Spring

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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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Spring is officially just around the corner, and after some late season snowstorms this year, many Hudson Valley residents are more than ready for the return of some warmer weather and an escape from that ‘cabin fever’ time of year. Luckily, when spring returns to the Hudson Valley, so do many great events, festivals and fun things to do that will get you out, exploring and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show

March 19th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm

Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center, Kingston

All aboard for a showcase of the best of the best in model train displays. Spend the afternoon learning about the models and about trains from local railroad and train museum workers, shop for your own hobby

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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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Yes, it was an incredibly mild winter this year, but now that daylight savings time has come and gone, Easter too, we’re ready to trade in our down feathered jackets for sandals and t-shirts, for good. And when the warm weather in the Hudson Valley returns, so too do the annual outdoor events and festivals that we have all come to love and return to year after year!

Summer brings a ton of festivals to Ulster County, as well as throughout the rest of the Hudson Valley, but we’re itching and just can’t wait 3 more months to get our festival fix! So here we go, wait no more… a quick peek at some of the major spring and early summer festivals around Ulster County to get excited about! This should hold us all over until all those sweet summertime festivals

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Taft Street Realty Ulster County NY Homes For SaleTaft Street Realty is pleased to announce that we've reached a social media milestone! Over 300 people now like our Facebook page, and we couldn't be happier about it! We truly appreciate each and every one of those "Likes", whether it be a friend or aquaintance, or just a fan of Ulster County NY real estate. We'll continue to post helpful and fun items on our page, in hopes that our Facebook family continues to grow!

300 Facebook Friends And Growing

Taft Street Realty Facebook Hudson Valley Homes For SaleIt seems like ages ago since we started our Taft Street Realty Facebook page back in 2008 (wow!) Even back then, Taft Street was hyperfocused on online real estate; knowing full well that was where the industry was headed. 4 years later we're leading the pack, being the most reviewed Ulster County real

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The Ashokan Reservoir Ulster County NY Real EstateThe Ulster County NY Legislature recently changed the location of an upcoming meeting so that it would be literally right down the hall from a NY State DEC public hearing on releasing turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir. Changing the location of this meeting ensures that Ulster County lawmakers will be in the building and present for this public hearing, which discusses giving permits to allow for even more releases of turbid water into the Lower Esopus Creek. The events surrounding the June 19th meetings are an interesting example of some of the local political jousting that is occurring with regards to this controversial issue.

A Reservoir's Controversial History

The Ashokan Reservoir Hudson Valley NYTaft Street Realty has been covering the issue; most recently in a post on the

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Memorial Day 2012 Ulster County NY Homes For SaleMemorial Day Weekend 2012 will be a time to honor and remember our fallen soldiers and veterans. It's also a great weekend to catch up with family and those we care about. With a little luck, the weather will be perfect here in Ulster County NY, and Memorial Day Weekend 2012 will also serve as the unofficial beginning of summer; with many local events, markets, and festivals kicking off. And of course on Memorial Day itself, parades will be held to honor and celebrate our fallen heroes. Looking for a fun way to spend your holiday? Here's a town by town Taft Street Guide to Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in Ulster County NY.

H.I.T.S. On The Hudson Opening Weekend In Saugerties NY

Saugerties NY Local AttractionsH.I.T.S. stands for "Horse shows In The Sun" and is one of the premier

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Homes For Sale In Highland NY Brought To You By Taft Street RealtyTaft Street Realty presents our newest listing at 450 N. Elting Corners Rd. Highland NY. Head up a long driveway to this hilltop contemporary in a secluded, private, 3 acre wooded setting. This 3 bedroom 2 bath gem has a very cool vibe. Private yet convenient, this home works great for both weekend and full time use. The open floor plan & updated kitchen are the perfect combo making 450 N. Elting Corners Rd. an entertainer's dream. Did we mention the lower level with an office and separate home theater? With approximately 600 square feet (not included in total square footage), the lower level offers plenty of space for that oversized flat screen TV and much more!

Beautiful 3 BDR 2 BTH Contemporary On 3 Private Acres

Learn More About Ulster County NY Community Of Highland By Calling Taft Street Realty!Perfect for a nature lover or

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Taft Street Realty presents our 2012 Ulster County Real Estate Update on Weekend Events & Local Happenings throughout the areaThis weekend, Ulster County NY will be packed with events and local happenings! With a fun festival taking place in almost every town in the county, no matter where you may be, you’ll find something cool to do! And the events are as diverse and unique as the various towns themselves! Whether you’re into food, fitness, wildflowers, or hotrods, you’ll find all that and more this weekend in Ulster County! Not sure where to start? Taft Street Realty gives you our town-by-town, 2012 Ulster County guide to the weekend events & local happenings: 5/19-5/20!

Gardiner NY - A Cupcake Festival Sure To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Community of Gardiner NY 2012Over in Gardiner NY there's a local festival that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! The 2012 Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival is a great

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