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Vote!! - Election Day November 2, 2010 - 10/31/10 10:29 AM
Vote!! - Election Day November 2, 2010 Decisions in this country are made by the majority. We are blessed with the means of getting our voices heard and privileged to have the right to do so.
Don't forget to excercize that privelege and VOTE this coming Tuesday Election Day November 2, 2010. If you're voting in New York, be aware that there is a new way to vote. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 required that all states have a system in place for voting that allows for a paper trail. New York State is one of the last states in (6 comments)
It may be Halloween weekend, but this Sunday, October 31st from 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. would be a great time to combine your trick or treating with a walk through a picture perfect condo. There's nothing scary about this unit. It's a totally remodeled and updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath with everything new. New kitchen, new bathrooms, new appliances, new windows, new doors, new lighting fixtures, new flooring and the list goes on. This unit will not (5 comments)
Just Listed - 112A Bon Aire Circle West Suffern NY - 10/29/10 01:52 PM
Just Listed - 112A Bon Aire Circle West Suffern NY Bon Aire Park's Finest!! 112A Bon Aire Circle West, Suffern, NY 10901 View Map Completely renovated, everything NEW 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. New Bathrooms, new kitchen with granite counters, new windows, new appliances, new carpets, new lighting fixtures, newer furnace, A/C, and hot water heater, freshly painted,screened porch, large private basement. Convenient to public transportation and NJ border in award winning Ramapo Central School District. Truly a case of "just unpack your bags and move right in". Details Asking Price: $267,000 MLS: 498050 Sq. Feet: 1192 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 (2 comments)
Spooktacular Night of Fright!! Town of Ramapo's HAUNTED HOUSE At Torne Valley - Hillburn NY - 10/28/10 11:14 PM
Spooktacular Night of Fright!! The Town of Ramapo's HAUNTED HOUSE AT TORNE VALLEY - Hillburn, NY The Town of Ramapo's parks and recreation department is planning a great evening for the young local crowd, which is sure to put them all in the spirit of Holloween. They are putting together a Haunted House at the Torne Valley Recreation Center for children ages 2-10. They can enjoy a spooktacular night of fright, walk thru the haunted house and then make some spooky arts and crafts projects. Prizes will of coarse be awarded for best costumes , so make sure to don your best Holloween (2 comments)
Back by Popular Demand - Suffern NY's Farmers Market!! - 10/28/10 12:42 AM
Back by Popular Demand - Suffern NY's Farmers Market!! Last week I wrote a post about the Suffern Farmer's Market - October 23, 2010 - Last One of the Season - the grand finale and last week that was in fact accurate reporting. But this week, believe it or not the Suffern Farmer's Market is back again. The Farmer's Market was scheduled to close on October 23, 2010 but due to popular demand of both the vendors and patrons, the market will remain open through November 20, same time same place, rain or shine. The great Indian Summer weather we've been gifted (10 comments)
There's been lots of talk about QR codes and how to use them in real estate. Until a few weeks ago I had never even heard of a QR code and was still in a state of fog about how to use them until I read this great blog by RealSupport Inc. - (real estate virtual assistants) giving a very down to earth clear explanation of just what are QR codes , and how they can be used. (For more about the origin of QR Codes, check out the history of QR codes.)
Via RealSupport Real Estate Virtual Assistant (7 comments)
The Town of Ramapo 5K Turkey Trot - Nov 7, 2010 The Town of Ramapo is once again sponsoring their annual 5K Turkey Trot. This will be the 9th annual event. This year's run is in honor and remembrance of Vincent Crotty and Christopher Konkowski - two Suffern High School students that were tragically killed in an automobile accident last year. All proceeds will benefit the foundation and scholarship funds in their honor. All are welcome to join (adults and teens) but, if running is not your thing, then a donation to the scholarship fund in honor of Christoper Konkowski (4 comments)
There's a senior residential community that abuts the congregation I belong to. The most senior member of this congregtion ( a women close to 90) was in mourning for the loss of her brother, her last remaining sibling. This morning I paid her a condolence call. Though I frequently make condolence calls, this one was different. Not too many 90 year olds sit "shiva" (the 7 day period of mourning observed by Jewish mourners) in solitude. There are usually other family members "sitting shiva" with you and (9 comments)
TRI-WIZARD TOURNAMENT 10/30/2010 at The Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY - 10/24/10 08:20 PM
TRI-WIZARD TOURNAMENT 10/30/2010 at The Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY For all you Harry Potter fans, Suffern Free Library will be hosting its' first ever Tri-wizard Tournement. It's scheduled to begin this fall and continue through 2011. Points will be collected throughout the tournament and the winner will be announced in the summer of 2011.
TASK ONE of the tournament is scheduled for October 30, 2010 at 2:30 PM. This kick-off event of the Suffern Library Triwizard Tournament is a life-size labyrynth race. All teens and tweens in the Ramapo Central school district in grades 5 thru 12 are eligible (4 comments)
In a strong economy, under normal conditions, approximately 1.7 million new housing units are needed every year to fill the demand from an increase in the number of new households formed. The numbers of households formed is affected by many factors among them marriage rates, immigration, divorce, kids going out on their own and those buying vacation properties or second homes. But, in a week economy, people are concerned about finding jobs and keeping them, they are not thinking about taking on any extra financial commitments and buying a home is a major one. (14 comments)
6th Annual Walk for Hospice - Oct 24, 2010 New City, NY in Rockland County - 10/22/10 02:34 PM
Continuing in the tradition of giving back to the community, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be sponsoring its 6th Annual walk for Hospice. The walk will take place at Clarkstown South's High School track from 8:30AM to 12:00 PM this Sunday. All proceeds will benefit The United Hospice of Rockland. The United Hospice of Rockland "provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life" to people facing serious illness. It also functions as a support group to their families, and a source of strength not only during the time of illness but after the loss as well. Though we each of (6 comments)
Suffern Farmer's Market - October 23, 2010 - Last One of the Season - 10/22/10 09:39 AM
Suffern Farmer's Market - October 23, 2010 - Last One of the Season For those of you that enjoy farmer's markets, this weekend is your last chance to enjoy Suffern's Farmers Market. It's the season finale! There will be entertainment and demonstrations from local vendors and farmers, rain or shine. The Suffern's Farmers' Market is a community market with a combination of fresh, locally grown produce and unique hand-made goods. The market is in its 9th season and its aim is to promote the regional agricultural economy by supporting its' local farmers. As an added service, it also provides a great venue for families with limited budgets looking for (2 comments)
How To Install and Customize Widgets - 10/21/10 11:58 AM
Well, Brad has not forsaken us. He's back at it again. He'll be giving a class on "How to Install and Customize Widgets". Even for us non-techno types, he makes things understandable. So if you need some help with getting those widgets on your posts consider attending. Via Brad Andersohn (Industry Outreach Manager - Zillow.com): How To Install and Customize Widgets on Your Blogs, Posts, and Sites. In a previous post about the power and value of Widgets and Gadgets, I promised to provide a training class walking you through the most important steps in creating, selecting, installing, and customizing these little gizmo's (6 comments)
One of the special events in Suffern this weekend will take place at the Lafayette Theatre. The Lafayette theatre in Suffern, NY together with Artsrock will be presenting "An Evening With Bernie Williams" on Guitar this Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 8pm. Though best known as the former Yankees' center fielder,Bernie Williams is also a critically-acclaimed musician. Growing up he played classical guitar as well as baseball and to this day playing and composing music is his passion. He is in fact, currently studying (2 comments)
The Big Screen Classics film series sponsored by The Town of Ramapo, will be returning to the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern NY on October 23. There's a great lineup of classic films planned. Showtime is Saturday mornings at 11:30am and tickets are $7.00. Lafayette Theater is a beautiful old-time movie palace that was built in the late '20s. It's unique in that it contains a fully functioning Wurlitzer organ. For those of you that plan to attend any of the Big Screen Classic shows, you're in for a treat. At each (4 comments)
Taking Care of Each Other! - 10/19/10 08:18 PM
I am reblogging this post From Joeann Fossland and asking all of you who have not yet done so, to jump on board and sign the petition to create a NAR Benevolent Foundation. As realtors we do such a great job of helping others, but charity should begin at ahome. Isn't time we helped ourselves?
Via Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach (Advantage Solutions Group): “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Think about this.... "Coma…a medically induced coma… Pat was in a (5 comments)
For those of you who enjoy parades and dressing up in costume Suffern, NY's annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for this Sunday October 24, 2010. The Suffern Halloween Parade will take place downtown beginning at the Orange Avenue parking lot across the street from Ole Ole and continuing up Lafayette Avenue to the Virginia Menschner Gazebo at Washington Avenue. There will be costume judging, cider, cookies and prizes. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled and the costume judging will take place at 2:00 p.m., inside the George (12 comments)
Only the current owner of the property, the one that holds the "Note" proving that they are the current owner of the mortgage loan on your home, can forclose on you. If they can't produce the note, they need to prove ownership of the loan before they can proceed with forclosure. It's your right to demand they produce it and this video via Fran Gatti, tells us how.
Via Fran Gatti - Realtor®, CDPE®, RDCPro®, Crescent City CA Real Estate (RE/MAX Coastal Redwoods): Having your lender produce the original note seems to be the new hotbed issue of the foreclosure (6 comments)
Just recently I had a rental client that I would have liked to drop. It was an extended family of Mom, Pop, 4 adult kids, two of whom were married, with two infant grandchildren. They were looking for a 4-5 bedroom house to share. Together their incomes could support the rent of the typical 4 bedroom home and their references were stellar. The problem was they needed something immediately and their credit was either lousy or non-existent. I was getting frustrated working with them, (18 comments)
Move Over Men, Now It's Mom's Turn - 10/17/10 04:07 PM
Move Over Men, Now It's Mom's Turn Creating a Mom Cave Men have had their "cave's" long enough. Now it's time for them to move over and give the Mom's a turn. Wouldn't you love a place to get away from it all, an escape where you can do all those things that you love, a place you can claim as your own? It's not that hard to create one. Just find a corner you can claim as your own - that's the hard part. Then work at making it pretty, well lit and comfortable. Storage is key and a (17 comments)
Why Buy Now? Home Buying Seminar at Suffern Free Library in Suffern, NY - 10/12/10 10:03 PM
Why Buy Now? Home Buying Seminar at Suffern Free Library in Suffern, NY All the gloom and doom being delivered by the media about the current real-estate market has buyers sitting on a fence waiting for that perfect time to buy. If you're one of those fence sitters, come join us on Tuesday, October 26, for a Free Home Buying Seminar to find out why now is a perfect time to buy.
We'll revue the home buying process from contract to closing and walk you thru some of the steps you need to know to find that home of your (14 comments)
White House Goes Green - 10/11/10 01:19 PM
White House Goes Green! The White House is going green and it's about time! Plans are underway to add Solar Panels and a solar hot water heater to the roof of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by spring of next year. These panels will heat water for the first family and supply some of their electricity.
The use of solar energy in the white house was first initiated by President Carter and then later, again by President George Bush. President Carter in the late 1970's spent $30,000 on a solar water-heating system for the West Wing offices of the white house. (7 comments)
Flips and Pics - Using Your Flipcam - 10/10/10 11:56 AM
Flips and Pics How Do You Use Your Flipcam? Do you just rely on the listing agents listing photos when seraching for your dream home? Don't!
When you visit properties, why not document what you see with your own two eyes by taking your own digital pictures or videos. There are definite advantages. Besides documenting the property from your own visual perspective, it helps you keep track of which house had that super backyard and which one had the kitchen to die for, instead of having them all blend one into the other. If you're relocating or moving out of (17 comments)
Buy or Rent? - 10/10/10 02:01 AM
Buy or Rent? There's been so much bad press about the housing market and it all has served to discourage all those potential buyers sitting on the fence, waiting for the market to turn. If you're one of those on the fence, wondering whether or not this is a good time to give up that rental and take the plunge and become a homeowner, you may find it reassuring to know that the chief advantages of owning your own home have very little to do with financial gain and alot more to do with personal comfort and satisfaction. Here are some reasons why you (4 comments)
New way to Vote in Rockland County, NY - 10/07/10 06:21 PM
A New Way to Vote in Rockland County There's a new way to vote in Rockland County, NY. The primaries in September were our first introduction to the new system. Personally, I preferred the old method but then, it takes time to acclimate to change. The plan is to implement this new system state-wide. The advantage is that the count is immediate, but I found the new method less private and not very "green" (all that paper wasted!). But again, it takes time to acclimate to change. If you didn't vote in the primaries, check out this video for a preview of the new (4 comments)
Wouldn't it be nice to have One Username? - 10/06/10 09:04 PM
For all those times we're asked to provide a username and password, it can be overwhelming trying to remember them all. Wouldn't it be nice if we could at least have one username? Well, Michelle Gibson has been kind enough to share with us a site she found that checks availability of your username on hundreds of sites at once.
Via Michelle Gibson REALTOR® Wellington Florida Real Estate (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.): Wouldn't it be nice to have One Username? Have you ever tried setting up an account on a social networking site only to find out that your favorite (10 comments)
Via Brad Andersohn (Zillow.com): Have you ever had a picture that was in the wrong format for uploading to a website or Blog? Let's say your camera takes photos in a .TIFF or .GIF format and the site you want to upload it to only uses .BMP or .JPG. This can be frustrating and even time consuming if you're trying (2 comments)
Non - Occupant Co-Borrowers Can Help buyers finally get their home!!!!! - 10/04/10 09:31 AM
For those of you in the market to buy and thinking of using a non-occupant co-borrower to help you secure your loan, here's a great post by morgage specialist Larry Bettag outlining the differences between FHA and Fannie/Freddie's take on these loans. Of coarse, if you're looking for a home in Suffern NY of anywhere else in Rockland or Orange Counties - give me a call; I'd love the opportunity to assist you in navigating thru the process.
Via Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage: Co-Borrowers are borrowers that sign in order to help the main or primary borrower qualify for a (6 comments)
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