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October 20, 2014
Leaf peeping is at it's peak here in the Hudson River Valley and we are enjoying gorgeous, colorful mountain vistas. Indeed there are many who travel from far and wide to spend the day on our farms picking apples, pumpkins, and bringing home scrumptious cider donuts (if the donuts aren't eaten beforehand)! One only needs to drive 60-90 minutes North of Manhattan to find a wonderful local farm! Based on the many "Zip" cars I see in the parking lots, it appears as though many of our New York City neighbors know a good thing when they see it!
Interesting developments happening in the business world are impacting our local real estate market. For one, mortgage interests rates are DOWN, many loans below 4% for a 30-year fixed rate loan. On a local level, although IBM Corp is divesting some of it's less profitable functions, it does not appear to be impacting jobs in the New York area. In fact, fears of jobs losses were quelled when it was announced today that IBM would be selling it's chip manufacturing facilities to Global Foundries. Global Foundries is on the cutting edge of nanotechnology which New York State strongly supports. In fact, SUNY Albany is leading the pack in nanotechnology education. Clearly, New York's Hudson River Valley region is the place to be!
On another note, the Keeping Current Matters Crew wrote a terrific blog entitled 5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent. It is a great read for anyone looking to hire a real estate agent. If you are considering a move (buying or selling), in the Westchester, Putnam, or Dutchess county areas, give me a call at 914-714-2127.
My manner is consultative, never high pressure. I believe professional photography for listings is critical. My negotiating style is thorough and calculating, providing clients with all the information they need to make an informed decision. My accessibility is easy: in person, by phone, or via text, email or social media messenger - I adjust to YOU. My focus is always on how to accomplish YOUR goals.
I am truly excited to be a part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage because it understands the needs of today's real estate consumer, and provides agents with the ability to provide amazing services for both buyers and sellers. I hope you will give me a call so I can discuss them with you.
The best way to reach me is my direct line, 914.714.2127 or by email, Tammy.Benkwitt@CBMOVES.com.
Tammy Benkwitt, Associate Broker, ABR, ePRO, GRI, ITI
Real Estate Sales and Instruction