Newburgh, NY Real Estate News

By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
I Can't Find a New Construction Ranch! A new construction ranch home for sale is a hard thing to find in Newburgh NY. Recently I have had quite a few requests, and buyers are looking for answers.  Resale homes are available, but new construction ranch homes are not being built on speculation by builders. The Ranch style home was popular in the US during the 1950’s and 1960’s. They were usually three bedrooms one bath and rather small. They were very functional and provided many middle class families the perfect solution to home ownership at an affordable price. Styles and preferences change with time. Buyers wanted bigger homes with more bedrooms, bathrooms and amenities. Builders looking to accommodate buyers increased the size and the style changed to a more traditional look of a colo...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Generators - New Homes Newburgh NY Are You Building a New Home in Newburgh NY?  Why not install one from the start?  Builders Are Now Pre-Wiring Homes... It does not cost much to customize your home with a generator that can give you piece of mind down the road. Recent storms have left many people very concerned about power failures  in the Hudson Valley. The unprecedented destruction has cost many people thousand of dollars in damages. Snow and ice are not kind to power lines as well as wind and can take down trees. Power outages caused by natural disasters in the last few years have increased in severity. Storm damage being more extensive leads to longer time for repairs. Owners are more concerned now than ever.  They are looking to prevent damage their home and keep the family safe. ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Can I Buy a Home in Newburgh NY Under $250K? When looking for a new home the first thing that you will need to do is figure out how much you can spend.  Get pre-qualifed by a bank so you can begin  your search. Knowing what your monthly expenses will be should guide you in your search. One you are ready... start here.. Search for a home Did you know that when you search your Realtor can help filter the process to find a home that fits your needs. Sort through what is now available in Newburgh NY by price, number of bedrooms etc. Homes for sale in Newburgh NY under $250K  are currently available and  are popular. Searching for a home can be a challenge. Let me make it simple for you. A simple search in the price range that you can afford will narrow down the massive amount of information...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Newburgh or Times Square? New Year’s Eve 2012 The age old dilema of where to welcome in the New Year always seems to be a discussion. Last minute plans are still being made. I usually spend the holiday with a quiet dinner at home. A bottle of champagne and a toast at the strike of midnight has been my style over the years. When my children were little they insisted we stay awake banging pots and pans, making lots of noise to welcome the New Year. Dick Clark was always on our TV and we would ceremoniously watch the ball drop in Times Square. Over the years the music and guests have changed, but I don’t remember a year without Dick Clark on my television. Celebrations around Newburgh vary with different things to do. Many people have parties at home while others venture out in the cold t...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Things to Do in Chadwick Lake Park Newburgh NYA gem in the Town of Newburgh .... Visit the beautiful Chadwick Lake Park any time of year. The park is part of the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department. Seems to me I’ve been missing out for the last 25+ years. I always thought that it was just playground.. little did I know how beautiful the park is. It is much larger than I thought too. What a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Great location and free time well spent. This fall I walked around the lake and back again on more than one occasion. A four mile walk my husband and I spent a  a good deal of time becoming more acquainted with all the ducks and trails around the lake. Take the trek around the lake once, and you will be hooked.You won’t want to miss the skating or hockey, chi...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
or two or three or ??? With SantaCon.. the answer is ThousandsMy recent trip to New York City with Santa... New York City during the Holiday Season is always an adventure. Timing is everything. This past Saturday I was fascinated to find out all about SantaCon I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of SantaCon before. It seems to be a recent tradition that is a fund raiser of sorts and a gathering of people that LOVE to dress up as Santa Claus. It is quite controversial and quite the party. I did not get to follow the party downtown (where I hear the party gets a bit more rowdy) but I was able to get some classic photos of Santa all along the streets of midtown Manhattan. Their claim, "SantaCon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus c...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Great Time to Sell Your Home Are you thinking of Selling Your Newburgh NY Home during the holidays? Don't hesitate, it may be a better idea than you thought! Many clients ask the question about when is the best time to sell their home. My answer really depends on individual circumstances. I believe that if you are looking to sell your home you must have a reason for doing so. Choosing  when to sell by a specific season is not the answer. You may be under the impression that selling during the holiday season and the winter is not the best time?  Think again….. Buyers are more likely to be serious around the holidays. IF they are shopping now during a busy time of year… they need to buy a home. The result?  Motivated buyers that will tour your home. Less “lookers” and more buyers can ma...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
            Follow the Leader?                            Time For Shiny And New?  It’s Not Always About Houses On a recent drive down Route 32 in Central Valley I kept encountering “like cars” headed in the same direction. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and it seemed that everyone wanted to be out driving around to see the fall foliage in the Hudson Valley. The leaves were picture perfect that day and it seemed the traffic was a bit more than normal. I was on my way toward Newburgh & I caught this group of tiny cars at a red light. Not sure what “road ramble” they were on, but I wanted to follow them to see what they were up to. Something to ponder… and maybe next time I’ll turn around and follow them. I guess MY car would be a bit conspicuous …… time for that new shiny sport car??  J...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Chanukah is December 8th to 16th 2012 The First Candle of Chanukah is lit on Saturday night, December 8th and the last candle on Sunday night, December 16th for a total of eight days. We light the Menorah, a symbol of the Jewish people, in celebration of religious freedom. This is a joyous occasion of hope and miracles. My community has candle lighting ceremonies in different locations during the holiday. All are welcome to participate. Come see the giant Menorah. Join a community menorah lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 10, 2012 at 5 pm at New Windsor NY - Town Hall, with a reception to follow at the Community Center. Another celebration and lighting will be held Tuesday December 11, at 5:30 pm, Newburgh, NY celebration -  Mayor Judy Kennedy will be present at the lighting at 5...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
The Orange County Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" The Nutcracker Ballet is performed every year like clockwork.  Ballet companies all over the world preform their version of the beautiful Nutcracker Ballet. The original music was written by Peter Tchaikovsky. He was commissioned to compose music for a choreographer, Marius Petipa. The performance was from the Hoffman’s Tale aka “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”.  The first performance in 1892, was a complete failure. A major disappointment to critics and audiences at that time. Amazing to me as I always thought that it was the most popular ballet of the last century. Not until 1954 when George Balanchine created his new version of the old ballet did the ballet receive interest and began in the popularity we have now seen.  He...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Is 2013 The Year to Buy Your New Home in Newburgh NY? The housing market has seen some amazingly low interest rates for mortgages in 2012. The Primary Mortgage Market Survey has recently  published interest rates that are  even lower this week!  In speaking with a local bank today I was again quoted 3.375 for a 30 year mortgage and 2.65 for a 15 year mortgage for someone with decent credit scores. Although slightly higher than the national average these rates are amazingly low. Even with points these numbers are lower than they have been for quite some time. Low interest rates is great for home buyers.  Inventory is low for new homes in Newburgh NY. Resales are competing with new homes. Brand new homes are being scooped up before they are completed. This leaves the buyers looking for ho...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Homes for Sale in Newburgh NY -  Look in Balmville New York … ... a small Hamlet in the Town of Newburgh NY  Only 63 Miles North of New York City. Living in the Hudson Valley?  Let Me Help You Find Your Next Home   Balmville is a Hamlet of the Town of Newburgh NY. Approximately 3,100+ people live in this small part of the town. Single family homes are the primary source of housing here. Drive around our neighborhood and you will see an Elementary School, Golf Course, some rolling hills, and beautiful views of the Hudson River. The town was settled back in the late 1600’s on the west shore of the Hudson River. Today it is a popular location due to the close proximity of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. Many people move to this area for a quick commute to New York City. Our commute is relative...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Are Homes Selling in Newburgh NY? YES!  Another Home SOLD - Balmville Estates - Only One Lot Left A Beautiful New Home in the Town of Newburgh NY Osage Lane at Balmville Estates in Newburgh NY  Balmville Estates in The Town of Newburgh NY has some really great options for buyers. This is the second home in the seven lot subdivision to close. We have three going under contract and forth in negotiations. All of these homes are selling for one really great reason. VALUE and a great builder… the rest is obvious from the photos of this beautiful home.   video   Just one lot left and it’s up to you to decide what type of home works for you. Not sure what your style is? Let us show you that dream home with all the details you thought were never possible. Call now for an appointment to discuss ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Restoring Homes in Newburgh.... One House at a Time!Historic Homes in Newburgh NY The City of Newburgh has many homes that date back to the 19th century. The architecture of these older homes is a style seldom used currently in new construction. Attention to detail with crown molding, archways and stained glass found its way into many homes back then. These details are a delight, but seldom used in the same fashion now. Federalist,Victorian and Art-Deco design are among the homes that have survived over the years. Many homes have had renovations and others are in major disrepair. When I drive down the streets of Newburgh I can’t help but think of what it must have  looked like back at that time. So much potential to renovate what has been lost. It is time consuming and costly, but there...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes in Newburgh NY Presented by  The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands At the Crawford House 189 Montgomery Street Newburgh NY   Sunday December 9th 2012   12 to 5pm Join this annual holiday event and tour 14 private homes in Newburgh. The homes chosen for the tour reflect the rich architectural heritage of the Hudson Valley. The self-paced tour allows you to enjoy the beauty of this historical area.  The tour beings at the Captain David Crawford House at 189 Montgomery Street Newburgh NY. The Crawford House is a 1830’s home located in the Historic District of Newburgh. The home will be decorated for the holidays with greens, fruit and fresh flowers. When you arrive you will be given a map of all the homes for the tour. This event has ...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Living in Newburgh NY... the top ten list 1.  An Easy Commute to NYC. Metro North provides a one seat ride from BeaconNY directly into Grand Central Station. During express hours the train ride takes as little as 68 minutes. Convenient in proximity to Newburgh, the Beacon Station has a ferry boat ride from the Newburgh Waterfront and parking there is free. Info on their website gives you detailed train schedules and parking options. Whether you live in Newburgh or the surrounding towns, this is a great option. 2.  Our Schools ... students living in Newburgh NY can be in different districts. In the city, students attend The Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Those in the town have the possibility of being in three different districts: Newburgh Schools, Wallkill School District and t...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Colors Of The Hudson Valley A Last Hoorah! Newburgh NY is known for some truly beautiful landscape. Four seasons with drastic changes in temperature allow for some great and varied photo opportunities. Fall is my favorite season for taking photos as the colors are spectacular. I am in awe of the transformation that takes each leaf and turns it from green to gold, or yellow or red before they cascade to the ground. Just like clockwork they tell me that winter is on the way. I would be happy to freeze this moment in time. Unfortunately there is no way to stop the inevitable. This is the tree outside my front door when it reached perfection this year. Naked she stands in my front yard now ... the leaves are all gone until spring. Janis Borgueta is a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is abou...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
A Million Thanks A Simple Thank You Goes a Long Way   Last year a National effort was begun at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. The goal?… to get over one million people to say Thank You to our military men and women all across the nation. I think it is a really cool thing to take part. Veterans Day is Monday and a great time to raise your voice in special thanks. A simple act of recognition really does  make a difference. Not just today, but every day. We owe so much to all of these men and women.   you can help spread the word … and be one in a million repost this article to Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or visit the museum’s website and join me in saying Thank You! Janis Borgueta is a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. If you...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
The Balmville Tree Did George Sleep Here? Traveling north of Manhattan along the Hudson River lies the tiny Hamlet of Balmville NY, a small slice of the Town of Newburgh. This beautiful location of rolling hills and river views along with varied architecture is home to approximately 3,179 people. Driving around town you will notice this to be a small community of mostly single family homes, a church or two, a golf course an elementary school, and a very remarkable tree… the Balmville Tree. Growing right around the corner from my home, this tree speaks of historical significance to my community. The legends vary, but George Washington is always included in every variation. Our Balmville tree dates back to the American Revolutionary War and the days of George Washington and the Continenta...
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By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Meadow Winds Townhouses in the Town of Newburgh NY  BROKER’S OPEN LUNCH and Wine Tasting from Vino 100 Bring Your Business Card to win the Raffle for a Wine Basket! 235 Orleans Road, Town of Newburgh NY FRIDAY November 9th 201212 to 3pm … New Townhouses are now available at Meadow Winds.. did you know? Come tour the new units that are ready and waiting for your buyers. Join Rich Pasiut from Key Properties for lunch, wine tasting and a tour of these beautiful townhouses for sale. Eight finished units and twelve more for a spring occupancy are planned in this addition to the Meadow Winds Community.   Multi-level living that has buyers happy to be a part of a community with an easy ability to commute and still have the feel of living in the country. Prices for these units begin at $239,000...
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