Online Resources

To make smart decisions, real estate buyers and real estate sellers need lots of information. They need to know about local taxes and ordinances that may affect their property. They may want to know who the neighbors are and where are the nearest big roads, shopping, or recreational facilities. Buyers and sellers need to know geographical details such as property boundaries and the location of wetlands and floodplains. Many of the answers to these questions can be found on the Internet, and this page will guide you to them.

Municipal Property Databases

These databases are worth browsing to see all the information that they contain: property owners, their mail addresses, property outlines, geographic features, wetlands, assessor’s data and most recent assessments, more — not only for the property you may be buying, but also the neighbors!

Dutchess County Parcel Access

Ulster County Parcel Viewer

Columbia County Parcel Data

HouseLogic

Prepared by the National Association of Realtors, HouseLogic pulls together articles about home ownership, buying and selling, remodeling, repairing, and maintaining — all with an eye toward increasing or maintaining a home’s value. House Logic is a great source of design and improvement ideas. Clicking anywhere on the widget brings you to the HouseLogic website. There are hundreds of articles there; the four articles that appear below are just a sample. Try it! (If the widget doesn’t display below in your browser, just click on over directly to HouseLogic.com.)

 

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