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Red Hook NY Leap Day Real Estate Market Report - 02/29/08 08:28 PM
Only once every 4 years will I get the opportunity to issue a market report on February 29th. So Red Hook residents: Did You Know? - There are presently 67 listings on the market. That's like having an entire year of inventory in February since the total sales last year was 66 units. Town of Red Hook AVG. list price DOM AVG Sq. Ft. AVG. $ per sq. ft. 53 Active $535,360 125 2560 $211 1 New $350,000 5 2600 $135 6 0ffers $411,167 196 2186 $188 7 Price change $428,829 117 2905 $148
1 in contract $119,000 69 1456 $182 3 Sold $439,333 375 3104 $142 Average sale price $407,667 with an (6 comments)
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE WHERE: 3 Vero Drive, Poughkeepsie NY 12603 DATE & TIME: March 2nd 2008 from 1-3 PM Property Details Virtual Tour Price: $244,000 Click here for directions
This is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1680 square feet home in the community know as The Gables. Conveniently located to shopping and colleges and the train station. I hope to see you there. Jennifer Fivelsdal - Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842 (8 comments)
Should the Flat Screen TV Stay? - 02/27/08 12:34 AM
Today flat screen televisions are becoming very common. Some are attached to a wall, others are not. If attached to a wall similarly to the way a cabinet is, would that mean it should be included with the sale of the house? Personally I think it should since you would probably have to fix the wall and repaint if it was removed. However I can see this causing a disagreement between sellers and buyers, so what would your suggestion to a seller who wants to take the TV? Based on your opinion would you list this as an exclusionary item on the listing if the seller (21 comments)
When I look outside today at the snow everywhere, I know how appealing it might be to curl up in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a book. Many clients looking for a second home in the Mid-Hudson Valley most often have a fireplace as a must have item on their list; this even is more important than having a garage. Today with everyone more concerned about the environment, some people have decided to forgo fireplaces and some architects no longer include them in the design of a home for this reason. Actually, the use of fireplaces is now frowned upon in some circles. I am (27 comments)
Bard Summerscape tickets go on sale - 02/23/08 05:26 AM
Each year during July and August Bard college hosts 7 weeks of delighful performances of film, music, opera, dance, theater in conjunction with the Bard music festival and film festival. This truly culturally rich period known as Bard Summerscape is eagerly anticipated by many. There are so many summer activities in the area such as; sailing on the Hudson River, biking, hiking, picnics, fairs, and antiquing but at the same time it is great knowing that your evening could be filled with culturally enriching performances. Ticket for these events go on sale February 24th. To reserve your seat go to www.fishercenter.bard.edu or call 845-758-7900. A discount is available for a group purchase of 10 (3 comments)
Dutchess County New York Please Welcome Keller Williams Realty Team - 02/21/08 12:34 AM
Back in November, I wrote a post informing everyone I had switched to another real estate company. Yes, I decided to join Keller Williams Realty. However, the nearest office was located in Yorktown. I was fully aware that the Dutchess County office was incubating out of Yorktown and it would only be a matter of time before there would be a local office. Over the last few months I have been asked about my commute to Yorktown which gave me the opportunity to tell everyone I met in my marketplace that real estate has been transformed; not many agents go into offices (20 comments)
It is not unusual for someone relocating to the northern Dutchess area to ask where do people shop? If you Live in the Northern Dutchess area, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, you will quickly notice the absence of the popular stores and malls. Yes, I consider the quality of life to be among the best, with great open space and a slower pace of life. Most of us need to shop, so, if the quality of life is so great would the residents have to travel to Poughkeepsie, which is over a half and hour away, just to shop? Thankfully, this is not the (8 comments)
Real Estate Buyers - Is Information Overload Holding you Back? - 02/18/08 12:18 AM
Over the past year, with the real estate market sliding in many places and with the econony in general going south, the consumer has been bombarded by information on the real estate industry. It seems like everyone and his uncle has an opinon. Sadly, some of this advice is conveyed through the media, at times, by people who have no idea what they are talking about. No wonder real estate buyers feel so overwhelmed. My advice is to not allow this glut of (sometimes poor quality) information to be a stumbling block. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Real estate markets are truly (11 comments)
I Won't Accept An Offer On My Home Under xxxxx - 02/17/08 10:33 PM
How many times have we heard these words from sellers "I won't accept an offer on my home under xxxx. It happens more often than you think. Speaking to many real estate agents who have been around for a long time I was told that about 90% of the time the sellers live to eat those words and in many instances the first offer is usually the best. I have seen this happen many times myself and sometimes the price paid is very high. I know of one case where the loss was about 1.5 million dollars. Does it make sense to hold (19 comments)
It is with great pleasure that I showcase small businesses in my marketplace. Since various occasions for buying gifts happen all year long I wanted to bring the Rhinebeck Gift Basket online store to your attention. These days we are all so busy that we don't always have time to shop. So, it's good to know that you can, from the comfort of your home, buy a gift basket on-line - even at the last minute. There are may types of gift baskets to select from for almost any occasion you can think of. They make great gifts for your clients.
The site is (5 comments)
What does the Red Hook Real Estate Market Report show? - 02/10/08 03:57 PM
It is impossible to drive through most streets in Red Hook without noticing a House for sale sign. This is a typical scene in most towns - And the Spring rush has not yet occurred. As spring approaches this is a time when most owners typically put their property on the market so I thought it would be a good time to see what the numbers show so far . In the month of January 6 properties were listed ranging from $229,000 to $524,900 During the same time 3 properties were sold ranging from $239,900-$369,900 and the days on the market (9 comments)
Planning To Sell Your Rhinebeck Home This Spring - Could Pruning Add to Your Homes Curb Appeal? - 02/10/08 12:09 PM
In the Northeast winter can be severe and take a big toll on the landscape. If selling your home this spring is one of your goals it might be a good time to pay some attention to the plants on your property. We all know how important curb appeal is; I have taken buyers to a listing and just based on the outside they decided to forego the showing. One Item that should be addressed at this time is the trees, if we did not address them during the fall season. Many shrubs and trees need to be pruned for various reasons. (12 comments)
Trees make such a difference to the environment; they are especially appreciated in a village where the homes are closer together. In 2002, the Red Hook Village Green Committee was formed with the co-operation of the Village Board of Trustees and community residents. Since its inception the organization has been involved with cataloging the trees in the village, marking the ones needing replacement and finding spots for new trees. Money, for the purchase of trees, was obtained by contribution, a budget from the village, fund-raising activities, as well as grants. Once the committee knew how much they had to spend they would (5 comments)
Real Estate Market Report For Dutchess County NY - January 2008 - 02/09/08 11:01 AM
I am sure you are eagerly awaiting the Dutchess County Real Estate Market Report for January 2008. With the present market conditions more people are really paying attention to the numbers. The month of January started out on a down note. There were only 88 sales, a drop of almost over 35% over same time last year and there is almost 22 months worth of inventory. Yes, the days on market has gone up to 151 days. Although sales are down both average and median selling price are on the rise. So below I have provided the breakdown. Breakdown of the numbers for single (4 comments)
Buying an older home upstate NY Many consumers from the New York City area looking for a second home in the country usually want to find an older home from the 1700s-1900s. The wish list includes: clapboard siding, wide board flooring, period details, fireplace, 2 bathrooms, large rooms, pond or stream and a private lot. Trying to satisfy such a wish list is not always easy and here is why. Many older homes are not very private and are located close to the road or in a village. This is not a surprise because when you think of the time period (7 comments)
Could Your Public Library Use New Computer Equipment? - 02/08/08 07:10 AM
I recently wrote a post about the relevance of the library system even in this Internet age. Many public libraries are underfunded and the computer equipment outdated. There are still many people in some communities who don't have access to a personal computer and depends on the library for Internet access. Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has been investing money in the library system and here is an opportunity for libraries to benefit from one such grant. This money will be available through the Department of Education division of Library Service. This is call Opportunity Online Hardware Grant Program and is aimed at updating computer equipment. (5 comments)
Parking in Uptown Kingston NY is proving to be challenging - 02/07/08 09:08 AM
Recently the parking garage in uptown Kingston partially collapsed. Since the collapse, the garage has remained closed which in effect closed off 317 parking spots in a city that already has a parking problem. It was not uncommon for me to spend time driving around looking for a parking spot when I was trying to get to the motor vehicle department, a closing, or the hairdresser. Back several years ago The Teicher Group had planned a major development for the area which would have brought more foot traffic to the area as well as improvement to the parking situation; however 4 years later the project did not get off the ground due to various (8 comments)
Buried Oil Tank An Environmental Nightmare - 02/02/08 07:55 AM
Buried oil tank an enviromental issue This week while listening WAMC I caught part of a story where a homeowner discovered buried oil tanks on his property and reported this to the authorities. With further investigation it was discovered that the tanks had leaked and contaminated the area. The cleanup cost was not going to be picked up by the town the homeowner was charged with the responsibility for the cleanup which so far was going to be over $100,000. This was not a property that was used for industrial or manufacturing operation. It seems there was a time when homeowners (18 comments)
Livingston - 02/02/08 07:28 AM
The Town of Livingston can be found in Columbia County New York. It was named after Robert Livingston the first lord Of the Manor. The land grant was given in 1686 and the town was established in 1788. I have previously mentioned Mr. Livingston reference to his involvement with Robert Fulton and the steamboat. I have also written about his beautiful estate on the banks of the Hudson River in Clermont. This area is so rich in history it could keep a history enthusiast very busy. This town has a population of just over 3424 according to the census. Here you can still find beautiful farmland. (4 comments)
Dutchess County NY Real Estate Market Report By Town 2006 and 2007 - 02/01/08 02:21 PM
With Todays market more consumers are interested in real estate numbers. The data provided below shows real estate sale in Dutchess County by towns. In 2007 only a few towns saw an increase in the number of units sold. Beacon, Pawling, Red Hook, Village of Pawling, Village of Tivoli and Village of Wappinger Falls (PK). Some towns saw a big drop in the number of units sold, for example Dover units for 2006 was 74 but in 2007 only 47. In Rhinebeck this was a similar situation, 2006 sold units 73 but 2007 37. Overall 264 less units were sold in 2007 (5 comments)
Although we live in the age of the internet and many now get their news online, this is especially true of the younger generation, I still like to pick up the newspaper and look for stories that interest me. In the Mid Hudson Valley thankfully we have a choice of newspapers; some are printed daily and others weekly. Daily Newspaper Daily Freeman Poughkeepsie Journal Times Herald Record Mid Hudson News Weekly Newspaper Hudson Valley Press Gazzette Advertiser Dutchess Beat Harlem Valley Times Millbrook Round Table Pawling News Chronicle Voice Ledger Register Herald Hyde Park Townsman Millerton News In my community we also receive a free copy of a monthly newspaper the Hudson Valley Sampler, this keeps us informed of the news businesses (10 comments)
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