Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a HomeWhile the wild ride that was the ‘unicorn’ years of housing is behind us, today’s market is still competitive in many areas because the
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The Spring Housing Market Could Be a Sweet Spot for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe biggest challenge in the housing market is how few houses there are for sale compared to the
Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime,
Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward, learn
Wright Bros. Real Estate is looking to help assist People to People’s program called Back to School With Dignity. If you haven’t already heard about this incredible program, here’s what you
If you read Paul’s latest Blog Post, you’re aware that the forecast for the upcoming winter promises to be a brutal one. Many of us will hunker down in our warm homes that you probably
CLARKSTOWN ROCKLAND COUNTY NEW YORK - REAL ESTATE STATS AUGUST 2017 VS AUGUST 2018How has the real estate market changed this year? These statistics reflect the month of August in each year.&
For a homebuyer in a hot Rockland County Market, specifically Nyack, it is paramount to establish realistic expectations for the homebuying journey. That way, you can take a step-by-step
If this is your first time buying a home, you might feel a bit intimidated by the purchase contract. Contracts are often filled with industry and legal jargon, making them difficult to understand
For those who want to acquire a stellar house at a budget-friendly price, it pays to work with a diligent real estate agent. In fact, some of the top reasons to hire a diligent real estate agent
Selling your home during the holiday season is filled with many pros and cons.Some agents say, “the buyers are serious”. Others may say, “enjoy the holidays and take your home off market
As a first-time home seller, you may feel the need to make a counter-offer based on a homebuyer's initial proposal. However, if the homebuyer rejects your counter-offer, you may be forced to return
The fun begins On Friday October 20th @ 4PM Come to Warwick, NY, spend a day at the farm! Free hayrides thru the 9-acre pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin. Navigate thru a 5-acre corn maze,
There are a lot of factors that can cause one house to sell quickly, while others in the neighborhood languish on the market for months.In many cases, homes are scooped up because of a desirable
The National Association of Realtors states that today’s average home size is 2300 square feet, but in 1950 the average home was only 1000 square feet and families were bigger back then. Moving
If you like Barbeque, and I mean real, smoked Barbeque, then you’ll love SOUTHBOUND BBQ, Chestnut Ridge’s new Southern Style Food & Beverage Company. The menu is simple, yet exotic serving
If you’re looking for a peaceful place to call home, look no further. 12 Ronwood Road in Chestnut Ridge is just the home for you. Built in 1998 on 3.45 acres, this 3092 sq. ft.
Have you ever wanted to live on the Hudson River, but you didn’t think it was affordable? Well, now just may be your chance. At the moment, there are at least two properties being
Site of The Summer Home of William RockefellerJust over the Tappan Zee Bridge in Sleepy Hollow NY enjoy this wonderful hike with panoramic Hudson River views. Rockwood Hall is just one of many
Last night the Nyack Park Conservancy sponsored a Back to the 80’s party at Prohibition River restaurant on Main Street in Nyack , and it was beyond all my expectations in terns of fun.There was
Who would have thought that the sleepy Village of Chestnut Ridge would be the place to go when searching for authentic artisan Brick Oven Italian Pizza and French baguettes, batards, and boules?
Now through October 8, 2016, come see this great comedy presented by Samuel French Inc. This 60’s play which portrays bachelor, Bernard and his exploits with 3 fiancées. All is well until
Tuesday is Primary Day in Rockland County. If you’re a registered voter and live in the Towns of Orangetown or Ramapo, it is very important that you get out and vote. Encourage family
Once again, People to People has a wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity to support local school age children achieve success in school this year. Here’s what you need
Looking for something to do on these long, summer Friday and Saturday nights? Look no further….check out some of the venues in Nyack & Piermont and surrounding areas, grab some grub
The best Polish food, drinks and music, join the fun. Pierogi eating contest, and amusements for the kids. Venders, arts and crafts, glass art, pottery and more! See world-class celebration of
Please join us at the Time Hotel in Nyack for the Nyack Park Conservancy spring fundraiser. It will be the first event at the hotel, and will be a lot of..
Sunday, March 20th marks the date for the 54th annual Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Paradein Pearl River, NY. According to the official Rockland County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Save the date! Our next fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 5-7PM at the all new TIME Hotel here in Nyack.This event marks the launch of our campaign to raise funds for a new children's
Thinking of moving to Orange County? Well when you do get ready to enjoy the BEST SMALL LIBRARY in America - the Albert Wisner Library .. right here in Warwick New
Something different to do… go bowling! At Lucky Strike Lanes in West Nyack on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays enjoy “Bottomless Bowl” for $15 all you can bowl from 5pm to close, (shoe rentals
Like all of us I found myself thinking about how to save money. After searching online I saw many articles about saving money on your utility bill.You can absolutely save money on your heating
Picture yourself watching the sunrise from bed, enjoying your coffee with sparkling sunlight on the water, or enjoying a stunning full moon reflected off the Hudson, while sipping a glass of wine
Whether you’re into Zen meditation, improving your flexibility and longevity, or just into being fit, Yoga can be your exercise of choice. Having dabbled in “doing” yoga several times
Once again, People to People of Rockland in Nanuet has come up with a thoughtful and helpful way to provide food to those in need this July 4th holiday weekend. They have teamed up
Published: March 19, 2014 By: Dona DeZube With some credit report errors not getting fixed by either the credit reporting bureau or credit card companies, at least
WASHINGTON (May 15, 2015) — Realtors® from across the country gathered today to learn about the importance and benefits of walkable urban communities in real estate development during a panel
The Sisters of our Lady of Christian Doctrine own the 38 acres of prime real estate known as Marydell, which includes a retreat center, two residences, a sprawling meadow and a glorious view of the
Even with taxes being a bit on the higher side in parts of Rockland County, especially in beautiful, desirable Montebello, NY, it hasn’t kept one family from setting up residence in
Fannie Mae Launches HomePath Ready Buyer Education Program for First-Time HomebuyersUp to Three Percent Closing Cost Assistance Available Upon Completion of Online Education CourseKeosha Burns202-
Home for Sale - Getting Ready for Showings Planning
When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my time packing and moving, and
It's the dead of winter and you’re looking for something to do. Here’s a great opportunity to support three beautiful, local children who suffer from serious childhood illnesses.
Rockland residents are well aware that for several years now, United Water, our primary water supplier, has wanted to build a desalination plant along the Hudson River in Haverstraw. There
Home Repair Jobs To Beat Winter's Funk | Home Winter Maintenance TipsBy: Jeanne
Orange County8 counties in the United States share the name Orange. New York's was the first. It was named after William III of Orange who became the King of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1689.
As the school year moves along, many districts are forging ahead with revised curriculum or curriculum that is a work in progress. In either case, the goal is to meet the Common Core.
One of Rockland County’s best events of the season is happening in Chestnut Ridge tomorrow, Saturday, October 11th as the Green Meadow Waldorf School hosts its Annual Fall Fair.
A Nyack tradition for 27 years the Nyack Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday October 25. Only rivaled by the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village this is an event not to be missed
Fall season is in full swing - and there is no time like this weekend to enjoy the beauty that is Orange County in the Fall! Some exciting events are planned - fun for everyone including the
If you are a resident of Ramapo, including residents of Chestnut Ridge, Suffern, Airmont, Montebello, Spring Valley, Monsey, and Pomona to name a few, you definitely need to get out and vote on
If you haven’t already heard about People to People’s wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity, here’s what you need to know. Since 1994, the non-profit organization
The following is my letter to the Journal News Community Editorial page. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, so why not give it a go? Let's see if it gets printed.... I would
The Village of Nyack is a residential community located on the west shore of the Hudson River. Come for a visit!21st Century Gallery88 Main St # 2 Nyack, NY 10960Phone: 845-358
Summertime means long, lazy evenings of dining and relaxing outside and where better to do it than near the waterfront. Rockland County is fortunate to be flanked to the east by the mighty
If you know Rockland County, you know Cleats 'n Sneaks in Nanuet, the best sporting goods store in the world! This establishment has been around for five decades serving local teams,,
I'm writing today about New York State Assembly Bill A8844. The Bill was originally introduced by Assemblymen Al Graf and Edward Ra, with many co-sponsors. The purpose of the
Another trophy property for sale. Copy and paste the link below:http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2013/04/17/the-era-of-the-100-million/
Staging Facts A staged home can add between 6 and 20% to the sale priceAccording to Real Estate Staging Association staged homes spend up to 73% less time on the market Although it
The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened on May 21, 2014 as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of
Testing season continues to loom in our schools. Today was Day 3 of the Math State Assessments. Once again, thousands of New York State students in grades 3-8 refused to take the tests.
Check this out:3 Common Home Buying Myths | Orange County Real http://ow.ly
By Russell Riggs, Austin PerezMarch 21, 2014On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to
On April 3, 2014 the United States Senate Finance Committee agreed to a bipartisan bill to reinstate close to 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. Among the real estate provisions
Looking for an exceptional cup of coffee in Rockland County? Then you definitely must stop in at the American Bulldog Coffee Roaster in Chestnut Ridge to try a cup of Espresso, Café
Media Contact: Jenny Werwa / 202-383-1193 / EmailWASHINGTON (February 26, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:“NAR supports reforms
Show Dates and Location March 20-23, 2014 PIER 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC If you enjoy home shows where you can browse and see all kinds of cool stuff for the home- you must
Come one, come all to the 24th Annual Model Train Show in Pearl River for the next two weekends. Once again, the Bergen County Model Railroad Club has geared up with the Pearl River
As I hope many of us are aware by now, inBloom Inc. will be collecting confidential and personally identifiable student and teacher data from school districts throughout our country.
I would like to share some of my own personal thoughts and questions as well as those of other community members that have been brought to my attention. They are in no particular order of
There is nothing that can bring more joy to a child than to receive that special gift during the Holidays. People To People of Rockland County provides a wonderful opportunity for gift
Great job, great news! Despite all the various recent controversy and ongoing planning issues in the news, let us not forget that the Clarkstown Central School district!
I am compelled to write today's blog out of my passion for maintaining my children's right to privacy, as well as all students in the state of New York. For those that aren't aware, I will
It’s obvious by the number of campaign signs, ads, emails, and chatter that we have a very important election in Rockland County this Tuesday, November 5, but is it obvious that many of our
Every year at this time, not only does Nyack host the great Halloween Parade, it also adorns itself with the artistic endeavors of many of its middle & high school students in the form of
As we all know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every Wednesday this month, the Union Restaurant and Bar Latino has been offering special dining to help raise money to
The skatepark committee will be making the final recommendation for top company choice at this Thursdays Village Board Workshop meeting... 6:30pm... all are welcome... The companies were carefully
Last night was Back to School Night at the Nyack Middle School. There were cookies in the hallway for tired parents, and the excitement was contagious. We got to see first hand how
It’s that time of year again when all the fruits and vegetables of the season are ripening and ready to can and preserve. And we are lucky enough to live in an area that has local’
Another update on the Tappan Zee Bridge….and public suggestion opportunity….. With bridge construction just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great if residents of and visitors
I read in the newspaper that authorities may consider allowing corporations to buy naming rights to the new Tappan Zee Bridge which in effect translates into a savings on taxes and most importantly,
Nowadays, people seem to be more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies. The old saying, “We are what we eat” has never been truer. More and more genetically
Being a resident of Chestnut Ridge, I’m concerned with what is happening in the Town of Ramapo as well as all of Rockland County. Nyack residents should be too. Here’s what’s
Last night was the official re-opening of Portofino, one of Piermont’s premier restaurants… And what a full house it was! After suffering much damage and destruction due to
The darkest days of winter will soon be upon us as December 2012 arrives, but not so dark in Nyack’s village center. Last night the Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual tree lighting
I was driving north the other day on Rt. 306, otherwise known as Saddle River Road, in Chestnut Ridge, and almost came to a screeching halt when I looked over toward the Town of Ramapo pool area.
For those of you who love to dine out, you have one more week to try that restaurant you’ve been wondering about and not break the bank. From November 5 – 18, many restaurants in
November 5-18 Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley begins on Nov 5th for the first time in the autumn season. Over 150 restaurants will be participating this year. Most will be offering 3
Known for it's proximity to the Hudson River, Piermont offers some of the most valuable real estate in the county. It is also home to a host of amazing restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines
So, here we go again with our Clarkstown Board of Education.....I am not going to start writing about all the details related to this, just share some information and opinions. I learned
Orangeburg, New York - Twice a year the warehouse for Clarins Cosmetics has a phenomenal warehouse sale - make sure to get on their email notification list to receive a discount coupon for the first
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today! I just got word about another event that might peak your interest if you care about the quality of life here in the Village of Haverstraw. This
A meaningful article in The New York Times today by Davide Streitfeld: If you, or a family member, or a friend have been involved in a foreclosure over the last two years please read this.
Just had my Jeep inspected by Orangeburg Auto General yesterday, located at 187 Route 303 in Orangeburg, NY 10962, across the highway from Lowes. They were fast and courteous, there was a
Big Victory in Boys Basketball for Albertus Magnus High School. Wednesday night, The Westchester County Center hosted the Section 1 Class B Semi-finals. In their first sectional victory since 1994
Good evening everybody! How are you? I have put together the 17 homes that have sold in the Village of Haverstraw since 9/1/10, exactly six months. First of all, I think that is a very positive
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I took a quick video yesterday (before the rain) of the brand new 110 unit Parkside building down here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. I have to say,
Good afternoon everybody!!! How are you today? Last month every resident of the Harbors at Haverstraw received a letter from GDC stating that the Parkside building will now be rentals instead of