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Found 32 blog entries tagged as "Local".

The Hudson Valley is known for its abundance of fertile farmland and contains lots of great farms, orchards, vineyards and therefore, inevitably, wonderful, fresh produce. Many high end culinary establishments in New York City looking for the freshest produce (be it fruits, veggies or cuts of meat) to build their menus upon will source ingredients from right here in Ulster County and the rest of the Hudson Valley alike. That being said, you don’t need to be a restaurateur to score some of the area’s best and freshest produce, meats, eggs, ciders, ales and wines. Much of the best of the Hudson Valley stays right here in the heart of the community for local consumption and while some of these products are probably offered at your local supermarket, the

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Favata's TRT BicyclesFavata's TRT Bicycles is a local bike shop that has operated out of Rosendale NY and hosted local bike tours & races for years. Just recently, Favata's TRT Bicycles moved into a bigger and better location! Remaining in its hometown of Rosendale NY, Favata's TRT Bicycles now sits prominently on Route 32, across the street from the Rosendale Rec Center and right next to Rosendale's Trailways bus stop (which offers daily service right to NYC). New shop, same great service! Offering new bicycle sales, repairs, and guided tours, Favata's TRT Bicycles also organizes and hosts local bike races like the upcoming Williams Lake Classic in Rosendale on Sunday June 9th. So the next time you're in Rosendale NY, stop in and check out the new shop at Favata's TRT

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noname1_400_01Clients and customers often ask me how the market is doing. They also tend to ask about where home values are at today. Compared to 5-6 years ago, I’d of course say the market is down quite a bit. The good news however is that things are definitely improving. The Ulster County real estate market, Highland NY in particular, is just one of a handful of local markets to see a surge in buyer activity. In Taft Street realty’s latest market update, we wanted to share two recently sold homes in Ulster County NY to give you a better idea of what’s selling right now and where Highland NY home values are at this spring.

14 Cambridge Court

img_0993_small_400_0114 Cambridge Court Highland NY was the quintessential townhome. This 3 BDR, 2.5 BTH, 1,800 square foot home closed on May

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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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Ulster County NY BlogTaft Street Realty’s Ulster County NY blog is dedicated to all things real estate! From real estate market reports, to local events & activities, to posts that profile Ulster County hotspots like Woodstock NY and New Paltz, Taft Street Realty’s blog has it all! Are you interested in historic stone homes, or are contemporary homes for sale more to your liking? Perhaps you’re a seller who would like to know how many homes sold in the past few weeks, or maybe you’re interested in the latest Green building materials. No matter what your interests, if it’s related to Ulster County NY real estate, chances are our popular blog has covered it!

Real Estate Trends | Local Hot Spots

Ulster County Real EstateReal estate is comprised of many different facets, and involves a variety of

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taft_st_-_hippy_bus_l_400Rosendale NY - This former rough & tumble mining town used to supply New York City with cement during the 1800's. A link between Rosendale and NYC has existed ever since as visitors, weekenders, and future residents flow back & forth from the city. What's the draw of Rosendale NY? Beauty for one; Main Street Rosendale resembles a movie set, with old-fashioned storefronts & a classic movie theatre, and mountains looming overhead. Culture is another; a thriving community exists in Rosendale NY where residents & local business owners work hand in hand to improve, maintain, and promote this Ulster County NY town. Right now the Rosendale NY real estate market is heating up! So be sure to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent who knows the town and can

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Saugerties NY, Home to H.I.T.S. on the HudsonHomes for sale in Saugerties NY are becoming some of the most sought after in all of Ulster County! As the town of Saugerties grows in popularity, so too does the local housing market and things are heating up!  But not all real estate in Saugerties is created equal; and neither are the real estate brokerages. In order to find the best properties in Saugerties, be sure to work with a local Saugerties real estate expert who not only knows the area, but also knows an amazing value when one presents itself! As lifelong residents of the Hudson Valley region, we here at Taft Street Realty are local Saugerties real estate experts and we specialize in finding that perfect Saugerties home for our clients!

Tech-Savvy Real Estate Agents

Taft Street Realty Tech Savvy real estateAt Taft Street Realty,

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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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 Rosendale NY real estateWinter Fun in Rosendale NY - Frozendale Daze

2012 marks the 7th year that Rosendale NY hosts its Frozendale Daze winter festival. Celebrate the holidays and the winter season with the fine folks of Rosendale as local businesses and community organizations participate in a fun-filled day full of music, entertainment, delicious food, and fun for the entire family! The Frozendale Daze joins the long list of awesome local events that have made Rosendale NY one of the hottest, up and coming towns in Ulster County NY! So don’t let Old Man Winter keep you inside this Saturday! Head down to Main Street Rosendale NY and celebrate the season at the 2012 Frozendale Daze!

Winter Fun in Rosendale NY - Frozendale DazeRosendale NY is full of unique small businesses and delicious restaurants. The Frozendale

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Rosendale NY Pickle Festival and real estateThe Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival puts pickles and pickled products in the local spotlight! Featuring much more than simply jars of pickles, this fun and quirky event highlights the endless variations that can be created when "pickling"! What started as a "pickle party" amongst friends in 1998 has grown into a beloved local event that attracts thousands of visitors and vendors from across the country and around the world. Last year Taft Street Realty brought you our Rosendale NY International Pickle Festival Guide. This year, the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary and is shaping up to be the biggest and best International Pickle Festival yet!

Rosendale NY real estate Ulster County NYFor most of us, our experience with pickles usually begins and ends with a basic dill pickle

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