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Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 with Jessica Mojica

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group

What makes the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains region so great? First, there’s the scenery—pristine forests and creeks set against the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, or America’s first river, the majestic Hudson River to the west. Then there’s the culture—New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C., all accessible within an hour’s drive, with world-class dining, theater, and entertainment options wherever you go in between.

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group

Research local real estate

When you’re searching for a new home, it’s not always easy to know where to start. Luckily, there are real estate agents who specialize in helping homebuyers find exactly what they’re looking for. Ask an agent questions about local schools, property taxes, and more; some even offer assistance with closing costs and repairs. It’s also important to meet face-to-face with potential real estate agents and don’t be afraid to interview them—just like you would when interviewing any professional that will be involved with your biggest investment. The best way to research Hudson Valley Real Estate is online, so log on to the Eleven Real Estate website to get access to thousands of local listings and start your home search process.

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group
Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group – Editorial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Finding a Realtor you can trust

Choosing a Realtor is like picking a doctor. As it turns out, they’re not all good at what they do. But there are plenty of professionals out there who will help you find your dream home, so that’s where we come in. In this market, you have to have an expert at your side during every step of your house-hunting process. You can’t go wrong with any of the agents from Eleven Real Estate!

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group
Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group – Editorial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Ask your Real Estate Agent a lot of questions before buying a property

Buying a property is exciting. You’ve worked hard to save up for it, and now you can finally call yourself a homeowner. But purchasing a home isn’t without its challenges, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the process. So before making an offer on your dream property, make sure you are actually ready for homeownership. If you are looking for more information about buying a home and all the possible pitfalls to avoid, contact Eleven Real Estate today! We have many years of experience helping clients buy and sell homes throughout Upstate New York. We specialize in residential and commercial real estate transactions including single-family homes, condos, townhouses, commercial properties, and vacant land.

What kind of house are you looking for?

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re searching for your dream home. The type of house you’re looking for could be a single-family home, multifamily property, an apartment, or something else entirely. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, we can help find it. There are many different factors to consider before purchasing a new farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group
Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group

Look at Multiple Listings Online

Whether you’re looking to move to a new farmhouse or even just remodel your current home, it’s important to compare several real estate listings and get an idea of what’s out there. Real estate websites like elevennyre.com list hundreds of available houses, apartments, condos, and other properties that can be located throughout New York’s Upstate. When you are on our website, it’s a good idea to narrow down your search terms based on your desired location.

The King of the Hill – Farmhouse for Sale in the Catskill Mountains – Hudson Valley Home for Sale – Photography by ALLUVION MEDIA – Upstate, NY Homes for Sale
Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group – Editorial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Are you looking to move sooner rather than later?

Buyers who need to move quickly may be willing to pay a premium. That could work in your favor if you’re flexible on location. Think of it as an early bird special, with buyers getting bonus cash (and some sellers willing to negotiate) if they’re willing to move fast and close early. If that kind of deal sounds good, start looking at homes right away—you don’t want someone else snatching up that sweet deal before you do!

How many bedrooms do you need?

The first step to buying a home is determining how many bedrooms you need. For a growing family, or one with frequent overnight guests, three- and four-bedroom homes are ideal. But if you’re planning on living alone, or there will only be two of you at home most of the time, you can probably get by with less.

Should you buy a fixer-upper?

The cost of purchasing a fixer-upper can be quite high. If you have an unlimited budget, by all means, go ahead and buy one. However, if you are looking to save some money while getting exactly what you want and not just settling on something because it is cheap, then consider buying a home that needs some work done. There are plenty of fixes that can be made without too much investment so think outside of the box to transform your old farmhouse into your dream country home.

Conclusion

There are many locations in which you can choose to buy a farmhouse, and finding one that best suits your taste is going to take some time. In order to help make your search more effective, there are several questions you should ask yourself before even beginning your search. For example, how large do you want your property? Will it be self-sustaining? How much land do you want? Do you want it close to a city like New York City, or somewhere where access is easier? The process might be overwhelming, so feel free to reach out to one of our agents and we’ll be happy to help!