Kids back in school? Check. Fall foliage fallen? Check. Holiday season just around the corner? Check. By the time you read this, there may or may not be frost on the ground, but we’re definitely getting there.

All of which means that Old Man Winter is nigh and he’ll be staying for a few bone-chilling months. But, before you go blithely dashing through the snow or rambling down a forest trail,  there are some things both homeowners and renters should consider to keep the cozy going for those frigid winter months ahead.

1. Check the gutters.

Prevent ice dams by cleaning out your gutters, installing gutter guards (if feasible) and making sure the attic floor is properly insulated. The attic itself should be well-ventilated and about 10 degrees…

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Welcome to Paradise.  The quarter-mile drive leads to a sweeping, 64-acre oasis with stunning year-round views of Overlook Mountain. This is what we call a "must-see property" complete with privacy and peaceful surroundings.   

1372 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties, NY | Asking $2,900,000 | See the Full Listing Here
1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,266 Square feet | 64 Acres
Contact: Pieta Williams


This beautiful property was created by Tomas Penning (The Bluestone Master) a pioneering Sculptor in the Woodstock Art Colony beginning in the 1930s.  He continued to add to it over the next 5 decades.  It consists of a majestic spring-fed pond approximately 30 feet deep and 300 feet in length and 90 feet wide.

The Stone Artist Studio is made from the…

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Ready to make a move to the Hudson Valley? Give us a call to see this sweet home in Saugerties NY. 

 

3 Edgewood Drive, Saugerties, NY |  Asking $274,000
3 Beds  |  1.5 Bath  |  1,414 Square feet  |  0.19 Acre
See the full listing HERE
Contact: James Billingsley

Nicely situated in the friendly suburban enclave of Barclay Heights, this 3 bedroom split-level house with a two-car garage is ready for a new owner to call home.  The house features gleaming hardwood floors, central air, and an immaculate solar panel array that keeps electric and heating bills to a minimum. 

The living room has a cathedral ceiling, custom solid maple built-in shelving and storage with matching end tables, and is illuminated by a large picture window.…

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Fannie, Freddie Believe Housing Will Continue to Soar 

The housing market will likely remain hot, even as mortgage rates and home prices continue to rise, say economists at the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who remain bullish on housing’s outlook.

The GSEs predicts continued high levels of homebuyer demand and growth in purchase originations in 2022.

“Despite some obvious headwinds, the housing market remains strong as the economy grows,” Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, says. “Even as mortgage rates are expected to increase, and home prices…

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Study: Property Values Fall 30% From Poor Landscaping

REALTOR Magazine October 18, 2021

A new study aims to put into perspective the impact curb appeal can have in a home sale. An Oct. 13 study by Trees.com shows property values can decrease by up to 30% due to poor landscaping alone. The website surveyed 1,250 real estate professionals for its study.

Seventy-eight percent of real estate professionals say poor landscaping and hardscaping negatively affect a home’s value.

“Landscaping provides potential buyers with a first impression of your home,” Kimo Quance, owner of the Kimo…

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If you love everything about a mid-century-style home, then you will love this 1963 Woodstock home that just hit the market!

33 Park Drive, Woodstock, NY  |   Asking $699,000 | See Full Listing Here
3 Beds  |  2.5 Bath  |  2,055 Square feet  |  0.73 Acre
Contact: Dorothea Marcus

The open plan living room and dining area feature a stately brick fireplace, original beams and a vaulted ceiling.



From the foyer up a few steps is a long hallway that runs above the living area, and leads to a wholly separate wing with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 

Downstairs is a huge amount of space which can be tailored to suit your needs.  

A big bonus to this mid-century gem is the lovingly finished wooden outbuilding in the…

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Form meets function in this one-of-a-kind custom-built gem! And there’s nothing better than being so close to one of the region’s newest recreational attractions, the amazing Ashokan Rail Trail.

41 Old Farm ROAd, Shokan, NY |  Asking $649,000 | See the Full Listing Here
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2005 Square feet | 1.90 Acres
> Contact: Peter Cantine

Enter this home and you are immediately welcomed by two sunrooms. Pella Slimshade windows with between-the-glass blinds and a skylight in the central atrium stairwell supply ample natural light throughout. 

The country galley kitchen has honed bluestone countertops, maple cabinets and a breakfast/dining room nook. And you'll love the primary bedroom on the first floor is en suite with a…

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 If you love Minnewaska State Park Preserve, located in Kerhonkson, NY– imagine being able to live in this cozy hamlet nearby all the park has to offer. Let's make your dream come true! Give us a call to see this stunning custom cape on 12 private acres, located on a sunny rise at the end of a tree-lined private drive. And if you happen to fall in love with the interior of this home, custom furniture and textiles are available for sale separately. Sweet! 

25 Cleveland Drive, Kerhonkson, NY / Asking $725,000
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,440 Square feet | 12.80 Acres
See the Full Listing HERE
Contact: Sheila Wise

Well-appointed and impeccably maintained, this property is a perfect blend of open entertaining space and private areas. Unlock the front door…

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A turnkey year-round retreat in the Town of Rochester (aka the Ker-Hamptons)! Two rentable, tastefully appointed cottages sit on 10+ acres of gently rolling (subdividable) land graced with stone walls, a fire pit, and an open meadow. See the Full Listing HERE

 

540 County Route 6, High Falls, NY |  Asking $729,000 
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,380 Square feet | 10.19 Acres
Contact: Jonathan Hubschman

An in-ground pool and pool house are tucked away under mature pines.  The property also includes several structures that could be used as studio space, workspace, or storage. You decide!

Find the peace and privacy of a pocket estate surrounded by woods and meadows. Perhaps you are looking for the beginning of a family or group compound,…

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The Hudson Valley is hot and with that, you might want to hang your "Open for Business' sign. The timing is right and we have 7 fabulous properties to help you launch your own business, in some cases with Live/Work situations.  Give us a call to see one more! 

KINGSTON NY

135 Smith Avenue Kingston NY | $549K | Contact Brian Cafferty

This is a rare opportunity to own a 1900 square foot Diner/Restaurant with a 1700 square foot, 3 BR--1.5 bath apartment above. Formerly the Villa Carmela Diner, it has off-street parking for approximately 20 cars and is largely still equipped.

104 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY | $3,900,000  | Contact Brian Cafferty

Prime Development Opportunity - In the heart of Kingston, 2.3 acres with 74,414 square feet…

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