Country Life: Under 10 Acres
Here you will find property where you can keep a few critters, enjoy the out of doors, and relax in the informal charm of your own farmhouse. Please contact us for aerial maps, an address, or for additional pictures. If you have questions, by all means ask. We are here to make your buying experience a great one! Be sure to check other pages for properties that are somewhat larger than this as you may find something just right there. There is a lot to see. And don’t forget to look under “Farms” as well. Some of the “Acreage” properties have barns, so if you don’t need a home, that is another spot to search.
“ Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
“ Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
#1176 - Western Fulton County - NEW LISTING & UNDER CONTRACT
Home & garage
Here is a 3+ acre lot in the heart of the lower ADIRONDACKS . Property directly borders Hall Road on the North side which is a major Snowmobile Corridor trail . Seasonal dead end road but links to hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Thousands of acres of NYS public woodlands are just a 10 minute drive. Hiking and snowmobiling are literally from your doorstep. Excellent hunting & fishing - hiking, too.
There is a 2 story house, one car garage and outbuilding . These structures are in poor condition. A well known contractor friend of mine inspected the house and deemed it repairable but would require total removal of the interior and rebuild. The 120 year old home has 8 rooms, 3 of them bedrooms, nearly 1500 sq. ft. Wood and hot air heat. Power at the road, status of the well and septic to be determined. Fix the home, use as an unimproved camp, or, with the home razed, consider it a fully-improved lot at a good price. Total taxes only $1200 +/- .
This Property would be a Sportsperson's Headquarters to the Lower Central Adirondacks. Listed at only $49,900.
#1177 Central Montgomery County -. JUST LISTED
Quiet hamlet location
Comfortable living - 3BR, 2 baths
Located in Rural Grove, a quiet and tiny hamlet where everyone knows and watches out for each other, this recently remodeled home is especially well set-up for family living. It has a spacious shaded back yard, partly fenced, on its 1/3 acre, with land behind where children can roam safely. There is a one-car garage with a work bench. Water is from a dug well. A small deck surrounds the back of the home on 2 sides. Parts of it are covered, parts open.
From the drive or garage, one enters via either a set of French doors or a covered side door into a large living room. In turn, this opens with minimal division into a formal dining room and an over-wide side hallway. Turn left from either room to enter the kitchen. The effect is open and spacious and all these rooms feature new floors, hardwood in the living room/hall/dining room and vinyl in the kitchen. There are twin ceiling fans in the living room and a gas fireplace which heats the entire area quite well. The dining room has another as well as the two largest bedrooms. The kitchen features a high breakfast bar and has tons of storage space. It is efficiently configured.
To the west, you cross a formal hall w/staircase by the front door. The door is antique, ornate, and original to the home. A formal staircase, u-shaped, leads to the second floor. Go straight across and this leads to a large first floor bedroom with refinished original plank floors and its own door to the downstairs bath. The bath can also be entered via the main rooms, by first passing through a laundry.
Upstairs, there is another equally large bedroom with refinished plank floors. It has access to a new bath by passing through a private dressing room. The bath is all new and has open storage shelving. If instead you turned left at the head of the stairs, you’d enter a family room which grants access to the same bath. Beyond the family room is the third bedroom. It features new hardwood floors and has a walk-in closet.
The home is vinyl-sided, well-insulated, and has all thermopane windows, mostly Andersens. The roof is steel. Heat is from a gas hot air furnace. Additionally, there is an older wood furnace which is tied into the heat system. The basement is dry and shows off the beautiful limestone foundation. There is a 200 amp electric entrance. Much, not all, of the wiring and plumbing has been updated. Nearly every room has been repainted. There are 7 closets, one of them double and another is a walk-in. Ceilings are generally high and there are 5 ceiling fans to guarantee good ventilation.
There are about 1800 square feet of living space, but it feels FAR larger inside due to the efficient and open layout. Town and County taxes are $1213 and school taxes (Canajoharie!) are $1627. A fire department is located within sight so you should get a reduction in your insurance bill. This home is owned by Vinyard’s Choice and to get a quick sale, we ask only $149000.
#1160 - Central Montgomery County - Now AVAILABLE
~4 BR, 1.5 baths
~ Recently renovated
~ Very rustic
~ $145000, priced to go!
One of our own properties, we stripped this Colonial home to the studs a few years back and have rented it to responsible folks since. One tenant, a furniture-maker, added a lot of built-ins and rough cuts which makes it appear very rustic inside. Quite appealing.
The lot fronts on three roads and has a chain link partly fenced-in back yard for your children’s safety. It faces a quiet street with very little traffic. There is a drilled well, a bounteous one, too. And there is a large covered back porch.
The home has 1944 ft2, vinyl siding & shutters, and stands straight and square with a good foundation and an oil hot air furnace. Big thermo-paned windows throughout allow in plenty of light. They have all been updated, as have the doors. All floors have been updated, with (mostly new) hardwood in the dining and living rooms, the large hall and 2 bedrooms. Tons of closets, 15 of them - one hides the laundry. Fully insulated too.
Downstairs is a large living room with oak floors and an open staircase. To its left is a large dining room, then a half bath. Also off the dining room is an efficient galley kitchen. A room off this can be used for a smaller dining room, an office or children’s play area. There is a pass-through from the kitchen to it. Between the kitchen and the outside is an enclosed sunroom. Though insulated, it is not normally heated and serves as an over-sized mud room.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and a full bath. All bedrooms are decent-sized or larger. All have closets, as does the bath.
Taxes are $3952.74. As I do not reside there, I do not get the tax breaks you would, but I’d guess you’d end up with a $3000 bill, maybe even less. This home enjoys the well-respected Canajoharie Schools. 265’ of frontage on the three roads. The price is only $145000.
Our well-loved tenants just left. You can be the first to get your offer in.
#1165 - South Central Fulton County - SOLD
- 3.9 mostly woodsy acres
- Residential / Commercial
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 baths
Located very close to the southern Adirondack Park boundary is a unique Sportsman's structure built by a local craftsman. Sitting on 3.9 +/- surveyed acres (mostly wooded but with ample lawn) in NY State's Fulton county, "Gateway to the Adirondacks", the county offers 44 lakes, many miles of fishing streams and thousands of acres of State forest lands. Great Hunting, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling.
The 2 story building. (34x45’) is only 11 years old and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, one on each floor. It is in excellent condition. Four rooms down and 3 more upstairs. Propane furnace heat on both floors, with a propane fireplace upstairs. The full kitchen is also upstairs. This will be sold with all furnishings and appliances included. Full septic system and a drilled well with a purification system. When first drilled some years ago, it was not as pure as expected, so the owner just installed the system and drank bottled water, using the well for everything else - and has never experienced a problem, nor has he thought to test it since.
There are 2 huge garage bays, immaculately kept, perfect for ATVs, snowmobiles, and boats. Lots of workshop space! Heated storage for your toys! Plenty of space for someone perhaps wanting to open a home business: repair, carpenter, or craft shop. What would you like to do?
Just $134500. Total taxes on this property are a ridiculous $1100 (2019 figures). You can afford this one! Heck, what you can’t afford is to miss it.
(A heavy duty Forklift and a Wood-Mizer sawmill are available separately.)
For more information or to make an appointment, please call Pete Hemmerich at 315-429-0690
#1127 - Northern Otsego Çounty
- Best commercial location in town
- 1.2 acre corner lot
- High visibility, US highway
- Parking lot
- Rehab the building or build new
- Lower price: $100000
Location, location, location - this lot has it. On the main drag of a country town far from large towns, and adjoining the new supermarket plaza, in the hottest area for development, we have a 1.2 acre lot (198’ X 268’). It has ample parking, high visibility, and is zoned commercially. There is 417’ of road frontage on two roads as it is a corner lot. The terrain is level and well-drained.
There is a building, used for years in the past as a professional office, then a shop. It was built in 1960 and has 768 square feet of space on the first floor. Though fundamentally sound, it is not in good repair. Bathrooms have been sealed shut as they are not up to today’s codes. We visualize a new owner building something much larger here, something exactly suited to their own purposes. rather than rehabbing and adapting this building. But you could do that if you preferred.
#1105 - Eastern Otsego County - SOLD
- Country store, right out of the '40's
- Charming village location
- Estate asks $40000
Take a step back in time with this original country store, unchanged since the 50's. It sits on .13 acre in a tiny hamlet just outside Cooperstown and enjoys a corner lot with stop signs, so everyone has to see the store and no one can go by fast . It is currently used for antiques, curios and collectables and the family could make the stock available if desired.
Dating from the mid 1800's, it is 55' long and has a completely rebuilt basement, done to stabilize the property for generations to come. Despite being rebuilt, this needs attention. The main floor is one gigantic room, with copious shelving on the sides, tables in the center. The counter is still there and stays with the property, along with all the shelving. Heat is by a single wood stove. There is electric, but no water or bathrooms.
On the second floor are 3 rooms, l one is huge and 2 more are normal sized. I believe the smaller rooms were once used for living quarters, and the larger one for storage.
The upper floor, the attic, is strictly storage. but it features an amazing huge-geared freight elevator, once used to haul items to the second floor or attic. Double doors in the second floor allow items to be moved inside easily.
The owner asks $100000, but don’t be shy in making your offer as all offers will be seriously considered. Taxes are only $1465, cheap, and the low taxes will only add to your margin of profit. It adjoins a property selling for $5,5 million.
I can see this being employed for any number of uses: country store, warehouse and store for an internet business, craft shop, home, light manufacturing... any of this is feasible. And the price was just drastically lowered to $40000 (will still seriously consider offers). Taxes are just $1641 total and the property is in an Historic District, protected with covenants so that the historical character of the area remains intact.
#1163 Northeast Herkimer County - SOLD
- 7 acres
- Almost new home
- Horse facilities
Built in 1995, it sits on 7.5 open acres, WAY off the road for extra privacy and quiet, with long valley views to the south. The owner invested $15000 in outstanding pasture fencing for horses. (they utilize a 2 stall run-in shed,18×20’). Albany, Utica and Cooperstown are an hours drive or less. Saratoga and Syracuse are within 75 minutes.
The home is pretty special; there is a lot to like here and it is exceptionally well built and in excellent condition. It features a wrap-around porch + a large deck on the south side, the side with the views. Water is from a good drilled well and there is a softener (not used, though functional) and a UV light so it will pass any inspection. The heat is oil hot air with wood backup, $2100/year with just oil, and not attempt to economize – which illustrates just how well insulated this home is. There is also a fireplace, never used in all this time. The home has 3080 ft2 of living space. Attached to it is a large garage with storage space overhead. It can hold 3 cars or, better, two with ample room for a shop.
Entering from the front, one encounters a very large (15×17′) cathedral-ceilinged foyer with an oak floor. A large (12×13′) office is to one side and the 13×17′ living room is on the other. That also has oak floors and the fireplace. Go straight ahead and you enter the kitchen (13×18′). It is exceptionally nice, bright, with tons of both counter and storage space and room for a table for dining. It has ceramic tile floors and they carry through all the way to the garage. Between the kitchen and the living room is a 13×14′ dining room (oak floors). In the opposite direction off the kitchen is a over-sized 13×20′ family room (tile/carpet floors), then a full bath, and a dedicated laundry.
#1162 - Central Montgomery County - NEW INFO
- Tenants ($900/m, pay on time, in cash) want to move back
- $165000, can't go wrong
- 2600ft2, 10 rooms
- 3-4BR, 2.5 baths
Enjoy the country along with some village amenities. You can walk in a minute to the corner store or a restaurant, and the fire department is across the street. That will help on insurance rates. Yet there is just one house that can be easily seen. It is easier to see a beaver pond than any other homes. Listen to the peepers and the frogs. Fonda School District, and only 2 stops lights between you and Albany. The home is on an easy-to-care-for three quarter acre lot and has a wrap-around deck on the south and east sides. There are 2 apple trees and 2 storage sheds (12x12’, 12x14’).
It is Victorian in appearance, modest gingerbread and all. Years ago, it used to be called “The Gingerbread House”. Large windows make it feel bright and airy inside. There are 2660 square feet of living space, easily expanded to well over 2900 square feet should you need more. It has vinyl siding and all windows and doors have been replaced with modern ones. The home was just completely renovated and every room but one has a brand new floor, either 3/4” Birch hardwood (living rooms, new bath & all upstairs bedrooms) or ceramic tile (kitchen, dining & sun rooms), except in the full baths and laundry where there is new vinyl flooring. Sheetrock is new in much of the home as well. It was re-insulated, re-plumbed, and a new efficient gas hot air heat system installed with extra insulation added where possible. Everything has been freshly painted. The foundation was redone a while ago and all waste water systems were just newly installed or improved. Also, there is a new gas hot water heater.
Downstairs is a large living room (16x16’) with the old ornate woodwork intact. It is open to the kitchen/dining (16x17’) room and also the the formal front hall, which has the original cherry bannister and balusters. The kitchen was re-configured to be more efficient. It and the dining area are sunny rooms, as is the Sun Room (12x15') which is off it.
The over-size laundry (8x10’) is off the sun room as are a full bath (7.5x12’), a mud room (5x12’), and a huge room (16.5x18.5’) that can be used as a bedroom or family room. The utility room (7x10.5’) is off this and its has enough unused space to serve as a walk-in closet. We think this room once served as a Quaker meeting space or a Grange Hall.
On the second floor Is an L-shaped master bedroom (15.5x17.5’) , which features 4 closets and a private full bath (7x11’). A new half bath (6x8’) serves 2 other bedrooms (both 11.5x16.2’) , one of which has a walk-in closet. I count 11 closets in in the home, plus there are 2 attics. One could easily be turned into another bedroom.
Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms (13×14, 13×17, 10×15′), a huge 11×15′ bath, and a master bedroom that some may describe as “vast’” (13×21′). It has a walk-in closet, no surprise. What is a surprise is a dressing room – these 2 occupy a 10×13′ space.
The basement is full, high-ceilinged and has an overhead door for walkout use. Drive your lawnmower in, a firewood cart, whatever you need. Plenty of storage, almost perfectly dry (at times some water enters via the well pipe conduit).
Selling because of a job change, the owner asks $265000. Town and County taxes are only $2230. You can’t find taxes that low on a house this nice and certainly not with this much land.
It has a modern septic + a separate system for basement seepage, and there are 2 wells in use, both with new pumps, pressure tanks and piping. One is the traditional water source, a dug well. It also has a whimsical hand pump in the sun room, which allows you to have water without electricity. The main water source is a brand new 360’ drilled well. The driller reports, “No sulfur”. Electric is on circuit breakers.
Included are a range, refrigerator and an older clothes drier. The price is yet to be determined (but will be at market value) and taxes are low, around $3500. Note that zero tax deductions have been taken as this is owned by Vinyard’s Choice and we are not eligible. You are.
The home was just completely rewired. We are working to repair the damage caused by this and it will be then ready to go.
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