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: Mortgage Rates, December 2, 2021

December, 2 2021

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, December 2, 2021

Mortgage rates remained relatively flat this week, despite rising concerns of the omicron COVID variant, rising slightly to 3.11%.

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Monthly State Retail Sales: January 2019 to August 2021

December, 1 2021

Monthly State Retail Sales: January 2019 to August 2021

This data visualization shows year-over-year percent change in retail sales by month, retail type, and state for the period Jan. 2019 to Aug. 2021.

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October 2021 Existing-Home Sales Rise Modestly

November, 24 2021

October 2021 Existing-Home Sales Rise Modestly

Housing market activity in October fell 0.8% from September 2021, with existing-home sales reaching a 6.34 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.

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October 2021 Realtors® Confidence Index Report: First-time Buyers Struggle to Compete Against Cash, Investor, and Vacation Home Buyers

November, 22 2021

First-time Buyers vs. Cash, Investor, & Vacation Buyers

First-time buyers struggled to compete with cash and non-primary residence buyers, according to the October REALTORS® Confidence Index report.

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Commercial Weekly: Office Occupancy Recovery Facing Headwinds Due to Working From Home, Smaller Office Spaces, and Lack of Workers

November, 19 2021

Office Occupancy Recovery Facing Headwinds

Office occupancy has not significantly recovered even as office-using  jobs are now back to pre-pandemic level.

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Commercial Weekly: Retail Sales Continue Positive Impact on Retail Space Net Absorption

November, 18 2021

Retail Space Net Absorption Improving

In October, both consumer confidence and retail sales increased, with consumers indicating they intend to purchase housing, vehicles, and appliances.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, November 18, 2021

November, 18 2021

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, November 18, 2021

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 3.10% this week, from last week's 2.98%.

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Strong Potential for Office-to-Housing Conversion of Class B Buildings in Metro Areas Impacted by the Pandemic

November, 16 2021

The Pandemic and Office-to-Housing Conversions

Apartment demand is soaring and office vacancy rates have spiked, which has prompted conversion of vacant office buildings into housing.

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