Schoharie County is a predominantly rural county, its southern portion is within the Catskill Mountains, the land rising steeply in both directions from the Schoharie Creek. In contrast, the northern part of the county is predominately small hills and valleys. Given the beautiful rural scenary, Schoharie attracts second home owners and retirees seduced by its beautiful scenary and reasonable costs. Compared with areas closer to New York and Albany, Schoharie County is a bargain and many affordable homes in beautiful settings are available. Even estate properties which if closer to major population center would command high prices are more reasonbly priced in Schoharie County.
Schoharie County is not a totally self-contained economy but relies to an extent on the Capital
Region as a source of jobs, expanded retail, advanced health services and a portion of their
customer base for farm products and tourism. The Capital Region in turn looks to Schoharie
County as a location for future expansion and a source for labor and retail customers. Looking into the future, Schoharie will need to expand its internal employment and tax base while managing residential growth that can adversely impact infrastructure and the demand for government services and school capacity.
As the Capital Region continues to grow and searches out flat land for development that has reasonable access to an interstate, the lands along I-88 and U.S. Route 20 will ultimately be in demand. The availability of land at below market prices near an interstate highway will be the initial attraction. Access to labor will be reviewed which is more available in the Towns of Cobleskill, Schoharie and Esperance along with commuters from Schenectady and Albany counties. Power costs are similar to other Niagara Mohawk – A National Grid service areas
except in the Town of Richmond where a municipal power company can provide substantially
lower commercial rates. Taxes are equal or higher than other Capital Region towns and cities
but the area has no Empire Zone to provide tax exemptions and other incentive
Most commercial properties are bought either to house a business or to obtain rental income. Like residential properties, commercial properties range in size from small to huge and from single use to multiple units. Like residential investors, commercial investors prefer to have several units to spread the risk that the facility will be vacant for an extended period. If one tenant leaves the others remain
The value of commercial real estate is affected by a range of factors, including general business climate and location. Location for retail is in large part determined by the traffic flow and the proximity of other businesses that attract consumers. Location for industrial property is dependent upon availability of water, sewer, work force and transportation. Nowadays many businesses choose a location based upon tax considerations and the willingness of local governments to add incentives such as tax abatements for providing local jobs
You will see properties listed by a range of agents from a range of real estate companies. Call the agent directly or if you prefer call our 800 number for immediate assistance. We have agents particularly well versed in the sale and acquisition of commercial properties.
Displayed below are our newest commercial properties. If you select the price search you will see listings displayed with the higher priced properties first. In addition to our listings here you may want to consult the MLS (multiple list system) listings. To search the listings of our MLS (multiple list system) Partners click on the appropriate links in the left margin of this page. To search the listings of our MLS Partners click on the appropriate links in the left margin of this page. Try first the Capital Region MLS focusing on Schoharie County. Searching these MLS systems directly is far superior to using general search sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com, or sites maintained by brokers such as Weichert, Coldwell Banker or Century 21.
By going to the multiple list systems directly you get the most detailed and up-to-date information available in that specific area. Then call us with listing numbers. We can provide you with additional information about specific listings and arrange to show you any listing in these different MLS systems. We are members of all of them – a true Regional Broker.
If you have already contracted with an exclusive listing or buying agent that agent will be responsible for advising you and assisting in the negotiation of the sale. While Sellers are almost always represented by an exclusive agent, the trend toward Buyers retaining an exclusive agent is relatively new in New York State. For more information call 800-398-8802.