When it comes to choosing a second home in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, we understand the indecision: Do you want a vintage stone house originally built in 1770 with its original charm and details still in tact (ceiling beams, stone fireplace, plank floors) but updated with modern conveniences? Or, do you want a second home that focuses on recreation for the family with cross-country ski trails on the 35-acre property, two-bedroom barn with its own yoga studio with bamboo floors and sauna, bluestone patio for outdoor entertaining, and a sand court for playing beach-style volleyball? Good news is, you don’t have to choose, not if you consider this property located near the idyllic Ulster County hamlet of Stone Ridge.
The refurbished stone house includes 2 beds/1.5 baths and 1100 square feet of space, making it a cozy escape. Meanwhile, right next to it sits a 2400 square foot barn-style guest cottage/yoga studio/office/workshop/rumpus room perfect for playing games with the family, working out, or watching movies. Put in a pool, and you’ve got yourself one dreamy, private vacation compound less than two hours from midtown Manhattan.
Like choosing a second home that fits your budget as well as your dreams, finding a mortgage lender for your second home can be tough. While there are a myriad banks to choose from, Ulster Savings Bank recently celebrated its 165th anniversary and has served the community for generations, in spite of nationwide financial ups and downs over the decades. Ulster Savings also maintains a large mortgage servicing portfolio and services most of the loans they provide, over a billion dollars-worth, in fact.
As one of the largest private employers in the area, Ulster Savings is all about giving back by providing jobs to over 300 employees, working with local appraisers and attorneys as well as housing resources like RUPCO, and, since 2001, donating over $8.5 million back to the community. And, Ulster Savings provides other services, too, like tax preparation, homeowners insurance, business loans, investments, and more.
Gain the hometown advantage with Ulster Savings Bank as your second-home mortgage lender. They’ll make you feel right at (second) home.
For more information on mortgages and a billion other services, visit www.ulstersavings.com or call (866) 440-0391.
Ulster Savings Bank is an equal housing lender, NMLS#619306. Member FDIC.
215 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge (Berkshire Hathaway Nutshell Realty)