Hudson Valley Coffee Talk With Angela

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Real Estate Agent - J Philip Real Estate LLC
Angela Johnson, Associate Broker in the Hudson Valley. Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa - here, have a scone and let's discuss what's happening in our local area real estate market.

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2011 

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Now don't get me wrong. I loved the ad. Very stylish, and as grand entrances go, premiering on the night of the Golden Globes shows.... style. But then, you realize the style the ad guys are looking back at with such nostalgia and urging the public to rediscover was lost in part because of... oh,...
01/19/2011
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         On melancholy gray days like these it's tough to remember we just started a new year, wah!  Thoughts wander to better days seen and to come                                                
01/19/2011
OR....       As a follow-up to my piece the other day on aggressive pricing, I thought it might be helpful to demonstrate the soundness of the strategy by sharing activity reports on a current listing.  When the home first went on the market in November 2010, the homeowners had opted for the "mi...
01/18/2011
  When I came across this post, I thought the author had very neatly woven the strands of changes to political leadership, educational priorities, societal expectations, and the erosion of banking laws specifically enacted after the last Great Depression to protect the American citizen.  Dave Cla...
01/17/2011
  WARNING: CONTENTS OF THIS POST CONTAIN STATISTICS OF A GRAPHIC NATURE. NOT SUITABLE FOR DELICATE CONSTITUTIONS.  Standard operating procedure these days when I deliver the news as to estimated sale price range is to open my arms wide to catch the shocked homeowner mid-fall during the fainting s...
01/15/2011
  I had previously posted as a reference tool for Orange and Rockland County homeowners statistics on 2010 market activity. This installment features a 2009/2010 comparison for Orange, Rockland and Ulster counties.  To see 2010 stats broken down by town or to review an historical retrospective 20...
01/13/2011
  Eek! Have you checked the remaining free space in your hard drive lately? If it's at 50% or less, you probably want to free up some space now. No really, now.  The easiest fixes, in no particular order are:  USB Flash Drive: Transfer all your non-essential program files to a flash drive, and ta...
01/13/2011
  Should I buy a home now or shouldn't I? What if prices go down even lower? How will I be able to afford the mortgage? What if I lose my job? But what if mortgage rates go up again, will I be kicking myself? What if the world really is coming to an end in 2012?  The thoughts keep going round and...
01/08/2011
  For all you non-tweeters who consider the tweeps to be twits, here's an example of how your own individual twitter network can come in handy.   How  many times have you heard from a family member or friend "I'm bored, there's nothing to do!"  Oh wah. You just don't know where to look.  Upcoming...
01/06/2011
  One of  two New Year's resolutions that cropped up on many a "Top Ten" list this 2011 was debt reduction.  A number of well-written articles have been written on the subject; a particular favorite of mine is Brett Arends'  Wall Street Journal article "Advice for the 'Poor Rich' ".  Spot on as o...
01/03/2011