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You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury. Upstate living doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, as the following homes clearly demonstrate. For those that love modern architecture, we're excited to bring you 5 Super-Modern Homes (and a few bonus homes!) in the Hudson Valley real estate market!

#1: 15 Trout Creek Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

Presented by Jeff Serouya of Metes & Bounds Realty, this ultra modern retreat is set amongst the hills and trees, perched above the peaceful Mombaccus Creek, where floor

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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, 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-related community events. And this year, with Independence Day falling on a Wednesday, the fun continues two weekends in a row! 

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

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June can tend to be a busy month for a lot of people; between getting into summer mode, end of year school activities, graduations, summer camps starting, vacations, weddings, and can’t forget Father’s Day on June 17th... the month that we associate with the official start of summer can typically find calendars a bit frenzied. If you’re so lucky to find some time to yourself on weekends, you’ll find the Hudson Valley and Catskills too have packed calendars of great events for you to get out and enjoy! 

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed day by the pool, or an afternoon or evening of good food, drinks and festival memories, the summer in Ulster County, NY is just kicking off!

Ready to dive-in and have some fun this weekend?

Here’s some of

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It’s beginning to finally feel like spring after what seemed like a never-ending winter! Trees are blossoming and the early spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are finally giving color to our yards after seeing so much of the white stuff for so long now. Here in the Hudson Valley, with the warmer weather, comes an abundance of events to give us a little break, keep our weekends busy and break us out of this past season’s extended winter hibernation.

Now that May has arrived, and with Memorial Day’s official kick-off of summer only a few short weeks away, there is plenty to fill our calendars with! Can’t forget that May 13th is Mother’s Day- but we’re covered there with some great events and things to do that Mom is sure to love too!

Ready to

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You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury.  Super modern homes for sale in and around the Hudson Valley are out there, but not always easy to find.  We're seeing more and more modern new construction properties for sale in the Catskill mountain region of upstate NY.  

Living upstate doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, though.

Check out some of these ultra modern homes that have recently sold across the county.

 1489 Denning Road, Denning, NY 12725 

Built in 2014, this contemporary glass home is

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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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February 14th will soon be upon us… can’t you just feel the love in the air??

Ulster County is a destination for lovers this time of year. What could be better on a cold winter’s day than to spend some quality time with your love, enjoying a delicious meal and some sweet treats to go along with it? There’s lots of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Ulster County with your love, so much so, that for the ambitious, it may be hard to fit your whole desired Hudson Valley itinerary into one single, love-filled day. This 2018, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday (which is a little bit of a bummer for those trying to squeeze in plans around weekday work schedules), but who says you can’t celebrate the weekend before and/or after and turn

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Come autumn, the Hudson Valley is known for a few distinct things; picturesque foliage and stunning views of mountains draped in red, orange and golden hues, quaint small town hamlets perfect for exploring after hikes and APPLES! Our hills are dotted with these bright red and green delicacies and people travel from near and far to pluck them straight from the trees, at their absolute freshest. As if the sheer number of people traveling to our area, by the busload most weekends, isn't enough indication that the Hudson Valley has some of the best fall produce available, the number of craft cideries opening up and moving to the area is another indicator that it doesn't get any better than apple season in the valley! Angry Orchard, a popular nationwide

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As if Ulster County didn’t already bring tons to the table with its natural beauty, world class outdoor activities, super cool towns and awesome culinary experiences, Ulster County really knows how to have a good time in the summer, with festivals and events galore! With new events popping up every year all over the valley, there’s always something new going on to experience in Ulster County, whether you’re a long-time resident, or looking to make your first trip to experience first hand what you’ve heard so much buzz about.

These rising temperatures have got us in full summer mode already, so we’re ready to jump right in! Here’s a list of some of the most talked about festivals and events going on in the Hudson Valley and Ulster County, NY that

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If you are a Hudson Valley homeowner, you may already be aware that the beginning of May holds importance when it comes to making sure your property taxes are being accurately calculated. In Ulster County, May 1st marks the general, official date in which tentative property assessment rolls are released to the public, showing your property’s most current assessment value and the value upon which your property taxes are to be based on. An inflated assessment could lead to an overpayment in taxes, something no homeowner wants to face. The good news is, when these tentative assessments are released, they aren’t set in stone, and if you think your assessment is too high, there is something you can do about it that could help to significantly lower your

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