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Based on the definition of a lifeguard, one who looks out for the safety of swimmers and arranges for rescue, do you think you fit that bill? Why should I put my life in your hands or rather wings? I realize you are perched high and are at least looking in the right direction. But, how would you handle lifting me out of the water or administering a mouth to mouth resuscitation? After careful consideration I think I will take a pass on this beach.
Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival - 07/29/11 06:24 PM
There are still many farms in the Hudson Valley. So the Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival in Copake Lake is an event to partake of the local bounty and show your support for the local farmers. Make a full day of it. As you can see from the schedule of events there will be all sorts of activities. At these events you will be able to talk with wine makers, brewers, chefs and farmers. Best of all, most of the profit will go towards a Friends of the Farmer scholarship for someone majoring in Agricultural Science. Where - Copake Lake when - July 30th Time (6 comments)
Five things to do even if you are buying a house with cash. - 07/25/11 08:48 PM
So many times I see home buyers who are paying cash for a house forego doing some of the processes that would be normal in a transaction that is being financed. The truth is, if you neglect certain processes it could cost you big. Here are my picks of things you should do even when only cash is involved in the purchase of a house. Do a home inspection If you don't do the inspection you might not be aware of some structural issues that could cost you big time in the long run. The condition of the septic system is (22 comments)
Speechless Sunday July 24, 2011:Last bloom before the heatwave - 07/24/11 05:22 PM
I was happy admiring this orange colored bloom and then the heatwave struck. Yes, this was my last bloom; now the garden beds are dry. I tried watering, but, it was a scorcher like I have never seen and the plants wilted. Will the flowers come out to play again? Or, is this going to be the shortest blooming season I have seen in a while? In that case, I had better enjoy the last bloom just before the heatwave.
My agent did not bring me a buyer and should be fired. Many who have their homes listed often wonder why their listing agent did not personally bring them a buyer. There was a time here in the Mid-Hudson Valley when it was the norm for a listing agent to be the one bringing the buyer because that would be person the buyer would call. Times have changed and more and more buyers seek to get their own representation, commonly referred to as a Buyer’s Agent. Buyer’s Agents, as the name implies, will look out for the interest of (58 comments)
An unconventional way to keep cool during the dog days of summer - 07/22/11 09:29 AM
These dog days of summer calls for unconventional ways to keep cool. Here are some of the usual conventional methods you should not ignore. Keep hydrated were loose fitting and light color clothing Stay out of the sun eat food that keeps you cool Avoid alcohol Stay in air condition if possible go swimming in a pool, lake etc Then there are the unconventional methods. The one I would like to share is to change your mindset, don't focus on the heat think cool. To help you achieve this goal here are some Hudson Valley Winter Scenes.
Celebrating 200 years of Red Hook NY - 07/21/11 12:18 PM
Back in 1812 Red Hook and Rhinebeck parted ways and Red Hook became an independent town. There are currently plans underway to celebrate the Red Hook Bicentennial in 2012. The Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration Committee is busy putting activities together and preparing for the kickoff scheduled for Hardscrabble Day on September 24, 2011.
Here is a partial list of what to expect between 2011-2012 Fundraising activities to fund the celebration Barn Dance Commemorative magazine Musical at Bard College House Tours Special Commemorative Quilt Puppets Community Day Red Hook illustrated Oral History Website dedicated to Bicentennial It is going to be (6 comments)
Speechless Wednesday-Handprint My children are grown and it is not often that I have little people as visitors. This weekend I had three little ones, and although we literally did not speak the same language we really had fun. So when my guests left I noticed this little gift on the wall. Not only did I have a good laugh I decided I needed to take a shot of it for a keepsake. I think one of my little people wanted to remind me of the visit. My husband tried cleaning the wall but the stain was stubborn; I (13 comments)
Wild Raspberries Over Ice-Cream Perfect On A Hot Summer Night - 07/18/11 09:22 PM
A few weeks ago I wrote that Wild Raspberry season was in full swing. Roy Kelley who always brightens everyone's day with his flower photography mentioned he would like to see recipes using using Wild Rapberries. I love cooking but am not great at providing recipes, I just add a pinch of this and that. So, the recipe I am offering here is wild raspberries and ice-cream - perfect for a hot summer night, and we will be having a few hot summer nights this week. Here are the ingredients for Wild Raspberries and Ice-Cream: Some butter Brown sugar Fresh (24 comments)
There were 5 single family detached homes sold in Hyde Park NY during June 2011. When compared to the real estate market in Hyde Park in June 2010 there were 15 homes sold then. This downward trend was noted in the other market reports in Dutchess County, and this should not be a surprise since the county sales report showed sales went down 40 percent. Homes for sale in Hyde Park during June ranged in price from $90,000-$3,950,000. The million dollar property offered over 6000 square feet. The number of homes with offers, and in contract is a gauge for (6 comments)
Speechless Sunday- Tree House. - 07/17/11 03:10 PM
You might be saying to yourself; This is a tree house? How come it is not in a tree? Actually this shot was taken at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens where designer tree houses were on display. As you can see it was of interest to both a child and a young adult. Did you have a tree house when you were growing up? This tree house was rather cute, however, I would prefer one with a roof in case I get caught in a storm.
I once had a listing with a tree house perched in a tree on (13 comments)
Rhinebeck and Village of Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Market Report for June 2011 - 07/17/11 12:00 AM
During June 2011 in Rhinebeck NY there were 4 homes sold. In June 2010 the real estate market report for Rhinebeck showed 9 homes sold. The active listing during the month ranged from $119,900-$999.000 and like Red Hook also had some vintage properties one dating back to 1849. The price range of the homes sold in June 2011 was: $269,000-$435,000. One of the 4 homes sold was on the market for over 439 days.
Red Hook New York Real Estate Market Report for June 2011 - 07/16/11 11:31 PM
The real estate market for Red Hook during June 2011 showed 2 sales; one in the $200's and the other in the $600's. In the coming months more homes will sell since 6 properties have offers and 5 others are in contract. The age range of the 15 active listings during the month ranged from 1820-2011, and priced from $199,900-$2,279,000. When compared to same time last year, the Red Hook real estate market for June 2010 showed 11 homes sold between the town and village a big contrast to only 2 this year. Single Family detached (2 comments)
Come celebrate with Red Hook Community Arts Network next to Flatiron - 07/15/11 01:01 AM
Red Hook Community Arts Network is setting up an art gallery in donated space next to Flatiron. This group came together from a brainstorming session of the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce; as it looked for ways to attract visitors to the Red Hook area. The idea was to make the area an arts destination since there are many artists in the area, as well as Bard College a big supporter of the arts. Over the last few days I have seen activities in the space, as the artists are busy hanging paintings for the big opening this Friday July 15, (5 comments)
Dutchess County Single Family Detached homes sold June 2011 Looking at the market report for June I was immediately struck by the drop in the number of single family detached homes sold this June when compared to same time last year. There were 205 in June 2010 and only 125 in June 2011, a significant drop of 40 percent. Looking at it from a different angle, when comparing the sales dollar volume this June to last June it was off by $21,871,005. However, when you look at the year to date the sales dollar volume is up by $1,838,641 this (7 comments)
Speechless Sunday- Evening sky over Red Hook NY - 07/10/11 11:31 PM
Today was rather hectic, however on my way home I enjoyed the evening sky over Red Hook NY. The Catskill Mountain as a backdrop and the open field certainly completed the scene. So no matter how crazy our days might get, there is always a moment or a scene to provide a pleasant distraction; if only for a few moments. Have a great week.
Town of Hurley NY Annual Stone House Tour Saturday July 10th - 07/07/11 11:54 PM
The Stone House tour in Hurley NY is this Saturday July 10th. This is a quaint town in Ulster County NY and there are 10 of the oldest Stone Houses in the US right on Main Street, so Main street is on the National Historic Landmark registry. Imagine the rich history, and these 300 year old Stone Houses are just a part of the charm of this town. ---- This is the 60th year that these tours have occured; therefore Saturday is a wonderful opportunity for you to see the private Stone Houses, access granted just once a year. Here is (7 comments)
Wordless Wednesday-Take a ride on the rail - 07/06/11 11:35 PM
Take a ride on the rail For sometime now I have wanted to get a shot of these abandon rail cars, I even got close once but the battery in my camera was dead. So I was delighted when my husband came home with this shot recently. Location just outside Kingston NY
Maya outlined maintenance cost buyers should keep in mind. It is all well and good to put the money together for the purchase of your hom; however the after sale maintenance is as important.
Via Maya Swamy, Ph.D. "No Excuses Realtor" LongBeachHomesOrCondos.com (List! Buy! Save! - Long Beach CA - 323.320.9775): 14 Home Maintenance Expenses To Be Prepared For When You Buy A Home
When you buy a home all the maintenance costs of the home are your responsibility so in addition to the (7 comments)
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine is a restaurant in Rhinebeck - 07/04/11 10:03 PM
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine is a restaurant in Rhinebeck specializing in Indian Cuisine. This restaurant opened just a few weeks ago and I recently visited for the second time. ------ On my second visit I had the opportunity to speak with Shiwanthi Widyarathra one of the owners, and discovered that she relocated from Fairfield Connecticut where she was a partner in another restaurant. Shiwanthi said she is looking forward to serving fresh Southern Indian Cuisine to consumers in this region. Since I am a lover of Indian food I can truly say I welcomed her to the area. The restaurant is tastefully (10 comments)
What can you do if your house is for sale in the summer and you don't have air conditioning? - 07/04/11 12:55 PM
Selling your home in the summer without air conditioning does present a problem especially on those very hot days. I have shown vacant homes in the winter and these are usually so cold that buyers don't hang around, likewise on a hot summer day buyers won't stick around if they are uncomfortable. There are many steps you can take to make the home cooler even without air conditioning. I have met sellers who personally did not like air conditioning but when it comes to buying a home this is a consideration for buyers. Here are a 7 tips that will (14 comments)
Mango Kulfi the dessert that made my night. - 07/02/11 11:14 PM
Mango Kulfi was the perfect dessert to end a lovely evening. I grew up with mangoes raining down on the roof of the house. I can still see that large mango tree. Mango happens to my favorite fruit and a very versatile one. You can make chutney, ice cream, salsa, lassi and much more from mangoes. The Mango Kulfi is actually called the Indian ice-cream very easy to make and here is a recipe on About.com you might want to try. Then you too could have a dessert to make your night.
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