during the warm weather months.
The Town of Warwick, NY includes three unique villages (Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick) and five hamlets (Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, New Milford ...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bethel, NY - Home of the Woodstock Nation offers much, much more!

The town of Bethel is situated 90 mi (144 km) from New York City In Sullivan County, and extends to the hamlets of White Lake, Kauneonga Lake, Smallwood, Hurd Settlement, Bushville, Briscoe and Bethel. It's claim to fame is that of being the host for the first Woodstock Music Festival held from August 15 through 18, 1969 which featured legendary artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash and what would turn out to be an A-list of 1970s musicians, performing before an unexpected audience of 500,000.
A century before being the official capital of the Woodstock Nation, Sullivan County became famous for its large number of premium hotels in the “Borscht Belt'' of the 20th century. It was also heavily promoted as a 19th century sportsman’s destination. The opening of the Monticello and Port Jervis Railroad in 1870 made the area accessible by a direct two hour trip from New York City. The line ran from Piermont, NY, through Port Jervis and on to Lake Erie ...

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Friday, January 15, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Piermont NY: An ever-charming Hudson River town.

The village of Piermont on the Hudson River’s west side seems to always be in the right place at the right time. For people still wishing to live within a short commute to the City, this very livable village is only 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. For those now working from home, the village is a charming place to live, with plenty of upscale restaurants to graze, forests to explore and easy-to find amenities to enjoy.
Shaped like the letter Y, Piermont hugs the face of the northern Palisades, with views of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo (nee Tappan Zee) Bridge. Piermont was originally incorporated under the name of Tappan Slote or Tappan Landing. It was renamed in 1839 for its two prominent features: its newly built pier and the mountains embracing the town. Sparkill Creek, a Hudson River tributary, winds through Piermont Marsh, the river’s only salt marsh, popular with bird watchers who visit to twitch its copious bird life. The river town long ago converted ...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Can I win the deal with an escalation clause?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The last six months in the Hudson Valley real estate market have admittedly been crazy. With little inventory and a high demand for any kind of Hudson Valley home, buyers have been beating down the doors of the few homes on the market, trying every tactic imaginable to present a winning offer on a house. We’ve written before on tactics for buying a house, but these days, getting an offer accepted is akin to a contact sport among buyers.
One tactic we’re seeing more often here in The Land of Competing Offers, with multiple buyers and all cash deals, is the inclusion of an Escalation Clause. An Escalation Clause in a buyer’s offer says that the potential buyer will raise his offer up to a certain amount over competing buyers. The clause is used to strengthen a buyer's offer by promising the best price.
It sounds like a win-win, no? The buyer wins the bidding war and the seller gets ...

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Friday, November 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What are Hudson Valley Realtors thankful for in 2020? A lot!

Thanksgiving day survivors parade.

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

Yesterday, people across America celebrated Thanksgiving 2020 in spite of high unemployment and an economic recession pushed by a global viral pandemic. We have been urged to celebrate holidays this year on a minimal scale, eschewing travel, virtually visiting friends and relatives while staying home. But even with all the negative things happening in the world today, celebrating Thanksgiving made me realize just how much we Realtors should be thankful for. Here are just a few:
Realtors are thankful for a thriving real estate market.
Existing-home sales in October were 27% higher than a year ago, new-home sales were 32% higher, and pending home sales or contract signings in September jumped 20.5% annually.
Realtors are thankful for low interest rates, (if they can get them).
Any added incentive for buyers is a bonus, and having mortgage rates below 3% ...

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Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS - NYS RE Principal Broker
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