Middletown, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I saw this cute little gadget today - yes Al and Peggy gadget girl is back!  I am constantly trying to prop up my smart phone so I can look at it while I am working on the computer etc... Unfortunately with the Droid it is extremely slippery (unless you have the rubber cover which I have exchanged for a snazzy plastic one!) and it is unbelievably hard to prop up anywhere which is very frustrating when I am trying to multitask.  Today I saw something called the iStand which will solve that problem and it is a neat looking little thing.  It looks kind of like a pawn (if you are familiar with Chess) and attaches by suction to the back of your smart phone or iPod.  It will prop them up for you so you don't have to worry about them slipping down or falling while you are trying to look at the...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
The flowers are just about gone now if not totally.  I am going to miss the green and the flowers!  This is a picture from a couple weeks back when everything was still green and flowering.  We have had a frost just about every night this week so winter is definitely on the way.   Hurry back spring!!           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)
3/4 Bedroom Contemporary Split Level Overview Maps Photos Description Open House $239,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1890 sqftLot: 0.60 acre(s) Location 26 Eisenhower DriveMiddletown, NY 10940USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Debra Walsh Keller Williams Realty(845) 928-8000debbiewalsh40@gmail.comhttp://www.orangenyhouses.com Our recent listings Wurtsboro, Sullivan County New YorkFor Rent!For Rent!3/4 Bedroom Contemporary Split LevelBloomingburg New York Sullivan County 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)
This Month in Real EstateOctober 2010 ............................................................................................................................................... Market Update The housing market continues its slow recovery without the aid of the now expired tax credit. Sales are slower but growing, and prices remain on par with last year's levels. Interest rates also hit a new historic low, a major factor in helping  keep mortgage payments low, which is expected to spur sales. The economy shone a bit brighter in September. It grew faster during the second quarter than expected, and companies continued to hire. Experts believe there is now less risk of a double-dip recession. Now, the Federal Reserve Board's challenge is not if the economy will grow but how fast. Exp...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Everyone knows how much I love animals.  I came across this hilarious clip of dogs and their owners that had me laughing pretty hard and I thought others would enjoy it.   Luckily none of these things has ever happened to me and hopefully never will! You may need to turn the sound down if you are not a fan of hard music. :-)   Enjoy!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I was getting ready for work the other day and my little dog Frankie was ready to go out so we headed out to the back of my house and the sun was just coming up.  I have never really taken a picture of the sun itself and William Johnson has told me several times to just go for it.  I ran back inside and grabbed my camera and snapped off several shots and liked this one the best.  Even with the sun up it was still quite dark out as you can see.  It was around 6:30 or so in the morning.  I haven't tried to play with the picture to lighten it up yet but I might try to with the programs he has recommended to me and see if it looks any better.  If I do I will post it with the new results.  Enjoy!                      Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2010 Debra Walsh. All Rights Reserved.  ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Children need a clean environment, clean indoor air, safe food and drinking water in order to grow healthily. They may be more vulnerable than adults to some environmental risks because: -Children are 30% of the world’s population -Children’s nervous, immune, digestive and other systems are still developing. -Children eat more food, drink more fluids and breath more air than adults. -Children’s behavior such as crawling and placing items in their mouths may result in greater exposure.                    What to look for within your home: Indoor Air Quality Allergens, irritants, animal dander, cockroaches, mold and dust mites. You can test for much of this. Outdoor Air Quality Ground level Ozone, SO (Sulfur), NOx (Nitrogen reactive gases from industrial burning) and Toxic gases. Lead Ri...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
For all of us who have been getting the heavy rainstorms these past few weeks the power has been going off and on more now than in the past year.  If your power goes out are you prepared?  Would you know what to do? If there is a power outage the first thing you want to do is make sure it is more than just your home.  If you can't tell by looking out the window then check with your neighbors.  If they have power then maybe it is something simple like a tripped breaker. Once you have determined that there is definitely a power outage you should: Have flashlights and candles with matches available for when it is too dark to see Be extremely careful with the burning candles so a fire does not occur Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed at all times if possible to prevent food spoilage...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Two weeks ago my husband decided there was a tree in our yard that needed to come down because it was dying and could possibly fall on our garage or cars.  I never would have guessed they would have tried to bring it down themselves so the video I got was fleeting from my flip camera.  I didn't know where the big video camera was and I don't think it was charged anyway.  It is also my first foray into doing a video with the flip and then sending it to YouTube.  Very simple I might add, I love the flip camera! I was going to put it to music to make it funny but the sound of the tree is so unbelievably loud I didn't want to remove it from the video. They did a great job and the tree fell exactly where it was supposed to.  The bulk of it has since been cut up and is almost gone or piled on...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Marlu Costumes is a family run business in Port Jervis, NY operating since April of 1955.  2010 is their 55th year in business which is now run by Hazel and John Goldstein.  The business was first opened by Marguerite and Louis Roper, Hazel's parents whose combined names made up the name of the company.   At that time the company size was approximately 1500-2000 square feet with 2000 costumes and now encompasses over 6000 square feet with well over 30,000 high quality costumes, accessories and make up kits for adults.  Upon entering Marlu Costumes, customers are greeted at the door where they are then directed to the picture boards if they are uncertain of the costume they might like to rent.   They are then welcome to browse the many many racks as in regular retail stores to search for...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
INGREDIENTS: 1/3 Cup Margarine or Butter 1/3 Cup Firmly packed Brown Sugar 3 Tblsp lemon juice 1 1/2 lbs fish steaks or fillets DIRECTIONS: In saucepan combine margarine, sugar & lemon juice.  Cook until margarine melts and ingredients are well blended. Stir frequently. Arrange fish on lightly greased broiler pan and brush with glaze. Broil 6 inches from heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with fork.  Brush occasionally with glaze. Salt & Pepper to taste. May marinate fish prior to broiling in glaze for 1 hour.   ENJOY!! (Recipe is from Pillsbury)
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By Marty Remo, HV Home Team
(RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro)
Bank Owned! 275 Highland Ave, Middletown- $126,300 Overview Maps Photos Description $126,300 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1596 sqft Location 275 Highland AveMiddletown, 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 Our recent listings For Sale! 11 Third Street, MiddletownYour Mother Deserves A Home Like This!Amazing Mother/Daughter- Essentially 2 Homes- Over 4600 Sq Ft!9 Barron Road in Montgomery- Great Starter Home!133 Conklington Road in Chester 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)
This is a picture of my niece from a day when we were stacking wood for the winter.  She is wearing her uncle's gloves and was a huge help!  You can see our little baby of the family in there too looking up at her.        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)
What pictures and thoughts come to mind when you hear “the wheel of life” or “spinning wheel”?  Are you thinking about how the world is always turning as we move through it?  Or are you thinking more like a coach and picturing the different parts of your life that should balance together to make up the whole?  Or …is the image that comes to mind the little wheel found in a hamster’s cage and you’re in it running non stop! Do you ever feel as though you’re stuck on the treadmill of day-to-day life, just going through the motions?  Your success is directly proportional to the degree you’re growing and learning, yet you may find yourself so caught up in the mundane tasks of living that you neglect your personal growth and the growth of your business. By consciously deciding to take small s...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
In a report issued this week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Fisher Price is recalling more than 10 million children's toys and high chairs.  They are being recalled for potential dangers of injury from falling onto certain protruding parts and choking hazards from small parts. Consumers who posess any of these products "should stop using them immediately" as per the Safety Commission.   Fisher Price Trikes & Tough Trikes toddler tricycles Healthy Care, Easy Clean & Close to Me High Chairs Fisher Price Little People Wheelies Stand n Play Rampway Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium Baby Gymnastics Play Wall 1-2-3 Tetherball To search the rest of the list please click here.          
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
In recent information released by the U.S. Census Bureau for owner occupied housing, the highest property taxes are paid in counties in New York State with New York State ranking number 4 as the highest property taxes in the country.  Of the top 10 counties in terms of median real estate taxes paid for 2009 throughout the country 3 were from New York State: 1 Westchester County 2 Nassau County 5 Rockland County New York came in at #4 out of the top 10 behind: New Jersey Connecticut New Hampshire with Rhode Island rounding out the top 5 for the highest in property taxes in the country.  I was shocked at the states order on the list as I thought California would be up near the top but they were ranked at number 10. To read the full article and see all the rankings for the property tax cen...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
For the past 6 years John and his co-owners have owned the Philadelphia Souls football team.  In the first clip they were the champions in 2008.  John and the team participate continually in Habitat for Humanity and do great things for the city of Philadelphia.  John and his band mates participate all over the country in these type of programs, a lot of it being in New Orleans since hurricane Katrina.  Most people see John as a rocker and entertainer (some not even that) but in the next video you will see what a great Humanitarian he is and how aware he is of the changing economy and the problems with our country today.  Most of you will see why I admire him so.  Maybe you will feel the same after watching.  I have also stuck in some music for after.  Enjoy!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Rainwater Grill 19 Main Street Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Friday October 8, 2010 8 - 11 PM NO COVER!! Riley Etheridge Jr. is a New York City based singer/songwriter from Columbia, South Carolina.  He has spent 20 years performing and recording in the musical gumbo of South Louisiana.  After a long hiatus, his recent move to New York has inspired a collection of original material entitled "Things I Used to Know”.  The album, released in January of 2010, represents a reunion of all-star South Louisiana musicians and friends who have played and recorded together for over 25 years.  The rhythm section includes Baton Rouge bassist David Ellis, Guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers/Boz Scaggs) drummer Doug Belote (Jerry Douglas/Sonny Landreth) and New Orleans jazz pianist and composer Larry S...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Having had my Droid 2 now for a few weeks I am very happy with it.  The only thing I don't like is the pad of my fingers are a little too big for the touch screen keys and it makes texting a pain in the you know what.  I have to keep going back to fix words which makes my already bad texting even more frustrating.  So the other night I am with a friend and I am trying to return a business text, getting frustrated with my humongous fingers as usual and she says "You have to get one of those phones with the verbal texting."  So I laugh and say yes that would be wonderful! The next morning something suddenly occurs to me and I pull my phone out and look at the screen for an outgoing text message and THERE IT IS!  The keyboard AND a little microphone!  So I press the microphone and try it o...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
This is a dance group named Diversity that appeared on Britain's Got Talent and danced a great routine.  They then went on to become the 2009 winners of Britain's Got Talent. I haven't seen anything from them since but maybe we will see them in the coming year in America on one of Simon Cowell's shows.  Enjoy the video!  I thought they were so in sync for such a large group. 
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