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 Hudson Valley Home

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 prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see a space cluttered with all of your belongings. Nor do they want to see a home totally devoid of fixtures or […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

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Spring is here! Hiking Adventures Await! Hiking tips and more…

Strap on your boots and hit the trails Before you head out on your next big hike, be sure to check out these Hudson Valley hiking tips. We’ve got everything from expert advice to personal stories of local trails, so you’ll be prepared with the knowledge you need to have an amazing time on your hike! If you’re ready to start planning your Hudson Valley hiking adventure, read on! How to prepare your body It might sound cliché, but you have to make sure you’re mentally ready for a hike. The most important thing to remember is that hiking is […]

10 Top Reasons why Professional Photography and Videography is Important in Social Media Marketing – Presented by Duncan Avenue Studios

10 Top Reasons why Professional Photography and Videography is Important in Social Media Marketing

10 Top Reasons why Professional Photography and Videography is Important in Social Media Marketing – Social Media Marketing That Converts – Presented by Duncan Avenue Studios What does it take to make your social media marketing efforts successful? Quality content, of course! It’s been shown time and again that the best way to engage with your audience and drive traffic back to your site is to publish videos and photos on your Facebook page or Instagram account. But as we all know, good photography and videography aren’t cheap. If you’re looking to start investing in high-quality content, check out our tips below […]

Brand Ambassador Opportunity with HARD NEW YORK

Brand Ambassador Opportunity with HARD NEW YORK

Are you a social media influencer and looking to monetize your fame? Here is an amazing brand ambassador opportunity just for you! Sign Up for HARD NEW YORK Men’s Fashion Accessories Brand Ambassador Program at hardnewyork.goaffpro.com and get your exclusive vanity discount code, referral URL and start earning up to 15% per successful referral sale.

Hidden Meadow Sommers – Brand New Townhomes Community in Hudson Valley

Hidden Meadow Somers – Brand New Townhomes Community in Hudson Valley

The Hidden Meadow is a luxury residence set in natural surroundings blessed by Mother Nature. Step outside your front door and you can enjoy scenic walking trails, wide-open green spaces, rain gardens and ponds and pretty gardens. Hidden Meadow Somers – Brand New Townhomes Community in Hudson Valley – Sponsored Content by the Hidden Meadow Somers It is a wonderful place thoughtfully designed to please nature lovers, fitness enthusiasts, families with children and anyone who appreciates the great outdoors and modern living. This peaceful area with historic stone walls attracts an abundance of wildlife, including birds and squirrels. It’s no […]

Home for Sale: 186 Bowne St, Port Ewen, NY 12466 // 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 sq.ft. //$239,000

Cozy Up in This Hudson Valley Home for Sale in Port Ewen, NY

This charming home is located in the desirable Town of Esopus, conveniently nestled between Kingston and Poughkeepsie. Featuring all the original woodwork, well-maintained hardwood floors throughout, a newly renovated eat-in kitchen, a deck with an above ground pool, a fenced-in yard, and a barn structure with plenty of untapped potential. Just minutes to the Downtown Kingston Waterfront. Hudson Valley Home for Sale: 186 Bowne St, Port Ewen, NY 12466 // 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 sq.ft. //$239,000 Listing information provided by: Alexander Maxwell Realty – Hudson Valley’s Best Realtors / almaxrealty.com / 845-518-2750 / 3109 Laurant Dr, Wappingers Falls, NY […]

Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now

Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now

We are all spending more time at home now and are increasingly finding that DIY home improvement projects can be fun, rewarding, and cost-effective. Especially today when it’s so important to have a comfortable, stylish home to enjoy more time with friends and family, DIY projects are a simple way to make our living spaces even better. Perhaps best of all, they empower you to personalize your home to reflect your tastes, preferences, and individual needs. Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now (BPT) – Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Thanks in […]

Indoor survival guide for guys

Beat Winter Boredom – Indoor Survival Guide for Guys

Indoor survival guide for guys (BPT) – The winter months are known as a leading cause of indoor stir-craziness. Colder temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and shortened daylight hours all mean we spend more time inside than we would like. This poses a particular challenge for guys, who after months of hibernation are surely climbing the walls. The male head of the family needs some creative outlets that will keep him from driving the rest of the house — not to mention himself — crazy. Here are some outside-the-box ideas to support inside pastimes for guys to help maintain sanity. B.Y.O.B. […]

Alexander Maxwell Realty Infographic: Luxury Hudson Valley Home for Sale in Rock Tavern, NY

Alexander Maxwell Realty Infographic: Luxury Home for Sale in Rock Tavern, NY

Welcome to the Luxury Summer Paradise/Winter Wonderland in Rock Tavern, NY! This luxury home has been completely rebuilt in 2010 and further improved with trendy modern rustic style interiors and exquisite landscaping design featuring Hudson Valley-native shrubs, trees, rocks, and grass, heated pool with LED lighting and standalone jacuzzi tub. Wake up to the sunrise shining through double glass doors on the east side of the house and watch the warm sunset rays shining through plenty of energy-efficient windows and french doors on the west. Dip into the blue heated pool or explore beautifully landscaped grounds. Ride your ATV into […]

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love. Upgrade your space without breaking the bank – (BPT) 1) Measure your moolah Understanding the budget is a crucial first step to any home project and money can be a sensitive subject. To conquer the awkwardness, download a finance app to get a sense of your spending habits. This will […]

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Twin Palms Luxury Paradise Villa in Sint Maarten, Caribbean Islands

“Twin Palms Paradise” is a Sint Maarten / St. Martin’s private & luxurious jewel of the Caribbean with breathtaking and endless ocean views. The villa is cradled into the lush hillside inside the very secluded and gated community of ‘Dawn Beach Estates’ on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. COMPLETELY RENOVATED! Over $80,000 spent on high-grade hurricane glass! New roof, furnishings and kitchen. TURN KEY VRBO cash generator. One of the top earners in Dawn Beach. And all this a short stroll to the beach. Twin Palms – Luxury Caribbean Villa for Sale – Sint Maarten – Almax Realty Twin Palms […]

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

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

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. Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care – (BPT) Simplify meal prep and cooking. Unless cooking is enjoyable and […]

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property

Home Interior Design upgrades, suitable for the whole family

(BPT) – With a bustling household and busy family schedules, updates to the home are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider four home improvement ideas fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits. 1. Pick paint colors that age well. Paint can dramatically transform a space, so when you choose a color, pay attention to tones that age well. While kids are drawn to bright hues, reach for colors that are soft on the eyes. Choose colors that work in harmony, like whites and blushes; charcoals and blues; […]

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall (BPT) – With the weather cooling down and trees changing to vibrant colors, it’s no wonder many consider autumn their favorite time of year. Fall draws people outside to apple orchards and pumpkin patches and fills homes with the smells of seasonal baking. A recent YouGov survey commissioned by VELUX found that most people (over 69%) think exposure to daylight, fresh air and nature has a positive effect on their well-being, including reducing stress. Yet according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people today spend 90% of their time indoors. Even […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind (BPT) – Do you have a case of wanderlust? Traveling is a great way to explore new places and try new activities, going beyond the ordinary to create lifelong memories with family and friends. But travel does come with risks. This is particularly important with the rise in adventure travel, where Americans are incorporating exciting experiences, like cycling and ATV tours, to their itineraries. More risks tend to be associated with these types of activities on trips, including unexpected accidents or injuries. “While the goal is to create happy and […]

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors (BPT) – Life is hectic, full of demands at work and at home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it’s no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you bask in the fresh air, sunshine, and beauty of nature. This doesn’t mean you have to be a savvy outdoor adventurer. There is a growing movement of people […]

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine (BPT) – Mornings can be chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn’t it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you looked forward to? Starting your day on a high note is simple when you adopt some tips and tricks for simplifying your morning routine. You’ll save time, be more efficient and learn to cherish the first part of the day. 1: Select clothing the evening prior […]

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen (BPT) – You wipe down the counters, clean the floor and run the dishwasher regularly. Your kitchen appears clean on the surface, but there’s probably a lot that could use a refresh. It’s time to pay attention to frequently used but often forgotten items in your kitchen. Make sure to include these five kitchen items on the next round of cleaning so you get the sparkling kitchen you deserve. How to thoroughly clean your dishwasher Why would a machine with the main job of cleaning need cleaning itself? Because food debris and […]

4 Fabulous Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine

4 Fabulous Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine

4 Fabulous Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine (BPT) – Beauty routines, we all have them and no two are alike. Whether you are getting ready for work or for date night, your actions can actually benefit the environment too. No other state in the U.S. can match what California offers in terms of natural beauty, miles of coastline, stunning forests and idyllic weather and it’s up to each of us to do our part to keep it that way. From singing in the shower to styling our hair, we may be using more energy than we think, which can […]