Ulster County Real Estate Blog

Some of the appeal of Ulster County lies in the fact that during any season, be it spring, summer, fall or winter, there is an abundance of beauty from our natural geography and a ton of activities to get residents (and visitors!) outside to enjoy all of them. In a region that is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking and highly visited mountain ranges in the country (the Catskills, Appalachians and Adirondacks to name only a few), it should be no surprise that these mountains are home to some of the best skiing in the northeast. While Ulster County itself is host to only a small number of ski areas, the amount of ski centers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas make Ulster the perfect home base for skiers and other outdoor winter

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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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A magical creekside contemporary in the woods of Bearsville awaits new owners...


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Sitting on just over 2 ¼ acres of private, wooded splendor, you’ll feel transported to a magical place as you drive down the thickly tree-lined drive of 3294-3296 Route 212. The babbling Sawkill creek that runs alongside the home only adds to the mystical feel of this property, and with nearly ¼ mile of creek frontage, there is plenty of room to enjoy the waters year round.

  

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3294-3296 Route 212, Bearsville

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The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bluestone faced ranch has an overall contemporary and modern style to it, yet still fits seamlessly into its more rustic, country surroundings. In the main living area,

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Taft Street Realty is happy to present even more Taft Street Clients who have bought and sold homes in Ulster County in the month of August! Let’s jump right in…

 

37 Emerick Street, Kingston

37 Emerick Street in the City of Kingston closed on August 4th, 2016 for $134,000. This sweet 2 bedroom, one bathroom, 1148 square foot home is located on .23 acres on a lightly traveled backstreet within the city of Kingston. This original circa 1875 home has been meticulously cared for by previous owners and has a newly renovated kitchen with new appliances, including an additional first floor half bath/ laundry room suite. However, the true highlight of this home is the oversized, deep and flat backyard that can be enjoyed from the back patio. The ample

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It’s hard to believe it, but it feels that somehow summer has slipped through our fingers and we’re sitting here looking at the calendar in disbelief- ‘How could Labor Day weekend have come so quickly once again?’

It’s easy to see how the end of summer could have snuck up on us this year. The Hudson Valley’s extreme heat and humidity throughout August has had us in a permanent summer state of mind, yet with the first full week of September and the start of school only days away, we’ll all soon be trading in bathing suits and popsicles for pencils and pumpkin spice, whether we are ready or not!

If you’re not headed out of town or to the beach this Labor Day weekend, there’s still plenty to do right here to enjoy one final blast of summer and have

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The Hudson Valley is known for its abundance of fertile farmland and contains lots of great farms, orchards, vineyards and therefore, inevitably, wonderful, fresh produce. Many high end culinary establishments in New York City looking for the freshest produce (be it fruits, veggies or cuts of meat) to build their menus upon will source ingredients from right here in Ulster County and the rest of the Hudson Valley alike. That being said, you don’t need to be a restaurateur to score some of the area’s best and freshest produce, meats, eggs, ciders, ales and wines. Much of the best of the Hudson Valley stays right here in the heart of the community for local consumption and while some of these products are probably offered at your local supermarket, the

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