2nd Quarter 2016 Market Report

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A Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Inspection

Exterior Be prepared with any documentation or repair records for decks, additions, finished basements, and the like. All exterior doors should be accessible. All door locks should be operable. Remove [...]

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Certificates of Occupancy

What is the Purpose of the Certificate of Occupancy? A Certificate of Occupancy represents the municipality’s assurance that a home is legally occupied and conforms to zoning and minimum repair [...]

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Three Magic Numbers

Getting a property to look its camera-ready best is a much less dramatic than what you see on TV.  But it’s your money, your future, and it’s crucial to first determine - then do - the [...]

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An Inconvenient Truth about Selling Your Home

Truth is few things are more inconvenient than having your home on the market. Imagine a bad reality show, where you are forced to live in Macy’s window for weeks on end.  Your personal items, [...]

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Helpful Links and Resources

HOME PURCHASE RELATED SITES American Society of Home Inspectors EPA's Mold Resource Site US Census Bureau Information State of New York Banking Department Interest Rate Information Consumer [...]

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Five Mistakes Sellers Make When Pricing Their Home

1.  Sellers often price their home based on ‘need’ rather than the market. 2.  Sellers use the ‘wrong’ properties for comparison when pricing. 3.  Sellers build [...]

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Glossary

ABR®: Accredited Buyer’s Representative AHWD®: At Home With Diversity CBR: Certified Buyer Representative CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert CIPS®: Certified International [...]

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5 Demands to Make on Your Listing Agent

Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate [...]

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