‘The Sanitarium in Chatham Village…’

by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Historic Wonders

Each month we present here a fascinating, often little known aspect of Chatham’s history or that of Columbia County — as drawn from our monthly ads in the Chatham Press. Once upon a time – the 1890’s – the huge brick building just off the Central Square was a very, very Grand Affair. Dubbed the Windsor Hotel Sanitarium, this magnificent...

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Take the Guesswork out of determining Home Values

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

Today more than ever before, buyers and potential sellers are innocently going on line expecting a time-saving path to an accurate measure of a home’s worth.  I call this the ‘On Line Pitfall’… and few pitfalls are more useless or misleading than this one. On line sites generally draw data from three sources: the property characteristics, the tax assessment, and...

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And Now For A Little Optimism

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

In this view, a rekindled optimism about Real Estate is due and overdue. With the Press taking an overall ‘National’ view, it drones on and on about foreclosures and falling prices — simply ignoring the fact that conditions vary widely from market to market.  This ‘broad brush’ smear encourages uncertainty and a profound caution about buying, though this makes sense...

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by Charles "Chuck" Bartolo  |  Columbia County Events

Halloween is quickly approaching and everyone is preparing for all the ghosts and goblins to come out, so get the candy ready. There are many events going on leading up to Halloween to check out, here are a few.  FilmColumbia starts tomorrow and should be a lot of fun; I myself will be going to see some movies.  It is...

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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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