Curb Appeal

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Ahh, the sweet scent of summer is practically at our doorsteps, but it might not be in our homes just yet. Yes, it’s time to open up those windows, let in some fresh, spring country air and de-winterize, Hudson Valley!

If you’re thinking of listing your home on the market this spring, it’s more important than ever to be on top of your spring cleaning and de-winterizing game if you want to avoid any potential headaches down the road in the sales process. Sometimes a clean, bright, uncluttered space is all that it takes to get the offer that you were looking for as opposed to no offer at all. Proper de-winterizing and preventative maintenance is also much easier to keep up with, rather than waiting and hearing some disconcerting news after a home

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Ulster County NY Home ValuesSay you're thinking of selling a home in Ulster County and want to boost its value, or perhaps you'd simply like to do some improvements that would be worthwhile. Where does one start? When doing home improvements, you always want to be sure that you're increasing the overall value of your home, while not over-spending and/or putting too much money into an unworthy investment. As Realtors, we here at Taft Street Realty have some tips and advice that can help you prioritize your home improvements based on value and ROI, which stands for "return on investment". So get your imagination flowing because without further ado, here are the best ways to increase home values in Ulster County NY!

1) The Kitchen Is Still King

We've all heard the saying, "the

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Happy Birthday Saugerties! Saugerties, New York is celebrating its 200th anniversary of incorporation this year! Originally inhabited by the Esopus Sachem Tribe, and then Dutch settlers in the 1600’s, Saugerties has evolved into the perfect blend of old and new. Nestled at the base of the Catskill Mountains and bordered by the Hudson River and the Esopus creek, Saugerties is a beautiful Hudson Valley town. Just 90 miles north of New York City it currently thrives as a tourist location with a bustling Main Street dotted with shops and eateries. Recently named one of the Top 10 Coolest Towns in America, Saugerties is a melting pot of rich history and energetic culture, perfectly epitomized by its vibrant Main Street.

Festivals & Farmers Markets,

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The Spring / Summer season is a busy season in real estate! Anxious buyers have passed the cold winter months surfing the internet, looking at the same old pictures of the same old listings. Sellers, if they were fortunate, may have had a few showings during the winter, but most likely the activity dropped with the temperature. As the sun comes out, the real estate industry revs up. Carloads of buyers and agents prowl the area, and many new listings hit the market. If you’re a seller, you want your home to stand out among this new inventory. Here are a few seller tips that you can work into your normal cleaning to really give your house that extra sparkle in the sun! 

They Arrive: Fresh Curb Appeal

What’s that saying about 1st impressions? Your home…
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Increase your chances of a quick sale while increasing the value of your home by as much as 15%-20% by giving your existing landscaping a distinctive fresh, new, clean look. Create more visual interest in your landscaping by adding new color schemes and constructing focal points to direct the eye into that particular area. Discover ways to enhance curb appeal through the art of great landscaping.

In seeking curb appeal, a starting point for both front and back yard makeovers is to understand the basic elements of landscape design, beginning with harmony, followed by colors, textures, form, and focalization.

By first establishing harmony, one creates a balance between the home and the environment that surrounds without disturbing the

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