Newburgh, NY Real Estate News

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
I LOVE SUMMER! Summer in the Hudson Valley - Always something to do! The Hudson River at sunset is a beautiful thing. The sun sets over the Newburgh side of the west bank of the river. Fall is the best time for sunsets when the sky is most clear at that time of day. I do love to watch them and the colors that change with the process. Summertime is different. Hot, hazy, humid days turn the sky to gray and blue and the clouds can be thick when the sun is setting. Sometimes there is no real sunshine popping through and the sun goes down without any real notice. Yesterday was one of those days when the cloud cover was a bit more thick and it seemed that a storm would be soon to follow. What I love about summer though is that it is still warm enough to sit by the shore of the Hudson and as l...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Current Market Conditions July 11th 2013 New Windsor NY Market Reports for Single Family Homes June 2013 New Windsor NY housing prices have begun to increase just a bit in the last few months. I am seeing that homes that are priced right and in good condition are getting scooped up quickly and some, although not that often, are even with multiple offers. This makes for happy sellers, and buyers are becoming more anxious that maybe they are missing out. While our inventory is still plentiful many of the listings are overpriced and stale. We also are carrying old short sales and a few foreclosures which doesn’t help the numbers. Serious buyers are watching daily for new homes to come on the market so that they can find their perfect fit. If you are looking to put your home on the market i...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Current Market Conditions  Town of Newburgh NY Real Estate Market Report July 11th, 2013 This is an overview of information on the Housing Market in the Town of Newburgh NY. Location, subdivisions and school districts affect price. Buyers and sellers benefit from this information when looking forward to purchasing or selling a home. Knowing what is happening in your location can help with decisions when buying or selling a home. If you are looking to buy or sell I can provide you with a more detailed report in determining the current value of your home in today’s market. There are 236 single family homes currently on the market (33 new listings this month) The average list price was $295,000  ranging from  $77,400 to $995,000 There are 61 homes currently under contract with half in the ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Fireworks - 2013 - My Hudson Valley Perspective!UPDATES 2015 SchedulesNothing says July 4th celebrations like fireworks! I have been learning the best ways to capture them on my camera this weekend. It is harder than it looks. It is all in the timing, and knowing what settings to use. Location is a big plus and my tripod was my best friend. My husband and I share the passion of taking photos and this was a great way to spend part of the holiday!  Of course I showed houses this weekend and that is always a good thing. I still had plenty of time for photos ops. July 4th we were at the Hudson River taking photos and although we were not that close I did capture this photo. With my new found Google+ "Auto Awesome skills I was able to capture the moment in motion. West Point does a concert s...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Celebrate 4th Of July In The Hudson ValleyUPdated Fireworks Schedule for 2016July 4th is fast approaching, and Newburgh NY is getting ready to celebrate with a fantastic fireworks show over the Hudson River. If you missed last year’s celebration at the Newburgh Waterfront, you are in for a treat! The fireworks are launched off a barge on the river for a truly phenomenal show. Arrive early to enjoy art, music, and local food before the fireworks begin after dark. Locals often treat themselves to an Independence Day dinner at one of the many delicious waterfront restaurants.  Time it right and you can watch the fireworks show from your table!Schedule of Events for July 4th 201312pm-6pm Art Show at UNICO Park (Newburgh Waterfront)6pm-9pm Music by Dr. Magkneetoe9pm FireworksWant to Try Some...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Open House Parade of New Homes Sunday June 30th 2013 1 to 3 pm Are you looking to buy a new home? Join me this Sunday and see the parade of six homes in the Town of Newburgh NY. This Sunday June 30th 2013 is our Parade of Open Houses. Tour these beautiful homes and join in the fun. Great prices too. Brand new construction starts at $239,900 and ranges up to $319,000. All beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath Bilevels in subdivisions that will make you feel right at home. The town of Newburgh NY is only 65 miles north of New York City. A quiet location with an easy commute. Quick access to Metro North, I 87 and I 84 makes our location a prime choice and lifestyle. Choose to see one or all of these beautiful homes and make an offer today! Start at any home and then get info to see the rest. Don’t kn...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Newburgh NY & Higher Education When it comes to higher education, students in the Hudson Valley have a variety of options. Whether you are interested in local schools for your college-aged children, or seeking to advance your own education, you’re likely to find a Hudson Valley institution that will meet your needs. Take a moment to get to know a few of your options right in and around Newburgh NY. SUNY Orange Also known as Orange County Community College (OCCC), SUNY Orange offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses on two campuses in the City of Newburgh and Middletown.  The Newburgh campus features state-of-the art, environmentally friendly facilities, where students may earn associates degrees in fields as diverse as business management, criminal justice, liberal arts, and nu...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Advice When Attending  an Open House This Weekend!   It’s Sunday and attending an Open House looks like a great way to spend the afternoon. You are planning to visit homes to get an idea of what you want to buy. Since you are not planning to actually buy a home today it seems logical not to call a Realtor to discuss your plans. It seems to be a good idea to view what is on the market in your area. While it can certainly help, keep this in mind. 3 Tips When Attending an Open House  The agent you meet at the Open House is working for the seller. The Agent is looking to get the highest and best price for her sellers. Keep in mind that you become the customer and not the client in this transaction. If you relinquish any information about your situation and financial status, she can share th...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Shedding Some Light on "Newburgh Illumination" Newburgh Illuminated 2013 When you think of Newburgh, you probably think of sweeping Hudson River views, our beautiful waterfront, or even historic landmarks such as George Washington’s Headquarters or the Balmville Tree. What you probably didn’t know is that Newburgh also has a unique history as being one of the first cities – second only to New York City – to be “electrified” with the opening of Thomas Edison’s first power plant in 1884. That bit of local history is the inspiration for the upcoming Newburgh Illuminated Festival (June 21-23), which organizers describe as “a festival of arts, heritage, and music.” The three-day festival features a plethora of local artists, musicians, films, historical exhibits, vendors and more. Most of th...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
270 Montgomery Street Newburgh NY  Another Home SOLD in Newburgh NY by Janis Borgueta SOLD! A home with some pretty awesome river views is what sold this adorable two story home. Built in 2004 with a spacious floor plan and great attention to detail, this home was priced well and a great choice. My buyers were moving up from the city and knew that this was the home that they had been waiting for. I was actually on vacation when they saw this on my website. They called to tell me they were almost positive from the photos that they would be buying this home. A quick ride up to Newburgh to tour the home and they were in love! A long process to get them to the closing table, but it happened. A look at the views and you can see why the home was so inviting. Congratulations to the new owners...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Summer At the Library The Newburgh Free Public Library Summer Programs Ready Set Read!! While there is no need to keep your head in a book all summer there is plenty of time to read. Start by spending time outdoors and get some exercise. It is important to get out and have some outdoor fun! There is still time in the day to escape and travel to distant lands and far off places. Reading is the gateway to learning and helps foster imagination. The Newburgh Library has a few different programs during the summer. Get Reading this Summer at the Newburgh Library 2013 Programs are for all ages and interests Registration begins on June 10th for most programs. Don’t miss out! The programs are for three levels: K-6th 7-12th and Adult level programs.T The library is not just for reading.  Special ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Cicadas By The Hudson River They’re Back! After a seventeen year underground hibernation the Cicadas are back. Remembered for their unusual ways and loud noises we have no choice but to tolerate them as an inconvenience. They emerge from the ground to complete a seventeen year cycle of life, and shed their thin shells to begin a process they were destined for.  A party of sorts, as they spend their time  above ground making sure that the species does not die off.  Two to four weeks of eating, dating, mating, laying eggs and dying off again. These large creepy eyed insects emerge and make their presence known as they show up in swarms and their mating call is enormously LOUD. It has been said that their noise level can be up to 90 decibels which can’t be missed. In the end their offsprin...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Honoring Our Local HeroesParade schedule this weekend for Memorial Day 2013 Let’s not forget our 21.8 million veterans currently in the U.S. and more than 1.3 million served during multiple wars.Memorial day is always associated with the beginning of summer. Have a safe and memorable holiday!Saturday May 25th 2013Newburgh — Flags will be distributed in front of the Activity Center in the City of Newburgh by the Joint Memorial Day Parade Committee at 401 Washington St., Newburgh from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25, for decorating the graves of veterans only.Plattekill — Parade, 1 p.m. May 25, from Town Hall to Thomas Felten Memorial Park in Plattekill.Sunday May 26th 2013Marlboro – Memorial Day parade from Marlboro High School, 1 p.m. May 26. Sponsored by the American Viebey – Sutton Post 124. Ca...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Current Market Conditions  May 18, 2013   The Town of Newburgh NY Real Estate Market Report is an overview of the number of active listings, homes under contract, and overall sales in the Town of Newburgh NY. Location, subdivisions and school districts affect price. The information provided can help both buyers and sellers when looking forward to purchasing or selling a home. Neighborhoods can be broken down to give more specific trends. Keep in mind that Newburgh is divided up into the Town and the City of Newburgh. Zip codes can be shared by both locations. The Town of Newburgh shares four different school districts depending on where your home is located. There are 227 single family homes currently on the market (29 new listings this month down from 58 in April) The average list pric...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Taste Of Greater Newburgh   A Taste of Greater Newburgh and the Artists on Campus is a long standing fundraising venture sponsored by the Newburgh Rotary Club. This will be my first year attending the event. I moved to Newburgh in 1983 and wanted to attend but all those years I have had conflicts of scheduling. This will be my first time to see what is happening on the Mount St. Mary Campus. I look forward to attending and participating in this local event that benefits the community. Mouthwatering Tastings featuring local restaurants Live Jazz  Tickets Available at $30.00 per person 12:30 to 2:30 pm  All this in conjunction with….. 38th Annual Artists On Campus  Fine Arts Show and Sale Sunday, May 19th, 2013 Artists On Campus ~ Mount St Mary College Campus Newburgh NY       exhibit a...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Newburgh NY Custom Home Buyers Have Choices Buying a home can be a stressful event. Building a new home from the start can be a bit overwhelming. It can also be fun. I often get questions about what choices a buyer can make when purchasing a new home. The details can be endless. It is important to follow a budget when picking out all the different options as they can get expensive. Some builders allow the new buyers to choose everything and will include anything a homeowner is willing to pay extra for. When signing contracts for a new build, you should understand what is included. The simple choices can take a house and turn it into a home. Some of the smallest details take something drab and can create a sense of belonging inside your home. Choosing upgrades with value can be confusing...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
The Reviews Are In…  Newburgh Free Academy Has TALENT AIDA  –  A Timeless Love Story Newburgh Free Academy seems to be over flowing with local talent. I am always in awe of the fact that NFA can take a group of high school students and put together a production that outshines many of the theater departments at the college level. From sets, to crew, lighting, directing and the orchestra NFA is always spot on with their productions. The talent that emerges on stage is outstanding. Verdi’s Classic Aida was transformed by Elton John and Tim Rice and now performed by NFA students. This weekend the curtain went up and three shows were packed with delighted theater goers. Aida is a classic story of forbidden love and tragedy that resulted. Well choreographed the dance segments were quite remar...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Hudson Valley Springtime? I am still waiting! The seasons in the Hudson Valley are ever changing. Too hot and too cold and everything inbetween. This year Spring has been super slow to get started. I took pictures a year ago March with more leaves on the trees than in this photo. Yesterday was beautiful and warm, and I think may of us put away coats and boots only to be tricked again. Today the temperatures are headed south again. One beautiful day this week and that is not enough to make the flowers bloom. Rumor has it that the weekend should be back to more seasonal temperatures. I can't wait.  As the spring season begins buyers and sellers are out looking for houses. It is so much nicer to show homes during this season. I love the warm weather with houses looking their best after t...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Homes For Sale Newburgh NY Another home in the Town of Newburgh is SOLD and now off the market.  A perfect location, this subdivision was love at first sight for these buyers. Our model home at the time featured all the details in a home that could make them happy. With other lots available, they knew that if they waited for a different home, they could pick out all the details in a new build. Excited at the prospect, they were happy to pick out tiles, colors, granite, cabinets and just about everything else they could. They did spend the time and effort to be a part of the process and were a pleasure to work with. After a long journey the closing day arrived. Building new construction is a different process than just purchasing a home.  Although at times a bit stressful, the end result...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Mini-Home Show – New Windsor NY The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley is hosting a mini-home show presented by Claudia Jacobs Design. The presentation is  a forty-five minutes on current decorating trends and what they could mean to you. This is a great opportunity, featuring tips on how to update a home on any budget, how to do a quick fix, and how to go forward with remodeling. A source of info on how to spend your money to give you the best results for the least amount of cash. Claudia is a home decorator and stager. Knowing the key differences between decorating and staging can make all the difference when selling a home. Claudia not only works with renovations, but with clients that are looking to get their homes ready for selling in the near and not too distant future.  ...
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