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Thursday, June 18, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What to do on Saturday's Hudson Valley Vernal Equinox.

The Vernal Equinox, the longest day of the year, happens this year on a Saturday. Doesn't it behoove us to make good use of all this extra daylight by attending an event (or events) in the Hudson Valley?
Vernal What?
There are only two times of the year when the Earth's axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a "nearly" equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes and will occur on March 19th at 9:49 pm MDT (Vernal Equinox - the first day of Spring) and again on September 22nd at 7:30 am MDT (Autumnal Equinox - the first day of fall).
A Few Things to Do on the Longest Day of the Year in the Hudson Valley
Donate Items to AnimalKind’s Upcoming Virtual Auction “Raise a Paw” AnimalKind in Hudson is planning an online auction to raise money for our rescue. We are reaching out to you with the hopes you maybe able to donate: Service, Art, Vacation Rentals, Gift Certificates, Jewelry, Antique ...

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Friday, June 12, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

It's Phase 2! What You Can Do Now That You Couldn't Do Then.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Phase Two for the Hudson Valley's re-emergence from the Covid shutdown has commenced. (Blow the herald of heavenly trumpets I can finally go have fun.) But what fun is awaiting Hudson Valley residents? First of all, realize that social distancing is still in effect. Wear your mask, keep your distance, wash your hands and stay home if you feel sick. Store staff will have more to do: work behind the Plexiglas, use the hand wash and wear gloves if handling food.
You can get retail therapy. Sort of.
For the first time since the lock-down began, you can shop INSIDE any retail store. You may still encounter "One Goes In When One Comes Out" standing in line as store occupancy is capped at 50%. Malls are out however, unless the store you're visiting has access from the parking lot. Still, retail therapy is retail therapy.
You can get a haircut. At last.
Finally we don't have to pretend we're the Chewbacca ...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Buyers are hot for upstate real estate.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As we reported last month, the race is on as buyers from NYC and other urban centers scramble to spend at least the summer away from Covid-19, preferably near a lake or swimming pool. 
Coincidentally, there is a group of home owners dying to sell them their upstate properties.
Some homeowners have secondary upstate properties they typically rent to summer tourists, either on their own or through companies like Airbnb. But the impact of diminished summer travel due to virus has severely affected their business in this unpresidented time.
A recent report by CNN concluded "Hosts face the possibility of losing thousands of dollars a month in canceled bookings while bills, maintenance costs, and mortgage payments pile up.”
A survey by ValuePenguin agreed:

48% of Americans have already canceled summer travel plans due to the current health crisis.
36% indicated they don’t have vaca ...

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Monday, June 1, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

4 one-sentence market predictions you should know.

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Finally when you thought you couldn't bear another blog about Corona Virus, social distancing and PPDs, here's a good one. It's from T3-Sixty, a monthly brief providing analysis on the most important trends and developments in real estate, as well as a quick digest of the most notable news in the industry.
In this case, it's about real estate recovery, and the opinions of four prominent economists (you may even have heard of some of them) about when and how the real estate market will return to pre-crash levels. This blog is a summary of the full article.
Interviewed are Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist; Skylar Olsen, Zillow senior principal economist; Michael Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association chief economist; and Danielle Hale, realtor.com chief economist. Each is asked the same three questions:
1. What key stats are you watching in assessing a recovery?
2. When will the market turn ba ...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How Disclosures protects you, your health and your money

We have noticed a recent up-tick of home owners selling their homes without the use of a Realtor. We will be the first to admit that now is a better time than most to sell a home yourself. Real estate agents have been hamstrung by restrictions imposed by the state and national real estate agencies to protect buyers and sellers during showings and other traditionally face-to-face interactions in the process of selling a home. But while the market is hot for sellers, selling now comes with a new set of dangers that Realtors can protect buyers and sellers from.
A dangerous profession
According to a Report published by the National Association of Realtors, nearly 40% of realtors have been in a situation that made them afraid for their safety while on the job. Every year, more and more agents report being attacked, and dozens of them are murdered. Letting a stranger into your home makes you at risk for theft or a planned future burglary. You will also be held responsible if the visitor ...

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