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June To-Do’s from our friends at Houzz

by Vanessa Saunders June is a month to get a lot of outdoor jobs around the house completed. Our friends over at have some great ideas, tips and advice as to how best to organize your time to maximize your enjoyment of the sunny mo...

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Smart Homes: From Affordable to Outrageous.

by Vanessa Saunders I recently wrote a blog which mentioned that many luxury home buyers want smart home technology in the high end properties they are viewing. It's a growing trend, and I can see why. These days, homeowners can have remot...

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Selling a Storm-Damaged Home

by Vanessa Saunders Its summer already, time for picnics, beaches and…STORMS! We’ve already had a fairly active spring weather season this year, with regular, almost weekly rain and wind in the Lower Hudson River Valley of New York. B...

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Local Fourth Fireworks in the Lower Hudson Valley

by Vanessa Saunders There's no lack of things explosive to do this coming Fourth of July in the Lower Hudson Valley. The rocket's red glare will be see up and down the Hudson and far inland, celebrating our Independence Day. Listed below...

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Time Is Of The Essence Ruling

Capuder Fazio Giacoia, LLP Attorneys at Law COURT CONFIRMS THE RULE THAT TIME OF THE ESSENCE CANNOT BE MADE PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE STATED IN THE CONTRACT OF SALE During the period between execution of the contract and the closing of t...

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Who are these buyers and why do they talk funny?

by Vanessa Saunders As our company name implies, Global Property Systems specializes in finding internationally-based buyers for New York and New Jersey properties. So far, this strategy has proven quite successful because of one very fortun...

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Converted Barns: Our Agricultural Cathedrals

by Vanessa Saunders It's not hard to understand why old barns inspire the dreamer in all of us to convert them into homes. Their soaring lofts, rustic rough wood interiors and the massive posts and beams which span huge expanses have a simil...

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Are prescription drugs killing your septic system?

by Vanessa Saunders (Depending on your point of view, this blog may or may not be acceptable for polite conversation, water cooler debates or dinner table discussion. It's about poo, and the problems we have getting rid of it. You have been ...

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Does your mouthpiece speak real estate?

by Vanessa Saunders I can't believe what just happened AGAIN! My second deal to fall through this month because of bad lawyering. On both occasions, my sellers insisted on using "their" attorney to handle the transaction, and in bot...

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