If your goal is to be closer to the city than Woodstock or Saugerties, there are other country possibilities. High Falls which is near Marbletown is charming. New Paltz is a college town and has a cool village with lots of shops and restaurants, not to mention great hiking.
If you'd like to discuss other possibilities, I'd be happy to give you the 50 Cent tour and give you an idea of the various options available to you. Best, Marcia Weiss, email@example.com,
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Well you could just build a log home pretty easy rather than just going out and buying one. Besides you normally want it on a property somewhere to serve as a vacation cabin. http://www.harrisonloghomes.com... more
We recently sold our house FSBO. We were willing to pay a buyers agent, but the couple that bought our house didn't have one. We sold them a great house at a fair, market-value price, and gave them a credit toward closing costs in lieu of an agents commission. Their inspector brought up two items - one we repaired and the other we provided a receipt for a prior repair. We had the house professionally cleaned for the buyers after we moved out, and gave them an appliance warranty for an problem that was not listed on the disclosure form and the inspector failed to find.
It took us half a year to sell the house. We're building a house and have not yet broken ground, so waiting for a buyer was not a problem for us. Although half a year is not too uncommon in a down housing market, it was not for lack of traffic. We did the flat fee MLS listing and offered to pay a buyer's agent 2.5%. We had showings nearly every week - some potential buyers spent hours and raved about the house, but no offers until the couple that came in without an agent.... more
Kingston is a nice place to live. There is a lot of history there and beautiful old stone houses.
There are some excellent teachers in the schools which means your kids can get a good education.
Higher taxes accomplish this. IBM came in there around 1955 and prices soared. Then they pulled out and the market dropped through the floor. Basically, values ultimately settled down and
became stable again. It's a darn shame when a big corporation does this to a sleepy old town. Generations of the same families still live there. They must like it!... more