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Wordless Wednesday | The Sunsetting in Red Hook - 12/28/11 07:19 PM
You might have a long stressful day however most days if you stop for a moment and take a look at the evening sky there is a treat for you. Some days the colors are vibrant other days a bit subtle , but there is always something there to wash all your cares away if just for a moment. Do you make a point of looking at the sky? If not you should. This photo is of a scene of the sun setting in Red Hook today.
Stressed out? take a minute to laugh - 12/24/11 11:46 PM
These quote were taken from "Laugh in the Law Hee-Haw published in 1939. I happen to have these old clippings. 1.According to an old statute in Virginia the third failure to attend church on Sunday was punishable by death. A bit harsh :)
2. A Massachusetts ordinance required that all dogs should have their hind legs tied during the month of April. Why :)
3. In Boston it was illegal to keep a dog more than 10 inches in height.
4 In Ohio it was unlawful to ride a jackass at the rate of more than 6 miles (18 comments)
Buying a house in 2012? Tips as to what to do now to achieve goals - 12/22/11 11:08 PM
Buying a house in 2012 might be one of your goals, and why not ? Lots of inventory and low interest rates are in your favor. By now you must have heard that getting a mortgage is not as easy as it was a few years ago much more is expected of you. Since this is a big decision you have to make plans to achieve your goals. I have prepared this short video to re-enforce what steps should be taken now. (5 comments)
I can never resist taking photos of barns. I like ones that are perfectly restored however my favorite subjects are the broken down ones. Because agriculture was and still is a major player in the Hudson Valley economy you will find all types in the region. I have seen barns converted into homes, rental apartments, studios, offices, and space for events such as weddings. Lets not forget the orignal purpose of these barns to house animals, hay and grains. (18 comments)
This report covers the single family attached real estate market in Dutchess County during November 2011. Most of the townhouses, coops and condos are located in central and southern Dutchess County. Of the 18 units sold only 1 was in Northern Dutchess. Here is the breakdown: 4 units sold in Fishkill 1 unit Sold in Beekman 4 units sold in Wappingers 1 unit sold in LaGrange 6 units sold in Poughkeepsie 1 unit sold in Hyde Park 1 unit sold in Tivoli 6 of the units sold were coops. These were (0 comments)
I do hope you will have a good laugh after reading these State Codes and Town Statutes. These came from the 1932 Sunday Mirror
Pennsylvania has a law prohibiting singing in the bathtub Winchester, Mass - A young girl may not be employed to dance on a tight rope - except in a church Ball game players in Portsmouth Ohio, were included with vagrants, beggars,thieves and other suspicious characters and would be subject to fines or imprisonment or both In Corvallis Oregon young girls were prohibited from drinking coffee at evening meal except on (9 comments)
Looking at a sunset is always a great way to end a day. Time marches on, if you failed to use your time wisely that day you don't get a chance at a do over, time passes and you can't get it back. Watching the sun go down you can also be confident it will rise again, a new dawn on the horizon. (11 comments)
Dutchess County Real Estate Market Report November 2011 - 12/14/11 09:08 AM
There were 108 single family homes sold during November in Dutchess County NY, a 6.7 percent drop when compared to same time last year. There was also a significant drop in the average selling price, going from $368,151 in 2010 to $284,646 a 22.7 percent drop. The median selling price also fell 14.2 percent going from $277,000-$237,750. Although the number of homes sold was only 7 less than last year the current dollar volume was down 31.7 percent which was an indication that more expensive homes were sold last year. There were also 60 less offers at the beginning of the month, a 34.5 percent (3 comments)
Rhinebeck Real Estate Market Report for November 2011 - 12/13/11 08:36 PM
Rhinebeck Market Report During November 2011 the number of homes sold in the Town of Rhinebeck and the Village totaled 4. How did this compare to same time last year? Would you believe it, 4 homes sold in Rhinebeck in November 2010. Back then the price range of the homes sold was $267,000-$607,500 this November the range was a bit lower $215,000-$408,500. The month closed with 4 homes in contract and 1 with an offer.
Aroi Thai Restaurant in Rhinebeck NY If you visit Rhinebeck you will have a choice of cuisine. One favorite is Aroi Thai Restaurant.
Before getting into the market trends in Red Hook for November, I just wanted to let you know Red Hook is having a Bicentennial celebration in 2012. The kickoff was in September, as you will see in the video below. During Hardscrabble day much oral history was video taped and will be shared on the Bicentennial website Red Hook 200, check back regularly for new videos and updates on events. So, how was the Red Hook real estate market in November? I am happy to inform you that it was a good month. Between the (7 comments)
During November 13 single family homes came on the market in Hyde Park. Of the 13 homes 10 were priced under $300,000 and the most expensive was listed at $3,750,000. This home was built in 2008 and has over 6171 square feet. In addition to the new listings 6 homes received offers and 5 went into contract. Of the 10 homes sold during the month none was over $300,000. When compared to November 2010 there were 2 more sales this year
Dinsmore Golf Course The Dinsmore public golf course is located in (0 comments)
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - 12/09/11 08:17 AM
Want to get you blood pumping before you get too deep into the day? Well come along with Judi Monday on a virtual hike in the Sonoran Desert, you will also love the cactus plants you see along the way. Via Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert Green Valley Arizona Real Estate (RE/MAX Valley Properties):
Arizona's Centennial Celebration
#6 of 100 Things To See & Do In Arizona
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the raw, unspoiled Sonoran Desert. The park is the only place in the United States where the Organ Pipe Cactus (3 comments)
Looking Down And Out At Manhattan | Wordless Wednesday - 12/07/11 09:05 AM
Looking down and out at Manhattan is a fun thing to do. One of the best view is the one from "The Top Of The Rock." New York City is just one of those places you never get bored with, there is always so much to see. So if you have not made the big trip yet you might like this.
Super Staging Cannot Overcome an Overpriced Home ~ Get the thing priced right. - 12/06/11 06:39 AM
Judi Barret made a great point about pricing a home right to get it sold. Yes, just staging it won't do the trick. With high inventory in many areas, pricing is key to achieving your goal of getting your home sold. Via Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma: Super Staging Cannot Overcome an Overpriced Home ~ Get the thing priced right.
For one reason or another you've decided it's time to sell your home. So you googled "How to sell a house or how to sell my home". At the point your home becomes "for sale" in your mind, you (4 comments)
Today was the Red Hook Winter Market but I knew I could not linger long because I had a client coming to town and we had a few houses to look at in Red Hook. I stopped at the market just as it opened and I had only fifteen minutes to spare. I found the items I wanted and then decided I would buy an item I had never purchased before. I took up a crusty, bluish colored vegetable and I thought I was told it was a blue radish. Since I was in such a rush, I'm not (16 comments)
The second 2011 Winter Market in Red Hook is this Saturday December 3, 2011. Where: Elmendorph Inn in the Village of Red Hook. Time: 10-2PM At the market you will be able to purchase meats and produce from local farms,gift items, bakery goods, jams and wine and much more. This is another opportunity to support local small businesses. </a (10 comments)
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company Performing at the Kaatsbaan in Tivoli NY on December 3rd - 12/02/11 06:33 PM
The town of Red Hook is rich in culture, from the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center to the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College. Northern Dutchess residents have much to look forward to. This Saturday December 3rd, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company will be performing at the Kaatsbaan Studio Theatre. This facility is located in the Village of Tivoli one of the two Villages in the town of Red Hook. Ellen Sinopoli started this dance company back in 1991, so this year is the company's 20th anniversary. She collaborates with many type of artists, and the performances have won high praise. One such comment was (2 comments)
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