You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury.  Super modern homes for sale in and around the Hudson Valley are out there, but not always easy to find.  We're seeing more and more modern new construction properties for sale in the Catskill mountain region of upstate NY.  

Living upstate doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, though.

Check out some of these ultra modern homes that have recently sold across the county.

 1489 Denning Road, Denning, NY 12725 

Built in 2014, this contemporary glass home is…

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For almost 5 years now there has been a buzz surrounding the Kingston area, touting it as a ‘new Brooklyn’; a hip new place to escape the bustling city and explore your passions and creativity. We’ve followed that buzz for a while and have seen the changes in and around  Kingston over the last few years, from the assortment of new and thriving businesses and restaurants that have come to town to the burgeoning ‘artist’s corridor’, livening up the once neglected Mid-town section of the city.

What was once a small whisper of a buzz about Kingston though, has transformed into a much louder call, beckoning even more people and more industry to Ulster County’s largest city. Forget the designation of being the “new Brooklyn”... Kingston is poising itself…

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2016 has been quite the year, both for our nation as a whole, and locally, here in Ulster County as well. Regardless of whether or not you’re fondly looking back at a great year, or instead have high hopes for a brighter 2017, there’s no denying that a lot has happened this year! We here at Taft Street, aim to try to provide you with the most up to date, relevant and locally sourced news stories and happenings so that you can enjoy everything that the Hudson Valley and Ulster County have to offer. We shared plenty of stories this year on our blog and on Facebook, from local activity guides, event and restaurant features, and of course all the latest Ulster County real estate news. If you weren’t able to catch them all, don’t worry- we’ve compiled our top…

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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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Saugerties NY Real Estate for saleRecent rumors that Saugerties NY native Jimmy Fallon may be taking over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno have got people talking on both coasts! While the debate over who will replace Leno (if & when the cagey Leno decides to leave) has been going on for years, sources say that it's official: Leno's out and Fallon is in! Not only that, the entire Tonight Show is expected to begin filming in New York City rather than Los Angeles as the show changes hands (we're hearing in 2014). This is great news for both New York in general but in particular for Ulster County and Saugerties as one of our own stands poised to host the one and only Tonight Show!

A T.V. Star With Ulster County NY Roots

Jimmy Fallon has roots right here in Ulster County NY! Growing up he…

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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 Places To Live In The Hudson Valley - Must See!Lately, towns throughout Ulster County NY have been receiving both national and global attention by popping up on a bunch of high profile lists and "best of" features in a variety of leading publications. Most recently, National Geographic included the Hudson Valley in its list of the Top 20 places (on Earth!) to visit in 2013. Specifically mentioned in the article was the "wonderfully weird" and Ulster County's own Woodstock NY! Here at Taft Street Realty we know firsthand how beautiful life in Ulster County can be. Each town has its own unique flavor, culture, and vibe. In fact, we believe that Ulster County NY has some of the best places to live in the Hudson Valley!

Along with Kyoto, Japan, and the Crimea Peninsula in Russia, National Geographic…

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Hurricane Irene: 1 Year Later - Ulster County NY Real Estate UpdateIt's hard to believe that a year has passed since Hurricane Irene roared through the Hudson Valley. Now, one year after Hurricane Irene, real estate in Ulster County NY is still recovering in some areas. Controversy has swirled about certain clean-up efforts, like releasing water from the Ashokan Reservoir. But Hurricane Irene couldn't break the resilience of homeowners in Ulster County NY. If anything she brought Hudson Valley communities together as neighbor helped neighbor. 1 year later, the Hudson Valley has been enjoying a relatively decent harvest in spite of a nationwide drought. Ulster County NY farmers markets have been bustling this year, but few can forget what happened just a year ago, when the Hudson Valley experienced the worst storm in 500…

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logo designed by Site OptimizedRosendale Street Festival, Ulster County NY Summer Fun Things To Do

The Rosendale Street Festival is a local event that has evolved over time into a weekend packed with music, food & fun! During the summer, there's no shortage of fun things to do in Ulster County NY. The Rosendale Street Festival is at the top of the list of summertime activities that the whole family can enjoy! Last year, Taft Street Realty brought you the 2011 Guide to the Rosendale Street Festival. This year, the festival will be bigger and better than ever! So without further ado, here's the Taft Street Guide to the 2012 Rosendale NY Street Festival!

The festival takes place the weekend of July 21st & 22nd. Saturday morning, Main Street Rosendale NY will close to traffic and the…

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The Ashokan Reservoir Ulster County NY Real EstateThe Ulster County NY Legislature recently changed the location of an upcoming meeting so that it would be literally right down the hall from a NY State DEC public hearing on releasing turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir. Changing the location of this meeting ensures that Ulster County lawmakers will be in the building and present for this public hearing, which discusses giving permits to allow for even more releases of turbid water into the Lower Esopus Creek. The events surrounding the June 19th meetings are an interesting example of some of the local political jousting that is occurring with regards to this controversial issue.

A Reservoir's Controversial History

Taft Street Realty has been covering the issue; most recently in a post on the…

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