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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 […]

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor (BPT) – In this age of political and economic uncertainty, many Americans are seeing the value of living in caring neighborhoods and acting as good neighbors. One recent survey found 75 percent of Americans think it’s important to welcome new neighbors, 58 percent say it’s important for neighbors to socialize and 37 percent are more likely to seek help from a neighbor than a friend when it comes to small projects. Further, the chance to meet others is often cited as a primary reason why millennials prefer living in urban neighborhoods. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project - Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project: O’Connell’s Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Renovation Project: Myles & Desire O’Connell Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Myles & Desire O’Connell Brooklynites Myles and Desire O’Connell were frequent visitors to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, up until they bumped into each other on a hike near Woodstock. Soon after, Myles proposed to Desire on the top of the Panther Mountain in Shandaken. It was a matter of time for them to start thinking about putting their roots down (even just for the Summer season as it usually […]

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. […]

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank (BPT) – 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. 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 […]

7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home (BPT) – Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself and your family. People vastly underestimate the time they spend inside, assuming just four hours, when in actuality they are inside more than 21 hours each day, according to The […]

5 simple ways to customize a bathroom space

5 simple ways to customize a bathroom space

5 simple ways to customize a bathroom space (BPT) – Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in a home. It’s where you start and end your day, and can be a room to relax and recharge in. This special space should reflect your personality and unique preferences. If you don’t feel it adequately does, there are a few simple ways to refresh this room so it feels one of a kind. If you want to update your bathroom with customized features that suit your personality, consider the following five ideas: Lighting: Bathroom lighting should be functional and fashionable, enabling […]

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How to create an outdoor living space you can enjoy all year long

How to create the outdoor sanctuary you’ve always wanted (BPT) – The dream of a perfect outdoor space where homeowners can enjoy the beauty of nature while still being completely comfortable is no longer limited to a specific climate or time of year. A one-of-a-kind all-seasons deck is possible if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and then use the right materials to make it happen. Whether you’re revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following deck […]

Money-saving roofing secrets every homeowner should know

Money-saving roofing secrets every homeowner should know

Money-saving tips about roof shingles (BPT) – Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step in providing crucial protection from the damage the elements can dish out — from heat, wind, and rain, to snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of roof shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance. Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking to save money with a new roof. Roof replacement can save […]

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 smart ideas to refresh your deck

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As 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, environmentally friendly […]

ToughConstruct - Hudson valley's best general contractor

High-quality, market-conscious renovation may increase your home’s value.

Convert to Landida™ Smart Landscapes Landida™ landscapes are designed to reduce or completely forgo the use of precious energy, fresh water, harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Yet they are human- and pet-friendly, visually pleasing, evergreen, eco-conscious and virtually maintenance free. Convert to Landida™ smart landscape with ToughConstruct™! HVAC Split Systems Installation Keep it cool in the Summer and warm in the Spring/Fall with the top of the line heat pumps or AC split systems. Modern Split Systems are much more efficient than other types of gas, oil or electric heating/cooling. Take advantage of the utility bill savings and conserve the energy! […]

Modern Rustic Luxury in Cornwall on Hudson, NY - Interior Design project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Custom-built Modern Rustic Hudson Valley Style Barn Doors – 2019 Trend

Barn doors are no longer an outdoor feature, but a stylish yet rustic Hudson Valley Style interior design trend. Known for their functionality and space-saving features, they are in high demand among ToughConstruct clients in Hudson Valley’s Cornwall on Hudson, New Windsor, Newburgh, Wallkill, Goshen, Pine Bush, and Beacon areas. With the help of ToughConstruct (voted in 2018 Hudson Valley’s best contractor by Hudson Valley Style Magazine readers), discover why adding a barn door is an ideal home improvement project that will bring modern rustic style into your home. Custom Barn Doors by Hudson Valley’s best contractor – ToughConstruct Barnd doors are a […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

2019: The year of the space-age home (BPT) – In 2019, the “space-age” home will become a reality with modern innovations that are poised to change the way we think about luxury, elegance and comfort. Incorporating advanced technology into your home is essential when elevating its overall style, design and functionality. What better way to create a futuristic environment than by living like an astronaut in your own home. You can do exactly that with the new Flotation Tub with ZERO DIMENSION from TOTO. Made from proprietary Galaline man-made marble, the stylish tub combines a luxury spa aesthetic with space-age technology that simulates […]