Halter Associates Realty Real Estate Blog

Today we get The Real Deal with Jason Jones of Ingrained Building Concepts. Having started out as an architectural student, Jason realized not only is great design a foundation for a successful project but understanding what goes into making that design a reality is equally important. He always takes the time to listen and guide clients through the decision-making process and applies proven best practices to every phase of a job. His goal is to provide a professional experience throughout the entire process from concept to completion.

Lisa Halter: What was your very first project?

Jason Jones: The first job as my own company was a mudroom for a client who trained dogs for a living. The mudroom was truly essential to corral her current dogs and

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Good food and rockin' music have never been at a loss in Woodstock, especially on a Sunday. In the center of town, on the Village Green, every Sunday at 4 PM you'll hear the rhythmic sounds of the Woodstock Drumming Circle. Meander over and take in the colorful scene. If you're so inclined, pick up a drum or get up and dance - that's the spirit of this town! After you experience that burst of freedom - you'll be famished. No worries - we've got you covered. Below you'll find four fab places for a quick bite as you tap your foot to the lingering echoes of one of our favorite community events. #FeelTheRhytymOfTheBeat

Woodstock NY Drumming Circle

Check out these YouTube Videos to really feel the action! 

And Now - Places to

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See Full Listing HERE: 551 Mink Hollow Road, Woodstock NY / $899K

Just listed! An enchanting colonial home rich in history, privately sited on Mink Hollow Road - one of Woodstock's most scenic dead-end roads. This gracious compound consists of four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house, a pool house with full bath, and a heated saline in-ground gunite pool, and a hot tub with outdoor shower. 

Perched up on a hill deep in the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by trees and mountain views, below the hill is a stream easily accessed by stone steps.

The first level starts with a gracious hallway that leads to the grand living room with beamed and vaulted ceilings, a custom river stone fireplace, and tall French doors leading to the

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We love our job. Nothing gives us more pleasure than knowing we helped make someone's home dreams come true... except this. When our clientele and friends welcome a pet into their home, especially a rescue, our hearts glow with love. If you live in the Hudson Valley or are about to move here, there's nothing better than sharing your home and your life with a furry friend. Every day is filled with cuteness, companionship, and love. Here are some photos from our Pinterest Board: Our Furry Friends. 

If you're looking to adopt an adorable pet - visit Ulster County SPCA and get ready to meet your new BFF!

A Dog Day Afternoon in the Hudson Valley: 

You'll experience years of amusement with a dash of mischief:

Adopt a Pet! Call or

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Own a piece of Woodstock history in this spacious, charming 1917 Farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This home has the best of both worlds - with an easy walk to town but perfectly private, on 2.4 landscaped acres with gardens and a pond. Rumor has it this was an old speakeasy during prohibition. If these walls could talk!

Click HERE for the full listing: 102 Ratterman Road, Woodstock Road / $649K

The dramatic great room features a beamed cathedral ceiling and bluestone fireplace, stepping up to a spacious dining room and French doors leading to the romantic screened-in porch.

The huge open gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, and a large island. The kitchen leads out to the cedar deck and gardens with

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There are stunning Victorian homes on the market right now! From elegant Victorian estates to reimagined Victorian homes with a modern twist to traditional vintage manors, there's a wide range of choices for fans of the Victorian style and old house charm. A few of the homes featured below are set up and run as B&B’s so if you're looking for a business venture, let's talk! 

46 Livingston Street, Rhinebeck NY / $1,795,000 -  Click Here for Full Listing  

The John O'Brien Residence, a Second Empire Victorian built in 1875, is one of the village's most well-known landmark homes. Soaring three stories up, the home is distinctive with its straight mansard roofs, ornate hood above the front entrance and 2-dimensional carving and anthemion-leaf

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I'm sure you’ve heard it before – Kingston NY is going through a bit of a revival, abuzz with a fresh energy, creativity, and an inspiring entrepreneurial spirit. There are festivals and flea markets, farm-fresh foods and artisanal delights. Great music and intriguing art. Tech meetups, and so much more. It seems every day a new store opens, a building is undergoing renovation, and people are moving in. With so much going on, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Here's a list of some of our favorite haunts to get you and your friends through your dining experience in Kingston.

OUTDATED CAFE /  314 Wall Street

For a delicious breakfast or a casual lunch, Outdated Café is a great choice. It’s a vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast and lunch,

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In NYC, $22 million dollars gets you a beautifully renovated one-family townhouse in the West Village which makes living in NY a special experience indeed. In the Hudson Valley take a look what you get! NYC townhouse - or Red Hook Manor? You decide.

Atalanta Estate, Red Hook NY / $22 Million - See Full Listing Here


One of the most important estates in the Hudson River Valley, in an incomparable setting with over 289 breathtaking acres and dramatic vistas of the Hudson River, this 16,000 square foot Georgian manor features a level of museum-quality details and luxury amenities rarely attained. Steeped in a storybook provenance, it was originally built in 1851 as the home for Franklin Hughes Delano and his wife, Laura Astor Delano on land

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What does $22 - $28 million get you in the Hudson Valley? Unrivaled splendor, a property with a name and a fascinating history. Luxury real estate in the Hudson Valley is like no other, with stunning homes and grand entrances, majestic mountains and Hudson River views, and perfectly landscaped properties with horse stables, pools and ponds. Let's face it, you’ll never want to leave the luxurious comforts of your magnificent manor. Take a look at three perfect examples:  

Lightning Tree Farm in Millbrook, NY/ $28,500,000 - See Full Listing Here

Built in 1850, Lightning Tree Farm reigns as the dominant estate in the midst of Millbrook hunt country. A property of sophistication and grandeur, it is more than a home...it is a lifestyle statement. A

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It’s 6 am: the bedroom lights automatically turn on, you smell the enticing aroma of coffee brewing, the thermostat kicks in - the AC starts, and your favorite Radiohead song welcomes you to the day. Good morning! Welcome to life in a smart home. It's pretty easy to set up: all you need are the right gadgets. Here’s a list of five products to make life a little sweeter (and easier). 

So here’s how it works. First, you'll need a Smart Hub. 

Your smart home needs a command central, or a brain, that wirelessly connects with an assortment of smart devices and makes them all work together. Think Samsung’s SmartThings, AmazonEcho, Wink Hub. The smart hub is typically a small box that sits near your internet router and requires an ethernet cable to

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