Village Green Realty: In The News 


Daily Mail & Register Star

Joel Craig, Sharing The Hudson Valley Over The Internet

3/28/2021 - Joel Craig is Hudson Valley Real Estate AND Lifestyle. He's lived in the Hudson Valley his entire life and works tirelessly everyday to share the Hudson Valley to his clients, friends, and neighbors - from cider doughnuts and funky flea markets, to luxurious riverside mansions and picture perfect farmhouses and cottages in the Catskills. 



Daily Mail & Register Star

2021 Is The Year Of Expansion For Regina Tortorella

3/28/2021 - Regina Tortorella is a top performing agent at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty - ranking in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker's 96,000+ agents worldwide. Read the recent interview published in the Daily Mail & Register Star on what it means to be a leader in Upstate NY Real Estate. 



Daily Mail & Register Star

What's Happening In Columbia & Greene County Real Estate?

03/28/21 - It's been a crazy year for everyone, but particularly for Real Estate in the Hudson Valley. In the last quarter alone, median home priced increased over 25% in Columbia County and over 35% in Greene County from the same period in 2019. If you've been thinking about selling but are worried you "missed the market" -- you haven't. 



Daily Mail & Register Star

Homebuyer Tips - How To Be A Successful Buyer In A Competitive Real Estate Market

3/28/2021 - Have you had a conversation about the state of the real estate market lately? Likely you’ve had several (it’s a hot topic) and are aware of the brisk market. With properties coming on the market and receiving multiple offers within days, buyers need to be prepared to be competitive. The Angela Lanuto Team at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty is here to help you make your home buying process a success.



Daily Mail & Register Star

Lisa Jaeger, Successfully Making Real Estate An Extension Of The Mountaintop Lifestlye

3/28/2021 - Lisa Jaeger has been listing and selling Real Estate in the Greater Windham area for nearly 25 years. She’s passionate about Windham’s heritage and natural resources, recreational opportunities, local businesses and sustainable future growth. Read the recent article published in the Daily Mail & Register Star about how the love and comprehensive knowledge she has in the are to be her clients' guide to finding their place in the area.



Must-see Upstate NY home: ‘Fairytale’ lodge in the Catskills built by 1800s railroad baron

By Sunny Hernandez

03/19/21 - featured our unique listing just outside of Woodstock in Big Indian. Built in the heart of the Catskills in 1898 by a railroad executive as a mountain retreat and place to entertain his family and friends; it could be just that - for you. The handcrafted home and surrounding property are a time-warp back to a different era. Listed with Joel Craig, Real Estate Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



Realtor Hot Takes: Hottest Hudson Valley Towns of 2021

By Lisa Ianucci

Spring 2021 - Hudson Valley Real Estate Update! Upstate House Magazine is based in The Hudson Valley, which means they know who the EXPERTS in the Hudson Valley market are. They interviewed longtime Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty Associate Broker, Amy Lonas for her take on the Woodstock market - one of their "Hottest Hudson Valley Towns of 2021."



Photography By Winona Barton Ballentine

Chronogram Feature

Trustee To Utopia

By Mary Angeles Armstrong

3/01/2021 - Chronogram wrote a wonderful profile on the home of one of our Top Producing agents, Laurie Ylvisaker. Even we learned some things about Laurie's deep Woodstock roots we didn't know. Laurie designed her home herself and it is in a word, perfect.

"Laurie Ylvisaker’s 2,000-square-foot farmhouse sits at the top of what she and her neighbors have dubbed Rainbow Hill. Her grandfather, a best-selling author, and her grandmother, a German immigrant, were the first year-round residents of the Maverick Colony of the Arts, invited by colony founder Hervey White. Ylvisaker spent much of her childhood visiting them and 'as a 13-year-old existentialist, I always knew this was where I’d ultimately be,' she explains."



The New York Times Feature

11 Rogers Street, Kingston

By Julie Laskey

2/27/2021 - Readers of The New York Times want to know, "What can you get for $400,000?" Times reporter Julie Laskey looked both far afield and in OUR backyard. She spotted our listing at 11 Rogers Street in Kingston & made it one of her selections, noting its character enhancing quirks and its location in the Rondout district, just 90 minutes from NYC. Listed with Mercedes Ross, Associate R.E. Broker with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



Imby (In My Backyard) Feature

Bidding Wars, Inventory Shortage Define Red Hook 2020 Housing Market

2/9/2021 - Emily Sachar, of imby (in my backayrd), interviewed Guy Barretta, COO and Maarten Reilingh, Associate R.E. Broker of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty on the housing market in 2020. Barretta discusses the Real Estate Market trends in Red Hook, NY: price increases, low inventory, and bidding wars, as well as the rise in "sight unseen" buyer purchases and how we addressed that trend with our 3D virtual touring technology.



HV Mag: Featured Listing

This Ulster County Cabin Has Breathtaking Ashokan Reservoir Views

By Raphael Beretta

2/4/2021 - Hudson Valley Magazine took note of our listing at 125 Stone Road in Hurley. It's a rare Ulster County log cabin with INCREDIBLE views of the Ashokan Reservoir and a great B&B history. "Day-trippers and families on weekend getaways came primarily for its proximity to the majestic Ashokan Reservoir, which sits just one mile away. One step onto the deck reveals a spectrum of sights to see. The wrap-around deck allows for sunrises, sunsets, and everything in-between to be captured in full glory." Listed with Mary McKinney, R.E. Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



Imby (In My Backyard) Feature

Million-Dollar Home: Red Hook Hits A Milestone, Times 10!

By Emily Sachar

2/2/2021 - Maarten "Marty" Reilingh, Associate R.E. Broker at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, spotted an unusual number of million-dollar sales while reviewing the sales data of the area for 2020. Imby interviewed Marty on his findings of not only the dramatic increase in residential housing prices in the Town of Red Hook, but the "auspicous arrival of the million-dollar house sale — 10 of them, to be precise." If you own a luxury home in Red Hook and are interested in the rising home prices in residential and luxury properties in the area, view our market report data here



HV Mag: Featured Listing

104 River Road, Saugerties, NY 12453

By Raphael Beretta

2/1/2021 - Surrounded by graceful, fluent tides, is an upstate masterpiece that boasts iconic river views and exemplary craftsmanship with a stylistic confluence of modernity and relaxed sophistication. A flowing floor plan and walls of glass provide a plethora of natural light and sweeping river views that seamlessly integrate indoor/outdoor living. Set on a stunning landscaped lot with 100 feet of river frontage, a wood and stone pier, boathouse, & private dock. Just minutes from the Saugerties Village shops, dining and entertainment. Hudson Valley Magazine shared our Coldwell Banker Global Luxury riverfront listing in Saugerties NY. Listed with Allison Morelle & Angela Lanuto, Associate R.E. Brokers with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



Three Prestigious Honors

Awarded To CBVGR's Agents By Peers & Consumers In 2020

1/27/2021 - 2020 was a banner year for real estate in the Hudson Valley & Catskills region of Upstate New York and an honor-filled year for Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, Ulster and Greene Counties’ long-time #1 selling real estate brokerage.* First, Coldwell Banker Village Green was selected by Hudson Valley consumers as the best Real Estate Firm in Hudson Valley Magazine’s “The Best of The Hudson Valley” survey. Second, Associate Real Estate Broker Mary Ann Miller was honored as 2020 REALTOR® of the Year by the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®. This week, Associate Real Estate Broker Angela Lanuto was named Columbia Greene Board of REALTORS® 2020 REALTOR® of the Year.





Hudson Valley One

These Women Business Owners Are Paving The Way

By Cloey Callahan

1/23/2021 - The Hudson Valley is filled with extraordinary women & CBVGR's Founder Joan Lonergan is one of them. Hudson Valley One interviewed Joan for their article on remarkable women in Ulster County who are "breaking the glass ceiling" and paving the way for future businesspersons in the Catskills/Hudson Valley.



Creative Spaces

Kingston Design Showhouse

By Marie Doyon

1/21/2021 - Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty was featured in the Chronogram article on 2020's Kingston Design Showhouse, a well-loved event that "[brings] professionals together to collaborate and network... creating a deliciously sensual, immersive experience..." A limited number of people were allowed in this year due to COVID-19, so CBVGR offered to create one of the 3D tours they use to market the properties they sell to the showhouse so that everyone far-and-wide can enjoy the design collaboration as though they were there.



Brownstoner: Featured Listing

This Second Empire Style Country Retreat in Athens Can Be Yours for $749K

By Susan De Vries

1/15/2021 - Brownstoner featured CBVGR's Coldwell Banker Luxury listing in Athens, NY. "With dramatic rooflines and an exuberant mix of architectural details, the Second Empire style had a fair bit of popularity in New York in the latter half of the 19th century, for houses both rural and urban. Here’s one set in the midst of farmland just north of downtown Athens with all the hallmarks of the style." Listed with Aysa Morehead, R.E. Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



3 Hudson Valley Ski Homes

Made For Outdoor Lovers

By Sierra Guardiola

12/29/2020 - Hudson Valley Magazine spoke with Candida Ellis, Principal Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty about the popularity of our local ski towns this year. "Ski homes have become quite the desirable commodity this year as people are eager to continue outdoor activities during the pandemic. And like the rest of the market, inventory for homes near the Hudson Valley’s ski areas in Greene and Ulster Counties is low, but demand is high as more people look to buy a second home in a destination location." Here are three Hudson Valley Ski Homes listed with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.



House Magazine: Mass Influx

By Brian K. Mahoney

Winter 2020 - Joan Lonergan, Principal Broker/Owner speaks on the spike in housing prices in the Catskills & Hudson Valley and how it's affecting sellers, buyers, and renters in the area.


Escape Brooklyn: Featured Listing

Riverfront Modern In Saugerties, NY

11/9/2020 - Escape Brooklyn took note of our Coldwell Banker Global Luxury listing in Saugerties. "A unique lifestyle — that’s what this Hudson River-side home offers. Hudson Valley residents are wont to take the river for granted, in part because so few have easy access to on-the-river adventure. But, just outside the charming Hudson River Village of Saugerties is a home that sits above the river and provides not only the opportunity to gaze out at the majestic course, but the chance to get out on it! Premium riverfront living doesn’t get any better than this."

Listed with Allison Morelle & Angela Lanuto, Associate R.E. Brokers with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. 



Guy Baretta On Gaper

11/9/2020 - Chief Operating Officer Guy Baretta joined Gaper, the technology outsourcing company based in California to discuss how real estate agents are using technology in the time of Covid 19. 




Hudson Valley Real Estate Agents See Rising Interest from NYC Buyers

10/20/2020 - Spectrum News Hudson Valley reached out to us for expertise in order to explore the changes in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate Market due to shifts in NYC homebuyer's lifestyles and work-styles in the time of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Angela Lanuto, Associate Real Estate Broker invited them to ride-along for a showing of our Coldwell Banker Global Luxury property in Salt Point.



Joan Lonergan: Family, Business, Advocacy

By Vincent Nugent, 

10/2020 - Joan Lonergan, founding partner, principal broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, considers herself an eternal optimist. At the time she opened her business, after she had spent only on year in sales, IBM had just closed it's doors in Kingston, laying off nearly 6,000 workers Yet, despite the fact that the area's real estate market was drying up, Joan persisted, as she explained, "It could be said that I had more nerves than brains ... but I decided failure was not an option. My only laser-focused goal was that no other agent could give more personal attention than me."




Radio Interview on WKNY

Candida Ellis & Guy Barretta of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

9/29/20 - Tune in to WKNY September 29th at 9am for a discussion on Upstate Real Estate with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty's Principal Broker/Owner Candida Ellis and C.O.O. Guy Barretta.



Photo Courtesy Of Angus Mordant/for TheWashington Post

Welcome To Woodstock:

Peace, Love... And Urban Exiles Fighting Over Real Estate

By Karen Heller

9/22/2020 - Today's Washington Post article on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Ulster County real estate market and how they might shape our communities in the future quotes our Principal Broker Candida Ellis. She asks a question we know is top of mind for many long-time locals.




What's Happening Inside The Upstate Real Estate Market?

9/22/20 - What's REALLY happening inside the Hudson Valley real estate market? Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty's Principal Broker/Owner, Candida Ellis and C.O.O. Guy Barretta discuss Upstate Real Estate on WRIP 97.9 FM.



Welcoming Guy Baretta

Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

9/14/20 - Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty is proud to announce and welcome Guy Barretta as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Barretta will join partner Principal Brokers Candida Ellis and Joan Lonergan at the helm of the top selling 28 year-old brokerage - a Coldwell Banker affiliate*. Barretta will be responsible for guiding Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s growth.



Kingston Leading U.S. in Rising Home Prices

8/12/20 - Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty's Amy Crossfield, Real Estate Salesperson in Kingston NY and former "Brooklynite" discusses the rising home prices in Kingston, NY.



Celebrity Listing Alert: Luann De Lesseps

6/17/20 - When the Countess Calls, Upstate Real Estate Royalty Answers! We just listed the Hudson River waterfront home of Countess Luann de Lesseps, star of The Real Housewives of New York City. The home’s unique circular architecture, style, and river views is wowing the country. What a pleasure and a privilege to sell!