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    Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading 2022

    By Barbara Carter | February 5, 2022

    Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of last week. This is important to note because any increase in mortgage rates... Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Barbara Carter | January 28, 2022

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    Here are Four Ways to be a Successful Buyer in a Seller’s Market

    By Barbara Carter | January 23, 2022

    Here are four ways to be a successful buyer in a seller’s market: Buying a home in a seller’s market can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. A seller’s market occurs when there is a low inventory of homes for sale and a large number of buyers creating high demand. It can... Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

    By Barbara Carter | January 18, 2022

    When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is and why it matters. Read More

    List your home for sale safely

    By Barbara Carter | January 14, 2022

    Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You Sell If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic. Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just... Read More

    What Will Happen to the Hudson Valley Housing Market in 2022

    By Barbara Carter | January 5, 2022

    Many Hudson Valley homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather than waiting until the spring. Read More

    27 Dogwood Knoll Highland NY

    By Barbara Carter | December 31, 2021

    Privacy at the end of the cul de sac! Come home to this spacious home that offers so much! There is an open floor plan in the bright light filled home. Family and guest will enjoy the open living room with a wood burning fireplace. The large kitchen has all the features the chef will... Read More

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

    By Barbara Carter | December 30, 2021

    As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022. Odeta Kushi, Deputy... Read More

    Looking to Move? It Could be time to Build Your Dream Home

    By Barbara Carter | October 25, 2021

    Looking To Move? It Could Be Time To Build Your Dream Home. While today’s supply of homes for sale is still low, the number of newly built homes is increasing. If you’re ready to sell but have held off because you weren’t sure you’d be able to find a home to move into, newly built homes and those under construction... Read More


    By Barbara Carter | October 15, 2021

    If you are familiar with residential real estate transactions in New York State you are probably familiar with the New York State Disclosure Form for Buyer and Seller. New York State Licencees are required to explain the nature of the relationship they will have acting as an agent. They will provide clients and customers with... Read More