While looking for residential real estate listings in the Not Quite the Capital District, we stumbled upon a rich vein of inexpensive properties in southern Albany County/northern Greene County. Honestly, we were beginning to question whether we were going to find any five-figure properties not in complete shambles, but they do still exist, as is evidenced by this little four-season cottage just outside of Prattsville in northwestern Greene County. While it could stand some fixing up and is being sold “as-is” (always a tip off that there are some issues to deal with), it includes updates like a newer addition, some windows, and the heating system.
Includes 1050 square feet, two bedrooms, and one full bath. As with lots of older homes (this one dates back to the early 1900s), there are a variety of built-in storage nooks, like the drawers and shelves in the bedroom. Best of all, the property includes two acres of land with lots of gardens and its own stream. Located less than 15 minutes from Windham village, 20 minutes from Hunter Mountain, and 2.5 hours from NYC.
264 Route 4, Ashland (Lisa Jaeger)