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For not being in a major city, The Hudson Valley is a bit spoiled when it comes to the mouth watering culinary options that are available to us. We live in an area that hosts and teaches, some of the best chefs in the world (thank you Culinary Institute of America!) so it’s no surprise that there is an abundance of award winning restaurants from which we can choose to eat at and expand our culinary palettes far beyond the reaches of Ulster County, NY.

The Daily Freeman, Kingston’s news source, published an article earlier this year about uptown Kingston’s “restaurant renaissance” and how 2015’s positive year end has everyone optimistic about a successful 2016. We were inspired by the article, (and by the awesome food at these restaurants!) to compile a

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Ulster County NY real estate for sale*Looking for even more fun Ulster County Summer Festivals?*

Check out our new Taft Street Summer Festival and Event Guide- Now Updated for 2016! 

It's that time of year! As we approach the summertime herein Ulster County NY, local festivals and events are popping up throughout the area to welcome in the warm weather. From the well-established, well-known favorites like the Woodstock & New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair, to the newer events like the Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival the next few months are full of fun times to be had here in the Hudson Valley region! As we have in the past Taft Street Realty will be covering many of these great events, so stay tuned to our blog for upcoming posts! Until then, here is our comprehensive Ulster County NY | 2013

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tips to look for home buyers15 Things To Look For When Viewing Homes For Sale

Paying attention and looking for the right things when viewing homes for sale in Ulster County NY will save you time, money, and stress. Like anywhere, buying a home in the Hudson Valley area of Upstate New York can have its ups & downs, and can can sometimes seem like a daunting task. However if you are looking out for the right things when shopping around, the process becomes easier, less intimidating, and much more fun! At Taft Street Realty we know not all agents are created equal and many agents are either new, or have very little experience when taking buyers out in the field. We always give our best information away for free and we hope this next series of posts gives you the confidence and

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Hurricane Sandy Hudson Valley NYHurricane On The Hudson - Ulster County NY Braces For Hurricane Sandy  

With the 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Irene fresh in everyone's collective memory, Ulster County NY is taking no chances in preparing for Hurricane Sandy as the storm bears down on New York State. Though it's hard to imagine that damage done by Sandy could be more extensive than that which was caused by Irene in the summer of 2011, experts say Sandy is unique for a number of reasons and could be unlike anything we've ever seen. Taft Street Realty gives a brief explanation as to why Sandy may be the scariest thing out there this Halloween, and what Ulster County NY homeowners can do to get ready for Hurricane Sandy!

Ulster County NY Emergency ReadinessThough "Frankenstorm" is certainly a catchy title for

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Ulster County NY Service DirectoryUlster County NY Service Directory - Taft Street Realty Local Area Contacts & Connections

Taft Street Realty's Local Ulster County NY Service Directory is an invaluable resource on our website Taftstreetrealty.com! We encourage everyone to check there whenever looking for contact information about local businesses and services. It's an ongoing project of ours, constantly updated with new & helpful info, and we hope that it also becomes a valuable local resource for you!

Ulster County NY General Contractors & BuildersUlster County NY is full of local professionals who offer a wide range of services. From Ulster County NY mortgage brokers, to general contractors in the Hudson Valley and everything in between! The Taft Street Realty service directory brings all of the businesses together in one

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Taft Street RealtyOur latest Ulster County local area update features 2012 Mothers Day happenings and events. The forecast for Mother's Day here in Ulster County NY calls for a nice, warm day with the slightest chance of a passing storm. It will probably feel more like summer than spring, so why not save the cooking and treat Mom to a nice meal out! No matter what town you're in, chances are there's a local restaurant nearby featuring a unique Mother's Day Menu. Taft Street Realty presents a 2012 Mother's Day Guide - featuring some great dining options in a few different towns around Ulster County.

Saugerties NY - A Gourmet Brunch Buffet

Saugerties NYIf in Saugerties NY, you can enjoy a gourmet brunch buffet. The Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern is a relatively new (est. 2011) restaurant

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empty_bowls1Ulster County living is simple yet rewarding; forever focused on benefiting the community. The annual "Empty Bowls" program by the Rondout Valley High School puts a creative spin on the usual charity event. It's one of those positive, homegrown movements unique to Ulster County NY. It is a simple yet brilliant premise that benefits the community, promotes the arts, and teaches students the valuable lesson of helping those in need. How does it work, and how can you participate? It's easy! Taft Street Realty gives you the 2012 Guide to Rondout Valley's "Empty Bowls".

Created by a Teacher - Organized by Students - Aided by Local Ulster County Businesses

empty_bowls2It is a simple, yet powerful image: an empty bowl. This most basic of tools served as inspiration to

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Sign on Burn BanPublic officials have initiated an annual burn ban for the entire Ulster County NY area. The ban is in effect from March 15th through May 15th and it prohibits open burning of any kind. What does this mean for residents of Ulster County? Burning tree branches, logs, and other forms of dead wood (including, "brush") is normally allowed in Ulster County, as are campfires and bonfires. However, from March 15th - May 15th open burning of any kind is strictly prohibited due to an increased risk of unintended wildfires. History has shown that this particular time period is when the region is most at risk. Many don't realize that open burning is the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York State. People who live in Ulster County undoubtedly remember a 2008

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WarningWarm weather and sunshine signals that spring has sprung in Ulster County, NY! The local housing market kicks into high gear this time of year, as buyers leave their computers and start viewing homes for sale in Ulster County in person. If you plan on walking along property lines or strolling land parcels with your Realtor, Taft Street Realty reminds you to be alert for ticks! This time of year (spring and early summer) is prime tick season in the Hudson Valley, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors! Here's the Taft Street Tick Guide to help you stay tick-free as you look at real estate in Ulster County NY.

Tick 101 - Get to Know This Ulster County Resident

tick1Ticks come with the territory here in the Hudson Valley region, a fact that some buyers

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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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