Germantown, NY Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
The Hudson Valley Apple Festival in Germantown NY The apple season is here and it is time for the  Hudson Valley Apple Festival in Germantown NY.  Germantown is perfect for such a festival because there are many apple farms in the area.  During the season it is not uncommon to see workers from as far as the Caribbean assisting with the harvest. You might not be aware, but NY State is one of the largest apple producing state, about 29.5 million bushels of apples are produced each year.   Here are some additional apple facts Location of Hudson Valley Apple Festival The location for the Festival is the Palatine Park in  Germantown NY.  There is an admission fee of $5 for those 14 years of age and older.  Time, Date and events September 20th.  Starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 7:15 with firewor...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
I recent read an article which pointed out that Celebrities are discovering the beauty of the upper Hudson Valley region.   One of the town mentioned was Germantown which is located in Columbia County, north of Red Hook and south of the City of Hudson. This video will give you and overview of this small town that was an area settled by the Palatines. You will also see Otto's which was mentioned in the article.   Here are a few of the homes to be found in Germantown.  Germantown has estates right on the banks of the Hudson River, farmhouses and much more.  
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Germantown Real estate Germantown NY located in Columbia County NY is a small rural town. It happens to be a second home destination for many, who love wide open space of county living. You will find small cottages as well as lovely estates overlooking the Hudson River.             - Real estate Activity in Germantown in 2012 During 2012 14 home sold in Germantown 3 less than in 2011.  Median/Average           2011          2012  Average list                    $332,918     $268,757  Average sold                   $292,676   $246,526  Median list                      $239,000    $224,450  Median sold                     $223,000   $192,110  As you can see from the stats in 2011 both average and median prices came in higher that 2012. Below you will find homes for sales in Germantown NY....
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Germantown Variety Store welcomed by residents and visitors It has been five months since Otto Leuschel owner of Otto's Market opened the Germantown Variety Store.  Both Otto's Market and the Germantown Variety Store are great additions to the community, since no longer will full time residents or second home owners have to travel to Hudson or Red Hook for certain basic items. This is an old fashioned kind of store and brings back memories of the old general stores.  I was amazed at the variety of items found in this store. I think Otto covered every category. Yes, the Germantown Variety Store is welcomed by residents and visitors to Germantown. In this case I think photos will tell a better story so here goes:       The Germantown Variety Store is located between the Germantown Telepho...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Senior Housing in Germantown NY Addressing senior housing As the population ages there is more need for senior housing.  In Germantown  a  town in Columbia County NY you can find one such facility.  This is the Palatine Manor.  Housing here is for seniors who are still active and not in need of assisted living. Palatine Manor Palatine Manor is the Germantown Senior housing complex. Built in 2003 and is home to 51 seniors.  The location is ideal since seniors can walk to nearby Otto's market a country grocery, where breakfast, lunch, prepared food to go can be purchased as well as other grocery items.  Across from Otto's is the newly opened Germantown Variety store, where seniors can find stationary,books, makeup and much more. What will you find in the apartments? The apartment at the P...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Can you find the Germantown Telephone Company? My attention was drawn to this brick building because it was covered in ivy except for the windows and door.Come to think of it, the Germantown Telephone Company should be rather easy to find. All you need to do is when you are on main street in Germantown look for that building covered with ivy.   Location: 210 Germantown NY 12526Telephone#518)537-6206   View Larger Map
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
This morning I went by this an orchard in bloom, it is a bit early but I can never resist colors.  The colors were especially appreciate since the day is overcast and down right dreary. The orchard consisted of pink and white blooms, one problem, there could be a frost in the next day which would certainly affected fruit production. All I can do is enjoy the blooms of the moment.    
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Today more and more seniors are going online, mostly to keep up with family spreadout all over the country.  I now speak with seniors who are sharing photos online with their grand children or connecting on Facebook.  Once a senior gets hook there is no going back. So many transaction are now being done online, and I suspect in the near future in some cases we won't have a choice. With that in mind I was please to see that the Germantown Library will be holding a series of talk to help seniors with their home computing, the series is called Techincally Speaking When: March 30th and April 6th Time: 11 AM Contact: 518-537-5800  call to reserve a spot Where: Germantown Library | 50 Palatine Park Road  
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Otto's Market in Germantown New York.   Otto's Market is located in Germantown a Columbia County  town North of Red Hook.  The market is located right in the center of town.   It occupies the space which was once known as the Central Market. How important is Otto's Market to Germantown? Otto's Market is truly a vital part of the community because there are no supermarket in town.  The nearest supermarkets can be found in Red Hook 15 minutes away or in Hudson  about 15 minutes away. Although Otto's occupies a relatively small space you would be amazed at the variety of items available.  I was especially impressed with the amount of specialty items, many not found in the large supermarkets. Besides the grocery items, you can also find organic produce.  And that's not all, at Otto's breakf...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Just Sold 700 Route 10 Germantown NY. This 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet country road.  The large porch will be a place the new owner will sit back and relax , read a book, and enjoy nature. You just never know what  feature will attract a buyer, in this case it was the claw foot tub and the rest of the house met the other needs.    
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Speechless Sunday-The old Grey Barn For  years I have driven by this old grey barn in Columbia County NY but never found the right conditions or time to take a photo. Well, I finally did. A barn like this is a reminder of how important agriculture was to the economy of the region.  It is still important. However, during the boom years of real estate some of the large tracts of farmland in the region became housing subdivisions.  Seeing a barn like this makes me think of what life was like many years ago; hard work, but, with a sense of pride from watching the fields come to life or from experiencing the birth of lambs and calves.   Jennifer Fivelsdal - JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  www.jfivehomes.com  or www.midhudsonhomevalue.com   Flickr | Facebook | ...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Germantown NY celebrates 300 years In October In 1710 settlers from the Palatine region of Germany settled in Columbia County NY in an area then called East Camp and then later renamed Germantown.  Fast forward 300 years; Over the next two weekends Germanton NY will be celebrating this milestone. The first weekend starting Saturday, October 2nd  will feature seminars exploring the history of the Palatines, an artifacts exhibition at the Germantown Library, a play about the Palatines performed by students, featuring two re-published books written about the Palatines as well as oral history presented by descendants of the Palatines. The seminar will include famed historians, geneologists and DNA experts.  The cost of the seminar is $25, or $35 dollar with lunch. The second weekend startin...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
 Change of Venue for the Red Hook NY Library Benefit Planned For April 24th Many in the Red Hook Community participate in activities to support the Red Hook Library.  On April 24th The Scott Bulter Band was to hold a Benefit for the library at Cappucino's in Red Hook but that is no longer possible.  The event is being moved to the Blue Stores Hotel. The Red Hook Library benefit will be held on Saturday April 24th at 7:00 PM. Also there will be a $5.00 cover charge. Come out and support this event, the library has many exciting activities planned but does rely on support from the community.  2215 Route 9, at County Route 31Germantown, NY 12526(518) 537-6518  ~  bluestores@gtel.netv       JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  and www.jfivehomes.com     Flickr | F...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
In Germantown during the month of September there was just 1 sale.  Germantown like Ancram is also an area where many buy second homes.  Located just 10 minutes from Hudson NY a well known antique center.  Being so close to Hudson is also convenient since there is an Amtrak stop.   Property Type  Residential     Area  Germantown    Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum          Days On Market Analysis The Germantown Market Report for September 2009                   Listing Price\Selling Price  Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  and www.jfivehomes.com                  SEARCH FOR A HOME IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Palatine Manor - Senior Housing in Germantown NY As the population ages we are realizing that there will be a greater need for senior housing.  The Palatine Manor is one community that offers housing for seniors in Germantown New York. This facility is for seniors who are able to take care of themselves Palatine Manor was opened in 2003 and has 51 tenants. What is a typical apartment like? At the Palatine Manor a typical apartment has, a kitchen, living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, a hall closet and a larger storage closet. Are there any common areas? Yes, there are common areas at Palatine Manor Laundry room Community room Computer room Many of the seniors get together in the community room to play cards or for other social functions.  Sometimes there are arranged bus trips. How about th...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Germantown is a small town in Southern Columbia County with a population of about 2,020.  Located between Red Hook to the south and Hudson to the north; and just 100 miles from New York City.  You can drive there or take the Amtrak to either the Rhinecliff Station 20 minutes away, or better yet the Hudson station which is just 10 minutes away. It is a popular area for weekenders looking for a private, low-key, country atmosphere with views of the Catskills and Hudson River.  You will probably find some of these residents having coffee at Otto's Market in the center of town. Germantown is also home to Taconic Farms (supplier to medical and scientific research) one of the largest employers in the area.  There are also farm stands as well as opportunities to pick your own fruits, some of t...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
         Germantown is another town located in Southern Columbia and has a population of just over 2000. The town hall is located at:    50 Palatine Park RdGermantown  NY  12526Phone 518-537-6687Fax 518-537-6001gtownny@valstar. One of the largest employer is Taconic farms.  This town also has it's own independent telephone company - Germantown Telephone which  provides phone and internet service.          Location of Germantown Telephone          210 Main St         Germantown, NY 12526         Phone: (518) 537-6255 So how is the Germantown real estate doing? Below is the report covering January to September 13th 2008 ACTIVE LISTINGS 26 PENDING 2 SOLD 5 AVERAGE LISTING PRICE       $488,245.00 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE       $303,000.00 MEDIAN LISTING PRICE         $298,000.00 MEDIAN SELLING...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
  Germantown  NY was first settled by refugees from Rhineland Germany in 1710.  This town can be found in Columbia county and lies between Clermont and Hudson. In the past this was once a big farming community but many of the farms are no longer in operation.   Now  Taconic Farms Facilty  is a major source of employment in the area. Germantown is also a favorite destination for many weekenders and is located just about 100 miles from NY City. Another great feature about Germantown is that it is located along the Hudson River so you will find many wonderful homes on its bank with terrific views of the Catskills mountains. Recently an Indian restaurant opened in the center of town; this too has been a great addition to the local cuisine. Nearby Attraction   Olana   Germantown NY 2007 Real...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
On Saturday night my husband and I drove up to Germantown to try the new Indian restaurant.  The setting was not like the typical Indian restaurant ambiance, it was more casual, which fit right in with the area.  As the sign clearly stated, it was an Indian America restaurant and deli.  I ordered the Shrimp Biryani which was a rice dish skillfully infused with various herbs and spices and I must say it was excellent. The owners Paul and Henrietta D'Souza informed me that the grand opening would be on Monday at which time they would be giving away free meals served buffet style.  I stopped by to see how it was going and based on the comments I overheard everyone thought the food was excellent.  This restaurant will be an asset to the area by introducing a new cuisine and will provide the...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
    Taconic Farms is a large facility in Germantown Columbia County New York.  This is no ordinary farm, don't expect to find cows and rows of corns.  This is a place where serious research specimens are bred; yes rodents for research.  The facility is commonly referred to by the locals as the rat farm. Anyway this is really serious business the research rodents are provided to to researchers all over the world and in one way are another has impacted our lives. Recently it was announced that there would be a big expansion near Albany because of some colloboration with the University of Albany The present operation in Germantown is very important to the community, I am positive it is the largest employer in town.  This was a farming community but many of the farms are no longer in operat...
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