Where to Watch the Fireworks in Nyack, Haverstraw and the Hudson Valley 2017

Where to watch the fireworks in Nyack, Haverstraw and the Rockland County

Fireworks over the Hudson River

It’s that time of the year again! Watching the fireworks explode over the Hudson River is simply magical.
While there are many wonderful places to watch the fireworks, two of my favorites are Haverstraw and Nyack.

 

 

Details for the Haverstraw Fireworks
When : July 2, 2017 (Raindate July 3) 9:00 pm
Where:
Bowline Point Park
1 Bowline Plant Rd
Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone:     845-429-4099
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Details for the Nyack Fireworks
When : July 2, 2017 (Raindate July 3) 9:00 pm
Where:
Memorial Park
Looking for something to do in Nyack before the firework? Why don’t you spend the day in Nyack? Visit all the cool shops, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, visit Nyack Beach State Park and so much more.

Here is a complete guide to the July 4th 2017 fireworks schedule in the Rockland, Westchester and the lower Hudson Valley.

Enjoy and have a safe, fun Independence day weekend!

Who is the best real estate agent in Rockland County, NY?
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)

 

 

 

 
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They Got What?! Rockland County Rivertowns Market Update – June 2017

Real Estate Food for Thought…

You’ve just put your home on the market and feel it’s priced competitively. Or maybe it’s been on a while and you’ve just adjusted your price downward to increase buyer interest. Then it happens – a buyer makes an offer to purchase your home. That’s great, but the offer is significantly lower than you expected. How do you respond? Let there be no doubt; selling a home can be a highly emotional experience. However, if left unchecked, emotions could cost you thousands of dollars. So, what do you do? First, keep in mind the buyer has probably seen every home on the market in your price range. They could have made an offer on any one of those homes. They chose yours and, despite the difference in price, it’s still a wonderful thing. Second, always make a counter offer. Very often these offers, through negotiations, result in a sales price both the seller and the buyer can live with. By categorically rejecting a low offer, you will never know what could have happened. The objective is to keep your emotions in check and the lines of communication open until you reach your goal of a successful sale. With that, here are the homes that sold in the rivertowns in May.

How is The Rockland County Rivertown Real Estate Market?

May 2017 YTD vs. May 2016 YTD – Single Family Homes
New Inventory (the number of homes coming on the market) decreased 4.5% (107 YTD 2017 vs. 112 YTD 2016). There was a 13.6% increase in the number of sales (50 YTD 2017 vs. 44 YTD 2016). The average sales price for homes that have sold increased 7.7% to $713,006. The median sales price decreased 11.1% to $527,000. Overall, the average sales price for homes that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $462,889, up 3.2% over the same period last year. The median sales price in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $430,000, up 5.7% over the same period last year.

May 2017 YTD vs. May 2016 YTD – Condos/Co-ops
New inventory (the number of condos coming on the market) decreased 2.2% (45 YTD 2017 vs. 46 YTD 2016). There was a 31.3% increase in the number of sales (21 YTD 2017 vs. 16 YTD 2016). The average sales price of condos that have sold increased 27.7% to $496,087. The median sales price increased 98.1% to $535,000. Overall, the average sales price for condos that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $237,852, up 7.4% over the same period last year. The median sales price (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $192,000, up 1.1% over the same period last year.

 What are the Hudson Valley Rivertowns in Rockland County?

The rivertowns are a collection of small towns and villages situated on the western banks of the Hudson River. The rivertowns are among the most special and sought after locations in the lower Hudson Valley and include Palisades, Sneden’s Landing, Piermont, Upper Grandview, Grand View, South Nyack, Nyack, Central Nyack and Upper Nyack. Located about 15 minutes north of Manhattan, the rivertowns are perfect for those looking to live in a beautiful, diverse and convenient location with easy access to Manhattan, Connecticut and Westchester.

For more information on what’s happening in the Rivertowns, your area or the Rockland County Real Estate market in general, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Who is the best real estate agent in Rockland County, NY?
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)

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Great Nyack House Tour – 2017

Today is the day!
One of Nyacks most celebrated traditions, the Historical Societys Great Nyack House Tour, returns after a three-year hiatus, today, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inspiration for the title of this years tour, the seventh house tour sponsored by the Society, comes from the impressive collection of grand, high-style Victorian-era homes found in the Nyacks. Three of the most iconic homes in the area will be included: Pretty Penny in Nyack and the Ross-Hand Mansion in South Nyack and 34 Hart Place in Nyack. The Nyack Boat Club is also included on the tour. In addition to these spectacular properties, visit several other stunning examples of the varied and ornate residential architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including some designed by architect Horace Greeley Knapp.

You can still by tickets today at Living Christ Church, 151 S. Broadway, between 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

What: Nyack Historical Society House Tour

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13

Tickets: Tickets are $50 on the day of the tour. Pick up your pre-purchased ticket/house tour guidebook at the Living Christ Church, 151 S. Broadway, between 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13.

More info: nyackhistory.org/house-tour.html

For more information on what’s happening in the Rivertowns or the Rockland County Real Estate market in general, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Who is the best real estate agent in Rockland County, NY?
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)

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They Got What?! Rockland County Rivertowns Market Update – May 2017

Real Estate Food for Thought…

You just put your home on the market. You did all the “behind the scenes” work to make your home shine and reviewed comparable sales to make sure your home was priced well for market conditions. And then it happens…the first buyers who visit your home make an offer. For many sellers, the excitement of receiving an offer so quickly can lead to second thoughts. After all, if one buyer made an offer so quickly, surely a host of other buyers must be out there. Maybe – or maybe not. Keep in mind that buyers who are most likely to make an offer on your home right when it comes on the market usually come from a limited pool of serious buyers. These buyers have seen – and rejected – all the homes for sale and are on the lookout for new properties to come on the market. They scour the Internet daily and often receive email alerts when a home meeting their criteria is listed for sale. So, while your home may be brand new to the market, this buyer has likely been in the market for months. You only get one shot at this coveted buyer pool and an offer from a buyer in this group should be taken very seriously. It is highly probable that this may be your best offer. With that, here are the homes that sold in April.

How is The Rivertown Real Estate Market?

April 2017 YTD vs. April 2016 YTD – Single Family Homes
New Inventory (the number of homes coming on the market) increased 5.5% (77 YTD 2017 vs. 73 YTD 2016). There was a 0% increase in the number of sales (37 YTD 2017 vs. 37 YTD 2016). The average sales price for homes that have sold increased 16.2% to $701,651. The median sales price decreased 5.5% to $545,000. Overall, the average sales price for homes that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $465,859, up 5.5% over the same period last year. The median sales price in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $430,000, up 7% over the same period last year.

April 2017 YTD vs. April 2016 YTD – Condos/Co-ops
New inventory (the number of condos coming on the market) increased 27.3% (42 YTD 2017 vs. 33 YTD 2016). There was a 16.7% increase in the number of sales (14 YTD 2017 vs. 12 YTD 2016). The average sales price of condos that have sold increased 32.1% to $408,024. The median sales price increased 72.9% to $379,167. Overall, the average sales price for condos that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $224,809, up 4.2% over the same period last year. The median price (inclusive of the rivertowns) was $192,000, up 1.1% over the same period last year.

What are the Hudson Valley Rivertowns in Rockland County?

The rivertowns are a collection of small towns and villages situated on the western banks of the Hudson River. The rivertowns are among the most special and sought after locations in the lower Hudson Valley and include Palisades, Sneden’s Landing, Piermont, Upper Grandview, Grand View, South Nyack, Nyack, Central Nyack and Upper Nyack. Located about 15 minutes north of Manhattan, the rivertowns are perfect for those looking to live in a beautiful, diverse and convenient location with easy access to Manhattan, Connecticut and Westchester.

For more information on what’s happening in the Rivertowns or the Rockland County Real Estate market in general, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Who is the best real estate agent in Rockland County, NY?
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)

 

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Easter Egg Hunts in the Rivertowns

Nyack and Piermont Easter Egg Hunt 2017Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Why not enjoy a local Easter Egg hunt?

South Nyack – The annual South Nyack Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15 at the Franklin Street Park at 2:00 and is open to all residents of South Nyack. Remember to bring your own basket!

Piermont – Check out the Piermont Civic Association Easter Egg Hunt. The event is from 10:00-11:00 at Flywheel Park in Piermont. Please bring a basket or container to collect your eggs!

Haverstraw – Hop Around Haverstraw to local vendors in search of Easter eggs and the Golden Ticket to win a prize.

Fun Easter Events by Donna Cox Real Estate Agent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)
www.DonnaCox.com

How is the real estate market in Rockland County, NY?

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They Got What?! Rockland County Rivertowns Market Update – 1Q 2017

Real Estate Food for Thought…

If you are thinking of selling your home and want to obtain the best price (and really, who doesn’t?!) focus on presentation, pricing, promotion and property accessibility. Successful sellers invest in cleaning and sprucing their home up before putting it on the market. This extra effort helps present your home in its best light and differentiates it from many other homes on the market. Sellers are often surprised to learn that approximately 28% of the homes sold in the past year sold at or above their asking price. These homes are thoughtfully priced right from the start. When buyers see your well-presented, well-priced home come on the market they get excited and hurry to see it. More buyers seeing your home can result in multiple offers, driving your selling price up. An aggressive marketing campaign to promote your home is key. It’s not just being on every website buyers utilize, it is how your home is showcased on these sites – inviting descriptions and enticing pictures go a long way toward capturing buyer interest. And finally, the ability for buyers to see your home easily is important. Homes that are easy to show potential buyers are often the ones that sell for the highest price. So, if you’d like to obtain the best price for your home, remember the 4Ps. With that, here are the homes that sold in the Rockland County Rivertowns during the first quarter of this year.

First Quarter 2017 Home Sales in the Rockland County Rivertowns

How is the real estate market in Rockland County, NY?

Sales in the Rivertowns 1Q2017

 So, How is the Real Estate Market in the Rivertowns?

March 2017 YTD vs. March 2016 YTD – Single Family Homes
New Inventory (the number of homes coming on the market) increased 13.3% (45 YTD 2016 vs. 51 YTD 2017). There was an 20.8% increase in the number of sales (24 YTD 2016 vs. 29 YTD 2017). The average sales price for homes that have sold increased 9.4% to $732,041. The median sales price decreased 14.0% to $545,000. Overall, the average sales price for homes that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the river villages) was $460,220, up 4.2% over the same period last year. The median sales price in Rockland County (inclusive of the river villages) was $425,000, up 6% over the same period last year

March 2017 YTD vs. March 2016 YTD – Condos/Co-ops
New inventory (the number of condos coming on the market) decreased 3.8% (25 YTD 2017 vs. 26 YTD 2016). There was a 22.2% increase in the number of sales (11 YTD 2017 vs. 19 YTD 2016). The average sales price of condos that have sold increased 78.2% to $424,758. The median sales price increased 155% to $458,333. Overall, the average sales price for condos that have sold in Rockland County (inclusive of the river villages) was $204,057, down 5.0% over the same period last year. The median price in Rockland County (inclusive of the Rivertowns) was $190,000, down 1.3% over the same period last year.

What are the Hudson Valley Rivertowns in Rockland County?

The rivertowns are a collection of small towns and villages situated on the western banks of the Hudson River. The rivertowns are among the most special and sought after locations in the lower Hudson Valley and include Palisades, Sneden’s Landing, Piermont, Upper Grandview, Grand View, South Nyack, Nyack, Central Nyack and Upper Nyack. Located about 15 minutes north of Manhattan, the rivertowns are perfect for those looking to live in a beautiful, diverse and convenient location with easy access to Manhattan, Connecticut and Westchester.

For more information on what’s happening in the Rivertowns or the Rockland County Real Estate market in general, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
845-358-7171 (office)

How is the real estate market in Rockland County, NY?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nyack’s First Pop Culture Convention

Fun Things to do in Nyack Popcon Rolls Into Nyack by Donna Cox Nyack Real Estate

Popcon Rolls into Nyack…

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Looking for something really fun and out of the ordinary to do this weekend?? Nyack’s first pop culture convention rolls into the Nyack Center on 4/1/17, between 10am -4pm. Cosplay contest, Star Wars 501st Legion, SPECIAL GUEST: DC/Marvel comics icon and author Dennis O’Neil (1-4), plus over 35 dealer tables, with records, comics, art, collectible, clothing, jewelry and lots of other surprises!

Oh yeah, did I mention that this is Free??? How cool is that!

The Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue Nyack, NY 10960 on the corner of South Broadway and Depew.

 

Nyack is a great place to visit and an even better place to live.

Want to know what it’s like to live in Nyack and see homes for sale in the Rockland County Rivertowns?
Give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website – www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)
www.DonnaCox.com

 

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The Kay Estate – New City, NY

Welcome to the the Kay Estate. Home to world renowned jewelry designer and noted interior decorator, this magnificent estate sits high atop legendary South Mountain Road overlooking 13.6 stunning acres. Luxury home for sale in New City, NY by Donna Cox Best Realtor in Rockland County, NYMagnificent two-story entry with rich woodwork, handcrafter wrought iron and Haifa limestone. Luxury home for sale in New City, NY by Donna Cox Best Realtor in Rockland County, nyThis custom-built estate features 6 Bedrooms each with its own en suite bath and a romantic master bedroom retreat with a wood burning fireplace, private sitting room with a sun porch and stunning master bath overlooking the everchanging landscape of the Hudson River Valley. Impressive 700 sf kitchen with double sets of appliances and two sinks for all your cooking needs. Grand lower level sports room featuring a wood burning fireplace, built-in entertainment area and full bath. Abundant outdoor entertainment spaces, inground pool, hot tub and tennis court are additional features you will enjoy. All this and so very much more. Call 845-641-8613 to schedule your private viewing.

Proudly offered by-
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)

For more information on this home, homes for sale in Rockland County or talk about what’s happening in the Rockland County Real Estate market, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

Donna Cox who is the best real estate agent in Rockland County, NY? Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

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Sophisticated Country Estate in Upper Nyack, NY

Home for Sale by Donna Cox Number One Agent in the Rockland County Rivertowns

526 N. Broadway
Upper Nyack, NY

Upper Nyack, NY. Exquisite 6,000+ square foot stone carriage house completely renovated with the highest level of aesthetic judgement. The first floor features expansive living room with 11′ ceilings, wood burning fireplace and polished concrete floors with radiant heat. Open kitchen with Viking stove, maple cabinets and Vermont quarry marble countertops. Media room with custom storage and full bath. Floating curved staircase leads to the second level with open loft/library with exposed beamed ceilings and built in bookcases. This level also features the master bedroom with en suite bath, three additional bedrooms and full bath. Exceptional lower level completely outfitted with custom office space. The office can be accessed from the main residence or via a private entrance with heated walkway. Additional highlights of the home include an abundance of natural light with multiple skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows, gallery-style walls and lovely outdoor entertaining areas. All this and so much more in a country setting yet less than an hour to Manhattan.

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Proudly offered by-
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)

For more information on this home, homes for sale in Nyack or talk about what’s happening in the Rockland County Real Estate market, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

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34 Hart Place – Grand Gothic Mansion in Nyack, NY

34 Hart Place Nyack NY. One of the beautiful homes for sale in Nyack by Donna Cox real estate agent.

34 Hart Place Nyack, NY

This grand, three-story Gothic Revival mansion was built by Matthew Watson DeBaun – Nyack’s premier builder of the 19th century – for David Smith, a gentleman farmer and steamboat magnate. For well over a century this iconic home has been regarded as one of Nyack’s finest residences.
It is exceptional in design with extraordinary architectural details inside and out. Upon entering through the Mahogany double doors with etched leaded glass, you are greeted with a magnificent foyer with 13 foot ceilings and a sweeping central staircase. Additional double Mahogany doors lead to the library, living room and dining room. Archways, intricate woodwork and an abundance of floor to ceiling windows and French doors grace the first floor. The perfectly appointed kitchen with chef-quality appliances opens to the solarium overlooking the manicured backyard with heated salt water pool with hot tub and waterfall. The second floor features five bedrooms and four full baths – including an au pair suite with private bath and master bedroom suite with two luxurious bathrooms. Highlights of the 1400 square foot third floor include a playroom, office, home theater, bedroom and a full bathroom. Complementing the classic elegance are a host of modern amenities including a two-car garage, conveniently located first floor laundry area, first floor bathroom with direct access to the pool area, elevator, Lutron lighting system, wireless thermostats and so much more. Located in one of Nyack’s most sought-after neighborhoods. The dynamic Village of Nyack, cool shops, restaurants, riverfront parks and sailing clubs are all within walking distance, as is award-winning Upper Nyack elementary school.

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Proudly offered by-
Donna Cox
Associate Broker
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
46 S. Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
845-641-8613 (cell)

For more information on this home, homes for sale in Nyack or talk about what’s happening in the Rockland County Real Estate market, give me a call on 845-641-8613 or visit my website www.DonnaCox.com and click “Contact Me.” I’d be delighted to speak with you.

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