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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

Preparation Is Key for First-Time Home Buyers

We know that buying your first home can be very intimidating and even a bit scary. If you hope to buy a home within the next year, there are things you should be doing right now to prepare yourself for the process. In order to make the best decision for your future, it's extremely important that you are equipped with all the knowledge needed to achieve your goals. Tackling each challenge one at a time may get you there faster than you think!

Watch out for These Home Inspection Red Flags

Between the searching, financing, and moving, buying a home is stressful. Once you've found the perfect home, no one can blame you for wanting the process to be completed as quickly as possible. However, there's one very important thing standing in your way: the home inspection. You might be tempted to gloss over the report, but it can contain extremely valuable information about the home's potential for future expensive repairs. Keep reading to learn about a few of the most important items to pay attention to in the home inspection report.

Poughkeepsie Plans to Fight Blight with Grant

Thanks to $800,000 in federal grants, the City of Poughkeepsie is currently planning a number of community improvements for next year. According to city administrator Marc Nelson, the money will be put toward sidewalk repair, maintenance of critical infrastructure, and the demolition of dilapidated buildings within the city. Removal of old and damaged structures will free up property for possible redevelopment, which is always welcome news in a time when competition for real estate is so high!