We collect the latest real estate news about property and land sales, and provide links to news stories and features about the latest trends in property and home buying. See photos spreads of the homes of the movers in shakers who live and work in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. If you’re interested in learning more about the country lifestyle in our region of Columbia County, NY and Berkshire County, MA, if you’re thinking of a buying a home in the area, this is a great place to start.
133 Destinations Rated. Masschusetts: Berkshires
“This area in western Massachusetts “seems to have the right balance”of picturesque towns, arts offerings, and well-protected natural beauty.”
A Walk in the Woods: Hillsdale, NY
A sculptural examination of the subtle traces of cultural history and ecological processes on site. February 2012.
Country Industrial Complex
Featuring the home of film editor Sloane Klevin. October 2014
On Location: Hillsdale, N.Y.
A Homestead for House Stalkers. June 2013
Welcome to the Country: Spencertown, NY
Julie Moskin explains why farm country means this village where she’s been a regular for 30+ years. July 2006
Real Estate: Hillsdale, N.Y.
Mary Lou Kersten is quoted throughout this article. February 2005
Destination Guide: Hudson Valley and Catskills. River Views and Rolling Hills
Good news for buyers throughout the Hudson Valley.
The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: Get Back to the Farm in Columbia County. April 2011
Great Country Escapes: The Berkshires
A short list of the culinary scene in the Berkshires. August 2012
Tripping Out For A Day: Hillsale
If you haven’t seen Hillsdale in awhile, you might want to plan a visit. July 2013
Country charm: “Top Town”
Chatham, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley. April 2012
J. Crew’s Frank Muytjens at Home
Featuring the upstate country home of J. Crew menswear designer Frank Muytjen. Read what made this celebrated professional fall in love with Hillsdale, NY, located just 2 1/2 hours from Manhattan. September 2012
Our Beloved Hamlet of Hillsdale, NY
Ted Kennedy notes the Martha Stewart Living article about our region of the Hudson River Valley. October 2012
Landmark Designation Eyed for Toll House
An early 19th century building is being considered by the New York State Board For Historic Preservation for nomination to the National And State Registers Of Historic Places on March 22. March 2016
Hillsdale Hamlet Proclaimed A Historic District
On Saturday, June 23, about 40 Hillsdale residents, including members of the Town Board, members of Historic Hillsdale, the town’s preservation organization, owners of buildings in the Hamlet, and other interested citizens gathered at the Town Hall to celebrate the installation of four elegant signs at the entrances to the Hamlet, proclaiming Hillsdale as a Historic District, one of 13,594 in the US. Portions of the Hillsdale Hamlet have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contributing to the pride of the residents in their historic architecture and giving contributing building owners the eligibility to apply for state and federal tax credits on repairs to their property.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation, which is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.