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Home Sales Starting Rise

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 signs of waking up from the winter hibernation. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, in February home sales nationwide experienced the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015. Compared to January 2019, February saw …

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

Sales down, inventory up in Capital Region

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 month. In the Capital Region, pending sales decreased 5 percent from January 2018 to 757 for the month. However, January showed a slight increase in pending sales from the previous two months. According to …

REALTOR® Emeritus

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.  In addition to the required 40 years of REALTOR® membership, applicants must provide proof of one year of service* at the local, state, or National Association level (Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will …

News Feb 15, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Reach 12-Month Low

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 the last nine months and the lingering effects of higher rates from last year are still being felt, lower mortgage rates and a strong job market should rekindle demand for the spring homebuying season. …

News Feb 15, 2019 0 Continue Reading

GCAR Good Neighbor Award Program

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 of a community.  (The program’s activities aren’t limited to real estate or housing issues and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring and homelessness prevention.) Nominees will be judged on the level …

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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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