Tag Archives: Greene County

The Red Door

ANOTHER RED DOOR! That was my first thought when I saw a recent post on Rural Intelligence, the home/food/culture blog of the Hudson Valley, about staging the 1760 Colonial, above, for sale. Boerum Hill, Brooklyn The post features the provocative … Continue reading

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Gingerbread for Sale

There are a couple of astounding gingerbread houses on the market right now. Not the edible kind — the Victorian kind. In the mid-19th century, when gingerbread trim on houses first became popular, carpenters would laboriously cut out custom patterns. … Continue reading

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Tight Fists in the Mortgage Market

IN LATE 2007, I GOT A NEW MORTGAGE from Sovereign Bank on an investment property in Philadelphia, and refinanced a weekend house in upstate New York with Countrywide, just before the fall. In both cases, despite a perfectly lovely FICO … Continue reading

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