Middletown, NY Real Estate News

By Katheryn DeClerck, GRI, ABR, GREEN, e-PRO
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Middletown, NY Listing - Relax, Entertain & Enjoy!! - $325,000.00Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Year Built: 1986Lot Size: .49Garage Size: 2 Car GarageSchool District: MiddletownSquare Footage: 2556Agent Name: Katheryn DeClerckBroker: Better Homes & Gardens Rand RealtyMLS #: 495603Year Renovated: 2006Appearance: Very GoodBasement: Full UnfinishedHeat Zones: 1Lot Description: Level, Partly WoodedAttic: ScuttleHeat Type: Forced AirFuel: Natural GasWater: MunicipalSewer: MunicipalTaxes: 10,042Price: $325,000.00Additional Pricing Information: Price Reduced!8 Oak Ridge RoadMiddletown, NY 10940View MapView More PhotosMy WebsiteRange/OvenFull RefrigeratorDishwasherMicrowaveCeiling FanFireplaceSecurity SystemVaulted CeilingsBasementIntercomGranite CountertopsPantryHot TubGrass LawnStunning contemporar...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Well it's Friday and what better way to finish out a loooong week than by having a good laugh?  We have been pounded by snowstorm after snowstorm with another on the way.  Buyer and seller appointments that keep getting changed because of the weather and no sign of Spring in sight.  If you are an animal lover or love to watch babies than this is a cute video for you.  But watch out!  Your stomach may be hurting when it is over from all the laughing you will do.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
INGREDIENTS: 1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (17.3 oz) 2 Tblsp butter 4 boneles skinless chicken breast halves 1 Cup balsamic vinegar 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese 4 Tblsp sun dried tomatoes in oil chopped and drained 4 Tblsp roasted red pepper chopped 8 fresh basil leaves Kosher salt and ground pepper EGG WASH: In small bowl wisk 1 large egg and 1 Tblsp water and brush over top of pastry DIRECTIONS: Remove puff pastry from freezer & thaw for 45 minutes.  In large skillet melt butter over medium heat.  Season chicken with salt & pepper. Place in skillet, cook 3 minutes each side to brown slightly.  Move chicken to platter-cover & chill for 30 minutes. In same skillet pour in vinegar.  Cook over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup.  Set aside to cool. When pastry is thawed, unwra...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2010 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved.  These photos may not be reproduced, used or transmitted without the express, written permission of Debra Walsh of Keller Williams Realty in Goshen, New York.  If you would like to use an image please contact me directly.  Thank you for not plagiarizing!  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The authentic home is your own home that suits your needs.  It reflects your personality and style, and it not only functions but looks good and feels good.  If there is a room that is not being used, try and figure out why.  If you have a family room and no one uses it because it's uncomfortable, that's not an authentic room. With some editing, rearranging and new items, your home can be an authentic home.  For example, the right color can give life to a room, whether it's a new color on the wall or in the finishing touches.  Changing your switch plates, knobs and hardware instantly updates the look of a room.  When looking for unique pieces, sometimes the best bet is to search online.  Switch plates, like cabinet knobs, can really make a stylish difference in a room and are often over...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
A few weeks ago I had to take my laptop with me to work and I got out my laptop bag and put it on the chair.  In the 3 seconds it took me to start packing up my laptop and turn around, my cat jumped up and made herself comfortable.  It looked as if she had been sitting there for an hour instead of for less than 10 seconds.  I think it was Miley's way of saying why go to work when you can stay home with me? 
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
So, I finally got to meet the lovely and talented Debra Walsh from Orange County NY.  She is one of my first subscribers and to be honest, if it weren't for her encouraging comments early on, I probably would not still be here. I've spoken w/ Debra (who usually goes by Debbie) several times on the phone - we've both traded marketing ideas and I think learned a lot from each other.  Debbie lives about 1.5 hrs away, so we met in Rockland County for the day.  I felt that we both already knew each other from our frequent blogging/commenting and phone calls.  We both had rough weeks and we were both tired...but no matter since we are both such close friends, we know this happens sometimes and it's okay to vent (and believe me, I needed to). Clearly Debbie is a phenomenal realtor.  She really...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
How the Foreclosure Crisis Costs You Money Foreclosure may seem like someone else’s problem, but when it happens in your neighborhood, it’s going to cost you money, too. Read How to Talk to Your Lender About Foreclosure When facing foreclosure, the first step is to get in touch with your lender to discover your options. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
So those of you who saw my last post know I had a flooded house this weekend.  After I took care of my appointments and returned home to help clean up I had to go to Home Depot because one of the parts that was purchased for the repair was missing a piece. So off to Home Depot in Middletown, NY I went so the repair work could continue.  The filtration unit has multiple pieces and the one missing was the O ring.  So when I get to Home Depot and explain the problem I eventually get someone who takes me to that spot in the aisle and they open another package so they can just pull one out and give it to me.  Strangely enough that unit doesn't have one either. Or the next or the next.  So they begin to think it must be a bad batch from the factory and it must have gotten overlooked somehow. ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
In a weird way the snowstorm saved my house this weekend.  As a result of the snowstorm I had to change several appointments this weekend from Saturday to Sunday.   So, because I had these appointments on Sunday I bounded out of bed at 7 am and ran to the shower and when I turned it on there was NO WATER.   EEEEEKKK!  I knew this couldn't be good.  I hurried downstairs and sure enough as I came down the stairs I could see things FLOATING.  UGH!  And no there are NO PICTURES.   And so began my Sunday.  So while my husband began sucking up water with a water vac I called my client who I was supposed to meet in an hour and told her my predicament and she was nice enough to offer me her shower.  Now normally I would NEVER do this but we know each other very well and we were meeting another ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
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By Marty Remo, HV Home Team
(RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro)
132 W. Main Street (Short Sale) Overview Maps Photos Description $129,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2400 sqftLot: 0.34 acre(s) Location 132 W. Main StreetMiddletown, NY 10940USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Marty Remo RE/MAX Benchmark Realty(845) 476-8115Info@RemoRealty.comhttp://www.RemoRealtyGroup.com Listed by: RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group Our recent listings 132 W. Main Street (Short Sale)Townhouse for $185,000 in MIddeltown, NYCape Cod with lots of space!Perfect for First Time Home BuyersWell Kept Home in Home Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
So yesterday I got to sit down with Lora (Leah) Stern who is my buddy from Raincamp New York City last year who I haven't seen since then so it was loooong overdue.  She is the sweetest person and I was so looking forward to getting together.  I thought we were going to be catching up and doing computer things but she hijacked me with her camera AND talked me into the Masterminds group so that kept us busy for our visit.  She is soooo persuasive.  Watch out for her!  She wanted me to join since they needed someone REALLY YOUNG.  LOL      A big challenge of the Mastermind group is the 6th member has to be newer than December 7th and when we embarked on that challenge to find someone little did we know it would take an exhaustive effort to find someone.   We know better now for future ref...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I was sent this today and thought it was hilarious.  I didn't know what to expect and it gave me a much needed laugh in the middle of my day today.  Right now I have a few friends who have some Blackberry problems of their own.  I don't know if they will find it quite as amusing.  LOL  ENJOY!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
A couple weeks back I had a commercial closing with a couple who was really great to work with.  Over the process of looking for a commercial building for their business not only were they my clients but we became good friends as well.   Those who deal in commercial sales know how long these deals can take and the amount of money and effort that is expended making these deals happen.  This deal was no different and no matter now many obstacles, delays and frustrations we were up against they always kept their cool and made my job that much easier by their continuous patience and understanding as the deal moved along. To add to that they sent me a great note after we had completed the transaction: Debbie,                                                                                    ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Minisink Valley   December 2010 Total Average List Price Average Sold Price High Sold Price Low Sold Price Average Days on Market Total List Dollars New Listings 15 $270,673 $4,060,090 Sold 11 $268,309 $256,727 370,000 $155,000  98 $2,824,000 Under Contract 13 $265,346 197 $3,449,499 Expired 43 $387,363 295 $16,656,600                    
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
May peace fill all the empty spaces around you and in you may contentment answer all your wishes. May comfort be yours, warm & soft like a sigh, and may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year. Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share. May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel. May you be true love. AUTHOR UNKNOWN   To all my family, friends, clients, & coworkers I wish you a successful, healthy and safe new year!        
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
When we went into the Grand Canyon I had my flip video camera with me and unfortunately due to the fact that I was trying to find a place to hang on to in the helicopter on the way down there was no filming going on.  Once we were on the floor of the canyon I filmed the helicopter coming in to pick each group up to take them back to the rim of the canyon.  I believe the one in the video might even have been the one we came down in.  We went back up in a different one.  Doesn't matter though.  Coming down the 5000 feet or going up was not a fun ride for me or most of us in the helicopter.  Not something I will be doing again anytime soon.         =====:-O  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
INGREDIENTS: 2 Tubs Crystal Light Lemonade Drink Mix  3 Quarts Club Soda chilled 1 Can Limeade concentrate frozen Raspberry Sherbet DIRECTIONS: Empty Crystal Light drink mix into large punch bowl. Add 3 quarts chilled club soda and frozen Limeade.  Stir until completely dissolved. Spoon 6 scoops of Raspberry Sherbet into punch just before serving. ENJOY!! (Recipe is from Kraft)
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Governor David Paterson signed a bill into law on August 30, 2010 amending Real Property Law 443 to add two new components to the agency disclosure law.   This law and required forms are to take effect January 1, 2011 and are related to advanced consent to dual agency and agency disclosure for condominiums and cooperative apartments. Under this new law, Sellers, Landlords, Buyers, and Tenants will be permitted to consent to dual agency or dual agency with designated sales agents in advance by indicating the same on the new revised agency disclosure forms. What is dual agency?   Dual agency is what occurs when a real estate agent is representing both the buyer and the seller (or landlord and tenant) in the same transaction.   Since the agent has promised a duty of confidentiality, loyalt...
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