January 2013

Found 9 blog entries for January 2013.

Ulster County Property Tax Info | How Not Knowing the True Numbers Can Hurt You

Ulster County Property Tax InfoNot too long ago, property taxes were not a major concern when looking at Ulster County homes for sale. Property taxes rarely, if ever, got in the way of a sale when it came time to close. My how the times have changed! These days knowing the exact property taxes on a home for sale is a MUST. Otherwise buyers may be in for a big and possibly very costly surprise. With the date for tax grievances quickly approaching, we here at Taft Street Realty thought it would be a good time to talk about property taxes and how to obtain accurate tax information from your local municipality. In some cases if a buyer thinks the taxes are too high they may be able to get permission from the

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5 Important Things Affecting Ulster County Home Values

Ulster County home valuesSome of the most important things affecting Ulster County home values are associated with the location, neighborhood, and town that the property is in. In our earlier articles, Taft Street Realty discussed some of the do's and don'ts of Ulster County real estate and some signs to look for when you're viewing a home. This post covers the importance of doing your homework and researching the area that surrounds your potential dream home. Things like the taxes, neighborhood, and landscape can all have an impact on the value of the home.

Property Taxes

Ulster County Property TaxesBack in the days, taxes never seemed to be a concern; and they certainly never got in the way of the sale when it was time to close. But today,

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Ulster County Real Estate |10 Do's and Don'ts

 

Ulster County NY Real EstateWhen looking at Ulster County real estate there are certain things you should do to get a clearer picture of a property's condition. Asking the right questions is key, but don't forget to look throughout the property for indications of what parts of the home are in great shape, and what areas may need improvements or updates upon purchasing. As part of Taft Street Realty's ongoing series about the 15 things to look for when viewing homes for sale, here are a few more helpful do's and don'ts for Ulster County real estate buyers.

Buried Oil Tank Evidence

Search New Paltz NY Homes For SaleAh, the infamous buried oil tank! We all fear it! So what are the signs? Which homes commonly have buried tanks? How does a buyer know if there was one

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tips to look for home buyers15 Things To Look For When Viewing Homes For Sale

Paying attention and looking for the right things when viewing homes for sale in Ulster County NY will save you time, money, and stress. Like anywhere, buying a home in the Hudson Valley area of Upstate New York can have its ups & downs, and can can sometimes seem like a daunting task. However if you are looking out for the right things when shopping around, the process becomes easier, less intimidating, and much more fun! At Taft Street Realty we know not all agents are created equal and many agents are either new, or have very little experience when taking buyers out in the field. We always give our best information away for free and we hope this next series of posts gives you the confidence and

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Homes for sale in the town of OliveUlster County NY Real Estate Market Update - Town Of Olive Price Reduction

Would you like to live in the Town of Olive? 517 Van Steenbergh Place Shokan NY 12481 has just been reduced to $159,000 - making this raised ranch in a quiet setting (on a town-maintained dead-end road) one of the best deals in the Town of Olive area right now! A diamond in the rough that's full of potential, this 2,068 Sq. Ft. 3 BDR 2 BTH is sited on a flat, usable, & nicely manicured 1 acre lot. Located in the peaceful Shokan / Town of Olive area, where it's quiet yet close to the conveniences of Kingston and Woodstock NY!

Shokan NY Real Estate 12481A perfect starter home for the 1st time buyer or perhaps a nice house in which to downsize for the retiree, 517 Van Steenbergh Place offers alot of

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Top Ulster County Real Estate Blog Posts | Best of 2012

2012 sure was a busy year in Ulster County NY! From festivals to farmers markets, seasonal activities and of course, real estate - alot has been happening with regards to local issues and on the Ulster County NY housing market! All the while, we here at Taft Street Realty have been writing about events and issues that matter here in the Hudson Valley!

...so without further ado, here are the Top Ulster County Real Estate Blog Posts 2012!

Skiing Options Near Ulster County

Skiing Options in Ulster County NY

There are many skiing options near Ulster County, most of which are within an hour and very close to hotspots like Saugerties and Woodstock NY.  Ulster County has all of the winter activities that one could ask for from

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Saugerties NY Home Values Saugerties NY Home Values - Ulster County SOLD Market Update

Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 407 Phillips Road in Saugerties NY 12477. This 2,360 square foot 5BDR / 2.5BTH closed on December 31st, 2012 for $230,000.

Ulster County SOLD Market Update 12477This open and airy 5 BDR colonial has more than enough room for family & guests! A beautiful stone fireplace in the living room provides warmth and ambience. The screened-in back porch with slate floors is perfect for enjoying those warm, sunny days. 3-zone heating (including a heated garage!) helps to manage the heat efficiently in this spacious home. Located in Saugerties NY, one of America's coolest small towns and close to other great Ulster County towns like Woodstock NY

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Hurley NY 12443 Homes For Sale Ulster County Real Estate Market Update - Hurley NY Price Reduction

Calling all Ulster County NY real estate buyers! 46 Walton Lane Hurley NY 12443 has just been reduced to $149,000 making this charming country cottage one of the best deals in Hurley right now! Affordable and versatile, this 1,302 Sq. Ft. 2 BDR features an additional studio apartment and lovely backyard oasis. Located in historic Old Hurley NY, this home is off the beaten path on a quiet, low-trafficked street.

Ulster County NY Real Estate Price ReductionCan you say, "Efficient"? The utility company states that in the year spanning from August 2011 - August 2012, this home's average monthly electric bill was just $182! That covered the entire home: power, heat, hot water, etc. (no oil or gas bills!) Many updates including a new

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Real Estate for Sale Town of Ulster NY Town Of Ulster NY Home Values - Ulster County SOLD Market Update

Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 17 Varun Lane in Lake Katrine NY (located in the Town of Ulster). This 2,347 square foot 3BDR / 2.5BTH closed on December 28th, 2012 for $239,000.

Lake Katrine Homes For SaleThis beautifully maintained raised ranch is loaded with features and move-in ready! An open floor plan, featuring a large, modern kitchen and dining room, make this the ideal home for entertaining friends & family. Other features include a plush master bedroom (with a Jacuzzi and big closets), central air conditioning, and a gas burning fireplace. This home also offers storage galore! A large, 2-car garage, two separate storage sheds (each wired with

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