columbia county real estate

Columbia County’s Housing Market Goes Ballistic

As COVID-19 erupted in New York City this March, its residents fled. Hundreds of thousands of city residents relocated to New Jersey, the Hamptons, Connecticut – and Columbia County. Demand for the county’s limited housing stock shot through the ceiling, leading to intense bidding wars, huge properties snatched up within hours of being listed, and…

Hudson Votes to Ban Some Airbnbs, But How Many?

Hudson moved towards banning some kinds of short-term rentals after a Common Council vote Tuesday. The bill, which still must be signed into law by Mayor Kamal Johnson, seeks to stop short-term rental operators, such as those using Airbnb, from renting out multiple properties or listing properties where they do not reside. The bill is…

Galvan Trustee Sues Hudson to Get His Property Values Lowered

  Correction: This article has been modified to correct a mis-typed word in the first quote by Common Council President Thomas DePietro. He said Galvan refused to admit their ‘complicity’ in the demise of the project, not their ‘complacency.’ Eric Galloway, one of the principals behind the controversial Galvan Foundation, filed suit against the City…

Hudson’s Affordable Housing Project is Dead

The proposal to build a 77-unit affordable apartment complex in the City of Hudson crashed and burned Tuesday after the developer failed to convince the city’s Common Council to grant the project tax breaks. The Galvan Foundation, a non-profit developer and the city’s largest property owner, had worked since the beginning of the year with…