Here a house, there a house, everywhere a house-house, but which one is “The” house? Purchasers can sometime agonize over finding just the right place to call home. And try as they may, they can’t always express exactly what it is that they need in a home in order to sign their name on the dotted line, pack up the moving van and ultimately hang up the “Home Sweet Home” sign. If a buyer chooses the right agent, hopefully he or she will listen carefully enough to help them zone in on just the right place.
As a buyer, knowing what you like or even what you don’t like will help that agent enormously. We know it’s not just about the square footage or location, but it’s often about the style. The style of a house can give you the “feeling” you’re looking for. Ulster County is so diverse that styles range from historic old stone houses to dramatic contemporaries and locations vary from forested mountaintops with stunning views to quaint villages, open farmlands, historic city streets and tree-lined suburban neighborhoods.
With all the variety Ulster County offers, homes are certainly not considered “Cookie Cutter”. So when working with your Realtor, knowing your “style” may help narrow the field. Is it a Craftsman style Bungalow you like or is it a Cape Cod? Start by asking a lot of questions, then visit different styles of homes to narrow it down to your personal favorite. Hopefully, then you’ll know the answer when your agent asks “So, what style are you looking for?” Is it an…..old stone house, a Victorian, a Farmhouse, a Colonial, Ranch, Raised Ranch, Split Level, Tudor, Cape Cod, Bungalow, Contemporary, Chalet.... get the point!