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Thursday, October 15, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Sellers: Buyers want your home NOW!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The real estate business is one of the few bright points in our economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. With food services cut to 25% capacity, events and group entertainment shut down to all but ZOOM meetings, and retail activity limited to Amazon Prime, real estate is the one star continuing to shine growth numbers into the economic mix.
According to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, “Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has experienced a strong V-shaped recovery and is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels.” Which is why NOW is the time to put your home on the market.
The number of buyers looking for Hudson Valley properties is still strong. Instead of slackening in September and October. ShowingTime, a company we use which tr ...

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Monday, October 12, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Five tips on how to relocate ahead of your retirement

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent shutdown have created a new demographic of Americans: workers near to or turning 65 who are buying their retirement homes before they retire. Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. After being forced to work from home, many workers close to retirement age have realized they no longer need to make the commute to work, and can work just as effectively from a home office or spare bedroom.
Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors pointed out this trend recently in an interview on CNBC. He said, “The pandemic was unexpected, working from home was unexpected, but nonetheless many companies realized that workers can be just as productive working from home, We may begin to see a boost in people buying retirement homes before their retirement.”
If you’re looking for a retirement home, either now or some time in the near f ...

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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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Friday, October 2, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Sampling the Hudson Valley’s historic hard ciders

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

If you're planning a trek upstate this weekend on the promise of bright, clear fall weather and the hope of finding something else you can do with a mask on, you may want to sample this year's Mid-Hudson Valley crop of hard ciders. 


New York State has long held the nation's number two spot for apple production, yielding a mind-boggling 29.5 million bushels a year—and that doesn't even take into account feral and fully wild trees on mountains and roadsides, abandoned orchards, and backyard bounty. While it is nowhere near surpassing Washington in apples cultivated, New York has taken the crown for the country's leading hard cider producer, with over 100 cideries. A small but growing number craft cider makers are using wild varieties in place of commercial fruit. 


One of these, aptly named Abandoned Hard Cider, has recently established a tasting "Outpost" for it's cider on R ...

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