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Recent Home Sales 1. . MLS 41160 Fallsburg Township Cape Cod

3. MLS 44123 Tusten Township Arts & Crafts

2. MLS 44640 Liberty Township Tudor

4 BR /1 BA Acres: 1.0 Sold For: $45,000 School Tax: $1,800 County & Town: $1,825

Built: 1945 Listed By: Taylored Real Estate

5. MLS 43004 Fremont Township Contemporary Log Cabin 2 BR / 2 BA Acres: 11.07 Sold For: $260,000 School Tax: $3,405 Town & County: $3,050

3 BR / 1 BA, two 1/2 Acres: 0.34 Sold For: $89,000 School Tax: $3,787 County & Town: $2,144 /

Village: $2,569 Built: 1940 Listed By: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Peters Realty

6. MLS 43606 Callicoon Township Farmhouse Built: 1995 Listed By: The Sunshine Group Real Estate Corp.

3 BR/ 2 BA Built: 1925 Acres: 18.0 Listed By: McKean Real Sold For: $336,250 Estate, Inc. School Tax: $3,079 Town & County: $4,063

5 BR / 2 ½ BA Acres: 0.53 Sold For: $125,000 School Tax: $1,560 Town & County: $2,240

4. MLS 45604 Neversink Township Ranch Built: 1940 Listed By: Matthew J Freda Real Estate

7. MLS 45645 Tusten Township Custom Log Contemporary 4 BR / 3 BA Acres: 8.51 Sold For: $575,000 School Tax: $5,741 Town & County: $4,936

3 BR / 2 BA Built: 1960 Acres: 5.09 Listed By: Sold For: $180,000 Barbanti Group School Tax: $2,733 Town & County: $2,108

8. MLS 46726 Bethel Township Custom Craft Style Mansion Built: 2006 Listed By: Century 21 Geba Realty

5 BR / 5 ½ BA Acres: 5.16 Sold For: $1,700,000 School Tax: $19,850 Town & County: $17,658

Built: 2003 Listed By: Chapin Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

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Not your typical ranch house. Spacious 3 Bedroom 1.5 bath home with 46 inch wide hallways on 5.10 manicured acres with fruit trees & vegetable garden in Bethel, with an abundance of amenities and upgrades, way too many to list. New roof, New Buterist furnace, radiant heat throughout, New front deck, New kitchen with Bosch Nestled beyond a row of trees dishwasher and stove, granite counters, recessed lighting. Located fifteen on 1.3 manicured acres beauti- minutes from Rt.17 (I-86). Very short ride to Bethel Woods Center for the ful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Cedar Arts and will be less than 30 minute ride to Resorts Worlds Catskills Casino. sided contemporary, stylishly MLS# 46787.....Offered at $269,000 appointed in a lake oriented VILLA ROMA condo!! Second community. Walnut Creek is a floor, fully furnished unit with small development in Lake views. Included in sale is a Huntington with a home ownweek of Villa Roma Time ers association with access Share. 52 week access to Villa and rights to Lake Huntington (with sandy beach, dock and deck) and a 36 Roma amenities. Beautifully acre (mixed wooded and open) common area for all sorts of outdoor activikept, spacious 2 BR, 2 BA. ties. Renovated gourmet kitchen w/tiled floor and granite counter tops, open Cozy All Season Sun Room, Eat living room w/Cathedral ceiling & fireplace. 3 Season vaulted ceiling sun in Kitchen, Master Suite and room w/ overflowing waterfalls into Koi pond with a myriad of birds to enlaundry area. Resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and tertain. Master bedroom suite flooded w/light with many built ins and its jacuzzis, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pools and playground, skiing, tubing, Athletic center own fireplace. Bonus room on upper floor currently an office and part of basement finished game room. Yard w/gardens and enclosed raised bed, veg- with racquet ball, basketball, bowling and volleyball. AND 18 hole PGA Golf course.MLS# 47251.....Offered at $172,900 etable garden. MLS# 46303.....Offered at $349,000

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Picture perfect on 10+ acres with classic three bedroom farmhouse, barn and guest cottage. Enter, through two columns, very private building compound is well set back from the road on about ten manicured acres. Wide plank pine and oak floors, beautiful covered porch and side deck to the pool. 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; post and beam barn is on two levels, lower level being a two car garage. 16 x 40 guest cottage with a sleeping loft above. Oak floors, fully insulated, forced warm air heat, high ceilings and private. Well located in Bethel Township a very short drive to the village of Jeffersonville and to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This most unique property offers the best in country living. MLS# 44874.....Offered at $399,000 Lakefront Home on Lake Muskoday. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, year-round colonial. Over 2,100 square feet of richly finished knotty pine. Great entertaining space, open floor plan, large living room with wood-burning fireplace that flows into the kitchen. First floor bedroom and full bath and 3 additional bedrooms on second floor, including large master suite with stunning elevated views of the lake. Tastefully updated, with many recent upgrades throughout. MLS# 46412..... Offered at $299,000


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Considered the oldest home in Callicoon - built in 1845, this cute house oozes charm. Set back behind a white picket fence, a front poorch welcomes you. Beautiful gardens where you can watch the birdlife flit at the feeders. Wr Writing cottage or studio, as well as a screened-in gazebo to enjoy the outdoors, a woodshed and a a couple outbuildings. Spectacular ancient rock walls and terraces behind the home are a surprising delight. Many original features a wide plank flooring and doors, tongue and such as groove woodwork. Yoou get views of Callicoon from the hoome, close enough to walk to the restaurants, shops, galleries, movie theater, Farmers Market, munity centerr, and the riverr. comm

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A home away from home in Youngsville

fter a long week in the city, this quintessential country farmhouse in Youngsville will awaken your feeling of home and let your problems melt away as you gaze upon the Catskill Mountains. Only two hours away from the George Washington Bridge and nestled on 35 plus acres, this 1850 former dairy farm has all the amenities you will need to unplug and unwind. The sellers have owned this property for 13 years and have enjoyed it as a second home, but “It's time to pass on the stewardship.” You will be greeted by a stone wall as you enter the side patio, where you can sit, read and greet your guest for your summer barbecue as you look unto your raised-bed vegetable garden that is entirely fenced in order to keep the critters out. The patio is surrounded by perennials and raspberry plants, which are ready to be picked and eaten. Stove pavers will greet your feet as you enter the house dubbed the “miracle farm” by the sellers. Many years ago they took a drive along the country roads of Youngsville and fell in love with this house. Soon after, the seller's saw the house listed on a window in New York City, and they knew it was

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Top Left: Front side patio, where you are greeted by stone pavers and a perfect place to read and greet your guest for your summer barbecue. Opposite top right: Take a moment and rest on the hammock while being surrounded by the birds singing their afternoon songs. Above: Two farm house barns with all beam post construction with hand-hewn timber and enough space to hold gatherings. Bottom left: “Miracle Farm” named by the sellers after purchasing the home after seeing it listed in New york City Bottom right: Open living room you are greeted with a fireplace, Below: The timber staircase near the front door that leads up to the loft is decorated with custom wrought iron leaves.

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A home away from home in Youngsville

fter a long week in the city, this quintessential country farmhouse in Youngsville will awaken your feeling of home and let your problems melt away as you gaze upon the Catskill Mountains. Only two hours away from the George Washington Bridge and nestled on 35 plus acres, this 1850 former dairy farm has all the amenities you will need to unplug and unwind. The sellers have owned this property for 13 years and have enjoyed it as a second home, but “It's time to pass on the stewardship.” You will be greeted by a stone wall as you enter the side patio, where you can sit, read and greet your guest for your summer barbecue as you look unto your raised-bed vegetable garden that is entirely fenced in order to keep the critters out. The patio is surrounded by perennials and raspberry plants, which are ready to be picked and eaten. Stove pavers will greet your feet as you enter the house dubbed the “miracle farm” by the sellers. Many years ago they took a drive along the country roads of Youngsville and fell in love with this house. Soon after, the seller's saw the house listed on a window in New York City, and they knew it was

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Top Left: Front side patio, where you are greeted by stone pavers and a perfect place to read and greet your guest for your summer barbecue. Opposite top right: Take a moment and rest on the hammock while being surrounded by the birds singing their afternoon songs. Above: Two farm house barns with all beam post construction with hand-hewn timber and enough space to hold gatherings. Bottom left: “Miracle Farm” named by the sellers after purchasing the home after seeing it listed in New york City Bottom right: Open living room you are greeted with a fireplace, Below: The timber staircase near the front door that leads up to the loft is decorated with custom wrought iron leaves.

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meant to be. Passing the mudroom you enter the spacious kitchen with all original 19th century wood flooring. The kitchen table sits snugged between two large windows ready for a chair to be pulled up and with a late morning breakfast and a crossword puzzle. A beautiful green tile counter surrounds the farmhouse sink giving you enough space to keep all of your kitchen essentials easily within arms reach. A coffee maker, tea kettle, utensils and toaster all within your grasp. The pantry room, which is located off the kitchen, provides plenty of space to store plenty of packaged beverages, food, and dishes on its original 19th century built in cabinets. Off the kitchen, your guest will enjoy a snug bedroom with his or her own private entrance that leads out to the spacious side yard. While you are there you can a take a moment and rest on the hammock while being surrounded by the birds singing their afternoon songs as they come to feast on the feeders that are hung from the healthy mature trees. In the open living room you are greeted with a fireplace, which is not part of the original house, but will surely keep you warm during the late fall and early winter nights. With plenty of room to entertain your guest or just to have family dinner after a long day of visiting the local shops that are minutes away. On the first level, the perfectly situated master bedroom allows for plenty of light to come through the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original window glass planes. The bedroom features a full private en-suite bathroom. The heated steam pipe that comes through the bedroom floor from the part stoned basement will keep you nice and toasty as you wake up and watch the sun rise over the Catskill Mountains. Upstairs you will find a third bedroom that features a full bathroom and claw foot tub. The bedroom offers fantastic views of the Hudson Valley and the many apple, plum, and pear trees that are throughout the property. The front porch has all the makings of a perfect country home where you can overlook the beautiful Catskill Mountains and its valleys. Come out with a book to read or simply just watch the clouds pass by. Watch the deer as they start their early morning breakfast or watch the squirrels and chipmunks as they harvest food for the winter. No farmhouse would be complete without a barn, and this property has two. As you enter the barn, you can feel the history and wisdom of the location. The barns do a bit of modernizing, but the possibilities are endless. It is an all beam post construction with hand-hewn timber and enough space to hold gatherings, weddings or have that studio space you always wanted. This country farmhouse is perfect for the couple or family who want to experience the Catskill in a warm and inviting environment. There are restaurants and art galleries nearby that will allow you to fully experience the country and the culture that exists in the Catskills. The location is perfect for you to stretch your legs and get back to a simpler way of life. For more information and to see this beautiful house yourself please contact Travis Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell at timberlandproperties.com or travis.odell@timberlandproperties.

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HOME FEATURES MLS No.: 46974 Laundry: Dryer, Washer Kitchen: Refrigerator, Stove Fireplace: One Master Bedroom: On 1st level, 15, x 12 Basement: Partial Exterior Features Style: Farmhouse Roof Type: Shingle, Clapboard, Wood Yard/Grounds: Outbuildings, Patio, Porch, Fruit Trees, Mature Trees, Pasture, Vegetable Garden, Wooded Area Lot Size: 35.5 Acres

Opposite page, above left: Open kitchen with beautiful green tile counter surrounds the farmhouse sink. Opposite page, left: This country farmhouse in Youngsville will awaken your feeling of home

Top center: Full private en-suite bathroom with claw footed tub. Right: The front porch a perfect space for you to stretch your legs and get back to a simpler way of life.

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1. Improve lighting One of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of falls is to improve lighting around the home. The National Institutes of Health state that adequate lighting is important at entrances to the home, stairways, hallways, and other frequently traversed areas. Make sure lighting fixtures are using the highest wattage light bulb allowed. Artificial lighting sources become even more vital in fall and autumn, when natural light is less abundant in a home. In addition, install lighting outdoors by the front door, over the garage and where garbage pails are stored to facilitate safe passage. 2. Eliminate slick surfaces

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Improving traction around the house also can minimize falls. Throw rugs and runners can be made more secure with nonslip rubber backings. Bath rugs can reduce slipping on wet surfaces in the bathroom. Also, nonslip mats can be used inside of showers and bathtubs. Use shoe trays to reduce puddling from melting snow or rain runoff in entryways. Mop up spills quickly, and consider the use of matte- or texturedfinished flooring to improve stability underfoot. Promptly remove snow and ice from driveways and walkways. For those who live in cold climates, heated concrete can help melt precipitation before it accumulates.

Stairs should be free of clutter and have sturdy railings.

3. Make needed repairs Repair loose floorboards and pull carpet taut if it has started to stretch out. Address cracks outdoors and ensure that patio stones, bricks and pavers are secure and level to reduce tripping hazards. Fix areas of the landscape where water may pool and freeze, creating potential hazards.

4. Declutter all spaces Remove unnecessary items and furniture from rooms to free up more space to get around. Be sure there are no obstructions in walkways, entryways and near doors. Keep staircases clear at all times.

5. Invest in assistive devices Handrails, grab bars, nonslip stair treads, and many other devices can make homes safer for people of all ages and abilities. Outfit cabinets and closets with organizers that put frequently used items within easy reach. A sturdy step stool can reduce the risk of injury while reaching for items stored on high shelves. Taking measures to reduce the risk of falling around the home is a worthwhile home improvement project.


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his quintessential Jeffersonville, Kohler Built Victorian Home is indicative of everything about the era. Victorian architecture was particularly popular in North America from around 1860 until the early 1900s. Built in 1906, you'll find the traditional attic, peaks, sharp roof profile and elegant, original stained glass to be a reflection of the time period. There are many unique details to this

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East coast Victorian a timeless classic home that you won’t come across often. The house has its own sewing room, a coal stove, original woodwork (including pictured fret work), and so much more. The home was renovated in 1998 to include a new bathroom, a refurbished kitchen, and updated electrical service. You'll find a basketball court and backyard overlooking the Callicoon Creek which runs all the way down to the Delaware River. The house includes a rear deck, a front

sitting porch with a swan neck railing and trex decking to provide just the right touches for comfort and styling. A Fire pit area will keep you and your guests warm as you enjoy the crisp autumn nights this time of year. The front yard includes an apple tree, along with beautiful views of the creek. There’s a stunning and organic feel to the property. Come back to yesteryear this year! The property is located just outside the

Village of Jeffersonville. It’s close enough to the Village to be within walking distance. You’ll have all the benefits that jeffersonville provides without having to pay any of the extra taxes. Owner financing available. Zoned Residential Commercial so you can have business, home, or both. For more information contact: John Kavaller, Agent, Catskill Country Real Estate at (845) 444-3044


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s temperatures drop and thoughts once again turn to lighting fires and sitting down with a good book, it's important to revisit chimney maintenance. Even though chimneys do not require daily upkeep, regular maintenance efforts help chimneys operate safely and pre-

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combines with the blood, reducing the blood's ability to carry oxygen. The Canada Safety Council says that body tissue and cells can't function without oxygen. Chimney fires are another potential byproduct of poor chimney maintenance. The Chimney Safety Institute of America notes that chimneys expel the byproducts of combustion, including smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog, and assorted minerals, which can condense on the inside of the chimney flue. The residue, called creosote, is highly combustible. With the right conditions, a chimney fire can occur. To avoid chimney fires and other risks, take these precautions, courtesy of CSIA, HomeAdvisor and Popular Mechanics.

• Have chimneys inspected annually and properly cleaned by a professional chimney technician. • Make sure tree branches and other

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• Use seasoned hardwoods that have

been split for several months to a year. "Green" wood creates more creosote.

• The top-down method of building a fire produces less smoke. This means using larger pieces of wood on the bottom and the smallest twigs and kindling at the top. The fire will burn from the top and down, igniting the wood beneath as it goes. • Put a cap on the chimney to keep out rain, snow and small animals. • Keep fires small; otherwise, the intense heat may damage bricks and mortar in the chimney. Repair any damage promptly before lighting another fire. • Open the damper and fireplace doors so that air supply flows freely and can vent the smoke promptly, reducing residence time in the flue; otherwise, creosote can form.

• Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout the home and routinely check the batteries. Learn more about chimney maintenance and find a certified chimney sweep at www.csia.org.


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Home in the Country Oct. 2017  

Stay up to date with the latest real estate news from across the county and take a look inside some beautiful homes in our October 2017 edit...

Home in the Country Oct. 2017  

Stay up to date with the latest real estate news from across the county and take a look inside some beautiful homes in our October 2017 edit...

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