Dec-14-12

Wants Versus Needs

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Buyers

All too often when sitting down with buyers, there is confusion between what they want and what they actually need. As humans we tend to have a lot more wants than real needs. So what are the differences? Needs are features that you can’t do without. For example, if you have three children, a two-bedroom house would not be a...

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Dec-03-12

Reaching Out

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Columbia County Events

In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, we were immediately reminded of how each of us belongs to a much larger community. This time, we were spared the terrible damages and extended power outages that many of our friends and relatives to our south suffered. However, through the efforts of our Local Board of Realtors and others, we were able...

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Nov-15-12

Lifestyle Choices

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

As the Eastern Seaboard begins it’s long struggle to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, lots of folks are beginning to rethink how and where they live. While it’s true, that no matter where we live, none of us are free from the possibility of storm related damages to our living space. For those of us who live or...

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Nov-01-12

Yesterday & Today

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  General Real Estate News

The Real Estate Business has changed so much in recent years, primarily because of the influence of technology. Today, from the convenience of your home you can begin your search for homes, rentals, investment properties, etc. that may be located anywhere in the world. This is both a time and money saver, especially with the cost of gasoline continuing to...

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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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