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Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward, Fall Back ...And, Happy Halloween - 10/30/09 01:44 AM
The weather forecast shows a wet, rainy, but warm Halloween is expected in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Poughkeepsie are. Hi 69 / Lo 42. It might turn out to be the first rainy Halloween night since I moved into my house 10 years ago. I can track the weather back that far because each Halloween I set up a table outside on my driveway and serve donut holes and cider to the trick-or-treaters. It's great to see all the neighbor having fun and to chat with the parents too. If it rains this year I might need to set up shop inside my (4 comments)
Will The Home Building Industry Ever Recover? - 10/29/09 10:54 PM
This was the million dollar question being tossed around the other day when I was talking with a home builder. I just started working with him to locate some foreclosed properties with the possibility that he will flip a few houses while he waits for the home building business to recover. Will it? ...Ever? This is one of two custom luxury home builders I am working with currently, both are considering flipping homes. They are both in a holding pattern while they are not getting requests for new construction and are afraid to build on spec because high end homes are (5 comments)
I Should Have Used My Library Voice Instead Of My Walmart Voice. - 10/22/09 01:20 PM
I just love when I randomly bump into past clients and we are able to take a few moments to get caught up. How's the new house? Did you get it all decorated the way you had wanted. Have you met the neighbors? Are the kids adjusted and do they like their new schools? It's always reassuring to know that my past clients are very happy in their new homes and it gives me great satisfaction in knowing that I played an integral part in that happiness. I ran into a past client last week. She called out my name as I was racing down the aisle (36 comments)
The Walkway Over The Hudson is a story of a community that came together to rescue a landmark bridge. The old Poughkeepsie - Highland Railroad Bridge was abandoned after a fire in 1974. It sat for decades deteriorating because it was too expensive to tear down. On October 3rd, 2009 the restored bridge was finally opened to the public. Take the walk and you will see how obvious it is that this river community is so very proud of our new Walkway Over The Hudson, but be sure to bring your sneakers - it's 3 miles to walk from one end to the other and back (1.5 miles (8 comments)
Sellers: Do You Understand The Mindset Of Employee Relocation? - 10/16/09 11:35 AM
Dear Carol, I look forward to my house hunting trip this upcoming weekend. I'll be in town for three full days but much of my time will be spent meeting with directors of the new division I will begin working for next month. Therefore, I have limited time to view property .... I have selected these 10 listings as my top choices for my price range...... Sellers - Do you understand the mindset of a buyer who is moving to your area due to a corporate relocation? Maybe you are also selling your own home to relocate to a new town for a new job. All the more reason (5 comments)
STOP! Please Don't Shoot Me ...I'm Just A Realtor Trying To Sell A House. - 10/15/09 06:15 PM
Somebody was shooting at my car. I couldn't figure out where the bullets were coming from at first. And, I couldn't exactly figure out what part of my car might had been subjected to multiple bullet holes. All, I knew was that I had to get out of there. Maybe I've been watching too many action movies? Maybe my mind is working overtime. But, I heard gunfire and it scared me to death. I didn't know if I should run for cover or high tail it out of there. After all, I wasn't in a crime ridden area but when did that ever stop (5 comments)
She's Baaack! Getting My Feet Wet In The Rain..... - 10/13/09 10:34 AM
For those who had been following my situation and have expressed concerns - ALL IS WELL. My mother is on the road to recovery and my parents are now settled in, living comfortably together again in their new apartment at a wonderful independent/assisted living facility. The personal experience has strengthened my understanding for working with seniors under similar circumstances and I was able to apply all that I had learned while getting my own SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation a few years ago. While I was gone for several weeks taking care of my parents who live 3 ½ hours away, I (12 comments)
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