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Properties on lakes and rivers have always been popular among buyers, especially for homes in the Hudson River towns and on the pristine lakes in New York's up-state counties. Oddly, there seems to be a disproportionate number of buyers of Asian descent interested in these properties. One reason ...
As more and more upscale Hamptonites pack up and leave their luxury seafront estates, siting taxes and ocean waves both of which have become rather overwhelming. Where are they going? We can now share that we are seeing some checking out some of the higher end listings in the former blue collar r...
I work in two very distinct markets. 1) The Hudson Valley of New York where my company GPS real estate subscribes to the Ulster County MLS, NYState MLS and HGAR (Hudson Gateway MLS) All our agents are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and NYSAR (New York State Association of ...
After being forced out of my home on the Hudson River by Hurricane Sandy and finding myself in a rental apartment I've been rolling around the question, "Is owning a home really a good investment?" Robert Shiller, a Yale professor and co-founder of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, is famous fo...
Then chill out poolside at some of our coolest listings in Rockland, Orange & Ulster Counties, NY. There's something for everyone's budget here, check them out beat global warming by owning your own home with a beautiful pool. Enjoy!
We recently listed two lovely homes on Greenwood Lake in Orange County. Greenwood Lake is an extremely popular summertime retreat. No main street, but lots of resorts, marinas and some very special homes on the lake's shores. One of these is the home at 127 Woods Road. This property started out y...
As the world continues to shrink, we’ve seen some dramatic changes in global mobility in the last 25 years. Being an expatriate a quarter of a century ago was, for many, a dream job. Expatriates were traveling to countries that most of us wouldn’t ever get to visit, and they were generously rewa...
For anyone wishing to get away from it all, either for a little while or for good, GPS real estate has many fantastic home building sites available in or around some of the most sought after communities in the Hudson Valley. Building in the Hudson Valley carries with it several benefits. Firs...
Hi, I'm Doug LaBrecque "The Man in Manhattan" with GPS Real Estate. A couple of weeks ago, I was reminded about many things when I went upstate and did the broker tour with the GPS team. About 20 agents previewed 10 properties of which GPS were showing two beautiful homes to other brokers. Both 5...
Where waterfront property always demands a premium price now it comes at an even higher price! There are approximately 16 million households along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic seaboard. In fourteen of the top fifteen states, homeowner’s insurance rates have risen by at least 44 percent i...