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Part of being prepared to deal with a threatening situation is having “an out.” If you feel uncomfortable, say you left something in your car or another agent is on ...
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GCAR has named one local real estate professional as the 2019 Good Neighbor Award winner spotlighting the practitioner’s impact on their community through volunteer work. This marks the association’s first ...
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Education Committee By early April the association had pivoted all education online, working with the Department of State's new class approval procedures and oversight proctoring requirements. Every class was re-evaluated ...
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As a non-profit, the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® understands the importance of garnering community support through monetary means and volunteers who contribute their time and effort towards the goals ...
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In accordance with the MLS system's long-standing focus on creating an efficient, transparent marketplace for home buyers and sellers, the amount of compensation offered to buyers' agents for each MLS ...
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Dan Shephard, Principal Broker of All In 1 Realty Services, has been named the 2020 REALTOR® of the year. Dan is always there to help. For the past two years, ...
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GCAR and RPAC recognize the following members for investing in REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) at the major investor level in 2020. Thank you to the RPAC major investors for ...
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In 2019, we are celebrating 50 years of RPAC. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee is the key to protecting and promoting the real estate industry. Below is a list of ...
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Marketing Yourself as a New Agent Requires Experimentation Starting out as a real estate agent requires finding ways to market your agent brand to discover new leads. The more leads you can ...
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SYSTEMS & STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS! Are you a new REALTOR® wondering how to get started, enhance productivity and profit? Or, are you a veteran REALTOR® looking for a skills-based course ...
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The holiday season brought the nation and the Capital Region an active sales market with strong buyer demand due to record low-interest rates and the continued increase in desire for ...
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John Heiden 772 Saratoga Rd, Ste 4 Burnt Hills, NY 1202 518-399-7000 Website ...
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Want to shine a light on the role real estate professionals play in fighting discrimination? In honor of Fair Housing Month, NAR has launched several resources to help you promote your fair housing commitment, as well as educational ...
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By Joel Koval, NYSAR Regional Vice President As a member of the New York State Association of REALTORS® you get some great benefits. Are you taking full advantage of them? ...
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Since 1924, the Arnoff family has been providing exceptional service to families and businesses in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida moving the ordinary and extraordinary. Throughout the years we ...
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Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. With BSNB as your partner, you can feel confident making your dream home a reality. Our experienced lending ...

by The CE Shop Team A real estate agent's job is more than about aiding home purchases, but about connecting people within their community. Are you up for the challenge? Today’s modern technological ...
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Ryan Bergami 100 Dubois Lane Rexford, NY 12148 518-560-1399 service@inspectny.net inspectny.net ...
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Keeping up with technology, facing increased competition from nontraditional market participants, and growing concerns over housing affordability are the top challenges that real estate firms say they’re increasingly alarmed about, ...
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Bill has been a Realtor for 31 Years. He is a NYSAR approved instructor and has over twenty years of teaching experience. Classes he has taught include Lead-Based Paint, Realtor ...
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Jacquelyn has been a full-time Realtor for 30 years in Rensselaer County. Previously she was a paralegal and says she loves both of her chosen professions. She has been married ...
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Victoria was the president of the Rensselaer County Board of REALTORS® when it merged with the Albany County Board of REALTORS® to create the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® in ...
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Robin Smith 415-892-6058 rsmith@bradfordtaxsolutions.com www.bradfordtaxsolutions.com ...

by Erica Christoffer and Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine Contributing Editors There are four main strategies offices have been quick to embrace to keep business running smoothly during the coronavirus ...
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Buyers and sellers are at the height of the real estate season and the pressure on inventory continues. Sales were down compared to last year, which continues to have more ...
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Ask the State Legislature to Include Funding in This Year’s Budget for Wadsworth Center Redesign and Relocation The Wadsworth Center is presently spread among four facilities across the region. The planned ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Calm, Cool and Active Nationally the news in residential real ...
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 As new home construction begins to provide positive energy in the national real estate market, the Capital Region’s March market also showed signs of an encouraging spring. Increasing vaccines and ...
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www.capitalbank.com Mary Beth Uebrick 64 Wolf Road, Suite 107 Albany, NY 12205 518-742-6240 ...

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Residential real estate activity has been relatively slow in the ...
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Across the Capital Region pending sales increased 18 percent above July 2017 to 1,247 for the month. With a year over year increase of 7.5 and 4 percent respectively, 1,161 ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Capital Region Real Estate Market Heats Up Heading Into Summer  The ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Capital Region Remains an Affordable Place to Live The National ...
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Scheduling seven days a week. InterNACHI Certified. Serving the entire New York Capital District, Berkshire county, Western Massachusetts, and Northwestern Connecticut. We handle all levels of residential and commercial property inspections, ...
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Carl Schiovone has been actively involved in real estate investing for nearly 30 years. As the co-founder of Cypress Investment Properties, he specializes in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and property management ...
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Certified Home Inspections has a strong commitment to providing the most professional and thorough home inspection available in the Capital Region.  I have fifteen years of experience which has created ...
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Chris began his real estate career as “rookie of the year” in 2002 and continued to achieve at higher levels in the years to follow. He joined Keller Williams Realty ...
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Effective May 1, 2020, NAR’s “Clear Cooperation Policy” is in effect for all REALTOR® MLS Organizations The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS voted and approved the ...
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The GCAR and Global MLS offices will be closing at 3:00 pm today, April 2. Enjoy your weekend! ...
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Jerry Helm 184 Lanes Doro Rd Cheshire, MA 01225 518-526-4335 Jerry.helm@colavita.com colavitastore.com ...

A new proposed DOS regulation impacting IDX feeds and licensees who pay a third-party to advertise where it will appear on the same webpage as another broker’s exclusive listing. This ...
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On July 30, Community Relations Committee members Ginny O’Brien, Karen Cahill, and Tom Schlutow met at St. Paul’s new supportive housing program in Rensselaer to help clear some brush for ...
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Community Relations Committee is asking for your help On August 17th at the Wilton NY Headquarters of “Operation Adopt a Soldier”, a fire broke out resulting in a total loss ...
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We are pleased to announce that Debbie Isom has taken on a new role at GCAR. Formerly the Director of Professional Development, Debbie is now the Director of Association Services. ...
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At the state level, NYSAR is working with the Governor’s Office on relief for REALTORS® NYSAR’s government affairs division has been in constant contact with the Governor’s Office and has ...
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As REALTORS® attempt to follow an ever-changing array of state orders to stay home and government recommendations, where does NAR’s Code Of Ethics come into play? The COVID-19 pandemic has ...
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Aaron Sahr 246 Hackett Boulevard Albany, NY 12209 518-755-5701 asahr09@yahoo.com www.cutcoclosinggifts.com ...

Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and ...
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David & Farrah Dobbins moved from Colorado in 2018 and opened MHF Photography.  David is an FAA licensed drone pilot and videographer and Farrah is a still photographer.  They specialize ...
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David Jones has been involved in residential and commercial construction for 25 years, a local home inspector for 10 years, and environmental consulting including actual hands-on environmental remediation. David has ...
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debutpropertystaging.com Eileen Duggan & Peg Digena PO Box 547 Slingerlands, NY 12159 518-313-0975 ...
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A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. ...
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Ed Smith has over four decades of experience in Commercial and Investment Real Estate Brokerage, Leasing, Sales, and Management. For many years he had his own brokerage firm on LI, ...
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Paul Pinkans 136 Columbia St Cohoes, NY 12047 518-250-5641 edgecoenv1@gmail.com www.edgecoenvironmental.com ...

Eileen Franko has been doing presentations on environmental topics for over thirty years at the state and national levels. She worked for the state at both the Departments of Health ...
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Ellen Boyle is a proven winner. Her powerful knowledge and sharpened skills will take your real estate business to its next level of success. Her experience, high energy, and enthusiasm ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Endless Summer??? Though the summer marks the end of school ...
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Eric Sterling is a New York State certified and registered commercial appraiser. He has been appraising all types of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential properties for the past 20+ years. ...
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As NAR continues to strengthen its commitment to fair housing in the real estate industry, 2021 President Charlie Oppler asks that our appointed and elected leaders in the association join ...
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April is upon us. This time of year is usually a flurry of spring market activity. It’s also a time when we reflect on the ways people are shut out ...
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Heidi Ives 125 High Rock Ave, Ste 207B Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-791-4595 www.fairwayindependentmc.com ...

Paul Rutherford 8 Airline Drive Albany, NY 12205 518-250-5641 Filmworks109@gmail.com www.filmworks109.com ...

Thanks to record-setting low inventories, today’s REALTORS® are taking the reins, knowing they must create their own success by digging deep into solid, sustainable marketing campaigns that generate new business and ...
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www.firstscotia.com Joyce Poulin 201 Mohawk Ave Scotia, NY 12302 518-370-7117 ...

The combination of cooling inflation and slower global economic growth led mortgage rates to drift down to the lowest levels in a year. While housing activity has clearly softened over ...
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By Lisbeth Calandrino “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci Attend Lisbeth's Sought After Fabulous Floors Certification Class November 7-8, 2018 Hyatt Place Malta, NY More info here ...
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The world is changing, but there are opportunities in change. by Tim and Julie Harris How’s this for an outlier’s point of view? Now is the best time to be a ...
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Throughout 2020 GCAR will recognize its 100 years by commemorating the rich history of the Association in publications, events, and membership gatherings. We are seeking any items from past years ...
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A local program to recognize a GCAR member who is making an extraordinary impact through community service. Nominees should have contributed volunteer hours to a program that improves the livability ...
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GCAR was one of the honorees at Joseph’s House Winter Walk Banquet held on December 11, 2019, at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. GCAR was honored for their support of ...
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On December 10, 2020 GCAR members gathered at the Latham Regional Food Bank to help prepare food for delivery to those in great need. Many thanks to Amanda Blanchard, Karen ...
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Many thanks to the membership for your support of the Community Outreach Fund. Twelve organizations received donations in 2019 due to YOUR generosity. The organizations are as follows:  Rebuilding Together Saratoga County; ...
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The past year has tested everyone’s mental fortitude and required everyone to accept the fact that the only constant thing in life is change. In 2021 members can look for ...
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As of April 15, Global MLS is live. Please be patient when calling the office. The staff is working hard to make sure everything is working properly. There may be ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Global Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Ph: (518) 464-0191 CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION TO BRING TOGETHER OVER 10,000 ACTIVE LISTINGS ACROSS ...
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $22 million in state funding to support two transformational projects in Downtown Albany. Empire State Development will provide up to $15 million ...
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Brokers are responsible for making sure all associated licensees follow the requirements of the Interim Guidance Document. Guidance to in-person contact with consumers Brokers are encouraged, but not required, to ...
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By Jay Christiana, 2019 GCAR President It’s hard to believe it, but we are already halfway through the year. I hope you all have been as busy I have been. ...
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As residents of the Capital Region began to receive vaccinations en masse last month, home sales followed suit. Closed sales increased 24 percent from February 2020 to 867 for the ...
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Healthy buyer demand and inadequate supply continues to be the story for the Capital Region and much of the country. With the inventory of homes for sale still low, the ...
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Due to slow wage growth, housing affordability remains a concern for 2019. Although inventory is poised to improve in 2019, homes that become available may prove to be too costly ...
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At this point in the year, there is a good sense for how the housing market is likely to perform for the foreseeable future. While it remains true that sales ...
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In the Capital Region, pending sales increased 6.4 percent from January 2019 to 844 for the month. Closed sales increased 9 percent from January 2019 to 809 for the month; ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Home sales activity continued to ride the year’s overall trend ...
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Weather-related events have put a damper on the conditions ideal to make home sales during February, yet buyers have shown determination toward achieving their homeownership goals. The market is showing ...
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Susan Kreyer 125 High Rock Ave, STE. 202 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 585-259-2458 Susan.kreyer@homebridge.com www.homebridge.com ...

Kevin Facteau 518-217-5777 kevin.facteau@hommati.com www.hommati.com/office/189 ...
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While business owners across New York’s regions spent much of June preparing to re-open, REALTORS® took a deep breath, donned masks and gloves, and got busy. Very busy. Last month ...
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Throughout the Capital Region, market activity continues to trend upward for the seventh consecutive month. Typically, this time of year the market slows down but as a result of the ...
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On June 14, 2019, the Governor enacted sweeping legislation expanding certain rent provisions statewide and altering the relationship between landlords and tenants in residential real estate. The Emergency Tenant Protection ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 How Low Can Inventory Go? The limited inventory of homes ...
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Cher Salerno 805 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12065 518-371-8888 info@ialawny.com www.ialawny.com ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 If You List It, They Will Come Despite positive first ...
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COVID-19 has turned the industry upside down. The ATA spent a few minutes with a couple of GCAR members to learn more about how they have adapted their businesses during the ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 The Capital Region’s real estate market continues to present a ...
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By Tom McGroder I’d like to start the year off by thanking you for trusting me to be your 2020 Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® President. As I begin my ...
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Jeffrey Decatur is a Broker Associate with RE/MAX Capital in Albany, with 25 years of real estate experience. In 2017, Jeffrey was honored by  GCAR as the Realtor of the ...
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Real estate maven, wife, philanthropist, extreme optimist, and travel enthusiast, Jennifer is the Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Empire Associates. With more than 10 years of experience, Jenn works closely with ...
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Jeremias “Jman” Maneiro is the owner of JMan Seminars and is a licensed NYS Associate Broker who is still actively selling in his home market of Rochester, NY. His speaking ...
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Josef (Joe) Fasolino is a graduate of Union College with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2003) and received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1998) from Northeastern ...
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John Bevilacqua is the Broker/Owner and Founder of The Property Shop of the Capital Region. He has been a licensed real estate broker for over 16 years. John began his real ...
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Since becoming an agent in 1986, John DiIanni has immersed himself in the real estate industry. His background includes selling new construction developments, managing offices, purchasing and managing apartment buildings, ...
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Welcome to Phase 4! As I write this article the Capital Region Real Estate industry has been back open for a few weeks and agents are trying to navigate the ...
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My, how times change. In the span of a few weeks, our entire world and industry has been turned upside down. The Earth keeps spinning while the normalcy of our ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Another month of price gains in the Capital Region underlines ...
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By Conor Gillis Government Affairs Field Rep, NYSAR I’d like to a minute and introduce myself to those who do not know me. My name is Conor Gillis and I ...
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  By Conor Gillis GCAR Government Affairs     Albany Common Council Takes Initial Step Toward Rent Control On Monday, December 16th, the Albany Common Council passed a resolution calling ...

Gov. Cuomo says NY will expand COVID rent relief program After New York State distributed just $40 million of $100 million in federal CARES Act funds intended for struggling, low-income ...
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Governor Cuomo announces new COVID rental assistance program Governor Cuomo announced the launching of an emergency COIVD rental assistance program to provide eligible low-income households with a one-time rental subsidy ...
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  By Conor Gillis GCAR Government Affairs     NYSAR urges state lawmakers to fund new fair housing program in state budget NYSAR issued letters urging Governor Cuomo and leaders ...
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By Conor Gillis   Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Proposes Good Cause Eviction Legislation Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced in early February that she would be proposing the first municipal “good cause ...
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By Conor Gillis State Budget approved; no new real estate taxes or fees included State lawmakers passed a $178 billion budget in the early hours of April 3 with the ...
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NY Courts extend eviction moratorium until October 1 A new directive, issued by New York State Chief Administrative Judge, mandates that no existing or new residential eviction warrants can be ...
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By Connor Gillis Governor extends ban on COVID-related residential evictions until Jan. 1, 2021 Governor Cuomo extended the state’s moratorium on COVID-related residential evictions until January 1, 2021, through Executive ...
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Lisbeth Calandrino is an accomplished international speaker with expertise in the floor covering industry and customer service. She has been certified as an Independent Floor Covering Inspector and in 2017 ...
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A dynamic, enthusiastic speaker certified in the proprietary selling system developed by David H. Sandler, Lorraine Ferguson informs, entertains, and motivates leadership and rank and file sales teams to achieve ...
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The housing market in the Capital Region finished out with third quarter of the year on a high. The demand for inventory has remained high throughout the first 9 months ...
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Thursday, May 16 The Community Relations Committee is looking for volunteers to help clean up at The Double H Ranch. Volunteers will work inside cleaning rooms or outside getting the ...
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But not because of the weather. As COVID-19’s impact spread across the United States throughout March, the stock market declines hit investors hard, recovering only slightly in the final week ...
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By Tom McGroder As I write this article, we are finishing up The New York State Association of REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Albany. During the meetings, two main hot topics ...
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Matt Dean is a Senior Residential Energy Appraiser and BPI trainer.  Matthew has taught over 1000 students and has over 5000 hours of experience training classes. His specialization is in-home ...
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Matt has experience building, growing, and maintaining sales teams as evidenced by his past. Matt practiced pharmacy for 5 years and moved into pharmaceutical sales where he became a mentor ...
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Our industry has faced many challenges over the years, but 2020 will be one for the record books. While writing this article I keep thinking of the families that are ...
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Officers Tom McGroder, Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. President Thomas J. McGroder, ABR, GRI, SRS, PSA, Broker/Owner of Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. began a career in real estate after ...
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Jason Christiana, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake President Jay serves as President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® with 9 branch offices in Upstate New York. He was recognized in 2012 ...
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Our success and reputation are built on personal service, industry expertise, and an unwavering focus on doing things the right way. This old-fashioned approach is leveraged by our perpetual adoption ...
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www.mhfphoto.com Farrah Dobbins 518-350-4991 ...

Licensed since 1978, associate broker’s license in 1992, certified for New York State continuing education by the Dept. of State in 1996, BA in Speech Communication from SUNY Geneseo. Author ...
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The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® voted and approved the following policy to be adopted by all REALTOR MLS’s (which includes Global MLS) by May 1, ...
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Diane Watters 1048 Broadway Albany, NY 12204 518-465-6300 dwatters@wfenterprises.com www.moderncarpetco.com ...

Slightly weaker inflation and labor economic data caused mortgage rates to dip this week. Moving into summer, we expect rates to be about a quarter to half a percentage point ...
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For the third week in a row, mortgage rates inched upward, but economists were quick to reassure home buyers and potential refinancers that rates remain still remain well below year-ago ...
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Filing demonstrates lawsuit misrepresents facts, ignores legal precedent, and fails to prove legal harm. Two recently filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and several major ...
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GCAR member, Jennifer Vucetic will be inducted into the Prestigious NAR RPAC Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime support of RPAC in excess of $25,000! The induction will ...
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GCAR Member, Sandy Nardoci, is Among the Finalists The National Association of Realtors® has selected 10 Realtors® as finalists for its 2020 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who ...
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Joe Culver 52 South Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815 607-226-1685 Website ...

A new fair housing regulation and an amendment to the advertising regulations have been approved and adopted by the Department of State. The final Notice of Adoption and final text will ...
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Though during the first quarter of the year housing supply continued to struggle to replenish itself in most markets across the US, new listings in the Capital Region increased by ...
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The National Flood Insurance Program that millions of people rely on has gotten another temporary extension, as members of Congress renew efforts to work out a long-term proposal. The NFIP ...
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I want to thank you all for an excellent year. It’s unbelievable that we are in the last 2 months of the year already; it seems like just yesterday I ...
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In this critical election year, as we continue to safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic, every voter should be using this month to learn the voting options and deadlines in their ...
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Nationwide, the economy continues to be aided by home sales activity which is at the highest level since 2006. Throughout the Capital Region, buyer activity remains stronger than usual for ...
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As the Capital Region marked its paces through New York on Pause to New York Forward, real estate shows signs of initial recovery. Continued mortgage rates at or below 3.3 ...
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Phil Goodson Sr. is (and has been for six years) an active real estate agent for Equitas Realty of Saratoga Springs NY. Phil is also the founder and president of ...
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For years, satisfied homeowners have counted on Premium Mortgage to find them the best mortgages — from competitive interest rates to the highest-level terms available in the home loan market ...

Spring is in the air, and with the new hope of spring, there is a lot to look forward to.  COVID and Interest Rates are hovering right around 3%, both ...
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Reflecting back over this past year, it’s hard to believe that my year as president of our association is coming to a close! On January 9th, 2020 as I was ...
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It is that time of year for reflection.  As we look back on 2020, we all experienced our typical daily challenges, and then we all had the ones we experienced ...
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The good news is – and there is some - that at the national level, economic analysts predict residential estate will continue along a positive line for the rest of ...
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Freddie Mac recently reported that the 30-year fixed rate fell to 4.63 percent – the lowest it has been since mid-September. Mortgage rates have either fallen or remained flat for ...
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Buyers are beginning to return in full force this spring. The competition is fierce for well-priced homes in desirable locations. As prices continue to gain traction the median sales price ...
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Randy Templeman is a National educator and holds more than a dozen NAR designations and certifications.  Randy wakes up each day with a yearning for learning and before the day ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Real Estate Market Update The New Year got off to ...
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The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the way REALTORS® conduct business. Virtual tours and app-based conferencing have played a major role while brokerages scramble to balance excellent client service with ...
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A REALTOR® member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-Associate®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty years is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.  ...
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Those who have been named REALTOR of the Year know first hand the reverence and surprise of being placed in the company of past REALTORS® of the Year. Reverence because ...
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With the 2020 Census scheduled to hit mailboxes soon, the Greater Capital Association of Realtors®, together with the National Association of Realtors®, are encouraging all of our members and their ...
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Rebecca Jones started her career in Real Estate in 1986 as a sales agent and then evolved into a NYS Certified Appraiser in 1990.  She started her teaching path in ...
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While uncertainty remains on what effects the upcoming elections and any seasonal resurgence of COVID-19 may have on the financial and housing markets, the healthy housing demand we see today ...
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As New York State entered Phase 1 of the Governor’s plan for reopening, the Capital Region’s real estate market prepares for a rebound in Phase 2. Due to the shut-down ...
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Richard Ferro is the principal broker and manager for Berkshire Hathaway Blake’s Commercial Division and has been engaged in commercial real estate brokerage for twenty-eight years, concentrating on office, industrial, ...
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Rory O’Connor began his real estate career in 1985, after a successful corporate career in consumer marketing, as well as running his own consulting. Beginning with a small firm, he ...
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GCAR and RPAC recognize the following members for investing in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) at the major investor level in 2019. Thank you to the RPAC major investors ...
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Why should I invest in RPAC? RPAC is the muscle behind NAR. RPAC represents more than 1.3 million REALTORS® that members of Congress want as their friends. 100% of your ...
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Mis-Click? Let it Stick! While submitting dues payments members sometimes tell us they have mis-clicked on the RPAC contribution button and contact the board office for a refund because they ...
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Congratulations to Nina Amadon and Greg Connors on their induction into the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame in recognition of their generous $15,000 total lifetime investments in RPAC. ...
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Happy New Year, GCAR! I have the honor of representing you as the New York State Association of REALTORS® 2019 Regional Vice President for the Capital Region. For those of ...
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Nationally, existing-home sales experienced a minor drop for the third consecutive month in January. Of the four major U.S. regions, only the Northeast saw an uptick in sales activity last ...
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Lisa McCoy 23 Division Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-583-2323 x123 lmccoy@saratogafcu.org www.saratogafcu.org ...

SEFCU Mortgage Services provides superior quality service to its members/customers, by offering a full range of mortgage products from the best providers in the mortgage industry. SEFCU Mortgage Services is ...

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Seller’s Market Hits the Capital Region The Capital Region housing ...
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Albany County Fire Sprinkler Mandate Update In late July, the Albany County Legislature decided to temporarily hold off on advancing a proposal (Local Law “I”) to mandate the installation of ...
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GCAR is Expanding! We have some exciting news to share with our members. GCAR has closed on the purchase of 449 New Karner Road and following some renovations, expect to ...
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A message from your NYSAR Regional Vice President, Cathy Griffin It’s hard to believe that the summer is already over! As your NYSAR Capital Region Vice President, I was happy ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 Signs of a Sellers’ Market A busy summer continues in ...
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The state tax department said it will automatically issue STAR checks to homeowners who earn between $250,000 and $500,000 instead of requiring them to register with the state. A law ...
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The Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® leadership traveled to Washington, DC last week to attend the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative meetings and meet with New York elected representatives, Paul ...
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As the market navigates the "new normal” coming into 2021, there are no signs of buyer demand slowing down. Even with less inventory year-over-year, the market saw a 9 percent ...
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Pending sales showed no change from August 2017 after 2 months of steady increases. This may be an indication that summer selling season is coming to an end. Closed sales ...
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Real estate developers are slamming a slew of tenant protections that passed the Legislature Friday, predicting the new laws will impede the Capital Region's economic development. An omnibus package, signed ...
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A message from your president, Susan Sommers Armed with the heavy knowledge of the recent passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, my husband and I attended a phenomenal ...
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An implicit antidiscrimination ban is now spelled out by a new standard of practice in the Code of Ethics. by Matt Difanis As REALTORS®, we pledge to live by the Code of ...
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As we enter the fourth quarter of 2018, the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® reports the market activity has not slowed down. There was a 12 percent increase in showings ...
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salernolawny.com Kim Salerno 199 Milton Ave, Suite 2 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 518-309-3404 ...
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As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you are also a member of the REALTOR® Party—the only advocacy group in America that fights exclusively for homeownership, real estate ...
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Dave Lavoie 440 Third Ave, Suite 400 Watervliet, NY 12189 518-526-8043 Website ...
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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For additional information contact: Laura Burns/Executive Officer Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® Ph: (518) 464-0191 The Weather is Cool but Real Estate Remains Hot Though ...
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Susan Lynch Smith 518-225-2024 slynchsmith@timesunion.com www.timesunion.com ...
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"Joe is an extremely knowledgeable and responsible Home Inspector & Mold Assessor that provides a detailed inspection report within 24 hours of the inspection. With his personable and caring approach, ...
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Kate Gagnon 450 New Karner Rd Albany, NY 12212 518-452-1800 kate.gagnon@townelaw.com www.townelaw.com ...
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Tracey began her career as a Realtor in 2005 and is currently a Licensed Associate Broker with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. She holds certifications as a Buyer Representative, in ...
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Pratik Shah 5 Sarnowski Drive Scotia, NY 12302 518-381-3699 pshah@trustcobank.com www.trustcobank.com ...

Victoria “Tori” Romeo is the Real Estate Broker/Owner of Romeo Team Realty. She holds two Master’s degrees in History and Education from the University of Edinburgh and St Lawrence University ...
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Thursday, March 25 at 9 am Agenda and registration information will be available soon... ...
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Throughout the Capital Region, home buyers are experiencing the sunshine and a competitive housing market that is projected to continue throughout the summer. The economic outlook is bright as regional ...
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Historically, the market starts to taper off in the fall, but 2020 continues to make its own history in real estate and all else that matters. Closed sales increased 27 ...
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By Joel Koval I got my real estate license in 1984. My office was state-of-the art…. we had a new-fangled thing called a dumb terminal, essentially a video screen, dot ...
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GCAR is pleased to announce that two NYS Real Estate Education Foundation scholarships totaling $500.00 were awarded to GCAR members:              These scholarships allow members to take ...
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As the country practices social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, these tech tools are helping agents stay connected and showcase listings. by Adrian Fisher The proliferation of marketing ...
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Looking to rent an apartment? The choices seem endless, with projects underway or completed in the Capital Region's cities and suburbs. How about a downtown condominium? Good luck. From the ...
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By Lisbeth Calandrino Learn How Flooring Affects Home Sales Complete the Fabulous Floors Certification program at GCAR on April 11-12. More info here. You all know what doesn’t sell a ...
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William T. O’Keeffe is a Founding Partner of the Firm O’Keeffe & McCann LLP, a law firm with a concentration in real estate transactions. Raised in Cornwall, New York, William ...
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Happy New Year! I’m honored to serve as your 2019 GCAR President. This will be a productive year for our association and its 3,600 members. Being a member of GCAR ...
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