Chatham Village Italianate, $299,000

Mmm. So pretty, right? I’m willing to forgive the supbar photography and the lack of kitchen photos just because 46 Kinderhook Street in Chatham looks so darling. It’s right in town, so a small lot, but if you’re looking for something close to the village, I’d check this place out. Formerly a two-family, now operating as one, it has two kitchens (one renovated, it says, yet still no pics), four beds and three baths. Plenty of room for visiting family. Taxes are extremely reasonable, at $1,206 a year. Stats on the jump.

46 Kinderhook St, Chatham NY (Schoenfeld French & Lull) MAP
Asking Price: $299,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 2,400
Year Built: 1900
Taxes: $1,206

About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on November 15, 2011, in $200000 to $299000, Chatham, Columbia, Rural, Second Homes, upstate new york and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Alas, the words “reasonable taxes” and “Columbia County” cannot be mentioned in any sentences aiming for true. That house may have a $1325 School Tax bill, but that will not be the end of it. (Also, I’ve driven by it. Pictures more enticing than house.)

    Any house in any village in Columbia County is going to have 3 taxing authorities: State, County and Village. Village aka School. A 200K house in Chatham is going to have around 4K taxes. More “reasonable” than, say, Greene County. Where a 120K house in Catskill or Athens might have the same tax bill.

    Some Realtors cheat. They just list one of the 3 hits. And, strangely, right now the Columbia Northern Dutchess MLS has gone all glitchy. And some of the listings have bizarre taxes listed. As if the 1 was left off. So listed as 700 instead of 1700.

    If you want reasonable property taxes, head to Massachusetts, where there is only one taxing, not three.

    • Wow, good to know. Please keep commenting. Sometimes we check Property Shark for tax info, but only when taxes aren’t listed. Now I know that the listed taxes aren’t necessarily the truth!

  2. I concur re: NY property taxes. When debating between purching in NY or MA, we opted to pay the higher purchase price for a property in MA in exchange for the vastly more reasonable taxes. There was an interesting article in the Berkshire Eagle recently about the difference that MA’s property tax cap had on the price of real estate as compared to similar properties across the border in NY.

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