You're so close to having the keys to your new home – the excitement is mounting. However, one of the most important tasks before moving in is the final walk-through.

First, remember the walk-through is not an inspection. The home inspection was the buyer's time to uncover issues that needed to be addressed, negotiated and agreed upon before signing the purchase contract. The walk-through is the time to confirm these issues have been addressed and that there aren’t any new surprises (like a rotted wood floor that was hiding under the king-size bed that is no longer there!) It’s a good idea for buyers to bring a checklist prior to the walk-through so nothing is overlooked.

The best time for a walk-through is the day before the closing. If…

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Who doesn't love a good scream on Halloween? Or perhaps you'd prefer a peek into your future with fortune tellers and tarot card readings, or to gaze at beautifully carved pumpkins and scary Halloween costumes? Here's a list of fun, and sometimes terrifying activities to enjoy while hanging out in the Hudson Valley on Halloween weekend. 

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses/ Ulster Park NY

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is a unique, immersive experience with a theme that changes each Halloween season. Part of the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley, this 250-year-old farm incorporates over sixty-five acres of naturally landscaped property including foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more.

Come if you…

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It’s a wrap for yet another successful Woodstock Film Festival and we’re thrilled to acknowledge, longtime Woodstock NY resident Leon Gast, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who directed “When We Were Kings” and served as co-director of “The Grateful Dead Movie,” will receive the Woodstock Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations Leon!


The 17th Woodstock Film Festival ran from Thursday, October 13th through Sunday the 16th and showcased its lineup of films in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties New York. With over 10,000 movie fans you can bet all towns were abuzz with movie talk. 


The festival kicked off with Blind starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. Alec joked…

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Designing with chairs goes beyond adding comfort, color and a place to rest. It's also be about adding that WOW! factor to a room.  Whether the whimsical Ox Chair by Hans Wegner or the classic Le Corbusier Pony Hide Chaise Lounge - you'll find true comfort as you slip into any one of these beautifully designed marvels. Let’s face it, sometimes that perfect chair is even better than a cozy couch, so go ahead, have some design fun as you create your living space. 

Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more design tips and home inspiration. We even have a board dedicated to Designing with Chairs

Lisa Halter
Principal Broker/Owner
Halter Associates Realty

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