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

Weekly Housing Market Monitor: What’s Happening in the Housing Market?

September, 17 2020

What’s Happening in the Housing Market?

The housing market continues to recover strongly, fueled by low mortgage rates.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, September 17, 2020

September, 17 2020

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up to an average of 2.87% this week from 2.86% the prior week.

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Landlord Statistics from the 2018 Rental Housing Finance Survey

September, 15 2020

Landlord Statistics from 2018 Survey

Policy pertaining to renters also impacts landlords and their ability to provide rental housing supply.

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Housing Affordability Drops Modestly in July 2020 as Median Family Prices Reach All Time High

September, 14 2020

Housing Affordability Drops Modestly in July 2020

At the national level, housing affordability showed signs of improvement in July 2020 compared to a year ago but dipped compared to June.

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New Claims for State Unemployment Benefits Increased Last Week

September, 11 2020

Claims for State Unemployment Benefits Increases

Unadjusted new jobless claims totaled 857,148 in the week ending September 5, an increase of 20,140 (2.4%) from the previous week.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, September 10, 2020

September, 10 2020

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, September 10, 2020

With these ultra-low mortgage rates, the real estate market is recovering faster than expected from the pandemic.

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Characteristics of the Unemployed Across the Country

September, 10 2020

Characteristics of the Unemployed Across the Country

From the beginning of the lockdown in mid-March to the latest week, there have been nearly 58 million Americans who have been laid off.

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Households’ Perception of Being Able to Make a Debt Payment is Improving

September, 9 2020

Percepted Ability to Make a Debt Payment is Improving

Consumers’ ability to pay down debt has improved and appears to be at an all time high.

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