Education Calendar

Date: 01/30/12

RI 401 Get it Listed, Get it Sold!

RI-401 Get it Listed! Get it Sold!
June 5 and 6, 2012  8:30 am-5:30 pm
15 hours CE Credit
Instructor: Roseann Farrow, ABR, CIPS, CRB
$225 members
Call NYSAR to register 463-0300 x 219



Date: 01/30/12

CIPS Designation Course

Earn a global real estate presence with the CIPS designation.

Feb, 12 and 13th, 2012
The Desmond Hotel
$150 members
call NYSAT to register  464-0300 x 219

Instructor: Roseann Farrow, ABR, CIPS, CRB

Date: 01/20/12

No Major Changes In Capital Region Housing Sales –2011 Ends Year With Fewer Sales But Stable Prices

Based on statistics released today by the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAR) the residential real estate market inNew York’s Capital Region remains a buyer’s market, a position it has held for several years. Even though it was a buyer’s market in 2011 there was still a decline in sales from 2010 and prices remained steady. The report is based upon data collected by the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service, Inc. a regional service owned by GCAR and the Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

Nina Amadon (489-1000), GCAR president says, “When we look at our market in 2011, and given the deep and prolonged nature of this recent downturn in the housing market, we believe that the fact that prices have remained steady through this most recent 12 month cycle indicates that the market is stabilizing and poised for growth as we move into 2012.  With interest rates still very low and a large  inventory of houses on the market buyers will continue to enjoy the benefits of a buyer’s market whether they are selling their current home and buying another home, or just purchasing their first home.” She adds, “The spring season is anticipated to be robust and very active.  However, the housing market, like so many others, seems to be influenced more than ever by economic developments far away from the Capital Region.”

James Ader (464-0191 Ext. 16), GCAR’s chief executive officer says, “When the economy does start to improve, and when the possibility of inflation presents itself we know interest rates will rise. And when the housing market starts to improve housing values will begin to appreciate. Higher interest rates plus higher prices will make many buyers regret their decision to remain on the sidelines right now.” He adds, “We would especially suggest that first time buyers sit with a REALTOR® and explore their options. Besides low prices and motivated sellers first time buyers do not have to coordinate the sale of a home with their purchase. They do not want to miss this rare opportunity to become a home owner.”

“We would remind everyone who is interested in buying or selling a home to talk with a professional. The housing purchase is too large to tackle without a complete understanding of the Capital Region’s market and of the entire real estate transaction”, says Ms. Amadon.

              GCAR is a professional trade association representing 2,700 real estate professionals in the Capital Region. GCAR is the “Voice for Real Estate ™ in the Capital Region.




GCAR, 451 New Karner Road,Albany, NY 12205

Date: 01/10/12

RI-406 Price it Right, Understanding the Appraisal Process

October 18, 2012

Instructor: Roseann Farrow

Fee: $150    7.5 hours CE credit

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