ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #5 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/04/10 11:24 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. In my previous post of this series  I discussed the various water supply options you might find when moving to The Greater Hudson Valley of NY.  Since what goes in must come out, You also need to have knowledge of the various methods of waste water disposal that you might encounter when looking for houses … (2 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #4 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/04/10 06:27 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. One of the things that you need to know is how water is supplied to the house you are looking at.  Many people moving to this area have come from locations that have a public water source.  They are surprised by the variety of ways water is supplied to houses in the area.  I often … (5 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #3 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 02:32 PM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. Do you dream of living on a farm?  I know that one of the most attractive sights of the Greater Hudson Valley are open fields and beautiful farms.  Nothing is prettier than coming over a rise to see a herd of cattle grazing or an orchard of fruit trees reaching as far as the eye can see. … (8 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #2 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 06:45 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. How Dark Is Dark?  Thoughts About Nights In the Country. It is beautiful at night in more rural areas.  You will see more stars than you have ever seen before.  It is truly an amazing sight when I go outside and look up on a clear night.  There are more shooting stars to wish upon and … (2 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - #1 In A Series To Guide You As You Move Into The Greater Hudson Valley - 02/03/10 06:05 AM
Moving out to the country from New York City or from any of the more populated suburbs to the Greater Hudson Valley can be a challenge. As with moves to the country anywhere there are a few things you need to think about before you buy. One of the first things that you will need to decide as you move to the country is "How much land do you want with that?"  Many people want to move to a rural area because they want more space.  They come from a city where there is extremely dense building or a suburban development where … (4 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Find Your Perfect Lakefront Getaway In the Greater Hudson Valley or Catskill Region of New York - 09/10/08 09:48 AM
With the coming of Autumn the Greater Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions of New York will see the exit of the summer crowd and the entrance of the leaf peepers.  In truth, we have visitors here year round.  Anytime is a good time to visit us so plan a trip real soon.It is a great time of year to think about buying a weekend and vacation spot right here.  We are close enough to New York City for a quick trip and have so many things to offer you in the ways of entertainment and relaxation.  Many people will put their … (6 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Looking for a Home with a Buyer's Agent - It's All About You!!! - 07/30/08 06:25 AM
In my Multiple Listing Service any agent can set up an automatic feed of new listings and price reductions to be sent to their prospective buyer customers and clients.  Some real estate agents take advantage of this service and "set it and forget it" as it were.  They wonder why they get so few calls back from the buyers.  They ask why I am able to retain more buyer leads then they are. The secret is I don't use the automatic feature.  I look at each listing that comes up in my buyer's search criteria and determine if it is right for them. … (20 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Pine Bush NY - A Village That Cares - 07/02/08 07:57 AM
Pine Bush is a quaint village within the Town of Crawford NY.  Settled in the mid to late 1700's, the Town of Crawford was incorporated in 1832.  The village of Pine Bush is the heart of the town.  The picture below is a historical postcard view of a portion of Main Street.  If you come to Pine Bush you will see many of the same buildings today, as a matter of fact my office is the building on the right. The village has done much to bring back that historic feeling by installing antique styled lighting along Main Street.  

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ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - Where Does the Waste Water Go??? Part 5 In a Series - 06/18/08 05:48 AM
Yesterday in my blog "Moving On Out To the Country- My Water Comes From Where???..." I discussed the various water supply devices you might find when moving to the country.  Since what goes in must come out, today I will explain the various methods of waste water disposal that you might encounter when looking for houses in a country location.   When looking at listings for houses you may see the type of system on the listing.  In our Greater Hudson Valley MLS, www.GHVMLS.com,  you can see the following sources under sewer type description-

CESSPL- Cesspool.  This is a older private household waste … (6 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - My Water Comes From Where??? Part 4 In A Series - 06/17/08 05:24 AM
Many people moving to this area have come from locations that have a public water source.  They are surprised by the variety of ways houses are supplied with water.  I often have to explain the different types of water supply systems to prospective home buyers.   When looking at listings for houses you may see the water source on a listing.  In our Greater Hudson Valley MLS, www.GHVMLS.com  you can see the following sources under water description- COMNTY - Community water source.  These are quite common in small developments with their own wells.  In newer developments these systems are owned by the … (12 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To the Country - The Simple Life May Not Be So Simple -Part 3 In A Series - 06/12/08 06:04 PM
One of the most attractive sights of our rural locations are open fields and beautiful farms.  Nothing is prettier than coming over a rise to see a herd of cattle grazing or an orchard of fruit trees reaching as far as the eye can see.  It is a draw that encourages many people to move nearby for a chance at the simple life but if you are planning to move to a location with working agricultural properties you need to be aware of the "facts of life" in a farming location. As a potential home buyer you need to be prepared for the common … (7 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - Consider The Nights - Part 2 in a Series - 06/11/08 06:16 AM



How Dark Is Dark?  Thoughts About Nights In the Country.






It is beautiful at night in more rural areas.  You will see more stars than you have ever seen before.  It is truly an amazing sight when I go outside and look up on a clear night.  There are more shooting stars to wish upon and a clearer view of the constellations.  The reason for this is that the further away from the lights of the city and more heavily populated suburbs the less artificial light is put out into the night. When … (6 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - How Much Land Do You Want? Part 1 of a Series - 06/08/08 08:44 AM
I want land lots of land...Are you sure?This is my front yard.  At 11 Acres this is only a small part of my land.  There is another huge hay field beyond those trees before we get to the street. One of the first things that you will need to decide as you move to the country is "How much land do you want to buy?"  Many people want to move to a rural area because they want more space.  They come from a city where there is extremely dense building or a suburban development where the lot size is often very small … (9 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Moving On Out To The Country - An Introduction To A Series Of Blogs On "Country Life" Updated with links to series - 06/07/08 08:09 AM
I Love Living in the Country.This is my driveway. It is longer than some blocks in the city.   (You will note that it is not paved and it does require a lot of mantainance) I moved here from my original hometown in suburban Bergen County NJ to find a very different life.  I have many clients who have come from New York City and areas closely surrounding it that have found some unexpected challenges when learning how to live in this area.  Moving to a more rural location may be quite an adjustment for someone who is used to living in … (13 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: I Will Buy A House Of My Own Someday.... - 05/30/08 10:59 AM
But I'm not ready to buy a house!  So you know you want to buy a house someday but you are not ready yet.  What are you doing to get ready?  If you are not working towards that goal today you will not get there anytime in the near future. If you are serious about becoming a homeowner someday, you need to find out where you are today and what you need to do to get yourself in the position to be able to buy.  Many potential homeowners think that they are not ready when they really are.  Don't let yourself down … (10 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: How To Look For Real Estate. - 05/29/08 08:09 AM
If you are thinking of buying a house or a piece of property you should be looking for an agent to work for you.  If you look for someone who promises you that they will find you exactly what you are looking for at the lowest price possible then you are asking to work with someone who is not being truthful with you. None of the properties available at any given time will meet all of your wants and if, by some miracle, you could find the perfect property I can assure you of one thing, it won't be the "deal of … (6 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: New York What Are You Going To Do This Summer? - 05/18/08 07:02 AM
Still wondering what you are going to do with your summer?  Finding a place to get away that is close to home is becoming more and more important with the current gas prices.  The Greater Hudson Valley of New York offers so much to do for New Yorker's who want to take a break from the city.  We have mountain trails to hike, cliffs to climb, and lakes, rivers, or streams for water sports and fishing.  You can ride a horse, pick fruits and vegetables, or visit historic sights and reenactments.  There are fairs, festivals, and fireworks.  We have wonderful restaurants, great … (0 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: To The Home Buyer- What Did You Forget When You Made Your Offer? - 05/16/08 05:40 AM
After an extensive search you have found the house you want and bid on it.  You negotiate and joyfully have an accepted offer.  Do you really remember the house you bid on?  Hopefully you get the chance to look at it again before the walk through.  When you come for the home inspection or later to measure windows for treatments take some time to look at the house and listing again.  Was everything you thought to be included in the sale mentioned in your offer or contract?  If not try to work things out before you get to the closing table. … (2 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Take A Tour In Your Target Area - How To Start Your Search The Easy Way - 05/14/08 06:32 AM
So you have spoken with a mortgage company and know how much you are qualified for and you are ready to start looking at houses.  Getting a feel for the local area and the current market value of houses for sale in your target location is one of the best ways to start the actual business of your home search.  May I suggest working with a single agent to set up a tour of 4 or 5 houses in your target area as a great way to begin. Touring several houses in one trip will make it easier to learn what … (6 comments)

ulster county ny real estate: Right in the Corner- Pine Bush School District - 02/24/08 11:40 AM
If you live in the New York City metro area and are looking for a good place to buy, you owe it to yourself to check out the Pine Bush area.  About an hour drive to the city with bus and trains available for commuters you will find quaint villages or more open spaces.  There are nearby shopping and cultural opportunities. 
The Pine Bush School District touches three counties, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan.  We have four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.  There are many special programs for the children who go to school here.  The high school currently has … (0 comments)

 
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Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Pine Bush, NY

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Address: 55 Main St, PO Box 668, Pine Bush, NY, 12566

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