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Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is proposing a property tax exemption for first time homebuyers who move into newly constructed homes or buy used existing or renovated homes.

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein wants to keep up the momentum, by keeping first time homebuyers on the Ulster tax rolls. He's proposing to cut their property tax levy over five years by fifty percent in the first year of a newly constructed home sliding down to a 10 percent savings in the fifth year, totaling on average, more than a $1,000 in savings. The same scale would exist for the value of improvements made to existing homes.

"This is hundreds and hundreds of dollars on an annual basis to people," said Hein. "That makes a difference in making a mortgage payment, it makes a

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In a great location in Kingston, walking distance from the vibrant Rondout with all of its restaurants, unique boutiques and festivals you will find this 1875 Colonial on Spring Street. The workmanship that went into this home is just what you would expect from a house of this era, but also has generous sized rooms. Over-sized windows, 9.6' ceilings, leaded glass, hardwoods and original light fixtures all lend to its character.  There is a fenced blue stone patio to enjoy in those warm spring and summer months! If you are looking for a home in Kingston NY, do not miss out on this one of a kind! Call us for a showing today! 845.338.5252! More details of 50 Spring Street, Kingston, NY.
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Looking for a quiet country retreat with all the conveniences of major amenities? This charming circa 1940 farmhouse on one half of an acre just came on the market. Listed at $169,900, this home is awaiting a buyer to come in and add new details and personal touches. The home has three bedrooms and a partially finished attic that could be used as a playroom, office or even an extra bedroom. The detached two car garage has electric, a loft, a patio in the back and a perfect space to build a great vegetable garden. 

This farmhouse is located in Hurley NY and the Hurley Rail Trail is only a mile from the property. The rail trail is a popular spot for biking, running or just enjoying a walk. 

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Beautiful home just listed on Merritt Avenue in Kingston NY. Ranch style house, makes this true easy living, also it is minutes to everything! There is an attached garage, but also a separate garage for parking an RV. The kitchen has been tastefully redone with beautiful country style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There is also a gorgeous stone fireplace in the living room area. The home is sited on a third of an acre, come check out this great Kingston home today!

For this listing and all others, please visit Murphyrealtygrp.com, or call us at 845.338.5252!

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This Kerhonkson property shouldn't be missed! Situated on 3.90 acres of mature trees, green lawns, country gardens, stone walls and patio, this 1900 Farmhouse possesses character, but is waiting for your finishing touches. The home is being renovated, but was not completed and is currently on the market, being sold in "as is" condition. What is completed is a charming eat in kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to the dining area which includes a pellet stove and sliding doors that lead out to a screened in porch. The living room has cathedral, beamed ceilings, including a large picture window overlooking the waterfalls. One of the baths was completed with oak cabinets a new shower stall. Two of the bedrooms have

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One of the greatest gems in existence in Ulster County is Mohonk Mountain House and the surrounding 2,200 acres it sits on. This historical Victorian style resort is on the shores of Lake Mohonk and  boasts picturesque views of all the surrounding natural beauty. It has an impressive 266 guest rooms, including 28 tower rooms along with a spa, indoor pool, and an outdoor ice skating rink for use in winter months. Adjoining this property are another 6,400 acres of the Mohonk Preserve, with 85 miles of hiking and carriage trails. In the spring and summer, boating, fishing and swimming are all popular on the lake. In the fall and winter, you can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating, making this a destination for the whole family. 


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If you are looking for a quiet, rural area to call home or to buy your second home, Kerhonkson NY is a perfect choice. Considered a hamlet of Rochester, Kerhonkson offers peace and tranquility. There are a few amenities in downtown, including a pharmacy, post office and chinese restaurant, however, 209 cuts straight through the town making it about a 20 minute drive to most of the bigger things that you will need. You will not be disappointed as Ulster County in general is an amazing place to find antiques, unique finds and furnishings. Kerhonkson is perhaps best suited for the photographer, artist or writer looking for creative surroundings.

The property below, located in Kerhonkson is the ideal peaceful setting. Sitting on 60 beautiful acres with two

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The trend of solar powered homes is moving from the popular west coast, nationwide, allowing homeowners to combat energy costs by giving back to the power grid. Some of these homeowners are even realizing a small profit. When Walmart is putting solar panels on their buildings, I think it's time that everyone else start thinking about it. 

What is curbing energy consumption? The answer is really common sense. Builders are smartly designing the layout of homes and features such as dual paned windows, air tight duct work, high caliber wall andattic insulation are considered with great detail. When paired with solar energy, which is captured through panels these homes are feeding electricity back into the grid. 

It is true that in the sun-scarce days of

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Many of us think of St. Patrick's Day and we think Irish food (usually corned beef and cabbage and Guinness) when in reality, there is actually a reason why this day is celebrated.

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th, which is the saint's religious feast day and the anniversary of his death back in the 5th century. This is a day that the Irish have celebrated for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick's Day falls during the Christian Season of Lent and traditionally Irish families would go to church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon with dance, drink and feasting as the prohibitions of Lenten were lifted. 

Ulster County celebrates with a parade every year. There is no need to go all the way to NYC, where the crowds are enormous and

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Ulster County is comprised of many towns and smaller hamlets, which offer a wide variety of activities to take part in on any day, in any month of the year. For locals and tourists alike, you are sure to find something that will peak your interest.

1. CAMPING  Ulster County has early 2,000 individual campsites over 17 independently owned and operated campgrounds. These range from the most rustic to full service and even camping resorts. There are five award winning camping resorts that offer the most fantastic amenities. You will not be disappointed with heated pools, fitness centers, children's programs, and hot tubs and spas. Some of these campgrounds even have reward programs, just like major hotels. 

2. DINING  Ulster County has taken full

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