FAQ’s

Here are the answers to some common questions we get here on Newburgh Restoration. If you don’t see your question here, please go to the forum and ask your question there.

Q. Can you give me more information on a house I’ve seen?
A. I am not a real estate agent, and the houses you see on this site are found mostly going through the popular real estate websites. If you would like more information on a home, click on the link provided. Any extra information that I might have on a home is mentioned on that particular posting.

Q. How can I purchase a Rescue Me property?
A. Right now, there is no set system in place to purchase these properties. However, local citizens have created an excellent guide called: Helpful Notes on Buying Property from the City of Newburgh. Other methods: Contact the City of Newburgh Department of Planning and Development. If the property is privately owned, the City will send the owner a letter of interest for their property. It will then be up to the owner to respond to the request if they are interested. If the property is City owned you will be required to fill out an application. Contact Courtney Kain for vacant property information requests. She is the Development Director and is also in charge of property auctions. You should also find out who owns the property by checking out Orange County information search. The last option would be to purchase a property through the Newburgh Land Bank.

Q. Can you locate an original picture of my relative, house, or building?
A. To locate original pictures, I use what is available online. Try the Library of Congress or Hudson River Valley Heritage. Other excellent sources for information that you would have to acquire in person are from the Newburgh Library and Newburgh Historical Society.

Q. How do I get my property listed in your real estate section?
A. We do not take submissions for properties to be featured on the blog. If you would like your property to be featured, feel free to inquire about sponsored posts.

Q. How can I get you to post about my event, cause, house or project?
A. Email me for community events only. The only topics that can not be posted are political, religious, or controversial subjects. If you have a private or a promotional event then please contact me about sponsored posts.

Q. Is Newburgh safe?
A. Many Newburgh residents will tell you that they feel very safe. Like any other city, neighborhoods can change block by block and you should make street smart decisions.

Q. Are Newburgh schools any good?
A. Read for yourself what one parent feels about the Newburgh education system and why he sends his children there.