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Hamptons Real Estate or Catskills Real Estate?

Years ago the Catskills just weren't considered to be as cool and as hip as they are today. A decade ago we didn't have any clients who were weighing the options of a weekend home in the Catskills vs the Hamptons. Now we have clients who are actually choosing to sell their home in the Hamptons and come live the country life with us in Upstate NY. We have more and more of these clients every year!

I'm lucky. I've spent the last 15 years splitting my summers between the Catskills and the Hamptons. I actually feel equally attached to both of the major NYC second home spots. So, I feel pretty qualified to make a fair assessment of the pros and cons of both places. 

We'll start with the deal breakers,

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Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty announced today that their new office at West Main Street in Goshen is officially open. The company has remodeled the space previously occupied by the much-loved ‘Goshen Gourmet’ at 134 West Main Street to accommodate the already growing staff of agents. Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty has 5 other Real Estate offices in the Hudson Valley, in Kingston, New Paltz, Stone Ridge, Woodstock and Windham. The company ranked #1 in Sales in both Ulster and Greene Counties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Joan Lonergan, the Principal Broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty lived in Florida, NY for many years and has remained very connected to the surrounding communities. She formed life-long friendships in

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It's summer. In the summer I want raw moluscs. The end.

No, but seriously. I grew up in Maine and lobsters and clams, steamed and raw, were a part of the whole summer experience. Plus my best friend basically won't go to dinner anywhere he can't get a dozen oysters and a really good martini to start the whole thing off. So, while it's unrealistic to expect there to be a clam shack on every corner in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, I have to know where I can some raw seafood. Luckily most of the Real Estate agents at Coldwell Banker Village Green are foodies. All you need do is ask for a recommendation and you're sure to get a great one, maybe you'll get seven. Here's what I got when I asked everyone where they go for raw fare this time of year.

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I love a small cottage. There's nothing nicer than arriving in the Catskills and dropping your bag in your cozy cottage and heading out to do whatever you've got planned. Why are you so care free? Because your little cottage needs nothing from you! You don't need to attend to the many bedrooms, the sprinkler system, the 3 car garage that needs a good clean-out, the many bluestone terraces that need weeding. In a glance you can take it all in, see all is well, and go about your fun. That's the life! Smart you for buying Catskill Real Estate that gives you the gift of chaos free enjoyment. 

If you'd rather sweet and easy than grand and high-maintenance here are a few cottages for sale right now that could help you live weekend bliss. 

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