What’s your dream home look like? Is it secluded in the woods with lots of greenery around you, or is it right off a bustling city street, with great restaurants and entertainment nearby? Maybe you’re looking for a fixer-upper that can be turned into the house of your dreams over time, or maybe you have to have an immaculate home straight out of the box.
Searching for a Perfect Farmhouse? Consider Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker at ALLUVION Real Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY – Photography by ALLUVION Media
Thinking about buying a home in Hudson Valley?
If you’re looking for an authentic Hudson Valley experience, you have to do it Upstate. No one can argue with that. If you haven’t been there before, consider spending some time exploring what you could be getting into before pulling out your checkbook. After all, it will probably be your biggest financial commitment yet. If you want to know what things are like in Spring 2022 in Upstate New York, then look no further than here! We did some research on how it’s going up there right now.
Looking for homes for sale in New York State
One of our favorite parts about being homeowners is having an extra place to escape to whenever we need it. There’s something magical about taking a weekend trip away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In New York State, that travel doesn’t have to be very far at all – especially if you head upstate! Whether you want to explore one of New York’s many beautiful state parks or take in some history in one of its many historical towns, Hudson Valley and Catskills real estate has much to offer! Even better? If you already own a home (or several) in New York, your dream house could be just a short drive away!
Specific areas to search
Try searching online in Spring 2022; if you’re more interested in Hudson Valley, try there. If you’d like to be within easy access of New York City, try looking in Upstate New York. You may find that it’s helpful to search specific areas, such as Ulster County or Greene County. If you have any preferences about your new home’s type or size, you can also look at properties of different shapes or styles – from bungalows to traditional homes – although remember that these are just guidelines. Most importantly: stay flexible! Letting go of your idea of the perfect home will increase your chances of actually finding it!
Not sure where to start your search? Contact us!
If you’re new to Upstate, NY, or are just looking to expand your search area, you’ve come to the right place. At ALLUVION Real Estate, our knowledgeable team of real estate agents is well-versed in all things Hudson Valley & Catskills real estate. Just contact us at 845-518-2750 with any questions or requests or log on to thealluvion.com. We’d love to help you find your next home!
Things you should know before buying a Farm House that could be over 100 years old
Keep an eye out for these little details before buying a home. You might not notice them in your search, but you’ll definitely appreciate them later on. It’s Spring 2022, and you’re happily living in your dream house: charmingly small with lots of old-world charm. It’s also almost exactly as it was when it was built 150 years ago, which is why there are several quirks that aren’t so charming. Like no running water upstairs or stairs that lead to nowhere. Before committing to a house like that, be sure to check out these issues first:
Ceilings are too low: If you’re over 6 feet tall or have children who will be sharing bedrooms with other family members, make sure ceilings are at least 8 feet high—and even then they may feel too low after spending time inside of an older home.
There isn’t enough storage space: A lack of storage space can be especially problematic if you plan to do any major renovations or add on new rooms. Make sure closets are large enough to accommodate all of your belongings—including those that haven’t been unpacked yet!
Stairs go nowhere: If you don’t mind climbing up and down several flights of stairs every day, having a staircase that leads from one room to another without going anywhere can actually be quite convenient. However, if it bothers you, plan ahead by building a landing where stairs can split off into two directions.
Doorways are too narrow: Small doorways can make moving furniture difficult—or impossible if your furniture doesn’t fit through them!