October 2010

There are 7 blog entries for October 2010.

Ulster County Real Estate – Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is tomorrow and being a parent, I just wanted to share a few tips on Trick or Treating safety.

Ulster County Real Estate-halloween-pumpkin1. Make sure you bring a flashlight with fresh batteries so that your little trick or treater can see and be seen.
2. Stay with a group, and walk slowly & communicate where you are going.
3. Only trick or treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
4. Remain on well-lit street and always use the sidewalk when applicable
5. Never cut across yards or use alleys

6. Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat, or you might get tricked.
7. Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations
8. Remove any masks or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway
9. Don’t

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 Ulster County Real Estate – Fall Is Here

Ulster County Real EstateFall in Ulster County & around the Hudson Valley - Here we are again -The cool crisp air, football games, and the anticipation of our first deep freeze! Is there anywhere more beautiful than looking out on the Hudson River during a fall afternoon?

I did just that last Sunday, I had the most amazing open house, for hours I watched a beautiful sailboat race, tugs up and down the Hudson and the Barges, amazing to watch!

With the change of the season, we also experience a change in our local real estate market.

If you are planning on selling your home before the end of the year.....you need to learn a couple of tricks to make your sale a real treat!

Just as everyone loves the fall, the change of seasons, so does

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Ulster County Real Estate - The Shawangunk's

Ulster County Real EstateIf you want to have more fun than should be allowed by law, all within a 90 minute ride of New York City, spend a weekend exploring the Gunks. What are the Gunks you ask? They are a world class climbing destination perched in, on, and around the Shawangunk Ridge. Home to some of the best rock climbing in North America. The Sky Top, a prominent stone face with more than 300 different routes to the top, has cliffs up to 350 feet. Check out one or two of The Gunks' ice caves, where the deep rock fissures stay icy cool throughout the summer months.

For the active trail runner, there is the 12 mile+ Wallkill Valley Rail Trail located near the Village of New Paltz. The trail, which was once an active rail road

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Ulster County Real Estate - Showcase Your Kitchen

My favorite place in the home is the kitchen and as a real estate agent in Ulster County I get to see many. There are cheap and easy things to do to showcase your kitchen without spending a lot of money. Here are some simple tips:
 
1) Clean out and organize the kitchen drawers, cabinets and pantry. Buyers like peeking to make sure there's enough space.
 
2) Clear off the counters and store away the counter appliances. If your counter tops have seen better days, replace it with a new laminate counter top.
 
3) Put a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls to give the kitchen a brighter and cleaner look.
 
4) If your cabinets are outdated, try sanding then staining or painting them. It will make them look newer

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Top 10 Reasons why to live in Ulster County

1. Saugerties was named one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America! The NY State Thruway Signs are up, acknowledging Saugerties' designation by "Budget Travel" Magazine.
 
2.On the morning's "Today" show, Barbara Corcoran includes Kingston (and Portland ME, Tucson, and Trenton NJ) in her list of Best Cities for the new homebuyer.
 
3. "USA Today" ranks Mohonk Mountain House , one of the Top10 great places to relax your mind and body,also, "Travel and Leisure Magazine" has rated Mohonk's Spa one of it's Top 10  Spas in the Continental US and Canada.
 
4. Ulster County is just 90 minutes North from New York City and an hour South of Albany.
 
5. New Paltz is best known around the world for its outdoor

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ULSTER COUNTY REAL ESTATE: WOODSTOCK, WEST HURLEY AND ZENA NEIGHBORHOODS

Most people familiar with homes in the Woodstock area think of soaring Contemporaries perched on the mountain with fabulous views or eclectic cottages or farmhouses transformed by their arts and crafts heritage into unique and charming residences, but the Woodstock, West Hurley and Zena areas also contain subdivisions and neighborhoods developed with families in mind in the 50’s, 60’s. 70’s and 80’s where Colonials, Ranches, Raised Ranches and Split Levels created that desired suburban neighborhood so many sought.  Well, those neighborhoods are still very much in demand but have transformed over time.  These neighborhoods provide a rural atmosphere, now pleasantly evolved with

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Ulster County Real Estate: 22nd Anniversary Of The Garlic Festival

This year was the 22nd anniversary of the Garlic Festival held on the 25th and 26th of September in Sauerties, New York, one of the "10 Top Coolest Small Towns in America". Sponsored by the Saugerties Kiwanis Club, some 20,000 to 30,000, so I was told, attended this fantastic  2 day garlic event, including myself.  
 
There were food vendors selling delicious and unique foods, craft vendors selling clothing, jewelry and souvenirs and garlic specialists to teach people about the importance of garlic. Also, some great musical acts such as Uncle Rock, the Mojo Myles Band, Jules and Rick and Mark Rust.  The troupes stage shows of  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater were there to entertain the young and

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