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.

Home for the Holidays in Ulster County

home for the holidays in ulster county
Coming home for the holidays in Ulster County is a tradition for many people. Some may have grown up in the region and later moved away, coming back to visit family and friends. Some may have vacation homes here, especially winter vacation homes that offer incredible mountain views for the season, and come to get away during Christmas or Winter Break. Some may live here year-round, having moved here from

Buying a Winter Vacation Home

buying a winter vacation home in the Hudson Valley
When it comes to vacation homes, it’s not only about finding a great summer getaway. Sure, the Hudson Valley is a great place for summer getaways with hiking and rock climbing, fishing, shopping, and a slew of other great things to do but don’t forget about winter! The Hudson Valley and Catskills regions of New York are both a part of Ulster County making winter vacationing up here amazing! But

The Pros & Cons of Buying a Fixer Upper

buying a fixer upper in ulster county
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

winter fun outside in Ulster County
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

professional exterminator
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?

green home
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

home preparation tips
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

interior design trends
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