June is Homeownership Month!

Keys to Newly Bought Home
One of the ultimate goals of the American Dream is to have a home of your very own to enjoy. June is our homeownership month and what better way to celebrate than to help your clients find the home of their dreams! This month we want to ensure our REALTOR® members showcase the benefits of homeownership, especially to the current millennial generation who have been searching for a home of

Berme Cleanup-Ulster County Board of REALTORS®

Ulster Country Board of REALTORS® held the Annual Berme Clean-Up on the Hurley Rail Trail on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 9 am. The clean-up was assembled by the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Committee to help give back to the local Ulster County community. With climate change becoming an ever-increasing issue in the world today, cleaning up the environment has become an important activity. The Ulster County Board of

April 2022 Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Fair Housing Symposium

April Fair Housing Symposium
Ulster Country Board of REALTORS® hosted and presented their Fair Housing Symposium Thursday, April 28th from 12 pm to 2 pm. The symposium was hosted at the YMCA in Kingston. There were guest speakers who attended, such as Robbie Pittleman from Prime Lending, The Value of FHA/VA Lending, and Eva Tenuto from the TMI Project. The focal point of the symposium was on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs to teach

Ulster County Board of REALTORS

UCBR Awards-Top Realtor Performers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2022 Ulster County Board of REALTORS® 845-338-5299 Allison@UCRealtors.com     Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Awards Program Awards Based on Multiple Listing Transactions Only and For UCBR Members Only!     Kingston, NY: Ulster County Board of REALTORS® today announced they have held their annual awards program virtually this past Wednesday, March 23, for member agents/brokers of the UCBR. NYS Senator, Michelle Hinchey, was the

Tips for Buying a Home in a Hot Market

tips for buying a home in a hot market
Buying a home in a hot market can be a challenge. Inventory is low, prices are high, and it feels like everyone is going into bidding wars to try to beat out the competition – leaving everyone stressed and frustrated with the process and results. If you’re a seller, this can all be great news, but even a hot market for sellers can come with its own headaches. Buyers needing

Technology in Real Estate

technology in real estate including in-home car chargers
With CES 2022 returning to Las Vegas to showcase the newest and biggest trends in the tech world, it’s also a good time to look at what may be on the horizon for technology in real estate. From smart lockboxes, keyless entry doors, always online video security systems, remote monitoring, and even in-home car charging stations, technology is absolutely revolutionizing how the real estate industry works. Ulster County and the

Can Sellers Require COVID Vaccine for Showings?

require vaccines for selling a house
With news around vaccine mandates making headlines at the local, regional, and national level, it’s important to understand how this relates to you as a REALTOR and to your clients. It’s easy to be confused about how vaccine mandate rules may apply to you, your clients, and even the properties you show and what you need to do to be in compliance. Recently, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Interest Rate Increase in 2022

real estate interest rate hike
As the unemployment rate continues to drop and the housing marking moves towards stabilization in many areas, there’s a push for the Federal Reserve to increase the interest rate. There is a hope that the interest rate increases will help put a lid on the current rate of inflation.  Presently, we’re in a hot labor market which means employers are paying more to retain employees and most people who are

What is the REALTOR Code of Ethics

what is the realtor code of ethics umbra
NAR’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests. It is an important part of being a REALTOR®, and sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate business professionals. But there’s a lot more to it than just understanding

Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in the Hudson Valley

reasons to invest in real estate in the Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley is definitely a booming real estate market, and while it’s a great place to live and call home, it’s also a great place to invest. From tax breaks, passive income, monthly rents and even equity, there are a lot of reasons to invest in real estate in the Hudson Valley in 2022. Read on to learn more! Getting Started The Hudson Valley offers various tax breaks for

UCBR Fair Housing Challenge

UCBR fair housing challenge
The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® is proud to host the Fair Housing Challenge. You can take the Fair Housing Challenge by completing the challenge form. Once completed, email the form to: hvcrmlsforms@gmail.com and put “Fair Housing Challenge” in the subject line. Participation in the Fair Housing Challenge is easy. Simply complete the three components linked below, and then fill out the form and send us an email. – FAIRHAVEN: A REALTOR SIMULATION

Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

tips for selling your home in winter in ulster county
Winter is often seen as a slow time for home sales in the Northeast, however in recent years that trend has definitely changed with the housing market through Ulster County and the Hudson Valley staying hot hot hot all year long! From cozying up the atmosphere to removing holiday decorations, planning for winter storms, and more, we’ve got tips to help you sell your home in winter in Ulster County.