Unprecedented Ulster County real estate boom changes landscape

Realtor Laurie Osmond says the newfound ability to work efficiently – sometimes more efficiently – from a WiFi-enabled home has allowed many more buyers to not only leave cramped apartments and offices, but to completely reboot in houses farther afield from – and cheaper than – the Woodstock area; towns like Catskill, Athens, Durham, and Coxsackie. “People are finding a couple more Thruway exits more acceptable now,” she says. “Especially when they’re not just looking for a weekend place, but a chance to resettle . . .

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