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What you will need for the credit application in order to buy your Dutchess County home - 01/31/12 11:38 PM
If you are thinking of buying a Dutchess County home and you don't have cash you will need financing which will mean filling out a credit application. These days every little detail is scrutinized by the financing company, so to make the process less stressful be sure to have the following items. *****Keep in mind you might not need all of these items, it depends on the type of loan and institution, this post is giving you an idea of what to expect.
Two years of your tax returns (1040 form) If you are self employed Profit and Loss Statement (6 comments)
Speechless Sunday| How I long for the good old days For years I have passed this Hudson NY old brick house, I knew it was old by the type of brick as well as the old tin roof. I suspect in the good old days it was probably th residence of someone with a bit of money. Okay I don't know the real story I just made that up :) What I do know is that it was there before the cement factory. To the left of the house is an overpass which went directly to the cement factory, however, (14 comments)
Tips to help you escape a winter fire - 01/27/12 11:37 PM
Tips to help you escape a winter fire Winter fires are a common occurrence. This year we have heard of several horrific house fires. So what steps can you take to escape a winter fire?
It would be best not to have the fire in the first place, but accidents do happen, so it be wise to be prepared just in case. Install smoke detectors so you would be alerted of a fire, and have time to escape. Avoid clutter in the house especially in hallways and in front of windows and doors. If you live in a two story (14 comments)
Wordless Wednesday|All alone - 01/25/12 06:19 PM
Wordless Wednesday|All Alone I saw this silo on my way back from a closing yesterday, and it got my attention because it was all alone in a field. I suspect at one time it was once surrounded by other buildings, and grains and feed was stored there. Now it stands all alone in this field with just weeds, and invasive vines around. Hopefully in business you are not standing alone but rather surrounding yourself with a network. I suspect for members of ActiveRain standing alone is not an option.
700 Route 10 Germantown NY - 01/25/12 08:58 AM
Just Sold 700 Route 10 Germantown NY. This 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet country road. The large porch will be a place the new owner will sit back and relax , read a book, and enjoy nature. You just never know what feature will attract a buyer, in this case it was the claw foot tub and the rest of the house met the other needs.
9 Elizabeth Drive Tivoli NY - 01/21/12 11:59 PM
Tivoli NY Real Estate - Just Sold 9 Elizabeth Drive unit 57D listed and sold by Jennifer Fivelsdal of JFIVE Homes Realty LLC on January 18th.
This was a 2 bedroom end unit on the first floor. The unit came with an assigned garage and an enclosed porch facing the woods. The nice thing about this complex is that it is within walking distance to the center of the village where you will find several restaurants. Easy walk down to the Hudson River or The Clermont State Park. The buyer was delighted to find this nice unit. And (12 comments)
Mortgages: Why is the rate advertised always different than the rate I get? - 01/16/12 08:36 AM
Nevin Williams provided one of the best explanation I have ran across regarding mortgage rates and why most people don't get the advertised rate. If you are thinking of purchasing a home this is a must read. Via Nevin Williams, San Diego's best mortgage pro! (First Priority Financial, San Diego jumbo & conventional ):
Why is the rate I see advertised always different than the rate I get?
You really didn't think you were actually going to get that rate did you? Best way to start this conversation is by telling you that companies want to advertise their absolute (8 comments)
Living in the Hudson Valley I run across buildings from other periods. Over the years of have seen a variety of outhouses. Some were ornate and other were just plain. The one in the photography was on the grounds of Cedar Grove one of the many Historic sites to be found in the area. I must say the colors certainly make you take a second look,
Red Hook Real Estate Market Report For December 2011 - 01/14/12 04:43 PM
The Red Hook real estate market in December 2011 did not sustain the momentum from November when there were 11 single family detached homes sold; instead, only two homes sold. How did the market fare when compared to 2010? Well in Red Hook in December 2010 twice the number of homes sold and at a higher price range $201,100-$999,999 versus $249,000 - $350,000. If you are looking to buy are sell real estate in 2012 make it a goal to choose professional help. With the challenges presented in the market you need to do now more than ever.
Please visit the (5 comments)
Rhinebeck and Village of Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Market Report for December 2011 - 01/14/12 09:34 AM
In Rhinebeck during December 2011 7 single family homes sold, the same number sold in Rhinebeck during December 2010 . The range of homes sold this year was: $105,000-$675,000 while in 2010 it was $339,000-$1,525,000. The average price of the home sold was: $302,500 in the town and $257,000 in the village. In 2010 the average price was much higher; $720,780 in the town and $422,000 in the village. Now that 2011 has ended it was reported that 51 single family homes listed on the Mid Hudson MLS sold in 2011. 35 of these homes were in the town and 16 in the village. (5 comments)
In December in Hyde Park 8 single family homes sold with a price range of $75,000 - $420,000 and an average sale price of $183,925. During 2011 88 single family homes sold in Hyde Park according to a report from the Mid Hudson Valley Listing Services. The average selling price for the year was $217,446 and a median of $189,500.
Bales of Hay in front of FDR Library in Hyde Park NY
Hyde Park Single Family Detached Homes Market Report December 2011
Dutchess County Real Estate Market Report December 2011 - 01/11/12 11:44 PM
The number of single family detached homes sold in Dutchess County in December 2011 was 112 which was 12 less than the same time last year. Average price fell 13.4 percent and median 13.1 percent; the comparison to last year is noted in the chart below. What is the average time on the market for Dutchess County single family homes? 152 days which is 6 more than same time last year. The inventory fell 6.6 percent and the absorption rate fell by 2 months from last month, but we are still in an entrenched buyer's market. Keep in mind that although (7 comments)
Neither hailstorm or hurricane could stop us from finding the right house We started the home search in a hailstorm, trapped in the car waiting for the winds to die down, almost got crushed by a branch. Then came the hurricane and flooding. The house the buyers fell in love with just was not going to make it through the process. So we started all over again and kept things positive, and finally things came together. How happy the buyers were to close right at the end of December, now they are busy transforming this space into (11 comments)
A new kind of shepherd - 01/04/12 11:58 PM
In late December I was taking a ride when I noticed these sheep in a field. I did not see a sheep dog or a shepherd but there was just one horse grazing with this herd and to me he looked like the shepherd in charge.
This scene made me think of the open space in the Hudson Valley, so I looked up the number of farms now for sale in the area. The most expense was listed over 27 million dollars. Find a Hudson Valley Farm now!
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