Monthly Archives: January 2009

Ulster County Foreclosure Filings are Up

Final tallies of foreclosure filings in Ulster County revealed an increase of 4.7% in 2008 compared to 2007. There were 749 filings compared to 715 in 2007. Compared to the period of 2003-2005, the number of filings were nearly double in Ulster County. There is no doubt that the downturn in the economy is making […]

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Why Kingston NY Is a Great Place to Buy a House

Today I’d like to mention a few good reasons why Kingston New York is a good place to buy a home. With the decline of home prices Kingston New York Real Estate has become a bargain. Prices have come down significantly so buyers are in a good position to get a steal. Kingston is located […]

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Fewer Have Buying Plans in New York

A monthly poll completed by the Siena Research Institute revealed that 2.5% of New Yorkers they queried have plans to purchase a home in December. That is down from 3% last month and down from 4.3% in December of 2007. Plans for major home improvements actually went up to 13.2% from 10.9% in November. It […]

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Ulster County Receives Less Mortgage Tax Revenue

The amount of mortgage tax revenue that Ulster County has received a distributed to municipalities has decreased when one compares April-September 2007 to the same period in 2008. The county distributed about $1 million less from that period in 2008, which represents roughly a 27.5% decrease. The only municipality which received an increase in revenue […]

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