Hudson Valley Real Estate (in a Nutshell)

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Nobody really knows exactly where the Hudson Valley Real Estate Area starts and stops. As the term becomes more marketable it seems that it takes on a life of its’ own and grows in every direction along the Hudson River. From a real estate perspective, second-home buyers looking for the most bang for their buck are looking on the west side of the river heading more north into the Catskills, in search of more home buying value. Ulster and Sullivan Counties seem to be the destination of choice...

In Memory of a Fisherman's Friend

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I first met Dean-O Hicks when I moved to Bonita Springs in 1998. He was running Master Bait and Tackle shop at the time and more than a few old timers said he was the man to see for anyone wanting to learn about fishing here in Southwest Florida. Being from the Midwest, I was well versed in fresh water angling techniques but had no idea what to do when it came to fishing in salt water. All I can say about Dean is that he didn't know me from the next guy, but he never hesitated when I aske...

Upside Down House in Poland Built by Daniel Czapiewski Attracting Tourists to the Tiny Village of...

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Here's a video of an upside down house that gives a whole new purpose to the seller's disclosure statement. Daniel Czapiewski, Polish businessman and philanthropist, built this house in 114 days as an artistic statement about the Communist era and current state of the world. Usually, his company builds homes in 3 weeks, however, the workers needed frequent breaks due to being nauseous. The workers, as well as the many thousands of tourists to this tiny Polish village of Szymbark, complain of...

Tsalila, The Umpqua River Festival in Reedsport Oregon - September 22-23

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The Oregon Coast is hopping with festivals and events on the weekend of September 22-23, 2007. Reedsport has its 11th annual Tsalila (pronounced sa-LEE-la) this weekend to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Umpqua River and the spectacular natural and cultural resources in the Umpqua watershed. The Festival is free and open to the public, listen to story tellers and music, dance to the drums, play a round of migration golf, browse through the arts and crafts booths, have fun at the...

Fed Interest Rate Cut and Promises of Future Cuts Should Help Troubled Housing Market

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The Fed cut interest rates by .5% today. Although a rate cut was expected, 0.5% was at the upper end range of what was expected. This is good news for a troubled national housing market. The stock market responded with a 300 point rally. The rate cut is important for its financial help, but such an aggressive move is also an indicator that the Fed plans on addressing the current issues in the credit markets. Another bit of good news is that the Fed released a statement after the meeting ...

Eastern Washington Home Prices Continue To Increase Bucking National Trends

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The Washington Association of REALTORS® released a press release stating Washington home prices are rising. Here is an excerpt from the press release (bold added for emphasis): “All real estate markets are unique. We shouldn’t be surprised that Washington State is bucking national trends,” said Dennis Rose, 2007 president of the Washington Realtors. “In order to make smart home-buying decisions, now more than ever it’s important to work with a professional REALTOR® who is familiar with...

Richland Washington Steelhead Fishing | Columbia River Salmon Fishing

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Many visit the Tri-Cities area, including the vibrant community of Richland, for the abundance of water-based sports, activities, events, and attractions associated with the nearby convergence of the Columbia River with the Snake and Yakima Rivers; these three rivers and all the connected activity is a huge drawing factor for those considering relocation to the area. One particular (and popular) water sport enjoyed by visitors as well as Richland homeowners is steelhead fishing. Steelhead...

Naked Real Estate

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Here in Upstate New York we enjoy a niche market consisting of New York City residents looking to escape city life and enjoy a little of what country living has to offer.  Along with the extra acreage, privacy, views and water features comes one other requirement of our city buyers, a feature I refer to as the naked factor. The naked factor refers to either the entire property or a portion of the property being secluded enough to be comfortably naked outside.  I don't understand...

Fed Interest Rate Cuts - A Bold Move for the Economy

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The Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy arm of the Federal Reserve, held their September meeting today and by unanimous decision, lowered both the Fed funds and Discount rates by 50 basis points each. It was a bold move to help an economy trying to deal with the recent developments in the financial markets; specifically, a tightening of credit conditions that was intensifying the housing correction. The rate cuts are designed to forestall adverse economic conditions, foster...

Park City Golf Community - Brand New Project

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Enjoy some amazing views of Deer Valley Resort and Mount Timpanogos from this brand new golf community just outside of Park City Utah.   The location of this new golf community near the Jordanelle Reservoir is amazing with its secluded feel.  Besides offering a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course this new start up amenity rich community will have its own mini ski resort on site.   I have never heard of a golf community with its own ski hill on s...