Poughkeepsie, NY Real Estate News

By Curt Darragh, Real Estate Broker
(Legacy Land & Homes, LLC)
If you are looking for an open floor plan with room to grow then this Ranch is for you! Move-in ready spacious 3 Bedrooms 2 bath home is freshly painted throughout. Welcoming front door opens up to a great floor plan with windows overlooking the back yard. As you enter the living room you can see straight thru the dinning room to the den/family room. Dining room has a wonderful Dutch Door to the backyard. Great for summer get togethers! Master bedroom offers its own private bathroom. All this, located on a private quiet culdesac, perfect for the youngsters to ride bikes. $300,000
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
When I am a passenger in a car I love to have my camera to capture those scenes I miss when I am the driver.  As a passenger you have a different view, you notice things you normally would ignore as a driver, since you are keeping your eyes on the road.This was one such scene, the stoplight at dusk on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie.
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Exploring the Hudson Valley with Miss Feng Shui-Hot Air Balloon Festival This Sunday was the Hudson river Balloon Festival near Poughkeepsie NY.  The Balloons took off from Marist college. it was some seen from the kayak point of view. Some kayaks got so close the balloons would gently float arms length over head. It was fun to wacth and just observe.  At some points, you would see a balloon land in the Hudson river and an abundance of kayaks would paddle frivolously in its direction. This was worth the 2am wake up call to launch by 5am.  Dutchess county Balloon festival
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By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Open House, Sunday May 18th 1:00~4:00pm Charming Dutch Colonial, 35 Crescent Road, Pougkeepsie, NY 12601 View Map Charming, spacious home in one of Poughkeepsie's beautiful Southside neighborhoods - Wonderfully bright and sunny - Detailed moldings - Great Room with brick fireplace - Gracious dining room with coffered ceiling and swinging door to eat-in-kitchen - Four big, bright bedrooms on the second floor includes one w/7 windows- Third floor offers a playroom/den/office and full bath - Basement offers plenty of storage - The front porch (9' x 30') is perfect for relaxing and enjoying time with friends and neighbors - Fenced backyard w/perennial gardens... Hosted by Crystal De Raffele, Realty Executives, R.E. Salesperson (845) 416-4281 Listed by Realty Executives Matt Williams, Broke...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
This is a photo from 2007 in my Flickr account, it was hidden among the thousands of photos I am yet to share. The photo taken from the campus of Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY shows an old railroad bridge which has since been converted into The Walkway Over the Hudson, a big tourist draw to the area. The view is spectacular especially during the Fall Foliage.  
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
A view of the Mid Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie and the Waterfront Townhouses known as Hudson Pointe.   With this type of weather townhouse and condo living sure look attractive, no shoveling   Beautiful views, and a great communter location.  The  Metro- North train line runs between the river and the townhouses.         
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By Debra Allan, Moving Dutchess County for over 25 Years!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties)
The town of Poughkeepsie is set just east of the Hudson River and approximately 90 minutes north of NYC. Poughkeepsie and its neighboring cities and towns offer a vast assortment of shopping, restaurants, parks, colleges and much more. With its proximity to commuter highways and Metro North, Poughkeepsie is a great place to own a home. The town of Poughkeepsie is served by 4 school districts and several private/parochial schools: Arlington Central Schools Hyde Park Central Schools Spackenkill Union Free Schools Wappingers Central Schools Private/Parochial Schools   Here is a snapshot of the town of Poughkeepsie Single Family Home market: *This data is from Mid Hudson MLS    While the market is showing signs of recovery in our area and home prices on the rise, there are still affordable ...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
City of Poughkeepsie home sale for the first two quarters of 2013 In the City of Poughkeepsie during the first two quarters 50 single family detached homes sold.  The properties sold included properties which were considered uninhabitable and sold as is for cash since financing would be almost impossible.  There were also short sales and bank owned properties.   How did the City of Poughkeepsie first quarter home sale compare to the second quarter? In the first quarter 19 single family detached homes sold, however there was a big increase in the second quarter when 31 homes sold. The homes sold in the first quarter ranged in price from $34,000-$290,000.  In the second quarter the range was 15,000 - 345,000 When you look at the average sale price the second quarter came in lower than the...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Walkway over the Hudson underbelly from Route 9 The Walkway Over the Hudson is a population destination for many.  The old rail road bridge was converted to a pedestrian park almost  four years ago, and since then visitors came from near and far to walk high above the Hudson River. I can understand the fascination with this because the walkway offers  magnificent views of the river. It stands at 212 feet high and is 1.28 miles long; and stretches from Poughkeepsie  to Highland in Ulster County.  This pedestrian park is operated by the NYS Park System. Did you know it is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world?               Walkway over the Hudson underbelly What can you do atop the Walkway Over the Hudson? There are so many activities you can engage in.  I personally would ...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
  What happens when the parking lot is a downhill? This was the situation I found myself in recently.  Attending an early morning meeting at Marist College this was unexpected, so I huffed and puffed my way uphill. Marist College has a lovely campus with spectacular views of the  Hudson River, I am sure such  scenes enhances creativity.
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Poughkeepsie Metro-North Hudson Line The Poughkeepsie train station is the most northern Metro-North Hudson Line station; or you could say the end of the line in Dutchess County. It is an important transportation hub in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The Hudson line offers scenic views of the Hudson River and Mountains. History of Poughkeepsie Station The present station was opened for business in 1918. It was modeled in some ways after Grand Central Station and is listed on the Registry of Historic Places.             Who uses the Poughkeepsie Stations Since there are stations to the south of Poughkeepsie, and to the east (the Harlem Valley Line), this station is used by residents of Poughkeepsie ,and those living to the north, who might find the Amtrak service in Rhinebeck too expensiv...
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By Curt Darragh, Real Estate Broker
(Legacy Land & Homes, LLC)
Many... hmmm some... people believe according to the Mayan Calendar December 21st will be the end of the world. Here's my belief, after forecasting 5,125 years into the future, the Mayan in charge of creating the calendar either past away of extreme bordom or very old age. Perhaps he just quit! Either way, just in case the world doesn't come to an end, here are a few ideas to keep the family busy before the holidays:   #3 - Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival: Great one of a kind, family holiday event. Celebrating its 8th anniversary. >Relive the joy of Christmas past during Locust Grove’s Decorated Holiday Tours.  #1 - My favorite, drive through the many neighborhoods of Poughkeepsie and look at all the Christmas Lights. Best part... it's Free!
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Presenting Newburgh:Portrait of a City at the Mills St Loft On December 7th at the Mill Street Loft in Poughkeepsie NY Dmitri Kasterine a Photographer known on both side of the Atlantic, and who has photographed the likes of celebrities such as, Mick Jagger and Johnny Cash will be giving a talk and signing his new book Newburgh:Portrait of a City. The book covers 17 years of photography of people and architecture of the City of Newburgh. You can view some of these portraits on Mr. Kasterine website. When December 7th Time 5:00 - 7:00 PM Where Mill Street Loft - 45 Perishing Street, Poughkeepsie NY 10601 Contact 845-471-7477 ****information obtained from Mill Street Loft
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
 The Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation also known as the DCEDC is an organization you want to be familar with if you are planning to do business in Dutchess County NY. Here are a few of the areas this organization covers. Business retention and expansion Commercial real estate Tourism Financial counseling and deal structuring Technology and much more. The agency will be holding the annual breakfast event, so if you are a business person in Dutchess County or planning to relocate your business here; this is an event you don't want to miss. When: May 3rd Where Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Time: 7:30 - 9 AM Cost: $40 Make reservation        
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
- Hudson Pointe is a luxury waterfront townhouse community in Poughkeepsie NY with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains, Hudson River and magnificent sunsets.    These townhouses are located between Route 9 and the Hudson River.  Sitting high on a bluff Hudson Pointe enjoys a front row view of the Hudson River and the Mid-Hudson Bridge.  It is a great location since you are within walking distance to the  PoughKeepsie Metro-North train station, Vassar Hospital and Shadows on the Hudson the waterfront restaurant, all visible from the complex.  There is also a waterfront park to be developed just below the townhouses.   The Developer Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) is known for building many communities in the Hudson Valley, several with waterfront views of the Hudson River.  Som...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Selling your Poughkeepsie home in a today's market With a mild winter it is a good time to list your Poughkeepsie home.  Sellers we are still dealing with a buyer's market. What is a buyers market? this typically occurs when there is high inventory and it takes more than a 8 plus months to clear. Seller I am going to be blunt, to get your home sold you will have to do much more than when sellers were in the driver's seat. Because of limited funds you might not want to fix certain problems before listing; that would be a mistake. It is my view, fixing problems prior to listing will result in a higher return. Pay attention to Poughkeepsie market data this does give you a feel for what is happening in the market. In this market you really need the assistance of a real estate agent. And whe...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
                                                                       Maple Leaf   I was at a home inspection Saturday evening in Poughkeepsie NY and the homeowner was outside raking.  I went outside to ask a question and suddenly noticed how beautiful the leaves were.  The Maple leaves were the largest I have seen so I picked up a few.  In the frame above is a Maple Leaf I gathered. If you read my blog you know that I find delight in the small things.  Yes, even the leaves are wonderfully made and this Maple Leaf is no exception. copyright © by Jennifer Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Maple Leaf|Speechless Sunday
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Janet's Jerk Stop is the place to go for Jamaica food in Poughkeepsie.   I have known Janet for years I first met her at the culinary at an event we both participated in. A few years ago she had to relocate from s Academy Street and I did not see her as much. This Tuesday I was at a closing on Mill Street and I asked the attorney's for direction to the closest Jamaican restaurant and they mentioned Janet's on Academy Street, I thought they must have been talking about a few years ago but no! Janet had return 3 weeks ago at a location across from the old location. I knew my clients would love the Janet treatment so off we went.  She was delighted to see us and even though what we wanted was not on the day's menu she said "No Problem" and set about cooking us Ackee and Salt fish.  Okay if...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
 Shadows on the Hudson is a participant in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Once again it is the Hudson Valley restaurant week. This year it runs from March 14-27.  Most of the restaurants are in Wetschester however Shadows on the Hudson is one of the Mid Hudson Valley restaurant participating. Here is your opportunity to visit one of these fine restaurants.  Reservation is recommended.
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December 31, 12 PM, Poughkeepsie - Mid Hudson Children's Museum 4th Annual New Year's Eve at Noon Celebration. Let your children "pop" in the New Year at 12 too - noon, that is! Families can enjoy music, arts and crafts and snacks including an edible New Years Eve hat and yummy punch. 75 N. Water St. Poughkeepsie Cost: $15 (884) 471-0589. Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is delighted to present its annual Winter Events Guide, a listing of local community events throughout the Hudson Valley. This year, the events are organized by region, and then by date, and we have also listed ongoing events in a separate section to make it easier to find great ways to celebrate the season. For updated lists of events, go to www.randrealty.com and look for our weekly events...
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