We Buy Houses in Beacon
Beacon is a beautiful village in my home county of Dutchess. Currently, there is a population of about 16,000, and started as an industrial town along the Hudson River.
One of my favorite stories is how Beacon got its name. It was actually named after the beacons lit during the American Revolution used to alert the Continental Army in the Fishkill Mountains of the presence of British troops.
I love buying houses in Beacon
What started as an unknown site in the Hudson Valley, has turned into the town we know today!
I’m fascinated by the history of our county, and Beacon has had some stand-out moments over the centuries! It was one of the first settler communities in Dutchess County: the town was purchased by New York fur traders from the local tribesmen in 1683.
Before our time, flour trade was one of the economy’s mainstays. Dutchess County was a significant wheat producer, ranking first among New York counties and producing one-third of the flour at the time.
But 200 years ago, this charming town turned to industry. Did you know that the first hat factory was here in Beacon? It was opened by the Matteawan Manufacturing Company and employed 500 workers! The area quickly became one of the most important centers of hat production and boasted 50 hat factories during the 1800s.
In recent years, Beacon has left its industrial past behind by opening its economy to a completely different industry: art. As a result, we have witnessed how it has become the artistic refuge for many people who want to get away from the frenetic activity of New York. Because of its proximity, the town became known as the perfect place for artists – both Dutchess County locals and talented people from other areas.
In 2003, the Beacon Day Museum (aka DIA: Beacon) became one of the largest contemporary museums in the world. This led to a change in the town dynamics with the opening of stores, theaters, and all kinds of cultural events. As well as bringing the tourists in, it gives local visitors like me a whole load of things to do when we head to Beacon for the day!
One of my favorite things to visit in Beacon is art shows and galleries. One of the best is Dia Beacon, which is one of the most significant contemporary art museums globally, according to history – not just my opinion! Because it was established in a historic box printing plant, the thing that attracts me the most is that it links together the city’s present and past. I feel that it is one of the most representative elements of the city’s change from an industrial enclave to a haven for artists.
Another favorite place of mine that I love to visit is Pollepel Island in the Hudson Highlands. This is home to the ruins of Bannerman Castle, built in the early 20th century by the Bannerman family. I used to love to visit it, but since one of the walls fell down and COVID, tours have been almost non-existent. I haven’t been on the island in quite some time
Sell your house as-is to a BBB Accredited cash buyer
A Dutchess native, I’m local cash buyer living in Hopewell Junction. Bob Will Buy It is not an out-of-state, low-balling megacorporation. And we’re the only real estate cash buyer in the Mid-Hudson Valley accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Is the house causing you stress, and you don’t even know where to begin? Even if you don’t know the first thing about selling a house, I can help. When I buy your house, I will walk with you through every step…and I don’t charge any fees or commissions.
Whatever reason you have for wanting to sell your house, I can help. We’ve been buying houses in Beacon for many years and have seen it all. You can be assured that we will treat you with respect and do our best to help you, even if you don’t sell us your house.
Truly honest guy!!
Bob was great!! I would recommend him to anyone! Understands families and what it’s like to go through taking care of what loved ones leave behind!! It’s a difficult process and he’s good at helping you with it.
Benefits of Bob Buying Your House
1) You Control When Your House Sells
Since I’m buying with my own money (your house, nor I have to be approved by a bank) AND I’m buying the house as-is (I’m not going to ask you to fix or change anything), you have the power to pick the closing date. It can be as soon as three weeks or anytime after. I’m ready, when you’re ready.
2) You Will Sell Your House – Fast
How much does your house cost you each month? Taxes? Insurance? Heat? Electric? Upkeep (lawn mowing, snow removal, etc)? That’s money that’s getting burned while you wait and hope for your house to be sold. Around here – if everything goes smoothly, it typically takes 7-9 months to sell a house through a real estate agent. I can buy your house as quickly as three weeks.
3) I Will Actually Buy Your House
If you talk with other cash buyers, you will most likely find that they don’t actually intend on buying your house. Their goal is to get you to your lowest price, put the house under contract – and then sell that contract to a real cash buyer, like me. These folks are often inexperienced and the deals rarely work, wasting months of your valuable time.
4) A Closing You Can Count On
The moment we agree on a price that’s right for both of us, you can rest assured that your house is SOLD. I have purchased every house I have ever contracted to buy.
5) You Don’t Pay Any Real Estate Commissions
Even though I’m a licensed Real Estate Agent, there will be no commission due if I buy your house. (Real estate agents typically charge 5-6% of the sales price to market your house.)
6) You Won’t Pay Any Seller’s Concessions / closing assistance
Buyers nowadays don’t save like they used to. Short on cash, they look for some way to make the purchase work. The most popular way is… AFTER you agree on the house’s price, they ask for help with paying for their closing costs. That’s just more $$$ that doesn’t go into your bank account – up to 6% of the house’s price. That could be a $8,000-$10,000 reduction in what you get for your house. There’s none of that when I buy your house.
7) You Don’t Have To Do Any Updates
Still have the original kitchen? Same bathroom for 30 years? They work perfectly for you, right? But they don’t work for today’s demanding buyers. Bathrooms, kitchens, flooring and paint that is out of date really drives the price down and lengthens the time it takes to sell giving your house a “why hasn’t that sold yet?” stigma. (It’s a double-whammy) Again, today’s buyers with their meager savings, don’t have the money to fix them up. They’d rather buy a more expensive house that’s fully updated with a slightly higher mortgage payment. (Mortgages are a lot cheaper than credit cards!) (over)
8) You Don’t Have To Make Any Repairs
Again, buyers don’t have ANY extra cash, so they’ll insist that fix every little nit before they agree to buy the house. Every drippy faucet, every sticky window, carpet they want changed, gutters and chimneys cleaned, roofing replaced, decks updated to code… etc. And the worst part is that THIS negotiation comes AFTER you take the house off the market. So… you’re really up against the wall then, and they know it.
I’m not going to ask you to repair a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g.
9) You Don’t Have To Do Any Painting
It’s not unusual to have tired or outdated paint. But buyers can’t seem to get past seeing it and will run out of the house if they don’t like the color. I know, “it’s just paint” but there are a LOT of people who can’t get past colors they don’t like (have you seen a house-hunting show on TV lately?). And again, they don’t have any extra money to pay for new paint.
10) You Keep Your Privacy
There will be no pictures of your stuff on the internet for everyone to see. No sign in the yard announcing your business to everyone. No curious neighbors walking through your house making judgements. No worries about a rude agent using the lockbox and walking in on you without an appointment. No stress from having to clean and leave your house frequently to accommodate strangers looking in your closets. I’ll be the only one that has to see the inside of your house – and you don’t even have to clean up for me.
11) Less COVID-19 Worries
You won’t have hordes of people traipsing through your house touching things. Eww!
I strictly follow the COVID Safety Protocols recommended by the CDC and NYS and typically only have to enter your house once.
12) You Don’t Have to Empty or Clean
One of the great bonuses of me buying your house you don’t need to clean, anything. You don’t need to empty the house. No need to pay thousands of dollars and break your back filling dumpsters. No hard/emotional decisions of what gets thrown out. Just take what you want and leave the rest.
13) Any Usable Items Are Donated
One of the first things I do when I purchase a house is to go through it and pick out anything usable that can be donated. I favor local organizations that give directly to the person/family in need such as Dutchess Outreach, Brenna’s Basement, Furry Angels, Hyde Park ASPCA. Pots, pans, plates, flatware, small appliances, bedding, towels, clothes, laundry, haircare items, etc, gets collected, cleaned up and donated. It reduces the burden on our environment and best of all… helps people and animals in need.
14) We are Trustworthy and Honest
Accredited By The Better Business Bureau
Bob Will Buy It is the only cash house buyer in the Mid-Hudson Valley accredited by the Better Business Bureau. It took over a month of the BBB looking over our records, our advertising practices, our legalities, and talking to past customers to grant us their accreditation for our house buying service.
Parent’s House in Peekskill, NY
The Deal: Four sisters needed to sell their parent’s house that could not be sold using a real estate agent. I was able to cut through the hurdles and made it a smooth transaction for them.
We Work With Homeowners In Beacon
We buy houses in Beacon and most of the surrounding towns in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Instead of putting your house on the market and waiting months for an interested buyer to come along (who may or may not be able to even get a mortgage), you’ve already found a ready, willing and able buyer here… me!