Thanks for the responses.
Cher – I’ll check out those resources – I appreciate it.
Hepburn61 – I’m familiar with Newburgh, yes I’m looking at buying to fix up, living in and creating my studio on site on the property. My family has had a place in Orange county most of my life and my grandmother had a house in Newburgh when I was younger.
I know the problems and the changes that are happening – for me I love the chance of building something there, being near the river and not far from family. I appreciate your candor and hear what you are saying.
Anyone else with more info I’m still open to hearing more and will check this periodically.