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Tuesday, October 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Home sellers: Five tips on staging your home to sell.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Home staging, which is the art of you or somebody else making your home its most appealing self for presenting to buyers, can be expensive if you let it. But there are some simple, inexpensive things you can do that will make a difference in marketing your home.
Ditch your personal stuff.
You want to allow potential buyers the chance to see your place as if it were theirs. So take as much of your stuff that says “My House” out of it and put it in storage. You’re moving anyway. This includes things like your kid’s Refrigeration Decorative initiative (this month’s theme: Tic-Tok buddy pix. Next month’s theme, Soccer buddy pix). Clear off countertops and other surfaces, small appliances in the kitchen, cosmetics in the bathroom and even the knick-knacks atop your dresser and desk.
Clean it like your Aunt Irene is coming for a month.
Buyers like to check out all ...

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Monday, October 26, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Elvis and the New York real estate transfer tax.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
I hear a lot of odd reasons why people won’t use a Realtor to sell their home. I’ve never heard this one before. I was following up on a For Sale By Owner property recently, to see if they’d sold their house since I contacted them six months ago. The owner indignantly cited a “fact” he heard from his neighbor.
“I understand New York state has now started charging sellers 4% of their price to sell their home. And it goes straight to Cuomo,” he said. “I am not paying you 6% and Cuomo 4%. That’s ten percent of the value of my house!”
This is how urban myths start, how false rumors and misunderstood facts grow into Elvis sightings and conspiracy theories. Let me presume to explain.
First of all, no state taxes, fees or tolls go straight to Governor Cuomo. True, there are lots of taxes, fees and tolls that DO go to the state. As a matter of fa ...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

"What can I do to help? "

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
"What can I do to help? "
We’ve heard that phrase a lot lately. It seems to come naturally from people as we are bombarded with news about the devastating effects of the Coronavirus that is ravaging every nation in the world. But along with observing social distancing rules and pandemic-safe practices, is there actually anything you can do?
Actually, there is.
The daily Morning Brew newsletter I subscribe to recently listed a wide variety of places you can donate your time, support and/or money to during the pandemic.
The options in the article vary widely. Some are  massive projects like the CDC’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund which has already raised $236 million in donations from 633,000 donors, companies and philanthropic groups, or the Gates Foundation which targets the development of therapeutics to defend against the virus. Numerous major charities are mentioned, the R ...

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Friday, October 9, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bigger is better for buyers in the Hudson Valley luxury home market.

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 int ...

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Thursday, October 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Where to go this week for some Upstate culture binging.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Finding activities that are intellectually stimulating yet pandemically practical in these days and times is difficult to do. Leave it to the artists, musicians and dramatists in the Mid-Hudson Valley to provide us with entertainment that fits those parameters. Check out a few of this week’s socially distanced, in-person and live-streaming activities in the Hudson Valley. (Click HERE for more details.)
“Jewel the Wound” Group Art Show,
Hudson, NY through November 6 (Photo at right)
“Jewel the Wound,” a newly opened group art show in Hudson, features works by over 25 Hudson Valley artists and centers on themes of injustice amid the pandemic. The show, which runs through November 6, will be presented in-person at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon and virtually at Hudson Art Fair, an online gallery created at the beginning of the pandemic for collectors and art-lovers to vie ...

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