February 2010

There are 8 blog entries for February 2010.


Ulster County Real Estate - Old HurleyWhen I think of Old Hurley, New York, a picture of a Norman Rockwell print comes to mind. Here you are in this little Hamlet that almost appears to be frozen in time. As you walk along the Main Street you will see antique shops, old stone homes, the Hurley Heritage Society Museum and down around the bend sits the Dutch Reformed Church.

Some of the activities you might enjoy include a wonderful small town summertime parade, a Corn Festival, and a guided walking tour just to name a few.

Another great addition to the town of Hurley in recent years is the development of the Hurley Rail Trail, built on the former O&W railroad bed in Hurley. This trail which is great for biking, jogging, or an afternoon stroll, runs along Route 209 all the way to the

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Ulster County Horse Farm


The steady breathing of an athlete covering ground quickly. The early morning mist, disturbed by the constant unending beat echoing off the turf. The distinctive aroma that is work and success, are all byproducts of the ever expanding equine industry in the Hudson River Valley, that’s right, Horse Farms.

There have always been Horse Farms in the Valley, be it for the breeding of thoroughbreds, or to meet other unique equine needs such as draft or show horses. Farms for boarding or pleasure riding have always had a place in the community, however, in the past number of years, and with the introduction of Horse Show in the Sun, (HITS), in Ulster County, there has been tremendous new growth within this formerly niche community.

It is now possible to

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Ulster County Real Estate And Luxury Homes

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Many of you think of a luxury home as being these enormous 6,000 square foot mansions.  Well that may not always be the case.  Now days, especially in today’s market smaller might be better, it might even be greener.  It is what's on the inside that counts, not always on the outside as your mother may have taught you.  Besides, luxury home standards in your community and neighborhood may be much different from the others.

Many seekers of luxury homes are very seasoned and affluent home buyers, ones that are pretty specific about what types of features that they may want or that they may need.  Some examples may be a formal and separate entry way maybe with some type of exotic wood or natural stone flooring. …
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Woodstock Mountain ViewsWoodstock has its share of many fine attributes.  But aside from its reputation as an Arts Colony with its many fine galleries, theatrical performances and live music venues, Woodstock is home to many people because of its natural beauty amongst some of the most beautiful settings in the Catskill Mountains.  Not only will you find some of the most quaint, eclectic and charming shops and restaurants fronting Mill Hill Road and Tinker Street as anywhere else in the Hudson Valley, but taking just a short drive into the countryside of the Town of Woodstock will endear you to this township forever.

Woodstock’s roots go back to farmers and quarrymen and there are many charming farmhouses tucked into the mountains along the winding country roads.  These roads

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Ulster County Real Estate

Just two hours North of New York City you'll enter the picturesque Ulster County, the heart of the Hudson Valley. Not only is Ulster County a great place to visit it's also a great place to call home. Or, what about a weekend home?

If you dream of owning a weekend home with panoramic mountain views or rolling meadows, creek or river front property, a century old farmhouse with vegetable and flower gardens or a country cottage secluded in the woods. You'll find this and much more in the many quaint towns surrounding the Ulster County area.

You won't be dissapointed with your search of the many weekend homes for sale in the Historic area of Stone Ridge, the "Colony of the Arts" known as the town of Woodstock, or the unique and charming area of New Paltz.

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Ulster County Real EstateIt's not just about Real Estate in Ulster County..... With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, what do you have planned for your sweetheart?  Well being that I have been married now for almost seven years, have a beautiful four year old, and work as a full time real estate agent, I have very little time to spend with my sweetheart.  So for Valentine’s Day this year i was thinking of a couple of different options.

 First, I was considering staying overnight at a B&B in Woodstock. Laid back and relaxed, go grab an awesome meal walk through the shops, and then spend a romantic evening with my sweetheart.

 ulster-county-real-estate-mohonk-mountain-houseThen I was considering going towards the New Paltz / Gardner area and going with the spa theme.  Mohonk Mountain House has the spa……..restaurant……& the

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Ulster County Real Estate
Ulster County, the heart of the Hudson Valley, has been well known as a hunting hot spot…..

Not just for the abundance of deer, but Ulster County is rich in pheasant and turkey hunting, as well as sport fishing with world class Trout fishing in the Esopus.

What makes Ulster County a hunters paradise, is the vast amount of wilderness, from farms, woodlands, State land, ponds, streams, rivers and mountains…… all within a convenient traveling distance just outside of NYC.

Ulster County is the perfect area for any hunting enthusiast, with various properties at your fingertips.

Click here to see a list of available New York hunting land for sale…… or click here to browse all land for sale throughout Ulster County

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Ulster County Real EstateLooking for a second home or weekender? My experience with the second home market is this….. Buyers want the house to be manageable, not too small, but not a Mac Mansion either.

In Ulster County, we have many weekenders due to the close proximity of NYC, just a 2.5 hr ride.

What is a second home / weekend buyer looking for? High end, and very charming. They want privacy, cedar shake or clapboard is great, no vinyl siding, a front porch, beautiful hardwood flooring, maybe some kitchen wainscoting, granite, stainless appliances, lots of windows, maybe some exposed brick. A Master Bedroom Suite with a luxurious bath – just a sweet nest to come to on the weekends.

These properties are not hard to find, with prices that vary from $300,000 to probably

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