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Beautiful, affordable, friendly and just 2 hours from New York City are the reasons so many New Yorkers choose Sullivan County for their second home getaway. We pretty much have everything you're looking for — lakes, mountains, rivers, farms and that friendly, down home country welcome.

If you're not familiar with the area, or are just starting your search for Catskill real estate, I've put together a lot of information to give you a good introduction. Check out the links on the left — you'll get a good feel for home prices, up-to-date market trends, areas of the county, and the most comprehensive source listings for Sullivan County real estate for sale. Be sure to read my Current Market Conditions for Sullivan County Real Estate (updated monthly) and What Houses Cost Here.

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Current Market Conditions

Sales volume up 13% year over year, with the average sales price showing a 16% jump

(March 2014) The sales picture for real estate here in Sullivan County continues to show improvement. For the latest 3 month period ending 2/28/2014, the number of single family sales, 119, was 13% over the same period a year earlier. The average sales price clocked a 16% jump over the previous year, but the median sales price remains stubbornly stuck in the $120's.

That split between the movement in the average and median does indicate some strengthening in the mid/upper market, with some higher sales pulling up the average. For the lastest 3 month period, there were 6 sales above $400,000, including 3 in the $500's — but no closed sales above that range. But even with a bit of strengthening, the upper end is still pretty soft.

Sellers should be cautious about jumping to the conclusion that individual houses are worth 16% more than a year ago. The 16% jump in the average can be largely attributed to buyers at 'better' properties with more land or features at higher price points.

For the latest 3 month period, single family homes here sold for an average of 89.2% of asking price, and 81.1% of the original asking price.

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Sullivan County Single Family Home Sales — Average Prices
  Current Listings** Closed Sales Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
All Single Family Homes $248,208 $162,538
Lakefront Homes $610,175 $318,009
Non-Lakefront 10+ Acres $420,422 $243,545

** Current Listings from the Sullivan MLS only. Closed sales includes Sullivan sales compiled from Sullivan MLS and Hudson Gateway MLS.