June 2012

Found 5 blog entries for June 2012.

4th of July 2012Taft Street Realty is known for our helpful local guides! Our 2012 Ulster County Memorial Day Guide received over 1100 views online! Last year we gave you the 2011 Ulster County NY 4th of July Fireworks Guide and we're back for 2012 with another go-to guide for the area's best fireworks displays! The Hudson Valley region has the most beautiful and clear night skies in the Northeast. This July 4th 2012, watch those skies burst with vivid colors during the various fireworks displays taking place around Ulster County NY!

Kingston NY

Kingston NY Ulster CountyKingston NY hosts a spectacular July 4th celebration down at the Historic Waterfront! The streets are usually packed with revelers as live rock bands get the party going on an outdoor stage. The various local pubs, bars, and

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SOLD New Paltz NY HomeTaft Street Realty is pleased to announce our latest SOLD listing, 608 Rte. 32 North in New Paltz NY.This 2300 square foot 4BDR / 3BTH closed on June 8, 2012 for $290,000. Sited on over 5 private, wooded acres, this home sold just in time for summer! ATV's anyone? Plus, being just outside of the town of New Paltz NY, the new owners have plenty of dining options (if they're not outside BBQ'ing on their back deck that is!) Hey buyers, missed this one? Don't worry! There are plenty more amazing New Paltz NY homes for sale.

New Paltz NY Real EstateThis may have been the deal of Summer 2012 in Ulster County NY real estate! A large detached garage, wraparound porch, and convenient yet private setting all add to the appeal and value of this home. Ideal for nature lovers, it's just

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Taft Street Realty Ulster County NY Homes For SaleTaft Street Realty is pleased to announce that we've reached a social media milestone! Over 300 people now like our Facebook page, and we couldn't be happier about it! We truly appreciate each and every one of those "Likes", whether it be a friend or aquaintance, or just a fan of Ulster County NY real estate. We'll continue to post helpful and fun items on our page, in hopes that our Facebook family continues to grow!

300 Facebook Friends And Growing

Taft Street Realty Facebook Hudson Valley Homes For SaleIt seems like ages ago since we started our Taft Street Realty Facebook page back in 2008 (wow!) Even back then, Taft Street was hyperfocused on online real estate; knowing full well that was where the industry was headed. 4 years later we're leading the pack, being the most reviewed Ulster County real

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The Ashokan Reservoir Ulster County NY Real EstateThe Ulster County NY Legislature recently changed the location of an upcoming meeting so that it would be literally right down the hall from a NY State DEC public hearing on releasing turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir. Changing the location of this meeting ensures that Ulster County lawmakers will be in the building and present for this public hearing, which discusses giving permits to allow for even more releases of turbid water into the Lower Esopus Creek. The events surrounding the June 19th meetings are an interesting example of some of the local political jousting that is occurring with regards to this controversial issue.

A Reservoir's Controversial History

The Ashokan Reservoir Hudson Valley NYTaft Street Realty has been covering the issue; most recently in a post on the

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Hans 1/3/04 - 5/30/12

 What Can I Say About Hans?

Hans Posing For A Nice PortraitWhat can I say about Hans? He’s just perfect in our eyes. All the boys are, but Hans was a man’s man. Loyal, polite, and gentle, just the way any owner would want. As a father and a brother, Hans definitely was the Alpha Male; a true leader who taught me a lot. Bringing up 3 dogs wasn’t easy and thankfully I’ve had my wife and some great friends along the way to help me. Without them I’m not sure I could have done as well as we have.

A True Leader

The Taft FamilyWhen Hans was first diagnosed with cancer, we didn’t take it so well. But we were determined to give him the best last days we could. Personally, although it has only been a few weeks since we got the official bad news, I think we did a great job keeping

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