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Tue Nov 15, 2016
Kimberly GelvinWilks answered:
Sure ! I have lots to sell as well but looking for a place to write and produce my films. Hubby wants to head back to New Zealand and I need to stay through winter with out kitty, Pebbles from Australia. Interested? let me know. ... more
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Barbara O'Hare answered:
Hi "Vessel" in Saugerties! The best time to sell your house as soon as you need to or want to. I know that sounds simple, but for the most part it is true. One would think that Spring is the best so therefore that is when most folks list their homes - hence more competition. This Spring, however, poses a slightly different scenario. There is a shortage of properties available, so listing this Spring would be a very good move. I would be glad to meet with you and chat about this and other professional pieces of information that can help you in your decisions. Once I meet with you become my client and I have to do everything in your best interest. I do a market analysis of what your house in worth in todays market and a seller net sheet for you as to what amount of $ you would yield at the closing table. Most importantly, we can sit down and discuss whether this is the right time for you or not. Give me a call. I would be glad to help you. Sincerely, Barbara O'Hare ... more
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
The walk score is nonsense!
What is walkable depends on YOUR lifestyle and how much time you want to spend walking!
If you have enough time....every place is walk able.
If you have pre-school children at home, a park with a playground should be part of the calculation and if the home is to be occupied by folks of advanced years the closest CVS may have significant value.
A Walkable Home is best determined by the LIFESTYLE and NEEDs of the occupant.
You should be chatting with a real estate professional who:
#1. Is knowable of the area
#2. Has your lifestyle preferences
#3. Participates in the Walkable Homes program
Walkable Homes participating agents will consider YOUR acceptable walk distance, YOUR acceptable biking distance, and other elements that involve you MONTHLY schedule.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
legaldee answered:
I am looking to buy in Kingston. I cannot afford Woodstock and even if I could I would still choose Kingston. Kingston is a city. It has so many things to do with a diverse population. I live in a very, very safe area. I am looking for a different life. When looking at a city there will always be some more crime then a country town. You have to decide the trade off. I have driven around both and I am choosing Kingston. ... more
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Susan Barnett answered:
MLS makes a huge difference, Anthony. It gets your house not only in front of the 600+ local agents, but it gets it on sites like Trulia and Zillow. It puts your house in storefront window, which is particularly valuable in a town like Woodstock with all the visitors who spend time dreaming of getting their own place in the Catskills.
Pick an agent who will keep in touch with you, regularly update you on what they're doing to market your house, and who will advocate for you when you get an offer - which you will. Price it right and things are selling.
If I can help, please get in touch.

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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Anne Rajs answered:
Let's see, how many ways can this questiion be answered! Yes Linda, the drive from midtown to Woodstock is just about two hours. 105 minutes to the thruway exit in Kingston, as you take Route 28 North to Woodstock, stop at Bistro To Go for a bowl of wonderful homemade soup, gouormet sandwich or take out for dinner. Excellent rest stop, from there Woodstock will be a 15 minute drive and you will be sated and relaxed! ... more
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Maria Gianas answered:
hi maggie,
i might be interested in your home. i am not a broker.
email me at
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Trulia is an agent only platform at this time. You can try other sites like Craigslist, Zillow,, etc.

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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty answered:
Hi Cheryl,
You might check our website to view rental listings in Ulster County. If there's nothing on there that interests you, we also recommend that people looking to rent check the Hudson Valley Times Good luck with your search and please let us know if we can help you further. ... more
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
Rick asked:
11 grogkill road, woodstock/willow, ny . i want to edit and relist on trulia with the premium service. how do i edit the listing. it is marked expired.
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Thu Dec 1, 2011
Harris Safier answered:
If Mr. Azoff is still watching the Woodstock, NY market since the initial question, it is noteworthy that recently many properties in this area, in the higher price ranges, have had substantial asking price reductions.
Not only are real estate markets local in their trends, to see what the market is doing, you want a knowledgable Realtor to go over the details of the recent stats in the specific market segment being considered. What's happening in that market? What's the competition? How many homes got sold in the last six months? How many are likely to get sold in the next year? If one is a seller, it's important right now to have a compelling list price. Buyers are skittish in general. They need to see value. If you are also a buyer, there are no doubt some highly motivated sellers on the market, even if they're not priced compellingly yet. You want a strong, highly knowledgable Realtor, who understands the statistics and can help you establish realistic values. Then you might find the deal of the decade in Woodstock. Sometimes a buyers agent needs to present your value proposition to the seller's agent and the seller on your behalf in order for the seller to grasp today's reality. You want a great agent.
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
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Sun Jul 24, 2011
Sandy Reid answered:
Hi Donna,

It appears you are moving from being a renter to purchasing your own home. That is terrific. I wonder if you have talked to a good mortgage professional to see what you qualify for and most importantly where you will be comfortble in your price point. I can help you with this and every other step of the way. Visit my website and read my thank you's from my clients(who you may call for referrals of me) and feel free to ask for the free Homebuyers Tool Kit. @ You may call me at anytime, as I am always available to my clients, at 845-417-1314. This appears to be a great time to buy a home as rates are quite low and prices on homes are very affordable. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Sandy Reid PS. I work for the best real estate in all of Ulster County- Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty. We are situated right in Woodstock and in West Hurley. ... more
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Fri Jul 15, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Robert,

As Anna already stated, Trulia doesn't accept FSBO listing submissions. However if you choose to work with a flat fee or full service broker or agent in the future, he or she can submit your listing to us via the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Thu Dec 23, 2010
Jack Flash answered:
I love Kermit's answer to this question. "It ain't easy being green!" That's very true, unfortunately. Green technology is too expensive to make it very profitable. Will there be a market? Of course, but I think higher end homes are the most likely candidates. And even among those, you aren't likely to see the investment returned. Yes, there are definitely two types of buyers. Well, maybe even more. But suffice it to say, there are those that give a crap and those who could not care less. Yeah, an educated buyer may get converted. But plainly, people have to care first. We are so programmed to get the "best" deal. It's going to be difficult to educate people out of that.

From an environmental standpoint, I'd encourage it. I'd love to see every new home built with LED lighting wherever possible, automatic ultra low ev blinds, ultra low ev windows, and all sorts of other things to reduce energy usage. And also, older homes remodeled with the same technology. I'm not holding my breath for it though.

I believe part of the problem we face with having cheap green tech is the opposition by large oil and natural gas companies. Anything that would threaten their profitability is likely to have a long road to success. And green technology is a huge threat since they haven't gotten their feet firmly into it yet. So until they figure out a way to get a good foothold in the green market, things probably won't change much at all.

If you're going green in your home building or remodeling, it is something you've got to be prepared to do because it's the good thing to do, not necessarily the profitable thing to do. If enough companies jump on board so we can start seeing cheaper products to help us go there, the profitability will change. But I don't think we'll see lots of houses going that way until it gets much cheaper to build that way.
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Sun Aug 1, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
If I understand your explanation of the property correctly, it is a 3 unit property, but consists of one 2 unit and one single unit. That is where you have the problem. Fannie Mae guidelines require there to be exact comps if it is a property like that which is a-typical. From your comment about not finding comps, that is probably the issue. I have no idea why a credit union, who typically don't even do FHA loans, told you that you cannot have a non-occupant co-borrower. Clearly someone who is your father is a relative, so obviously that is not the issue. The other issue is ownership interest in a property that is only 15 miles away. No matter what you try to say about your reasoning, anyone will give you a problem with that one unless you show from tax returns that you are currently renting out that property.
How much do you have for a down payment? You may be able to get a loan from someplace like Ulster County Savings Bank, if you have enough to put down for their guidelines, and you can get over the hurdle of the other property. Because they generally don't sell to Fannie Mae, they would be more likely to go with an odd property.
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Lisa Halter answered:
Hi Molly,
I'm a broker in Woodstock and would be happy to help. I'm familiar with most of our area properties and know many homeowners. I could make an inquiry on your behalf, as your buyer's agent. Please feel free to get in touch with me and we can talk about the property in question. ~Lisa ... more
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