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Sooo.... I think it might be time to admit I have a problem. I feel comfortable making this confession because I think it's a problem almost everyone shares with me at the moment. I am just a leeeeettle bit addicted to streaming television. Sigh. Yes, I know, we all have an excuse for our urge to hunker down and watch yet another Adam's Family reboot; for a chunk of time there wasn't all that much else for us to do in our free time (blah, blah, etcetera, etcetera). But I've had my fill of lightly plotted holiday movies and dramas about families who don't like each other - I'm movin' on! I'm going to win The No Netflix Challenge! Haven't heard of it? Not surprising, I just made it up! Here are the rules: 1 - do anything but watch streaming tv 6 days

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There’s a quote that I’ve heard so many times it lives in my mind comfortably and completely rent-free, “a goal without a plan is only a wish.” While New Year resolutions always start with a wish of what we hope will lead to a better life, every life coach will tell you that in order to turn our wishes into realities we need specifics, objectives, a strategy. This year, I have an idea; I know we’re ready! We’re going to make our longing for a healthier and happier life a reality using my simple yet effective plan. It's a plan that involves fur and maybe some drool. The plan? Spend more time with animals!

I know what you’re thinking – Happier with animals? Sure, I’ll buy that – they’re fuzzy and cute. Healthier? Ok, well…how? I’ll save you the

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Let's face it, January can be a bit of a let down if we let it. After the holidays something inside most of us says, "kick back, chill out!" BUT that can make us feel a wee bit bummed out by the end of the month. Instead, let's see January as an opportunity! An opportunity to do it all - see a jazz quartet, go to a ceramics workshop, a leather-working class, and a Dolly Parton western dance party! Check out these wonderful local events and experience something new!



Sunday, January 15th 

Ladies Basketball

Where: West Point, New York

Games at West Point are a whole experience. The campus and the views are beautiful and the cadets at West Point take their sport so seriously they're almost a spectacle of

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From Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

New Homes For Sale In The Catskills & Hudson Valley


New listings for the new year! Upstate cottages, modern ski retreats, log cabins! Here's a small selection of what's available...

26 Thistle Grove, Round Top, NY 12413

Classic Catskills Colonial

Space, comfort, and pristine design. This new construction home checks all of the boxes. P.S. If you spend your winters on the mountain, this home is literally 1 minute from Hunter Mountain. Get it!

Offered At $565,000

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22 Cragswood Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

New Paltz Log Home

This was listed just last week! 10 acres surrounded by dense woods and nature trails; close…
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Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Kingston NY Real Estate office is proud to present the art of Janene Gentile in an exhibition titled Abstraction as part of our "Gallery At Work" series.

Talk Nation Magazine recently called Janene Gentile one of the "most notable Abstract Expressionist American painters to emerge out of New York in this decade."

The Abstract Expressionist artist Janene Gentile was born in New York City and spent her youth in the 70's and 80's in the Bronx.  Early on, her art reflected the era's need for social change and she collaborated in many public projects that sought to improve outcomes for disenfranchised segments of society.  After graduating from Lincoln Center College with a degree in Fine Arts, she went on to earn

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The weather has turned (cold), and while we imagine many of you are considering whether you need a new set of throw pillows to make sure your couch is cozy enough for you to bear it, we, your friendly neighborhood Upstate real estate experts, are going to suggest you stop your West Elm browsing, go outside, and do something different.

We've motivated people to do everything from sledding and snow shoeing to ice sailing on the Hudson. At the inception of this winter season, we want to encourage you to visit one of the many ice skating rinks in the Catskills and Hudson Valley. There's plenty of reasons to go. First, there's something romantic about skating - both watching it and doing it. It's great exercise, and if you bring friends, it's just as

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From Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

New Catskills and Hudson Valley Homes For Sale


We have so many gorgeous new property listings - from Upstate cottages to modern Hudson Valley homes built from green materials that have never been used in the area before. Here's just a small selection of what's available...

379 Milan Hollow Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Rhinebeck Luxury

Set on 77 acres, this contemporary dwell home is the total package - privacy, solitude, and views - everything you need to live, work, and create the Upstate lifestyle you've been obsessing over.  

Offered At $1,999,000

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112 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

Classic Kingston


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Oh, how I love the holiday season. This is when the events and happenings in the Hudson Valley and Catskills Region get both grand and granular. There’s everything from world-class performances to delightful community craft fairs on offer. Here’s a list of events that I think might appeal to you from light shows to ornament making.



Fridays & Saturdays: November 25 through December 18, 2022
Nightly: December 19 through December 23, 2022

Holiday Lights In Bloom At The Orange County Arboretum

Where: Montgomery, NY

Is there anything like meandering through beautiful gardens twinkling with lights? Nope! Admission is open between 5 and 7:30 PM nightly, what a great way to light up the dark night!

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At Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty we're realtors, and as such, we’re basically required to dig home décor – and we do - and DIYs are our favorite type; they’re fun, inexpensive, empowering, and a great departure from our devices. Here are a few of my favorite DIY ideas made with supplies you can find on the ground in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Make one? Send us a pic!

Autumn is for apple-picking, finding the perfect pumpkin at a local patch, hiking through the veils of red, orange, yellow, and sienna… but sometimes it rains – or, in the case of this November – it snows! Whatcha gonna to do? Get crafty, of course! I always feel ready to do a few DIY crafts in the fall – this year, I’ve gathered quite a collection of treasures from my hikes,

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Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s new mortgage partner Brian Scott Cohen of Guaranteed Rate Affinity Mortgage helps buyers find the right mortgage product Upstate and in New York City. He sat down with CEO Guy Barretta last week to discuss rates, the difference between the mortgage markets in New York City and Upstate. and his Upstate roots.



Guy: So, Brian, tell me a little bit about yourself and your history in the mortgage business – this will be shared on Village Green’s website and maybe in some newsletters we send clients who are interested in what’s happening with mortgages.


Brian: Absolutely! I'm from New York, I grew up in Westchester County, I have three kids, a dog and a

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