Albany, NY Homeowner

Buying Your First Home? NY Wants to Make it Easier

ALBANY, NY — Saving to purchase a first home in New York may get easier if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill into law passed by the state Legislature this week. The Albany, NY “NY First Home” bill was approved by the Senate and Assembly and would allow prospective first-time homebuyers to save for their […]

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Upstate NY

Upstate New York Still In Recovery

Upstate NY housing market is still working its way through recovery from the financial crisis that began 10 years ago, but there are signs of hope. More than 100,000 New Yorkers bought their current homes just before the state’s housing market began to contract in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. Prices and […]

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Housing Market

Empire State Housing Market First Quarter

The New York State housing market growth trend continued through the 2017 first quarter with sales setting the high-water mark for the quarter at 25,366… The first quarter statewide median sales price of $245,000 represents an increase of 6.5 percent from the 2016 first quarter. “An overall healthy economy and the specter of mortgage rate […]

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First-Time Buyer’s Cheat Sheet

Line Up Your Team THE BROKER Sellers, not buyers, pay the broker fee. So, your broker works for you at no direct cost. A broker will shepherd you through the process from the first open houses until you close on the sale, helping to negotiate and navigate any sticking points along the way. To find […]

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Increase Your Curb Appeal

We often hear homeowners struggle with selling a home at the value they have placed on it in this market. Are you in the same pinch? What can you do? Is reducing your price the only option? Fortunately, there are small tricks that can actually help you to improve your home’s market value, and one […]

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Shopping For A Home? You Better Act Fast…

If you’re out shopping for a home this weekend, bring your checkbook. There may still be ice on the ground in much of the nation, but the spring housing market is the hottest it’s been in a decade. Consumer sentiment in both the economy and the housing market is rising and that is translating into […]

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What 2017 Holds For The Buffalo Housing Market

As with most, 2016 was a year full of ups and downs, good and bad, and many unexpected events! The housing market as well, was not immune to the years whims and woes. In the beginning of the year, experts expected a pick up in building activity, and builders are not able to keep up […]

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7 Steps to a Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal

Ask any real estate professional about the benefits of investing in commercial property, and you’ll likely trigger a monologue on how such properties are a better deal than residential real estate. Commercial property owners love the additional cash flow, the beneficial economies of scale, the relatively open playing field, the abundant market for good, affordable […]

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Millennials, Boomers, Prices and Inventory

Price appreciation and low inventory dominated real estate news in 2016. Looking ahead, housing market experts foresee a moderating yet healthy real estate market in 2017. The two largest population groups — millennials and baby boomers — are anticipated to have the biggest impact on real estate, along with rising mortgage rates and increased access […]

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