Beacon, NY Real Estate News

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
LONG DOCK Park in Beacon NY - Perfect any time of year. I am a frequent visitor of Long Dock. This is a clean up site owned by Scenid Hudson River. Once a dump site now a cleaned up park that is perfect for many things. Taking photos is one of them. Long Dock faces Newburgh NY and the skyline at sunset is amazing. I am just glad to know that someone cared enough to clean this environmental disaster up and make it a park. You would never know, as there is nothing left behind from its commercial and industrial history. Now it is dotting with kayaks and people launching boats. The rehab area of wetland and meadow marshes attract wildlife. It makes me happy. LONG DOCK PARK AT TWILIGHT On any given day the views of the Hudson River are wonderful. Ever changing and dynamic the river is a comp...
Comments 9
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Beacon In  Dutchess County NY there are two cities, namely Poughkeepsie and Beacon,  Beacon being the smaller of the two. This city has been revitalized over the last few years, and  many are attracted to the area  for business or as their new home. Things that make Beacon appealing Beacon is a waterfront town, with the majestic Hudson River as a focal point. Here are a few things that make Beacon appealing  Metro-North Train Station only sixty miles from Manhattan Newburgh Beacon Bridge provides connection to major highway DIA Beacon Mount Beacon Restaurants Galleries Proximity to Dutchess Stadium  Video of Beacon V Read more
Comments 6
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
SOLD! It's great to see....we Rank 4th in Dutchess County in sales. It's an amazing feat given the amount of agents in my office....whereas some of the higher ranking offices are made up of 4x's the agents and have 2-3 office locations spread around Dutchess County NY and some in Westchester County, New York.... It's a very proud day.....call me to find out how we're different! We are celebrating...!Mid-Hudson MLS released the 3rd quarter rankings of the top 10 Real Estate Offices in Dutchess CountyThe first three quarters of 2014 our company ranks #4 out of nearly 150 companies doing business in Dutchess County. Our market share is 4.5%. Both our ranking and market share are our highest ever!   I'm currently selling 777 Wolcott Ave, 63 Washington Ave, 61 N. Walnut St & 129 Sterling St;...
Comments 4
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
61 N. Walnut St  Beacon NY 12508   Had an amazing Open House yesterday....10 guests walked in!  Which was fantastic, if you've all experienced an open house, you'll know what I mean.   There were a good handful of people that really seemed excited about this house and a bunch of them weren't working with Realtors already....which is good for me to follow up on!     For your own in person tour of this home please call me to view it! While I am the listing agent, I am able to also sell this home to a buyer...   *Don't forget to ask me about the $1,000 off Closing Costs Buyer's Assistance Program   Crystal DeRaffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson at Realty Executives Williams~Sykes Realty (845) 416-4281 cell  www.MyDutchessRealtor.com MyDutchessRealtor@gmail.com  
Comments 3
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Open House, Sunday August 14th 1:00~4:00pm 61 N. Walnut St, Beacon, NY 12508 View Map Modern Cape Home for sale....New Roof, New Siding, New Porch, New Hardwood Floors, Inside Updates: Newly Painted, 2012 Kitchen w/Newer Appliances, Cabinets, Counter tops & Limestone Back Splash. 2012 Hardwood Flooring throughout. New updates in Bathroom, New Vanity, Faucets, Light Fixtures & Toilet. So many new updates...how can you find a better value than this? Just turn the key & move in! Call Crystal to see this home! Realty Executives (845) 416-4281 www.MyDutchessRealtor.com   Details Asking Price: 215,000 MLS: 332345 Sq. Feet: 800 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 # of Floors: 1 Year Built: 1950 Property Amenities - Range/Oven - Full Refrigerator - Washer/Dryer - Dishwasher - Hardwood floors - Vaulted Ce...
Comments 2
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Coming Soon! 1260 North Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 View Map Cute Cape in Heart of Beacon! 2/3 Bedrooms, or use 3rd as office space. New Garage Roof 2005, New Driveway 2005. New Kitchen in 2006. Located within 1mile city sidewalk to Metro North Train. Nature Abounds...outdoor lighting along drive and home. Stone wall & Bamboo fence define the front yard. Lots of Privacy for a City Home. Planted Euonymous, Gold Forsythia, Boxwood, Hosta & Pachysandra. Shaded by Maple Trees, Pine Trees, Dogwoods, Rose of Sharon, Bamboo & Evergreen bushes. This is a shortsale, bank approval pending. Listed by Crystal DeRaffele Realty Executives www.MyDutchessRealtor.com   Details Asking Price: 210,000 MLS: 332477 Lot Size: .25 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 # of Floors: 2 HOA/Maintenance Fees: N/A Year Built: 1880   ...
Comments 6
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
61 N. Walnut St, Beacon NY 12508 61 N. Walnut St, Beacon, NY 12508 View Map Modern Cape Home for sale....New Roof, New Siding, New Porch, New Hardwood Floors, Inside Updates: Newly Painted, 2012 Kitchen w/Newer Appliances, Cabinets, Counter tops & Limestone Back Splash. 2012 Hardwood Flooring throughout. New updates in Bathroom, New Vanity, Faucets, Light Fixtures & Toilet. So many new updates...how can you find a better value than this? Just turn the key & move in! Call Crystal to see this home! Realty Executives (845) 416-4281 www.MyDutchessRealtor.com   Details Asking Price: 215,000 MLS: 332345 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 # of Floors: 1 Year Built: 1950 Property Amenities - Range/Oven - Full Refrigerator - Washer/Dryer - Dishwasher - Hardwood floors - Vaulted Ceilings - Deck - Yard - T...
Comments 2
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Quaint Old Style Home for sale 63 Washington Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 Old Style Country home on Washington Av offered for sale. This quaint home has old fashion character with modern amenities. List of updates available upon request. 1930's kitchen updated, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, bay window, gas fireplace in Dining Room, eat in kitchen and a lovely yard with views of the Mountains...see the virtual tour for the outside & yard of this home. Click to View Show Details   Contact Info Asking Price: MLS: Sq. Feet: Lot Size: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: # of Floors: Year Built: 249,000 331424 1456 .23 3 2 2 1887   Crystal De RaffeleReal Estate Salesperson Cell (845) 416-4281Email | WebsiteOther Shows                    
Comments 6
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
  New Listing or OPEN HOUSE Postcards, Which should I use?   On June 29th I held an Open House for a stately home, that coincidentially had an offer on it, that contracts were being sent out on the following Monday....however, the owners were thrilled about the offer and of course we did our best to bring in a higher bid.     I sent out 100 OPEN HOUSE Postcards for the event, posted 6 signs with balloons, we advertised in the paper and online websites....galore.  And some success, there were 5 visitors.  It might have been better in the Spring when the weather was better....but it's hot and humid now.  Most of the buyers were just looking.  I did hear that most of them came from the online ads.       However, when I told the Seller that I sent out 100 postcards she was happy to hear of ...
Comments 1
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
The Third Realtor (this is a spoof letter) The golden rule of who is best: The first child, the second wife and the third Realtor   Dear Homeowner,   Welcome to the Third Realtor club. This is an elite group of homeowners, who probably did nothing wrong. So please don't feel let down by the circumstance, there is still hope.  Not everyone can sell in 1 week, or get their full asking price, or close by the date they wish for.  Life is hard and selling a house isn't always easy.   I know your home was listed for sale twice before...and didn't sell.  I'm guessing you would've liked to have sold on the first try....can I ask what happened?     I will be honest with you, I didn't show your home. I am speaking to you as if you were a friend, whom I would not want to hurt, so please do not get...
Comments 2
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
 Today's Market Trends in Beacon NY   Search for homes at MyDutchessRealtor.com   Curious what your home could be worth in today's market? Having an Expert come and look at your home is the only way to get a real market value.   There are many factors in what makes one home more desireable than another...   Looking on Trulia or Zillow to see what your home is worth is like comparing apples to oranges...I can give you expert tips and opinions on the Beacon Sales Market.   I recently had an open house in Beacon NY and one of the buyers visiting said "this house is over priced" it's about $200/sq ft and I couldnt' argue with the buyer because he was right.   His other comments were that over priced homes are just sitting on the market.  I couldn't argue with that statement either...or the ...
Comments 1
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Open House, Sunday June 22nd 1:00~4:00pm 777 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 View Map Offered to the market for the 1st time. Pride of ownership 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Split Level, Hardwood floors through-out, new kitchen floor, new roof. Walk-out Basement, Mountain views, located directly across from the entrance of Mt. Beacon Park. New Roof w/warrantee. Gas Furnace & hot water heater. 4 Levels in this split level home offers extra space. Bsmt offers storage or workspace. Listed by Realty Executives Williams~Sykes Realty Inc.   Details Asking Price: 259,911 MLS: 329468 Sq. Feet: 1276 Lot Size: ..22 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1/1 # of Floors: 4 HOA/Maintenance Fees: n/s Garage Size: 1 Subdivision: Mt Beacon Park Year Built: 1961             Contact Info Crystal De RaffeleReal Estate SalespersonC...
Comments 3
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
It's amazing from start to finish, the detailed work we do for our clients, and for some the list grows longer as the search goes on...  When trying to find that perfect home especially when so few are listed for sale, we start knocking on doors to find it... Sometimes when you find it, it's a diamond in the rough.  And moving in has to wait for all the updates to be made. Not many buyers can work around these circumstances. It's an inconvenience to be homeless while you actually own a home, one of life's small ironies. I don't envy their situation it's not easy to live a regular life with work, family and being your own general contractor.  It's certainly not for the faint at heart.... The consolation price? A home that is rebuilt to the new owner's taste, which is often hard to come b...
Comments 0
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
ADOPT-A-PET DAY! Stop by our office on Saturday, March 8th between 12:00 noon to 6 pm to meet some of Beacon NY, ARF's (Animal Rescue Foundation) Dogs available for Adoption. For every approved adoption that goes through Jon car realty Inc., we will donate $25 to ARF! If you are not looking to adopt right now....we'd still love for you to stop in for coffee, donuts, information on adoptions, donations & volunteering!                             Sincerely, Crystal De Raffele NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 845-416-4281 cell MyDutchessRealtor@gmail.com My Virtual Tours Search for Homes Join me on Trulia Follow me on Facebook Want to know more about me? Just Google Me!   
Comments 0
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
You're Invited.... Please stop by to see our lovely new listing at 783 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon NY on Sunday, Feb 23rd from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm Please Join Us...!   Click here to see more photos & informaiton: http://www.realestateshows.com/704227 783 Wolcott Avenue is neatly nestled across the street from Mt Beacon. Great views of the Mountain from your front stoop and of the city below off the back deck. Built in 2002, 4 Bedrooms & 2 Baths, Cape Cod w/updates. Mature Landscaping, Beautiful Stone walkway, Stone Patio w/steps to driveway; partially fenced backyard. SLG Doors to Deck w/awesome view. 9 ft ceilings in Walkout Bsment; Use garage for tandem 2-car parking or use 1 space & add Workshop...Approx. 1 mile to Train, closer to Main St, Roundhouse, Hops, Quinns, Dogwood and the closest hous...
Comments 1
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
JUST SOLD!     It's been a great year...it started off slowly, but boy oh boy the market really hit it off right in April, homes just started to sell!  Who said 2013 was bad luck?  Not for me!   Very Happy to welcome in a New Year, hopefully with even busier phones :o)   This Adorable Cape will close on 12/30/2013 at my office, which is rare.  But we have Attorney's coming from Poughkeepsie and Orange County and we are in the middle. Very excited to see this cute little house get a make over!  It needs some tlc.  Can't wait to see how it looks in 6 months... From our homes to yours.... Happy Holidays to everyone!!!   Sincerely, Crystal De Raffele, NYS Licensed Salesperson Your Marketing Specialist MyDutchessRealtor@gmail.com  (845) 416-4281   *Call me to talk about how I help my Seller'...
Comments 1
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
This beautiful Gingerbread Victorian accepted a full price offer in the first week, it closed on December 12th! My Sellers were extremely happy and we know the Buyers' love their new home...It's always wonderful to see a perfect match! Welcoming new Neighbors to Beacon! Just in time for the Holidays!  It's simply wonderful to see heartwarming transactions like this where both sides really work their hardest to make everything work out! Happy Holidays Everyone!
Comments 2
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
Another Amazing home Sold....Welcoming new Homeowners to a Beacon Home in Beacon NY!!!  This quaint little brick house has 1950's interior character and has huge potential....located less than half a mile to the train & main st it offers a new family the convenience of city living in a scenic area!       Another great home in Beacon NY  (SOLD!!!!)
Comments 0
By Crystal De Raffele, NYS Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
(www.MyDutchessRealtor.com)
It's time to Welcome new neighbors....I just sold 1 Green St in Beacon NY!     A quaint old-style, 1930's home with loads of character!  The new owners are planning to renovate and change the layout to bring it into a modern use but are planning to keep as much character as possible.     This home is located near Green St Park, only a few blocks from Mt. Beacon and easy access to Main St Shops & the Metrto North Train Station to wisk them off to work on week days....I can't wait to see the updates they make to this historic house and create a home!   Congratulations to Tessa & John!      
Comments 1
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Mill Street Loft - Dutchess Arts Camp - Beacon NY Summer Arts Programs  When my daughters were young we had some fabulous summer activiites. One of my favorite was when Kathleen spent a week in Poughkeepsie at the Mill Street Loft summer arts program. It was such an amazing program then, and it has expanded from just one location to three. I found it so worth our time that I would drive 30 minutes each way so that she could participate. We did that two different years for a week each. Creative talents flow when children are given a structured environment that allows for creativity to be expressed. By introducing new concepts and encouraging experimentation in art I saw my daughter blossom. That was almost twenty years ago. Mill Street Loft has expanded into an amazing place, and only re...
Comments 10