Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Those magic words

Pardon me while I fall over into a dead faint.
My husband just told me he LIKED one of the homes I have listed on here and he wants me to get more info on the home.
(sniffing smelling salts)

He of course knows that he must be very careful when showing even the slightest bit of interest in one of these amazing homes.
Crazy people like me can smell interest like a shark sniffing blood in the water.

He has made the mistake of saying
"Wow! That's a great house"
 or even worse the drool inducing
 "I really like that one!"

He knows that once these words have fallen from his lips, my heart begins to race and I go into hyperdrive crazy lady on a misson mode.

He has seen me at the height of my house lust frenzy where I'm sending him about 50 emails a day with ideas and selling points and details and prices and school reports.

My husband is a very patient man when it comes to my crazy home obsession.

So today he apparently sent me an email telling me he liked one of the homes I just put up, but not only did he send me an email. HE FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A PHONE CALL!!!

He knows that to do this will cause this sort of a reaction in me:

and that he must be very very sure that he's willing to go through all the pestering that he knows he's in for.
To be a little kinder to my poor sweetie, I'm going to put all the info here, in one place so he's not chewing on a vein wishing me dead at the end of all of this.

Here we go:

Here is the blog with the home and the info:
A map of the area:

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First thing I notice that I also saw in the photos. Our very cute backyard butts right up to a cemetery.  Since I'm all about the Macabre the first thing I think is that this will make some KICK ASS Halloween parties and when the Zombie Apocalypse comes we can go to the roof and pick them off as they rise from their graves.
Down side to this is that my backyard parties (Minus the Halloween ones) will be overlooking dead folks.
Going to have to do some quick research on this cemetary and find out how old it is...that would either bump up or drop the coolness factor.

Tax info on the property. I cannot imagine this is correct but if it is....
The info I found is that in 2011 the property taxes were $2,219

Mount Bethel is a populated place located in Northampton County at latitude 40.905 and longitude -75.112 (Panoramio Photos). The elevation is 525 feet.
Nearby Cities, Towns & Census Designated PlacesMount Bethel, PA (< 0.1 mile)
Portland, PA (1.4 miles NNE)
Columbia, NJ (1.9 miles NNE)
Warrington, NJ (2.4 miles NE)
Stier, PA (2.4 miles WSW)
 Five Points, PA (2.4 miles WSW)
Slateford, PA (2.7 miles N)
Stone Church, PA (2.7 miles SSW)
Delaware, NJ (2.7 miles ESE)
Ramseysburg, NJ (3.1 miles ESE)

Nearby Neighborhoods, Subdivisions & Other Small Populated PlacesHill Yard, PA (< 0.1 mile)
Marshfield Station, PA (1.4 miles E)
Hartzells Ferry, PA (3.9 miles SSE)
Pahaquarry, NJ (5.6 miles N)
Uttsville, PA (5.8 miles WSW)
 New Village, PA (5.8 miles WSW)
Frutchey, PA (10.3 miles N)
Wigwam Lake Estates, PA (10.6 miles NW)
Coolbaugh, PA (11.1 miles NNE)
Jackson, PA (11.2 miles WNW)

18343 Zip Code Detailed Profile

Household type by relationship:
Households: 3,471
In family households: 3,034 (816 male householders, 181 female householders)
893 spouses, 984 children (901 natural, 30 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 30 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 437 (124 male householders (92 living alone)), 252 female householders (225 living alone)), 61 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 17 (0 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 429 2-persons, 241 3-persons, 209 4-persons, 83 5-persons, 35 6-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 317 1-person, 59 2-persons.
668 married couples with children.
104 single-parent households (37 men, 67 women).
93.1% of residents of 18343 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% very well, 12% well, 12% not well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% very well, 39% well, 12% not well).

Foreign born population: 133 (3.7%)
(63.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:   3.7%
Whole state:   4.1%

 in zip code 18343:
White population: 3,944
Black population: 11
American Indian population: 35
Asian population: 29
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 44
Hispanic or Latino population: 102

According to Google Maps if you drive it's about an hour and a half door to door. I'm not finding any bus or train info

Knowlton Township Elementary School
3 mi
K - 6

Apparently there is no school in the town so the kids will actually remain in the NJ school system.

The first thing I see is that they have a full Child Study Team and offer all the Therapies that Brian is getting today.
The student to teacher ratio is right on and the classes are even smaller than Hoboken.

So there you have it. It seems like a lovely town the only drawback that I can see is that you apparently have to drive to work unless there is a Park & Ride that I can't find...

104 North Washington Street Athens, NY 12015

Oh please tell me you guys see the same potential that I see with this AMAZING diamond in the rough! Holy smokes I love this place!!! .
Bonus points for the town of Athens being small and quaint and beautiful and having residents that are about 99% Irish heritage!

104 North Washington St Athens, NY 12015
$199,000Price Reduced
Beds:1 Bed Baths:1 Bath House Size:2,050 Sq Ft Lot Size:0.04 Acres
Huge reduction in price. Make your appointment to see this unique opportunity today.
Situated in the picturesque Hudson River Village of Athens, this classic 19th century red brick firehouse provides an ideal live/work opportunity for an artist, small business entrepreneur, or living space for a homeowner with distinctive tastes.
Original details include wainscoting on the ground floor, patterned tongue and groove ceiling, grand staircase, tin ceiling on second floor,and the uniform closet provides a unique built in closet.
Large windows provide great light.
The building was built to last-good bones, new bath, new plumbing, new furnace and recently painted interior provide a great start to revitalizing this amazing space.
This opportunity is located only 2 hours from NYC, by either train or car and minutes away from Hudson and Catskill. Owner willing to consider all offers-bring them on!
My gift to you is a 2-10 home warranty with accepted offers by 7/1/11

Property Details

1 bed
1 bath

House Size
2050 sq ft
Lot Size
0.04 Acres


Property Type

Single Family Home
Year Built

Not Available
Not Available

Not Available

Property Features
• Status: Active
• County: Greene
•Area: Athens
•Approximately 0.04 acre(s)
•1 total full bath
•2 stories
•Family room
•Living room is on 1st Floor
•River view
•Family room is on 2nd Floor
•Kitchen is on 1st Floor
•Water view
•Lot size is less than 1/2 acre

Fireplace Features

Heating Features
Oil, Steam

Exterior Construction
Brick, Frame, Stone Foundation, Brick Siding

Rolled, Shingle

Interior Features
Wood Floors, Refrigerator, Stove, Double Hung Windows, Electric Water Heater, Wood Stove

Exterior Features
Municipal Sewer, Hudson River View, Village View, Municipal Water

Listing Details

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Days on site
229 days

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Monday, August 29, 2011

185 Church Place Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

185 Church Pl Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
$389,999 Price Reduced
Beds:3 Bed Baths:2 Bath House Size:1,670 Sq Ft Lot Size:0.24 Acres
Walking up the front path to the covered porch you realize you're at a real charmer. Enter the original double doors into foyer with high ceilings, rich pocket doors, & elegant built-ins. The grand staircase with expansive windows & beautiful newel post bring another era back along with Vintage light fixtures, mantle & doors. The detached barn is an enormous space with room for two cars & a loft just waiting to be used for a studio! All this in walking distance to town & easy commute to NYC.
Property Details

3 bed
2 bath

House Size
1670 sq ft
Lot Size
0.24 Acres


Property Type

Single Family Home
Year Built

Not Available

Not Available

Property Features
• Status: Active
• County: Westchester
•Area: Yorktown
•Approximately 0.24 acre(s)
•2 total full bath(s)
•8 total rooms
•Type: Detached
•2 car garage(s)
•Lot features: Barn, Close to Park, Close to Shops
•Lot size is less than 1/2 acre
•Laundry room
•Parking features: Driveway

Fireplace Features

Heating Features

Exterior Construction


Interior Features
High Ceilings

Listing Details

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Days on site
201 days

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