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Real Estate Agent - Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - 10301213186



It's nearly time for the 39th annual Greenwood Lake Bed Racing event!     Yes, that's right, bed racing.  The Bed Race will be held on Saturday, September 6th, starting at noon.     To participate, you have to take a bed, add wheels and any appropriate decorations, find some team members who will...
I had a lot on my mind as I jogged this morning, and I noticed a thread running through all my thoughts -- they all had to do with time.   Specifically I was thinking about:   My upcoming birthday.  I'm going to be 54 in about a week, so I can officially say I'm in my mid-50s. My 54 years have go...
I've been a real estate agent for about three years now, and one of the things I've had trouble with is freely communicating what I do to people I meet.  What I mean by that is that I am not an in-your-face kind of person. I prefer a softer approach. For example, I prefer sending letters to expir...
When my son was sworn into the Marines last month, the captain conducting the ceremony mentioned something that I made a mental note to check when I got home.  I thought he said that 75% of all Americans between 18-30 years old were obese, and therefore were not eligible to even start the enlistm...
Last night, the house was quiet when all of a sudden a loud crash sounded from the kitchen.     "What the heck was that?" I thought.     I zipped into the kitchen and didn't see anything amiss.  So I did what anyone would do - started looking in the cabinets.  And I found the culprit of the noise...
I recently reported on the Monroe NY 2014 real estate market trends, which indicate increasing prices so far this year.   The Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty report of trends for the 2nd quarter of 2014 is now available as well (click on the following image for the full report).       This rep...
I received a call this week from a potential renter.  As I asked questions, I found out that there were three college students who wanted to rent a home together.  None of the three had a credit score. Only one of them had been working for more than six months.  They had not rented a home before....
2014 Real Estate Results in Monroe NY     As can be seen in the above chart, which is based on sold single family homes, there has been a $60K increase in median sale prices since January 2014.   The blip in May was due to two unique properties being sold that month.  Both were much higher than t...

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