May-15-12

Can You Exploit Today’s Market…. Or not?

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

There’s some good, even surprising news here, along with some not-so-good news. Much depends on you, where you live, your financial situation, your wants and needs. Let’s ask some questions, and come up with some answers. 1)   How credit-worthy are you? Should your needs necessarily involve a lending institution; a strong credit score will be essential. 2)   How vital is...

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May-11-12

The Day Abraham Lincoln Came To Chatham

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Historic Wonders

It was September 23, 1848, a cool and quiet day seemingly like any other – except to those who know our history well.  About 4:30 that day Abraham Lincoln arrived in Chatham. His Presidency in the distant future, “Honest Abe” was traveling west on the Boston & Worcester Railroad along with Massachusetts Governor Seward – both having made speeches in...

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Apr-18-12

Now About That Burning Question…

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

Nowadays we hear this one question more and more – and still more. Are we there yet — has the housing market finally bottomed out? Answering that question fairly means more than just following a Media known for its appetite for negative  news. It means looking past that Media to many positive developments in recent months that have often gone unreported...

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Mar-30-12

The Clock Tower Yesterday & Today

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Historic Wonders

The history of the village of Chatham has always been a very interesting one. The clock tower at One Main street has often been the landmark feature that has come to be considered by many as the symbol of Chatham. After a fire in 1869 had destroyed a good portion of main street, this unique structure was rebuilt in 1872...

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Mar-15-12

How Does The Laws Of Agency Work In Real Estate?

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

New York State law requires all licensed Real Estate Agents & Brokers to advise in writing to all potential buyers, sellers, tenants, & landlords of residential properties, who they will be representing in any subsequent transaction. This requirement is to be done at the first substantive meeting of the parties. Despite all the written material on this subject I find...

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