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real estate tips for buyersOnce you have made the decision to begin looking for homes on the Ulster County real estate market there are certain things you should definitely know first to avoid added stress and complications down the road. At Taft Street Realty, we protect our buyers and make every effort to give them all the tools and resources they need as they begin their house hunting journey, wherever it may be in the Hudson Valley region of Upstate New York. Although we focus primarily on the Ulster County NY home search, we know our tips and advice will help buyers pretty much anywhere! So without any further delay, here are 5 MUST KNOW tips for homebuyers and yet another Ulster County real state blog post authored by Taft Street Realty! Enjoy!

Loan Programs 101 | Pros

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Ulster County Property Tax Info | How Not Knowing the True Numbers Can Hurt You

Ulster County Property Tax InfoNot too long ago, property taxes were not a major concern when looking at Ulster County homes for sale. Property taxes rarely, if ever, got in the way of a sale when it came time to close. My how the times have changed! These days knowing the exact property taxes on a home for sale is a MUST. Otherwise buyers may be in for a big and possibly very costly surprise. With the date for tax grievances quickly approaching, we here at Taft Street Realty thought it would be a good time to talk about property taxes and how to obtain accurate tax information from your local municipality. In some cases if a buyer thinks the taxes are too high they may be able to get permission from the

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5 Important Things Affecting Ulster County Home Values

Ulster County home valuesSome of the most important things affecting Ulster County home values are associated with the location, neighborhood, and town that the property is in. In our earlier articles, Taft Street Realty discussed some of the do's and don'ts of Ulster County real estate and some signs to look for when you're viewing a home. This post covers the importance of doing your homework and researching the area that surrounds your potential dream home. Things like the taxes, neighborhood, and landscape can all have an impact on the value of the home.

Property Taxes

Ulster County Property TaxesBack in the days, taxes never seemed to be a concern; and they certainly never got in the way of the sale when it was time to close. But today,

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Taft Street Realty brings you our second installment of gorgeous homes in the upper range of luxury in Ulster County NY! While our past post featured Woodstock luxury homes this post we're kicking the luxury up a notch, bringing you homes for nothing less than $750K! So feast your eyes on some mountain luxury as Taft Street presents Woodstock NY Luxury Homes for Sale!

386 MacDaniel Road - Woodstock NY

Woodstock luxury homes 

Listed by Amy Lonas of Coldwell Banker Village Green in Woodstock NY, this home has never before been on the market! Though just minutes to the Village of Woodstock NY, you'll feel worlds away in this fully restored farmhouse.

23 Lewis Hollow Road - Woodstock NY

Woodstock NY 

An inground pool, screened-in porch, and over 20 acres of land are just

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Highland NY SOLD Real Estate Highland NY Home Values - Ulster County SOLD Market Update  

Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 160 Sterling Place in Highland NY. This 1,396 square foot 3BDR / 2.5BTH closed on September 21, 2012 for $158,000. This 3 bedroom townhome offers plenty of features and an ideal location!

Real Estate In Highland NYConvenience and comfortable living are some of the benefits of this Highland NY townhouse. An open and spacious dining area is perfect for entertaining, and a wood fireplace provides both warmth and ambiance! A private backyard overlooking beautiful rock outcroppings provides a nice outdoor space to enjoy! Updates include new carpeting, a fresh new paint job and new windows. This Highland NY home was purchased way

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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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