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Joseph Pettinella's blog

Home Prices Reached a New Record High in May

Have home prices have seemed particularly high to you lately? Don't worry, you aren't imagining things. In fact, existing-home prices surged to a new record high in May, hitting a median of $264,800! As always, the culprit for these rising prices is a severe lack of inventory. If you were thinking of selling, this summer is the time to do it!

The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival Runs June 23-24

The fifth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is happening this weekend, June 23 and 24, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds! Come explore goods from over 200 amazing, independent artists and craftspeople at this celebration of all things handmade! Beyond just perusing the incredible assortment of arts and crafts, attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious food, beverage tastings from local distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations, and fun family activities. There is truly something for everyone at this massive gathering of makers, so be sure to check it out starting this Saturday!

Use Staging to Make a Small Home Feel Big

Trying to sell your home, but worried that its small size will deter buyers? Don't be! With the proper staging, any home can be made to feel significantly larger and more open than the square footage might lead you to believe. Keep reading to learn about some of the simple ways that you can expand your home's feel without knocking down walls!