Newburgh, NY Real Estate News

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Wordless Wednesday and A Good Morning! The sun is shining for a change and clients are coming out of the woodwork. The phone is ringing and buyers are looking to purchase new and older homes. This is a great start to the spring season. This morning was busy, but my husband made me breakfast before I had to run out to show homes. He is not the neatest chef around, but if I did not have to make it  myself.. that is priceless!!  Janis Borgueta, a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. If you would like more information about Real Estate in Newburgh NY and Living in the Hudson Valley, please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. We have homes for sale in Newburgh NY.
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Happy Passover    Matzoh Ball Soup ....  Passover ... Traditional foods on holidays make me happy. Family and friends gathered at my house tonight for our traditional Passover Seder. Instead of breaking bread we ate matzoh with dinner tonight. This holiday does involve a great deal of preparation. I have been cooking for a few days to make all the different foods. I do enjoy having the family over for this meal as it reminds me of when I was little. Over the years things change, but keeping the traditions alive is important.  My favorite has been and always will be, the matzoh ball soup.   Growing up as a child I learned very young how to make matzoh balls. I mastered the task early on and my mother was happy to relinquish the responsibility. When I was young it was my assignment for ma...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
The Vernal Equinox If you were up at 7:02am this morning in New York then you greeted Spring & the Vernal Equinox. The Vernal Equinox arrived!! Spring is now officially here. Let the festivities begin. My husband and I started a new tradition last year: "The Equinox Egg Balance". This morning at breakfast my husband was able to stand this egg on axis. It is not as easy as it looks. After ten minutes of my trying and failing he was able to accomplish the mission in under one minute!! A true talent!! From what I learned last year, the egg will balance far more often than I ever thought. It has become a most entertaining breakfast event. I only wish we did it when our kids were little as they would have appreciated the efforts.  It is an old tale associated with the Equinox that I heard wh...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Is Spring is Just Around the Corner? Only one day left before the onset of Spring. You would not know that from looking out the window of my back door. Tiny white flakes are falling rapidly from the sky this evening and lots of them, as I am already seeing about 5 inches accumlating on the back deck. We are in for another round of "Winter Storm Watch 2013". I am sick of it! I can't wait for the warm weather, green surroundings, the chirping of birds and the sun beating down on my back. Many complain when it is too hot. I don't mind. I prefer sunshine and blue skies & flowers.  Yesterday I was in New York City at the Botanical Gardens. Cold and dreary outside, but inside... FLOWERS. The annual Orchid Show was being held inside where it was nice and toasty warm. Orchids of all shapes and ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
St Patricks Day in New York While NYC had it's parade on Saturday this year, the festivities around the area continue. I for one will be wearing green and heading to the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. It is not the traditional celebration but I am certain to see a few photo worthy "green" events while in Manhattan. New York City never disappoints when it comes to celebrations.  As for my traditions? I am not Irish, but I celebrate with my family each year. My husband immigrated to the USA on March 17th, 1980. This was his first time being in the US. That is a long story you might find entertaining?!?  We have had fun over the years and do have many stories to tell about our personal celebrations. It may not be easy being green, but some days are more fun than others. Stay safe and enjoy. 
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Pre School & Day Care in Newburgh NY Are you relocating to Newburgh NY? An important part of moving to a new location is learning what that area has to offer. What is nearby your home can be an important part of the process when choosing a new home. Of course not everything can be close by, but with doing your research you will be informed of the choices available and make decisions accordingly. Many of my clients have small children or are planning for a family. It can be advantageous to know ahead of time where the local Day Care Centers are. The Newburgh NY area has quite a few options. I did not realize how many locations there are. I don’t know the details about any of them but have made a map of some of the local facilities to better help in your search. I am no expert on the subj...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week  March 11th to March 24th 2013 Time flies and Restaurant week is here again The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Marathon is here again. World Class dining right here in the Hudson Valley and you can partake. Over 150 Restaurants are participating this year. So many to choose from and the pre-fixe menu has NOT gone up in price since last year. Lunch is $20.95 and Dinner is $29.95 per person for a three course meal. Of course with all the choices there is something for everyone. Foodies unite, join in and reward your palate with some tasty Hudson Valley treats. It is always nice to know that many of these restaurants make it a point to buy local farm fresh supplies. It is always an exciting event and l for one like to experiment with new restaurants. Although w...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Speechless Sunday NYC Botanical Gardens Orchid Show Every year at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, there is an Orchid Show. Spectacular flowers line the conservatory of these  amazing garden. The Orchid show is the largest of its kind and this year it is March 2 to April 22. Last year I went and loved taking photos of the  many beautiful flowers. I have not been yet this year, but I am planning in the next couple of weeks to head down to the Bronx to see what is new this year. After seeing so much gray and snow this year I need to see bright and cheerful flowers and lots of them. The gardens are open Tuesday thru Sunday. Metro North is an easy way to get there and my preferable source of transportation when I go. Call for details 710-817-8779.  Janis Borgueta, a Realtor in N...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Are You Buying A Home In Newburgh NY?                                        Six Tips to get you started ASK Questions!!  I get asked questions all the time from buyers and sellers. I frequently find that some clients are reluctant to ask questions for fear of seeming clueless. No questions should ever be left out. In the process of purchasing a home, any and all questions are definitely worth asking. Chances are if you thought of it, someone else has too. Purchasing a home for most people is the single most expensive purchase in a lifetime. As a Real Estate Agent, it is my job to educate and inform. No question is too big or too small. While I don’t always have all the answers, I will make sure to get you answers and help guide you along the way. Where to begin the process?  Make sure ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Sell Your Land In Newburgh NY If you are a buyer looking for a brand new home in Newburgh NY, you have probably been having a difficult time. There is very little inventory of homes currently available that are actually in the process of being built. Very few make it past the beginning stages before going under contract.  The trend lately is that once they are complete, these new construction homes are already sold. My builders are running out of building lots and buyers are looking to purchase homes. Many land owners took their parcels off the market when the bubble burst. They are “waiting” for things to get better. Question is how long before those numbers will return to where they once were?  It could be a while. Although I am seeing more buyers and inventory is shrinking, the price...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
My first meeting at the Builders Association Sales and Marketing Committee Meeting 101 My Broker, Rich Pasiut from Key Properties, invited me to attend a Sales and Marketing Committee meeting at the Builders Association last Friday. This committee is relatively new and looking to create a working relationship with Real Estate Agents and Builders in the Hudson Valley. Research has shown that Real Estate Agents don’t always show New Construction homes unless their buyers specifically ask about a location. The meeting was a brainstorming effort to see how best to reach out to the real estate community and bridge this gap. Discussions today involved reasons that agents are reluctant to show builders properties. I sell a good deal of new construction homes in Newburgh NY and work directly wi...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Are Realtors a Happy Bunch? I am a Happy Realtor. I will admit it. I watch Grey’s Anatomy on Hulu. Okay maybe not the best TV, but it is a mindless show that lets me chill before sleeping. Last night I had to laugh as the doctors were complaining about their jobs and the stress and blah bl!ah blah. Then one doctor says, “I want to be a Realtor, It looks like fun. Realtors…… well, Realtors look happy!”  While the conversation had little to do with real estate it gave me pause.  Do people perceive Realtors as a happy bunch? The second thing I will admit is that I like my job. With all the negative aspects of being a Realtor, there are a good number of great things that I can do as a realtor that other profession would never permit. I like my job and all the perks that come from the lifest...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
8 Osage Lane - Home for Sale MLS 536644 3 Bedroom 3 Bath New Construction Bilevel with LOFT Newburgh, NY 12550 Inventory is not what it was a month ago. New Construction disappears quickly. This 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home is now Under Contract. We have not even put the shovel in the ground and this home already has happy new buyers waiting to cross the finish line. This bilevel will be a brand new home in the town of Newburgh NY and is another one UNDER CONTRACT!  Our builder is filing the proper paperwork for the permit and we are ready to begin. Two more lots to choose from at Balmville Estates. New Construction is such a great option for many new buyers in today's market. Homes are now turnkey and the choices are endless. Price and value is what sells these homes and all before the shove...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Celebration of Love and Hope Valentine’s Day is not all about the chocolate and romance. A new twist marks the 15th Anniversary celebrating  women and those that love them. Join together with over one billion people  across all  borders in the  world , who are demanding an end to violence against women. You too can join the billion people in this global celebration.  Celebrations are taking place in local venues everywhere. Speak out on freedom for woman on our planet to be safe and free from abuse.  On  14th of February over “One Billion Rising” sheds light on the struggle to keep women safe. It brings a new dimension to our Valentine’s Day customs. Remember your mother, sister, daughter, aunt, neighbor and friend. This year the event will take place at 280 Broadway Newburgh NY. Join...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Happy Chinese New Year  2013  Celebrate in Newburgh NY Gung Hay Fa Choy - The Year of the Snake - February 10th 2013 Chinese New Year celebrations start today. It is really the Lunar New Year, but in the US is has been associated with Chinese celebrations. It is also celebrated by the Korean, Tibetan and Vietnamese people to name a few. Celebrations began last week and go for another ten days. Is there something in your area happening? Our local Yobo Restaurant is having a Chinese Dragon Show today. I am getting hungry! Newburgh NY is 65 miles north of New York City. A short train ride away and you can visit Chinatown. Celebrations begin today and go all week. Check out the NYC Parade and Festival on February 17th at 1pm. 2013. My photo above is from a recent trip to Chinatown in NYC. I...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Why Use a Realtor When Selling Your Newburgh NY Home? Like most people I want to get the best value when I hire someone to provide a service. Now that the Internet is available I am able to Google just about anything to ask questions when looking make a purchase. I like to do my research in order to make informed decisions. Buying and selling real estate are probably the most important decisions that most of us make over the years. Knowing what to do without the proper guidance can be pretty scary. Why begin the process without a Real Estate Agent to guide you? I think using a real estate agent is super important. That is my job and of course I would say that, but I know from experience that  most people that try to sell themselves don't end up doing so. Over 90% end up getting a Realto...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Janis Borgueta is a Hudson Valley resident in the Town of Newburgh NY. She is passionate about the area as you will discover from reading her Blog or viewing her photographs.I first met Janis on the ActiveRain Network and later in person at an ActiveRain meetup in Newburgh New York. I immediately discovered that she is very social, has a zest for learning new things, and eager to share with others.Janis is a real estate agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley. Her major niche is new construction and she works with many builders in the area. Their focus is on building nice homes that most people can afford, no wonder they move these homes.I often talk to Janis about new construction, to gage recovery in the Hudson Valley. Recently she told me, she sold out some subdivisions and he...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Mountain Lake Estates Newburgh NY50 lot Subdivision Now Under ContractInvest in New Home Construction in Newburgh NYMountain Lake Estates Newburgh NY, is a 50 lot Subdivision to be built. This fully approved and improved subdivision is now Under Contract  and is ready to close. New Construction homes in Newburgh NY are a great value in the current local market. A great commuter location and the Wallkill School District attracts buyers to this area. Inventory of homes is low, and new construction homes currently available is almost non existent. Buyers love Shiny and New!! Why buy a resale and renovate when buyers in the current market are looking for turnkey homes. Value is key and the homes intended for construction will be at a great price point.A quick ride in the area is certain to ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Fire Prevention Tips Stay safe in your Newburgh NY home I received a checklist recently about fire prevention for my home in Newburgh NY.  My personal insurance company sends out all sorts of tips during the year reminding me to be proactive when it comes to taking care of my house. Along with keeping the house safe, it keeps my family and me out of harm’s way. It reduces claims for them and keeps disasters to a minimum. It is all about risk. Don’t leave open flames unattended – fireplace or candles Have your chimney cleaned professionally each year Portable space heaters should remain three feet or more away from flammable materials. Know which items in your home that are combustible, and keep them away from your furnace or other heat sources. Extension cords should never be overloaded...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
When Can I Move In My New Home?Getting a mortgage approval is a challenge when purchasing a home. Many different obstacles need to be overcome during the mortgage application process. There is nothing routine with purchasing a home anymore and just when we all think that we are good to close something “different” enters in to the scenario. Sellers complain while waiting for the buyers to get their final commitment. They are nervous that the buyers will be denied a mortgage and the deal will fall apart. Buyers are anxious to get their approvals so that they may purchase a new home and move it.It seems with credit being tighter than it has been many quirky requests are now coming from banks that have not been seen in the past. Unprecedented requirements can slow down the process as they a...
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