Real Estate Buying and Selling Tips

Buying a House in a Seller's Market

How to Sell Your Home in a Seller’s Market

When there’s more demand for homes from potential buyers than the current available housing supply, the condition known as a “seller’s market” exists. This can be a great time for sellers to market their homes, provided they strategize accordingly. While it is certainly easier to sell a home in a seller’s market, there are still…
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How to Stay Cool in the Capital Region

It’s summer time in the Albany area and the living is easy. Unless of course you’re living without central air, and then it tends to get a bit sticky up here in the Capital Region. We may be known for our blustery winters, but this summer has been a scorcher so far. If you’re looking…
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Rockin on the River - Free Music Concert in Troy NY

5 Free Summer Concert Series in the Capital Region

Whether you’re a full-time music lover or you’re just looking for something to do, these free outdoor concerts are a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon or evening. In fact, with 5 different concert series across the Capital Region, each with their own schedule of events, you could enjoy live music almost every…
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Buying a House in a Seller's Market

Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Planning to buy a home this year?  Then you’ve probably heard that 2018 is a seller’s market, but what exactly does that mean? As the name implies, a seller’s market favors individuals looking to sell their homes. This usually happens when there are more home buyers in the market than there are homes for sale,…
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Spring Things to Do in Guilderland

While it still doesn’t feel like spring here in Guilderland NY, we are holding out hope that warm weather is on its way. As real estate agents, spring typically marks the start of our busy season, but there’s so much else that we love about this time of year. After another long, cold winter cooped…
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Do I Need a Home Inspection?

Buyers frequently ask us if they really need a home inspection, and every single one of our Guilderland real estate agents will tell you the same thing, YES! Even if “the house is only a few years old” or you “know the sellers” or “the appraiser didn’t mention any problems”, we still highly recommend you…
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How to Clear the Clutter Before You Sell or Move

As real estate agents, we get a lot of questions, but one of the most frequently asked is, “How do I get rid of all the junk I’ve accumulated over the years?” Clutter is a common problem that can wreak havoc on the home buying and selling process. It discourages sellers from listing their homes…
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Open House Sign

What NOT to Do at an Open House

While most home buyers know that they should be on time, dress appropriately and use common courtesy when attending an open house or home tour, what about all the stuff that no one talks about? Questions like, “Can I take photos?” “Is it ok to use the bathroom?” and “Should I look in the closets?”…
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