Hudson Valley Houses: Homes of Distinction and Value

The Hudson Valley area, approximately 2 hours from New York City, is popular not only for its scenic beauty, history, and culture, but for home buying as well. In fact, the recent market is making it increasingly possible for more people to own a second home at an affordable price. Although prices vary for Hudson Valley houses, generally the homes closest to New York City are pricier than those farther north.

There are a considerable number of Hudson Valley homes in the region around the $250,000 - $275,000 price range. However the larger properties and those with a grand view will likely yield a price tag closer to $350,000 - $500,000. Country estates and or farmhouses can range from $500,000 to $1,000,000, or more.

It is important to think about your interests as well as price when exploring Hudson Valley houses, because different areas offer different attractions and are more conducive to certain activities and desired lifestyles. For example, the northern part of Ulster County Real Estate may be ideal if you enjoy skiing, as it is nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains and happens to be close to a popular ski center. No matter what your interests, there is certain to be an ideal area of the Hudson Valley for you. If possible, it is best to make short visiting trips to explore which places may be ultimate fit for your new life.

Other things to consider are whether you are purchasing a property exclusively for yourself and/or your family, or if you'll be buying commercial/investment property. If your property will be income property, you may want to consider who will be managing it, especially if you will not be residing in the area. There are several options and management companies available.

Whether you are seeking your dream home or exploring income property options, it's a good idea to connect with a reputable realtor to assist in the process.