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By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 22
Approximately 40 years ago, a young couple found a house that many would have passed right by. It was dilapidated, and nearly unlivable. But they saw the beauty underneath the rough exterior, and decided to save that home from certain death.  In the years since then, that couple provided plenty o...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 11
The 1Q16 Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty market report for the Hudson Valley NY area is here!   The entire report can be viewed by clicking on the picture above. In Orange County NY, there was a big increase in the number of sales for the first quarter 2016 versus the same time last year, but ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 20
On the first day of April 2016, the temperature indicator on my car reached 80 degrees as I drove home around 3pm from an appointment. Wow, what a warm beginning to Spring! Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, grass is green, and the thermometer reached the 80s. And then on April 3rd, two day...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 13
As seen below, the real estate results for Monroe, NY are now available for the March 2016 period.  The median sales price in March increased 6% over February, another healthy uptick. The sales price results continue to lag 2015, but the up direction is good and the last few months continue to be...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 0
Got Horses?If so you won't want to miss this great opportunity to own  283 Fostertown Road Newburgh NY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 3rd 2016 1 to 4pm Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Open House $389,000 Single Family Home A HOUSE A BARN & Over 7 ACRES of LAND Main Features 3 Bedr...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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The "Get Out & Play" version of the Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty Events Guide is now available. This guide provides ideas of indoor and outside activities during the March-June 2016 timeframe. These events are located in Orange, Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties, as well as in other...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 11
As seen below, the real estate results for Monroe, NY are now available for the February 2016 period.  The median sales price in February showed a 10% increase over January, a healthy uptick considering February results included 25% distressed properties. Although the above does show the sales pr...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 25
Work has started to clear the ground for a new development of homes in Monroe NY!  The Smith Farm property, 78 acres located off of Gilbert Street, is being cleared so building of 181 homes can begin. Per recent news articles, current building plans call for a combination of townhomes, single fam...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(KRS Realty)
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At the end of 2014 one of my good friends asked me what she should do to get her house ready to list for sale.  Normally I don't like to do business with friends for a multitude of reasons but there are certain people you know it will be a breeze.  I walked through her house (as if I had never be...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(KRS Realty)
Comments 11
It has been a long time since I have actually had the time to post a blog.  Each day I thought about it but was either just too tired or had too much work.  Not a bad problem to have but I definitely missed blogging everyday like I used to.  There is definitely nothing more satisfying than having...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 21
I have found that during the winter months, the Monroe NY YMCA is a great place to get exercise, especially when the shoulders of the roads become too icy to run on.  The gym has all sorts of exercise classes, including cycling, Pilates, Boot Camp, Zumba, yoga, and much more.  In addition, they h...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 18
Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It's even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significan...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 12
As seen below, the real estate results for Monroe, NY are now available for the January 2016 period.  These sale price results may be disappointing to sellers who are holding off putting their homes on the market until prices rise. There is an explanation, though, for the dip in the January 2016 ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 7
The Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty fourth quarter 2015 market results have been published for the Hudson Valley NY area. The report includes information on Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties. The Orange County NY summary indicates that fourth quarter sales were strong...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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It's time to update the garbage pickup schedules for 2016 in the Monroe NY area. Following are the official schedules for the Town of Monroe, and villages of Monroe and Harriman. The official site is listed on the bottom for more information and contact numbers.  MONROE (Town)  Tuesday: Regular h...
By Kate Talarico, RESA, Hudson Valley Home Decorator & Stager
(Kates Home Staging and Interior Design)
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Despite the recent snow we are all experiencing in the Hudson Valley this weekend, it is time to prepare your home for the Spring Real Estate Market!   This is a great graphic from the Real Estate Staging Association on how to prepare your home for sale:   If you are planning to sell your home w...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 21
Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller: Although any time you need to sell is a great time to list your home, right now buyers in Monroe NY have slim pickings. As can be seen by the below graph, inventory has significantly declined, and while only the last year is shown on this chart, with the except...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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As seen below, the year of 2015 has wrapped up, and the December 2015 real estate results for Monroe, NY are now available.  So what's been going on with 2015 Monroe NY real estate? Have we seen price increases? Decreases? As can be seen above, with the exception of a few second quarter dips, med...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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Houses are Selling in the Hudson Valley! New York Real Estate News Learn more about what is selling in  your neighborhood. Real estate is local and knowing what is selling and for how much is key to pricing your home right. Price it right and sell for the highest and best price that the current ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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I shared the below information regarding things to do on the Orange Heritage Trail, also known as the "Rail Trail" previously. The trail is a 15 mile route that stretches from Monroe, NY to Goshen and is mostly paved and flat, passing through Monroe, Chester and Goshen.   Currently, the northern ...

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