All Blog Entries by Edwin Maldonado

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Summer Areas to Visit:

Stone Ridge and Highs Falls located in Ulster County

Ulster County

Stone Ridge and High Falls are hamlets of the Town of Marbletown. Located in the central portion of Ulster County and the northern edge of the Shawangunk Mountains. They are rich in architectural hertitage, beautiful rural country roads and highways with mountain and scenic views, miles of farmland and meadows, creeks and streams, century old to modern day homes.

Some of the most breathtaking and highest sold homes in Ulster County are are located in the Stone Ridge and High Falls Area. You can find these homes on the main and back roads of Ashokan, Atwood and Buck Road, along County Route 2, on Hurley Mountain, Lapla and Leggett Road, along Route 209,  Peak, Stillwater and

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Woodstock Farmers MarketLooking for something to do this spring and summer in and around Woodstock. There’s always something going on, live music on the village green at town's center, gallery openings, concerts or festivals. Mower's Saturday Market is a great place to browse art from local jewelry makers, buy some funky second-hand clothing, or costume jewelry. Woodstock is home to great little boutiques. Clothing, unique toys, crystals, incense, vintage clothing, art, books and unique footwear are just some of the wears you'll find. Enjoy plenty of great restaurants from traditional American, Middle Eastern, Italian, Chinese, Mexican eateries, plus a few organic, veggie places.
 
Plans are underway for the 4th Annual Woodstock Farm Festival which will kick off on Wednesday,

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Ulster County Horse FarmsLooking for something to do this spring and summer, take a ride up north and get off at  thruway exit 20 to  Saugerties, NY named one of the 10 coolest small towns in America by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine. If you love horse shows, you'll love HITS.

HITS is gearing up for what promises to be a strong and exciting spring and summer show series at its beautiful HITS-on-the-Hudson show grounds in Saugerties. The highly anticipated HITS Saugerties Spring & Summer Show Series will kick off with three back-to-back weeks of competition on Wednesday, May 25 - June 12, followed by another three consecutive weeks Wednesday, July 20 - August 7. Within the Summer Series, HITS is proud to once again host the 2011 USEF National Junior Hunter Championship –…
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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:
Buying A Second Home / Condo In Ulster County

Ulster County Real EstateOne of the hot topics of 2010 that people are still asking is if buyers from out of the area are still purchasing weekend and second homes in Ulster County. The answer is, yes they are still buying second homes. Popular Ulster County Areas are throughout whether you are looking for a secluded cottage in the woods or a townhouse or condo with river views.
 
Many second home buyers from the Metro New York and New Jersey area have proudly called Ulster County their second home. 80 miles from NYC you can start your search for a weekend home in New Paltz. New Paltz is refreshingly unique, full of history and charm. Surrounded by many farms, orchards, and wineries. You'll enjoy the

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Ulster County Real Estate - West Saugerties NY

West Saugerties, New York: An Area For Peace, Tranquility and Relaxation

Ulster County Real Estate
I just emailed a potential buyer information on a custom built log home that an associate and I have listed. It's located on Blue Mountain Church Road in West Saugerties, New York (click to view the Ulster County MLS listing). To me West Saugerties is one the most beautiful areas in Ulster County, just minutes away from Woodstock, the Village of Saugerties, the New York State Thruway, Hunter Mountain Skiing and a two hour drive from New York City.

You can see some of the most breathtaking views of Overlook, Catskill and the Berkshire Mountains. You can enjoy the many swimming and fishing holes along the Plattekill Creek and relax to the…
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Ulster County Real Estate - Showing Your Home During The Holidays

Ulster County Real EstateWith the holidays coming up and your home on the market, will you be ready to show and with last minutes notice?  Will you be able to keep your home clean?
 
Even though the hustle and bustle of the holidays are approaching now is not the time to neglect your home. Buyers aren't going to stop looking at homes this time of year. Make sure your home is ready to show. Some helpful tips.
 
1. Don't over do it with the holiday decorations. Remember that buyers are interested in seeing the square footage of your home. 
 
2. On the outside of your home a nice wreath on the door will welcome buyers and keep Christmas lighting to a minimal in the front of your home.  
 
3. Christmas decorations indoors

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Ulster County Real Estate - What "For Sale Buy Owners" Should Know

1. National studies have shown that the median sales price for homes sold by a REALTOR is 16 percent higher than for homes sold directly by the owners ($230,000 vs. $198,000).
 
2. You understand how to complete the many contracts, forms and disclosure statements required in a real estate transaction such as: lead paint disclosure statement, property condition disclosure statement, purchase contract, legal description of the property, contingency clause addendum.
 
3. You have the market knowledge to price the home competitively. FSBOs may know what one or two homes near them have sold for, but they don’t have the access to the wide number of comps you do or the market knowledge to adjust

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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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