Middletown, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
A couple of weeks ago a friend and I were headed to a business meeting after work and since we were extremely hungry we decided to stop at The Outback Steakhouse in Middletown, NY.  This was her choice because personally I am not a fan of Outback.  We were seated right away as the restaurant was pretty much empty. We were still waiting for someone to come and take our order and even speak to us about 15 minutes later.  Now since we were both starving that made us extremely cranky.  If the restaurant had been full and busy it would have been another story.  We were going to get up and leave because we needed to be to a meeting but last minute I decided to say something to the only person close by before we left.  This happened to be the bartender who was busy-not overwhelmed but was quit...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Well it definitely wouldn't be Christmas without Bon Jovi videos so my girls Patty and Leilani these are for you!  In looking in the Bon Jovi library I was trying to find something everyone might not have seen before which is a little difficult with the Bon Jovi fans so I hope you enjoy!  I hope everyone has a safe, warm and happy holiday!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
After seeing The Chronicles of Narnia in 3D the other day we decided to go hit the IMAX Theater in the Palisades Mall in West Nyack since we had never been to an IMAX movie before.  After seeing Narnia in 3D we figured it would be pretty much the same thing just on a bigger screen.  The IMAX gives you glasses too but they looked like your everyday goofy over sized sunglasses in a light green.  We sat in the back row to see the movie Tron that just came out this weekend.  When the movie started I could not believe the difference!  We thought the Narnia movie in 3D was terrific.  This was a whole other level of 3D.  If you have never been to an IMAX theater you HAVE to go.  You can't even begin to explain how awesome it is.  Sitting in the back row of this very big theater it was almost a...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Yesterday we went to see the new "The Chronicles of Narnia."  This was my first experience with a 3D film at the movies.   We went to the Middletown Cinemas on Dolson Avenue in Middletown, NY.  You pay an extra $3 to rent these really cool 3D glasses that look like mirror sun glasses and are to be returned at the end of the movie.  I was a little hesitant because I hadn't seen any of the previews yet and had never seen a 3D movie before.  As a kid "The Chronicles of Narnia" were among my favorite books and still have a permanent spot on my book shelves. For anyone considering the movie I thought it was fantastic.  If you have never seen a 3D movie it is truly a treat.  The movie was approximately 2 hours.  From beginning to end it was non-stop action and held your attention all the way ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The 2nd show we saw was the Cirque Show "Mystere".  For any of the shows you see you have to pick the tickets up at the box office where the show is to be seen.  This particular show is at the Treasure Island Casino which was at the other end of the strip from where we were staying.  I have never seen a Cirque Du Soleil show and have always wanted to so I was quite excited about finally being able to go. When we arrived there were people in costumes taking the tickets and the inside of the theater was just beautiful.   Again no cameras or video of any kind was allowed.  "Mystere" is one of the most popular of the Cirque shows in Las Vegas.  It first opened in 1993 and runs 5 nights a week all year long.  The show is a combination of various types of acrobats in "death defying" feats.  I...
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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)
At Keller Williams where I work I have been in a coaching program and I cannot even begin to tell you how much it can help you in all areas of your life.  If you believe in yourself and what you can accomplish NOTHING can hold you back.  If you have a positive attitude as you begin everyday nothing will make the day less bright.  If you hold yourself accountable for your goals they are attainable.  This video is the epitome of what I have at Keller Williams with all the support we have.  It is great to head towards 2011 knowing exactly what my goals and business plans are.  Thanks to my business coach Anna Gibbs for helping me realize my full potential. 
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Condo Rules and Regulations, HOAs, and Your Holiday Displays Check your condo rules before you put up that menorah or Santa decoration, or you might find yourself taking your holiday decorations down a lot sooner than you planned. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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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)
Back in August I read a great post from William Johnson about the program Evernote.  It seemed like a great program so I immediately tried to put on my Droid phone.  I tried to download several times and had trouble and eventually gave up.  As it turned out it was my phone that was the problem and not Evernote.  I have since gotten a new phone from Verizon. So this week I came across Evernote again and decided to give another try since I was looking for apps for an Ipad.  It installed no problem on my phone, Ipad and laptop.  Now the theory behind Evernote is that anything you do on any of these devices (where Evernote is installed) will be accessible by any of them anywhere at anytime.  The best part it is FREE, yes FREE! Now here is where my story comes in.  I have it installed on all...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
While walking one of the malls in a hotel in Nevada I saw a woman with a stroller that looked empty.  All of a sudden up popped an adorable puppy.  When I bent down to pet her up popped another!  I couldn't resist taking a picture.  The funny part was we were right in front of a photo studio.  I think she was bringing them in to have their photos taken.  How cute are they!        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)
December 2010   Market Update The housing market continues its uneven and gradual recovery without the aid of the tax credit. Experts believe this will be the trend moving forward. Interest rates hit another record low but have started moving back up as the overall economy improves.  Despite a less-than-expected employment report, consumers seem to be feeling brighter about the future. While the Consumer Confidence Index about the Present Situation rose only slightly, the Expectation Index showed substantial improvement. As we enter into the holiday gift-buying season, consumers are expected to be out shopping and buying more gifts for under the tree this year. Reports indicate a 13-24% increase in retail sales from last year. Consumer spending accounts for about half of all economic a...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Minisink Valley   November 2010 Total Average List Price Average Sold Price High Sold Price Low Sold Price Average Days on Market Total List Dollars New Listings 29 $276,924 $8,030,798 Sold 09 $274,500 $260,791 350,000 $159,000 110 $2,347,117 Under Contract 14 $293,757 109 $4,112,600 Expired 22 $263,936 196 $5,806,587            
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The home buying market is offering historically low interest rates and there are many affordable homes to be bought.  Step up and make your dream a reality! Check your credit report Do you have enough for a down payment? Talk to your bank or loan officer and get pre-approved Make a list of all of your criteria and needs HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT Start looking at homes in your price range Narrow down the homes that meet your needs and wants   It is a great time to buy!  Are YOU ready?
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
This time we didn't have to get up quite so early.  We had to catch our bus at 7:45 am to head to the tour of Hoover Dam.   The bus picked us up early this time and we headed over to the main bus station where we then had to wait about 20 minutes before we got on the main coach bus to head to the Dam.   It took us about an hour to get to the Dam and then we went past and a little further up so we could take pictures looking back at the Dam.  Then the bus brought us to the actual Dam building and restaurant area where he dropped us off and said he would return in 3 hours.  We went right into the Dam for their tour and they took us all the way through most of the Dam.   It was such an interesting tour.  We learned so many things about the Dam that you don't know if you haven't been there ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Are you familiar with this phrase?  Prior to Vegas I wasn't at all.  While we were visiting one of the many malls in the hotels in Vegas we came across the Michael Godard store.  Michael Godard is an amazing artist who is considered one of the most influential artists of our time. The artwork in this store was indescribable.  We both loved all of it and wanted to bring some home.  Michael Godard has been featured on Criss Angel's "Mind Freak", Kat Von Dee's "Inked", "Evening Magazine and all of the major networks.  His work is collected by rock stars, private collectors, movie stars, the general public from young to old and his book "Don't Drink and Draw" was awarded Art Book of the Year. Michael Godard's artwork depicts martinis with animated olives, grapes and other fruits portraying ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
While out with one of my clients this week she was telling me about things she had purchased as gifts for the holidays.  One of the things she mentioned was something from See's Candies.  I had never heard of them and she said she had been buying from them for years-they had the best candy she and her family had ever had.  See's Candy store has been around since November of 1921 when they opened their first store in Los Angeles, CA.  Charles See had the inside designed to resemble Mary See's (his mother) home kitchen.   By the mid 1920's See's Candies had grown from 1 shop to 12 and by 1936 were expanding into San Francisco, CA.  After World War II, See's Candies continued to open shops throughout the state of California.  By the 1950's they were establishing themselves in the local mal...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Ford, Duane C. dcford@howard.edu Date 03/12/2010 Hello, my name is Peter Cheng Wong from Hong Kong I have a business that I want to offer you.This projects worth 22.5Million Dollars andyou will have a 50% share from the total amount. I will give you the full details in my next e-mailand what I need from you. So if you are interestedplease contact me back at my personal address  peterchengwong1@yahoo.com.hk Mr. Peter Cheng Wong.   This is an email I just got a few minutes ago.  See anything wrong with this?   Duane is sending me an email saying he is Peter Cheng.  (Not even mentioning the wrong date!)Now I know a lot of people have been posting these lately but for those who get these types of emails on a regular basis please remember that these are all scams.  If you ever have to say to...
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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)
Holiday Lighting Safety Checklist Before you plug in and light up for the holidays, run your decorations through this quick safety check. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (New!) 5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid Them Take a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and learn how to prevent them. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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