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Prices Continue to Rise

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 in the Capital Region increased 5 percent to $214,946 with the percent of original list price received landing at about 95 percent. The median sale price for new construction increased 3 percent to $389,347, …

Biggest Challenges For Real Estate Firms Over Next 2 Y...

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, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ newly released 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms. NAR’s report is based on a survey of more than 6,000 executives and senior management at real estate companies, …

Blog, News May 21, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Governor Cuomo Announces $22 Million to Support Revita...

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 to Capitalize Albany to create a mixed-use neighborhood in Liberty Park, a site formerly selected as the location for Albany’s convention center. ESD will also provide up to $7.3 million to Capital District Transit …

Blog, News May 17, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?

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? If you’re like me, you probably throw the mailing NYSAR sends to us every year into the “I’ll get to that later” pile. Before you know it it’s buried deeper than the tomb of …

Blog, News May 15, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Halfway Through The Year

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. In March we saw a nearly 7 percent increase in pending sales over the previous year so many of you I’m sure are busy preparing to close on those transactions now. In between all …

Blog, News May 15, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Global MLS Update

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 a lag time in responses to routine service. We ask that you give messages and postings from the MLS staff your immediate attention. As we prepare for the April 15th roll-out of the merged …

Blog, News Mar 08, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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RPAC FAQ

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 investment is used to elect candidates at the local, state, and national levels who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. RPAC looks to build the future by putting dollars in places that will help …

Blog Feb 06, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Legislative Update – Jan/Feb

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 am NYSAR’s newest Government Affairs Field Representative. In my role with NYSAR, I work with several REALTOR Boards, including GCAR, to increase their local government, and political advocacy. While REALTOR advocacy efforts at the …

Blog Jan 31, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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