If I’m Not Going to Sell My House, Maybe I Can Sell My Neighbors’?

Sharon August 3rd, 2010

I’m really sorry to see my neighbors go, even though they’ve been busy and we haven’t seen much of them for the last couple of years.  They have been excellent neighbors and good friends, and I wish they wouldn’t move.  But since they have their reasons, the best I can do is maybe help sell their house, and get some new, but equally excellent neighbors living next door to me!

So, wanna buy the house next door?  It has small acreage at the top of the hill, in a nice, rural setting, across the street from lovely people, and (IMHO of course) next door to some nice folks ;-) .  Duanesburg (the school district) is a good school district for those looking for those things, and we have tons of local food resources. 

The house is large and has a nice in-law apartment and is ideally set up for an extended family.  They’ve done a lot of work on the house, and it has definite good adapting-in-place possibilities. 

The community is well out of a flood plain, in easy commuting distance of Albany and Schenectady, pretty and rural and friendly.  The only thing I ask is that if you move in next door, you have to promise not to start an expose blog about how Sharon really doesn’t have it all together ;-) .

There’s more info here - see you around the neighborhood?

10 Responses to “If I’m Not Going to Sell My House, Maybe I Can Sell My Neighbors’?”

  1. Crunchy Chicken says:

    If I could figure out how to consistently pronounce “Schenectady” correctly, then maybe I’d consider it. But, for now, I can’t.

  2. NM says:

    At first I thought you meant sell the actual neighbors.
    It sounds lovely, but I am wedded to the Pacific Northwest. Are you sure you don’t want to come out here?

  3. curiousalexa says:


    although i’m not from new yahk, so i wouldn’t swear to it!

  4. Frogdancer says:

    Good Lord! Things are so CHEAP in America!!!!

  5. Susan says:

    I’m disappointed. I Googled for Duanesburg, Albany and Schenectady (since I know nothing of USA geography).

    Under Duanesburg, Wikipedia has a heading for Notable Residents and it doesn’t include Sharon Astyk!

  6. Brad K. says:

    Crunchy Chicken,

    Just coming from an Iowa-raised farm boy, my guess for Schenectady would be “ska-neck-tuh-dee”. That is - just like it sounds. Nothing like Norfolk, where you have to know whether you are in Nebraska (“north-fork”, like on the old Rifleman TV series) or in Virginia (“vuh-jin-ya”), where it is “naw-fuhk”. Having lived in Iowa, and served in the US Navy in Norfolk, that is just my observation.

  7. Sharon says:

    You folks are all just lucky I don’t still live in Massachusetts for pronunciations ;-) .


  8. Ann says:

    Schenectady rhymes with synecdoche. Does that solve it?

  9. GeekyGardener says:

    Very pretty land, and HUGE house (3k sq feet). It would be great for a pair of couples. Hopefully you get nice neighbors to move in - maybe people with goats so you could swap bucks periodically? That’d be cool.

  10. Southernrata says:

    “Good Lord! Things are so CHEAP in America!!!!”

    That’s what I thought, FD. On the other hand, the local taxes are a bit higher than we have here

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