Monthly Archives: June 2007

Don’t Play the Game with the Wrong Ump!

What does baseball have to do with real estate? I’ll explain.My last post underscored how a buyer can potentially make the wrong move by calling the listing agent to see a property. I wanted to go further to illustrate the importance of selecting a buyer broker to represent your interests and to be on your […]

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What You Should Know About Calling the Broker on the Lawn Sign

Typically, buyers will tour a preferred neighborhood to see if they can spot real estate broker lawn signs in order to find potential homes to purchase. The For Sale sign that is planted on the property usually displays the listing broker’s name and contact information. Buyers naturally call the listing broker to request more information […]

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May Ulster County Unemployment Figures Show Improvement from 2006

Data collected for May of 2007 yielded a 3.7% unemployment rate in Ulster County. The unemployment rate was 4.0% in May 2006. The local unemployment rate is always an important economic figure to examine and predict the sustainability of home price appreciation.

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Increase in Ulster Median Price for May

New data for May shows that the median price of sold homes in Ulster County increased to $256,900, a 4.9% increase from the same month in 2006. The number of units sold in the month of may was 112, which is one shy of the amount sold during May 2006.Overall, the data demonstrates that the […]

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April Ulster County Housing Data is Positive

Despite all of the warnings in the press of a dramatic downturn in the housing industry, the Ulster County housing market remains healthy. Data published by the New York State Association of Realtors indicates that the number of units sold increased by 17.4% when comparing April 2006 to April 2007. There was also a 6.9% […]

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Real Estate Profession is Dream Job

A poll completed by Harris Interactive for Careerbuilder named the profession of a Real Estate Agent as the dream job for 28% of the individuals questioned. The professions of policeman and firefighter took the top spots for a dream job.There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of fun and satisfaction in helping individuals achieve their […]

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