On August 4, 2005, Laura and I purchased our first house in between New Paltz, Middletown and Newburgh, NY. If you are, or were aware of the market at the time we were looking, you would know that there were pretty slim pickins ’round these parts. Also, the prices were, shall we say, inflated. We looked at a few houses and they were such junk and priced over $200,000. Now, I don’t know about you, but $200,000 is still alot of money in my book.
After looking for a few months and being totally discouraged, the realtor emailed a listing for this cute one story, 1150 sq. ft. cape. (I think). It was built in 2000 and was sitting on 1.2 acres. Cute town, cute road and a cute house. I like cute.
We visited the house and made a low ball offer. The sellers came back with a realistic counter offer and we immediately accepted. Who were we to argue. So here it is. Two photos…one the day we bought it and one about a year later.
Trust me, you will be hearing a lot more about the fun little projects we have completed and are in the midst of completing on this little treasure.