REALTY PROPERTIES
Servicing Hudson Valley and Manhattan
Pine Bush Area (845) 744-8441
Montgomery/Walden Area (845) 778-6500
Manhattan Area (646) 926-2464

Fax numbers
(866) 207-9092 Toll Free Fax

Resources

 

Understand the process.

Buying real estate is a complex matter and can be especially confusing for the first-time homebuyer. Do yourself a favor and learn as much about the process as you can before you begin. There are plenty of resources on the Internet, and most real estate offices will have pamphlets to explain things in plain language. You may also be able to research the real estate process by attending community-sponsored classes, or you can take a look at books like Home Buying For Dummies by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown, (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.)

For Sellers

So you've decided to sell your home. Perhaps you're taking a job in a new community and you need to sell. Maybe you've outgrown your existing home and you need to move into something larger. Perhaps your family has grown up and moved out and it is time to downsize into a smaller home. Whatever the reason, you've decided to sell your home. What follows are some useful hints and ideas to make the selling process easier.

Basics Are Just the Beginning
When you put your home on the market, a real estate agent may compile comparative pricing of homes in your area, post a sign in your yard or place your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Most real estate agents will offer these industry standard services. Even the most expected service yields superior results.

Our standard services are handled with exceptional care and expertise.
We offer exclusive services and a customized marketing plan developed specifically for you.


Setting the Standards of Professionalism
When you list your home with us, you can rest assured that behind us is a team of experts who are well trained to support your interests. Our professional support team shares our commitment to a successful transaction. Here is a list of our support efforts:

Most office managers are non-selling real estate professionals, thus maximizing their availability to sales associates and to you
Sales associates are supported with full-time administrative staff, allowing them more time to attend to

For Buyers

Keys to Smart Home Buying
Buying a home is one of life's most important investments and exciting adventures. Even experienced buyers, however, can find this complex process a bit overwhelming. We will guide you every step of the way. In addition to the crucial step of locating and presenting properties that match your search criteria, we will help you along the path between "I want this house!" and "I own this house!"

The Search Begins
You should start your search by determining your price range, and how much can you afford. While lenders use different formulas for arriving at this figure, a general rule of thumb is that you should spend no more than 28% of your gross monthly income on housing costs or PITI (principal, interest, taxes and insurance), and no more than 38% on combined total monthly house and other long-term debt payments. However, each person's financial picture is unique and we'll be happy to put you in touch with a lender we trust to evaluate your buying power.

 

Understanding the Asking Price
Many factors influence the price that a seller expects to get for their home. While only you can decide how much you feel comfortable offering for a property, we can gather critical information for you regarding the factors that impact how much you should consider paying for the home. These factors include:

How long the home has been on the market
If the price has been reduced
The prices for other comparable homes in the area

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