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By Melissa Furman, Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate)
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Importance of Having a Home Inspection - Albany NY   The number one thing overlooked when buying a home is having a home inspection done.  Home inspections can seem tedious and in some cases expensive.  However it is very important to have a home inspection.  Buying a home is a huge investment an...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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CLICK TO VIEW LISTING WEBSITE Description and Features Classic Albany Colonial on a double lot with three car detached garage. New kitchen, bathroom, architectural shingle roof, insulation, wiring and plumbing. Ready to go! Fenced lot and shed for additional storage. Enjoy your morning coffee on...

By Alf Gizzo
(Transitional Housing Advisors)
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Increased Rental Property Profit Allows You to Take Yourself on Vacation. Albany, NY Take yourself on holiday using your increased rental property income. I was driving home in 11-degree temperatures from a meeting with one of our rental property owners. He was sharing with me about his upcoming ...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
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For the past three years, I have had the honor of serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany. During that time, it has become increasingly difficult to fundraise for the Clubs as the economy tightens and everything gets more expensive. Additionally, state...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
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CLICK TO VIEW LISTING WEBSITE Description and Features Four Unit with $2,800+ in monthly income. Money maker from day one. Tenants pay all utilities. Taxes $5,600+, Insurance $1,000+, Water/sewer $900+ Bedrooms:8Bathrooms:4Square Feet:5250Year Built:1853Floors:3MLS #:2910991 Location Click to vi...

By Ryan Gonch
(Keller Williams Realty Capital District)
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    Our market here in Albany, NY is HOT right now!! We are seeing an influx of activity in the 140K-250K price range...Our first time home buyer price range!! With interest rates as low as they are and the 2009 Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers We have been fielding inquires from first time ...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I blog in two different communities, The AR Community and The Internet Community.  I love the traffic generated by AR.  The feedback and camaraderie from fellow members is great. But I felt I was missing something. I really wanted to spice up my writing space and be able to speak to an audience o...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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Last year health insurance premiums in the State of New York increased ~ 13%, drastically outpacing inflation which generally speaking was between 3-4%.  So as a business owner, how do you retain top talent (or at least decent talent) if you can't provide at least minimal health benefits?  If you...

By Ryan Gonch
(Keller Williams Realty Capital District)
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John Kennedy said, "We must use time as a tool, not a crutch."...But he never told us how to do it... I was driving home today from New Jersey and I was thinking about everything that I had to do when I got home...It was then that I started to get overwhelmed...I paused for a moment and thought t...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I was recently introduced to the President of iZoca, a new networking site located convienently at www.iZoca.com.  We all probably use numerous networking sites all established for different purposes.  But with the busy schedules that most of us keep its extremely hard to keep up with them all.  ...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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I love Albany NY Student housing. While it can be tough on  properties renting to college students can be a very profitable side of the rental property business. However, as a student rental landlord you need to have a general knowledge of Albany codes. One in particular is the Grouper law that d...

By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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I met with a couple of downstate investors today who said they were fed up with the inexperienced real estate"kids" they had spoken to about purchasing investment property. It made me remember what I have always told buyers. Don't ask your agent how many homes they have sold. Ask them how many ho...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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For idea number two let's stay on business cards.  Business cards, even the most jazzed up business cards are very inexpensive.  There is so much competition between business card producers that you can always find a deal.  To that extent, many professionals do not take the importance of business...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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I am always looking for ways to stay top of mind with my current clients.  A member of my BNI chapter, Crossroads Connections in Delmar, NY, mentioned something he does with every client.  This gentleman buys business card magnets from Office Max or Staples, attaches his business card and places ...

By Ryan Hanley
(The Murray Group Insurance Services Inc)
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Water and Sump Pump Backup is an endorsement to the Homeowners Policy that is often forgot about by first time home buyers.  A homeowners insurance policy in its basic form will not cover water that is backed up through a drain, toilet, etc.  If you own a Sump Pump and it fails or is over-loaded,...

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...

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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