July 2010

There are 3 blog entries for July 2010.

Ulster County Real Estate: Boosting Curb Appeal with Flowers

In my previous posts, I gave tips to sellers on how to increase the appeal of your home, by using my own home as an example. For sellers, this is a great & affordable tip to increase the curb appeal of your home.

Ulster County Real EstateAfter spending a small fortune every year to give a pop to my home's exterior, I have finally learned that investing in perennials and adding a few pots of annuals with color is the way to go without breaking the bank.

I choose an area every year to plant a new group of perennials and now I am just moving things around as I find out by trial and error what works. The secret is having constant color in a rotation throughout the season. I love the excitement in the Spring when things

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Ulster County Real Estate:
Featured Area - Saugerties

Saugerties in 2009 was named one of the 10 coolest small towns in America by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine, with the quote “Saugerties can feel so much like home for weekenders that some have made it official.”

One of those Cool places in Saugerties to live is the Subdivision of Barclay Heights. Why? It's still affordable and surrounded by couples, young and old, new families and families who lived in Barclay Heights since it was built in the 1950's. Yes, 1950's and still looking young due to the pride of ownership of its many homeowners.
 
I have the pleasure of just listing a 1800 plus square foot Barclay Heights Colonial home on .21 acres located on Highland Avenue. Click here to view.

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Although most sellers and purchasers would agree that “Cash is King”, most purchasers do not have enough liquid assets (cash) to purchase a home outright.  Whether you are interested in purchasing Ulster County real estate or real estate in any other county of New York State, the majority of purchasers must obtain financing from a lender backed up by a mortgage on the property.  I think most real estate agents will back me up when I say that obtaining a mortgage is the largest part of the entire process of purchasing a home. 

To put the sellers mind at ease, most purchasers, at the advise of their real estate broker, will get pre-qualified for a mortgage.  Obtaining a pre-qualification for a mortgage is not the same as obtaining a pre-approval, but just

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