A Jewel on Jewell Street for $169K

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This gingerbread cottage on the west side of Stewart State Forest is jam-packed with sweet features. 

We get it: You want to walk out of my front door and go for a hike or a bike-ride everyday, but you also want to live within a two hours’ drive of NYC. And, you don’t have a lot of money to spend. The good news is, though, you don’t need a big house to make you happy.

In that case, this Orange County property might stop you right in your tracks. The adorable details on the front porch certainly caught our eye, along with its chipper, sky-blue exterior hue…

…and, the space-efficient, 987-square-foot interior feels roomy for its size, with vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and room for both a dining room and a kitchen.

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Includes two bedrooms, plus one fully-remodeled bathroom, and a walk-up attic to provide even more room…

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…but, it’s the new back deck that really won us over, with a screened-in porch large enough to host some memorable outdoor cook-outs, and still enough room to move the party outside…

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…and even more left over for this nifty set of built-in swings. A fenced-in yard also means that kids and pets will stay safe while they play. The property is situated in the hamlet of Maybrook, about a 15-minute drive west from Newburgh, NY. From this location, it’s a short  distance to some Stewart State Forest hiking and biking trails, like Ant Hill Trail.

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Note: Even though the listing price is low, the taxes might be too high for some. They were over $6,000 in 2018,

If you’ve been in the market for a small but comfy home for sale, stick with Upstater all this week for more of our favorite real estate listings!

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Has this gingerbread cottage in the Hudson Valley won you over? Find out more about 102 Jewell Street, Maybrook, NY from J. Philip Real State

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