A Look at a Few Popular Decorating Styles – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

A Look at a Few Popular Decorating Styles – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

A Look At A Few Popular Decorating Styles Popular decorating styles are always changing. Is your home up to date on the latest fashion trends and decorating tips? Popular decorating styles are fun, interesting and they just add something to talk about to the rest of the home. If you are considering a redo of your living room, your kitchen, your bedroom or virtually any other room in or outside of your home, consider some of today’s more popular choices. You are sure to find one, or two, that you really love to use. Traditional: We have to start with […]

There are so many things to look for when you are buying a home. You have to be prepared for all the things that you need to know when you are purchasing your next home. There are many things that you will want to know about any home that you live in. you need to be sure that you ask questions so that you getting the full picture. The first thing that you need to when you are looking for a home is check out the location. You have to make sure that you are getting a home in the right location. You want to be the right area that you feel most comfortable in. After the location part, you will want to make sure that you have the right number of bedrooms in the home that you purchase. Many people want to have enough space for their family to live in. This is something that is very important when buying a home. Getting the home that you want the most is going to take some work. You have to make sure that you are able to get the home of your dreams. Looking is the fun part about buying a home. You get to check out a lot of homes and with each one you will see something else that you really want in your next home. You can use all of the homes that you have looked at as a good reference and make your choice from everything they have all combined. You will be sure to find the home of your dreams when you do all that you can. You should look through all of the real estate ads and even online. There are many great homes that are advertised all the time in these places and you can get a great range of homes to check out from these places. This is something that will get you on the right track when purchasing a home. You should also make sure that you are inspecting any home that you are planning to buy. You need to make sure that the home that you are thinking about purchasing does not have anything major wrong with it. You need to have a certified home inspector check all the plumbing and electrical work in the home. These are two very important parts of a home and you have to be sure that you will not find a problem later on down the road with the home. You also should make sure that you pay attention to the roof and basement of any home that you may decide to buy. If you do find a problem with a home that you are thinking about purchasing, you have to see if the present owner will fix it. Sometimes you can make a deal with the present owner to have the problems fixed before you decide to buy it. This will help you out in the end and you may not have to give up on the home of your dreams if they are willing to do this. Inspecting the home that you are thinking of purchasing first is a very good idea and one that will probably save you money in the end. If you are looking to sell or buy a home in the Hudson Valley, you should work with the best real estate agents in the Hudson Valley! Alexander Maxwell Realty provides complimentary award-winning real state photography, video walkthroughs, aerial and drone photography, and a world-class global marketing package with every listing. We are not just the best at selling homes but we go beyond than most by bringing our expertise and experience in real estate investment, interior design, marketing, home staging, renovations, remodeling, and much more. If you are looking for a home for sale in Hudson Valley or homes for sale in Upstate, NY or even Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – look no further! Our website gives you access to the best homes for sale in Hudson Valley/Upstate New York region.

What to look for when buying a home in the Hudson Valley

There are so many things to look for when you are buying a home. You have to be prepared for all the things that you need to know when you are purchasing your next home. There are many things that you will want to know about any home that you live in. you need to be sure that you ask questions so that you getting the full picture. The first thing that you need to when you are looking for a home is check out the location. You have to make sure that you are getting a home in the […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the more free you become and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is ‘too much’? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this […]

Brighten Your Kitchen Decor With The Flair of a Professional Home Decorator

Brighten Your Kitchen Decor With The Flair of a Professional Home Decorator

Eyes are supposed to be the windows to the soul. While being able to read the people around you is important, properly accenting your real windows is a lot easier to accomplish. A beautifully decorated home is a real joy, and one of the key elements to properly decorating your home is to put a good face on your windows. Window treatments are one of the quickest and easiest ways to dress up any house. A room that is generally overlooked in window decorations is the kitchen. We spend a good deal of our lives in our kitchens. The necessity […]

Contemporary Colonial Luxury Home in Poughkeepsie, New York by Toni Anne Perry, Licensed RE Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Group

Forbearance, Foreclosure and Home Selling in 2021 – Real Estate 101 with Toni Ann Perry

First and foremost, before forbearance or foreclosure – talk to your lending institution!  An open dialog with your lender may quell many problems before they happen; they are not there to scold or judge, just to help. What is mortgage forbearance?  The simplified answer, according to consumerfinance.gov: forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to temporarily pay your mortgage at a lower payment or pause paying your mortgage. You will have to pay the payment reduction or the paused payments back later. Forbearance is an option if you have a temporary situation that will be resolved over […]

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

For anybody, decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but it also can be very rewarding. It will also teach you how to showcase your home. In this book, we will provide great ideas and tips for decorating various rooms within your home without going over budget. Just by adding a few small, but creative and decorative details, you can make any home look like a million dollars. As long as you approach your decorating on a budget creatively, it should not only save you money, but will be fun also. If you want to create the perfect look […]

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

(BPT) – You put a lot of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide surveys, which found that more than half of Americans now working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, Joy Cho and Corey Damen Jenkins, interior design experts who work with Stearns & Foster — a luxury mattress company known for handcrafted style and comfort — have identified the following design tips […]

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

Spring 2021: Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to do 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.    They can devote time to the job and shield you fro the transaction-related stress Selling a house requires a dedicated amount of time, energy, stressful communication […]

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

Selling a house can be a tricky business, but one you can easily do when you have the right information. The amount of money that you can make or lose will depend on how you handle an offer. Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley There are times when you should accept an offer – such as if your home is in an area where homes are harder to sell. Some places, like out of the way rural […]

How to Create a Spa-like Experience at Home

How to Create a Spa-like Experience at Home

(BPT) – During stressful times, there’s nothing better than a little soothing self-care at a spa. If you aren’t able to go out to get pampered the way you used to, however, you can give yourself some TLC right at home. To help you create your own personalized spa experience, Nikki Miller, global director of KOHLER Waters Spa, offers tips for home self-care based on the relaxing treatments offered in their locations including at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin; in Illinois — and even in Scotland. Her primary advice? “First, create a ritual that suits you, and that makes […]

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community in Somers, NY

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley

The townhouse concept of living is nothing new. Townhouse living has been around for quite a while but its appeal has really taken off in the last several years. Larger urban and suburban population growth and changes in the general lifestyle choices for society in the twenty-first century have driven the growing movement towards townhouse communities. The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community Townhouse living is being embraced by people for a variety of good reasons. It’s definitely a trend that will only continue to expand. But what is it […]

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering your home can seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot like exercise. Once you start, you feel better, and you want to keep going. Getting your home decluttered means that everything you have in your space is something you find valuable, and this is good for your spirit and your mind. The Early Steps: Make One Decision The first step in decluttering your home is to start with a focus in just one room. Take multiple containers with you into just one room. You will need  a bag for trash a box for things you want to donate a […]

Wintertime Home Decorating Ideas with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson Valley

Wintertime Home Decorating Ideas with Xiomara Marrero

Most people begin the home decorating process for winter with a bang only to end with a whimper. Far too few people realize that Christmas is only the beginning of the winter season and that while Christmas decorations are a nice addition, they are also a temporary decorative addition in most homes lasting little more than a month if that long. This leaves two more months of winter with a sparsely decorated home in many cases. Wintertime Home Decorating Ideas with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Photographer Maxwell Alexander has a keen eye when it comes to integrating powerful emotions and visual imagery—an eye that often transcends dimensions and different mediums, prominently displayed in his new series of fine art sculpture photo prints on simplida.com. A few years back, Maxwell Alexander created a series of sculptures inspired by the idea of mind travel through the Universe. He initially planned to produce a commercial run of these pieces to sell as home decor. However, as he was pulled in multiple directions by the rapidly growing collective of Duncan Avenue brands, Max put his passion project on hold […]

One Way to Shine in a Competitive Housing Market is to Create a Good First Impression by Realtor Naomi Harris (Alexander Maxwell Realty – The Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley)

One Way to Shine in the Competitive Hudson Valley Real Estate Market is to Create a Good First Impression

According to home-selling experts at the Alexander Maxwell Realty, some quick tips for speeding up this process include burning candles during open houses, filling the home with the aroma of fresh-baked cookies and hanging a wreath on the front door. One Way to Shine in the Competitive Hudson Valley Real Estate Market is to Create a Good First Impression by Realtor Naomi Harris (Alexander Maxwell Realty – The Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley), Photo by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Home-improvement experts say that investing several thousand dollars in new kitchen countertops or a bathroom remodel will give […]

5 quick tips for improving the airflow in your home

(BPT) – With COVID-19 cases up in most parts of the country families are weighing the pros and cons of gathering. Experts encourage maintaining a steady flow of fresh, quality air within your home to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. Proper air circulation is crucial in any home, because airflow regulates temperature and creates a more pleasant and safe breathing environment. By contrast, poor air circulation can actually endanger your health. In fact, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often two to five times higher than outdoor levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s how to improve […]

3 Common Buyer Turn-Offs (And Their Simple Solutions)

3 Common Home Buyer Turn-Offs (And Their Simple Solutions)

Understanding what home buyers in your area are looking for can help you sell your home faster. Just as important, though, is knowing what they’re trying to avoid.  With that in mind, here are three common issues that will often keep buyers from placing an offer on a home. The good news is, they can all be solved pretty easily with some smart re-decorating—no construction expertise required.  Problem #1: It feels too small. Square footage isn’t everything when it comes to home size. How that space is laid out makes a big impact in how the home feels to potential […]

4 questions to ask before getting a new pet

4 questions to ask before getting a new pet

(BPT) – One good thing about last year? More people are fostering and adopting pets who need homes. And during the pandemic, pet adoption increases even more because families have more time away from work and school. Before you foster or adopt — and especially when considering a pet as a gift — it’s best to make sure you’re ready not just for the fun and companionship pets can bring, but also for the responsibilities. Preparing thoughtfully in advance will ensure you and your new pet are happy and comfortable at home. “This year has been so unexpected, but one […]

Hudson Valley Style Living with Naomi Harris – 5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project

Hudson Valley Style Living with Naomi Harris – 5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project

In deciding on what to do in hiring a kitchen designer a well thought out plan is necessary for any kitchen design project to be successful. A good kitchen designer should be able to work with you to create the design that will both fit your desires and needs and that squares with your budget. 5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project – by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine 1. How Much Are You Willing To Spend? Level with the designer just how much you will be willing to spend on your kitchen design […]