TOWN OF WALLKILL, N.Y. – After renting an apartment in Westchester, N.Y. for four years, Lisa E. Babb sat down and did the math. She immediately realized that what she and her husband spent in rent could have easily been put towards a home, a mortgage and a future.
“In four years we spent upwards of $72,000 in rent and had nothing to show for it,” says Mrs. Babb. “We needed to stop throwing our money away and make a solid investment; we needed to purchase a home.”
The determined mother of two decided not to waste any time and immediately began searching Google for new townhome communities throughout the tri-state area. Her search returned a number of neighborhoods and over the next six-months, the Babb’s visited each one.
“When I began my internet search, I only selected communities that I felt best fit our specific needs,” recalled Mrs. Babb. “Of course the home style and amenities were important but as parents, we were also looking for a community that was family-friendly and had a good school system and surrounding area.
“When we actually began visiting different places, we were amazed at how difficult it was to find a home that we loved in a town that was equally appealing.”
After a grueling six-month search, the Babb’s visited Baker Residential’s Woodside Knolls in the Orange County Town of Wallkill. They were immediately impressed.
“One of the first things we noticed about Woodside Knolls was the spacious layouts of the homes and the wide variety of standard amenities,” notes Mrs. Babb. “Majority of the other communities offered smaller homes with fewer amenities for more money. The difference was tremendous.”
Woodside Knolls was exactly what the family had been looking for, so the Babb’s purchased a Hudson home design at the collection of 216 fee-simple townhomes.
“When we began discussing details about our new home’s appointments and finishes with the staff, we were very impressed by their knowledge which extended well beyond pricing,” notes Mrs. Babb. “Their confidence in the product and attention to detail made us feel very secure in our choice to purchase at Woodside Knolls.”
The Babb’s are among the more than 50 families already residing in their new home and enjoying their dream lifestyle at Woodside Knolls. The community’s growing popularity has resulted in the fast approaching sell-out of its second townhome section.
“Due to the overwhelming demand, we recently Grand Opened the third housing phase at Woodside Knolls well ahead of schedule,” according to Sales Representative Ashley Young. “The spacious townhome designs have captured the attention of first-time buyers and families looking for and affordable residence in a quaint suburban location. In fact, our new housing phase offers some of the community’s most scenic homesites.”
Homes at Woodside Knolls are priced from the mid-$200,000 and feature breathtaking layouts that include 2,400 to 2,600 square feet of living space, three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, spacious eat-in kitchens, oversized living and dining rooms, a number of walk-in-closets, full finished basements and two-car garages.
First-Time homebuyers appreciate the fact Woodside Knolls is approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which means friendly FHA financing which requires as little as a 3.5% downpayment is available for qualified buyers, as well as numerous developer incentives including the interest buy-down program, a $10,000 closing cost incentive and much more.
In addition to the first-time buyers, the community has also had strong appeal to empty nesters looking to downsize from larger single-family homes.
“Empty-nesters are finding Woodside Knolls a perfect alternative to retirement communities located further south,” adds Ms. Young. “Here, they can still enjoy the ease and convenience of townhome living, but in a location close to the family and friends throughout the area.”
Woodside Knolls is just minutes from Route 84 and the New York State Thruway to provide a short commute to destinations in northern New Jersey and Manhattan. Public transportation is also nearby with the Metro North Railroad just minutes away.
The many recreational and entertainment delights of the historic Hudson Valley are also close at hand.
Hudson Valley is home to a variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities, including performing arts venues, historical attractions, fine shopping and a host of state parks and outdoor activities.
There’s also no shortage of recreational diversions available in Wallkill itself. The township boasts twelve parks and recreational areas, including the public Wallkill Golf Club.
“Residents will also have several activities right outside their doorstep thanks to the comprehensive package of on-site recreational amenities,” says Ms. Young. “Once complete, Woodside Knolls will feature a pool, recreation center, tennis court and a half basketball court.”
For additional information on Woodside Knolls, please call 845-343-3001 or visit http://NewHomes.WoodsideKnolls.com.