Goshen, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
TAKE A BOOK - RETURN A BOOK Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin built a model of a 1 room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother in 2009.   She was a former school teacher who loved to read.  He filled the schoolhouse with books and displayed it in his front yard.  It had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.  He built several more after getting requests and gave them away.  When he met Rick Brooks of Madison the two saw opportunities for distributing books as well as being able to use recycled materials.  Their love of books and wanting to help communities soon had them on the road to becoming a full fledged business.  By 2014 there is expected to be over 11,000 Registered Little Free Libraries all over the world.  Would you like to get started with your own?  Click here for info. As an avid reader m...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2014 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved. These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Highland Mills, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2014 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved. These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Highland Mills, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Yesterday I was driving to work and glanced down at the outside temperature and couldn't believe how cold it was.  I think we are having the coldest winter we have had in quite a few years.  Since I have had my car I don't think it has even registered under 20 degrees. It looks like there may be another ice and possible snow storm coming tomorrow.  There is still quite a bit of ice (around here) on the ground from Thursday's storm.  Try and chop it up if you can today while the sun is out in case there is more ice tomorrow and everyone be safe!   Tips on Using Salt to Melt Ice Safely Around Your Home We all know salt melts ice, but some deicers can be harmful to pets, plants, and our water supply. Here are some tips on choosing deicers. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
This home closed last month after getting a qualified buyer in the first 48 hours after it was put on the market.  We wish the best to the new buyers and if you are looking to buy or sell a home  in the Hudson Valley please give me a call!   Search current inventory of GOSHEN HOMES FOR SALE   SOLD IN 48 HOURS! Listing Details Newly Listed Bilevel in Goshen 7 Greenwood Drive, Goshen NY 10924Price: $239,900MLS number: 552491Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1932 Call Debra Walsh at 845-283-3036 or Barbara Lewis at 914-443-8832 to see if this property is still available to arrange your showing or to see other homes in beautiful Goshen, NY. Beautifully Maintained and A Great Location for a Commuter Move right in! This is your opportunity to take advantage of the still low mortgage rate...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The selling process begins with calling me, Debra Walsh.  Together we can determine how quickly you need to sell and how much you want to net from the sale.   1.  PRICE IT RIGHT  I understand what is going on in the market right now and how your home compares.       2.  STAGE YOUR HOME  I can provide impactful tips for staging your home or a stager from my team.           3.  NEGOTIATE THE OFFER  We will negotiate the best possible price and terms on your behalf.           4.  MOVING DAY  I can provide you with a list of dependable moving services.               5.  CLOSING  I can ensure that the paperwork process runs smoothly.       Of course there are many other steps involved but we will start down the steps together.  If you are thinking about selling your home in the Hudson Valley...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2013 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved. These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Highland Mills, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
GET READY FOR SUMMER! The average homeowner spends about $1900 a year on energy costs.  You can lower your energy bills and save the environment at the same time! Here are some summer tips to trim your utility bills: Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees when you are away Do laundry efficiently by using the cold water setting Replace air conditioner filters Unplug electronic devices and chargers when not in use Looking for even greater savings?  I can make recommendations for the right local professionals who can increase your home's energy efficiency through cost effective improvements. Looking to change Energy Providers?  I can help with that too!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2013 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved. These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Highland Mills, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2013 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved. These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Highland Mills, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Governor Cuomo invites you and your family to join other New Yorkers in signing up for the second annual “I Love My Park Day” on May 4, 2013 – a statewide volunteer effort to help clean up and beautify our state’s parks and historical sites.  At last year’s event, thousands of New Yorkers pitched in to paint, plant, clean, build, and make repairs across the state. This year’s volunteer effort is especially important as many of our parks are still recovering from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.  New York’s parks are one of New York's most treasured assets, and this event helps ensure that New Yorkers and visitors to our state can continue to enjoy and appreciate New York’s natural beauty. To find an event near you and sign up, click here.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I almost felt like a newbie again last night at our meet up in Westchester.  Other than Ruthmarie Hicks and Vanessa Saunders I did not recognize anyone so I was very happy to make the new connections.  Especially since all of these people are right in my own backyard.   Even though most of us hadn't met before it was still such an easy going evening because as Active Rain members we always have much to talk about and of course there is always business to discuss!   Several people couldn’t make it like Leah Stern and Kate Case but they hope to make the next one.  Thanks again to Active Rain for giving us the extra nudge to network and get out and meet the people who we “see” all the time.  Thanks to Debbie Gartner for being our hostess!    
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
If you are a MLB fan than you know the season is about to begin.  If you are looking to get to a game and didn't know the schedule you can print this out and make plans to get your tickets for the New York Yankees.  They have injuries already - you can check them out here.   Don't wait too long - these tickets go quick!  For an action packed evening or weekend this is a fun activity for the whole family.   
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
If you are a MLB fan than you know the season is about to begin.  If you are looking to get to a game and didn't know the schedule you can print this out and make plans to get your tickets for the New York Mets.  Don't wait too long - these tickets go quick!  For an action packed evening or weekend this is a fun activity for the whole family.     
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale or just looking to do some updating, the bathroom is a good place to take a first step with renovations.   When buyers are out looking at homes they like to see that bathrooms have been updated and are in good shape.  This saves them from having to do the work themselves as many are not handy and don't know where to start.  Also the finished product can be a big draw to the buyers wanting to make an offer on your home when you have finished preparing your home for sale.  As for a "musical bathtub," to each his own! A Musical Bathtub and 5 Other Smart Home Products Would you buy any of the wow products HouseLogic’s intrepid reporter spotted at the home builder show? Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
  New Jersey Wine & Food Festivalat Crystal Springs Resort March 15-17, 2013 Featuring Guest of Honor, Chef José Andrés James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef Award Winner The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of the world's renowned local and national chefs benefiting the James Beard Foundation.  This weekend's events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with sommeliers, chefs, and fellow wine aficionados for a weekend of relaxation with tantalizing food and drink. Click here for your schedule of eventsClick here for directions to Crystal Springs Crystal Springs Resort Call 888-881-6991 x3 for more info  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
SECRETARY SHAUN DONOVAN AND DIRECTOR DEMARCO ANNOUNCE EXTENDED FORECLOSURE RELIEF  FOR HURRICANE SANDY STORM VICTIMS 90 Day Moratorium to help FHA, Freddie Mack and Fannie Mae borrowers   U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, who serves as President Obama’s Chairman of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac will extend expiring protections against foreclosure actions against homeowners whose properties were damaged or destroyed due to Hurricane Sandy.  The additional 90-day foreclosure moratorium applies to homeowners with properties in states where the President issued major disaster declarations follow...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I have been doing BPO's (Broker Price Opinions) for years and have never had a problem getting paid.  Several months ago Back in July of 2012 of I was asked to do a BPO for Evaluation Solutions and never got paid.  I had a paper trail of the request, the receipt of the work etc.. When I couldn't get them to respond back to me I turned it over to my company who was able to actually reach someone. This person said "We never asked her to do any such thing."  Really? REALLY? So we sent off all the proof and they have been dodging us ever since. I also just found out they have done it to others at my company as well.  Now a lot of this time lapse is my fault because I have been crazy busy.  Well now the gloves are off. I did a search today and found out they have been doing it to others too ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
 HOME PRICES IN GOSHEN, NY FOR DECEMBER 2012      The median list price in December 2012 for single family homes in Goshen, NY is $386,000. The list prices increased by 0.25% from the previous month. The price per square foot for listingsin this area is $158. The sale prices dropped by -40% from the previous month.                                                                              The number of active listings in Goshen dropped by 3.1% from the previousmonth. The median number of days active properties have been listed is 159. This is much longer than the nationalaverage. The number of sales in December dropped by 66.7% from the previousmonth. Click here if you would like to start searching for a home in Goshen, New York. Click here if you would like to start searching for a T...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Recently I received another letter from clients who really made my day.  They were relocating which in itself can be very stressful and through it all they were so kind and patient.  No matter what came their way with their new jobs, or their moving company problems they stayed calm and cool which can be very hard when everything around you is changing.  So to Derek & CJ THANK YOU so much!     In July of 2012, we began the process of looking for a new house after being relocated for work. Since we were moving about 150 miles away, we were finding it difficult to find a house that suited our needs, in an area that fit our lifestyle. In late July we contacted Debra Walsh, of Keller Williams Realty. From day one, Debra was so helpful. We communicated via phone and email. Debra told us abou...
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