Buying a House in Dutchess County NY - Do you need Privacy? Part 3

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Buying a House in Dutchess County  NY - Do you need Privacy?  Part 3

One popular request from buyers looking for a house in Dutchess County is for privacy. Finding privacy does not mean you are limited to just certain areas of the County; instead privacy can be found in Southern Dutchess as well as Northern Dutchess.House

Where you decide to get the privacy will depends on what you are trying to achieve. 

  • Do you want the feeling of living in the country with lots of open space?
  • Maybe you want a private older or historic home.  What you need to know is that many of the older homes are close to the road because this was a necessity for the time period in which they were built. Yes, you would just hitch up the horse and buggy.  So, if you desire an older home and have the need for privacy you might have to look in a more rural area, where it is less populated and there is less traffic.
  • Achieving the privacy you need could mean purchasing a large parcel of land.  Most of the time this is really the request.  In some areas of the county the acreage will be more expensive, so here again the privacy you get could be determined by the pocketbook.
  • For some, privacy might be achieved by finding a property with just a few acres and there are many such communities with 3 plus acre zoning.

So, once again, you should do a needs assessment with your real estate agent to determine what privacy really means to you.

Working with an agent who is knowledgeable about Dutchess County will be a necessary factor to achieving your goal.

Below is a list of the towns, cities and villages to be found in Dutchess County.  Click on each one  to find out more information about the area.

If you find a particular area that is of interest, say, for example, Fishkill; type this into location on the search widget below and you will see properties presently available in Fishkill.

 

 

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Amenia               Beekman                    Clinton                    Dover                     East Fishkill

Fishkill                Hyde Park                   LaGrange                Milan                      North East

Pawling              Pine Plains                  Pleasant Valley       Poughkeepsie       Red Hook

Rhinebeck          Stanford                     Union Vale              Wappingers           Washington

          CITIES                                                                                      VILLAGES

 Beacon              Poughkeepsie                                         Fishkill                  Millbook

                                                                                         Millerton                Pawling

                                                                                         Red Hook              Rhinebeck

                                                                                         Tivoli                     Wappingers Fall

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Buying a house in Dutchess County NY - Where will you work?  Part 2

Buying a house in Dutchess County - What you should know -Part 1

 

 

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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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Jennifer, what a great post! And yes, funny thing that people just don't get it that antiques are often close to the road. Good explanation you gave! I feel like a broken record on that subject. Or, why are there no fireplaces in some of these homes built at the turn of the century. Because they were tired of wood and coal mess, furnaces were all the rage!

By the way, I have a client who has a sister in Rhinebeck. Swears the RE market is booming there, care to respond to that?

Aug 19, 2009 04:27 PM #1
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Andrea I took this approach because over the years these have been the types of questions and concerns people have had.

My husband accuses me of answering a question with a question so here goes...could she define booming?

Aug 19, 2009 04:36 PM #2
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I think that a few houses that were on the market by her sold. It is hard to tell, and we all know that it ain't over till the fat lady till the papers are signed. So, I am not sure, LOL.

You are so right, I hear that question over and over again. This series is wonderful, and I love this post.

Aug 19, 2009 05:05 PM #3
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Jennifer - I have found in selling Dutchess that there are some great neighborhoods where people can have the best of both worlds.  Of course, there is usually no way that anybody can have a 3-5 plus acre lot and still be considered within a neighborhood. I guess one must get to the point of drawing the line on their priorities.

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I like your footer, is it the new AR one?

The links to your towns is great too.

Good job on both.

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Jennifer you are right, privacy means different things to diferent people.  For me it is not being so close to my neighbor that we can shake hands through our windows :) :)

Aug 20, 2009 06:20 AM #6
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Jennifer - nicely done.. I like the way you explored just what privacy means to someone and the choices available.

Aug 20, 2009 06:22 AM #7
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Jennifer Excellent points - people decide they want a particular type property and all too frequently overlook everything else such as proximity to a road if 18 wheelers are rolling by   Karen

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Teri Eckholm
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Jennifer--A needs assessment is critical to keep a buyer focused in any market. Working with an agent like yourself would be the best choice a buyer could make!

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That's a lot of yard to mow!

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Andrea I have been seeing many cases of the papers signed and things still coming a part.  Just had it happened due to financing.

Carol -

Getting their priorities right is key to helping your clients find their level of privacy.

You can live in a neighborhood with 3 plus acres, I do, and my neighbors consider it one.

Missy - Thank you I try to provide as much useful information as I can without making the post too long.  This is not AR new footer but more AR members are using the Real Bird program

George I agree with you, that would not work for me either.

Joan - It really does mean different things to different people so as agents we have to dig a bit deeper.

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