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Sometimes our own homes are a mystery - what are the parts of a house really? How does that septic system in your backyard actually work? What are the steps you need to take if you fear something has gone wrong with it? Are you considering buying a home and completely confused by the list of "features" you see on every real estate website? What is geothermal heat? What is a gunnite pool? Get the answer to these questions from our "Parts of a House" features. There are some house parts that are unique to Catskills real estate and the northeast. If you're new to the area we hope you'll use us as a resource. Don't see the answer to your burning question? Contact us or comment on a post and we'll get you an answer. Houses are our passion, each and every little part of them.

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5881 Route 28, Phoenicia, NY 12464

This Thanksgiving weekend, let's carve out some time to explore not just the perfect turkey recipe but also the perfect home. A home that will have you feeling grateful to embark on a new life adventure via a new piece of Catskills Real Estate and/or Hudson Valley Real Estate! This month's selection of Upstate homes for sale is varied in style, location, and price point. Looking for a Woodstock cottage? We've got an adorable place that's just a few blocks from everything. There's a Kingston Colonial home for sale that feels colonial, a post and beam barn conversion ski home in Windham that's garnered national attention, and a home for sale in Saugerties Village that has fantastic style. Peruse! And if you have

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380 Old Route 209, Hurley, NY 12443

As the trees in the Catskills and Hudson Valley begin their annual color extravaganza, the Upstate real estate scene is buzzing.  The air is crispy, apple-picking has begun, and we at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty are about to reset our calendar to October, the busiest home shopping month of the year! Fresh listings are coming on the market daily, homes that just may become your getaway, your work from home space, the place you hang your hat.  As the local experts in Upstate Real Estate we're offering ourselves as both guides to the ins-and-outs of buying upstate and as guides to the season. Take a virtual tour of our newest listings below. Whether you're a house-hunting rookie, a seasoned pro who knows all

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151 Schildknecht Road, Hurley, NY 12443

From dome homes and shell houses, to luxury colonials and turn-key homes with unexpected price tags (in a good way!) - it's one of those rare times in real estate that there's something on the market for you, no matter how wildly wonderful your taste. You won't believe the spectacular homes we have for your review this month! If one of the homes for sale below catches your attention, send a message and we'll see it together. 



69 Winnie Road, Mount Tremper, NY 12457

1. Our First Home Is In The Mountains

This is a charming, unique Catskills home set peacefully on a quiet road in Mt Tremper with the Esopus Creek below, that needs to be experienced to fully appreciate. It's the

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799 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY

Spring is listing season for Catskills and Hudson Valley Real Estate. We're thrilled to present these new listings for your review. As the local experts in Upstate NY real estate we can show you any listing in the MLS from Schoharie County to Westchester. Peruse the cabins, victorians, capes and contemporaries below and let's go see one together! 



390 Raycliffe Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498

1. Your Corner Of The Sky

This contemporary home floats above The Hudson Valley - the views are incredible. Beautiful trim and details complement the surroundings - and the decks! Just outside the Village of Woodstock. 

Offered At $1,800,000

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Last week, two of our agents and one of the members of our marketing team sat down with the designer and builder of the Hempcrete houses that are newly available in Stone Ridge, Paul Petrov. Paul is first of all, a ton of fun, second an expert in green building technologies who’s willing to share his deep knowledge and total enthusiasm for the topic, and third a lover of the Hudson Valley landscape and lifestyle. What follows is an edited – by half – version of our talk. Frankly, we could have talked and learned from Paul for twice as long as we did. We’re sharing the portions in which we didn’t veer wildly off-topic – we kept it to building and architecture! Here are all our (and your) questions about building with Hempcrete answered!


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Homes With Gyms For Sale in The Hudson Valley and Catskills


When it comes to keeping a New Year's resolution to exercise, more a home gym may be the key to turning your resolution into your lifestyle. When it comes to buying a home with a home gym in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, let me be your guide...

It’s mid-January...what did you resolve? Studies show that most people make resolutions around health and money. In 2021, 50% of people who made resolutions resolved to exercise more and/or lose weight. The statistics on how many people actually keep their resolution are a little....well, sad! They're a bummer! 8%. 8% of resolvers keep their resolutions through the year. Yeek. Why does this happen?! What's wrong with all of us

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15 Homes Under 400k

Affordable Catskills & Hudson Valley Real Estate

Mainstream American media has caught Upstate New York Real Estate fever! From what you’ve read in publications like The Washington Post and the The Wall Street Journal lately, you may have the impression that anyone with a housing budget of under $500,000 might as well unpack their moving boxes and sit this one out. But, it's not impossible to find a home for sale in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region for under $500,000. While it's true that the speed of the market is significantly faster than it used to be (in the second quarter of 2021 the average days-on-market for properties that sold in Ulster County was down 47% to below 50, in Greene County it was down 24% to just

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Photo by Ariel Camilo Photography

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty Partnership with The Kingston Design Connection

The 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse

This week I chatted with Maryline Damour, the creative inspiration behind the 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse and a partner at Damour Drake, a design and construction company based in the Hudson Valley. We talked about, amongst other things, pulling together the showhouse in the time of COVID, Maryline’s efforts to keep Hudson Valley interior design in front of the media and the exciting 3D Matterport tour created for the Kingston Design Connection by Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s on-staff videographer so anyone can virtually walk through the showhouse online.

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Luxury Real Estate For Sale In The Catskills 

Welcome to Chateau DeVue

The Penthouse In The Catskills


Who doesn’t remember the scene in Pretty Woman where Vivian (Julia Roberts) and Edward (Richard Gere), discuss his penchant for penthouses, despite his great fear of heights? When Vivian asks why he’s rented the penthouse when he’s too afraid to enjoy the view, Edward answers, “Because it’s the best.”



 Welcome to Chateau DeVue, a rapturous mountain retreat set high on the peaks of the beautiful Catskills - it’s “the best”; the ultimate in luxury, with views to match the extravagance of the property.

 Luxury Homes For Sale Upstate NY


Chateau DeVue is the combination of two distinct properties, that together, offer a unique weekend escape. Located in Lexington, which, although not a

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The Perfect Jumping Off Spot

Part of the fun of living in Ulster County is learning about and benefiting from the diverse backgrounds of your neighbors. Some lucky folks you meet have lived here all their lives, some are testing the waters by spending their weekends and holidays here – seeing if Hudson Valley living is for them, and some have come here with a real purpose. The latter was the case with the current owners of 1309 Sawkill Road in Woodstock; they came for the music. 1309 Sawkill is just a few miles down the road from Levon Helm Studios, and they came to play. This family of musicians spent years playing at the legendary Barn as well as taking advantage of every opportunity their home’s location offered up.



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