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While in Kingston, NY there is an area on the waterfront called the Rondout. This area, while small definitely has a huge amount of character. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and offers row house style apartments for rent and condo conversions for sale. The architecture ranges from Victorian, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic, Italianate, Romanesque, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, and Colonial Revival. If you are vacationing, you simply cannot leave without seeing the Rondout.



There are many area attractions and activities in this part of Kingston, NY. Visit the trolley museum, the nautical museum, and art galleries, many of the shops, restaurants or flower gardens. The marina is a local hot spot in the summer

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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
So thinking about moving to Ulster County or want to know what it has to offer? This is where the Catskills meet the Hudson.  It’s the closest feeling of being out west next to the Rockies without being out west.  A playground for all seasons, Ulster County has it all. Born and raised here, I really never appreciated this until I grew older.

One of the best things that I personally love about living here is that I am in the country, I wake up every morning to watching the deer walk through my back yard, and on an occasion, I get greeted by a bear, but yet I am only two hours north of New York City so I can get a taste of the city life, two hours to Vermont, and two hours to the beach to catch some rays and feel the sand in my toes.  Everything is so

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It's 2010 - Let's Get organized & Sell That House!Ulster County Real Estate

As a full time, consistent top producing real estate agent specializing in Woodstock, Hurley, Kingston, Stone Ridge, Saugerties, or anywhere in Ulster County, there's one thing I can say that you should keep in mind.... A clean, organized, fresh smelling home means dollar signs in the New Year.

In our current market, buyers have so much to choose from that your house must stand out. Most buyers will give a home the thumbs up, or down within the first few minutes , sometimes even seconds during a showing. Do they see clutter before they even hit the front door? Do they smell a dog or a couple of cats? Is the litter box in view? Is it clean?

When a seller says the home is in "as is" condition, that's

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How do you take a 1970’s ranch style home and improve it without breaking the bank? I have several tips that I have used on my own home and will be sharing those with you over the up and coming months. Even if you’re not interested in selling your home right now, I still hope that you enjoy reading about some of the creative low cost updates that I have done myself.

To give you a bit of background, I purchased my home in 2006 after it had been on the market for over a year. The house basically sat because it was so outdated on both the interior and exterior that most people wouldn’t even make it past the front door.

I was told by most of my friends and co-workers to pass on it all together. I loved the location, that was not a problem. It was on a quiet

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In a previous blog entitled “Ulster County Real Estate is Brimming with Old Stone Houses and Historic Landmarks” I make mention of several of Ulster Counties many Historic Landmarks from New Paltz and High Falls in the southern part of the county to Woodstock and Phoenicia in the northwestern sector.  Most of us can list a number of historic landmarks we view during our daily routines. 


As one of the many Uptown Kingston business men and women who walk past the corner of Wall and Main Streets, I pass the Old Dutch Church on a regular basis with a walk to the bank or post office.  Yet, I always enjoy passing that corner and viewing those reliable red tulips and flowering dogwood trees in the spring or the snow covered graveyard in winter months with the

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You hear it all the time; Oprah, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, blah, blah, blah….. But what is your best year?

Have you asked yourself the question “what makes me happy?”.

After a lunch this past weekI was accused of having an “intensive A-Type personality”, WTF! I thought that was a good thing, I like it!

I like a plan…. I need a plan for accomplishment. I love a day that brings me to places I had never thought of in the morning – Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Woodstock, back to Kingston….. Out to Esopus & back to Kingston. Listing houses for sale, showing houses to buyers, meeting inspectors or appraisers. I love it. The more things I can do in a day – the better. Does that make me an A-Type?

I grocery shop at 7am on a Sunday – EVERY Sunday. Is that a bad thing? Sometimes I

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So you want to save the Planet, look in the mirror to start….

Ulster County Real Estate Green TechnologyGreen Technology, Going Green, Save the Environment; what ever you call it, for homeowners, it is just a repackaging of the old weatherization and modernization mantra. I know, I know, how dare I not genuflect before the holey alter of what is currently in fad and politically correct, but that’s me. I mean come on, if you were serious about supplying a constant, proven, accessible, job providing, source of energy, over the long term, with no additional green house gases pumped into the atmosphere, we would be talking nuclear power. Yes there is a storage issue concerning nuclear waste, but as is done currently, it will be stored on site. Like the French, who derive 75% of there domestic energy

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As the New Year pushes onward, the young pup of a year has historically seen my resolutions fall off the wayside pretty quickly. I mean, why drag something out that is going to happen anyway, right! We all participate in the struggle to keep the promise. Every year I say, “This is the year that I get back into shape!” Well I tricked myself and surprised others by starting a workout routine four months ago. I have returned to my childhood, (some would say I never left), and started a boxing workout routine with a trainer. It is a great way to get into shape, a wonderful workout, and hey, you’re not getting your head beat in! 

If you were unaware, this area of the Hudson Valley, Ulster County in particular, has a rich history of supporting some of the

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So now that the holidays are over and the New Year is approaching rapidly…..you look at your spouse and say now what?  What can we do now?  If you are from Ulster County, or anywhere in Upstate New York, then you know that the next few months are usually the rough ones.  It’s cold….It’s freezing….It’s snowing…..You can’t go out side and play soccer, or swim in the pool, or even give your car a good wash.  The days are shorter, and the nights are longer.  So why not try out some different places to eat and shop locally.  Born and raised here in Ulster County, I have had the pleasure to enjoy some of what I think are the best places to eat, shop, and just get lost for the day or as my family calls it “muffin huntin”.   

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