Spring is coming and that means lots of renewed interest in Woodstock New York Real Estate. When the weather gets warm, an influx of visitors and second home owners make the trip upstate to enjoy the incredible scenery and festivities. Traditionally, Woodstock has been one of the most popular second home areas in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. It has deservedly received a reputation as a fabulous place for artists, musicians, actors and writers to bask in a laid-back and trendy vibe.
Private homes with views, seclusion and lacking any neighbors in sight are particularly popular. Green and energy efficient homes are also in high demand. In addition, we receive a lot of request for homes with rustic barns or outbuildings. Artists seek out such properties to use these extra structures as studio space. The gorgeous scenery of the Catskill Mountains acts as a moving inspiration for many types of artists that either call Woodstock their home or part-time residence.
We’re gearing up and looking forward to an outstanding spring, summer and fall season. It is still a highly buyer-centric market with a good selection of homes and properties in all price ranges. Mortgage rates are still excellent and sellers seem to have a little more urgency. Homes sales under $350,000 were common last year and we expect that trend to continue in 2011.