February 2011

There are 3 blog entries for February 2011.

Murphy Realty Group's Special Valentine's Open Houses 

This Sunday, February 13th there will be a total of 10 open houses in Kingston, Hurley and New Paltz.  Check the ad in this Sunday's Daily Freeman Real Estate Section, or click the image below to view the ad.

Open House Giveaway

With each open house you visit, it's another chance to win a beautiful Howard Miller Westminster Dual Chime Quartz Mantel Clock from Schneider's Jewelers.

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Things To Do In Ulster County

Ulster County Real EstateAre looking for something to do? Take a ride up North to the Ulster County Area. No matter what season there's always something to do in one of our many towns that surround the Ulster County Area.
In the winter months if skiing or snowboarding is what you prefer you'll enjoy heading west on Route 28 to the Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. Don't forget to stop on your way skiing to the small town of Phoenicia for a bite to eat a "smaller version of nearby Woodstock: quiet and rural, with a hippie vibe and artsy edge." Ulster County

The surrounding Catskill Mountains (including Slide Mountain) are a spectacular backdrop to this vibrant hamlet that bustles on the weekends. Phoenicia is famous in the summer time months for its tubing,

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Ulster County Real Estate: Home Staging Tips

Give Those Rooms Definition

Ulster County Real Estate Home StagingA mistake so often made by sellers is to move out and leave their former home vacant.  The homeowner thinks by doing this a buyer will be able to get a better feel for the space. In some cases, a buyer does have good spatial abilities and can visualize whether their five piece sectional, two armchairs and large, oak coffee table will truly fit in the vacant living room space. 

From experience, I can tell you this is more often not the case.  Many buyers will eliminate a property that they feel is too small even if the square footage says otherwise.  Without the requisite furniture pieces, the room’s layout isn’t apparent.

This happened in a particular home I staged several years ago. …
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