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By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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You just bought your first home. What an amazingly rewarding and expensive day. During closing you dealt with a tornado of professionals, Real Estate Agent, Mortgage Broker, Banker, Real Estate Attorney and you somehow found time to sit down with an Insurance Broker to obtain Homeowners Insurance...
While the painful real estate swoon appears likely to extend well into 2009 - at least - the number of Americans using the Internet to find the home of their dreams is poised to keep on climbing. According to the 2008 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 87 percen...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I have been a member of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters group for four months now.  I joined Toastmasters because I wanted to gain confidence speaking in front of a large group.  One of my 2009 goals was to speak on an Insurance related topic to an audience as a SME (...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I own a 2-Family in the Helderberg Neighborhood of Albany, NY, right near St. Peter's Hospital.  The apartment will be available March 1st.  We are listing the apartment for $950 a month.  There is a full kitchen, bath, dining room and living room as well as washer and dryer.  On-street parking. ...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I am a huge fan of local Chamber sponsored events.  Tonight I set a booth at Business Expo.  Kind of a small affair only about 30 tables, but it is these more intimate events that I usually find to be the most productive.  Insurance services are a tough product to sell in that type of environment...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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The Albany NY housing market has remained fairly immune from the  high foreclosures rates and declining prices faced by many areas of the country. This is due to a variety of factors in my opinion including the lack of speculation seen in other markets and the fairly stable state work force. Sure...

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Albany NY townhouses often can make an excellent "middle ground" between a detached single family home and a full fledged condominium because, to some degree, they offer attributes of both. For purposes of definition, we will describe a townhouse as a home that is attached to one or more other h...

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Albany New housing developments offer unique advantages. If you've driven by new housing developments in Albany, you might have wondered if a new home was right for you. New homes offer several advantages over previously owned homes, including up-to-date floor plans, all new materials, and a vari...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
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I had an investor experience yesterday that I thought might serve as a good reminder to any student tenant landlords. I received a call New Year's day from a downstate investor while I was watching the  Siena Saints defeat Fairfield at the Times Union center. My investor owns about 20 units rente...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
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As I have indicated in the past I handle a considerable amount of property that never makes it to the ranks of the local Multiple Listing Service for various reasons. The following properties are available for sale and are not listed on the multiple listing service.  400 block of Morris street,2 ...

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All of these costs will be paid upon closing your mortgage. The information below will help you to understand what type of mortgage you should choose, and the costs associated with your mortgage. Purchase Points Purchase points, also known as a "buy-down" or "discount points," are an up-front fee...

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  Albany offers a variety of down-payment assistance programs. In addition, I've compiled this list of programs offered by municipalities and other nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Many (though not all) of these programs use HUD income limits. Click here to contact me for more detai...

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  It's no secret that families with school age children often look for properties located in close proximity to schools. You may be surprised to learn; however, that it can be a good idea to look for a home located near other educational centers, such as Albany NY colleges and Albany NY universit...

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If you buy right, you may be purchasing a hedge of sorts against the rocky housing markets of the present and future. Statistics seem to favor investment potential for homes in Albany NY College communities at present, particularly with oversupply issues still dogging the housing sector and aver...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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I was driving around last week immediately after are most recent snow storm and it struck me how important a good real estate sign is. Statistically many many more homes are sold from a buyer seeing a sign then say open houses or many other marketing methods. Yet many many firms still don't bothe...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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Open houses have been used for decades. In Albany, they are still used routinely to market homes. The question is, "Is this the best use of an agent's time?". In most cases I think the answer is no. Open houses were an effective tool years ago before the Internet really took off.  To think that a...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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I have the following properties available that are not currently listed in the MLS. If you are interested in any of these properties call me or visit me online at Albany NY Real Estate Latham-Raised ranch on a great lot with 4BR,1.5B and a great remodeled cherry kitchen. Available in the $230,000...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
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Once you find your dream home a it is critical to have a home inspection completed by a licensed home inspector to locate any potential defects or deferred maintenance. Over the years I have been on countless home inspections and seen many many problems that could have cost buyers tens of thousan...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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I had a closing last week on new construction built by a local builder. This was a luxury home that cost my buyer client well over $600,000.  I won't name the builder for obvious reasons but it is a well know local builder. During construction there was a major drainage issue with the property th...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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Well its about time. The Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors expects up to a 15 percent decline in the number of licensed Realtors in the Capital Region according to a recent article published in the Business Review. Currently there are 3,500+- Realtors in the Capital Region. This is s...

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