barbara carter: Barbara Carter, Realtor From the Gunks to the Hudson - 03/19/13 09:03 PM
I am Barbara Carter, New York State Licensed Associate Broker, selling homes FROM THE GUNKS TO THE HUDSON.
If you are unfamiliar with the area, Ulster County New York is in the Mid-Hudson Valley between New York City and Albany. The area is rich in history, natural beauty and activity.

As life-long resident, I love the area I serve, from the Gunks ( the Shawangunk Ridge- world class rock climbing) to the Hudson, the New Paltz/Gardiner area and the Hudson river area of Highland. To search for property in Ulster County, visit http://www.NewPaltzRealEstate.com
To learn more about Ulster County, from the … (0 comments)

barbara carter: Welcome Home to Highland NY 12528 - 02/23/13 11:33 PM
    Are you considering buying a home in the Hudson Valley this year? Have you considered Highland N.Y;. Now is a great time to start the search. While it is great to search homes in the convenience of you own home on local websites such as http://www.HighlandNYRealEstate.com it is still important to have a Realtor to turn to for additional information. I am Barbara Carter, Realtor and local resident.       Highland N.Y. 12528 is a quiet little community just 90 miles north of Manhattan. Highland does not have the name recognition of other towns such as New Paltz, … (2 comments)

barbara carter: There is a crispness in the air- could it mean change? - 09/02/11 08:15 AM
 
September always brings a sense of change for me. The end of summer, back to school and the chill in the air are always a welcome season for me. I am making a professional change, as well, with the change of the season. It is with great pleasure that effective immediately, I am now selling residential and commercial real estate at John J. Lease Realtors.  My clients will continue to have the personal service they have come to know and expect. At John J. Lease my colleagues and I will work hard to provide you with the best real estate … (3 comments)

barbara carter: Veteran's Day- Cell Phones for Soldiers - 11/11/08 12:10 PM
This Veteran's Day we are all grateful to those who have fought for the freedoms we are so lucky to have in our country.
As a way of showing our appreciation and in a small way of giving back our family has started a Cell Phones For Soldiers campaign in Ulster County New York.
Collection sites will be at Erichsen's Fuel Service in Highland New York and at Dependable Energy in Shokan New York.
The cell phones will be recycled and for each phone donated a soldier will be given call time to phone home. To learn more about the Cell … (4 comments)

barbara carter: God Bless America! - 11/03/08 08:19 PM
Those who read my blog regularly know I am Catholic.
I rarely post a religious or political blog. It is not that I am at all ashamed of my beliefs. The opposite is true I am strongly committed to my beliefs. They make me who I am which comes through in my posts in a subtle way. This is what is comfortable for me.
Today, though, our nation goes to the polls to vote. I have been deeply concerned about this election. and have been praying for wisdom. As part of the Catholic Bishops novena prayer for the election we as … (8 comments)

barbara carter: First Time Home Buyers Free Seminar - 11/02/08 09:27 PM

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barbara carter: Brrrrr! Are you ready for this? - 10/29/08 01:43 PM
I am not a cold weather person- A little snow on Christmas is fine.
This morning the area mountains were snow capped!
It has been COLD! A real change and too quick....
That is unless you like to ski, snow tube or participate in any of the outdoor winter sports. Then you will be happy to hear that West Ulster County had it's first snow fall yesterday. Several schools were closed or released early due to the weather.
Now is a great time to think about finding a winter retreat in the Hudson Valley. There are many great homes on the market … (7 comments)

barbara carter: Some Words Say So Much- a lesson from an 8 year old - 10/21/08 11:58 PM
Words can make such a difference in our world.
On Sunday, my 8 year old granddaughter had a soccer game with Highland United Soccer Club. Usually she plays a defensive postion for her travel team. She also plays in a recreational league where she plays in an offensive position as a wing. She is always dissappointed to be put in on defense- She wants to SCORE. On Sunday her team was up 5-0 so she got her chance- the coach put her in as a halfback, playing offense and defense. To our amazement Molly took off with speed we had never … (9 comments)

barbara carter: Winter Heating Worries??? - 10/04/08 12:18 PM
My daughter owns a fuel oil company and my husband has been a oil burner technician for 35 years. Since my daughter just purchased her second company I have been pitching in to help the new company up and running. My husband is now working for my daughter as well.
As the heating season sets begins in the Hudson Valley we get calls everyday from people who are concerned about the cost of heating their homes this winter. I speak to people who, although the temperature is dropping, are holding off to turn on their heating system.
With the concern of … (2 comments)

barbara carter: New Home Warranty in New York State - 09/23/08 09:41 AM
There are great deals on the market for new construction homes. The question often arises as to what is covered when buying a new home in New York State. New York State law requires the buyer have certain warranties.
Covered under the new home warrantee are:
•·         One year's protection against faulty workmanship and defective materials
•·         Two year's protection against defective installation of the plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and ventilation systems
•·         Six year's protection against structural defects.
When a problem exists the new home owner must report the problem to the builder within 30 days after the expiration of … (2 comments)

barbara carter: Price Reductions- Ulster County Highland New York - 09/15/08 07:49 AM
Commuter Friendly Overlooking the Hudson 40 Bellevue Road, Highland, NY 12528 View Map Move to the area and commute- Metro North will be starting shuttle service from Ulster County Park and Rides to the train station in Poughkeepsie. Parking will be free. The shuttle will cost $1.25 from Highland. Commuter friendly- just got friendlier! An area rich in the history of our country.. the americam dream, with views of the Hudson River- A rare find! Hudson River circa 1900 cape cod tucked peacefully away on a private cul-de-sac with 2.5 acres of serenity and unspoiled nature ready for you to move … (4 comments)

barbara carter: Realtor Safety Week- Tips For Clients - 09/14/08 11:16 PM

 
 
Safety Tips for Clients
  
Your personal safety is crucially important-and so is the safety of your clients. As you become more aware of practices and perspectives that help keep you out of danger, share that knowledge with your buyers and sellers. They, too, can be vulnerable as they allow strangers into their homes, or visit other people's property.
 
Share this valuable advice with everyone, and you'll help them learn to protect themselves against crime:
 
Remind sellers that strangers will be walking through their home during showings or open houses. Tell them to hide any valuables … (4 comments)

barbara carter: USDA Rural Development Loans- No Money Down - 09/14/08 12:49 PM
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barbara carter: New York State Grants A Step To Help Revitalization - 09/11/08 07:50 PM
The 2008-2009 State Budget included increases in funding for New York's housing and community development programs. $6.4 million is now available under the New York Main Street 2008 Fall Funding Round to help build and preserve affordable housing and revitalize communities across the state.
 
Governor Paterson announced more than $42 million was approved by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal . The awards will be used to create and retain more than 400 jobs, revitalize communities across the State and renovate nearly 1,000 units of affordable housing.
The awards will assist every region of the State.
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barbara carter: Ulster County New York Highend Luxury Homes - 09/10/08 11:33 PM
There are many reasons Ulster County New York is a popular choice for highend luxury first and second homes. The beauty of the area and the close proximity to New York City make the area a prime location.
Many highend homes are available on the multiple listing services. Homes with Hudson River, Shokan reservoir or other water views are very popular as are the mountain view homes. Exquisite homes are available with every imaginable amenity.
Privacy, serenity and natural beauty are the major draw for luxury homes. Being within a short ride to New Your City and near the hot spots of … (3 comments)

barbara carter: Sunday September 14th- The Taste of New Paltz-Yummy! - 09/09/08 02:55 PM
Sunday September 14th Don't miss the 18th annual Tast of New Paltz.
Held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds from 11 am to 5pm, the tast is sponsored by the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce. It is held rain or shine, everything is under a tent- So come on down!
The annual event is held every fall. With food as the main attraction there is plenty to do all day long- with exibits, vendors and a business expo to keep you entertained while you enjoy the delicious food.
Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. Food tickets can be purchased … (10 comments)

barbara carter: The Current Real Estate Market in New Paltz NY- Come Enjoy Ulster County - 09/09/08 11:38 AM

 
 
The real estate market in New Paltz and all of Ulster County has taken a significant readjustments- There are wonderful deals to be found. Many of the homes in the area qualify for the USDA Rural Developement loan so in many cases no money down is still a possibility.
 Sold in the month 8/9/08- 9/9/08
Information from the Ulster County Multiple Listing Services
 
If you would like to work with caring and dedicated buyers agents give us a call- We would love to help you find the perfect property to suit your needs-
Barbara Carter and Becky … (2 comments)

barbara carter: A Really Tough Week- Loyalty and Commitment Questioned - 09/07/08 07:14 AM
We are getting calls from more buyers the past few days. I do not know if it is a sign that things will be turning around I certainly hope so there are loads of great deals on the market. I think it would be a great time to buy a home.
In the midst of the pick up in business- I have had bloggers block. I have sat at my computer- started a few blogs and erased them.
It has been a difficult week in the Carter household- we were on vacation last week and got a call that my husband's … (81 comments)

barbara carter: All Cell Phones Go Public Today- Not True-Sorry! - 09/03/08 09:52 PM
I posted this blog based on information I got from the Ulster County MLS our daily MLS board- AS you will see if you read the comments this information proves to not be true- Sorry!Cell phone numbers go public today.  All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies today. This means we will start to receive sale calls on our cell phones. I have been receiving some lately but they will surely increase over the coming weeks.  To prevent this, call the National Do Not Call List number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.It will only take a minute of your time. The … (9 comments)

barbara carter: Personal Info Does Not Belong In The Campaign - 09/02/08 08:46 PM
Last night the news was on the tv and I watched some of it- This is something I rarely do. I feel the media slants news and influences the mood of our country. The spin that is put on stories and the negative focus in my eyes in irresponcible and I do not often listen to it.
I became so discouraged with the constant reporting of the latest "breaking news" - Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant- Who cares? and what does this have to do with me?
I strongly believe that those that live in glass houses should … (10 comments)

 
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Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

New Paltz, NY

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