September 2010

There are 6 blog entries for September 2010.

Ulster County Real Estate: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Ulster County Real Estate

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival™ is in its 22nd year, and is a fun-filled celebration of the garlic harvest, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties. All proceeds go to worthwhile community causes.

The festival is always held the last full weekend of September, so in 2010, it's September 25th and 26th.

The location is Cantine Field in Saugerties (Mile Marker 101, NY State Thruway).

Activities: A Schedule of Music, Entertainment and Fun!

Your day will include:

  • A visit to the Garlic Marketplace, with tons of gourmet garlic
  • The Food Alley, featuring garlic-enhanced foods.  There’s sausage, pulled pork, garlic soup, garlic green beans, and even garlic ice cream!  Something for
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Ulster County Real Estate: Is It A Good Time To Buy

Ulster County Real EstateIs it a good time to buy Real Estate? YES, YES, YES!!!

The buyer in todays market needs to know that while we all hear things about the decline in todays economey, that market conditions could not be better for buying a home.

A low interest rate coupled with strong negotiation means substantial savings for the consumer. The main objective for a buyer today, needs to be finding a buyers agent who understands the local market conditions, and fully understands the needs of the buyer.

It is important to be prequalified with a local lending institution, your offer needs to have "teeth"  - that means that you are ready, willing and able to buy. It is also important that once you find a home, your buyers

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Ulster County Real Estate: Tips For Sellers

 Ulster County Real Estate Clean Those Gutters

It is that time of year when curb appeal takes on a whole new meaning.  If your home is on the market please take the time to walk around the exterior and look up at those gutters.  I can't tell you how many times  a buyer has focused on the gutters on a home and dreamed up every other thing that could be wrong with the home because the gutters have not been cleaned. I know it sounds crazy, but buyers think if you are not tending to your gutters,  you  also have not done yearly maintenance on other parts of your home. This market is tough. Don't give buyers a reason to find fault.  Clean the gutters and if need be replace the gutters. It will also help in controlling the water runoff on

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Ulster County Real Estate

Ulster County Real EstateJust two hours North of New York City you'll enter the picturesque Mid Hudson Valley Area of Ulster County. 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.


Ulster County Real EstateYou 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 town of Woodstock, or the unique and charming

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Ulster County Real Estate: Housing market Good or Bad?

Ulster County Real EstateIn our current economic times, one hears that now is the time to buy a home. With historically low interest rates, and many new & different programs to take advantage of, this could very well be the best time to buy.

But, what about the first time home buyers who are not so sure about where they will be in 5 years? They want to buy, but are afraid to make a bad decision? The answer is a 2 family home... yes, a two family home. The market has so much to choose from, in terms of 2 or multi-family homes. The reason is this, getting a mortgage on a non-owner occupied home is very difficult with mortgage companies tightening their belts on income properties. But, the whole story changes if you are an

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Selling your house in this market?  I don’t need to tell you it can be challenging!  Let’s see, you pick an agent you like, they put up the “For Sale” sign, place your property on MLS and whaalaa a buyer appears….well, it’s not that simple, especially in a tough real estate market like the one we’ve all been faced with for the last couple of years. So, here are a few tips for selling your home in Ulster County:


First, Hire the Right Agent!  Don’t just pick out an agent you “like”, pick out an agent who is informed, has plenty of experience, good communication skills and a good firm to back them up.  When I say a “good firm” I mean a company that doesn’t skimp on advertising, has a good presence in the internet and is willing to expose your property in

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