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Thursday, May 21, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

April 2020 numbers show Hudson Valley Real Estate Market down.

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
April 21, 2020
If you are planning to buy or sell a home in the Hudson Valley any time soon, you may be interested in statistical information showing recent market activity in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. Our MLS registers and aggregates data on all such activity, and it is available to anyone through their real estate agent or Realtor. The charts in this blog come from the OneKey Hudson Valley MLS.
The reports for April are in, and generally show a down-tick in activity across most markets. Westchester new listings were off 14.5% from April 2018, as sellers began to back off due to uncertainty in the first month of the COVID-19 shutdown rules. Rockland and Orange counties also showed fewer new listings to a lesser degree.
Westchester

Rockland

Orange



Pending Sales came up a little short across the boards for all three counties. Keep in mind that pending sales figures a ...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Your Hudson Valley home may be a goldmine!

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
05-19-2020
Even as real estate is restrained by state policy as a non-essential business, we’re watching buyers scrambling to find homes to buy outside of New York City in the Mid-Hudson Valley. If you own a property north of the city and have plans to sell this season, you could be sitting on a very rewarding asset.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, people living in NYC are fleeing their high-rises and moving to Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Rockland counties. Stuck in apartments with their neighbors, walking in small hallways and squeezing into tight elevators, city residents are dreaming of being able to walk around a quiet neighborhood or relax in a suburban cul-de-sac.


Adding to the claustrophobic conditions are two new factors influencing people. After two months of working from home, people are realizing that it IS possible to work at home efficiently. Not only do workers enjoy a ...

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Monday, May 18, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Scammers want your MONEY!

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
05-18-2020
This weekend, one of our agents received an unusual phone call about one of our listings. What that caller told her set off all kinds of red scam-flags. The caller said she was interested in a rental of ours she saw on Craig's List. (Flag one - we never use Craig's List, EVER.) She had called the number on the Craig's List ad and spoken with a gentleman who claimed she could see the property but had to put down a $1,000 deposit. (Flag two - we don't require deposits to view a property.) Our caller thought something was odd about it, so she called our agent. (Flag three - if it doesn't pass your smell-test, it probably isn't legit. And this one stank to high heaven.)
As long as there has been real estate, there have been scammers trying to take advantage of buyers, sellers, landlords and renters. With COVID-19's slowing down of personal property viewings and interactions between parties ...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Move me out of New York City!

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
05-13-2020
Rockland County, NY is closer than ever to qualifying for re-opening of non-essential businesses. Based on guidelines mandated by the state and drawn up by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rockland has met four out of the seven criteria. The Mid-Hudson region as a whole has five of seven criteria met.
This is good news for residents itching to get out of the quarantine, and businesses eager to serve them. And no businesses are more eager than Realtors. Until now, real estate in the region has had little choice but to find ways to transact business within social distancing guidelines. (Thank goodness for Zoom!)
The real estate drums are rumbling because Rockland is currently one of the Mid-Hudson Valley counties in the bullseye of buyers from New York City. An increasing number of New Yorkers are anxious to leave NYC to escape the Covid-19 pandemic. Some are look ...

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Friday, May 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Upstate Hudson Valley sees sudden surge in home buyers, renters.

This home on River Road in Piermont, NY rented for $10,000 a month during the Coronavirus outbreak. New York City dwellers are looking for ways to escape city living for life in the suburbs.
May 8, 2020
From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
As the nightly news drones on about down markets and the Coronavirus, we're seeing more and more buyers and renters looking for escape to a house, a fresh-mowed lawn and a two car garage in the Hudson Valley. New York City residents are opting for a split-level home on a cul-de-sac after decades of apartment living. A wave of city-dwellers is currently hitting the inner and outer suburbs of NYC, looking to leave the city lights for greener pastures.
So why are New Yorkers choosing to abandon city life? The short answer is, they believe that the old ways of city life - strolling in parks, grabbing drinks at bars and living close together - may be gone after Corona. They believe social distancing su ...

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