Ulster County Real Estate: Second Home Market

Posted by Kim Perry on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 2:12pm.

Ulster County Real EstateLooking for a second home or weekender? My experience with the second home market is this….. Buyers want the house to be manageable, not too small, but not a Mac Mansion either.

In Ulster County, we have many weekenders due to the close proximity of NYC, just a 2.5 hr ride.

What is a second home / weekend buyer looking for? High end, and very charming. They want privacy, cedar shake or clapboard is great, no vinyl siding, a front porch, beautiful hardwood flooring, maybe some kitchen wainscoting, granite, stainless appliances, lots of windows, maybe some exposed brick. A Master Bedroom Suite with a luxurious bath – just a sweet nest to come to on the weekends.

These properties are not hard to find, with prices that vary from $300,000 to probably $900,000 – it all depends on what says “weekend” home to you.

Now is a great time to buy with low interest rates and many incentives on energy efficiency – anything from a new woodstove to new windows carries a tax incentive with them.

If you are looking for a second home, give us a call, you’ll be glad you did!

1 Response to "Ulster County Real Estate: Second Home Market"

Moraira Property wrote: Great post Mary. We sell properties in Moraira in the Costa Blanca. Most of our clients are Brits. Some are relocating to Spain but many buy holiday and weekend homes. Moraira is less than one hour drive from Alicante airport. Alicante is only just over two hours flight from the UK.
A great place to buy and an escape from the dreadful British weather!
Wishing continued success in Ulster County!

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 3:49pm.

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