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Wednesday, January 27, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Get shoveling or go to jail!

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
The Hudson Valley just had it’s second taste of snow this winter. From the long-range predictions by news weather forecasters, we can expect a steady stream of weather events for the foreseeable future.
Snow and ice pose a hazard for homeowners with sidewalks and access to public walkways. Hudson Valley residents often have a legal responsibility to remove snow when it could pose a safety hazard. property owners could face liability in court should they fail to carry out this obligation and someone is hurt.
Most towns and cities in New York make property owners obligated to remove snow that has accumulated on the sidewalk in front of their home. Many towns impose strict time limits on when this snow must be removed after snowfall has stopped, or when ash, sand, or salt should be spread across ice that has formed. If the owner doesn’t shovel the sidewalk in front of their property and t ...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

What will drive the Hudson Valley housing market in 2021?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Considering the number of people we’ve encountered recently who are speculating on where the real estate market will go in 2021, it probably should be designated an Olympic sport. One thing’s for sure. The financial pressures we are experiencing today are felt by not just homeowners, investors but lenders as well.
The last time this happened was 2007, when the market crashed and many homeowners were “under water” with mortgages carrying negative equities. For those predicting the market these days, now may look like another 2007, but this time, it’s different. Real estate still remains strong. Property values have gone up and seem to keep rising, and there are many fewer properties with negative equity.
Still, many Americans have lost jobs, and subsequently lost their ability to keep current on their debts: consumer debt, car loans, school loans, etc. as well as mortga ...

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Monday, January 25, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Help! I can’t afford my utility bills!

It’s going to be cold today - below freezing tonight. And it’s going to be a long New York winter in the coming months. If you lost your income because of the Covid-19 shutdown and are having trouble finding ways to pay your heat and electricity bills, here are a few things you can do to keep the heat on.
Get a grant from LIHEAP
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
To see if you qualify for assistance, LIHEAP’s website directs you to call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project at 1-866-674-6327. Y ...

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Friday, January 22, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Living and Playing in Warwick, NY

The line between living and playing blurs when you live in a village like Warwick, NY. The downtown is a vibrant and busy business district, larger and more active than in the towns around it. It carries an old-fashioned small-town feel, but with an assortment of sophisticated shops, restaurants, galleries and stores that make it truly a pleasant place to live.
Surrounding Warwick are the rolling foothills of the Catskill mountains, replete with dairy and horse farms, wineries and farm stands. But what makes Warwick’s rural nature truly unique are the six apple orchards, ranging from 45 acres to 200 acres, all in a five-square-mile area around the village. These orchards are one of the mainstays of village life, bringing with them an active tourist industry and plenty of entertainment for locals during the warm weather months.
The Town of Warwick, NY includes three unique villages (Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick) and five hamlets (Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, New Milford ...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bethel, NY - Home of the Woodstock Nation offers much, much more!

The town of Bethel is situated 90 mi (144 km) from New York City In Sullivan County, and extends to the hamlets of White Lake, Kauneonga Lake, Smallwood, Hurd Settlement, Bushville, Briscoe and Bethel. It's claim to fame is that of being the host for the first Woodstock Music Festival held from August 15 through 18, 1969 which featured legendary artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash and what would turn out to be an A-list of 1970s musicians, performing before an unexpected audience of 500,000.
A century before being the official capital of the Woodstock Nation, Sullivan County became famous for its large number of premium hotels in the “Borscht Belt'' of the 20th century. It was also heavily promoted as a 19th century sportsman’s destination. The opening of the Monticello and Port Jervis Railroad in 1870 made the area accessible by a direct two hour trip from New York City. The line ran from Piermont, NY, through Port Jervis and on to Lake Erie ...

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