Category: Tips for Buyers

Beautiful townhome on a spring day.

6 Tips for Buying During a Crazy Home Buying Market

The housing market can fluctuate widely based on local, national, or even global conditions. There are times when home prices drop dramatically and when prices are sky-high. Then there are times when it swings back and forth. In a crazy housing market, selling or buying a home can create a lot of anxiety, but there…
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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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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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