Buying a Fixer Upper: How to Find, Afford and Improve a Fixer-Upper Home

August 3, 2022

Searching for your dream home and wondering if it’s worth buying a fixer-upper and making it your own? Here’s what you need to know. In this article: What is a fixer-upper home? Should I buy a fixer-upper home? How to find fixer-upper homes What to look for when buying a fixer-upper home How to buy […]


Pros and Cons of Renting a Furnished Rental vs. an Unfurnished Rental

May 6, 2022

There are benefits to both furnished and unfurnished rentals. Furnished rentals usually target a specific audience. Furnished rentals offer the ability to up and go when you are ready to move on to the next city or town.  Unfurnished rentals usually do not have a specific audience and can be decorated more to the renter’s […]


Decluttering your home before a move

April 1, 2022

Decluttering your home before a move A move is a perfect time to declutter your home. Decluttering, room by room, while you are packing can save you and your movers valuable time and means fewer boxes to move. Taking the time to declutter while you are packing gives you the chance to weed out things […]


Warmer Weather Maintenance for Landlords and Renters

March 5, 2022

March ushers in warmer temperatures and the beginning of Spring. It is a great time to get into the habit of deep cleaning and taking care of any necessary maintenance on rental properties. Getting into a seasonal habit with maintenance can help keep down major repair costs. For renters, it is a good time for […]


Renting vs. Owning: Pros & Cons

February 4, 2022

Becoming a homeowner has long been a symbol of stability and security. But is that true in every situation?  There are pros and cons to homeownership the same as there are for renting. Recognizing and understanding those pros and cons is essential to making the right decision for you and your family.   Owning a […]


Moving to the Hudson Valley? Here are great ways to help acclimate to your new community.

January 29, 2022

There are a lot of extracurricular, academic, and recreational things to consider when you are getting ready to move to a new area. Identifying schools, opportunities for your children, outside activities, and a place for your four-legged friends to run, rank highly among those considerations.      Community and Social Amenities Picking a community with […]


Purpose and Practices of Homeowner Associations (HOAs)

January 21, 2022

Homeowner Associations (HOAs) are becoming more and more common, especially with new housing developments or gated communities.  If you are considering a move to a community with an HOA, it is important that you understand what they are, why they exist, and what that means for you. Purpose of Homeowners Associations The National Association of […]


New Year’s Maintenance for a Healthy Home

January 14, 2022

January is a time for new resolutions and new routines. Starting a routine at the beginning of the year can help with developing a proper maintenance schedule for your home. Checking and maintaining these few simple things around the house can help minimize damage and loss, and help preserve the value of your home The […]


10 Packing Tips to Make Moving Easier

January 7, 2022

10 Packing Tips to Make Moving Easier As exciting as it is when you purchase a new home, or you land a new job that requires you to move to a new location, or there is finally an opening in the townhouse community you want to move into, there is the inevitable stress of packing […]


The Impact of Popular Renovations on the Value of Your Home

September 24, 2021

The Impact of Popular Renovations on the Value of Your Home So, you’re getting ready to put your home on the market and have some money set aside to make a few improvements to increase the asking price.  The hard part is deciding which renovations will do that for you, and which renovations will work […]