Middletown, NY Real Estate News

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I was completely blown away today.  I was with clients to view a home and when we walked in the door we all had to hold our breath a little.  Every so often you have those homes where an odor or two (or three) has not been addressed before putting the home up for sale.  As it turned out the owners were there which was also unusual.  We were in the door about a minute when the owner asked "Care if I Smoke?"  No one answered.  Usually I will say no problem as does the client because who are we to dictate to someone in their own home?  When no one answered I realized what the clients were thinking so I said yes, I do have a problem because I have breathing problems.  (WHICH I DO) I was floored when the person lit up and said rudely "Well YOU are not considering buying my house!"  I went th...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
My DVR gets a lot of use.  I am not home all that often so my tv watching gets allotted to whatever free time I can scrounge up.  I finally got to breeze through the American Music Awards and saw a performance by Pink that I thought was fabulous.  Now everyone knows I am a huge Bon Jovi fan but I love love love Pink as well.  I think she is just amazing and every time you see her perform she introduces something new.  She has been flying on a trapeze for her most recent performances and in this she is dancing contemporary and I just loved it. The strength shown in this routine is extraordinary. It was a very thought provoking serious piece.  I hope you enjoy! 
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I took this picture when I was headed to an appointment a week or so ago.  The wires are down almost the length of the road.  It shows just how much more important work was going on, to have something like this still sitting.  Cheers to all of the power company workers who did such a great job getting the power back on for so many in our area in under a month.  Our hearts go out to those still without power and who have lost their homes.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather. H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday. A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart. N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember. K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon. S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds. That spells...THANKS...for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving!      (Aileen Fisher)  
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Another scam is making the rounds. There is a FRAUDULENT email circulating from American Express stating they received a payment for your Debit Card account. American Express does not handle any Debit Card accounts. If you receive an email like this please FORWARD it to Spoof@AmericanExpress.com and then delete it. DO NOT click on any of the links that might be in this email as they may be viruses or a way to grab your information.
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Last week my clients and I had a closing that was a long time coming.  You name it, it happened during this process.  When their mortgage commitment finally came through and we were waiting on that precious closing date we were hit by a hurricane, nor'easter snowstorm and earthquake all in a week and a half.  We just slipped in under the wire for the new requirement that all houses now have to be reinspected because of these tremendous weather conditions.  Through it all their new home to be made it through like a champ - not even a downed tree limb.   We did our walk through in the snow and freezing cold but it was oh so wonderful knowing it would soon be theirs.  I kept telling them through the process that nothing good EVER comes easy.  In this case it was absolutely true.  As they s...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
I think most of us in the Northeast have always had a few flashlights, batteries and candles on hand for the occasional emergency.   The past 10 days we have had Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter Blizzard and an earthquake.  Luckily the earthquake was only a 2 on the Richter scale.  But I think with Hurricane Irene only a year away and with these 3 weather episodes this week we are looking at new climate changes to come in the future.  Normally when we hear a storm is a coming we stock up on food and anything else we may need to weather the storm.  I think the time has come to start preparing for rougher weather.  Many were caught without generators, (of any kind - large or small) substantial food supplies and water, batteries and even something simple such as a gas can to sustain their gen...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Driving to an appointment several weeks ago, I was coming to a stop sign when I saw something I had never seen in New York before.  I quick grabbed my cellphone and it was probably the clearest picture my phone has ever taken.  It was through the windshield and quite some distance away.  Obviously someone was on vacation!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
One of my friends was over this week to visit and she loves my dogs.  At one point she was trying to hold both of them, since I didn't have my regular camera handy I quick snapped a picture with my phone.  I wanted to capture that priceless look of joy since they both looked so thrilled to be next to each other in someone's arms.  They are both very jealous of attention and are never happy when they both get it at the same time.  Both are girls and had their sweaters on because it was quite chilly that day.  Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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...
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By Vanessa Saunders, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
I had to meet a collegue  recently in Middletown, upstate in Orange County NY. Neither of us knew anywhere to meet so after google research found Cheryl's fried fish Soul Food restaurant. One look a the menu and I was suckered right in....Hmmmm, if tastes as good as the menu promises then we hit the jackot! Needless to say, it was amazing. As Cheryl's secret ingredient is LOVE how could you go wrong? Delicious food and great atmosphere surrounded by happy personalites makes the journey to Middletown much more enjoyable these days. I can't wait for the next excuse to try out some other dishes from the menu. Try the Fresh Fried Fish for starters. As a Brit who loves her fish n'chips I was thrilled!   Cheryl's Fried Fish & Soul Food 24 East Main St. Middletown, NY 10940 Phone: 845-343-5565...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Today was a tough day - I saw the collapse of 3 deals within hours.  My friend was having a tough week too and in trying to cheer her up she wound up cheering me up without even knowing it.   For anyone who has ever had a bird as a pet, they know how wonderful they are, and don't even have to guess at how much they are missed when you don't have one anymore.  To the person who got me laughing hysterically this afternoon - thank you so much.  And for the people watching the video who have or have had birds you know exactly what this is like!
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
 Illegal use of prescription medicine has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing drug problems. Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses due to prescription painkillers nationwide.  Prescription drug abuse is now an epidemic and has impacted families and lives across New York State. This week, Governor Cuomo, legislative leaders, and the Attorney General announced an agreement that will make New York State a national leader in the battle against prescription drug abuse.  The Governor’s legislation creates an all-electronic online registry, the first in the nation, to enable Drs., pharmacists, and law enforcement to track controlled substances in real time and prevent excessive prescription and refill requests. Recognizing that more than 70 percent of the abused prescription ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
For those of you who see the local Capital One commercials on tv with the bull - this is Pat.  He is the bull in those commercials.  I couldn't get a better picture because he is back off the road and the fence is electrified.  I am told he is very friendly and he didn't seem at all bothered that I stopped to take a picture.  I actually took a couple hoping he would look up but no such luck.  He was very busy eating and did not want to be bothered.  He is quite large - the picture does not do him justice. Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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 ...
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By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Yesterday I was running outside to take out the garbage and THANK GOODNESS I looked down because otherwise I would have stepped on this monster in my bare feet.  If that had happened I probably would have been bit by who knows what kind of spider and the whole neighborhood would have heard my screams of horror.   Spiders and Deb not a good mix with bare feet.  eeewwww! Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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)
Photos by Debra Walsh, Copyright © 2012 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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