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Homes Under $500,000

Columbia County Real Estate Specialists is proud to offer these exceptional properties for sale. Take your time to browse our gallery of property listings throughout Columbia County. The right home, land parcel or country estate can be found with the Realtors® of Columbia County Real Estate Specialists. Call us and we will be happy to assist with your search in any way that we can.

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Renovated Farmhouse

126 Percy Hill Road, Chatham, NY

MLS # 140260

Discover this tastefully renovated circa-1800's farmhouse that has so much to offer. The home is nicely situated on a quiet country road close to the TSP with easy access to NYC, Boston, the Berkshires and Albany. It offers three bedrooms, two baths, LR, DR and multi-use 3-season enclosed porch. The second story attic is unfinished space with original beams and unlimited potential. The five-acre parcel is a nice mix of open lawn and mature woods with a seasonal stream running through it and the beautiful Stony Kill bordering the rear. A magical bridge/deck spans the seasonal stream to connect the house and expansive yard. As an additional bonus, there is an historical two-story studio at the streams edge waiting to be transformed.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Hudson 2-bedroom home for sale

The Beauty of Austerlitz ~ Motivated Seller

11524 Stop 17, Route 22, Austerlitz, NY

MLS # 136791

Special properties like this one are a rare find....A Hidden Gem....complete renovation almost done. Previously a two bedroom, one bath, now a three bedroom two bath, wooden floors throughout, wood burning fireplace in the open kitchen/dining room area, finished basement for sunken living room. Very unique & nifty layout/floorplan on a shared driveway with only three homes. Off of Route 22, just before the Austerlitz Historical Society...yes, that area that everyone wants to be in! Minutes to Hawthorne Valley School/Farm store. Easy access to Taconic State Parkway & I-90. Minutes to Hudson, Great Barrington & Pittsfield due to its convenient central location. Easy to show, short notice OK.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Mixed Zoning Hillsdale Hamlet ~ Sale Pending

2731 Route 23, Hillsdlae, NY

MLS # 137053

In the Heart of Hillsdale!! Welcome to the Stephen Bristol House and Cabinet Making Shop circa 1830. In 1870 Flavia Bristol, one of Hillsdale's most prominent benefactors, inherited the property and made it her home until 1918. The 3 bedroom Greek Revival style home has had numerous additions and updates over the years and is now a generous sized home with classic style and many original features. Downstairs you'll find a nice size kitchen/dining room, large living room, private screened porch and totally unique Great Room with wrap-around balcony used as art studio(s). Outside, the house is surrounded by bamboo plantings, beautiful perennial gardens, a stonewall and undisturbed natural area. You will also enjoy the wonderfully restored barn that maintains all of its original charm and function. Don't miss this unique opportunity to own a rich part of Hillsdale's history as this magnificent property nears its 200th anniversary. Very convenient location to Hudson, Albany & the Berkshires. 2 1/2 hrs to NYC.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Copake home for sale

Waterfront Lake Home ~ Sold $480k


Lakeview Road, Copake, NY

MLS # 138907

Beautiful four bedroom, two bath Chalet home on Robinson in the Taconic Shores Property Owners Association. Gorgeous waterfront home provides a perfect haven to relax and enjoy the lake as well as local restaurants and entertainment. Huge deck on the water with a big deck overlooking large shaded yard to enjoy cook outs & fun and your own access to the lake. Galley kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bath on first floor, skylights in open living room/dining room area. French doors to deck overlooking the water. Second floor has small 'living area' along with an additional two bedrooms and full bath. Wood burning fireplace in livingroom as well as propane stove in dining area. Apt. size washer/dryer on first floor and hook-ups in huge, dry basement. Original roof. All this and more on a cul de sac, natural part of the lake.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

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Hillsdale Hamlet ~ 4 Acres!! ~ Sale Pending

2653 Route 23 (Main Street), Hillsdale, NY

MLS # 138809


Premier Village of Hillsdale property boast the largest parcel of land in the hamlet. The nearly four-acre parcel has tremendous southern exposure, offers a surprising amount of seclusion and beautiful long range views. All of this right in the hamlet of town. The house is a classic 1971 ranch in original condition and ready for a face-lift. The 1,500 sqft home offers three bedrooms, two baths, fireplace with Vermont Castings stove in living room and a second fireplace in the basement, a GREAT covered back porch, brick siding and a 2-car attached garage. The property also features a detached 4-car barn/garage with potential for a second-story studio, a paved driveway, and outstanding options for a pool. So much potential to create a one-of-a-kind property in a one-of-a-kind town. With hamlet zoning and a barn prime for conversion to living space the possibilities are endless. Join the movement to Hillsdale and discover what a special place it is to live.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Spencertown Colonial Home for Sale

Cozy Waterfront Cottage ~ Sold for $345k

1088 Lakeview, Copake, NY

MLS # 137725

Turn-key Cozy Cottage with beautiful waterfront views. Some features include a rocking chair back porch overlooking the lake, beautiful hardwood floors thought out upstairs, 3 bedrooms, 2 wood stoves. Finished basement with wood stove, tiled floors, laundry/utility room and enclosed walkout porch to backyard/waterfront. Robinson Pond is a private lake community, known for swimming, fishing, paddle boarding etc. The Taconic Shores Home Owners Association is a good mix of full time residents as well as weekenders. The area is known for being close to three ski mountains, the Berkshires, Hudson NY & on the Mass/Conn border! Easy ride to NYC, just a two hour beautiful ride to the country. Furniture (including outdoor furniture), available for purchase. HOA website:

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Four Maples, Hillsdale NY

The Finish is in the Details ~ Sold for $355k

702 Center Hill, Copake NY

MLS # 137314

This stylishly remodeled three bedroom home in Copake is the perfect place to enjoy country life in Columbia County. Nearly the entire house has been upgraded. The stainless steel kitchen includes a Thermador stove / convection oven, cherry floor, tile backsplash, Corian countertops with inlaid butcher block and solid maple cabinets. All three bedrooms have hardwood floors, both baths have been beautifully updated, there is a wood burning fireplace in the living room and the front entry features tumbled marble flooring. Outdoors you'll witness the stunning morning sunrise and evening's moonrise from the large wraparound deck and patio. There is even Invisible Dog Fencing in place. Other major improvements include a new roof in 2008, new siding 2009, blown insulation in the attic in 2012 and replacement Thermopane windows throughout. This wonderful property is a sound value and will provide a lifetime of enjoyment for the next owner that calls it home.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Four Maples, Hillsdale NY

'On The Island' ~ Sold for $265k

90 Island Drive, Copake NY

MLS # 138075

Comfortable & inviting, well maintained 3+ bedroom, 2 bath Ranch on the Island of Robinson Pond. Chef's kitchen, extensive decking, back yard brick patio, full house generator, beautiful stone fireplace in living room. Roof 10 years old, newer windows, Hot Water/baseboard heating. Partially finished basement with office and carpeted great room. Plus 'bonus room' off kitchen leading out the back patio. Taconic Shores Property Owners Associated is a private lake community (designated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Freshwater Wetland). Motorized boats are not to exceed 10 HP except Pontoon boats allowed 40 HP. Robinson Lake is for fishing, swimming and relaxing on the lake. All appliances go with sale of home. Easy commute to NYC, Albany, 20 minutes to Berkshires & Hudson.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Canaan ranch home for sale

'Tri-Village' Home ~ Sold $207k

43 Frisbee Street, Canaan, NY

MLS # 136280

Cozy Ranch at the intersection of the 'Tri-Villages', i.e. East Chatham, Old Chatham & Canaan. Three bedrooms/one bath, forced-air heating woodstove in living room, hardwood flooring, beautiful long distant views, wood shed and barn, circular driveway, full unfinished basement w/additional parking...bordered by open fields and beautiful homes. Convenient to Chatham, Hudson, Albany etc.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

27 Maple Hillsdale

Italianette Style Farmhouse ~ Sold for $525k

27 Maple Street, Hillsdale, NY

MLS #128070

Gorgeous period home with country kitchen, enclosed side porch off kitchen, rocking chair front porch, library/office, 2.5 baths, home built around 1840. The large additional family room in front has a separate entrance, which could be used as a business space, additional features are 9' ceilings in most of the rooms, 7 foot windows, Classic staircase leading to the spacious upper level with 3 large bedrooms and two full baths.  

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker

Copake mutli unit rental property for sale

Four Family Unit

1770 State Route 23, Copake, NY

MLS # 113140

GREAT investment opportunity, Four units, all four apartments pay $1,000/mo rent = $4,000 income per month! Tenants pay own Electric (Each apartment on own electric meter). Property Condition Disclosure on file. Two water tanks, one furnace. Income statement available. State of the art septic system, installed in 2017. Just under an acre across street from proposed new gas station/convenience store. Please allow 24+ hours for showing request. 2019 Expenses: Fuel: $1,963 Electric: $1,079 Insurance: $1,287 Maintenance: $2,400.

Listing Agent: Margaret Bower Avenia, Principal Broker