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Ulster County Home Value

Today’s Ulster County homebuyer starts their journey on the internet the majority of the time. With the formation of national sites like Redfin, Trulia, and Zillow, understanding the "true state" of the local market is more confusing than ever. These non-local services try provide intelligence by giving automatically generated property values. While these figures can provide some indications, they can never replace the true worth provided by a seasoned realtor that is local to the Ulster County area.  The big national sites use an algorithm to give an educated guess. In many cases, it can provide an estimate that is far from accurate.  To find an Ulster County home value, a realtor that is well versed on the market in the area is the best bet.

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Spring, the season of hope, is upon us and if you have been waiting to sell or are contemplating selling your home in the Ulster County area of the beautiful Hudson Valley, there are many reasons to be hopeful. Spring 2017 promises to be a fast moving market with strong demand and not enough homes coming to market. When demand outweighs supply, home sellers stand to profit. 
But, savvy home sellers know they have work to do before putting their homes on the market. And, after this Winter, there may be more to do than usual. Let’s make a checklist and start planning before we list your home For Sale.   

Curb Appeal Matters

Curb appeal is super important. Experienced brokers say that curb appeal is important because buyers often make a…
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Tiny House and Green Living Freedom Fest, New Paltz

Across America, there has been a new trend in the housing market that is changing the way that people view a comfortable lifestyle, and it’s making its way to Ulster County. That’s right! Tiny houses are making their debut on this July 1st and 2nd. The Ulster County Fairgrounds will be hosting the Tiny House and Green Living Freedom Fest which will display about twenty five tiny homes for people to check out.

What’s the Big Hype about Homes So Tiny?

Let’s face it, tiny homes are cute and fun. However, aside from just being a fad, people are genuinely becoming interested in owning a tiny home for the long haul. There are various reasons for all of this tiny house attraction. Singles, couples, and small families alike find this new way of living

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Ulster County Farmers Market

With the recent warm weather it is hard not to think about all the great farmers markets that pop up all over Ulster County.  Farmers markets are a center point for any growing community and it can't be truer than for the Hudson Valley. With the ability to bring people close together over wholesome food, it is a perfect meeting spot for any group or family. Mainly, combined with all natural and locally sourced food, it provides a clear example of what community in Kingston NY means.

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Protect the Environment

How long do you think it takes for food to get to your kitchen? Can you believe the answer is over 1,500 miles? Another question for you, do you think that food is still fresh after 1,500

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Ulster County Real EstateWhether you’re looking for a full time residence with an easy commute into NYC, an upscale second home in the beautiful Catskills, or a peaceful country getaway, Ulster County has it all and more! Which is why it’s no surprise that the area has become a hotspot for everyone who enjoys the beautiful and peaceful country lifestyle, with the convenience of NYC. From artists, writers, musicians, celebrities, business professionals, and everyone in between, Ulster County has become the Hamptons of Upstate NY.

For those who want the peace of country living without falling out of touch from New York City, Ulster County is the ideal location for your dream home, and Murphy Realty Group has the connections you need to find your perfect residence within the

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Ulster County Real Estate And Homes For SaleWhen looking for homes for sale in Upstate New York, the Ulster County Real Estate market offers a variety of choices; from charming country retreats, to beautiful historic properties and outstanding luxury homes, and everything in between!

There are so many wonderful locations and properties throughout the Ulster County and Hudson Valley area, with rolling meadows, gorgeous farms, sweeping mountain views and stunning river views. This historic and luxurious home is just one of my favorites!

Ulster County Real Estate And Homes For SaleLocated in Kingston NY, this spectacular second Empire Brick Victorian, that was previously on the market, features outstanding Hudson River views, 13 park-like acres, a carriage house and a caretaker's house, a gazebo and fountains add to the beauty that all of

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Ulster County Holiday EventsUlster County, has been referred to as the heart of the Hudson Valley area, featuring outstanding majestic mountain views of the Catskills and Shawangunks, as well as incredible Hudson River views. With the charm of quaint small towns, beautiful meandering country roads, historic towns and diverse culture, the area thrives and shines all year round. And during the Holiday season, festivities are in full swing. Below is just a short list of the many different events and activities taking place around the area. So, if you're out and about, stop by and check things out, you'll have a blast!

Uptown Kingston Snowflake Festival & Open House

Friday, December 7th from 5-8PM: Stockings and little stuffers to first 1,000 visitors. Follow the balloons for

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Ulster County Real EstateLocated in Upstate New York, Ulster County is a place that is known for its natural beauty and quaint charm, making it the crown jewel of the Hudson Valley. The beautiful quaint towns throught the Ulster County area has always been a  popular weekend travel destination for many people who live in New York City because it offers a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Aside from being a great place to visit, Ulster County is also a great place to live. Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, Ulster County has a variety of unique activities and events for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. One of the best seasons for fun activities and events in Ulster County, though, is fall. 

 

Fun Fall Activities And Events In Ulster

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Many websites are available to view Ulster County real estate, such as realtor.com, homes.com, trulia.com & zillow.com. These national real estate websites have become more and more popular over the years, especially Zillow which displays their own estimated value (Zestimate) on each home for sale. The value of a home is an important number to both buyers and sellers. Both parties need this number to be accurate. If the number is understated, the buyer is likely to push for a price close to this number while the seller will probably not agree with the number. If the value is overstated, the seller likes the number and the buyer does not.

Zillow calls its home value number a Zestimate. Both home owners and home buyers can see this number and while it often

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Woodstock NY Real EstateIf you're thinking about buying a home, and you are not currently looking at Woodstock NY homes for sale, you need to. Woodstock is a place of fun and excitement as well as being rooted in history. Woodstock, kown as the "Colony of the Arts", is a hot spot destination for many "Manhattanites", who enjoy a peaceful, serene setting, yet convenient to everything! From weekend rentals, to second homes, and country retreats, many visitors to the area love it so much, they have made the move!

A Brief History

Woodstock, NY was founded in 1787. Hudson River School painters began moving there in the late nineteenth century. Sick of industrialization, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead and Hervey White arrived in 1902 and the arts and crafts community of Woodstock was…
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