Ulster County Real Estate Blog

There are a lot of areas to love in Ulster County, NY, but over the years we’ve noticed some areas seem to be more popular than others. Many who look for a summer/vacation home here in the Hudson Valley often find themselves drawn to the Catskill Mountains or one of the farmland valleys near the Rondout or the Wallkill River.  Some are now drawn to the hip and historic city of Kingston. There’s something for everyone here in Ulster County and today we want to highlight some of the more popular zip codes to help buyers better understand the similarities and differences when house hunting.  Ulster County really has it all - pristine nature that can be enjoyed year round, beautiful mountain vistas, an abundance of outdoor activities to fit anyone’s skill

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It’s been a busy month of June, new sales to share with you from Taft Street Realty! We are happy to present below, even more homes bought and sold by Taft Street clients in Ulster County this month!

 375 Queens Highway, Accord

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IMG_0188.JPG375 Queens Highway in Accord, NY (located in the town of Rochester) closed on June 7th, 2016 for $230,000. Newly built in 2013, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,500 square foot ranch has an open living plan with high ceilings throughout the home. Granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel professional appliances and french doors give this new home some high-end details.

Accord NY Real Estate is a bit different from markets in other areas of Ulster County, mostly because it’s still considered to be an under-the-radar

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There is a certain type of charm that is found in older homes, with their intricate details and compelling history and if the walls of 123 Bedell Avenue in Highland NY could speak, they would certainly have some interesting tales to tell.

The home itself, a circa 1848 Colonial farmhouse has seen its fair share of history over the years, but it is the 5,000+ square foot barn that really makes a statement. Here’s a little tale from the current owners about this barn’s not so common inhabitants.

 

 

The Story of the Books at 123 Bedell Ave. Highland, New York 12528 

"The previous owners (the Sobels) of this property were book dealers from Manhattan. Their place of business was at Columbia University during the 1940’s-50’s. In 1961 they

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In today’s world there is a never-ending need to ‘go green’ in pretty much any and every aspect of people’s day to day lives. Going green not only helps to protect and save our environment, but in many cases, where it pertains to housing and real estate related ventures, going green also has the potential to save you money in the long run.

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Going green has been, and continues to be, a hot topic in the real estate industry. Other than helping to protect our environment, the movement towards using more environmentally friendly building techniques and practices also has the potential to save homeowners a big chunk on their utility bills- if they even have to pay for utilities at all! In fact, as of this spring, we are lucky enough to say

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Taft Street Realty is happy to present Willow, NY’s newest listing to hit the market, 85-93 Eighmey Road in the town of Woodstock, NY!  

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The Best of Both Worlds in the Hamlet of Willow, NY

Are you torn between the desire to own a charming, intricately detailed older home and a newer, move-in-ready one with all the modern updates? Well then, 85-93 Eighmey Road in Willow, NY can help provide the answer to your dilemma because with this property, you can have both! Built in 2008, the main two-story home was attached to the original 1970’s era cottage, and kept up the style, theme and charming details that many older farm homes in the area possess. The original cottage, while attached to the main home, is very private and could actually act as a

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There is no better way to end a day of barbecuing, relaxing, and celebrating America’s independence with a group of friends, than with a bang - we’re talking fireworks of course! There are plenty of places within Ulster County that you can enjoy the grand illumination and sparkle of some top notch firework displays or, now that New York State and Ulster County have passed new firework legislation as of 2015, you may even be able to enjoy a ~small~ show from the comfort of your backyard. Fireworks are just the grand finale to an awesome day and Ulster County doesn't disappoint when it comes to fun holiday community events.

So if you’re looking to experience Independence Day in Ulster County like a local, pack a picnic, grab a blanket and some

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Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the newest home hitting the market in the City of Kingston, 213 Elmendorf Street!

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This 1348 square foot 3 BDR, 1BTH home is a mix of charming intricate details from the home’s original 1900’s structure blended seamlessly with new updates and modern details, too many to list in this move-in-ready gem! Let the sunshine sparkle in from the stained glass window above the front door into the cozy living room with modern divider opening up the living room to the rest of the house. A glass french doorway leads you into the formal dining room, circling through to the eat in kitchen with granite countertops. 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs round out this charming two story that is

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It’s been a busy (and exciting!) week here at Taft Street Realty, with multiple Taft Street Clients closing back to back!  The busy summer market is definitely here and we’re pleased to announce the newest homes SOLD to our clients here in Ulster County this week, in the Town of Lloyd and Saugerties, NY!  

 

1 Abbey Lane, located in the Town of Lloyd (commonly referred to by many as Highland, even though Highland is actually only the name of the hamlet in the center of the Town of Lloyd, not the entire town) NY just closed on May 26th, 2016 for $310,000.

This 2,432 square foot Raised Ranch is a brand new construction and has 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a walk-out back deck. The master suite has a walk-in closet, whirlpool tub

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Festival season is now in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! If you caught our earlier post on 2016 Spring Festival and Events, we highlighted some major local events taking you straight on through to Memorial Day weekend, and now it’s time to continue and start mapping out the rest of your summer event schedule!

Ulster County and the Hudson Valley are known for their scenic beauty, pristine natural features and proximity to one of the biggest cities in the world, New York City. With those big draws, it’s easy to figure why so many people visit and vacation to Ulster County and the Catskill Mountain region in the summer months. If our natural beauty, super cool towns and awesome culinary choices weren’t already enough for visitors, Ulster

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HighFallsWelcomeSign.jpgAt Taft Street Realty, we’ve seen a growing interest and demand for homes in the Rondout Valley, specifically within the hamlet of High Falls, in recent years. These small and quaint towns have lots of charm and an abundance of natural scenic beauty that draws people in. It’s easy to feel as if you’ve turned back time a tick with historical stone houses dotting the rolling fields between farmsteads and barns, seated underneath the majestic Shawangunk mountain range. It’s easy, country living.

Despite their small size, these hamlets, villages and towns contain some major character and you’ll find many residents of these areas living, and advocating, a lifestyle of self-sustainability and environmental and ethical consciousness. High Falls, NY is one of

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