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2011 

Pay it Forward - Baking Up a Storm More SNOW expected later this week and this time they're predicting a another biggie.  What that means is be prepared to be snowed in for the duration and probably for awhile after.  Snow days are perfect times to catch up on household chores and to put up a big...
01/23/2011
If you're in the market for a home and are considering purchasing a short sale that has a homeowners association associated with it, make sure you know if there are any delinquent fees associated with the property.  Pamela Seley  lets us know what to look out for before making an offer. If you're...
01/22/2011
Annual Suburban Home and Garden Show at Rockland Community College in Suffern NY For most people their home is their biggest investment and also their biggest asset.  In today's economy and real estate market, more people are choosing to stay in their homes longer and to maintain and upgrade them...
01/21/2011
The TRI-WIZARD TOURNAMENT Continues at The Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY For all you Harry Potter fans, Suffern Free Library's Tri-wizard Tournement which began this past fall will be hosting TASK TWO of the tournement this coming Friday night. (Points have been collected throughout the tourna...
01/20/2011
Rockland County Adult Living - The Retreat at Airmont in Suffern NY With all the baby boomers approaching retirement age, there is an ever increasing pool of seniors that are ready to sell their homes and downsize.  They love Rockland County and all it has to offer but no longer want the responsi...
01/19/2011
What Happens if the House You're Buying Does Not Appraise? If you are purchasing a home and financing it with a mortgage, the bank will require an appraisal of the property to determine its market value before committing to a mortgage.  They determine the dollar amount they are willing to lend yo...
01/18/2011
Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King was a champion of the civil rights movement of the 1960's.  His uniqueness was promoting "nonviolent civil disobedience".  He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work to end racial segregation and  discrimination through nonviolent means.  He w...
01/17/2011
Change Those Batteries and Avert Disaster! Many of you may have programmable thermostats.  We've got several of them in our home.  Over the years as our thermostats have needed replacing, we've replaced them with the newest programmable versions. Well, this weekend after being away from home over...
01/16/2011
Condo or Coop - What is the Difference? With all the turbulent weather we've been having recently there must be plenty of people ready to consider giving up their homes in favor of a lifestyle free of the responsibilities that come along with home ownership.  If you've had enough of mowing lawns,...
01/15/2011
Pay it Forward - Who Plowed My Drive? With all the snow we've been having over the past few weeks, and all the shoveling we've been doing - it brings to mind a winter several years ago, when I still had a house full of kids, my built in crew, to help with the shoveling. That winter we were hit wi...
01/14/2011
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