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Trusts: A Vital Estate Planning Technique

Trusts: A Vital Estate Planning Technique

COVID-19 Highlights The Need For Revocable/Living Trusts Revocable Trusts, also known as Living Trusts, are being used with greater frequency in estate planning because they offer families immediate access to money and assets without having to wait for a loved one’s Will to be admitted to probate. In a typical… Read more »

3rd Quarter Activity for Westchester and the Surrounding Areas

3rd Quarter Activity for Westchester and the Surrounding Areas

  As we start our 4thquarter we can look back and see how far we have come from the beginning of the COVID 19 virus. For almost two months during the second quarter of 2020, our housing markets were severely impacted as the pandemic shut down the economy and residential… Read more »

Navigating the Local Real Estate Market

Navigating the Local Real Estate Market

Thinking about moving to the area? Perhaps selling your home?  One of the first decisions you will need to make is choosing your real estate agent to represent your interests and help guide you; choosing to work with a local real estate agent can pay off big time especially in… Read more »

Cortlandt Manor Rotary Club

Cortlandt Manor Rotary Club

We Still Care A Community Submission from the Cortlandt Manor Rotary Club Memorial Day Re-Dedcation Lincoln-Titus Book Distribution Your local Rotary Club, Cortlandt Manor, has had a strong record of servicing your community for ten years and is still going strong in these turbulent times. What unites all Rotaries throughout… Read more »

Cortlandt Food, Beverage and Restaurant List

Cortlandt Food, Beverage and Restaurant List

Please note this information can change at any time. Please contact the business owner directly to confirm the information and to order! Email Team@SuburbanGuides.com for updates or changes. Croton’s Food Bev List Peekskill’s Food and Bev List Angela’s Deli Take Out Only 38 Broadway, Verplanck 914-737-9875 5:30AM-8:30PM   Applebee’s Grill… Read more »

Time to REFINANCE?

As you may have heard the Coronavirus has disrupted the financial markets and interest rates are at historic lows.  This situation has created an opportunity to save money by refinancing your mortgage.  For those of you who have higher rate mortgages and plan on staying in your home 4-5 years… Read more »

Shabbaat Fridays and Havdalah Saturdays Online – Stay Connected

Shabbaat Fridays and Havdalah Saturdays Online – Stay Connected

Every Friday Shabbat Online with First Hebrew: Stay connected with your faith and the local Jewish community during this Covid-19 crisis as First Hebrew’s Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz holds virtual services every Friday night at 6 p.m.  This zoom event will include songs, stories, prayers, and candle lighting.  For details… Read more »

Important Changes in NY Medicaid

Important Changes in NY Medicaid

The 2020 NYS Budget includes a major change coming to Community Medicaid.   Currently, there is no “look back” to qualify for Community-based Medicaid (ie; Home Care) under New York State Medicaid.    This means that you can essentially transfer your assets and qualify for Medicaid the following month.   This is going… Read more »

Cortlandt Community Events

Cortlandt Community Events

Cortlandt Community: The Pantry at Mt. Carmel will be open this Saturday, March 28 from 8 AM – 10 AM. This week’s pantry will be a drive-up. Please stay in your car, line up in a single file line and don’t arrive before 7:30 AM. If you need food now please… Read more »

Orange Bank and Trust Company Transactions

Dear Valued Clients, It is undeniable that the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Our top priority continues to be the health of our clients, colleagues and communities we serve. In response to the government recommended social distancing efforts to minimize the growth of the… Read more »