Ulster County Real Estate Blog

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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We’ve now officially left behind the summer of 2016, but we’re not too sure that the real estate market is ready to slow down after the normal summer season high… we’re still seeing plenty of new listings that are being added to the market every day here in Ulster County.

Here’s just some of the newest offerings that have hit the market this September!


22 Royal Oak Road, Stone Ridge

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In the hot-market hamlet of Stone Ridge (in the town of Marbletown) is where you’ll find 22 Royal Oak Road; a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom contemporary ranch home that has been meticulously cared for by current owners and displays their pride of ownership in full force. An inviting, circular blacktopped

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September has come to an end, and here at Taft Street Realty, it’s another month gone by of helping our clients move into their dream homes and move onto the next exciting chapter of their lives here in Ulster County. Let’s take a look and see what the Taft Street team was up to this month, shall we?

 570 Manorville Road, Saugerties 

570 Manorville Road in Saugerties closed on September 8th, 2016 for $290,000. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary ranch sits on over 1 acre of private, wooded land in the Catskill Mountain range, making it the perfect mountain retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The interior of this modern styled ranch has a European contemporary twist, open floor plan and lots of light streaming in from

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If you were to ask someone what the best thing about Ulster County is (we know it’s pretty tough to pick just one thing, but let's just say, for arguments sake…) we’re pretty sure that an overwhelming majority would agree that the natural features and scenic beauty of Ulster County is what makes it such a marvelous place. The natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills has been written about for hundreds of years, most notably by famous 19th century naturalist and author, John Burroughs. Burroughs wrote this on his view from the Slide Mountain summit in “The Heart of the Southern Catskills”…

“All was mountain and forest on every hand. Civilization seemed to have done little more than to have scratched this rough, shaggy surface

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School’s back in session, local farm stands and orchards are abuzz with visitors picking apples and pumpkins and soon the vibrant fall foliage will be peaking, covering our mountains and hillsides in a beautiful watercolor of hues. Ulster County is one of the best places to take in all the autumnal beauty of upstate New York, and when weekend visitors pour in from around the state (and beyond), Ulster is prepared to give them the show they were looking for… and a whole weekend-full of fun activities and festivals to boot. If you’re planning a leaf-peeping trip around Ulster County, or you’re a local looking for something fun to do with the family, you’ll want to take a look at our Fall Events Guide to maximize your fun this fall!

Our 2016 Summer

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Wine Glass.jpgForget about Napa Valley in California; this weekend, the Hudson Valley becomes the hub of all things vino related at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival; a premier wine event for the whole northeastern seaboard. This annual event, that started back in 2001, comes to the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds every September, the weekend after Labor Day, and is set to return again this weekend on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th! We’ve been looking forward to this festival since we first mentioned it on our Summer Festivals blog earlier this year, and we’re definitely excited that it’s almost here!

First and foremost, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of all things wine and features the offerings of vineyards and wineries

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