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Is Winter a Good Time to Buy?

February 25, 2014 | By

This has been a brutal winter for everyone in the Capital District except the ski resorts which have benefitted greatly. For those who are not enthusiasts of winter sports, staying indoors has become the way of the winter of incredible snow and cold. BUT, if you are thinking of purchasing a home this might be […]

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Mortgage Terms – Simply Defined

January 29, 2014 | By

Before beginning your search for a home you might want to familiarize yourself with “mortgage speak.” It’s a good idea to learn mortgage terminology and what surrounds the banking process. These are the most often used terms by mortgage officers or mortgage brokers. Remember to be a confident borrower, be an informed borrower. Adjustable-rate mortgage […]

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5 Simple Steps to Cut Your Energy Costs Nearly in Half

September 23, 2013 | By

Save 10 percent or more on your energy costs simply by plugging any air leaks around your windows and doors. Caulk and weather-strip all seams, cracks, and openings. Clean or replace your air filters. Dirty air filters can cause an AC unit to work harder than necessary, which can increase your energy bills. A clean […]

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Tips For Finding Phenomenal Deals

September 16, 2013 | By

For the savvy investor, there is a great deal of money to be made in the real estate market. If you are planning to invest in real estate, one thing you will want to do is to work with a reputable real estate professional who can provide you with information on the area’s comparable sales.  […]

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Baby-Proof Your Child’s Bedroom

September 9, 2013 | By

Children are curious and adventurous by nature, but when they’re babies, this curiosity can often result in an injury or accident. While parents do their best to keep their babies safe and protected all day long, in actuality, the greatest risk for injury to the baby lies in the baby’s own bedroom. If you’re a […]

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How to Stage Your Garage

September 2, 2013 | By

You’re staging a home for sale, and the house is immaculate and welcoming. But what about the garage? Don’t use that space as a dumping ground for all your clutter: Curb appeal should extend all the way up the driveway and into the garage. Just as you’ve beautified the rest of your house, making it […]

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Why Use a Realtor

August 26, 2013 | By

For someone who’s never done it, home selling can be frustrating. So how can you best sell a house? Use a good professional Realtor. If you don’t know anyone you might interview a few agents, or get suggestions from friends who have had successful transactions with someone they are happy to recommend. For many homeowners […]

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RealtyTrac: Rochester, Capital Region lead national housing market recovery

August 19, 2013 | By

In its first Housing Market Recovery Index, RealtyTrac placed two New York State housing markets in the top three national metro housing markets “leading the real estate recovery.” Rochester and the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro markets ranked first and third, respectively, among national housing markets. The ranking was based on seven factors includingunemployment rate, percentage of underwater […]

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Do This Before Listing Your Home

August 19, 2013 | By

Want to Increase Your Equity When Selling Your Home? – Think of Your Home as a Financial Asset. A transition takes place when you begin the process of selling your home. You see your home not as a home, but as a financial asset, and the question becomes how do your get the most equity […]

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