Nanuet, NY Real Estate News

By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Here's the latest trends for this year! Any surprises??? http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2010/08/23/10-autumn-home-design-decor-trends/
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Great article on what you should do with pets when your home is on the market.... http://boardwalkpetvillage.com/topblog/selling-a-house-with-pets-in-residence
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Some interesting items to consider when you are a pool owner or looking for a property that has a pool..... http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Great article includes more reasons to support home staging! http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=3244392
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By Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson
(Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956)
Wee Play - Where the Weather is Always Perfect!!   This past weekend ended in a day of non stop torrential pouring rain.  Of coarse, it was the very day my daughter chose for me to bond with her children.  Ordinarily I look forward to spending time with them, but not if it meant being cooped up in the house with two active toddlers and a 5 month old.  My idea of a fun time was taking them to the park, or swimming - but not in the rain. My local grandkids are usually a built in diversion, but they were away for the weekend, and so I couldn't count on them.  Chuck-e-cheese is a staple that I often fall back on in bad weather, but I already had a headache from all the anticipated noise and crowds.  Instead, on the recommendation of one of my "grandma" friends, we headed for "Wee Play" and ...
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
I would like to share this with my friends in the Metro Area. Madeline Wiebicke is an agent with Keller Williams Hudson Valley, and she needs our help. "My husband Randy Wiebicke is down at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center going through another stem cell transplant. He will be in the hospital for a month receiving chemo and then his brothers stem cells .  I have attached a letter from Sloan Kettering for anyone who would like to donate blood or platelets. It must be done at Sloan Kettering and it is best to have an appointment because the platelets have a very short life and they like to give them to him fresh. With his last stem cell transplant he received many transfusions of platelets and he was so grateful to have them from people he knows and loves. If you can not donate but ...
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Recently our family engaged the services of  Carol Romeo of Sensible Staging and Redesign to help with the staging of our home for selling.  Carol was recommended to us by our realtor and her services proved invaluable.  We were expediting the move of our home quickly.  Carol was ready to start work immediately.  She was prompt in providing a detailed outline of suggested changes as well as prompt in providing resources to get the work done.  The changes she suggested, using pieces of furniture and items we already had, made a huge difference in the way our house was presented to prospective buyers.   Her input was vital but the personal effort she showed towards us and our house was above what we had anticipated.  We were particularly impressed that she made sure to be on hand when the...
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
I'd really love to have your support! https://www.joinmda.org/MyLockup/MyHomepage/tabid/156277/Participant/sensiblestaging/Default.aspx
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Turquoise! One of the hot colors this year. http://www.realtor.org/rmohome_and_design/Articles/2010/1006_home_turquoisestaging
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Another great movie short on The Power of Attitude - http://www.powerofattitudemovie.com/
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
The Better Business Bureau has this video on their website.  http://video.bbb.org/videos/How+to+choose+a+Home+Stager
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Why stage? Read this... http://www.besttoddlertips.com/home/why-using-a-home-stager-is-a-wise-decision-2450
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Here's a great article I found on home staging -http://www.homeworkshop.com/2010/05/12/home-staging-tips-and-timing/
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Something to think about.... http://www.butterflyeffectbook.com/
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
Check out Pantone's  Color Trends for Fall 2010 - http://www.pantone.com/pages/Pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20712&ca=10
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
This information appeared in the 5/14 edition of Realtor Magazine online. Check out what's hot in kitchen design! http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2010/05/06/from-nkba-green-gains-kitchen-fans/
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
April 02, 2010 -May 09, 2010 Rockland's only dinner theatre, The Mulberry Street Grill and Supper Club, continues its fantastic 2010 season with the musical comedy, "They're Playing Our Song." The show runs from April 2 through May 9th with dinner shows on Friday and Saturday evenings, a 12 course gala sit-down Sunday brunch and weekday lunch shows. "They're Playing Our Song" is a musical comedy about a wisecracking composer who finds love in a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain. Book by Neil Simon, Lyrics by Carol Bayer Sager, Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Show Dates: March 26 through May 9. Show Times & Prices: Friday and Saturday Evening...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
The Internet is the first place home buyers shop for a home. One-third of home buyers start their search for a home online. In 2007, only 4% of first-time home buyers and 5% of repeat home buyers began their search by visiting open houses, according the 2008 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  However, as buyers get deeper into the home buying process, open houses become more important. Of all home buyers who purchased a home in 2007, 48% used open houses as a source of information, and 40% of all home buyers found open houses to be "very useful," said the study. But you're not here to educate buyers, you want to sell your home. How can an open house be right for your marketing plan?  The study found the answer in buyer follow-up behavior. In 2007, 15%...
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By Carol Romeo
(Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC)
I was inspired by a stager in California who used this website to create a video. I made one of my own! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlyrzM8dtY8    
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By Kate Talarico, RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager
(Kates Home Staging and Interior Design)
The five Chinese Feng Shui elements ~ wood, fire, earth, metal, and water ~ can define five different traits of chi or energy.  These five elements are also referred to as the "five transformations" due to the fact that each element can define a specific kind of energy to change the chi of that space. As discussed in a previous blog, each of the Feng Shui elements is associated with a specific object type, color, and shape.  By manipulating the balance of these five elements in a specific space, the balance of chi is also adjusted.  The addition of more red in a space (which is the Fireelement), such as red candles, red curtains, or red pillows the chi energy will be more energized.  While the addition of browns and beiges (which is the Earth element), such as ceramics will help you fee...
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