hudson valley: Market Report | Ulster County NY Real Estate | Sunday March 17, 2013 - 03/18/13 01:14 PM
Is the Ulster County NY real estate market heating up or growing stagnant? Have local home values finally hit rock bottom or will they continue to drop? There is a lot of speculation about real estate these days, but one way to get a concrete view is to examine SOLD data. Below are some recent charts to give you an idea of what the Ulster County housing market is looking like these days...
It is important to remember that many different factors influence the real estate market. By monitoring home sales and statistics, Taft Street Realty seeks to provide concrete data … (1 comments)

hudson valley: Real Estate Update Hurley NY | Price Reduction | 46 Walton Lane MLS 20124153 - 03/13/13 07:17 AM
Real Estate Update Hurley NY | Price Reduction | 46 Walton Lane Hurley MLS 20124153
If you're looking for an affordable & efficient home, Taft Street Realty has a country cottage for sale in Hurley NY that is cozy, versatile, and beautifully updated! In addition, 46 Walton Lane Hurley NY 12443 has just been reduced to $144,000 making it one of the best deals on the Hurley market in the Under $150K range. The local utility company recently estimated that the average monthly cost to power the entire home is approximately $182, including heat! So if you're interested in Hurley NY … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Market Report | Ulster County NY Real Estate | Sunday March 10, 2013 - 03/11/13 12:44 PM
Taft Street Realty is back with our weekly real estate market report for Ulster County NY! As the temperatures rise and buyers come outside, what is the current state of the local housing market? See our customized reports below and see for yourself what's happening in Ulster County NY real estate!
Remember that real estate markets can fluctuate for any number of reasons. Everything from interest rates, to current events, to weather can impact the market. The above charts indicate that it can still be considered a buyer's market, but for how long? Check back next week as Taft Street Realty … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Daylight Savings Time | Extra Light for Viewing Ulster County Real Estate! - 03/06/13 01:30 PM
Daylight Savings Time | Extra Light for Viewing Ulster County Real Estate!
Early Sunday morning or late Saturday night (whichever you prefer) daylight savings occurs and all clocks are moved ahead one hour. As a friendly reminder, Taft Street Realty suggests resetting your clocks before bed time this Saturday, March 9th. Within these technologically advanced times many clocks, like the ones in our cell phones or computers, will reset themselves. But if you rely on that an old fashioned alarm clock to wake you up in the morning, turn it ahead one hour before bed this Saturday night!
Why do we … (3 comments)

hudson valley: 10 Reasons Why NOW is the Best Time to Buy Homes for Sale in the Hudson Valley - 03/05/13 02:19 PM
 10 Reasons Why NOW is the Best Time to Buy Homes for Sale in the Hudson Valley
Thinking of buying a home for sale in the Hudson Valley? There may not be a better time than right now to invest in the local real estate market. Taft Street Realty discusses the various factors that are currently occurring to create an ideal buyers market; one that may not be around for long! A rising economy? Check! Easier to get loans? Check! Find out the other factors in the first part of our two-part series as we run down the 10 Reasons Why … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Best Ways to Increase Ulster County NY Home Values - 02/22/13 09:47 AM
Best Ways to Increase Ulster County NY Home Values
Do you plan to put your home up for sale on the Ulster County real estate market and want to add to its value? Or maybe you would just like to do some improvements around your home and want to focus on what will give you the most bang for your buck. Taft Street Realty has a few suggestions on where and how you can improve the value of your home to see a maximum R.O.I. (Return On Investment). We explain why you can't go wrong with improving your kitchen and provide … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Ulster County NY Real Estate - 2012 Year End Wrap-Up - Sales Up, Prices Down? - 12/18/12 08:38 AM
 Ulster County NY Real Estate - 2012 Year End Wrap-Up - Sales Up, Prices Down?
As 2012 draws to a close I thought I'd take a little time and pull some stats to see what's really shaking out here in Ulster County NY! Granted, there will be some more sales in these last few days of December, but I think we've got adequate amounts of data to draw some conclusions about 2012 - and what I think they mean. Plus a little insight into the 2012 numbers will provide some context as buyers & sellers make their plans for 2013. Are … (0 comments)

hudson valley: New Paltz NY Real Estate & Homes for Sale - 11/29/12 12:36 PM
New Paltz NY Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Real estate in New Paltz NY may be the most desirable in all of Ulster County. If not it's certainly among the top 3, second only perhaps to the legendary Woodstock NY, with Saugerties NY pulling in a close 3rd (and gaining!). There are a number of reasons why New Paltz is such a great place to live. Amazing natural beauty, a great location, and a community with strong roots in education and appreciation of history are just a few. So take a stroll with Taft Street Realty as we proile New … (1 comments)

hudson valley: 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying Real Estate In Ulster County NY - 11/28/12 10:13 AM
5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying Real Estate In Ulster County NY If you're on the market for a new home, make sure you avoid some common real estate pitfalls! Sometimes we can let impulse or emotion control our choices when we shop, but it's wise to stick to your original goals and/or needs, particularly when shopping for real estate! Taft Street Realty has compiled a list of 5 pitfalls to avoid when buying real estate in Ulster County NY to help you identify these common (and natural!) mistakes that we all, as buyers, tend to make. 1. WRONG TIME - … (0 comments)

hudson valley: 6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #6 - Poor Agent Negotiations - 11/27/12 10:13 AM
6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #6 - Poor Agent Negotiations
One of THE biggest mistakes a seller can make is hiring an agent who is a poor negotiator. Whether it be a single offer or a multiple offer situation, buyer or seller side, negotiations are one of the critical components in getting the best deal for the client. Many average and frustrated agents today need to sell a home more than the homeowner! It is imperative that the seller determine if the agent they want to hire has experience negotiating. Poor negotiating can cost … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Hunting in Ulster County NY - A Basic Taft Street Guide - 11/26/12 07:15 PM
Hunting in Ulster County NY - A Basic Taft Street Guide
Hunting has always been a part of Ulster County NY's history. Residents hunt big and small game for food, sport, and to help regulate wildlife populations. When done safely hunting can be a family activity, a source of sustenance, and a chance to get outside and reconnect with nature. Just remember to always be safe and follow your local hunting regulations! For hunters, Taft Street Realty has a few sweet hunting parcels for you to check out! For non-hunters, we've provided a little hunting 101 because being aware will keep … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Hurley NY Homes For Sale - Ulster County NY Real Estate Update - 11/26/12 11:01 AM
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hudson valley: 6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #5 - Not Enough Qualified Buyer Showings - 11/25/12 04:06 PM
6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #5 - Not Enough Qualified Buyer Showings
The Internet today has transformed the way buyers look for homes for sale in Ulster County NY, which can present new challenges for home sellers. One of the biggest problems sellers face today that keeps them from getting good offers, faster, is the lack of qualified buyers coming through the door. The average agent lack the ability to attract, generate, follow up with, and manage buyer activity. Online real estate inquiries are not the same as when a buyer walks into the … (1 comments)

hudson valley: Ulster County NY Local Business Profile - Botanica Massage & Wellness In New Paltz NY - 11/24/12 04:40 PM
Ulster County NY Local Business Profile - Botanica Massage & Wellness In New Paltz NY
We all love the holidays but let's face it, they can sometimes stress us out! If you'd like to relieve some tension few things are as soothing and relaxing as a massage. Need a great gift for someone special? Treat them to a massage and they'll forever be grateful! Today Taft Street profiles Botanica Massage & Wellness, a New Paltz NY massage therapy practice that works with a number of different tools to help you or a loved one achieve optimum health and wellness!
Botanica Massage … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Local Events In Ulster County NY - Small Business Saturday & Gingerbread Festival - 11/23/12 10:39 AM
 Local Events In Ulster County NY - Small Business Saturday & Gingerbread Festival
Small businesses are an essential part of the local economy here in Ulster County NY. They employ local residents, serve our communities, and reinvest back into the local economy. With Thanksgiving in Ulster County behind us, the holiday season has officially begun, which usually means lots of shopping! This Saturday come support our local businesses, welcome in the holiday season, and chip away at some holiday shopping all in one fell swoop in the 1st Annual Gingerbread Festival Featuring Small Business Saturday in Marlboro NY!
Taking place … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Local Events In Ulster County NY - The 5th Annual Woodstock NY Arts Fair - 11/22/12 07:34 AM
Local Events In Ulster County NY - The 5th Annual Woodstock NY Arts Fair
Just in time for some holiday shopping the 5th Annual Woodstock NY Arts Fair kicks off this Sunday! Over forty artists and craftsmen will set up shop and offer their unique creations to the public. Woodstock NY has always been a haven for artists, musicians, and creative people from all over the world. This weekend's Arts Fair will feature a diverse spectrum of art for sale including paintings, woodworking & carpentry, photography, jewelry, ceramics, woven art, and much much more! An indoor event taking place rain or … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Local Events In Ulster County NY - The New Paltz 5K Turkey Trot - 11/19/12 12:47 PM
Local Events In Ulster County NY - The New Paltz 5K Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving Day while the rest of the country is snacking away on turkey and stuffing, New Paltz NY will be hosting its 9th Annual 5K Turkey Trot, which has become a beloved local event in Ulster County NY. All proceeds of the race go to the Family of New Paltz, a local organization that operates a food pantry, hotlines, and shelter for those in need. There's even a free Mashed Potato Race for kids! So if you'd like a healthy alternative to the usual Thanksgiving routine that … (0 comments)

hudson valley: What Is Radon? What To Do In Ulster County NY - 11/18/12 12:24 PM
What Is Radon? What To Do In Ulster County NY
What is Radon, and what should you do about it in terms of real estate in Ulster County NY? Whether you're buying or selling your home these days, testing it for Radon will surely come up at some point in the transaction. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be harmful to one's health and has been linked to lung cancer and other health risks. The presence of Radon occurs naturally as Uranium in soil, rock, and water gradually breaks down and releases the gas. Any home, new … (2 comments)

hudson valley: 6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #4 - Not Enough Focus On Other Agents and THEIR Buyers - 11/17/12 01:22 PM
6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #4 - Not Enough Focus On Other Agents and THEIR Buyers
Whatever your reasons may be for selling your home, you probably know that Ulster County NY real estate has drastically changed over the past few years. So Taft Street Realty decided to create a series about common mistakes that can be made when putting one's home on the market. It's no secret that most homes are sold by cooperating brokers/agents. The biggest mistake a seller (or their agent) can make is not targeting a portion of their marketing … (0 comments)

hudson valley: Ulster County NY Real Estate Update - SOLD In Marlboro NY - 11/16/12 11:14 AM
 Ulster County NY Real Estate Update - SOLD In Marlboro
Congratulations to the newest home owner in Marlboro NY! Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 10 Vineyard Lane in Marlboro NY. This 2,764 square foot 4BDR / 3BTH colonial closed on November 13, 2012 for $260,000. Built in 2008, this open and light-filled colonial is essentially new construction. Scenic views and cathedral ceilings make for the perfect home in which to entertain guests. A mother/daughter setup and attached 3 car garage provide different living options for the home owner. … (1 comments)

 
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