Poughkeepsie, NY Real Estate News

By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com October 2, Poughkeepsie - "Walkway over the Hudson." Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the highest pedestrian bridge in the world at Hudson State Historical Park. There will be musicians, great activities for the whole family and more! Special fireworks in the evening for  ticket /wristband holders only. For event details and times  call (845) 454-9649. www.walkway.org Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Ho...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
  It took 13 months, but we finally closed on a short sale in Poughkeepsie that I originally listed in April of 2009. It took 4 months to get an offer, but there was a nightmare process getting assigned a negotiator and then a title issue was discovered that took another 3 months to clear. At one point, the buyers, who were paying cash, asked for their money back. All deadlines wee past, so we had to comply. But we kept in touch, and when the title issue was resolved, we  told them. And they agreed to come back to the closing table.  Throughout the process, my client was a mensch. A widower, he wasn't the tidiest guy going. But he was always cooperative with showings, and if we needed a document or signature, he was on the case. He was a real pleasure to work with, and that is important...
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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)
Poughkeepsie NY has made stride in the development of the Hudson River waterfront.  Shadows On The Hudson is one of the newer restaurant to grace the Poughkeepsie NY waterfront, and the views from this restaurant is spectacular. There are five dining areas to choose from; and I personally would want to be on the patio with the best view of the river.  This is also a popular spot for professionals to socialize.  Recently I attended a social event there for Realtors and their affiliates. Okay so I spent more time looking at the landscape, I just could not help myself.     Jennifer Fivelsdal - JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  www.jfivehomes.com  or www.midhudsonhomevalue.com   Flickr | Facebook | Linked-in |Twitter |subscribe to Blog   Copyright © by Jennifer...
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is open 7 days a week at 7 a.m. until sunset.  Please visit http://sunrisesunset.com to plan your trip. There will be a cermony and fundraiser to kick-off the new electric lights on the Walkway over the Hudson on May 15th with promotions offered by local business owners.   Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Time: 8:00am - 10:00pm Location: Walkway Over the Hudson Park Street: Highland to Poughkeepsie           HIstory:  It was the longest bridge in the world when it opened in 1888, and it will be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world when it reopens in October 2009.  A fire destroyed the railroad portion of the bridge in 1974.  After 34 years of dormancy, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad bridge is undergoing a makeover.  Local officials and b...
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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)
Locust Grove is one of the many wonderful historic sites to be found in the Hudson Valley.  This lovely estate is located in the town of Poughkeepsie, and sits high above the Hudson River. This property was purchased in 1851 by Samuel F. B. Morse who was inventor of the Morse Code.  After purchasing the property Morse worked with renowned architect Alexander Jackson Davis to transform the house into an Italianate Villa.  The Tuscan Tower provided wonderful views of the Catskills and Hudson River as well as of the many beautiful gardens. Locust Grove is listed on the National Historic Landmark, and today the site is open to the public for tours and a popular wedding destination. Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  an...
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What is the Tax Credit? Has the Tax Credit Really Made A Difference in Poughkeepsie, NY? I can tell you that I have a buyer here in Poughkeepsie who would not be in contract if it weren't for the tax credit.  It's not that they wouldn't afford the house without the credit, thus propagating the problem of owning a home you can't afford.  It is an incentive.  It motivated them to move forward in purchasing a home.   I do see the credit as a plan to stimulate the economy and since I am in the trenches, I see the benefits. What are the two tax credits for Nov. 7 to April 30th? In short, according to NAR's website, these tax credits apply to Primary Residences and the amount of the credit is determined by income and cost of house. 1.  The First-Time Home Buyer's may qualify for the Tax Credi...
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
The weather forecast shows a wet, rainy, but warm Halloween is expected in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Poughkeepsie are.  Hi 69 / Lo 42.  It might turn out to be the first rainy Halloween night since I moved into my house 10 years ago.  I can track the weather back that far because each Halloween I set up a table outside on my driveway and serve donut holes and cider to the trick-or-treaters.  It's great to see all the neighbor having fun and to chat with the parents too.If it rains this year I might need to set up shop inside my garage or forgo tradition all together.                                           And, after the trick-or-treaters are done collecting their loot, the next thing I'll be doing this year is setting all my clocks back. Remember, Daylight Savings ends at 12am on Nov...
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
The Walkway Over The Hudson is a story of a community that came together to rescue a landmark bridge.  The old Poughkeepsie - Highland Railroad Bridge was abandoned after a fire in 1974.  It sat for decades deteriorating because it was too expensive to tear down.  On October 3rd, 2009 the restored bridge was finally opened to the public.  Take the walk and you will see how obvious it is that this river community is so very proud of our new Walkway Over The Hudson, but be sure to bring your sneakers - it's 3 miles to walk from one end to the other and back (1.5 miles each way). For a better glimpse of the bridge on fire in 1974 click on this link: http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/pbpj743.Html  I visited the Walkway Over The Hudson this week and had the chance to experience the bea...
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First time home buyers and their saga purchasing Foreclosures and Short sales in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY  It's been many months of helping first time home buyers with an approval for an FHA loan, look for a home, find a property, make an offer, only to be rejected.  It reminds me of what actors must go through in Hollywood, rejection!  It is heart wrenching for the couples who loose hope on foreclosure offers when the offer is inevitibly turned down.  They are competing with investors, cash only, and buyers putting 25 percent down.  Not to mention, it is a money game.  Banks are looking at the bottom line and will wait it out for better offers. To add pressure, the buyers were under the gun to purchase a house before the 8K credit was up.  We tried many strategies while shopping fo...
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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)
Just a few days remaining before the grand opening of the walkway over the Hudson River.  With the festivity will come traffic problems, so the organizers have put in place plans to alleviate some of the issues; click here for information on transportation and parking. There will be many activities but at 3 pm on Saturday October 3rd the walkway will be open to the general public. The  walkway over the Hudson River I know will be well used and just in time to enjoy the wonderful fall foliage that is expected on the banks of the Hudson River. This year there has been many events related to the quadracentennial celebration and this is just one more. Flotilla on Hudson River   Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  and www...
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
New Construction in Poughkeepsie NY Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us.   Poughkeepsie NY New Construction Single Family Homes Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick search tool below.  
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Foreclosures & Short Sales in Poughkeepsie NY Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us.   Poughkeepsie Foreclosure and Short Sales Listings All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $800,000 - $900,000 Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick search tool below.  
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
Poughkeepsie (pronounced /pəˈkɪpsiː/) is one of the original towns of Dutchess County. The county's first house was erected here by Peter Pieterson Lassen in 1688, where its footprint can be observed in Bowdoin Park. Poughkeepsie, founded in 1687, lies on the east side of the Hudson River, halfway between New York City and Albany. Poughkeepsie has a number of notable institutions for arts and entertainment and is the home of two state-of-the-art hospitals, St. Francis and Vassar Brothers, both with heliport facilities. Vassar College Distance to New York City: 81 MilesMetro-North Commute to Grand Centra: From Poughkeepsie Station - 107 minutesArea: 31.2 square miles Home Sales Statistics Source: Westchester Putnam Multiple Listing Service, single family homes, for the calendar year endi...
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By Glenn Fitzgerald, Ulster & Dutchess County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Team)
Poughkeepsie NY Real Estate Market Report 7/3/09 There are currently 301 single family homes for sale in Poughkeepsie NY. Price range is $16,000 to $1,250,000.Average list price is $288,587.Average days on market is 116.Click this link to view all Poughkeepsie NY Real Estate. In the past 30 days 70 single family homes in Poughkeepsie NY were listed for sale.Click this link to view all newly listed Poughkeepsie NY homes for sale. 136 Poughkeepsie NY homes have recently reduced their asking price.Click this link to view all price reduced Poughkeepsie NY homes for sale.Year to date 156 Poughkeepsie NY homes were sold.Sold price range is $9,000 - $637,500.Average sale price $219,232.Average days on market 117.If you are interested in buying or selling Poughkeepsie NY real estate and you des...
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Waterfront Homes & Properties in Poughkeepsie New York  Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us. Poughkeepsie NY Lakefront Properties  
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Equestrian & Horse Properties for Sale in Poughkeepsie New York Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us. Poughkeepsie NY Equestrian & Horse Properties All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick search tool below.  
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Townhouses and Condominiums in Wappingers Falls NY Wappingers Falls NY contains many complexes and one that will suite you!  Townhouses or condos are a great middle ground for buyers who are looking for a single family home with less maintenance and the security of living in a community.  Many townhouses offer great perks and amenities like a pool, playground, and tennis courts.  Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us. Wappingers Falls NY Townhouse & Condo Listings All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick sear...
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Dalton Farms Condominiums/Townhouses in Poughquag New York Dalton Farms is a townhouse/condominium complex located in Poughquag NY.  The community has a peaceful setting, maintenance free living and includes endless activities.  Here, enjoy a pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with special events, horseback riding and walking trails.  Located near Route 55, Route 9, Interstate 82 and the train station.  Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us.     Dalton Farms Townhouse & Condo Listings in Poughquag in NY Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick search tool below.  
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
Stonebridge Condominiums/Townhouses in Poughkeepsie New York Stonebridge is a condominium/townhouse community in Poughkeepsie NY.  Stonebridge faces the Dutchess Golf course and has its own pond on the grounds.  It is also close to all local shopping, restaurants, Route 55, Route 9, Interstate 84, Metro North train station and Dutchess County Airport. Contact the Lawrence Walsh Group for first class representation and exceptional client services.  Call us today at 914-248-1800 or contact us. Stonebridge Townhouse & Condo Listings in Poughkeepsie in NY Call 914-248-1800 or visit us at www.nyccountryhomes.com To search all Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County listings use our quick search tool below.  
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