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2014 

I don't remember ever playing the game "Scruples," but apparently it's a game of ethical questions. The questions might include, for example, whether you'd leave a note with your name and phone number if you damaged a car in the parking lot and no one saw you do it.   I didn't play yesterday eith...
03/30/2014
I often hear people say, "Well, I can't do that; I'm too old," or "I'm too old to try."   I've always believed age is just a number and the only reasons we don't try new things are fear of change and/or the unknown.  Age has nothing to do with it.   And I have an example that proves my theory.   ...
03/26/2014
As I wrote in a previous post, my son Mike is in Army basic training.  His selected army path is infantry. Basic training for soldiers in the infantry branch of service starts with 8 weeks of "boot camp", followed by another 4 weeks of infantry-specific training. In addition, there are a few week...
03/23/2014
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As anyone who is breathing knows, this 2013-14 winter has been very cold and snowy in the Northeast. In New York, on March 18th, snow is still evident in any non-sunny place, and while we are teased from time to time with temperatures that might reach the 50s, the mercury on the following few day...
03/17/2014
The Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty Spring 2014 Events Guide is ready!   This guide provides information on things to do in the Orange County area, as well as in the surrounding counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, and Northern New Jersey.  Activities include ...
03/17/2014
Warning:  This is a shameless plug for my husband's new book and is not real-estate related!   Skilled mariners are a unique breed.  Whether they are a captain on a 600 foot container ship or a 200 foot oil barge, or a mate on a tugboat or car carrier, they possess a unique skill set.  They need ...
03/16/2014
There is still about a foot of snow left on most portions of our yard.  Tonight the temperatures are expected to be back down in the teens and tomorrow night in the single digits.  The calendar says it is still winter.  It's 7am in the morning right now and the sun hasn't risen.  But......     SP...
03/11/2014
FAQ:  What are the most important things I need prior to looking for a new home? A:  Patience, excitement, and a sense of humor.    FAQ:  No, really.  A:  Yes, really, but before you start your home search, you also need other things - a mortgage pre-approval, a down-payment and a list of your re...
03/05/2014
As real estate salespeople, our jobs include a multitude of activities.   We don't "just" set up appointments and show houses, we prepare documentation to make offers, we provide market value advice and analysis, and we manage the entire process from offer to closing.      We help ensure inspecti...
03/03/2014
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