Real Estate Market on Chamber Breakfast Agenda

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November 03, 2017
Ulster County Board of Realtors President Harris Safier and Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service (MLS) President Tim Sweeney will address the Ulster Chamber’s next Breakfast Meeting, scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Plus in Kingston.

“We’re going to speak about the outlook for the real estate market and what’s gone on over the last couple of years in Ulster County,” Safier said. “Our region has been discovered again and things are hot in the real estate market.

Safier said some New York City residents are being priced out and they’re finding the Mid-Hudson more and more attractive.

“Ulster County and the Mid-Hudson Region have a growing reputation for being a really beautiful place to live with expansive opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle,” Safier said. 
“As a result, because of the proximity to New York City, and the accessibility via transportation, we’re seeing a lot more people who have discovered a lifestyle here that is not only affordable, but superior to what they could have in the suburbs of Manhattan or Manhattan itself.”
One trend Safier will discuss is how many Gothamites once saw Ulster County as a perfect place for a second home. These former “dual residents” are making a major change in their lives.

“We’re seeing an incredible amount of young people who are choosing to make this their primary residence,” he said.
Safier said another trend is that these young people are not coming alone.
“Now we’re seeing their parents,” he said. “Their parents are following them and moving here from places like Chicago and California. They want to be near their grandchildren. That’s definitely a new trend; I’ve been doing this for 40 years and never seen that before.”
Safier said he hopes Chamber members will “see the opportunities they have to make inroads with these new transplants.”

Tickets for the November 14th Chamber Breakfast Meeting can be purchased online at or by calling the Chamber Office (845) 338-5100. Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members when paid in advance; $30 for members at the door and $35 for non-members.
Ward Todd, President/CEO
(845) 338-5100