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

Back 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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Ulster County Real Estate |10 Do's and Don'ts

 

Ulster County NY Real EstateWhen looking at Ulster County real estate there are certain things you should do to get a clearer picture of a property's condition. Asking the right questions is key, but don't forget to look throughout the property for indications of what parts of the home are in great shape, and what areas may need improvements or updates upon purchasing. As part of Taft Street Realty's ongoing series about the 15 things to look for when viewing homes for sale, here are a few more helpful do's and don'ts for Ulster County real estate buyers.

Buried Oil Tank Evidence

Ah, the infamous buried oil tank! We all fear it! So what are the signs? Which homes commonly have buried tanks? How does a buyer know if there was one…

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Saugerties NY Home Values Saugerties 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, 407 Phillips Road in Saugerties NY 12477. This 2,360 square foot 5BDR / 2.5BTH closed on December 31st, 2012 for $230,000.

This open and airy 5 BDR colonial has more than enough room for family & guests! A beautiful stone fireplace in the living room provides warmth and ambience. The screened-in back porch with slate floors is perfect for enjoying those warm, sunny days. 3-zone heating (including a heated garage!) helps to manage the heat efficiently in this spacious home. Located in Saugerties NY, one of America's coolest small towns and close to other great Ulster County towns like Woodstock NY

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Hurley NY 12443 Homes For Sale Ulster County Real Estate Market Update - Hurley NY Price Reduction

Calling all Ulster County NY real estate buyers! 46 Walton Lane Hurley NY 12443 has just been reduced to $149,000 making this charming country cottage one of the best deals in Hurley right now! Affordable and versatile, this 1,302 Sq. Ft. 2 BDR features an additional studio apartment and lovely backyard oasis. Located in historic Old Hurley NY, this home is off the beaten path on a quiet, low-trafficked street.

Can you say, "Efficient"? The utility company states that in the year spanning from August 2011 - August 2012, this home's average monthly electric bill was just $182! That covered the entire home: power, heat, hot water, etc. (no oil or gas bills!) Many updates including a new…

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Real Estate for Sale Town of Ulster NY Town Of Ulster 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, 17 Varun Lane in Lake Katrine NY (located in the Town of Ulster). This 2,347 square foot 3BDR / 2.5BTH closed on December 28th, 2012 for $239,000.

This beautifully maintained raised ranch is loaded with features and move-in ready! An open floor plan, featuring a large, modern kitchen and dining room, make this the ideal home for entertaining friends & family. Other features include a plush master bedroom (with a Jacuzzi and big closets), central air conditioning, and a gas burning fireplace. This home also offers storage galore! A large, 2-car garage, two separate storage sheds (each wired with…

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Hurley NY Home Values Hurley 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, 406 Old Route 28 in Hurley NY. This 2700 square foot 3BDR / 2BTH closed on December 12th, 2012 for $122,500

This spacious bi-level ranch is set back from the road and sited on nearly 3 acres!  A large back deck and nice brick fireplace make this the ideal home for entertaining! In need of a little TLC, this 3BDR / 2 BTH is the ideal fixer-upper: an amazing location and great potential! Close to Woodstock NY, Kingston NY, and Stone Ridge NY, this home is just minutes from great dining and convenient shopping.

 Homes for sale in Hurley NY offer a quiet alternative to the busier Kingston NY. Hurley is…

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Sales Up, Prices Down? - 2012 Ulster County NY Real Estate Market ReportSales Up, Prices Down? - 2012 Ulster County NY Real Estate Market Report

As we approach the end of the month and the end of the year, I thought I'd take some time to see how the market is really shaking out here in Ulster County, NY. Of course there will be some additional sales in the last few weeks of December, but for the most part, I think there is enough data here for the year 2012 that we can poke around and see where things will most likely end up. Plus, I think this little analysis will provide some context as buyers and sellers plan out their strategy heading into 2013. So let me share with you some of the stats I just pulled and what I think they mean. If you're planning to buy or sell in Ulster County over the next 3-6 months, let's talk! We…

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 Marlboro NY Homes For Sale Marlboro 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, 10 Vineyard Lane in Marlboro NY. This 2,764 square foot 4BDR / 3BTH closed on November 13th, 2012 for $260,000. A spacious colonial with a mother/daughter layout, this home is essentially brand new and move-in ready!

This beautiful and open colonial is virtually new construction. Cathedral ceilings and scenic views provide a great space for entertaining friends and family. An open floor plan and built-in 3 car garage provide plenty of room for all of one's belongings, vehicles, and toys. The mother/daughter setup offers versatility and different options for the homeowner. A nice, 2nd story balcony…

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