Charming historic farmhouse on 13 acres, with a 5 stall barn!
Historic home on 13 level acres with direct access to hundreds of acres of nature preserve. Impeccably maintained 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, lovingly and thoughtfully restored and updated for modern living. 5-stall barn, outdoor riding ring, 5 acres of fenced pastures, large, 3-car garage. 90 miles from Manhattan. Convenient to shopping, hospitals, entertainment, Pocono attractions. Beautiful oak and pine floors, charming living room with stone fireplace and beamed ceiling, bright 4-season sunroom, warm country kitchen with quartz countertops, new appliances, formal dining room, den/family room, wrap around front porch. Lovely back patio overlooks expertly landscaped perennial gardens. Newer roof, siding and furnace. 3 separate parcels make this a great investment property.
Phox Phalian Farm is a Hanoverian breeding facility on almost 95 scenic acres which are open & mostly level. This farm has produced international competition horses including a top 20 finisher at CCI**** Rolex, KY. There are 16 stalls in total and 16 more can be easily added under the 96×36 loafing shed attached to the barn. The stable consists of a 70 x 160 indoor ring with a heated viewing room, wash stall, tack room, rest room & office. Stallion paddock. Middle Creek runs through the property and divides the abundance of fenced pastures from a 38 acre hay field. Approximately 2.5 miles of tensile electric fencing top/bottom. There is also a 150×200 foot outdoor ring which is now grass with sand footing underneath. Large building for equipment storage with 8 bays plus other outbuildings. Run-in sheds including large one for the broodmares. All brick colonial with nice layout offers 4 bedrooms all located off the hallway, 2 full bathrooms (1 on main level & 1 on 2nd floor), formal dining room, and a spacious country kitchen. Lovely wood floors and wide window sills compliment this spacious home. Handy laundry room opens to full bathroom. Heat exchanger installed December 2016. The beauty of this farm is the amount of pastureland that can support a large number of horses, cattle or other livestock. Subject to PA Farm & Land Conservancy Restrictions (Preserved land). Current owners who have an enormous amount of experience with breeding & training are willing to stay on the property. Offered for sale at $1,275,000.
Spring and summer are often touted as the best time of year to buy real estate. The weather is warm, trees and landscaping are at their peak, and families are on vacation from school and taking time off work, giving them the opportunity to move before ‘real life’ kicks into gear again in September. By the time the leaves start to change, many buyers resolve to quit their home search and start again in the new year. But is that really the wisest choice?
Searching for a PA horse farm in the fall has several advantages, the biggest one being that sellers who have had their homes on the market since the spring are much more willing to reduce the price or accept a lower offer. If a horse property has been listed for months already without being sold, many sellers are more flexible and open to a lower asking price than what they started with. In autumn, many people are also anxious to get moved into a new home before the holidays begin, and sellers may be willing to negotiate if it means a quick settlement.
In the fall, you’ll also face less competition from other buyers. With school in full swing and the holidays looming in the near future, many homebuyers decide to table their search until the end of year craziness is all over. Your real estate agent, as well as other support professionals like mortgage brokers and attorneys, will also be less busy than they were in the thick of the spring and summer season, giving them more time to provide you with personal attention.
In addition to the obvious, you can also reap potential tax benefits if you end up purchasing a PA horse property before the end of the year. Expenses like closing costs and property tax might be deductible – ask your accountant about the tax advantages of purchasing a home this fall!
While you may be tempted to forego your home search until next spring, there are lots of good reasons to keep on looking throughout the fall. Less competition, the potential for lower prices, and possible tax benefits can all make searching for a home in the fall a good choice!