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2010 

Though I commiserated with all those south of Rockland County, NY when they had their major snowstorms, I was really glad that we had escaped with just a dusting. We didn't fare that well this time around. This is just the calm before the storm. First, the sun disappeared, then came the clouds;  ...
02/28/2010
In today's market, anything that adds curb appeal to a home onthe market, will go a long way towards helping to get that home sold.  Improvements that add eye appeal do not have a great impact on the appraised value of a home and the appraised value is all the lender is interested in.  Here's a ...
02/28/2010
In today's market, anything that adds curb appeal to a home onthe market, will go a long way towards helping to get that home sold.  Improvements that add eye appeal do not have a great impact on the appraised value of a home and the appraised value is all the lender is interested in.  Here's a g...
02/28/2010
You found the house you want to buy and you want to get a great deal, but you need the sellers tp entertain your offer seriously. Collen McConnel gives you great advice on how to increase your chances of success and snagging that house.       A strong offer is one that sellers will consider seri...
02/25/2010
Most buyers don't have a realistic idea of the homebuying process and the role of the real estate agent in it.  Lori Cain does a nice job of explaining why realtors bring an added advantage to buyers in the homebuying process, even when it a FSBO (For Sale By Owner).  What Buyers need to know ab...
02/25/2010
  Though it may still be a buyers market, we often find that homes well priced will spark a multiple offer situation where we're asked to submit our highest and best offer.  Highest is not always the best.  Terms and conditions play a big role in determining what the seller views as the highest a...
02/23/2010
  For those of you homeowners that are in the market for a new furnace, there are rebates being offered for replacement furnaces.  Depending on the A.F.U.E of the furnace/boiler, rebates vary from $150.00 to $200.00.  Rebates are also available for Energy Star rated thermostats.  See what Ann Hay...
02/19/2010
Be an Astronaut for a day at the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center in Suffern, NY. In the early 1980s NASA began to investigate the possibility of sending an American civilian into space. Christa McAuliffe, a teacher, was chosen. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle, wit...
02/18/2010
Now that you've bought your home, it's time to get to know your home and how to care for it. The more you know about your home, the better you'll be able to keep it looking great and functioning properly.  Knowing what to do to keep it in good working order, is the trick.   Since your home is you...
02/17/2010
I've Fallen ....and I can't get up. - This catchphrase was made popular by a medical alert TV commercial from the 1990's for the sale of voice activated pendants targeted to seniors living alone, unable to reach a phone in a medical emergency.  I remember the commercial and though I thought it wa...
02/16/2010
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