Oct-15-12

Am I Ready To Buy My First Home?

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

Buying your first home is often a scary idea for most young people, but it doesn’t have to be at all. I highly recommend, before you begin, that you ask people you know to recommend a real estate agent for you to interview. Ask that agent about their experiences working with first time home buyers. Find out if they have...

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Oct-01-12

History Of Columbia County

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Historic Wonders

The county was discovered by accident in 1609 by Henry Hudson. He was sailing up the river when he had an accident with his ship and was forced to go ashore in search of food and supplies. At that time the Mohican Indians occupied the land. Soon the Dutch & Germans settled in the area and in 1786 the county...

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Sep-14-12

Buyer’s Agent Facts Versus Fiction

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

Not everyone agrees that Real Estate Buyers should have their own agent at their side throughout the entire buying process. Here are the facts, you decide. 1.If a buyer is shown a house with the listing agent, that agent is working for the seller, and their role is to get their seller the most money possible. They have a legal...

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Sep-05-12

The Chatham Fair

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Historic Wonders

Originally, the Chatham Fair was held in Hudson, this was due to the ease of getting attendees to visit by rail. In 1855, the fair was moved to what was then known as Chatham Four Corners. The following year, 15 acres of what is now Church Street in Chatham was purchased for $2,400. Over the years, additional land was purchased,...

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Aug-15-12

Where Are We Heading

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

Real Estate like everything else in life, is not very predictable, the only real tool agents have to help determine what the market is doing  are looking at the trends & recent sales transactions. These ideas can give us an educated guess as to the direction the market may take. Here in Columbia County, the stats are improving, with more...

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