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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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Highland Town Sign.jpgI was born and raised in Highland, New York but whenever I would meet someone new, especially someone who was not local, when asked where I was from, Highland was never my answer. It’s not that I wasn’t proud to be a “Highlander”, or that I didn’t love my hometown, but if I provided an honest answer to that question, I was always met with blank stares of  non-recognition- where in the world is Highland?? Instead, if I answered, “I’m from Poughkeepsie” or “I’m from New Paltz,” (a stone’s throw away from Highland in either direction) people would immediately be able to place those towns on a map or share a story regarding how they visited once, or wanted to attend college there, etc.

Highland always seemed to me to be the quiet, commonly forgotten about

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High Falls, located roughly 90 miles north of New York City in scenic Ulster County is a small, colorful hamlet straddling two awesome towns, Marbletown and Rosendale (as seen on the map below).  Although very tiny in stature, this hotspot comes with some fairly deep historical roots. The past few years have seen the hamlet of High Falls as a stand out in the local real estate market, with lots of new faces being drawn to this postage stamp sized hamlet. The area's eclectic character welcomes many city dwellers who are looking to break out of the concrete jungle to a more serene, calming, but still totally hip location.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 1.44.44 PM.jpgThe hamlet of High Falls is pretty small and quiet, despite it’s wildly growing popularity, making it the perfect place to get away

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Parts of the Hudson Valley, specifically locations in Ulster County, are drawing Brooklynites in record numbers- so much so, that the Hudson Valley has even been referenced as the “New Brooklyn.”  This seems to be happening more and more since the NYT article was published about NYC renters choosing to buy a second home first before buying their primary home in the city.  it makes sense if you think about;  this new generation of buyers are realizing that they may just be better off renting in Manhattan and then purchasing the more affordable digs upstate.  Why not buy in the Catskills if that’s really your ultimate lifestyle?  We’re seeing baby boomers looking to come back to more urban settings since their net worths make it possible and the

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It may be an atypically warm and precipitation-less winter here in Upstate New York, but that hasn’t slowed down the demand for log homes here in Ulster County.

With Belleayre, Windham, Hunter and many more mountains located practically in our backyards, Ulster County residents don’t need to travel far, if at all, to ski, snowshoe or cross-country ski. Even though it is a short, two hour commute from New York City, many mountain lovers cannot get enough and want to enjoy all that Ulster County offers- not just in winter, but year-round, and what better place to enjoy the mountains than in a private, rustic log home!

Take a Tour with Taft Street as we bring you to 11 amazing log homes for sale in Ulster County, NY!

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David Bowie is said to have his ashes scattered at his secret home just outside of Woodstock, where it is reported that he spent most of his final days with his family. The star wanted no funeral or memorial, leaving his most recent album ‘Blackstar’ as his final goodbye to fans, after losing his long battle with cancer on January 10th, 2016.

Friends say that David Bowie was happiest on his woodland compound in the Catskill Mountains. Guitarist Gerry Leonard, who recorded 3 albums with Bowie, said that Woodstock was where Bowie would spend time with his family and “recharge.” It is here that the music icon’s ashes will be spread with only close family in attendance- keeping the location of his Woodstock retreat a secret still, as it always has been.

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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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Home Sold in New Paltz NY New Paltz 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, 75 Hummel Road in New Paltz NY 12561. This 2,060 square foot 4 BDR / 2.5 BTH closed on May 1st, 2013 for $315,000.

4 BDR Colonial 1 Mile From New Paltz NY!

New Paltz Real Estate UpdateThis beautiful and spacious 4 BDR colonial sits at the end of a quiet, dead-end street, and is just a mile outside of the Village of New Paltz!  75 Hummel Rd. is a perfect home for entertaining friends & family, with an open kitchen, warm fireplace, and back deck off of the kitchen, ideal for BBQ'ing! Beautiful and mature landscaping graces the 1 acre property, and the full basement has the potential for the ultimate den and/or Man Cave!

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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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