tips: Flood Safety Tips & Advice for the Hudson Valley - 04/07/13 08:14 AM
In New York State, especially along the eastern regions, flooding can happen at any time of year. Anything from melting snow, to extended spring showers, even beaver dam breaks can lead to flooding. Believe it or not, flooding causes more damage in the United States than any other type of extreme weather. Recent tropical storms such as Sandy, and particular the Ulster County area: Hurricane Irene, revealed how dangerous and destructive flooding can be, even in the Northeast. So as the snow starts to melt and spring storms roll in, Taft Street Realty presents some flood safety tips and advice for … (0 comments)

tips: 5 Things To-Do BEFORE Looking at Homes for Sale in Ulster County | Real Estate Tips For Buyers - 02/21/13 04:00 AM
 5 Must Know Things Before Looking at Homes for Sale in Ulster County | Real Estate Tips for Buyers
If you're interested in looking at homes for sale in Ulster County there are a few things you may want to do BEFORE hitting the road and physically viewing properties. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with a home that you ultimately can't afford, and you should never make an offer on a home unless you consider some things beforehand. Buyers should ask themselves what sort of monthly mortgage they can afford, be aware of their credit … (0 comments)

tips: How To Keep Your Basement Dry In Ulster County NY - 11/13/12 04:33 AM
As if we needed another reminder, Hurricane Sandy once again demonstrated the devastation that can be caused by water damage. Thankfully, Ulster County NY was largely spared from extreme damage, but extensive rains and heavy winds still wreaked havoc in the Hudson Valley region, and more than a few basements were flooded. Here at Taft Street Realty we feel it couldn't be a more appropriate time to discuss steps you can take to keep your home - namely the basement - high & dry during heavy precipitations. If you're planning on putting you're home on the market remember: dry basements sell … (0 comments)

tips: 4 Popular Ulster County NY Mortgage Brokers & Loan Originators - 11/10/12 09:42 AM
At Taft Street Realty, we know the value of working with a great Mortgage Broker and/or Loan Originator when purchasing a home in Ulster County NY. The majority of home purchases involve some form of financing, so just as you'd take the time to find a qualified real estate agent it is equally as important to seek out a qualified mortgage broker or loan originator. When we were writing our Ulster County NY home buying guide, we realized that buyers ask us all the time who we recommend when they need to look into obtaining a loan in Ulster County NY. … (0 comments)

tips: 6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #1 Hiring The Wrong Agent - 11/07/12 07:42 AM
6 Common Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid In Ulster County NY - #1 Hiring The Wrong Agent
Say you've decided to sell your Ulster County NY home. Perhaps you're relocating for work, upgrading, or downsizing. Whatever your reasons are for selling your home, you probably know that Ulster County NY real estate has changed drastically in recent years. At Taft Street Realty, we've seen firsthand how the old techniques to selling a home no longer deliver the results that sellers need. We've compiled a list of the 6 Common mistakes Ulster County NY sellers make - mistakes that stem from the … (3 comments)

tips: 4 Reasons To Sell Your Ulster County NY Now - 11/06/12 10:50 AM
If you're planning on selling your Ulster County NY home but think you should wait until the winter season has passed, or perhaps until the market improves, you may want to think twice. There are real estate market opportunities happening currently that should not be missed. Taft Street Realty breaks down why right now may be the best time to place your home for sale on the Ulster County NY real estate market.
Buyers Out Now Mean Business - Cold weather tends to drive the Looky-Loos away. Buyers who are scheduling showings during the winter/holiday months are motivated and serious - … (1 comments)

tips: Positioning Your Ulster County NY Home For Market - 5 Seller Tips - 11/04/12 10:41 AM
If you're planning on placing your home on the Ulster County NY real estate market, you'll want to do everything you can in order to help it sell. These days selling a home can be challenging, so why not stack the odds in your favor a bit? Here are 5 seller tips to positioning your Ulster County NY home for market, so that when the perfect buyer does come along, your home will be right there waiting!   1. First impressions are everything! - Get that outside looking fresh and beautiful! We can't stress this enough, maintaining your home's curb appeal … (1 comments)

tips: How To (Potentially) Lower Your Property Taxes: Tips for Hudson Valley Homeowners - 02/13/12 06:45 AM
Homeowners, particularly those in New York State, have been struggling with exceedingly high property taxes. In the midst of a slow recovery, when home values still remain low, property taxes, seemingly immune to the dismal economic climate are high and even rising in some areas. In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders, property taxes rose a whopping 20% from 2005-2009 (with '09 being the most recent data available). During that same time period, home values fell 31%. Homeowners are essentially paying more taxes for an item that has been steadily decreasing in value. Why the disparity? and what can you … (0 comments)

tips: Who Pays the Buyer's Agent in a Real Estate Sale? - 02/03/12 08:36 AM
Are Buyer's Agents Really Free to Home Buyers?
A question I’m commonly asked is are buyer's agents really free to home buyers? The services of a real estate agent, like any quality service, come with certain costs. In real estate, “quality service” is the name of the game, and the value of a great agent often exceeds any monetary fee. The trusted Ulster County real estate advisor is worth every penny, serving as a guide, aid, and resource of every kind. A good agent is a local expert and acts as your trusted real estate advisor. That being said, who is responsible … (2 comments)

tips: How to Sell in Today's Real Estate Market - The Right Marketing, Who to Hire, and Advice on How Much to Pay Them! - 01/13/12 04:37 AM
Earlier, we brought you Selling Your Home in Today's Market: Is Pricing it Right Really That Important? There, we talked about the importance of pricing a home right from the beginning, and why the right price early on will get the seller the most money for the sale in the quickest time, with the least amount of stress.  Today, we will discuss a few other really important parts to the selling process.  Hiring the right agent, marketing online correctly, and providing fair and compelling incentives are critical to selling a home in Ulster County, NY in today’s tough real estate market.
 
- Marketing Online … (0 comments)

tips: Obama Unveils HARP Changes Designed To Help Homeowners - 10/26/11 07:33 AM
In an effort to help out homeowners who find themselves “underwater” (owing more money than their home is worth) President Obama announced changes to the 2009 Home Affordable Refinance Program (commonly known as HARP) The changes, announced 2 days ago, will make many more homeowners eligible to refinance their mortgages and take advantage of the record-low interest rates now being offered. A cheaper mortgage payment every month would provide much needed relief to cash-strapped families who are struggling to make ends meet. Other changes to HARP are designed to streamline the process and eliminate costs to make it as easy as … (2 comments)

tips: How To Buy An Ulster County Home In 5 Phases - Phase #1: Is Now The Time For You? - 08/22/11 05:12 AM
Purchasing a home is a complicated transaction.  It can be simultaneously exciting, overwhelming, and confusing at times.  For many Americans, buying a home is the single largest purchase they will ever make.   An important purchase such as this should be handled with care and consideration.  Professional representation a must.  The following is a general Buyer's Guide geared more towards first-time buyer situations than towards the investor type.  We plan on future blogs aimed at investors, but this series will deal mainly with the various owner-occupied situations.  These 5 natural phases can help you navigate through the process making it easier to find the home that is perfect for you! … (0 comments)

 
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