Six historic buildings and landmarks to discover in the Hudson Valley

Posted by Ras McCurdie // September 9, 2016

    Breathtaking, timeless and welcoming. The Hudson valley has long been an oasis away from it all. Because of it’s proximity to New York City it’s been a great weekend getaway destination for city dwellers. However, it also has a rich history that goes back to well before the city that never sleeps required […]

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5 things that can go wrong with a real estate sale

Posted by Ras McCurdie // August 1, 2016

  Purchasing your first home is a monumental life decisions, it’s also a huge investment. Monetarily, next to wedding, automotive or educational expenses, it’s the largest purchase of a lifetime. But money doesn’t buy a home…love does. Of course, with so much at stake, in spite of our best efforts things can and do go […]

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Signs you have a pest problem and what you can do about it

Posted by Ras McCurdie // July 25, 2016

  When left unchecked, what starts out as a sighting can quickly escalate into a major pest problem. You can have an immaculate well kept home and still run into issues as seasons change, birds congregate and preventative measures aren’t met. Rodents, birds and insects are some of the most common culprits. Besides being a living […]

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The Importance of Staging your Home

Posted by Ras McCurdie // July 5, 2016

  Imagine going to a blind date and arriving to an otherwise attractive date who looked stressed out, disheveled and frumpy. If you really like the conversation, you’d probably make excuses for them but it would be hard to get past your first impression. The same is true when it comes to selling your home. […]

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Local Real Estate Trends and Observations

Posted by Ras McCurdie // June 27, 2016

  With interest rates being the lowest they’ve been in years, it’s a great time to buy a home. But there is still a degree of uncertainty. Because current home owners are unsure about the equity in their homes and many who fall into the first time buyer category, those who influence the market the […]

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The value in Gardening and Landscaping

Posted by Ras McCurdie // June 20, 2016

Image Source:   It’s your abode and you should take pride in it, both inside and out. Whether you’re planning on selling your home or are looking to spruce things up, there’s value in investing in your home’s curb appeal. After a long day, you want to drive up to a home that looks alluring […]

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Best Places to Shop in the Hudson Valley

Posted by Ras McCurdie // June 16, 2016

The Hudson Valley is well known for it’s beautiful national parks, breathtaking scenery and weekend getaway destinations. City dwellers have been escaping to the Hudson Valley for years and locals are so welcoming to tourist that many decide to stay long after their weekend away. But many don’t know the Hudson Valley also has some […]

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Mortgage Interest Rates Past, Present and Future

Posted by Ras McCurdie // June 7, 2016

Image Source:   What do Fannie Mae, consumers and the Federal Government have in common? All are experts in forecasting mortgage interest rates and all are wrong more often than not. It’s not that all consumers are uninformed or that Fannie Mae needs to hire better analysts. The truth is, the Federal government is the […]

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Trends in Kitchen Design

Posted by Ras McCurdie // June 6, 2016

Image source:   Trends come and go. Sometimes by the time you think you’re caught up, the next new thing is all the rage. The kitchen is the epicenter, it’s where we prepare meals for our loved ones and is debatably the most important room in a home. Being up with the times is […]

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Benefits of Home Maintenance

Posted by Ras McCurdie // May 23, 2016

Image Source:   For most of us, buying a home is the biggest investment a lifetime. But we’re not just talking financially, a house needs some tender loving care to make it a home. Repairing minor issues before they become big ones, can save you time and money.  A minor leak can quickly turn […]

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