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Six Months Later: Suffern Cottage Sold

We featured this cute cottage six months ago when we were looking at “green” real estate — properties that were marketed as eco-friendly. Some of them genuinely were, but we were iffy on this place. It’s central environmental tenet seemed to be its proximity to a train station — hey, that does count for something. Others were iffy on whether or not Suffern counted as upstate.

Clearly someone found the one-bed, 1934 cottage at 23 Meadow Ave. in Suffern, NY, good enough to purchase. It was listed at $279,000 and picked up in March for $255,000. The new owners will surely enjoy those gardens this summer. We’re curious if someone got it for a close-to-home getaway. Purchasers, if you’re reading, drop us a line!

Category: Six Months Later, Suffern

By: lisa | 5 June 2012 03:30 PM | 2 Comments

“Green” Suffern Stone Cottage, $279,000

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Okay, this one threatens to be a case of greenwashing, but it’s a sweet pad and could be great for a person looking for an in-town property. It’s main green feature is that it’s in walking distance to public transit, in this case the Metro-North Suffern station (currently running on the NJ Transit line). Claims it’s a 45-minute trip to Penn Station, but that’s not true according to the schedule — closer to an hour, depending on the train. They seem to be confusing green with calming. There’s an art studio and lovely landscaping, all smooched into .13 acres. It has low-VOC paints inside, but other than that, not much on the sustainability scale, save for size: it’s a one-bedroom, only 400 square feet! Teeny retreat for almost $300,000!  Taxes are high for something so small — $4,300 — but annual utility costs are only $1,500. Walkable to downtown Suffern, a town I’ve not yet been to. Can anyone say what it’s like? Stats on the jump.

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Category: $200000 to $299000, Eco-friendly, Orange County, Suffern, Village

By: lisa | 7 December 2011 09:28 AM | 3 Comments

"Green" Suffern Stone Cottage, $279,000

Okay, this one threatens to be a case of greenwashing, but it’s a sweet pad and could be great for a person looking for an in-town property. It’s main green feature is that it’s in walking distance to public transit, in this case the Metro-North Suffern station (currently running on the NJ Transit line). Claims it’s a 45-minute trip to Penn Station, but that’s not true according to the schedule — closer to an hour, depending on the train. They seem to be confusing green with calming. There’s an art studio and lovely landscaping, all smooched into .13 acres. It has low-VOC paints inside, but other than that, not much on the sustainability scale, save for size: it’s a one-bedroom, only 400 square feet! Teeny retreat for almost $300,000!  Taxes are high for something so small — $4,300 — but annual utility costs are only $1,500. Walkable to downtown Suffern, a town I’ve not yet been to. Can anyone say what it’s like? Stats on the jump.

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Category: $200000 to $299000, Eco-friendly, Orange County, Suffern, Village

By: lisa | 7 December 2011 09:28 AM | 3 Comments