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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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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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2012 Ulster County Wing Fling



Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:30am - 5:00pm


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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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!


McDonald Street, Saugerties

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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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Just came on the market in Ulster County NY! A pristine raised ranch style home sits on a quaint and quiet tree-lined street in one of Uptown Kingston's well cared for neighborhoods. This home has been completely renovated with full attention to detail, including impeccable landscaping. Gleaming rich tiger wood flooring runs throughout the entire main level. A custom kitchen with granite and stainless appliances add to its elegance. A slate patio for barbeques and relaxing during the warm months leads to a level, landscaped fenced yard with an above ground pool. This home was meant to be enjoyed inside and out! New windows and heating and cooling system make this home energy efficient, the bill for an entire year was approximately $1,500! Don't miss…
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