It's been said that art feeds the creative soul. Imagine the possibilities of displaying powerful pieces of art to complement each room, bringing a sense of intrigue and elegant style to your home – whether its staged or fully lived in.  Jen Dragon helps her clients do just that. Founder of Cross Contemporary Art (CCA), located in Saugerties, NY - Jen started out as an artist and has since moved into representing other visual artists through her gallery, Cross Contemporary Art (CCA).  Along with organizing monthly exhibitions at CCA, Ms. Dragon also leases artwork to corporations, as well as staging art in homes for sale. Her approach to business, is first and foremost, to enhance the careers of the artists she represents and through this priority…

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We are thrilled to announce and welcome, Dorothea Marcus as the newest team member of Halter Associates Realty.

She joins our firm as an associate broker with over twelve years of real estate experience and is well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry. After living in NYC, Paris and East Hampton, NY, Dorothea has made her home in the Hudson Valley for the last 20 years.



She currently resides in Woodstock NY with her adopted Chinese son, is an artist and art collector, jazz lover, an avid swimmer, and a scrabble/crossword demon! Fluent in French, Dorothea belongs to a French-speaking group that meets weekly in Woodstock. 

In her spare time, Dorothea is an active member of the community. She has served as…

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Now is the time to list your home if you are planning on selling this year. Limited inventory continues to drive home prices up, and with the talk of interest rates going up, this is a great market for sellers. Here's a simple list of things you can do to take advantage of a good opportunity to sell.

  1. Selling Price: Give us a call and let us know the details of your house or property. One of our expert agents will stop by and share a free comparative market analysis. We use recent home sales as a guide to determine the best listing and potential selling price that will draw the most buyers and ultimately result in a sale. 
  2. Get ready for Prime time! Your house must have curb appeal. Be sure the entrance to your property and front door are…

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  1. Easy Country Living 
  2. Farm-to-Table Food
  3. Affordable Living (In Style)
  4. Vibrant Music Scene
  5. Inclusive, Diverse Cultures
  6. Year Round Fresh Air
  7. An Artist’s Haven
  8. Compelling Hiking Trails
  9. Caring Communities
  10. Majestic Mountains
  11. Small Towns with Big Personalities
  12. Secluded Swimming Holes
  13. Winter Sports
  14. Organic Living
  15. And of course - Halter Associates Realty (Your Connection to the Best Homes in the Hudson Valley)

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call for a tour of our favorite communities and a show of homes. Wouldn't you love to be part of this scene? 

Lisa Halter
Principal Broker/Owner
Halter Associates Realty

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This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday. But why settle for just one day when Cupid can fling arrows of love over a long weekend rendezvous? Great gift idea! Give your sweetie a card with an invitation to a weekend road trip. For those that live in the area, you probably know the wonderful options that lie before you. For those coming up from the city, we’d like to  suggest a road trip to the Hudson Valley-land of love, beauty, the fresh outdoors, and amazing food! 

ROMANTIC ROAD TRIP: Beacon NY > Kingston NY > Saugerties NY > Woodstock NY


BEACON NY:  After a short drive towards your destination- take a detour to Beacon NY for a delicious late lunch at  The Kitchen Sink - ranked “Best New Restaurant…

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Midnight Blue. Electric Blue. Royal Azure. Blue Steel. Baby Blue; even NYPD Blue. There seems to be an unlimited number of hues to create a cozy vibe for your abode. We call them the “happy” blues. An easy color to work with, blue can be used in any room. Take a look at the gorgeous examples we found for bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms. Blue can bring a sense of tranquility to a hallway, drama to a bathroom, serenity to a bedroom.  Feeling blue? In this case, that’s a good thing! #ColorMeBlue

Modern Blue

Dreaming in Blue

Big Blue

Black Blue

Wispy Blue

Baby Blue

Calm Blue


Lisa Halter
Principal Broker/Owner
Halter Associates Realty

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When you dream of the perfect weekend getaway, what's your ideal home? A secluded place surrounded by trees, a majestic mountain view, a home with the sound of a running stream? The Hudson Valley has so much to offer. Check out five remarkable homes on the market today. Go ahead - imagine what it would be like to hop in your car and in no time, find yourself in the driveway of your dream weekend home! 

1107 State Route 28a, West Hurley, NY / $895K - See full listing HERE

170 Chase Road, Shokan NY / $589K - See full listing HERE

211 Palentown Road, Kerhonkson, NY / $475K - See full listing HERE

3848 Route 212 Lake Hill, Woodstock NY / $399,950 - See full listing HERE

 175 Van Dale Road, Woodstock, NY /…

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