The Post-Pandemic Workplace | What Does It Look Like?

post-pandemic workplace trends might not be what you’d think
The pandemic has changed much of what we have accepted as normal. For example, working a 9 to 5 office job with a commute into or within the big city has been a standard for many industries for a long time. Within the past year, however, countless people have either lost their jobs or have been working from home for an extended period of time. Some companies have started bringing

A Review of the Housing Market Report Q1 2021

reviewing the housing market report for Q1 2021
As a REALTOR®, you know just how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends. Whether it’s taking the time to take classes on the latest relevant skills or brushing up on the trends affecting your local territory. This week we’re focusing on the latter with the latest housing market report from NYSAR. NYSAR’s website dedicates an entire section to updated reports that follow housing market trends

UCBR Community Service | Berme Cleanup on the Hurley Rail Trail

The UCBR Community Service Committee hard at work
Spring is here and we’re all excited to get outside and enjoy the most beautiful parts of Ulster County. Our own UCBR Community Service Committee was hard at work on April 14th, putting in the elbow grease needed to clean up our berme located on the Hurley Rail Trail. A berme, you ask? What exactly is that? According to, a berme (can also be spelled berm) is a “a

Professional Home Remodeling on the Rise for Summer

home remodeling on the rise this summer
Fellow REALTORS® ! Real estate professionals and industry trends are banking on people getting out and traveling more this spring and summer. As people are gearing up for their travel plans, we guarantee their minds aren’t going to be on their honey-do list they’ve been pushing to the side. Instead of doing their own research and putting the time into DIY projects, home remodeling trends are predicting people would rather

The Fair Housing Toolkit and How You Can Get Involved

educating people during Fair Housing month
Are you looking for ways to get more involved with your local community and support Fair Housing in April? After all, it’s Fair Housing Month! At UCBR, we’re dedicating April to supporting our fellow REALTORS® by sharing Fair Housing resources and encouraging growth within our circles. There’s always something new to learn and we take pride in helping educate by sharing important information.   UCBR has multiple Fair Housing blogs

Staying on Top of Spring Maintenance for Your Home

stay on top of spring maintenance for your home this year
The birds are starting to sing early in the morning and the soft sounds of crickets and owls are alive and well at night. Spring is officially here and we’re ready to welcome the warmer weather and sunshine! With the winter blues behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring maintenance for your home. Using spring cleaning is an easy way to remember to do some of these annual

Celebrating Our 2020 Top Performing REALTORS®

congratulating our 2020 top producers in the Hudson Valley Catskill Region
Every year we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of our REALTORS®. Working with a great REALTOR® is a true pleasure. The knowledge and expertise of the real estate market paired with a compassionate individual who is skilled at helping their clients find their dream home is something to be proud of. Here at UCBR, we’re excited to elevate our own and help them to continue to crush their

First Time Home Buyer Trends in 2021

how first time home buyers are shaping the 2021 market
The housing market has been experiencing big changes over the past year, and this isn’t expected to change as we jump head first into 2021! This week, we’re diving into some of the trend information for those of our clients buying a first home. One of the best ways to stay ahead of the game in real estate is to know your market inside and out. This will help you

How to Prevent Accidental Fair Housing Violations

how you can prevent fair housing violations
Fair Housing laws have changed how REALTORS® do business, ensuring their clients are not experiencing discrimination for things like their age, gender, ethnicity, etc. REALTORS® should go the extra mile in researching and learning about Fair Housing violations, not only to hold themselves to the highest standards in their practice but also to educate their clients as well. To help understand the bigger picture as it pertains to Fair Housing,

Buying a Vacation Home in the Hudson Valley

choosing a vacation home in the hudson valley
Hudson Valley vacation rentals typically bring to mind a quaint cottage deep enough in the forest to reconnect with nature and disconnect from technology. A spacious lake house with a plethora of fun activities to entertain the kids isn’t a far fetched idea either. Whether you’re a city dweller that seeks to vacation “off the grid” or a large family looking to spend some quality time together outdoors, the Hudson

Which Neighborhood Should I Live In?

tips on how to choose from the best areas of hudson valley
The time has come and you’re considering moving. Perhaps you’ve grown tired of apartment life and have finally saved up enough money for a down payment on a house, or your current neighborhood is feeling a little old hat. Regardless of your situation, asking yourself “which neighborhood should I live in?” can feel intimidating if you don’t already have your sights set on a specific area. Narrowing down the perfect

Why You Should Consider Moving to Ulster County NY

why you should consider moving to Ulster County
If you’re considering moving to Ulster County, you’re in for a real treat! This NY gem is known for sending visitors head over heels, whether it’s for the gorgeous views and ample outdoor activities surrounding you or the delicious food and drink options. Looking for more specific information about each of the lovely towns that make up Ulster County? We recommend poking around here. You can select any of the