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Catskills - Sullivan County - Ulster County Real Estate -- Catskill Farms Journal

Old School Real estate blog in the Catskills. Journeys, trial, tribulations, observations and projects of Catskill Farms Founder Chuck Petersheim. Since 2002, Catskill Farms has designed, built, and sold over 250 homes in the Hills, investing over $100m and introducing thousands to the areas we serve. Farms, Barns, Moderns, Cottages and Minis - a design portfolio which has something for everyone.

May 27, 2021

Catskills Real Estate

I came across this 'farmhouse design blog/newsletter' this morning, and while not perfect, not bad either. Some nice designs, in part of whole.

The Times Herald Record went out of their way to exclude us from their Sullivan County real estate story. As the single largest investor in Sullivan County over a 2 decade period, exclusions like this are purposeful. The crown of the king lies heavy, and there is little doubt our day to day, year to year, decade over decade effort has far exceeded even our most well-heeled colleagues operating in the same real estate space. I'd venture there is no company operating in Sullivan County that has generated all of its operating cash and profits right here in SuCo, as opposed to bringing money from somewhere else to invest here. I guess fair enough, when you dominate a marketplace as thoroughly as we do, when you are responsible for most of the speculative thinking and example setting, it gets boring, as a story.

We are building a pole barn storage facility in the town of Cochecton, to augment the logistics and transportation and truck storage of our crews in Sullivan County. Hope to do some light sawmill work too. Our main offices moved from Eldred to Wurtsboro, which is much more center of the action for us, the hub of the wheel.

We close on 2 homes next week, continuing a slew of closings that will take place over the next 9 months.

We also did 2 new deals on homes under construction.

Bought 3 new pieces of one-off building parcels.

And closed on 200 acres in North Branch NY, with 23 ready to go building lots.

My pool project is picking up steam, and while we won't make if for the Memorial Day party I had hoped, it won't be long.

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