Seller Tips

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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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Ulster County NY Home InspectorsThe home inspection is a very important part to buying and/or selling a home in Ulster County NY. A thorough home inspection will uncover any hidden issues that a home may have so that they can be addressed prior to the closing. While a good inspection certainly provides reassurance to the buyer, it is also an extremely useful tool for a home seller as well. At Taft Street Realty, we're often asked for recommendations for home inspectors around the Ulster County NY area. Based upon positive feedback we've received from our clients and our own experiences after many real estate transactions, we've compiled a list of Ulster County NY home inspectors who are helpful and reliable. So in no particular order here are 6 Ulster County NY home inspectors!

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Price Or Patience In Ulster County NY Home SellingListing your home in a down or declining market is not an easy decision to make these days. The fear and uncertainty of your home not selling weighs heavily on the mind. Who wouldn’t stress over that? A home is probably one of the largest investments a person makes in their lifetime. Selling that investment should be carefully considered. Homeowners should be knowledgeable themselves about the local market trends, but it helps even more when you have a real team behind you that really knows the market conditions, someone you can trust to have your back and best interests at heart. Taft Street Realty is that local trusted Ulster County NY Real Estate Broker!

Home Sellers Must Weigh Their Options In Ulster County NYIf you are putting your home on the market (or already have) you must determine whether you have

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NYS Property TaxAll homeowners should know how to file a tax grievance because with a market turn like we've just experienced it's important to know if/when you are being over-assessed. If you think you might be paying too much in property taxes, a grievance can be filed and your case reviewed by a local municipality. A successful grievance can lower your property taxes and is not as complicated as you may think. But there is a deadline; so without further ado here's a quick reference guide from Taft Street Realty on how, when, (and why!) to file a tax grievance.

When To File A Grievance  

Ulster County MoneyProperty taxes are based on the value of your home. Your local assessor determines the market value of your home on behalf of the municipal government; and does so in a

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With the temperatures dropping and snow flurries falling, it's time to offer up some winter driving tips for the Hudson Valley Region. No such thing as cabin fever around here! The winter season full of fun activities and gorgeous sights in Ulster County, New York. The local housing market remains steady with serious buyers viewing homes for sale in the Hudson Valley in spite of the weather. So whether you're a Buyer, Seller or a Local, with a little preparation and some heads up driving, you'll have no problem reaching your desired destination this winter. Here are some basic tips and advice for those of us who love living in Ulster County, NY during the wintertime!

Strategic Driving Tips for Curvy, Ulster County Country Roads...

If you plan on 

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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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