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Posted on 04/18/2021
Choosing the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 162 Old Pawling Road, Pawling, NY 12564
Welcome to the farm in scenic Dutchess County...30 acres of pastures, paddocks, and a barn. Perfect opportunity for a home based business with almost 4000 sq ft to live the country life. It's time to escape to this c.1900 renovated 5 bedroom farmhouse nearby quaint village of Pawling, town of Dover. Going off the grid? It's possible here, 12kw solar power, outdoor wood furnace, fields for crops and room for livestock. Inside is the charm of yesteryear with wide plank flooring, pocket doors plus the function of an oversized chef's kitchen, a central place to gather and create memories. This farmhouse with wraparound deck offers distant vistas...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Increase Living Space with Bench Footing
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
2016 Albany Post Road, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 is now new to the market!
Location is key and your opportunity awaits to own this highly visible commercial parcel completely renovated in 2016. Zoned HC (highway commercial) this property makes the perfect brewery/brewpub, distillery, restaurant, event venue and many more uses. Your business acumen and imagination combine to make this one a winner. Located between the Croton Harmon and Cortlandt RR stations on busy Route 9. Main level capacity is 250 with a 30 seat bar with 30 taps and a glycol system, 3 dining areas, one that can be closed off for private events. ADA compliant throughout, 16 camera security system. Outdoor seating in front, parking for 50+ cars....
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Much Time Do You Need to Create a Property Listing?
There is no surefire formula to craft the perfect home listing. Instead, a seller must allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a listing hits the mark with buyers. If a seller fails to do so, this individual may struggle to stir up interest in his or her home. Perhaps worst of all, this seller's home may linger...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
46 Lake Shore Drive N, Lincolndale, NY 10541 is now new to the market!
Move right in to this newly renovated home which is steps from Lake Lincolndale a community where the lake brings people together. The large living room offers tons of natural light and has vaulted ceilings. The ample deck has partial views of the lake. The eat-in-kitchen features recessed lighting, wainscoting, and a marble tile floor. Large bedroom features a walk-in closet and a new bath with marble tile floor. NEW 1000 gal septic tank. All new windows throughout and newly blacktopped driveway. Great condo alternative. Expansion possibilities. Lake Lincolndale, a 20 acre lake offers swimming, fishing, non-motorized boats, community...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 47 Wharton Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
This charming home is set on a hill with wooded views from the back patio is a perfect condo alternative.This home has a new roof. The front door welcomes you onto the heated enclosed porch, spacious and bright living room with 4 windows. The second bedroom has a bay window with 2 closets. The property is elevated from the road and surrounded with plantings, giving a secluded, woodsy feeling. The Continental Village Community offers, lake, playground, tennis and clubhouse. Easy commute to the Peekskill train station and the Peekskill waterfront area with walking paths and restaurants. Approximately 50 minutes to NYC, close to Route 9, Metro...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Gardening DIY: How to Incorporate Concrete Pavers into Your Garden & Walkway
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
119 Highland Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 now has a new price of $360,000!
Picture perfect setting overlooking Sprout Brook and the woods for this ranch style home in Continental Village. Whether you are just starting out as a first time home buyer or have decided to give up your larger home for something more manageable, this may be it! Wood flooring throughout upper level, stainless appliances, glass tile backsplash, new flooring in the kitchen. New hot water heater, central air, attached garage. Finished storage in half the lower level. Rear yard and patio is flat and useable. Walk to Cortlandt Lake and enjoy outdoor activities year round with your membership to the Continental Village Homeowners Association....
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Baker Street, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 is now new to the market!
4 contiguous parcels totaling 1.15 ACRE to be SOLD as is. LOT#16 75X100 .17ac, LOT#17 75X100 .17 ac, LOT#18 100X100 .23ac, LOT#22 100X253 .58 ac. Opportunity awaits, build your dream home in this lake community in the town of Yorktown. Lake Mohegan is known for its beaches, recreational activities and close proximity to shopping, transportation and fine dining. Historic sites, hiking trails and a sense of community are alive and well here. Build in the heart of the Hudson Valley! Utilities are nearby but access to walk the property is limited. No road frontage, no approvals. Bring your imagination to this private...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Kitchen Cabinets: New Face or Completely Replace?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 03/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 97 Edgehill Drive, Wappinger NY 12590, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
This ultra spacious bi-level home is located in the highly desired Edgehill Manor subdivision. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, there is room for everyone. This is an ideal mother daughter setup with 2 fireplaces and hardwood floors on over one acre. Deck for entertaining, mature trees and lush landscaping. Attached garage, low taxes, municipal water, so much more. Ideal location, close to Metro North trains, Route I-84, the Taconic State Highway, Route 9 and the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. Near to malls, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, and businesses. It does need some updating and TLC but is well worth the...
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