Ulster County Real Estate Blog

Surely you’ve heard about the controversy stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that have taken place over the past few months across the country, but did you know that, if you’re an Ulster County resident, this type of issue hits much closer to home, possibly more than you have realized?

Enter the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline - a crude & refined oil transportation pipeline stretching from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey and traversing straight through our home here in Ulster County. Just like other oil pipelines across the country, the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline is facing opposition left and right from local residents, town officials, environmental agencies, and the like. While reports about the pipeline stress the need for an

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Contrary to popular belief, the holidays can be a great time to purchase a new home, as many of our Taft Street clients can happily attest to! We’re wrapping up and putting a bow on 2016- join us as we take a look back on a busy holiday season and the Taft Street clients who took advantage of holiday home buying!

 2016A Route 32, Saugerties

2016A Route 32 in Saugerties, NY closed on December 30th, 2016 for $212,500.  This two bedroom, two bathroom townhouse unit was just recently built in 2015, meaning there’s nothing that new owners need to do other than move right in! This one level ranch makes for easy living and with 1360 square feet, attached two car garage and full basement, and there’s plenty of space here as well. Lots of light enters

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2016 has been quite the year, both for our nation as a whole, and locally, here in Ulster County as well. Regardless of whether or not you’re fondly looking back at a great year, or instead have high hopes for a brighter 2017, there’s no denying that a lot has happened this year! We here at Taft Street, aim to try to provide you with the most up to date, relevant and locally sourced news stories and happenings so that you can enjoy everything that the Hudson Valley and Ulster County have to offer. We shared plenty of stories this year on our blog and on Facebook, from local activity guides, event and restaurant features, and of course all the latest Ulster County real estate news. If you weren’t able to catch them all, don’t worry- we’ve compiled our top

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 Community Holiday Festivals and Tree Lighting Events

Ready to ring in the 2016 holiday season? For most people, Thanksgiving marks the ‘unofficial’ opening of the holiday season, but things really start to get festive when our small hamlets and towns light up with holiday cheer! Many communities host their own Christmas and Holiday events to kick off the celebrations-  where the night is usually capped off with a Christmas tree lighting, attended by the big man in red himself! Hit up your town’s holiday kick off celebrations, or to truly get in the Christmas spirit, catch as many as you can! 

Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting

December 2nd, 2016, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Tree lighting at 7:00pm

Historic Huguenot Street, New

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Yes, the holidays are actually a great time to buy a home, contrary to popular belief.

Every spring and summer, the real estate market hits peak activity, and while there’s plenty of reasons to buy in the spring, if you’re a serious buyer looking for a good deal, you may want to consider taking up your search in November and December, near the holidays, when some real estate experts consider it to be one of the best times to buy a new home.

The holidays are such busy times, and here in upstate New York, it’s also a period of time where you don’t know exactly what type of weather Mother Nature will be supplying… doesn’t really sound like an opportune time to be house hunting, right? But if you’re a serious buyer and want to avoid competing

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With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s nice to think about and appreciate how lucky we are to live in such an amazing area here in Ulster County, NY. Here, residents are able to achieve the best of all worlds- we’re central enough to so many points of interest and fun things to do, we get to take advantage of the amazing mountains in our backyard, and yet are still only a short drive to the coast and to one of the biggest cities in the world. That being said, Ulster County is so amazing, there’s hardly a desire to ever leave it- the views are breathtaking, the food and drink choices are phenomenal, the entertainment and outdoor pursuits are world renowned and the culture and community ideals of these small towns and hamlets are completely unique and unlike

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Winter is on it’s way here in the Hudson Valley and some new Ulster County homeowners will be settling into their new digs long before the snow begins to fly! Let’s take a look and see what the Taft Street team has been up to this October...

 123 Bedell Avenue, Highland

123 Bedell Avenue in Highland closed on October 18th, 2016 for $497,500. This farmhouse, built in 1848, is a rare gem, ready to transport you back to the simpler days, but with an updated interior that leaves no doubt that this home is 21st century modern, but still keeping its charming farmhouse feel. With 3+ bedrooms, two living areas, spa-like bathrooms and even a finished attic space, there’s lots of room inside this charming farmhouse, and directly behind the home sits the

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What’s not to love about Rosendale? If you’ve ever visited this small upstate Hudson Valley town, you’ll realize that living in Rosendale isn’t just about settling on a location; it’s a way of life. There’s always new and exciting things going on in this small community and most are done with such passion and vigor that you can’t help but feel inspired and touched by this town’s culture and ideals. The rural community of 6,000+ residents may be on the small side, but they have a big voice- and people have traveled near and far to hear what Rosendale’s community members have to say. Here, there’s a passion to learn, to grow and to experience nature as it was intended to be. There’s a forward thinking progressivism that many other towns can only hope to

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Happy Halloween, Hudson Valley! Monday’s don’t feel nearly as bad when it also happens to be Halloween- and we’re still excited from all the great Halloween Events and Fun Things to Do that we’ve been at all weekend (and we’re looking forward to hitting up even more events tonight!) So, in honor of it being Halloween, we thought we’d share some treats- a rundown of some of the newest listings in Ulster County to have hit the market this October!

 26 Josephs Drive, Saugerties

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26 Josephs Drive, Saugerties

 

26 Josephs Drive in Saugerties, NY is located in the highly sought after and well-manicured Bishop’s Gate community of Saugerties. The 1,660 square foot, two-story Colonial is only 20 years old, but with

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Vampires, ghosts and witches, oh my!

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Ulster County has all the tricks and treats you could want to experience this Halloween; from one of the country's top rated Haunted House and Hayride Attractions to some much less frightening family fun, you’ll find your ideal Halloween activities right here in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Our Halloween Event Guides have been a major hit in the past, and this year, we’re bringing it back, with even more bone chilling fun!

You won’t find any tricks here, just a weekend full of Halloween fun & Ulster County treats for the whole family!

Woodstock Halloween Parade & Children’s Halloween Journey

Every year on Halloween, the village of Woodstock puts on it’s scariest

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