Earlier today, we plunged into the Delaware County listings looking for homes listed for less than $200,000 and found a Roxbury village mini-farmhouse. While we were there, we also discovered this potential gem near the village of Hobart in eastern Delaware County. Does it need work? Yes. Could walls of windows on every side of the house with views of the surrounding mountains make the effort worth it? In our book, that’s a solid yes.
From an initial glance at the listing photos, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of work here aside from the unfinished parts of the basement bedrooms and storage room. The flooring appears to be laminate, which we would replace if we could. Plenty of space to spread out in at 2400 square feet. Includes 2 beds/2 baths.
What makes this property a bargain is that it includes over five acres of land bordered by thousands of acres of state-owned land, which means you won’t wake up one morning and find a new development being built right outside of your bedroom window. Property also includes a stream fed by a natural spring. Yearly taxes are listed as less than $4000/year.
Property is close to winter recreation at Plattekill, Hunter, and Windham Mountains. Located less than 3 hours from NYC.