May 2011

Found 5 blog entries for May 2011.

The Spring / Summer season is a busy season in real estate! Anxious buyers have passed the cold winter months surfing the internet, looking at the same old pictures of the same old listings. Sellers, if they were fortunate, may have had a few showings during the winter, but most likely the activity dropped with the temperature. As the sun comes out, the real estate industry revs up. Carloads of buyers and agents prowl the area, and many new listings hit the market. If you’re a seller, you want your home to stand out among this new inventory. Here are a few seller tips that you can work into your normal cleaning to really give your house that extra sparkle in the sun! 

They Arrive: Fresh Curb Appeal

What’s that saying about 1st impressions? Your home…
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972 Church Road - Saugerties, NYimg_0033_small_400

Taft Street Realty is pleased to announce our newest listing, 972 Church Road. A writer's/artist's retreat or the perfect weekend home, this unique property features a two-story 1850s saltbox-style two-bedroom, one bath with a 1960's great room addition featuring soaring beamed ceilings, custom stone fireplace, & a wall of hand-fitted glass that looks out to the landscaped back yard. Central air + deluxe security system. Enjoy relaxed easy-care living. This property shines with owner pride!

Charming Studio or Perfect Guest House...              img_0046_small_400               

 Guests won't want to leave! Across from the house, a small barn was converted into an awesome 26x18 studio/guest house with glowing mahogany floors, a wall of

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Ulster County NY LifestyleUlster County NY is one of those places where people come to visit and never leave. As a realtor I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, "Well I came to visit, and I liked it so much I decided to buy a home here." What is it about Ulster County that draws people? There are the obvious answers like the breathtaking environment, or its proximity to that other well-known town, New York City. However, as any resident can tell you, there’s a certain lifestyle that comes with having a home in Ulster County. A lifestyle that is as a sort of mash-up between a rugged co-existence with one’s natural surroundings, and a welcoming sense of community with a love of diversity and culture. This lifestyle helps make Ulster County NY home to some of the

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           Looking for a different kind of dining experience in New Paltz? I think I may have just the place. The other night I attended a dinner with friends at a brand new restaurant. The Rock and Rye Tavern is nestled into the historic Huguenot section of New Paltz. Located in the former Locust Tree inn, The Rock and Rye Tavern offers a tranquil setting, worlds away from the noisy bustle of the Main Street strip. Upon arriving at The Rock and Rye Tavern, one is struck by the beauty of the historic tavern itself, and its surrounding environment which borders the New Paltz Golf Course. As I strolled down the walkway to the tavern’s entrance, I instantly unwound as the natural sounds of a spring evening filled the air and the sun set over the…
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Recent events around the world, most recently in Japan, are a sobering reminder of the sheer strength and unpredictability of nature. The horrifying events that took place in Japan left the rest of us wondering, what if it happens here? Will I be ready?  Granted, the danger of a tsunami is not as great in America as it is in Japan. However there are a number of potential threats, both natural and man-made, that warrant caution. By following a few simple, logical strategies, you can help ensure the safety of you and your family in the unlikely event of a natural (or unnatural) disaster. 


The threat of a tsunami on the scale of the one that struck Japan is not necessarily a constant here in the States. However our coastal regions and the Hawaiian…
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