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Greene County New York including Windham, Hunter, and Jewett is having an amazing year so far. At this point in 2016 the number of properties sold is up 22% and the total sales volume is up 25%. Greene County has traditionally been considered a winter destination but with more year round events and the areas ski centers incorporating year-round adventure experiences it is growing.
The first quarter of 2016 has come and gone. We always get asked "How's the Real Estate Market?". Well, here are some of the most important statistics through today (May 16, 2016).
Sales are up by 6% over the same period in 2015.
Volume is likewise up by 4% over the same period last year.
The areas with the largest growth in number of sales since the beginning of the year are:
The average days on the market was…
Way, way Upstate? Well...yes and no. There's the Rochester in Monroe County on Lake Ontario, and then there's the other Rochester, the Rochester in Ulster County. It's better known by the names of two of its hamlets, Accord and Kerhonkson. But it's not as well known as it deserves to be!
Rochester is a collection of hamlets, the 2 largest being Kerhonkson and Accord. The town itself was founded in 1703 and has grown to a population of over 7,500 people. It boasts some of the most gorgeous and challenging hiking and mountain biking trails in the country located in the beautiful Shawangunk mountains. The towns hamlets boast everything from independent bookshops to…
Kingston real estate is hot. Since the beginning of the year, 60 homes have sold in Kingston, an 8% increase over the same period in 2015. This adorable Uptown cape is sure to be next hot commodity on the market!
As you drive by 20 Irving Place in Kingston you might get the impression that it is “sweet”, or that it is neat, tidy, and well-kept; the brick construction definitely makes a positive impression with its easy maintenance and great style. These are all true! You might also get the impression that it’s a bit small. This time though, you’ve got the wrong end of the stick! If you were to walk around this cutie, you would find your first impression turned on its head. Plus, you’d find so many…
There’s a little secret we Upstate NY Real Estate Agents keep. But today I’m in the mood to let the cat out of the bag. Get ready….it’s coming….here it is. We have a shortage. A shortage of year-round luxury rentals.
Much of the time this isn’t a huge problem – we have plenty of short term luxury rentals for the summer, ski rentals for the winter, plenty of nice mid-range homes for year round rental. But as the Catskills and Hudson Valley become an alternative escape for the Hamptons (read my highly controversial Catskills vs. The Hamptons post) the demand for luxury rentals that offer…