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Home For The Holidays! - 11/29/07 09:21 PM
Every year around this time sellers question me about putting their home on the market at holiday time, or in some cases taking it off the market temporarily. If they definitely need to sell quickly, I discourage these sellers from waiting. This time of the year, potential buyers are also serious buyers. In fact, alot of relocations happen this time of year. Rule of thumb...keep decorating to a minimal. Selling your home around the holiday season gives every homeowner the long awaited and legitimate reason for simplifying! Avoid the garish colors of bright red and green and keep colors subtle. Use white lights. Fresh pine adds fragrance and warmth but the aroma of snicker (1 comments)
Don't leave home without it! - 11/27/07 04:16 PM
You know how I know when I'm getting old? I answered a business related call from another agent the other day which came in on my house phone as I was getting ready to leave for the office. Now, I'm a great multi-tasker so I just continued to talk business as I gathered my briefcase and day-timer, packed a little lunch for later in the day and let the dog out. When I was finally ready to leave, I pulled out of the garage, backed down the driveway and as I headed out of the neighborhood I even waved to my (3 comments)
Poughkeepsie, NY - 11/26/07 02:21 PM
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT, THIS CIRCA 1881 HISTORIC VICTORIAN BOASTS ALL THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS. GENEROUSLY SIZED ROOMS, HDWD FLOORS, DECORATIVE MOLDINGS, HIGH CEILINGS, 3 FIREPLACES, FRENCH DOORS, ROCKING CHAIR PORCH, FINISHED WALK-UP, MASTER SUITE W/SITTING AREA & FIREPLACE. SECOND FLOOR SUNROOM W/CATSKILL VIEWS. NEW ROOF & GUTTERS. CLOSE TO METRO NORTH TRAIN STATION, HOSPITALS AND LOCAL COLLEGES.. OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY! (2 comments)
The Humorous Side Of Thanksgiving - 11/21/07 01:06 AM
What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? ~ Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. ~ Johnny Carson Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. ~ Kevin James Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~ Erma Bombeck I (3 comments)
Mid-Hudson Valley - 11/19/07 11:12 AM
$879,900 - EXQUISITE QUALITY! A UNIQUE HOME IN A VERY PRESTIGIOUS UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD. BRAZILIAN CHERRY FLOORS, SOARING CEILINGS, EXPANSIVE WINDOWS, WIDE MOLDINGS. ENORMOUS DREAM KITCHEN W/CHERRY, GRANITE & STAINLESS TOP OF LINE APPLIANCES. 1ST FL MASTER SUITE W/LIMESTONE BATH. 4CAR HEATED GARAGE W/HYDRAULIC LIFT. SECLUDED 6 AC. WOODED LOT. NEAR THE TACONIC STATE PARKWAY. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING WITH SECLUSION. SUPERIOR SCHOOLS! (0 comments)
Open House Activity - Pleasantly Surprised - 11/18/07 10:51 PM
I started out reluctant to host an open house today (the Sunday before Thanksgiving). First let me preface this in saying the property has been on the market for a little over a year. I was the original listing agent, and after two 6 month listing periods (with another agent in the middle), I am back in the picture. Now, in regard to hosting today's open house, I had flashbacks of making the same efforts (three open houses) a year ago and getting little results - one time, only one inquisitive neighbor stopped in. So, I headed off feeling a little under the weather and unenthusiatic with a bag packed with reading materials. I (4 comments)
So, which do you prefer???? What makes a house a home is what goes on inside....the people who make up a family, love, the memories (good times & bad), holidays and traditions. When I think of the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to my mind is PIE. I never can decide if I like apple or pumpkin, so I always have a slice of both. And, how about you? I am going to make it just a little difficult - what if you can't have both......Apple or Pumpkin????
Hudson Valley Region - 11/16/07 12:02 PM
$ 349,850 - OWN A PIECE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE! 2000 BUILT HOME SITUATED ON A 5.64 ACRE CUL DE SAC LOT. A ROCKING CHAIR PORCH OVERLOOKS NEARBY ROLLING HILLS. FEATURES HARDWOOD & TILE FLOORS, LARGE COUNTRY KITCHEN W/OAK CABINETS & TILE COUNTERTOPS, PART FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT. PLENTY OF ROOM TO GROW WITH AN UNFINISHED LOFT OVER GARAGE, VERY SPACIOUS BASEMENT & UNFINISHED WALK-UP ATTIC. HURRY - THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL BUY! COUNTRY CHARM AWAITS! (0 comments)
Is The Media Scaring Buyers? - 11/15/07 12:23 AM
Virgin blogger here. My first session and probably the first of many blogs to come. I am an Associate Broker and ABR in Dutchess County, NY (Hudson Valley Region - midway between NY City and Albany). These are indeed adventurous times. Right now, our region is a little healthier than in other parts of the country but one of the greatest challenges we have as agents here is reassuring buyers that it really is a good time to buy. We do not have a local news station so our community relies on news from national broadcasts and news sources of nearby major city affiliates. The media does not (7 comments)
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