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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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Ulster County Real Estate Home Staging TipsYour home is one of your most valuable assets. Getting it ready to put on the market takes time and work from both you and your real estate agent. An Ulster County MLS Top Producing agent can guide you in all the steps to ensure that you put your best foot forward when staging your home. Money spent staging your home translates to a quicker sale and a higher selling price.

There are many levels of staging from simple painting and new curtains to a full-blown interior decorating makeover. The decision regarding how to stage your home should largely be driven by the type of buyers that you expect to be shopping for a home like yours. Hiring an agent who is familiar with the Ulster County real estate markets is your best bet for getting the information you

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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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The recent real estate report of May 2012 has given a boost of confidence to companies associated with real estate.  The people who sell luxury homes across the land have even more reason to celebrate.  Improved conditions in the market are enticing more transactions for properties priced at $500,000+.

Defining Luxury Home Loans

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest conventional mortgage lenders, have long held in place some guidelines about loan amounts.  One rule is the maximum mortgage that they will underwrite.  As of this writing that maximum rests at $417,000.  For all intent and purposes, that amount would seem more than fitting for the vast majority of American looking to buy a home.  But you might be surprised to learn that there are

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Is the Ulster County Real Estate Market improving?   This infographic shows Ulster County Market trends as compared to the entire New York State real estate market. See how Ulster County stacks up in new listings, closed sales, inventory and median price. Statistics show May 2012 compared to May 2011.

 

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Ulster County Homes For SaleEveryone has their own individual taste and style, and when trying to sell your home, there’s one common factor, you want the home to show the best it can, make it as appealing as possible, and draw the potential buyer in. This has been more commonly known as “curb appeal” or the first impression a property conveys to potential buyers as they pull up in front. A house that looks unattractive from the street won't sell, as the mantra goes.

As the internet keeps growing, with social media websites exploding and more and more people browsing the web, a properties "pix appeal," or attractiveness in photos posted in online listings, is equally important. The latest study by the National Association of Realtors® revealed that more than 90% of home buyers

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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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