Farmhouse charmers under $300K

Farmhouses are very popular among second second home buyers, and the best examples (like the wrap porch Victorian out of the movie 'Love, Valour, Compassion) can carry hefty price tags. Pickings can be pretty slim for more modest charmers in the moderate, under $300K range, especially in quieter settings away from main roads. Sometimes there…

The lakes of summer

It's the end of the 4th of July weekend. Over the past couple of days, I've been around a lot of the lakes here, both showing property and just visiting. They're such happy places in summer, especially the 'older' lakes, with lake houses and cottages on little postage stamp lots. The newer lake communities (those…

Flood update

The weather gods this week weren't kind to Sullivan County. On Wed. and Thurs., a series of severe thunderstorms swept over the area, dumping by some reports as much as eight inches of rain. On Wednesday, I was glued to the moving radar map at Intellicast, watching lines of red and yellow march like an…