Looking 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!