Category: Tips for Buyers

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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Home Inspector checking out the kitchen fawcet

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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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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Albany NY Suburban Neighborhood

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

While you can change many things about a house, changing its location is not one of them. Finding the right neighborhood and community to settle down in is sometimes even harder than finding your dream home. In fact, deciding where to live often dictates the type of house that you buy. To help you narrow…
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Home Buying Questions

5 Common Home Buying Questions

Buying a home can be a daunting task, and it’s not unusual for the home buyers we work with to have a lot of questions about the process. To help buyers feel more educated and informed, we asked our real estate agents in Guilderland, Latham, Colonie & Albany NY to help us compile a list…
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Best Albany NY Suburbs

Whether you’re relocating for a new job in tech valley or for the high quality of life that the area offers, New York’s Capital Region will welcome you with open arms. Both friendly and affordable, Albany NY’s metro area is ranked #30 in the 100 Best Places to Live according to the U.S. News &…
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Renting vs. Buying a Home in Guilderland NY

While most of our clients have already decided that homeownership is right for them, we are occasionally asked, “Is it better to rent or buy a house in Guilderland NY?” If you’ve been asking yourself the same question, here’s an honest answer from our real estate agents in Guilderland, Latham and Colonie. Pros and Cons of…
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Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper

When you decide to move, whether it’s because you are ready to move up from an apartment to a house, or because you want a larger house, you need to choose whether to buy a turn-key property or a fixer-upper. Buying a fixer upper in Guilderland, NY has its pros and cons, and whether you…
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