The Pros & Cons of Buying a Fixer Upper

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What is a “fixer upper”? A fixer upper is a property that will require more repair, though it usually can be lived in or used as it is. They are popular with buyers who wish to raise the property’s potential value to get a return on their investment, or as a starter home for buyers on a budget. If you’re considering buying a fixer upper, there are a few things

Fun Winter Activities in Ulster County

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It’s that time of year again for chilly fun outside from sledding and skiing, to snowshoeing and ice skating. The Hudson Valley hosts a plethora of winter fun for you and your family to enjoy this season, and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything! The past year has been difficult for many, but it’s a great time to get outside and get some fresh air

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® and Hudson Valley Catskill Region MLS 2021 Annual Report

UCBR NAR housing snapshot 2021
Recently the Hudson Valley Catskill Region MLS released its 2021 Annual Meeting Report. Between membership growth and Ulster County residential sales growth, the numbers and trends were incredibly positive! Read the full story below. Ulster County Board of REALTORS® and Hudson Valley Catskill Region MLS Membership The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® has seen positive membership growth in the past years with the biggest growth coming from 2020 to 2021.

How To Know When To Hire a Professional Exterminator

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Professional pest extermination is one of the many services every homeowner hopes to never need. But at some point, it’s inescapable. It wouldn’t matter where you live—the crowded city, the friendly suburbs, or the quiet countryside. There are pests everywhere. Sooner or later, these minibeasts will find their way into your home. So when should you hire a professional exterminator? When to Hire a Professional Exterminator All pests can cause

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Annual Meeting & REALTOR® of the Year Award for 2021

UCBR Realtor of the Year 2021
On November 3, 2021 the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® held their annual meeting where officers for Hudson Valley Catskill Region MLS as well as UCBR were announced for the year ahead. Industry news and updates were covered, and the REALTOR® of the Year was announced! We’re proud to announce the recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year Award is John Murphy of  The Murphy Realty Group. Congratulations, John! The criteria

What Is A Green Home?

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When it comes to the term “green home”, what do you think of? This Old House defines a green home as “a house that’s both healthy for the environment and for its occupants, with the main criteria being energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and human health.” and can include things like smart technology, solar panels, and construction made from high recycled content and materials. By either buying a green home or

Tips for Winterizing Your Listing

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We may have just entered into fall, but cool weather is here and winter is right around the corner. Winterizing your listing should be done before winter arrives, so your seller isn’t stuck outside in the cold trying to get it all done before the open houses begin! From simple things like bringing your plants inside to more complicated things like getting your heating system checked, here are some great

Creating the perfect open house.

When it comes to selling your home, having an inviting open house is a crucial part of showing potential buyers all the amazing features that your home has to offer. Buyers often attend multiple showings in one day, so by showcasing your home’s best elements and creating the most inviting environment you can ensure that buyers will remember you. Read more about how to create the most memorable open house

Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2022

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The interior design trends for 2022 are all about making your home the epitome of comfort, and we are definitely here for it! From earth tones as the preferred color palette to inspiration from nature and indoor gardens – the coming year is all about bringing the outdoors in. Here are just a few inspirations leading trends in interior design in 2022.  Shades of Green Last month, paint company Sherwin

Fun Activities in Ulster County NY to Check Out This Fall

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The Hudson Valley is a spectacular place to take in the full feeling of Autumn. From the crisp smell in the air, to the changing leaves starting to fall there’s no shortage of fall things to do in the area. While the pandemic has put a damper on some activities, things like apple or pumpkin picking and corn mazes are a great way to take in the season while still

Tips for Selling Your Home in Fall

selling your home in fall months
Fall brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves and shorter days. It also brings more challenges when it comes to selling your home. While some things can be more challenging, it can also mean more chances for creativity when you have an open house. If you’re putting your house on the market this fall season, here’s your chance to capitalize on things like the vibrant fall leaves. Learn some quick tips for

Must-have Features for Home Buyers in 2021

While 2021 has brought many changes in the world, it has also affected the features that home buyers are looking for when searching for a new home. In the 50’s, people were looking for things like those indestructible pastel tile bathrooms, wood shake or shingle roofs, and gas heat – and things have come a long way since then. Today, people are more focused on different things such as being