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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Give Albany NY homeowners facing foreclosure a holiday Break! - 11/28/08 02:38 PM
Fannie and Freddie Mac have announced that they will put a hold foreclosures proceedings for homeowners from 11/26/08 until 1/9/2009. This will will give many local homeowner's locally one less thing to worry about during a season that probably won't be that festive. If you are facing foreclosure in the Albany NY market call me. I can help. You have many, many, options other then Foreclosures. Ask me about a short sale. Ask me about my investors that will buy your home for cash. I can help! Looking to buy a foreclosed property? Visit me online at Albany NY Foreclosures If you (0 comments)
Albany Mortgage rates move down making Black Friday a Great day to shop for Albany NY Real Estate! - 11/28/08 02:10 PM
The Bond market provided an early Christmas present to real estate particpants this week with significant drops in Mortgage interest rates. This makes Black Friday a great day to shop for real estate as well all your Christmas presents. My last check of rates with local mortgage brokers pegged a 30 year fixed as low as 5.37% and the 15 year fixed was obtainable at one point as low as 4.87%. Effectively this just lowered your payments or increased the amounty of home you can afford. To take full advantage of the rate drop call me to discuss you buying options and situation. You can (0 comments)
If Albany NY "slowed down" like China we would have a robust economy! - 11/27/08 12:38 AM
OK I realize the scale of China and the size of its Cities makes any comparison to Albany absurd. However, for weeks and months I had been reading about the " slow down" in china and how it was effecting everything from commodity prices to currency valuations. Just take a look at the price of steel and copper of the past year. Yes, roughly 60,000-100,000 factories have been shut down from what I have read. However I wasn't ready for the amount of new construction going on. It seems like everywhere I looked in Bejiing there was a new building going up. (0 comments)
Will Albany NY Realtors even be needed in 10 years? - 11/27/08 12:02 AM
I was going through some files today and found a piece of letterhead from a business my dad ran over 30 years ago and it really made me start thinking. My dad was a serial entrepreneur and ran a variety of businesses when he returned from the war. This included a book publishing and binding company as well as a travel agency. The travel agency became his pride and joy and he successfully sold it in the late 80's when he retired. However, I really started to think about what would have happened to the travel business had he not gotten out when (0 comments)
What one Albany NY Realtor learned from the Chinese sales force - 11/26/08 11:14 PM
I learned the many things while I was in China. However probably the most impressive thing I noted was the systematic and persistent sales people. It was absolutely amazing to watch. Being in sales I appreciate a good sales presentation probably more then most. However, the sales presentations I observed were simply masterful! Let me give you an example. One day we toured a Tea plantation. Now I know nothing about tea but I do know I didn't come to China to buy green tea. However, by the end of the sales pitch I watched people in my group literally jumping (0 comments)
Altamont NY Real Estate Just listed! $319,900! 22 Indian Maiden Pass, Altamont, NY 12009 - 11/26/08 09:42 AM
Meticulously maintained Altamont Cape just listed. 4 BR, 2 Baths, IG pool, Huge Shed, two car garage, all situated on a huge 1.2 acre lot! Martha Stewart Lives here! Must see inside! New paver walkway, garage floor, first floor laundry hookup, generator hook up, patio. Great home for entertaining! $319,900! Visit us online at Albany NY Real Estate for sale for more photos!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank You! Sincerely, Kevin Clancy518firstname.lastname@example.org://www.clancyrealestate.com
Be sure to check out this month's Newsletter, click here To Search Thousands (0 comments)
Albany NY Real Estate Vs China Real Estate - 11/25/08 01:15 AM
I often hear complaints about the real estate market and housing quality in Albany, NY in general. I recently had the pleasure of having lunch with a typical Chinese couple in Bejiing. The housing was state owned and the couple had reportedly lived there for over 25 years and raised a son in the home. The property was probably 500 s.f. at most, had one bedroom, and no bathroom. Think you have it bad? Try China! The following photos are of me and the couple as well as their accomodations. Bottomline- in 17 years in real estate I have never ever sold (2 comments)
OK So I didn't really sell the Great Wall! However I couldn't pass up a great photo opportunity! The Red Army didn't share my sense of humor! I did have an opportunity to spend over a week in Mid November in China. Interested in learning more? Call or email me! http://www.clancyrealestate.com If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank You! Sincerely, Kevin Clancy518email@example.com://www.clancyrealestate.com
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One Reason Why Albany NY Real Estate doesn't sell! - 11/25/08 12:16 AM
There is no question about it ,the market is going through changes. The election cycle, yearly seasonal slowdown, stock market woes, and the credit crunch have all combined to create uncertainty in the minds of many market participants. The Albany, NY real estate market has still remained fairly resilient and while overall activity is down as I see it, there are still many many buyers out there in certain segments of the market. That said I need to vent! Albany NY Realtors Lack of professionalism is one reason homes don't sell. Sure I will probably get a call from my local real (0 comments)
Tech Valley Leadership supports the Albany NY boys and Girls Club - 11/24/08 11:54 PM
I just want to take a moment a say a belated thanks to the Tech Valley Leadership Class of 2008. I admit it I am a little late with the thank you! However it is well deserved and better late then never. I was running through my digital photos and the following Photo jogged my memory. Just a great day! Yeah that's me the balding guy in the green hat in the front row! The photo shows the class of 2008 as well as current members of the boys and girls club. In the late spring, the Tech Valley Leadership class of 2008 spent (0 comments)
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