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I had just gotten back from a lovely trip on a glass bottom boat and sat down to enjoy some jerk chicken when this guy appeared on the beach. I thought it made a great shot so I scrambled to find my camera to get a shot before he galloped away.
Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- firstname.lastname@example.org and www.jfivehomes.com SEARCH FOR A HOME IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY (22 comments)
Clermont State Historic Site - Free Lecture Series Starts October 3rd - 09/29/09 10:03 PM
Clermont is, by far, my favorite historic site in the Hudson Valley. It sits right along the Hudson River so when I visit I have a wonderful view of the river and the Catskill Mountains. This was the home of Robert Livingston who with Robert Fulton was instrumental in the development of the commercial steamboat industry. It is therefore appropriate that, this being the Quadricentennial celebration of Henry Hudson's trip up the Hudson River, there would be special events held at Clermont State Historic Site to mark the occasion. With that in mind, The Friends of Clermont will host a free lecture series (5 comments)
How did the Dutchess County million dollar properties fare this year? - 09/28/09 11:42 PM
This year real estate has been a challenge for some homeowners who had hoped to sell their home. The fact is, some price ranges remain sluggish. I thought this would be a great time to see how the top of the market has done so far. In this report I will be addressing only properties over a million dollars. This report will cover January - September 2009. There are 129 Active listings with an average list price of $2,701,953 . The most expensive listing is $19,000,000 in the town of Washington. In the last few days 6 new listings came on (10 comments)
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Woodstock Film Festival which was Co-founded by Meira Blansteen. The event is a favorite of both film and music lovers, and everyone appreciate the causal atmosphere. The Woodstock Film Festival will be held from September 30th to October 4th in Woodstock NY Click here for schedule
There will be screening in other locations such as at Upstate Film in Rhinebeck. Here is a list of satellite locations, directions, accommodation and restaurants.
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The Walkway over the Hudson - Grand Opening this Weekend - 09/27/09 11:07 PM
Just a few days remaining before the grand opening of the walkway over the Hudson River. With the festivity will come traffic problems, so the organizers have put in place plans to alleviate some of the issues; click here for information on transportation and parking. There will be many activities but at 3 pm on Saturday October 3rd the walkway will be open to the general public. The walkway over the Hudson River I know will be well used and just in time to enjoy the wonderful fall foliage that is expected on the banks of the Hudson River. This year there (6 comments)
The Bronck Museum: an accidental discovery - 09/27/09 10:23 PM
Earlier this year, after visiting Cedar Grove, my husband and I decided to take a trip up Route 9W. At first I protested because I did not think it was going to be very scenic. We got as far as the Coxsackie correctional facility and I was insisting we turn around but just then an unsual barn caught my attention. Later I found out it was probably the oldest multisided barn in New York.
This thirteen sided barn was intriquing so I wanted to learn more. So, I turned down this side street which brought me to a wonderful discovery - the (6 comments)
I recently posted pictures of the Olana historic site and the Rip Van Winkle bridge as seen from Olana. The Rip Van Winkle bridge connects Colombia County to Greene County. As you exit the bridge on the Greene County side you are in the town of Catskill and here you will find Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole Historical Site. Who was Thomas Cole? Thomas Cole was a landscape artist who formed the well known Hudson River School of Landscape Painting. The beauty of the region provided the inspiration any artist desired; the majestic Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Of his many well known (2 comments)
This is a reminder of a terrible travel experience. A 4 hour plane ride turned into an entire day, Stuck at the airport at midnight. Next day I was so tired I got on a train going in the opposite direction, Waiting a couple hours to get the right train. Yes my stress level was high; so to calm down I took out a camera and this was one of my subject. It was finally good to get home and get some sleep. (14 comments)
Tivoli NY Street Painting Day - 09/27/09 12:15 AM
The Village of Red Hook NY had their Hardscrabble day and today was also the the street painting day in Tivoli. NY This event too was well attended and many participated in the activity as you will see from some of the drawings below.
On a trip to Williamstown MA to visit the Clark Museum I passed through very beautiful countryside. Can't believe I was able to capture these two love birds on the fence. If I had the time I would love to hang out in a place like that; what an awesome view of valley and Mountain. Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- firstname.lastname@example.org and www.jfivehomes.com I would love to assist you with your real estate needs. SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY (26 comments)
DCCAP a great resource in Dutchess County NY - 09/20/09 11:15 PM
Now that the summer is coming to an end and the winter season is just around the corner I couldn't help thinking about the additional challenges many will face. DCCAP - Dutchess County Community Action Partnership is an organization which extends a helping hand. Because of the economic situation many had to face this year, services such as the food pantry operated by this organization was over taxed however it was refreshing to see many community groups coming together to hold food drives to make sure that these pantries were restocked. What type of assistance could you expect from this organization? Grocery assistance (12 comments)
On Wednesday I posted pictures of Olana. This shot was taken at Olana looking down at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. The Rip Van Winkle Bridge connects Columbia County NY with Greene County NY. The Rip Van Winkle crosses the Hudson River. An upcoming post is related to both Olana and Rip Van Winkle so stay tune. Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- email@example.com and www.jfivehomes.com I would love to assist you with your real estate needs. SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
The Annual Hardscrabble day in Red Hook NY - September 26th 2009 - 09/19/09 11:53 PM
You usually know that summer is coming to an end or fall has just began when Hardscrabble Day in Red Hook NY rolls around. So you might be asking what is Hardscrabble Day? It is just a community day full of fun activities for all Parades Music Dancing All kinds of vendors Food Face painting This year Hardscrabble Day will be held on September 26th right in the heart of the Village of Red Hook. Here is a video from a previous Hardscabble Day
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As the population ages we are realizing that there will be a greater need for senior housing. The Palatine Manor is one community that offers housing for seniors in Germantown New York. This facility is for seniors who are able to take care of themselves Palatine Manor was opened in 2003 and has 51 tenants. What is a typical apartment like? At the Palatine Manor a typical apartment has, a kitchen, living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, a hall closet and a larger storage closet. Are there any common areas? Yes, there are (2 comments)
While waiting between appointments I decided to walk around Olana and get some updated shots. Okay I am crazy about the Hudson Valley there is just so much to see. So What is Olana? Olana was the home of the famous Frederic Church a landscape painter from the Hudson Rivers School Of Arts.
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First Time Buyer so you like to live dangerously ? - Well now you are on the edge. - 09/13/09 11:39 PM
Ms. First time buyer you spent the last several months looking at homes, actually you pretty much went through the entire inventory within your price range; foreclosures, single family homes, and townhouses yet you never pulled the trigger. The $8000 tax credit for first time buyers was something you hoped to get; yes who doesn't like free money. News flash for you , it is now mid September and based on how long it is taking to close on a home I would say you are right on the edge. No more opportunity to delay, you have come to the end (13 comments)
Buying a Home in Dutchess County NY - What do you do for fun around here? Part 7 When buying a house in Dutchess County NY buyers are also interested in finding out what fun stuff the area has to offer. For some buyers their fun activity is clearly stated in the needs analysis; such as the house must be located on or close to a golf course or on or near a lake. Let me assure you that there are a variety of fun activities available in Dutchess County. For the golf enthusiast there are at least 14 public golf course in addition (4 comments)
DUTCHESS COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES AUG 09
There is much reasons to be optimistic about the Dutchess County real estate market More homes sold than last year same time as well as last month. There were 26 more sales than last month. Both median and Average prices were up over last month, as can be seen in the graph. Breakdown of the numbers for single family Detached Median Selling Price - $ 285,900 a decrease of 9.8% from August 2008 Average Selling Price - $ 336,638 a decrease of 6.6% from August 2008 Closed sales - 165 an increase of 24.1% from August 2008 Inventory at beginning of month - 2003 a decrease of 13.3% from August (3 comments)
Hyde Park Real Estate Market Report - August 2009 This is the Hyde Park August report for single family detached homes. As you can see most of the sales are under $300,000 which makes this area popular with first time buyers. I have also noticed that already there are 9 properties under contract in Hyde Park which could be an indication the number of sales will be higher in September. DOM AVG LIST PRICE AVG SQFT AVG $/SQFT ACTIVE 27 27 $279,959 1679 $167 OFFER 7 113 $157,243 1170 $134 OFFER CS 4 74 $239,873 1748 $137 CONTRACT 9 77 (0 comments)
This scene has all the elements which makes nature so attractive to me. Such a peaceful surroundings provides a great escape which we all need now and then. So Have a great Sunday!!!!
Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- firstname.lastname@example.org and www.jfivehomes.com I would love to assist you with your real estate needs. START YOUR SEARCH FOR A HOME IN ULSTER HERE (16 comments)
RED HOOK REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - AUGUST 2009 DOM AVG LIST PRICE AVG SQFT AVG $/SQFT ACTIVE 14 27 $787,571 3588 $219 OFFER 5 167 $245,560 2236 $110 OFFER CS 3 164 $192,333 1191 $162 CONTRACT 2 33 $479,450 2426 $198 SOLD 8 179 $339,100 2022 $168
AVG SOLD AVG $/SQFT $317,594 $157
STREET SOLD PRICE Morry RD $245,250 Station Hill RD $255,000 Winding Brook LN $257,500 Appletree Drive $275,000 Trow Blvd $285,000 Grandmour DR $290,000 Echo Valley RD $440,000 Feller-Newmark RD $495,000 In August the number of home sold doubled. More activity (3 comments)
I amaze myself; with a camera I can get rather close to all these critters. The true is I won't touch most things that move. Okay I use to love going to the zoo because I could look at animals behind bars, so getting close with the camera is a big improvement. Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- email@example.com and www.jfivehomes.com SEARCH FOR A HOME IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY
For Sale By Owner You had better be concern about safety - 09/06/09 11:52 PM
Yesterday I received a call from a man who sounded like a for sale by owner; he wanted to give me additional information regarding showing his house later that day. The problem with this call was I did not make an appointment to see his home and when I told him I did not, he did not believe me. Anyway, I was not able to continue the conversation at that point because I was on an appointment. An hour later I had a few minutes and because I found the call troubling I called him back but got his answering machine. I (25 comments)
I love the water, rocks and birds. This was a rather overcast day at the ocean, it was also early morning so these birds together looks like a group meeting. Do you think they could have been discussing the catch of the day?
Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- firstname.lastname@example.org and www.jfivehomes.com SEARCH FOR A HOME IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY (8 comments)
The Red Hook Country Inn in Red Hook NY - 09/06/09 09:17 PM
The Red Hook Country Inn is located, as the name implies, in the town of Red Hook in Dutchess County NY. I recently sat down to tea with Pat Holden who co-owns the Inn with her husband Chef Nabil Ayoub. Pat wanted to share some of the history of the Inn as it was passed on to her. The building was constructed in 1841 as the home of the town's doctor. This home was located across from the lawyer, banker and the bank; you could say this was the It location. Sometime in the early twentieth century the house was sold to the (7 comments)
Photo by Jennifer Fivelsdal I love taking and sharing my photographs. If you really like the shot and would like to use it, you will need my permission. Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- email@example.com and www.jfivehomes.com I would love to assist you with your real estate needs. SEARCH FOR A HOME IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY (25 comments)
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