Santa Claus makes Christmas Eve house calls in Kinderhook. Its a good thing I didnt know this when I was looking to relocate to the
Of course every town has something unique to offer, especially in the Valley. Weve profiled seven hot hometowns (page 34), from Mahopac in
Settling on a town is just the beginning then you need to find the house. Donald Trump has said, Real estate is always good, as far as Im concerned. But for those of us with a surname other than Trump, its a little more difficult (and a lot more nerve-wracking) to figure out when to buy or sell that dream house, especially in this strange new real estate market. Thats why we turned to local real estate and financial professionals for advice about what to do in a variety of common situations (page 44). And lets be honest: we all love to know if housing prices have gone up or down in our town. Check out our median price charts (page 46) to see how values are holding up in your neck of the woods. I admit, Ive spent a sleepless night or two wondering if we bought our house at the very tippity top of the market. Time will tell. And in the end it doesnt really matter, because its not just a house, its our home. And weve got more important things to worry about like whether we can convince Santa to start making Christmas Eve house calls in Beacon.
Olivia J. Abel
Editor in Chief