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 #2: 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 […]

Why It Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

Why It Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

The decision to buy a new home and move can be a difficult one. Your current dwelling is “home” to you, the place where you’ve put down roots and made lasting memories. You’re probably very attached to it. So, you’re not going to move on a whim. You’re not going to move just for the sake of moving or because you’re tired of waking up in the same bedroom every day. Why It Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander That said, not every house is a “forever” […]

Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Too Much Time on Your Hands? Getting a Real Estate License Might be a Solution!

Working from home has become a norm after the COVID-19 pandemic forcefully introduced so many changes into our lives back in 2020. Being a real estate agent is one of the options that provides freedom and flexibility of an independent contractor yet with so many benefits that are provided by real estate brokerages. Real estate industry in the United States is known as a very lucrative business and a lot of people are working as real estate agents throughout the nation. Not only are they making good money, they are also contributing to the society in a way i.e. by […]

Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

Many people dream of owning their own home. However, it can easily turn into a nightmare if a first-time buyer/couple is not prepared. There’s a steep learning curve in terms of everything that needs to be done and what paperwork will be required. Getting the right mortgage will also be one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make in your life. Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Start from Where You Are Unless you have enough cash in hand to pay for […]

Thinking About Buying a Home? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Real Estate Loan (Mortgage) Concept by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Homes for Sale in Hudson Valley, NY

Thinking About Buying a Home in Hudson Valley? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Mortgage Concept

Real estate loan is what a lot of people use to buy their home. Real estate loans have been instrumental in bringing joy to people by making that unaffordable house affordable. Some real estate investors too make use of real estate loans for buying properties. However, real estate loan is not free money and anyone who buys real estate or plans to buy real estate using real estate loan must understand the concept of real estate loan very clearly. Thinking About Buying a Home? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Real Estate Loan (Mortgage) Concept by Dino Alexander, CEO […]

Renovations Worth Making Before You Sell Your Home in Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Renovations Worth Making Before You Sell Your Home in Hudson Valley

When it’s time to sell a house, many homeowners start thinking about sprucing up the place or doing some renovations to get the most out of the sale. While renovations are a good idea, some are more important than others. Kitchen and bathroom renovations help a homeowner recoup the investment more than something like putting in new sod or replacing the home’s siding. Some renovations are fairly simple, inexpensive, and are worth doing. Real Estate Tips on the Go: Renovations Worth Making Before You Sell Your Home in Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty […]

Five Smart Social Media Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker at AlmaxRealty

Five Smart Social Media Tips for Real Estate Agents by Dino Alexander

The world of real estate has changed enormously in just a short period of time. From the challenges of the housing bubble and subsequent bust to changes in the way people buy houses and qualify for mortgages, real estate agents have faced endless challenges. The new technology-powered social media is moving forward with lightning speed (literally!), and it has become an essential part of almost every industry including the real estate business. COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged the process of going 100% virtual because let’s face it – no one wants to touch those business cards and flyers anymore! Five Smart […]

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 […]

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Cozy split-level home with a stately colonial curb appeal in Poughquag, NY

Surrounded by beautiful nature on a quiet street, this home encompasses the serene and organic lifestyle that Hudson Valley has to offer. It’s the first time on the market for this great Hudson Valley home. https://hudsonvalleystylemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Zoom-In-1.mp4 It’s the first time on the market for this great Hudson Valley home. It was built in 1981, was wonderfully cared for and now the owners want to retire to be near their grandchildren. The Kitchen was expertly updated with custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. The sink is a feature I just love! When the kitchen got its upgrade, a wall […]

Real Estate 101 with Jessica Hill: Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money

Real Estate 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money

The best real estate agents understand the importance of escrow and earnest money and can always get you up to speed with the definition of the terms. However, whether you are selling your home with an agent or on your own, you need to know what these are and how they apply to you. Real Estate 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money Jessica Hill, Realtor, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Earnest money is just like it sounds. It means that the potential buyer is earnest in his desire to buy your home. While you don’t necessarily have […]

Hudson Valley Home for Sale in the resort-like Greenwood Lake Community

Hudson Valley Home for Sale in the resort-like Greenwood Lake Community

Welcome to a beautiful home in the heart of the legendary Greenwood Lake. Enjoy peaceful mornings and mesmerizing sunset views while emerging in authentic dining experiences. This highly desirable community offers the warmth and hospitality of a small neighborhood along with commuting conveniences to NYC and of course the Greenwood Lake access. This property is one of the best examples of what Hudson Valley real estate has to offer – get the best of both worlds: live in the suburban natural setting and work in the metropolitan New York City area with all of the employment opportunities. Home for Sale: […]

Villa Ashokan - Catskills - Take Me There! Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Villa Ashokan in Catskills – Take Me There!

It’s no surprise the Hudson Valley area is a favorite place for many people who appreciate a lifestyle including the peaceful beauty of nature as well as the luxury of modern urban life. The Hudson Valley truly is a place you can have it all. Villa Ashokan – Catskills – Take Me There!Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Imagine getting your morning fitness fix hiking through scenic nature trails, finding an afternoon of culture at a National Historic site, and enjoying a stunning sunset while sampling cheese and wine at your local winery. On the edge […]

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster - Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster – Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger

If you have a real estate agent, one of the first things he or she will check is to see how appealing your home looks as they are driving up to it. An attractive home is one that can hook a potential buyer’s interest and make them want to know more.  Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster – Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger You want to make sure that the outside of your home’s exterior is clean. It can be easy for a home that gets shade to have areas where algae can grow. Get your home […]

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale: 19 Greentree Lane, Chester, NY 10918, Orange County

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale in Chester, NY

Welcome to The Hudson Villa where you can experience the true magic of the Hudson Valley! Inspired by the majestic Aspen Summits, The Hudson Villa is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that merges absolute privacy, inspiring architecture, and a dreamy summer paradise. The moment you see the distinguished waterfalls, exceptional masonry, and the warm cedar finishes throughout, you will know you are home. The Hudson Villa is named after its historic origin. Created by the renowned architect Paul Rudolf, the estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring a private white-sand beach and a resort-like setting less than an […]

The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In New York City, everything you see is dynamic, even the luxury market. The old industrial areas here are transforming into high-end bohemian neighborhoods such as Tribeca, a vacation destination frequented by VIPs and has many trendy restaurants, boutiques, and luxury apartments. There’re stylish lofts in SoHo, an old commercial place where warehouses are converted into residential studios for artists. Attracting a trendy crowd looking for spacious luxury houses are the neighborhoods of West Village, Greenwich Village, and small Italy, all of which […]

Photo Story by the Best Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander - Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, New York

Photo Story by Photographer Maxwell Alexander: Luxury Summer Paradise in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

This photoshoot literally took more than 6 months to accomplish, just because summer is not a permanent thing for Hudson Valley. In fact, I know a lot of people who weather the winter months in warmer climates such as Florida in the US or Caribbean Islands for those who are even luckier. Well, for those who can still bear the snow and frigid temperatures here in the Modern Rustic Capital of the World, please enjoy this warm and fuzzy photostory from Rock Tavern, New York! Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander – Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, […]

Avoid these first-time home seller mistakes if you are trying to sell your Hudson Valley home

Selling a home in the Hudson Valley can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. Of course, you’ll increase your excitement and lessen your frustration if you sell your house quickly and efficiently. But to sell your house fast, you’re going to need to make sure you’re not making any mistakes that could lead to buyers passing over your home. If it is your first time selling a house, consider these common mistakes that sellers make prior to putting their home on the market. Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home in the Hudson Valley […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Sell Your Rental Property in the Hudson Valley

Owning rental property offers a wide range of benefits and is an excellent source of steady cash flow for many people. However, you may want to consider selling your rental property due to a variety of reasons. Discussing all of your options with a financial advisor can help you make the best decision for your situation.  5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Rental Property by Licensed Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty Here are five of the most common reasons why now is the best time for you to sell your rental property. […]

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

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. In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part of the sales process. And since so many home searches now start online, staging a house for sale is as much about websites as open houses. If you want to stage your home for a […]

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 […]

Alexander Maxwell Realty Open House Event: Luxury Hudson Valley Home in Rock Tavern, NY

You are invited to Almax Realty’s open house event in Rock Tavern, NY! Saturday, January 11 11AM-1PM Come experience the comfort and the beauty of this incredible property. There is so much more to see in person and appreciate the unique value and features of this home. We are looking forward to seeing you in Rock Tavern, NY! Learn more about the listing at almaxrealty.com