Where in the heck is Wiccopee?

Search for East Fishkill, NY homes for sale Located in southern Dutchess County in the town of East Fishkill, you’ll find an enchanting hamlet tucked amongst the surrounding woodlands and mountains. Wiccopee’s name comes from a Native American tribe that lived there in the early 1700’s.  Amidst the area homes you’ll find hiking trails, small […]

Veterans Loans: The Best Way Home!

On Veterans Day,  we honor the men and women who have bravely served for our country.  We should always remember and be thankful for all the sacrifices that these brave patriots have endured. Thank you all for your service and for protecting our great country! To honor our service men and women, the Veterans Administration offers some excellent benefits […]

October Market Report in Dutchess County

Home Prices in Dutchess County for October 2014 Real estate market data for Dutchess County, NY provided by Debbie Allan of Houlihan Lawrence. Dutchess County Home Prices According to Sandy Tambone, Executive Officer of Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service, “October Dutchess County, NY Home Sales “All Treat no Trick” October presented a treat of remarkable sales of single family detached […]

Fall Home Selling Tips

Although we all know that Spring is the best time to sell a home and there are always lots more buyers in that market, the Fall real estate market can be very rewarding to those sellers willing to put in the extra work.  Here are a few tips to get motivated sellers moving in the […]

Contemporary Home in Dutchess County

Search current inventory of  Contemporary Homes for Sale in Dutchess County Listing Details Contemporary Home For Sale in Dutchess County 9 Cedar Lane, Poughquag NY 12570 Price: $315,000 MLS number: 327359 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Footage: 2170 Call Debbie Allan at 845-705-5441 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. […]

Vintage Colonial For Sale in Dutchess County

Search current inventory of Vintage Homes for Sale in Dutchess County Listing Details Vintage Home For Sale in Dutchess County 25 E. Market St., Hyde Park NY 12538 Price: $194,900 MLS number: 325218 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Square Footage: 1342 Call Debbie Allan at 845-705-5441 to see if this property is still available and arrange […]

Lakefront Home for Sale in Dutchess County

Search current inventory of Lakefront Homes for Sale in Dutchess County Listing Details Lakefront Home For Sale in Dutchess County 71 Dutchess Drive, Holmes NY 12531 Price: $475,000 MLS number: 324426 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Footage: 2248 Call Debbie Allan at 845-705-5441 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. […]

February Blues? Spring is Coming!

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”    ― Edith Sitwell. Yes, Winter has been a bit long and trying at times.  But we’ve gotten through a good part of February, […]

Housing Market – Town of Poughkeepsie NY

The town of Poughkeepsie is set just east of the Hudson River and approximately 90 minutes north of NYC.  Poughkeepsie and its neighboring cities and towns offer a vast assortment of shopping, restaurants, parks,  colleges and much more.  With its proximity to commuter highways and Metro North, Poughkeepsie is a great place to own a […]

Country Cape in Union Vale NY

COUNTRY LIVING minutes to Millbrook village and more! 60 DEER POND ROAD, UNION VALE Priced at  $419,900 – Picture perfect, cozy Cape Cod style home with huge front porch on level 1 acre lot. This home has a 1st floor master bedroom suite, hardwood floors throughout and open layout. The custom kitchen has maple cabinets, […]

Cost vs. Value on Home Improvement Projects

Is it time for a few major improvements around the house?  Have you been considering a kitchen or bath remodel or maybe adding a new deck?  There are a few questions that you should probably ask yourself before you undertake your home improvement. First of all, you should ask yourself why are you doing the […]

Vacation or Vacation Home?

Would you rather go on vacation or own a vacation home? I love going on vacation – whether it is an exotic location or not, vacations are great.  But typically to go anyplace really great it takes planning, time off from work and money (usually lots of it).  I don’t particularly like to fly;  the […]

Taking the First Step – Buying Your First Home

Are your ready to jump into the real estate market as a first time home buyer?  It can be very intimidating trying to figure out the where to start.  First time buyers need a little extra TLC and expert guidance in order to make good, solid decisions.  Here are a few initial steps to get […]

Home Selling for the Holidays

Trying to sell your home during the holiday season can be challenging and festive décor may help add charm or could be a total distraction to that potential buyer.  I think the best rule of thumb:  less is more is best.  Also holiday decorations should be tasteful.  You might have a huge array of holiday decorations […]

Have you re-registered for your NYS STAR Tax credit yet?

The deadline of December 31 is approaching quickly and if you have not registered for the Basic STAR Tax Credit on your primary residence. It is so very easy to forget to register, so this is your friendly reminder to do so.  The NYS Tax Department reported that only half the register homeowners had registered […]

Pumpkin picking is just around the corner

  What starts off October better than a great big orange pumpkin?   Plentiful pumpkin picking places (same that 4 times fast)  can be found throughout Dutchess County and many of these offer hayrides and other fun things to do.  How do you pick a good pumpkin?  That certainly is in the eye’s of the beholder but […]

Apple picking in Dutchess County

As the summer months have left us and we go into the fall season, it is time to start planning for things that we might want to do over the next month or two. One thing I always planned on with my family was an apple picking trip. Dutchess County has a large number of […]

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