5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime (BPT) – The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank. 1. Historic Route 66 – Historic Route 66 was one of the original American highways, extending all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. From a weekend trip […]

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style (BPT) – Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. From modernist architectural structures to furnishings that embrace rounded geometries and smooth contours, design elements from this period are rooted in a sense of history, yet seamlessly integrate into the present for a truly enduring, iconic look. Incorporate these elements to create a space that distills the essence of timeless sophistication and captures the je ne sais quoi of mid-century influence. Streamlined aesthetic Curate a distinguished, mid-century […]

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Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When you put your house on the market, it can be difficult to tell how long it will be on there before it is sold. This makes planning for other things, such as moving out and buying a new place, harder to do. Here are five factors that can impact how quickly your home will sell.  Neighborhood Appeal Consider your surrounding neighborhood. Is it close to restaurants or other local attractions? Is it […]

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care (BPT) – Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don’t have time to do the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your personal goals, practicing self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can take control of your time and take better care of yourself. Sometimes it’s a question of prioritizing what you want to do — and outsourcing the rest. Simplify meal prep and cooking. Unless cooking is enjoyable and […]

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property in the Hudson Valley

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property by Dino Alexander, REALTOR®, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Hudson Valley used to be a summer vacation destination for generation, however, the way we live and work has changed. Thanks to advances in technology, many are able to work form their home office and choose to live outside of busy cities like New York. In the same time, the number of vacation homes in the Hudson Valley and specifically in Catskills, Woodstock area has declined and many of summer homes became permanent residences. Alexander Maxwell Realty – Hudson Valley Real Estate […]

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies (BPT) – Summer is not only a time for renewal around the house, but also for battling pesky allergies. While you can’t stop allergies from happening each summer season, there are easy ways to reduce their effects in your home. Home space expert Egypt Sherrod shares her tips for refreshing your home décor, while also reducing allergens and dust, for a total spring home refresh. 1. Fight back with asthma and allergy-friendly appliances Turning your home into an allergy-fighting fortress is key this spring. Look for LG’s […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition In the Spring’19 Issue of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we are introducing Duncan Avenue Group’s brand new enterprise: Alexander Maxwell Realty and the latest home design project by Duncan Avenue Studio. Thank you for getting a copy of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine! We appreciate your support! Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander Hudson Valley Style Magazine™ is a flagship publication of the Duncan Avenue Group™ and Hudson Valley’s Premiere Style & Design Publication with a Global Audience with focus on highlighting examples of high-end design, style, sustainability, and social responsibility concepts in the Hudson Valley and beyond. […]

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional You might need a landscape professional if … (BPT) – In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can provide, and the project may end up costing more if doing it themselves. Fortunately, trained, experienced and certified experts are available to help turn your vision into […]

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Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent by Maxwell Alexander

Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to go it alone. However, when you take a look at some of the things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, you will quickly realize why this is rarely a good idea. Indeed, there are a number of excellent reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your house without the help of an experienced real estate agent, such as: 1.    Professional Real Estate Agents […]

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor (BPT) – When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you’re just bored with it, an update is in order. Fortunately, you don’t need to hire an expensive interior designer or completely redo rooms. With a few key DIY projects, you can easily give each room a facelift without spending a lot of money. Better yet, this gives you the opportunity to personalize your decor so it’s one of a kind and truly reflects who you are. Whether you’re […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see […]

Shopping for Real Estate in the Hudson Valley? Here are the Top Three Reasons You Should Buy a House Instead of a Condo.

Top Three Reasons You Should Buy a House Instead of a Condo by Dino Alexander, REALTOR®, Real Estate Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Condos are very tempting properties to buy, especially if you’re in the market for the first time. They are frequently cheaper than houses. The low monthly payment for amenities is also attractive for people with busy lifestyles. There’s also a perception that condos can be used to temporarily build up equity until you’re ready to move into a proper home. Although there is truth to each of those statements, the reality is that many people simply outgrow […]

Reasons to buy your new Hudson Valley Home with Alexander Maxwell Realty

Reasons to buy your new Hudson Valley Home with Alexander Maxwell Realty

Reasons to buy your new Hudson Valley Home with Alexander Maxwell Realty Hudson Valley is a gorgeous region encompassing the valley formed by Hudson River and its surrounding communities. It is located in New York State and renowned for its history, winemaking, and grape growing regions. Hudson Valley is spread over an enormous area of more than 18000 sq km and it is blessed with outstanding natural beauty. If you are looking for a cool and relaxed lifestyle with organic food and spirits, there is no better place for you in the United States than Hudson Valley. Reasons to buy […]

How to create a DIY planter box for growing your summer herbs

How to create a DIY planter box for growing your summer herbs (BPT) – Do-it-yourself projects are more popular than ever, and it’s no wonder why; they make for a great weekend activity and are a creative way to add handmade touches to your space. Whether it’s gardening, cooking, or simply being creative, summer is the perfect time to combine your favorite passions into a DIY project. Chris Lambton, garden and yard care expert, suggests a seasonal project to kick off the summer months that is not only fun to create, but also will be useful for months to come. […]

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels (BPT) – With more Americans “going green” than ever before, you’ve probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you’ve increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don’t know where to start. It may be easier than you think to have solar panels installed in your home. According to residential solar experts, here are the steps involved in going solar. 1. […]