Columbia County, NY Real Estate News

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I'm so very happy to share, "I love my park day" registration is now open!! May 4th, 2019 is a day dedicated to show love and care to your local parks!! Which really, can be every day, yet at least we have one day that brings total awareness. In short, you help clean up, repair and prepare the local parks for public use. Feng Shui Manhattan participated last year and we enjoyed every minute of it!I've already signed up and have decided to venture toward the Taconic State Park in New York. I hear they have fabulous hiking trials and a wonderful water fall to view! The Parks and Trails of New York website provides a list of parks that are participating throughout the New York State region. Its a great event to participate in as a group or solo and make new friends!  
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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)
Obviously, this Hudson River sunset was from a different time of year, however, looking at the photo made me wish for a time when the snow was behind us,If you are not familiar with this area in the background you are looking at the top of the Catskills Mountains.  The body of water is the well known Hudson River and the photo was taken from the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson NY located in the Hudson Valley. What can I say, Hudson is a popular word in this region.    
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty)
This land is back on the market and available once again! In Austerlitz, NY (Columbia County) sit 25 acres of wonderful property, ready for a new owner.  The site has a large pond, cleared building site, driveway and electric. Even more importantly, this acreage boasts wilderness and peace. The land backs up to state forest and most of the area is wooded. Deer, turkey, squirrels and chipmunks are neighbors.Sitting on the top of one of your hills overlooking the forest floor, you hear the wind coming from a distance. You listen as trees start to rustle from afar and then move right over you and beyond. You hear the streams rushing or trickling, depending on where you sit and what season it is. Walking near the pond, you may see fish swimming about or you may startle the frogs. If you sit...
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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 Annual Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase at the Clermont State Historic Site will be held this year on April 23rd.  The event will run from 11AM - 4PM.The cost is minimal, $8 dollars per car.There will be many vendors and entertainment.More information is availabe at: Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase at Clermont   
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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)
   Located in Hudson NY  the Perfect Ten an after school club for girls  8-18 will have a beautiful new space to call home.I recently wrote about the new location for the Hudson Area Library in the Old Armory,  Perfect Ten will be on the third floor of the same building.  The girls in the Perfect Ten Club will learn different skills and plan for the future,  including college.   I had the opportunity to tour the space this week and I know many young girls would love to have such a place in their community.Let's  peek inside. The staircase to the space had many affirmation  written on it. The conference room with white walls was enhanced by photos of girls, and the coloful chairs around the conference table.You can tell much thought was put into putting the space together.  I love the wi...
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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 Athens LighthouseThe Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is located on the Hudson River. As the name implies it lies between Athens NY in Greene County on the west bank of the Hudson River, and the City of Hudson in Columbia County on the east bank.This is one of several lighthouses to be found on the Hudson River.  The Hudson-Athens  Lighthouse was built in 1874 because of difficult navigation issues in the area.Tours of this gem on the river is available in the warmer weather.   
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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)
Today after conducting some real estate business I was offered a tour which included seeing these young Ostriches.They were curious put a bit shy, this was so different from the adult Ostriches I encountered later.It was a long day but it is moments like these which reminds me of the fun side of real estate. 
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty)
I could have named this post, "The things I'll do for a post" but thought Columbia County NY Fall scenery and a fear of heights was a bit more descriptive so here it goes. Heights and I have never been friends, but I've been working on improving our relationship. There is a fire tower near my home that I've been practicing on, and on a recent trip into Columbia County I found another fire tower. The second one is in a place that doesn't seem to be too well known so I'm going to keep the exact location a secret -- but here's a picture of the tower under discussion. On the ride to the location, I told myself I just HAD to get near the top and hang out up there long enough to take some pictures, because I just HAD to write a post about the gorgeous Autumn colors our state.   So when I got ...
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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)
Agent's DayI have received invitations to many  Agent's Days however I was never able to fit it into my schedule until this passed Wednesday.This particular Agent's Day was hosted by the Columbia Greene Board of Realtor.  This is the most northern MLS I belong to.  I have not met most of the agents in person and I thought this was a great way to do so.It was a beautiful weather day and we boarded the boat at the Henry Hudson Park Hudson NY, and took off down the Hudson River.  There was so much to see, the beautiful scenery and the vessels going up and down the river.  I managed to get some networking done between taking photographs :)A very nice lunch was served and there was also an opportunity to to win prizes.  I won two practical gifts, a book entitled "The Language of Real Estate"...
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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)
 Barn Studio in Germantown NYThis weekend I had an opportunity to  visit artists in their studios. There were a variety of studios, some as spacious as this red barn studio in Germantown NY.  The owner of this studio painted large abstract pieces. There were many pieces outside and even more inside the barn.The Hudson Valley region because of its beauty attracts many artists, and because of that, a home with an existing barn is always on the wish list of many.Next year I will have another chance to vist more artists in their studios.
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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 couple weeks ago while attending the Chacellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase at Clermont State Historic Site  I had my first encounter with herding dogs.   Although there were sheep at this event the dogs were herding ducks, this was such a cute event.I could not have asked for a nicer setting, the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains was the backdrop.  The event thrilled both young and old.
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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)
Today was the annual Chancellor Sheep and Wool showcase at the Clermot State Historic Site.  You could not have asked for better weather, and a perfect setting.  I took an hour out of my day for a bit of fun.This event was well attended and there were a variety of vendors and activities.    The shearing of the sheep and the herding dogs demonstration were two of my favorites.Most of all I was able to spend the hour with my daughter,   We even had hot dogs which was a treat.Today was once again a reminder of how beautiful the Hudson Valley really is.        
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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)
Chancellor's Sheep and Wool ShowcaseAnnually at the spectacular Clermont State Historic Site is the venue for the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool showcase.  This festival offers a variety of fun activities for the entire family. What to expect at the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase Both young and old will have fun watching the shearing of the sheep. Looking at colorful yarns and wool products Admiring all types of crafts A look back at previous time period, maybe in the form of a re-enactment Cultural activities Music and Food. There will be a variety of vendors from many local towns and a few from Connecticut and Massachusetts  This event will be held on April 18th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and will cost $8 per car.Direction and more about events at the location View at Clermont State H...
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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)
Winter Scene Snow, ice and freezing temperature is a fitting description of my area.  I am hoping Spring arrive early.  In my dreams :) This is one of my photo taken from a moving car, don't worry I was a passenger.  This was a scene just outside the city of Hudson heading south. Have a great weekend.
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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)
Fall foliage by the Hudson Cruise This time of year is beautiful, so many vibrant Fall colors.  Just the other day I was watching a boat heading up the Hudson River and I was reminded of how lovely it is to view the Fall Foliage by boat. There are many boat cruises on the Hudson River, however I want to introduce you to the Fall Foliage by the Hudson Cruise which is located at the Henry Hudson River Park in Hudson NY.             The Hudson Cruise offers an hour and a half tour of views of Fall Foliage.  The tour will take you to the Athens Waterfront  and down by the Rip Van Winkle Bridge where you can enjoy the Fall Foliage surrounding the Olana historic site.  It would also be an opportunity to observe wild life on the river. Fall Foliage tours are still available on: Sat        Octo...
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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 Hudson Valley Apple Festival in Germantown NY The apple season is here and it is time for the  Hudson Valley Apple Festival in Germantown NY.  Germantown is perfect for such a festival because there are many apple farms in the area.  During the season it is not uncommon to see workers from as far as the Caribbean assisting with the harvest. You might not be aware, but NY State is one of the largest apple producing state, about 29.5 million bushels of apples are produced each year.   Here are some additional apple facts Location of Hudson Valley Apple Festival The location for the Festival is the Palatine Park in  Germantown NY.  There is an admission fee of $5 for those 14 years of age and older.  Time, Date and events September 20th.  Starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 7:15 with firewor...
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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)
These days in Hudson NY there is always a fair or celebration going on.   It is a culturally diversed city, and recently I had the opportunity to attend a Bangladeshi Cultural Fair. Here is a bit of what I saw:   see more photos and my thoughts at :Bangladeshi Cultural Fair at Hudson NY Park – Video
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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 Train track with spectacular views This train track runs along the Hudson River on what would be considered prime real estate.   If the track was being planned today I am sure it would not be located here.  The location is not likely to change so why not enjoy the spectacular views.   This track is used by Amtrak trains, and is located between the Rhinecliff  Train Station in Rhinebeck NY and The Hudson Train Station in Hudson NY.
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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)
Events at Olana Olana is one of the treasures found in Upstate NY.   Located in Columbia County this historic property is perched high above the Hudson River and offers  breath-taking views. You can walk the grounds,  or take a tour of the home to see the most recent exhibit.   Did you know all types of events at Olana are held throughout the year? I took a look at upcoming events at Olana  and here are a few upcoming events. A mushroom walk You could learn to make a wreath Enjoy  music on the lawn Learn fly fishing  techniques Olana  events can be found under the calendar, there you will find more information. So enjoy all that Olana has to offer this season.    
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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)
Today while have lunch at the Mexican Radio restaurant on Warren Street in Hudson NY This was a view outside one of the window.  A sculpure of a Mariachi Band.  I did not have a chance to see what this sculture was made out of, however the Mariachi Band Sculpture inside the restaurant was made from barrels.
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