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Nearly seven months after restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic changed life for millions, Dutchess County residents looking to sell their homes are continuing to benefit from an influx of buyers looking for a suburban environment.

Though while southern areas like Beacon are most often associated with city-dwellers seeking to relocate, the market is booming most in northern Dutchess and other deep suburban areas.

While single-family home sales in southwest Dutchess dipped in the third quarter as compared to 2019 amid low inventory, and the average home sale price was mostly flat, both numbers exploded in the northern sections of the county, according to third-quarter reports from brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

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