Goshen, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
This week I received such a kind note from a couple I had been working with to find their perfect home.  They finally closed on it and are so happy which makes ME happy.  This is what this job is all about.  Deb, WE MADE IT!!!! I have to say thank you for all of your hard work and dedication that you put into finding a home for  me and Di. This has been a long time coming. You put 110 percent in which not too many people do, the funny memories of looking at houses and dealing with weather and waiting for inspections will be memories we will have forever and we will cherish. We got a very dear and close friend as we went through this process, words can't describe how appreciative we are for what you have done, god bless, happy holidays!               Love Ya,               Dan and Di
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
If you are an NBA fan than you know the season has already begun.  If you have been 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 Knicks.  Don't wait too long - these tickets go quick!  For an action packed evening this is a fun activity for the whole family.  (Well maybe not the little ones - LOL)      
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
  Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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 Goshen, New York. If you would like to use an image please contact me directly. Thank you for not plagiarizing.
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By Vanessa Saunders, Real Estate | Done Differently
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Are you someone that's ready for a change in your life? Someone who is truly tired of thehassles of maintenance and is seeking something new, clean and elegant. Then  the Spectacular country community of Blackburne Residences in Campbell Hall – just 5 minutes from Goshen might just be the perfect place for you. The elegant new homes at Blackburne were built by a local Orange County craftsman – Joe Matta - who has spent his life serving our community. Each home is unique and built the way they should be – with high quality materials, constructed of completely restored stone by master craftsmen. Fabulous finishes, Bosch appliances, European bathrooms, sent in wonderful estate setting of 40 acres mature trees, ponds and lush landscaping. The best part of the Blackburne community is that th...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
      Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
      Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
      Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I received this note from a client who really hung in there through a tough sale recently.  This is one of the reasons I love my job.  Thank YOU Frank!!   Debra was extremely useful in securing the sale of my home, she worked very hard the whole time. Even with all the ups and downs with the buyer that we went through, she stuck right with it and got me the best price I could get to make me happy. I would definitely use her again and recommend her any time to someone who is selling or buying. Thank you again Debra! Frank   
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Texting-while-driving death statistics are frightening – more than 3,000 deaths last year were attributed to distracted driving.  Governor Cuomo signed a new law to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense.  Law enforcement now has the power to stop motorists solely for using a hand held electronic device. The Governor announced this week that during the first months of 2012, more than 65,000 motorists were ticketed for using an electronic device while driving. This week, Governor Cuomo launched a second Operation Hang Up campaign to further the efforts to reduce distracted driving. Join the fight to keep New York’s roads safe:  DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE.    Click here to learn more about the Operation Hang Up enhanced enforcement campaign. With the enactment of new texting laws,...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The Friends of Moffat Library Present their 6th Annual "Meet The Authors" Luncheon Sponsored by the Anthony Kipp Family Robert Lipsyte is a former New York Times sports writer, acclaimed author of An Accidental Sports Writer, A Memoir, and author of many young adult novels.                                                                                                                          Sam Lipsyte is the author of Homeland, Venus Drive, The Ask and The Subject Steve.  He is the son of Robert Lipsyte. *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* *TICKETS $33* SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2012 1 - 4 PM MOUNTAINVILLE MANOR 199 TAYLOR ROAD MOUNTAINVILLE NY  For more information or tickets visit the Moffat Library in Washingtonville, NY or call 845-496-5483 x324 ** Proceeds benefit the Moffat Library 2012 Summer Read...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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 Goshen, 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)
Just in time for Spring, New Yorkers are getting a much-needed tax break. As of April 1st, we’ll no longer have to pay the four percent state portion of the sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110 per item. This will save consumers an estimated $210 million over the year. Governor Cuomo’s plan, which took effect January 1st, included a new personal income tax rate that will save middle class New Yorkers over $690 million annually. Under the new rate structure, middle class New Yorkers are now paying the lowest tax rates in 58 years. This means that the average New Yorker will save between $300 and $400 in income taxes for 2012. The Governor and the Legislature's plan also eliminated the MTA payroll tax for over 700,000 taxpayers who own small businesses or make less than...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
        Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
      Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I was headed past the animal farm this week and this goose was in the road (as it often is) and this time it came right up to the car as if he/she wanted to hop in.  I snapped this with my cell phone before he/she waddled away chattering on and on. Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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 Goshen, 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)
Tell Enterprise Rent-a-Car to stop fighting against a law that would ban renting recalled cars. This is a sad story that started with two young sisters who were killed in an Enterprise rental car that had recall issues.  It should have been taken off the lot to be repaired but never was.  Rosemary Shahan, president of Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (carconsumers.org), says lobbyists for rental car companies told her last year at a meeting in the State Capitol Building in Sacramento that their companies sometimes needed to rent cars under recall, particularly during busy holiday weekends. In just a matter of days, Congress is set to consider a new law that would force rental car companies to fix recalled cars, but Enterprise Rent-a-Car is lobbying against it -- and hard. Enter...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
    February 2012  Market Update   2012 is off to a promising start. Mortgage rates continue to drop and have remained under 4% for nearly two months. Home sales are strengthening and pending home sales, a measure to gauge future sales, are at their highest levels since March 2010. Job growth has been increasing for most of 2011, with unemployment dropping to 8.4%. As more people are getting jobs, consumer confidence has also been increasing.  However, underemployment continues to be a problem for a stronger recovery. The underemployment rate is 18.1%, and there are still a significant number of people working part time, who would like to have full-time work. Even with substantial national improvements, this continues to be a “one neighborhood at a time” recovery. Payroll jobs were up i...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
          Current market information for Condos/Townhouses, farms, raw land, multi-families and rentals is always available by request.  If you would like information to help you decide if this is the right time for you to buy or sell, please contact me at your convenience with no obligation at any time.  You may email me or call using the links on this page.  Have a great day!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
It is that time of year again.  Time to gather receipts, make note of all home improvements, upgrades and energy efficiency installs.  Not only can this help in your tax deductions but can help reduce your bill totals all year long.  (New!) 2011 Energy Tax Credits: What You Need to Know to Collect They’re not as much as they used to be, but there are still energy tax credits to be had for upgrades made in 2011. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2012 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®   10 Common Errors Home Owners Make When Filing Taxes Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2012 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Klout - Measures your online influence using data from your social networks I think like most people I am still trying to figure out Klout.  As you climb the ladder of Klout by interacting with people on Klout and other social media sites your Klout "score" will increase pretty steadily as long as you do this on a daily basis.  But watch out!  If you go away on vacation or take a weekend off you will see a dip in your score almost immediately.  (At least I have)  When you start using Klout and develop a number you will be able to give and receive Klout, that is another of the ways to get to know Klout members and enhance your score.  Once you get above a certain level (usually around 35 or so) you are eligible for "Perks" or FREE stuff.  I got my first FREE Perk in the mail this week.  ...
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