My name is Margaret
Bower Avenia and it would be my great pleasure to help you with your Real Estate needs. Whether you are buying or selling or you just need information or advice about investing in Real Estate, or a local perspective on life in the Western Berkshires and the Hudson Valley, I'm here to help you. Having grown up in the business—my grandfather, George H. Beach started his first Real Estate company in 1961—my familiarity with the pristine country environment of Columbia and Berkshire Counties goes back to my childhood. In 2002, I went to work for my grandfather, learning the day to day operations of the Real Estate business. Today, I specialize in providing the full range of services to buyers, sellers, renters and investors. As my grandfather often told me, the key to being successful is integrity, honesty, and hard work. Whatever your Real Estate needs, please feel free to give me a call 518-325-9784.
County New York is ideally situated in the Hudson Valley between
the culturally rich Berkshires and the mighty Catskills. Columbia
County has become one of New York State's most desirable destinations.
If you have visited Columbia County recently or in the past,
you know why it is such a special place and why so many people
call it home.
Looking for a vacation home, second home or primary residence, I would like to help you find the home of your dreams. I work primarily in Columbia County, Dutchess County, the Mid-Hudson Valley and the Capital District Region of NY. I am happy to work with other brokers in my firm or in conjunction with outside associates to show their listings to you.
Some of my Listings, if you don't find what you are looking for here, please e-mail me and I will do a wider search for your needs.
2 bedroom, 2 bath Upstairs HUGE apartment, Spencertown Rented
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Hillsdale $1,400/month ~ Pets OK
2+ bedroom Home in Private Lake Community Rented
Homes for Sale
EXCELLENT Condition Two Bedroom Ranch, Claverack NY $89,000
with 4 Season Sunroom in Copake NY $125,000
Investment Property ~ MULTI FAMILY, Copake $135,000
4 Bedroom Ranch with Separate Cottage ~ Craryville $149,000
MINT CONDITION 4 bedroom Colonial ~ Stottville $167,500
Three Bedroom/2 Bath Contemporary $169,000 OWNER FINANCING!!
3 Bedroom Cape with 2-Car Garage, Claverack $175,000
4 Bedroom, 2 bath Ranch Home, Finished Basement, Hot Tub MOTIVATED SELLERS / Price Change $198,500 SOLD
Four Bedroom two bath Bungalow in Copake Falls NY $199,000 SOLD
Three bedroom/Three bath in North Chatham $199,000
One of Copakes Finest Homes, Mint Condition $199,000 SOLD
3 bedroom/2 bath Lake Home, HUGE Finished basement doubles house size Copake NY $175,000 SOLD
Mint Condition 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath Ranch, Claverack NY $198,500
French Country Cape with Four bedrooms, Craryville NY $225,000
In The Heart Of Hillsdale - Zoned Commercial $249,000 SOLD
Quintessential Country Home, Hillsdale NY $295,000 SOLD
Waterfront Hide Away, Copake NY $349,000 SOLD
OWNER FINANCING ~ The Copake Inn, Main Street, Copake $375,000
Working Farm on 35 Acres with 3 Barns & Greenhouse, Elizaville $549,000 Motivated Sellers
Modern Passive Solar Home overlooking Indian Creek Valley $535,000
Putting Down Roots, 70+ Acres in Copake $999,000
Unfinished Symphony Three-Story Home Mercer Mtn $1,000,000
Land for Sale
4.40 Acres Business or Commerical Possibilities Claverack NY $28,000
5+ Acres, Mountain Edge Road, Millerton $95,000
7 Acres, Ronadale Lane, Electric & Driveway already in!! $102,000
25 +/- Acres in Hillsdale NY $169,000 ~ Building or Hunt Land SOLD
17.53 Acres, Dutchess County $225,000
OWN YOUR OWN MOUNTIAN!! 133+ Acres, New Lebanon ~ Building or Hunt Land $555,000
133+ Acres of Horse Property, Hunting Land or Multi Development Possibilites $575,000 Motivated Sellers
70+ Acres, Copake NY $999,000 ~ ACCEPTED OFFER
MANY MORE LAND PARCELS AVAILABLE...
We have just purchased our dream home with the help and guidance of Margaret, she is the GREATEST and most patient and sincere Realtor we have worked with over the past couple years while viewing houses. We had met and dealt with a few different Realtors during our search, but never really felt the commitment that Margaret has shown. She is a very upbeat and pleasant person to work with, makes time available immediately for viewing or getting answers to any questions you may ask, and always supports your best interests in the purchasing process. We would highly recommend Margaret and use her again should the need ever arise. She is absolutely outstanding!
- Don & Theresa T. Claverack, NY
'Margaret is an awesome agent and we'd recommend to anyone, especially to any of my friends in NY looking for a second home. We starting working with Margaret as she was the most proactive broker, sending us listings she thought might appeal to us & following up in a friendly, non-pushy way. She has gone above and beyond what we expected, especially as we are not local, and needed some local support on 'the ground'. This support includes meeting with tradesman to help get appraisals of work needed, viewing places ahead of time to short list, and negotiating on our behalf. I think Margaret has worked incredibly hard, both cheerfully and honestly.' - E. Fowler, New Lebanon, NY
'Margaret surpassed all our expectations from the very first time we contacted her. She was very professional throughout and yet very personable. Throughout the negotiation process, she was right on top of things until an agreed upon purchase price was secured. From that point on, she was in contact with us and walking us through the processes that would ultimately bring us to our closing. We have now been in our beautiful home for one month, and we love it! We know without a doubt that Margaret's patience, perseverance and guidance was instrumental in making this lovely home ours. Thank you Margaret...we love you!!!' - Craig & Heidi Cooper, Hillsdale, NY
'Margaret, thank you so much for all your efforts showing me property in Columbia County. I appreciate all your time and energy!' - Nan L., Boston, MA
"If you are looking for a realtor to help you buy or sell a home, I highly recommend Margaret. This past Spring my daughters & I were planning to move from NC to Columbia County, when I called about a house Margaret had listed. Our contact over the next few days let me know she was the realtor I wanted to deal with. Margaret quickly returned my calls, and always went out of her way to find the information I asked for, plus anything else I might find helpful. I feel very confident that she is honest and hardworking. Over the weeks it took to get to closing, she worked hard making sure everything was completed on time. I’m happy to say, that our house already feels like home and Margaret has quickly become a good friend.”
-Sincerely, T. Sanders, Copake NY