Southgate Middletown to Welcome Outdoor Pool with Festive Party on Saturday, July 16th

Southgate PoolSouthgate Middletown will officially welcome its sparkling outdoor pool and sundeck with a special Pool Party on Saturday, July 16th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents and potential renters alike are invited to attend the Pool Party which will include tasty summer delights from a popular local ice cream truck.  Developer Sterling Properties will host the festive event at the luxury rental community in Orange County, N.Y.

The pool is located adjacent to Southgate Middletown’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“The outdoor pool is the final step in completing our recreation and social amenity package and we’re incredibly excited for its debut,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “We’ve created an outdoor oasis for our residents to enjoy and look forward to showcasing the well-rounded rental lifestyle at Southgate Middletown next weekend.” Continue reading


Two New Townhome Designs Generate Excitement at Maple Fields in Middletown, N.Y.

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – A palpable buzz is growing at Maple Fields in Middletown, N.Y. where developer Baker Residential has introduced two new townhome designs to meet the needs of today’s first-time homebuyer.

The layouts, which have been unveiled in the community’s newest housing phase, include a two-bedroom Genesee design priced from $233,400 and a three-bedroom Croton home starting at just $248,400.   The residences provide the upscale interior appointments and finishes that have made Maple Fields one of Orange County’s fastest selling new home communities.  Homeowners receive nine-feet first floor ceilings, oak hand rails, designer kitchens with 42” maple cabinets and GE stainless steel appliances, lavish baths with Kohler sinks, fixtures and faucets and tiled floors and showers, second floor laundry room and one-car garage.

“These homes represent an opportunity to receive the luxury, comfort and appeal of Maple Fields at an incredibly attractive price point,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Baker’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “They’ve already generated a strong response and excitement from young couples and families eager to purchase their first home and enjoy ideal suburban living that’s well within their budget.” Continue reading

Debut of New Fully-Furnished Model Marks Launch of Leasing for New Condo-Style Apartments at Southgate Middletown

SouthgateMiddletown model 2017MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Leasing is underway on the newest collection of upscale apartments at Southgate Middletown, where developer Sterling Properties is offering condo-style one- and two-bedroom residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Orange County marketplace.

Initial occupancy for the homes – which are situated in a three-story elevator building – is expected April 1st.  The apartment offering debuts with a new furnished model residence which dramatically showcases the exceptional and open interiors found throughout Southgate Middletown.  The two-bedroom home boasts a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closets and full master bathroom, eat-in kitchen, expansive living/dining room, second master bathroom, outdoor balcony and in-unit washer/dryer.

“These apartments are unlike any found in the Hudson Valley with an urban-inspired open concept that creates lots of natural light and a spacious feel,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “They’ve had tremendous appeal to today’s renter as evidenced by the fast leasing velocity experienced in our previous apartment phases.  We fully expect this latest offering of homes to be snapped up in similar fashion.” Continue reading

More Homes Sold, Fewer Available

2017-03-02_11-47-28via The New York Times – According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the number of existing homes sold in 2016 was the highest in a decade: 5.45 million single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops were sold, up 3.8 percent from 5.25 million in 2015. The previous high, in 2006, was 6.48 million.

All but the least expensive homes (those priced up to $100,000) showed an increase in sales, with the greatest gains for homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000.

Not surprisingly, by the end of 2016 the number of existing homes for sale had dropped 6.3 percent compared with a year earlier, to 1.65 million — the lowest number since the National Association of Realtors began tracking that figure in 1999. Coupled with rising interest rates, that could make buying a home more challenging in 2017.


Maple Fields in Orange County’s Middletown Ended 2016 on a High Note

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675Maple Fields in the Orange County City of Middletown finished 2016 on a high note with more than 70% of its initial offering of 196 value-packed townhomes sold.

Demand has remained strong at the suburban community in the early part of 2017 as young families energetically respond to the opportunity to achieve the “American Dream” of homeownership at very attractive pricing.   To accommodate the rise in buyer interest, developer Baker Residential is moving forward swiftly with site work on a new housing phase that will soon bring two exciting new townhome floorplans to Maple Fields.  The new collection of homes is expected to begin sales in the first quarter of 2017.

“We experienced tremendous sales velocity the past year with buyers embracing our spacious three-bedroom designs,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential.   “However, we also had a number of prospects express interest in purchasing a two-bedroom layout.  We decided to include new two-bedroom floorplans in our next townhome release to even further broaden the appeal of Maple Fields to first-time homebuyers.” Continue reading

@BakerRes Prepares to Release New Townhome Phase as Sales Flourish at @MapleFieldsNY in Orange County, NY


Maple Fields, the collection of three-bedroom townhomes in Orange County’s Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Sales at Maple Fields show no sign of slowing down and with the busy fall selling season fast approaching, developer Baker Residential is fully prepared for the expected increase in buyer demand.

The homebuilder just released a new phase of three-bedroom townhomes at the collection of 196 residences shortly, providing even more young families the opportunity to receive affordable homeownership in a highly desirable suburban location in the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown.  The soon-to-be-released residences will be delivered as Maple Fields soars past the 60% sold mark.

Included in the new phase will be each of the community’s spacious floorplans, priced from $272,400. Homes range in size from 2,274 to 2,329 square-feet of living space and provide a long list of upgrades in the purchase price.  Buyers receive designer finishes, including 2 ¼” prefinished hardwood flooring on the first floor, gourmet-inspired kitchens with breakfast nooks, stainless steel kitchen appliances including the refrigerator, attached two-car garages, finished basement, and washer and dryer.

Earlier this summer, Baker Residential released a limited number of premium homesites which have been met with tremendous interest.   Located on the community’s eastern edge, the lots back directly up to a wooded 13 acre-plus conservation area that has been dedicated and can never be disturbed.  The townhomes also offer expanded decks and walkout basements to fully embrace the special suburban setting.  A limited number of these select residences still remain, priced from $281,900,

Homes at Maple Fields are perfectly complimented by on-site recreational amenities to complete the idyllic lifestyle at the community. Residents have access to a community clubhouse, tot lot, 1/2 basketball court and a sparkling outdoor pool which is now open.

When not enjoying the well-rounded environment at Maple Fields, homeowners can bask in the beauty of the community’s location with Middletown’s scenic rolling hills, heavily wooded terrain and tremendous open space creating the perfect suburban oasis.

Maple Fields’ combination of a close-knit, country-like neighborhood environment and affordably-priced homes filled with numerous upscale appointments has drawn many young homebuyers priced out of northern New Jersey and New York City, but seeking to remain near major business and entertainment centers.  The community is within close proximity to Route 17, Route 84, the New York State Thruway and express buses and trains into Manhattan.

The Maple Fields sales office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information on the community, please call 914-461-9208 or visit  You can also find Maple Fields on Facebook, on Twitter, or read more about the community on the community blog.

About Baker Residential

Baker Residential, a White Plains. N.Y.-based family owned and operated real estate concern, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.  The company was formed five decades ago based on a commitment to quality, excellent personalized customer service and creativity in each home design.  This mindset has enabled the company to create hundreds of new home communities of great distinction and uniqueness that are home to thousands of families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.

Homes themselves provide “A Difference You Can See” with everlasting value thanks to attention-to-detail, high quality materials, fine craftsmanship and a long roster of standard designer interior features and finishes.  Distinctive exterior architectural details on each Baker residence creates streetscape of great variety and flair with ample sidewalks and lush landscaping to provide a welcoming environment.


Real Estate News: Construction Edition


The Montreign Casino in Sullivan County, show in artist’s rendering, is expected to open in early 2018. VIA MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK

A construction industry executive says the Hudson Valley is in the midst of a building boom.

Alan Seidman, executive director of the Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley, said he hasn’t seen such a flurry of development in the region in recent memory.

He said most of the union labor force has been engaged with work and other workers are being brought in from neighboring regions.

“Certainly, in the (last) 20 years, it is the biggest boom around and I can’t imagine there was ever anything like this,” Seidman said, pointing to the Orange County Government Center rebuild, Sullivan County Jail project, and the Montreign casino. “It is going to be a really great three- to five-year stretch.”

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Orange County Residential and Lifestyle Community Coming to Life in the City of Middletown, N.Y.

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The creation of a premium new residential and lifestyle center in the heart of Orange County, N.Y. is well underway as two signature new rental communities in the City of Middletown realize their potential as a one-of-a-kind destination for luxury living, shopping, dining and more.

The first building at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc — a prime retail center located in the heart of nearly 500 high-end residential units — is now fully leased, bringing a mix of nationally recognized brands, independent boutiques, restaurants and local service providers to the fast-growing neighborhoods of Sterling Parc and Southgate Middletown.  Among the eclectic mix of retailer now open are Envy Nails, State Farm Insurance, Natura Smoothies & Café, Katmarie Salon and KM Designs flower shop.

Adding to the buzz of this brand new retail and residential “village” has been the arrival of many of the first residents at Southgate Middletown, a new 306-home rental community being developed by Sterling Properties adjacent to The Shoppes at Sterling Parc.  The new renters join the hundreds already living at Sterling Parc, firmly establishing an incredibly lively and active neighborhood environment.

“The overall community has been designed as a suburban ‘lifestyle center.’ combining upscale apartment homes with a comprehensive retail component.” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “We wanted to create a cohesive destination where people can eat at a quaint restaurant or café, shop in boutique and find many modern conveniences.  Once our residents return home, there’s no need for an automobile because everything is close at hand.”

A select number of retail suites are still available in the second commercial building at The Shoppes at Sterling Parc.   The boutique spaces, which are ready for occupancy, range from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet.

New retailers will become part of the excitement at Southgate Middletown which is has quickly proven to satisfy the healthy appetite for new luxury apartment residences in a downtown-style setting.  In fact, four of the first five rental buildings at the community are fully leased just a few short months after opening to the public. Continue reading

Maple Fields Welcomes Summer with Festive Block Party under Orange County, N.Y.’s Sunny Skies

2016 Block PartyUnder crisp and sunny June skies, neighbors turned out in large numbers to officially kick off summer at Maple Fields in Orange County during a fun-filled Block Party hosted by the community’s developer Baker Residential.

With more than 100 residents now calling the new 196-townhome neighborhood home, the festive event was filled with families and children delighting in activities, including a bounce house, and enjoying traditional summer food, refreshments and desserts.   Interested homebuyers were also invited to share in the fun during the Block Party, allowing them to get an up close look at the vibrant, family-friendly environment at Maple Fields and receive first-hand testimonials from residents.

“This is the second summer we decided to host the Block Party event and provide our homeowners an opportunity to better get to know one another in a relaxed, fun setting,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential, which has introduced Maple Fields in the City of Middletown.  “This year’s attendance was tremendous with a perfect mix of residents and prospects interested in becoming a part of Maple Fields.  Everyone left incredibly impressed and excited about the close-knit lifestyle at Maple Fields.”

More than 100 homes have already been sold at Maple Fields, a number Baker Residential expects to grow significantly during the summer sales period.  To accommodate demand, a limited number of premium homesites have been released for sale at the community. Located on the community’s eastern edge, the lots back directly up to a wooded 13 acre-plus conservation area that has been dedicated and can never be disturbed.  Priced from $281,900, the homes will offer expanded decks and walkout basements to fully embrace the special suburban setting.


Maple Fields, the collection of three-bedroom townhomes in Orange County’s Middletown

“These select homes have been designed with outdoor spaces that take advantage of a desired location bordering a natural protected area that provides considerable amount of added peacefulness and serenity,” Ms. Bauer points out.  “Less than 20 of these premium homesites are available and we don’t expect them to remain very long.  This means purchasers interested in one of these outstanding lifestyle opportunities should act today.” Continue reading

Southgate Middletown Set to Welcome First Residents to Upscale Apartment Living in Orange County, N.Y.

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With four of the first five apartment buildings now leased and the first residents moving in, Southgate Middletown is proving incredibly popular among luxury apartment renters.

MIDDLETOWN, NY – A healthy appetite for new luxury apartment residences and the growing appeal of the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown have certainly made a strong impression with renters at Southgate Middletown.

Four of the first five apartment buildings at the upscale collection of 306 residences are now fully leased and the popular community is now preparing to welcome the first residents to an exciting new sophisticated and amenity-rich lifestyle in the historic Hudson Valley.

“The arrival of our first renters is significant for several reasons,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for developer Sterling Properties. “It signifies Southgate Middletown has begun the transition from a development site to an active, bustling and lived-in community.  And with enthusiastic residents filling the community daily, prospects can not only experience the upscale apartments, but also the incredible lifestyle that separates Southgate Middletown from the competition.”

Leasing is moving at a fever pitch at Southgate Middletown, which has quickly captured the attention of those looking for a higher level of apartment living in New York’s northern suburbs.  The community boasts a cutting-edge architectural design that incorporates traditional and contemporary elements, visuals and materials and stylish homes with modern and luxurious features.  Continue reading