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 […]

Real Estate 101 with Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Selling Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home in the Hudson Valley

Real Estate 101 with Naomi Harris: How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home in the Hudson Valley

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. Real Estate 101 with Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Selling Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home in the Hudson Valley Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage Your Hudson Valley Home When a prospective […]

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander

It’s been around for a while, and a hit GHTV show made it even more popular. But it doesn’t seem like it will go away anytime soon, and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve got all the stuff you need if you’re planning a remodel! Let’s get started with our inexpensive interior design tips, then read on for our farmhouse interior design tips with a modern twist! How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York Every farmhouse-style home has a different […]

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero

When a home is ready to go on the market, homeowners always want to know how long it’s going to take to sell it. If you have a real estate agent, they’ll give you an estimated time because he knows all that’s involved in it. They know the average amount of days it takes to sell a place. How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors While you might think that selling a home quickly means you have to […]

Staging a House for Sale? Here are Top 10 Home Staging Tips by Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Top Ten Home Staging Tips by Realtor Naomi Harris

In a strictly rational world, buying a home would be largely an economic decision. Homebuyers would weigh the properties carefully, comparing factors like appreciation potential, relative value, and quality of life. But in the real world, the home buying experience is quite different. Staging a House for Sale? Here are Top 10 Home Staging Tips by Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part […]

How to Choose the Right Bracelet for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

How to Choose the Right Bracelets for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

An elegant bracelet is a great accessory that can be worn with just about anything. In our busy world, we often find that a few extra pieces of leather or beads can give an outfit that extra bit of panache, and they can also instantly reveal a little bit of who we really are even without saying a word. Bracelets could definitely be a symbol of freedom, creativity, and confidence. How to Choose the Right Bracelets for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK When it comes to wearing a bracelet, effortlessness is the key. When you grasp this concept, […]

Are You Considering Professional Real Estate Photography for Your Hudson Valley Home?

Here’s what you should do before your photographer arrives. Hudson Valley home sellers are facing challenges due to the rapid change in the real estate market. Searching for a home not that long ago meant driving to beautiful Hudson Valley neighborhoods, picking up sales packets and flyers, and visiting several open houses. Are You Considering Professional Real Estate Photography for Your Hudson Valley Home? – Presented by Duncan Avenue Studios – Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography A home search in our post-pandemic world is more likely to begin online during a lunch break at the (home) office than while driving. […]

The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline's Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander

Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Interview with the Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley

Just a few days ago, I joined Latwan Banks, the owner and balloon stylist of the Hudson Valley balloon decoration salon Madeline’s Room, at one of her latest balloon styling sessions at Cream Boutique in Newburgh New York and we had an amazing time chatting about balloons and styling, and art. Her work is so fascinating and I had tons of questions about it. The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander Here is how it went: Dino: Why ballon decorations? How did […]

A Cabin Theme for Your Home Decorating Ideas – Home Decor with Xiomara Marrero

Exploring Rustic Cabin Theme – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

When it comes to home decorating there is one thing that must be said-people seem too long for the simple life and cabin living. Of all the styles of decorating and décor this is one that seems to be repeated most often but in different ways. Seriously there are a lot of resources on ‘cabin’ décor such as Pinterest boards, websites, magazines, brochures, books, and how-to videos all over the place than probably any other style of decorating. One reason for the phenomenal popularity of this particular type of home decorating style probably has a little bit to do with […]

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 […]

Pride Weekend Cherry Picking in Hudson Valley's Prospect Hill Orchards with Maxwell and Dino Alexander

Pride Weekend Cherry Picking in Hudson Valley’s Prospect Hill Orchards with Maxwell and Dino Alexander

Summer 2021 is definitely like no other! Recovering from the pandemic and the civil unrest across the World and the US feels more like an eerie Zombieland kind of a movie. With just a couple of scarce BLM protests in Beacon and Newburgh, racial justice didn’t get much attention in the Hudson Valley. And while economic equality took a major hit this year, billionaires of the World benefited from the largest transfer of wealth (in one year) in the history of humankind. So yeah, there has never been a better time to celebrate something like Pride, Diversity, and Equality. Pride […]

Turn Your Living into a Relaxation Oasis with These Simple Home Decor Tips - Presented by Simplida Fine Art – World's Finest Wall Art

Turn Your Living into a Relaxation Oasis with These Simple Home Decor Tips

How do you relax after a long day? Relax a bit at home. However, what if the ambiance or vibe of your home isn’t as inviting as it should be? Sleeping in your bedroom or cooking in the kitchen are two common choices. How do you unwind and relax? Where is your favorite spot? It’s the living room. Whether you want to spend time with your family, play with your children or arrange a get-together, the family room is the place where you can do that. The living room should be a place that gives you that feeling of being […]

The Life-Long Journey and a Balancing Act of Managing Lower Back Pain – True Story by Dino Alexander

Review of The New Drug-Free Robotic Laser Technology for Managing Back Pain

My battle with back pain started 7 years ago after an unfortunate injury during weight lifting training. Ever since pain management has been an inseparable part of my daily activities. For the first few months to a year, I was in some sort of denial and hoping for things to get better on their own. The problem is life is happening and taking a step back wasn’t an option at that time. On top of that, I switched careers from a job with a mild physical workload to the intense lifestyle of a contractor in the construction field. Review of […]

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Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent

It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or “smell”), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose and be prepared for ordering perfume samples online. Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent – by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell – similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, […]

Choosing The Right Eye Makeup For Your Face – by Ashley McGillicuddy – Hebe Med Spa

Beauty is an interest of great application and skill. It is an interest with the goal of making oneself appear more attractive to themselves, others, or both. You may think that it’s easier said than done, correct? Don’t let that put you off! Read the tips below to see what you need to begin beautifying yourself like a pro. Choosing The Right Eye Makeup For Your Face – by Ashley McGillicuddy – Hebe Medical Spa – The Best Spa in Hudson Valley – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) If you have a pale complexion, opt for a brown […]

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Designer Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor

When you think about decorating your home, you probably picture colorful throw pillows, an array of rugs and perhaps a bed cover or two. All those elements play a huge role in home décor, but there is another element that is just as important. How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Designer Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach Artwork can transform your bare walls into things of beauty, and all you need to make it happen is sometimes. You can order everything you need online, from the canvas […]

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression by Realtor Jessica Hill, Alexander Maxwell Realty - Th Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression

Presentation. Yes, that is the keyword you always need to keep in mind. “First impression is the last impression” is a proverb that not many people are willing to buy into these days. But in case of homes, especially an old home that you are showcasing to others, this may very well be the case. It is a time tested way to make sure that your house gets liked by whoever comes to view it. Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression by Realtor Jessica Hill, Alexander Maxwell Realty To make sure that […]

Open Letter to Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Calling for Community Accountability

A Response to the Call for Community Accountability and Our Recent Town Hall – by the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston, NY

To the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community The movement for our collective liberation has been shaped by effective call-outs, and we’re grateful to every human who signed the recent call for community accountability statement posted online by the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center. We hear you, we see you, and we are sorry. We wouldn’t presume to engage with you directly, and want to honor your space. But our door is open for dialogue, and we have a plan, now, for a restorative process related to the harms. We thank you for the leadership you have shown where we have fallen short of our […]

Top 10 Perfume Choices For Women by the Hudson valley Style Magazine

Top 10 Perfumes this Summer – by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

If you like to smell good, and who doesn’t, then finding the right perfume is at the top of your list. The shopping process may include sampling tester bottles at the store or simply by the old trial-and-error method. In an attempt to make your perfume shopping a little easier, this article takes a look at ten of the top perfume choices by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Top 10 Perfumes this Summer – by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine Notes of Chardonnay by Kelly and Jones – and addictive and sultry perfume, made to pair with a glass of […]

The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent The Meaning Of A Fashion Show At The 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway

The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent the Meaning of a Fashion Show at the 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway

When you hear the words “fashion show,” a couple of images may come to mind. Flashing flickers set off by a sea of cameras, a spotlight illuminating a raised, linear runway, a synchronized assembly of models. However, you may perceive a fashion show to be, the student fashion show producers who created Marist College’s 35th annual Silver Needle Runway challenged the narrative and the concept around what a fashion show can be. The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent the Meaning of a Fashion Show at the 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway – Story by: Erica Capobianco – Photos by: […]

Skincare for Men Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men

Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important at every stage of life, both to mitigate health risks like skin cancer and to look your best. Unfortunately, skincare ingredients can be confusing if you don’t know where to begin! This article presents what five functional ingredients actually do and how to use them effectively. Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men Hyaluronic Acid Acid on your face might sound like a nightmare, but hyaluronic acid is actually proven to benefit even sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid is […]