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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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Kingston StockadeIt looks like the new soccer team, Kingston Stockade, is putting Dietz Stadium in Kingston, NY on the map!  Taking the field at Dietz Stadium in Kingston for the first time in club history, Kingston Stockade recently won their first game against the Rhode Island Reds and the following day they scored another victory with a win against Greater Lowell United, from Massachusetts.

Just as impressive as their initial home-winning streak was the attendance for both matches -- more than 850 people per game.  The lively atmosphere was established well before the first ball was kicked, thanks to the amazing drumming of POOK (the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston) who accompanied the players onto the field, setting the mood and drumming the team to success!

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Trout Fishing in the Hudson ValleyPerhaps it is the fickle unpredictability of a trout fish that lends the mystique of trout fishing as something like going after the Holy Grail.  Those who fish describe it as a magical, yet exhilarating experience, bathed in tranquil scenery and clean water.

The Hudson Valley has excellent trout-fishing streams and creeks including the Esopus Creek which runs a good length of Ulster County and feeds into the Ashokan Reservoir.  State environmental officials have stocked more than 4 million fish this year, including 2.3 million catchable-size fish and nearly 2 million yearlings that will grow and be catchable in the future.

Hudson Valley Home For Sale

Never miss a trout season again with this beautiful country home for sale in West Shokan -- walking distance from the Ashokan

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If you love the sense of celebration and sacred connection that you feel in the walls of an old church, you will enjoy the walk up Wurts Street, in Kingston’s Rondout.  

Called by historians, “the holiest street in Kingston,” Wurts Street has beautiful ecclesiastical architecture built by the many nationalities that emigrated and settled in this thriving maritime village.

Today, some of these churches have been de-sanctified and transformed into bed and breakfasts, private homes, and public spaces, having been maintained and restored for posterity by history-loving people.

One such church, a former Baptist Church, has been converted into the Church Des Artistes Bed and Breakfast by painter Julie Hedrick and her composer-husband Peter Wetzler. 

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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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