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Ulster County Real EstateIf you haven’t noticed, summer is here! Some of us love it and think it’s about time; others can’t seem to function in the heat. Either way, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in Ulster County NY and throughout the Hudson Valley.

Even in the sweltering heat, Ulster County offers something for everyone. Some may decide to take a relaxing weekend, stay inside and soak up the air conditioning, while watching the kids run through the sprinklers. Others may decide to hop in the car, blast the air, or role down the windows and take a scenic drive down one of the many beautiful country roads throughout the county, from winding country roads through the beautiful Blue Mountains and the Catskill Mountains, to beautiful scenery along the

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If you are in the market for a home outside of the New York City and want something that can bring you incredible views, then you need to look no farther than the Ashokan Reservoir area of Ulster County, New York. The Ashokan Reservior area is an absolutely breathtaking area, located in upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains. The area offers endless opportunities for leisure. In the Ashokan Reservoir area you will find an 8,000 acre forest preserve that is publicly owned. So not only will you have a new home in an area of stunning views, but you will also have boundless opportunities for recreation.

Recreational opportunities that will surround you in the Ashokan Reservoir area include numerous parks, bodies of water for fishing, non-motor

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This stunning custom log home is privately and conveniently set between Saugerties & Woodstock on 4.12 acres (with an additional 8+ acres available).

Ulster County Log Home For Sale

View the full listing detail here: http://www.murphyrealtygrp.com/listing/20120196-33-little-bird-rd-saugerties-ny-12477/

Absolutely stunning! The setting of this Custom built, one owner, Log home is tucked in the Mountains between Woodstock and Saugerties. A private mature tree lined drive brings you to this tastefully finished home on 4.12 acres. Open living area into the Kitchen makes for easy entertaining. Huge master bedroom & quaint bath are among the many fabulous details. Central air, wide board floors & exposed logs are part of what makes this home so charming. 2 open decks, front & back and

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2012 Ulster County Wing Fling

 

Date:

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:30am - 5:00pm
 

Location:

Cantine Field Complex, Kiwanis Ice Arena, Saugerties, NY 12477

A "people's choice" competition to find the best chicken wings in Ulster County. The 6th Annual Ulster County Wing Fling hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce,  held at the Cantine Field Complex at the Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties, NY. Last year’s event attracted over 6,000 people from all over the Tri-State area.

catskill_mountain_catering_427Join Eric and Jody owners of Catskill Mountain Catering for their attempt at a 3rd win for the "People's Choice Award"  (The Best Wings in Ulster County!)   Catskill Mountain Catering has won awards for the past 3 years at this competition and will again be competing  against 14 area restaurants

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Just Listed - Stone Ridge NY Home For Sale On 4+ Acres With Beautiful Mountain Views

Stone Ridge NY Real Estate

Just a few minutes from the center of Stone Ridge, but privately situated at the end of a long paved driveway on 4+ acres, you will find this custom-built, cedar-sided ranch. Take in the mountain views and landscaped front yard with flowering trees while relaxing on the open front porch. As you step inside the living/great room you will be impressed by the massive bluestone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, newly-refinished, random-width birch and maple floors and freshly painted interior. The relaxed flow of this home makes for easy living or entertaining with the large dining room opening to the back deck. A quiet master suite is separated from the family room and other

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Saugerties NY Home For Sale: MLS 20121894 - 78 Canterbury Dr., Saugerties NY 12477

Open House This Sunday; 1-4PM

Saugerties Home For Sale
This home boasts 4 BR’s & 3 1/2 baths and features a gorgeous spacious Kitchen that includes Granite, maple cabinets & stainless appliances. Gleaming hardwood floors & a 1st floor Master BR Suite! The 2nd floor has large Family room, 2 spacious bedrooms & a full bath. Enjoy the charming front porch or head to the back yard for a BBQ. 2 car garage has bonus room above & the full dry basement is waiting to be finished. A Must see, stop by and take a look Sunday, May 6th from 1-4PM.
  Directions: 78 Canterbury Dr., Saugerties - From Saugerties Village, take Route 9W South to left onto Josephs Dr. into Bishop’s Gate, to left onto…
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In the fun and charming Village of Saugerties sits a three unit multi family property, close to everything! Partially remodeled, you can move into unit one while you finish the renovations and rent out the other two! Units two and three have been remodeled with hickory cabinets and ceramic tiles. All units have separate utilities which makes things simple and easy. Also included in this sale is a four bay garage that generates an extra $150 per month, off street parking is another feature that makes this property valuable!

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McDonald Street, Saugerties

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First time home buyer ulster countyIt is certainly nowhere as easy as going to the bank and stating your income on a piece of paper and getting approved these days. However, do not let that deter you. 

The very first thing to do when you decide to purchase a home is look at your credit report, know your credit score! if there are blemishes on your credit, you will have to fix them before you can be approved to get a mortgage. Also, if there is something on your credit that you know should not be there, you may be able to get those removed. Make sure that you leave plenty of time to fix any problems that may affect your credit score. In other words, do not check your credit and expect to fix problems in only a month, leave about six months to fix these marks before applying for a

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It is true that buying a home is cheaper than renting. Reasons for this is that home prices continue to fall and mortgage rates are at historically low levels, and rents are on the rise as more and more people are choosing rentals over buying. The prices of homes are also something to take into consideration. If home prices are on the rise, people are more likely to buy as they expect a bigger return on their investment. 

A great alternative to renting an apartment again, would be to buy a starter home. Just listed in a great neighborhood in Lake Katrine, this cute three bedroom ranch fits the bill. Close in proximity to Kingston, Saugerties and the NYS Thruway makes this a convenient choice. Whether you are using the bedrooms as an office and a guest

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Improve Your Credit RatingIf you are like most people who are interested in purchasing a home, you don’t have enough money in your savings account to cover the entire cost. As such, you will need to go through a lending institution in order to obtain the money you need to purchase your home. To ensure you get the best rate and loan possible, it would be a good idea to take steps toward improving your credit rating before you start looking into your loan options. While improving your credit rating is a process that needs to be completed over time, it really is easier than you might think to improve your credit rating. Whether looking at Maryland luxury homes or a condo in Ulster County, here are 5 tips for improving your credit rating before you purchase a home.

Tip #1: Review

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