If you’re in the market for a brand-new build or a fixer-upper, a first home or a weekend getaway, your unique needs, goals and rights as real estate buyers must be paramount. You want to find the right house for you, at the best possible terms, and you shouldn’t have to achieve this on your own.

For Buyers: Real Estate News and Information from the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®

For nearly three quarters of home buyers, that means working with a REALTOR®.

The process of buying a home or other property is complex and, regardless of age, location and income, nearly all buyers view agents as trusted advisers who play an integral role.

On this site you’ll find comprehensive real estate data analysis from the New York State Association of REALTORS®; the latest industry news for homebuyers; the top reasons you should use a REALTOR®; our MLS home-listing search tool; town-by-town descriptions of life in Ulster County; and the best ways to connect directly with the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®.

Remember: If you know the town in which you want to buy, it’s never been easier to find a real estate agent. Google the town name and “real estate agent,” and contact licensed REALTORS® with experience advising investors in the area.

Real Estate News

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, April 16, 2021

April, 16 2021

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, April 16, 2021

The housing inventory shortage has been pushing up prices, but also holding back home sales.
By: 
Lawrence Yun

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Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales, April 15, 2021

April, 15 2021

Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales April 15, 2021

Retail and food service sales for March 2021 recovered from the pull-back in February 2021 as consumer purchases exceeded expectations.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, April 15, 2021

April, 15 2021

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, April 15, 2021

The average rate on the 30-year fixed rate home loan fell for the second straight week to 3.04% from 3.13% the previous week.

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13 Months Later, Where Do Mortgages Stand?

April, 13 2021

13 Months Later, Where Do Mortgages Stand?

The homeownership rate for Black Americans is 42%, Hispanic Americans 48.1%, Asian Americans 60.7%, and White Americans 69.8%.

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Instant Reaction: Consumer Price Index, April 13, 2021

April, 13 2021

Instant Reaction: Consumer Price Index, April 13, 2021

Over the last 12 months, the inflation rate rose 2.6%, compared to 1.7% in February and 1.4% in January, respectively.

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Tracking Jobless Claims by State: Week Ending April 3, 2021

April, 12 2021

Tracking Jobless Claims: Week Ending April 3, 2021

The economy added nearly one million jobs in March, 2021, the fastest acceleration since August, 2020. Despite job creation, layoffs are continuing.

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Housing Affordability Falls in February as Home Price Growth Surges

April, 9 2021

Housing Affordability Falls in February as Prices Surge

Affordability declined in February compared to January as the median family income rose by 3.5% while the monthly mortgage payment increased 5%.

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2021 Spring Market Starting Off Hot and Highly Competitive

April, 8 2021

2021 Spring Market Starting Off Hot and Competitive

The latest indicators on inventory, pending sales, home prices, job growth, and mortgage rates point to a hot spring market in many metro areas.

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