Rhinebeck, NY Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Real Estate in Rhinebeck New York-Just listed 6 Long Dock Road Rhinebeck NY for $869,000.  Listed by Jennifer Fivelsdal of JFIVE Homes Realty LLC  Single Family Home 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Partial Bathroom Interior: 2760 sqft Lot: 5.60 acre(s)     This unique c1706 stone house has been renovated with central air added to provide modern convenience while still retaining the original architectural inception.  Located on almost 6 acres high above the Hudson River.   Step inside where you will find a large fireplace and 14 inch Chestnut beams in the living room.  Rich in history, the home was built in two sections and you can still seel evidence of where the original fireplace was and the second section begins.       On the first floor you will find the living room, a formal dining room, a...
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By Sharon Klein
(Hudson Valley Homes and Land)
Being a "horse person", and a Realtor, I know how important it is to find a Realtor who knows the language of other horse people.  When I was looking for a horse property before I was a Realtor, agents I worked with showed me the most outlandish things they thought would be good horse properties. They didn't know the difference between a riding "ring" and a skating "rink".  They showed me large sheds thinking it was ok to put my horse in it.  They thought that a mile walking trail that would be great for a dog walk sufficed as my request to be on or near riding trails.  As a horse person and a Realtor, I know how important it is for your paddocks to have access to water, be horse safe, be easy to fence and maintain.  I know how necessary it is to have the ability to move a horse trailer...
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Our beautiful little Village of Rhinebeck, NY hasn't gotten this much publicity since FDR was a neighbor in Hyde Park a good many years ago.  Here are some facts about Rhinebeck: It is about 100 miles north of New York City and about 50 miles south of the State capitol of AlbanyIt is has its own Amtrak stop about 2 miles away in the hamlet of Rhinecliff, making the commute to the city about a 2 hour trip.It has become over the years, an attractive alternative to the Hamptons for vacation home buyers.  It boast a fantastic horse community and magnificent horse properties.   The Landsman Kill trail system passes directly through Rhinebeck offering miles of miles of unobstructed riding through woods, open fields, farms and land trusts.It is filled with fine restaurants, antique stores, cha...
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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)
 No reservation unlikely you will get into a Rhinebeck Restaurant this weekend With Chelsea Clinton's wedding party and guests now in Rhinebeck, without a reservation at one of Rhinebeck's fine restaurants you might not find a place to eat.  Today President Clinton was seen dining at Gigi's and Chelsea spotted at La Petit Bistro.  It would not be surprising if Oprah is spotted at Gigi's. Laura Pensierio the owner has been featured in O Magazine.  If you can't get into her restaurant you  might want to pick up her most recent cookbook Hudson Valley Mediterranean                          Terrapin Restaurant           LE PETIT BISTRO                         ARIELLE   If you strike out in Rhinebeck you can also find fine dining at these Red Hook restaurants.                           FLATIR...
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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)
A lovely Raised Ranch with central air, fireplace, a deck off of the kitchen and a  nice backyard are just some of the features of this home located just minutes from the Village of Rhinebeck. So stop by the open house this Sunday to see first hand why this property would be perfect as your next home. OPEN HOUSE DETAILS Where: 8 Cedar Lane Rhinebeck NY Date: July 25th Time: 1-4PM Directions Price: $329,000 Contact: 845-594-9947                                                    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 Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Open House - Lovely Raised Ranch in Rhinebeck  NY            ...
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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)
  Wordless Wednesday- I heard Chelsea Clinton's wedding will be down the road By now, everyone has heard Chelsea Clinton wedding will be held in Rhinebeck, New York and to be more specific at a former Astor family mansion on River Road. River Road is  a New York State scenic road with many large gates, gate houses and long driveways which leave you wondering what is at the end of those driveways. Besides the private mansions on the river side of the road, there are also several farms, as well as historic sites: Montgomery Place, and Poet's Walk (the inspiration for Washington Irving's story of Rip Van Winkle). What I love about River Road is the scenic beauty; open space, mature trees and the beautiful view of the Catskill Mountains.  Yes, this is an ideal setting for a wedding, right o...
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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)
 Rhinebeck New York Real Estate Market Report for June 2010                                                                                                     304 YEAR OLD RHINEBECK HOUSE During June there were 9 sales in the town and village of Rhinebeck.  Home sales ranged from $189,000-$805,7000.  The sale for $805,700 was the highest in the county during the period; and the majority of the properties sold were in the $300,000 range, higher than that of the county. Also during June there was an accepted offer on a Rhinebeck NY home listed  at $2,730,000 with over 8400 square feet. A Tip for  Sellers This has been a hot summer so far.  If your home is on the market but lack some sort of cooling system this could be a drawback to getting it sold at this time of year.  So if you are th...
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
The cat's out of the bag and the news has broken.  The Hudson Valley will play host to the wedding of the decade when Chelsea Clinton is married in Rhinebeck, NY at the former estate of John Jacob Astor IV.  The Astor estate is known to be the most magnificent of the Hudson Valley mansions with beautiful views of the Hudson River below spectacular mountain backdrop. This venue offers such a breathtaking setting. Dutchess County residents can be very proud knowing that their part of the world was selected when there were so many choices the Clinton family probably considered.  For more information click on the link below.  http://www.prlog.org/10770871-breaking-news-clinton-to-be-married-in-rhinebeck-new-york-according-to-the-hudson-valley-news.html  
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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)
Arielle another fine Rhinebeck New York Restaurant Saturday was another wedding anniversary and my husband asked me to pick a restaurant.  I like trying new places and since Arielle was one of the few restaurants in Rhinebeck I have not dined at I decided it would be the one. Since we had made a reservation we were seated immediately and I can say the service was excellent since there was enough staff available to make sure we were enjoying our meal. We started the evening with some wine and and a platter of cheese with dried fruits and nuts and crostini .  My choice for a main course was duck breast in Rhubarb sauce. I can say, I am now inspired to make some Rhubarb sauce in my own kitchen. My husband had the flatiron steak and we ended our meal with banana crepes and cardamon creme br...
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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)
A  post inspired by  Al and Peggy Cunningham.   This car was parked across from the restaurant in Rhinebeck New York where I was dining last night. I later discovered a variety of cars parked on the street,  not a surprise since the Good Guys Rod and Custom Car Carshow is at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds just a few blocks away.  By the way the show is still running today so still an opportunity for you to catch the show. Do you think you could name this car?   AND THE CAR ATTACHED TO THIS WHEEL IS........ 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 Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Speechless Sunday-Name this old ...
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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)
Last week at the Craft Fair in Rhinebeck I came across some very beautiful handcrafted African baskets.  This is how I learned about Desto and Tina who were originally from Ghana.  Both were taught the art of basket making at the age of thirteen and have been doing this for over 30 years.  This tradition has been passed on from generation to the next and Desto and Tina are presently teaching this craft to their daughter. These baskets are all handmade and both traditional and creative design goes into each product. I asked Tina and Desto about their internet presence and was told they are working on it.  In the meanwhile they can be reached at 413-782-7789. The baskets in my opinion were reasonable priced; and I am thinking of all the many ways they could be used. Jennifer Fivelsdal - J...
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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)
    I was traveling south on Route 9 when I was struck by this Rhinebeck Country Scene.  Although this old barn is located close to the road, in the background is a lovely view of the Catskill Mountains. Even a simple scene is a reminder of how picturesque the Mid-Hudson Valley is. 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 Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Speechless Sunday-A Rhinebeck Country Scene  
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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)
 Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Market Report - April 2010 During April there were 5 sales between the town of Rhinebeck and the village of Rhinebeck this was an improvement over April 2009 when they were only 2 sales.                                          AVG SALES PRICE                                       2009             2010       Town of Rhinebeck          $850,000      $283,000             Village of Rhinebeck        $282,500      $267,000   Town of Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Report - April  2010                                       Single Family Detached Active 17 Offer 1 Average List 815,106 Average List $299,000 Average DOM 25 Average DOM 546 Average SQFT 2832 Average SQFT 2288 Average $/SQFT 288 Average $/SQFT $131                    Pending 4 Sold  3 Average List $534,725 Avera...
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By Diana Corcoran, Rhinebeck Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties)
The Woods is a wonderful place to live....I know that because my husband and I live here. It is truly care free living. No lawn mowing, no snow shoveling, no leaves to rake and no gutters to clean. The grounds are a burst of color in the spring filled with flowering trees, they turn lush and green in the summer and the fall the grounds area a blaze of color. There are seven ponds on the property which give a very tranquil feeling. You can walk to the village of Rhinebeck and all it has to offer. Great restaurants, shops, a movie theater, plenty of places to bank or get your haircut. There is a wonderful Farmer's Market from May to October and many events at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for all kinds of interests. The Woods offers 3 different styles of condominiums. There is a two sto...
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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)
 Stortini Drive a Neighborhood of newer homes in the Village of  Rhinebeck NY The Charming Village of Rhinebeck has mostly older homes.  Because of the charm of these older and historic homes many people have been attracted to the area. However, some families want newer and larger homes right in the village. One solution to this issue was the development now known as Stortini Drive, a neighborhood of colonial and victorian style homes built from 2003-2007 consisting of 3-4 bedroom homes on 1/4 acre-1/2 acre lots with square footage ranging from 2,000-3,753. At the moment, there is just one home available for sale with a price of $420,000. On Stortini Drive it is not uncommon to see people taking walks and in the summer this could be rather scenic because of the front yard flower garden...
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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)
Le Petit Bistro a French Restaurant in Rhinebeck NY As a real estate Broker, I help people buy and sell real estate, and from such interactions friendships develop.  It is always such a pleasure getting together with past clients. Tonight I met up with a couple former clients for dinner,  and we chose Le Petit Bristro a French Restaurant in Rhinebeck NY; named the best French Restaurant in the Hudson Valley four years in a row. A combination of good food and good service is always a determining factor as to whether I will return , and Le Petit Bistro wins on both count.  From the moment you walk in you are warmly greeted, your coat put away and you are seated,  Next  the Maitre d' comes over with his chalk board and go over the  specials.  Everything sounded so good it was hard making a...
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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)
Real estate market report Rhinebeck NY February 2010 The recent real estate data for Rhinebeck NY showed a rather quiet market.  There where just 2 sales in  February , 1 in the town and the other in the village. It was noted that the sale in the town was only for $68,000 a property needing TLC and was less than a 1000 square feet.  On the other hand the house sold in the village was over $200,000.  Active listings ranged in price from $205,000-$1,100,000 and square footage from 1064-3400 Town of Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Report - February 2010                                       Single Family Detached Active 9 Offer 1 Average List $556,000 Average List $259,000 Average DOM 23 Average DOM 64 Average SQFT 2434 Average SQFT 1884 Average $/SQFT $228 Average $/SQFT $137                   C...
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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)
During the month of January 2010 there were 5 sales in the Town of Rhinebeck and 2 in the village.  Of the 12 active listings 7 were priced over $ 700,000 and 4 of those over $1,500,000. If you are considering selling your Rhinebeck home this is a good time to do so, of course it is important to make sure the house is in condition that will attract buyers.  With that in mind now would be the time to do some spring cleaning.      Town of Rhinebeck NY Real Estate Report - January 2010                                       Single Family Detached Active 12 Offer 1 Average List $1,183,742 Average List $85,000 Average DOM 19 Average DOM 40 Average SQFT 3594 Average SQFT 850 Average $/SQFT $329 Average $/SQFT $100                   Offer CS 2 Sold 5 Average List $404,450 Average List $446,980 ...
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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)
RHINEBECK NY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - NOVEMBER 2009       WILDERSTEIN HISTORIC MANSION - RHINEBECK NY During the month of November in the town of Rhinebeck NY,  2 single family detached homes sold, and 3 in the village, this was an improvement over last month when the total sale was 1.   Price in November ranged from $190,000-$412,000. Here is the break down for single family detached homes in the town of Rhinbeck NY                                                 DOM     AVG LIST PRICE     AVG SQFT       AVG $/SQFT ACTIVE          2           19               $389,500            1562                        $249 OFFER           2          132              $274,450             2137                        $128 CONTRACT    2            75              $574,450             2698          ...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
First, a little Kipling. This is one of my favorite poems: If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt youBut make allowance for their doubting too,If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,Or being hated, don't give way to hating,And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream-and not make dreams your master,If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim;If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same;If you can bear to hear the truth you've spokenTwisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one h...
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