Planning to Sell a House?

Planning to Sell a House?

November 13, 2015

Planning to Sell A House? Many factors go into assessing property value including: Location Inventory Market conditions (buyer’s or seller’s market) Employment opportunities Assessment Condition Community Taxes School data Homeowner’s Checklist: Have an independent inspection and mediate any issues identified Handle any minor repairs needed and consider a fresh coat of paint Clean out unnecessary…Read More→

Planning to Buy a Home?

Planning to Buy a Home?

October 29, 2015

Planning to Buy A Home? Prepare to Buy a Home in Columbia County NY & the Surrounding Area Checklist to “Grease the Skids” What you need to do now:  Find a mortgage banker/broker to discuss your desire to buy a property. Together determine what budget you would be comfortable with. Sharyn recommends comparing at least…Read More→

Dipped my toe into the Etsy shopping Experience

Dipped my toe into the Etsy shopping Experience

May 5, 2015

Dipped my toe into the Etsy shopping experience I recently had a good reason to log on to to purchase some products. A real estate client and his wife have a shop there.  I feel it is important to reciprocate. I was very happy with my shopping experience.  The products were great.  So I…Read More→

Opportunites for First-Time Home-Buyers!

Opportunites for First-Time Home-Buyers!

March 6, 2014

Opportunites for First-Time Home-Buyers! The real estate market has been steady in Columbia County this winter despite the cold and snow. There are plenty of opportunities out there for the first-time home-buyer in Columbia County. Housing Resources of Columbia County has joined forces with local lenders to offer some incentives.  They call this program the…Read More→

Hudson NY Revitalized!

Hudson NY Revitalized!

October 4, 2013

Hudson NY Revitalized! In my lifetime, Hudson has never looked as good as it looks today! I am a product of the Hudson City School District.  My best friend lived in Hudson and we hung out weekends with the “down street boys”.  It was a lot of fun.  Savoia, Melinos, Pizza Pit, St. Charles..but it…Read More→

Do cows really lie down before a rain shower?

August 29, 2013

Driving home the other day, at the start of some rain sprinkles, I passed a herd of cows mostly lying down in the field. I stopped to take a picture and got the attention of some of them.  So I asked them.. Do cows really predict the onset of a rain shower?  Or is this…Read More→

Mother Nature is an excellent Landscaper

August 15, 2013

Looking out my front window I can see a beautiful edging of Queen Anne’s lace between my lawn and the woods. I would love to take the credit for it but I cannot.  Mother nature is the landscaper there.  She does a great job and I love the look. I am always inspired with all…Read More→

A visit to Vanderbilt House in Philmont NY

August 1, 2013

If you are looking for a great outdoor dining experience I would highly recommend the patio at Vanderbilt House.  It offers plenty of seating with ample, large umbrellas overlooking Summit Lake.  There is casual lawn seating for a cocktail around a fire pit for night time enjoyment. If you are looking for something more formal,…Read More→

Summer Time Fun!

July 18, 2013

Summer is here.  That means the kids are out of school enjoying family time staycations and vacations, picnics and summer time fun! There is so much to do in Columbia County.  Many Historical sites and attractions to explore.  Olana, Clermont, Catamount Adventure Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Hudson Cruises, Lake Taghkanic State Park, Mac Haydn…Read More→

Time to Hay the Fields in Columbia County NY

July 4, 2013

With all the rain we have had over the past weeks and scattered sunshine throughout, it is time for the farmers to get out in their fields to make their first cutting.  Some already have.  Especially those with round bales.  Square bales are more difficult to get done.  Three full days of sunshine is ideal…Read More→