Really Good News For Columbia County

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Buyers, General Real Estate News, Sellers

Just when you thought good news was an endangered species, it pops up in a big and meaningful way. After floundering for years, we New Yorkers now have something to be proud of – a Governor Cuomo who realizes that creating opportunities requires strong leadership, this combined with a clear vision of a better future. And through his efforts so...

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The ‘Buyers Market’….Explained

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Buyers, General Real Estate News

It’s a familiar terms, but what does it really mean?  How does it happen? And, most important, how can it be best exploited to your advantage? Put simply, a ‘buyers market’ exists whenever market conditions heavily favor the buyer.  The situation typically begins with reduced housing demand…leading to reduced home values and prices. A gradual reduction in sales puts ever more homes...

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Gold, Silver…and Real Estate

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Buyers, General Real Estate News

Beyond the monetary appeal of currently high prices for gold, silver and other precious metals, I strongly suspect another, very powerful factor may explain the sell-off. Gold is tangible, offering the security of something solid you can hold and touch; by razor-sharp contrast, stocks and bonds seem little more than vague abstractions. Investing in Real Estate provides all the satisfactions...

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Fall Events in Columbia County

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Columbia County Events

Here in Columbia County the end of summer is marked by the Columbia County Fair, which wrapped up after 6 days of activities and entertainment on Labor Day. With the kids back at school and everyone back to work, it seems that summer is truly over. With the summer wrapped up it is now time to look forward to the...

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The Hudson Valleys’s Growing Allure

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  About Columbia County

At last, the word seems to be getting around, because more and more visitors are being drawn to Columbia county and the entire Hudson Valley.  More and more new full-time residents as well. The reasons for this may be a bit more than first meets the eye.  Certainly the about two hour proximity to the Metropolitan Area makes the ‘country’...

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