March 2011

Found 3 blog entries for March 2011.

The arrival of spring in the Hudson Valley region also marks the beginning of the season for local farms and farmers markets.  Whether its fresh produce, beautiful flowers, or scrumptious organic foods, Ulster County is home to a wide variety of family owned farms and community run farmers markets. Local real estate activity tends to pick up in the springtime and we here at Taft Street think it has as much to with sweet corn and strawberries as it does with beautiful homes and great value. No matter which direction you’re headed in Ulster County, there’s a farm nearby ready to provide fresh local cuisine!  


  • Davenport Farm - Stone Ridge, New York – A staple of Stone Ridge, Davenports has evolved from a family farm providing corn and other simple wares
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FISBO’s or For Sale By Owner properties have become a popular trend over the past few years, especially to the property owner who is on the verge of selling their property as a short sale. Due to the unfortunate imbalance in the real estate industry over the past several years, many homeowners are opting for FISBO’s as opposed to short sales. A short sale basically is a sale in which the bank or the mortgagor is willing to discount the loan balance due to the misfortunate economic hardship of the borrower.

To many, the pros of going FISBO seem to be the perfect out when selling real estate. Sellers can literally put money in their pocket by listing the property themselves which weeds out having to pay a commission to a Realtor. FISBO’s make it

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A lot of attention has been paid to Melissa Leo's choice of words (well, one word in particular) while accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress during Sunday's Academy Awards. By far the most expressive speech of the evening, she can be credited with providing a refreshing flash of reality in an otherwise scripted and predictable awards show. Before she unleashed the mighty F-Bomb and captured the hearts and minds of viewers across the country, Leo was an Ulster County fan favorite.

You see Leo just happens to own real estate in Stone Ridge, a small yet progressive town in the picturesque Hudson Valley. Stone Ridge enjoys a central location within Ulster County, making all the neighboring towns like New Paltz and Kingston just a short drive

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