There is a certain type of charm that is found in older homes, with their intricate details and compelling history and if the walls of 123 Bedell Avenue in Highland NY could speak, they would certainly have some interesting tales to tell.

The home itself, a circa 1848 Colonial farmhouse has seen its fair share of history over the years, but it is the 5,000+ square foot barn that really makes a statement. Here’s a little tale from the current owners about this barn’s not so common inhabitants.

 

 

The Story of the Books at 123 Bedell Ave. Highland, New York 12528 

"The previous owners (the Sobels) of this property were book dealers from Manhattan. Their place of business was at Columbia University during the 1940’s-50’s. In 1961 they…

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Now that spring has arrived, (and yes, despite that freak snowstorm earlier this week, it is infact still spring) we’re seeing an increase of homes entering the market. Highland, in particular has some great properties that have just been listed, but with amenities as great as these properties possess, we don’t think they will be up for grabs too long!

A townhouse is a great option for young professionals or small families as a starter home or for retirees who are looking to scale back their home ownership responsibilities. Owning a townhome usually gives you access to additional amenities and use of shared spaces in the complex and also means less maintenance and upkeep on outdoor spaces (always be sure to look at HOA fees and what they include while…

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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

14 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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Top Ulster County Real Estate Blog Posts | Best of 2012

2012 sure was a busy year in Ulster County NY! From festivals to farmers markets, seasonal activities and of course, real estate - alot has been happening with regards to local issues and on the Ulster County NY housing market! All the while, we here at Taft Street Realty have been writing about events and issues that matter here in the Hudson Valley!

...so without further ado, here are the Top Ulster County Real Estate Blog Posts 2012!

Skiing Options Near Ulster County

Skiing Options in Ulster County NY

There are many skiing options near Ulster County, most of which are within an hour and very close to hotspots like Saugerties and Woodstock NY.  Ulster County has all of the winter activities that one could ask for from…

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Best Real Estate Buys In Ulster County NY Under $350K

One of the great things about real estate in Ulster County NY is the wide variety of beautiful and unique homes for sale for under $350,000. Whether you like country cottages, or contemporary homes, real estate in Woodstock NY, or homes for sale in the trendy Rosendale NY. There is an abundance of affordable and attractive properties in every town and of every style. In fact it was hard to pick just 10 to write about! Readers love our posts profiling homes like, Old Stone Homes For Sale In Ulster County NY. This time around, our only criteria is the price point! So without further ado, here is Taft Street Realty's best real estate buys in Ulster County NY under $350K!

69 Winne Road - Mt. Tremper NY

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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!

Convenience 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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450 N. Elting Corners Rd. Highland NY 12528Highland NY Real Estate MLS Listings - 3 Bedroom Homes For Sale - Ulster County

For buyers seeking a unique home with privacy & acreage, Taft Street Realty is happy to present 450 N. Elting Corners Road, Highland NY 12528. A 3 Bedroom, 2 bath contemporary sited on three private & wooded acres this home, offered at $369,000, can work perfectly as a weekend escape or for full-time use!

Homes for sale in Highland NY offer the best of both worlds! Properties like 450 N. Elting Corners Rd. are surrounded by nature, offering peace & quiet. And yet from Highland you can reach the Metro North Railroad and the NYS Thruway in minutes, putting you on the fast track to New York City! Highland NY provides that perfect combo of nature and culture that's come to…

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14 Cambridge Court Highland NY 125283 Bedroom Townhomes For Sale, Highland NY Real Estate Listings - Calling all bachelors, retirees, and 1st time home buyers! Taft Street Realty is happy to present 14 Cambridge Court Highland, NY 12528. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhome is move-in ready and offers the convenience of living in Highland NY. Recently reduced to $209,000, 14 Cambridge Court is affordable and just waiting for a new owner!

Hardwood floors and a comfortable layout add an airy feel to this well-built Highland NY townhome for sale. 3 bedrooms provide more than enough room for a family, or a bachelor looking for the ultimate pad! Hassle-free and easy to maintain, this home also works well for a retiree looking to downsize. A fenced-in backyard and mature landscaping complete the…

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4th of July 2012Taft Street Realty is known for our helpful local guides! Our 2012 Ulster County Memorial Day Guide received over 1100 views online! Last year we gave you the 2011 Ulster County NY 4th of July Fireworks Guide and we're back for 2012 with another go-to guide for the area's best fireworks displays! The Hudson Valley region has the most beautiful and clear night skies in the Northeast. This July 4th 2012, watch those skies burst with vivid colors during the various fireworks displays taking place around Ulster County NY!

Kingston NY

Kingston NY hosts a spectacular July 4th celebration down at the Historic Waterfront! The streets are usually packed with revelers as live rock bands get the party going on an outdoor stage. The various local pubs, bars, and…

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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

Perfect for a nature lover or…

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