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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

Mortgage Rates Drop

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 lower than where they were last year, which is good news for the housing market. These lower rates combined with solid economic growth, low inflation, and rebounding consumer confidence should provide a solid foundation …

News May 03, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Make a Difference Day

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 grounds ready for the arrival of happy campers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Schedule 8:30 am | Breakfast 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Work Session 12:30 pm | Lunch 12:30 pm | …

News May 03, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Mortgage Rates Rise Again, But Remain Below Yearly Low...

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 averages. “After dropping dramatically in late March, mortgage rates have modestly increased since then,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While this week marks the third consecutive week of rises, purchase activity reached …

News Apr 23, 2019 0 Continue Reading

New Listings on the Rise in First Quarter

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 20 percent with 1,630 listings bringing the region’s inventory to 4,782, a nearly 8 percent increase in homes available for sale over last year at this time. March’s pending sales increased by 5 percent …

Why can’t you buy a condominium?

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 outside, it would be difficult to tell an apartment from a condo. But for downsizing baby boomers, in particular, the difference is significant. A typical experience is that of Steve and Mary Muller of …

News Apr 17, 2019 0 Continue Reading

A Course to Profitability

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 to reconnect with the strategies that drive financial success? Systems & Strategies for Success will reconnect you with the information that can make your business thrive. There are five distinct modules with two separate …

News Apr 10, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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