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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

The Future of Homes & Neighborhoods - What Will Change?

There is no doubt that there is a major focus on living healthier and smarter. Technological advances and changing demographics are shaping a new vision for how we live in our homes. Architects and builders are looking to design homes of the future with more healthy and sustainable materials that are resilient to natural disasters, require less maintenance, and have flexible living spaces that can accommodate multiple generations and communal gatherings.

Homeowners will demand healthier environments with no harmful paints and adhesives, as well as energy and water conservation features. There will be more emphasis on natural light and the adoption of biophilic planning. There will be a focus on utilizing materials that have greater longevity and will last through generations of homeowners.

Follow The Scenic Hudson River

"Follow the River" a tourism slideshow of our scenic, historic mid Hudson River Valley.  Come visit . . . you'll want to stay forever!

The Repair Cafe - Another Great Hudson Valley Initiative

Repair Cafés are a FREE community movement in the Hudson Valley where residents bring their beloved but broken items, and together with volunteer Repair Coaches, they fix them!  One of the great reasons to live in the Hudson Valley is being part of our communities where people work together and care about each other.

The Repair Cafe goal is to reduce how much stuff goes into the waste stream, to preserve and pass on traditional repair know-how, and to foster community, sustainability, and resilience.  The Repair Café idea was born in Amsterdam in 2009 and was brought to New Paltz by volunteer organizer John Wackman in 2013. His dedication, enthusiasm, and success inspired others to launch Repair Cafe events in their communities.

Repair Cafes are currently conducted in New Paltz, Gardiner, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, and Warwick.