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You’ve just found it – and something more…You’ve found a Group of REALTORS® whose goals are to help YOU realize YOUR Albany Capital District Upstate New York real estate goals.

                                                             If you want an agent who:

• Takes the time to listen to you

• Stays in touch

                  • Communicates your way

                                  • Answers your questions clearly and completely

                               • Offers advice without being pushy

                     • Respects your budget, and

                    • Makes your goals their goals

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Hi, my name is Carmelo Gines, Team Leader of this Group name Capital Knowledge Masters Team (CKM Team), and my goal is to make your Albany Capital District Upstate New York Real Estate transaction the smoothest, most satisfying, and least stressful real estate transaction of your life. Toward that end, I’ve filled this site with information you can use to be a more informed owner, buyer, or seller of Albany Capital District Upstate New York Real Estate Market.

Sound information leads to informed decisions - if you’re thinking of selling your Capital District Real Estate Home, please browse through our seller information articles, and then makes use of the home evaluation tool to get a ball-park idea of your home’s value in today’s market.

If you’re dreaming of purchasing real estate in The Albany Capital District Upstate New York Area or any of the smaller communities here in the Capital District Territory, please read my buyer information articles and utilize my search function to see the homes and land for sale in the Capital District area right now. Still can't find what you’re looking for...? Fill in the fields on my property finder and I'll find it for you. If you’re still just thinking of a move to the Capital District Upstate New York Territory, review the Capital District of New York community pages to learn more about what Capital District of New York and our other towns have to offer.

You’ll even find tips to help if you’re thinking of offering your property “For Sale by Owner", through Property Guys or any other avenue you so desire.

And of course – Call on any of our Team members any time you want assistance or simply have an unanswered question.

Historic Opportunities in Real Estate

It's often said, "What's Past is Prologue." In real estate, the past can indeed determine the future, when buyers choose to restore or preserve a historic property. "Opportunities abound for those wanting to purchase a historic home, but so do questions about the soundness of the investment," says Harold M. Baldwin,  from The CAPITAL KNOWLEDGE MASTERS Team of the HUNT ERA / CKM TEAM.

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What Do You Want and Need in a Home?

Finding a new home can be exciting. But deciding what you truly want and need—and can afford can be challenging. Making these decisions begins with setting priorities among many different preferences. 

Most homebuyers invariably face trade-offs. Your buyer’s representative can play a key role in helping you sort out your options. He or she can also offer important insights specific to your local market.

Basic Home Features:

  • Do you prefer a single-family detached home, townhome, condominium, or other type of property?

  • Desired number of bedrooms

  • and baths

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Do Loan Modifications Really Work?

Homeowners who are having difficulty making their mortgage payments and facing potential foreclosure are often advised to call their lender and attempt to get a loan modification. While the idea of a loan modification appears sound on its surface, there are numerous reasons why obtaining a loan modification may not only be difficult, but could be a strategic error that costs the homeowner more money and stress in the long run.

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April home sales up slightly from a year ago

Jun 01, 2012

Albany –June 1, 2012 – The New York State April housing market showed growth in both sales and median sales price compared to a year ago, despite falling back from March figures, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS.

“The news continues to be positive for the state’s housing market,” said Duncan R. MacKenzie, NYSAR chief executive officer. “After speaking with REALTORS from across the state, there is a strong sense that the market has turned the corner.”

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Your Home’s Energy Use

The first step to taking a wholehouse energy efficiency approach is to fi nd out which parts of your house use the most energy. A home energy audit will pinpoint those areas and suggest the most effective measures for cutting your energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy audit yourself, contact your local utility, or call an independent energy auditor for a more comprehensive examination.

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Mortgages are at Historically Low Rates

For buyers who qualify, mortgage rates are near historical lows, less than 5% currently. According to data provided by Freddie Mac, rates averaged 8.9% during the past 40 years.

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