New Paltz, NY Real Estate News

By sandy reid, period homes, second home market
(Westwood Metes & Bounds)
I had the privilege of being asked to come to do a listing presentation for a beautiful 1820 Le Fevre Farmhouse.  Now I consider it a privilege whenever anyone trusts me with one of the biggest and most expensive and most personal things they own. I especially appreciate it when it has a long history to it.  The wife and husband and I talked about all the aspects of putting their home on the market, we went over my CMA and what they could do to ready the home.  I asked them if I was in competition with many other brokers and this is what made my day.  They said they had one other real estate person over who they knew quite well and they they did not demonstrate an interest in their house like I did.  THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON IN SELLING SOMEONES HOME. This prec...
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By Ulster County
(Ulster County Real Estate)
Comprised of the Town and Village of New Paltz as well as the North and South Ohioville hamlets, New Paltz is the home of the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Originally settled by French Protestants near the Wallkill River, New Paltz’s Huguenot Street is the oldest street in America. This National Historic Landmark has seven stone houses and a fully restored 18th century church all lovingly preserved by the Huguenot Historical Society. New Paltz is indeed a melting pot with diverse communities of Italian, Dutch, German, English and Latino citizens. Mohonk Mountain House, located just outside of town, is a glorious 251-room Victorian resort hotel that was built in 1861. Situated on over 2,000 acres of lush green forest, this popular lakeside attraction includes gardens,...
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By sandy reid, period homes, second home market
(Westwood Metes & Bounds)
  GREED! SELF CENTERED BEHAVIOR! SELF SERVING! Both sides are calling their kettles black.  Want to know what I want to see.  Less talk and more action. I don't want to hear a Republican talking about a democrat and vice versa.  I want them to both take a voluntary pay cut and stop their living high off the hog.  I want the people who took the equity out of their homes and ran down to Florida in the hey day and sold a contract on a condo that wasn't even built for double the money and then took that money and tried to parlay it into some scheme that would return 15% to stop crying and learn to live within their means. These are just examples of what I am sick and tired of hearing.  When everything was jumping and all arrows where going up a number of people made a lot of money and a lot...
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By Brett Young, Ulster County Real Estate, New Paltz Real Estate
(High Ground Realty)
I have returned to the brokerage where I first broke into real estate. It was an easy choice to return to John J. Lease Realtors and I look forward to working with our staff of New Paltz New York real estate agents. Not only are the agents at John J. Lease Realtors experienced and professional, they certainly are good people to work with. It will be great to bring some fresh ideas to the brokerage and contribute to their success.
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By Brett Young, Ulster County Real Estate, New Paltz Real Estate
(High Ground Realty)
New Paltz, New York is ideally located about 90 miles north of New York City and is a prime place to work and play. I’d like to share just a few reasons why it’s great to be a New Paltz Real Estate agent and to live in the area. There are opportunities galore to enjoy the outdoors, eclectic businesses and farm markets. City-dwellers love it because they can travel up the New York State Thruway (I-87) and get off at exit 18 and almost instantly arrive in the Village of New Paltz. Beyond the Village of New Paltz, most visitors head for the Shawangunk Mountains or the ‘Gunks. In the ‘Gunks one can find some of the best rock climbing in the Northeast. The foliage in the fall is amazing in the mid-October timeframe. Lake Minnewaska is a favorite area for visitor and residents to hike, bike ...
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By sandy reid, period homes, second home market
(Westwood Metes & Bounds)
It is the night before the eve of Thanksgiving and I have come home from food shopping, grabbed a bite to eat and as I was reading some emails from various people I had this overwhelming feeling of gratitude come over me.  Now please understand, I , like everyone else, have been affected by the state of our economy.  That said I must go on to tell you how grateful I am to be right where I am.  Gone are the days of doing what I really do not want to do, playing with people I don't like, saying yes when I mean no and vice versa.  I have absolutely wonderful people in my life.  I have and continue to get absolutely GREAT clients!  I love what I do professionally.  I love buying and selling antiques as well as my real estate. I am very grateful to be an American.  I know that being an Ameri...
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By Becky Cook, Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate
(EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY)
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By sandy reid, period homes, second home market
(Westwood Metes & Bounds)
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By Glenn Fitzgerald, Ulster County NY Homes For Sale and Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North)
New Paltz NY Real Estate Market Report 10/7/08 Town of New Paltz NY Single Family Home / Condo & Townhouse Real Estate Market Report for the period of July 1 thru October 7, 2008: Total New Paltz NY Single Family Homes, Condo & Townhouses available on the market 84 Price Range $125,500-$2,900,000 Total New Paltz NY New Listings during the period 61 Price Range $164,900-$1,750,000 Total New Paltz NY Pending Sales 20 Total New Paltz NY Sold Listings during the period 22 Price Range $150,000-$1,350,000 Sold Price    Address    City    State    Zip    Closing Date $150,000.00    9-5  HUGUENOT STREET    NEW  PALTZ    NY    12561    9/17/2008 $169,000.00    650  N Ohioville Rd    New Paltz    NY    12561    8/1/2008 $230,000.00    219  S Ohioville Road    New Paltz    NY    12561    9/30/2008...
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By Becky Cook, Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate
(EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY)
Where can you sample pizza, sushi, and lamb chops all in one place? This Sunday at Taste of New Paltz. The 18th annual celebration is being held from 11am-5pm at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. You can sample food from 30 area restaurants as well as wineries, breweries and farms. Admission is $5 for people 12 and over- and each sample is $2 or $3. Last year, I tried a mini pulled pork sandwich from Biggies Barbecue, the short ribs from Mohonk Mountain House, and cheesecake from The Bakery. I also brought home a caramel apple, a gallon of fresh cider and a pint of concord grapes for my family. We were not disappointed. Once you've tried the best food our area has to offer, come see me. From new construction to antique homes and from large estates to small cottages, Ulster County has it al...
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
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 in advance ar at the event. For great food and great fun come to the Taste of New Paltz   The Fairgrounds are located on Libertyville Road - Just west of the town on New Paltz   Barbara Carter and Becky Cook Mother Daughter Team Realtors Exit Realty Servic...
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
    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 Class ... Type ... Area MLS # Address Original Price Sold Price Original Price % DOM RESIDENTIAL         Single Family                           NEW PALTZ   20082056 Lot 13  Lent Farm $499,000 $462,000 93% 117   20082589 700  OLD POST ROAD $259,900 $265,000 102% 85   20083468 8  OUTLOOK FARM DRIVE $479,000 $470,000 98% 49   20083650 5  Burleigh Road $279,900 $270,000 96% 49   Current market active listings are:   Current Market Analysis     StatusClassTypeAreaNo. of ListingsDollar Vol...
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
Real estate in a small college has a unique market that is becoming more popular. Parents and students who are facing four or more years of housing costs are considering purchasing property to be used as housing. From condominiums to multifamily unit's the trend is catching on. Newsweek in it's Kaplan College guide recently named the State University of New York at New Paltz one of the 25 Hottest Universities. New Paltz was named Hottest Small State School. 90 minutes from New York City, the rural campus has 6,400 undergrads. The small New Paltz is growing in size and popularity. The school recently opened a 57,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center with an indoor track. To learn more about SUNY New Paltz go to http://www.newpaltz.edu/ If you are in need of student off campus hous...
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By Becky Cook, Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate
(EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY)
It's one of the busiest times of the year. College students are back in town, and the tourists will visiting for Labor Day weekend- but one of New Paltz's most popular restaurants won't be open. P&G's is closed after a fire broke out in the kitchen on Friday night. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, a grease fire started on a stove and quickly spread to the walls. The kitchen was destroyed and needs to be completely renovated. The bar and dining areas okay. The bar maybe open for the weekend, but it will take at least another week before the kitchen is back up and running.  Barbara Carter and Becky Cook Mother/Daughter Team Real Estate Two Together For You ExiT Realty Services 10 Main Street Suite 424 New Paltz, NY 12561 Barbara (845) 505-3160 Becky (845) 853-4210 Office (845) 255-H...
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By Becky Cook, Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate
(EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY)
In the mood for some barbecue? How about some award winning barbecue? Well, head on over to the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz this weekend. The Highland Rotary Club is hosting the 4th Annual Ribfest this weekend. This year's festival will include more competing teams, more vendors and more activities for the kids. Your $5 admission includes parking, live bands, and entry to contest village and the judging room. Children under the age of 12 get in free. Ribfest runs Friday from 5-10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-10pm. Barbara Carter and Becky Cook Mother/Daughter Team Real Estate Two Together For You ExiT Realty Services 10 Main Street Suite 424 New Paltz, NY 12561 Barbara (845) 505-3160 Becky (845) 853-4210 Office (845) 255-HOME On the web: www.UlsterNYHomes.com      e-ma...
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
The beautiful scenery along the country roads in and around New Paltz is ready for your veiwing. The bold Shawangunk Ridge sits beyond the town. Ride along Sunflower lined Route 44/55. Enjoy the back roads and views of the area farms. Road side fresh produce stands and local farmers markets abound selling the days harvest. The panoramic view from the Shawangunk Ridge looks over the town. For a scenic day explore New Paltz this summer. The New Paltz area Mother Nature at her finest.
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
When in Ulster County stop by the Perrines Bridge: Perrines Bridge which is still standing, was built in 1844 and restored in 1993. It is built across the Walkill River in Rifton, just outside New Paltz. It is the oldest surviving covered bridge of its design in New York State. Built by Benjamin West the one lane bridge is a Burr Arch Bridge 154' long and 19.1' wide The bridge is located on Route 213. There are picnic tables in the area for your convenience. The Wallkill River is easily accessed for fishing and your viewing pleasure.  
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
      The current Real Estate Market in New Paltz NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Active Listings                            Average Price                  Days On The Market                                          63                          300,689                                     115   1 Family Acess Apt                       4                            389,750                                     209 Condominium                              9                            174,167                                    69 Single Family                              42                           31...
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By Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle
(Century 21 Alliance Realty Group)
July 16,2008 New Paltz NY Housing Market- StatusClassTypeAreaNo. of ListingsDollar VolumeAverage PriceMedian PriceAverage DOM                                     Active Listings 92 $40,757,479 $443,016 $332,450 121                   ACTIVE                   RESIDENTIAL                   1Family+Access Apt                   NEW PALTZ 7 $5,043,900 $720,557 $450,000 223       Sub Total 7 $5,043,900 $720,557 $450,000 223     Condominium                   NEW PALTZ 11 $1,849,300 $168,118 $161,000 73       Sub Total 11 $1,849,300 $168,118 $161,000 73     Single Family                   NEW PALTZ 57 $26,771,979 $469,684 $375,000 121       Sub Total 57 $26,771,979 $469,684 $375,000 121     Mobile Home                   NEW PALTZ 1 $450,000 $450,000 $450,000 392       Sub Total 1 $450,000 $450,0...
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