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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

This Is Why You Should Buy in the Fall

Most people automatically picture the warm summer months when they think about buying a home, but that doesn't mean that the other seasons are off limits; in fact, there are good reasons to consider fall the best time for home buying! What makes fall a great time to find your dream home? It largely comes down to avoiding the crazy buyer competition that dominates the summer. By shopping when demand is lower, you gain an advantage over motivated sellers. Keep reading to learn why smart buyers should consider continuing or beginning their home search in the fall!

Nurture Your Artistic Side in October

Looking to get some hands-on experience with artistic crafting, but don't know how to get started? Check out the community art days that happen on the third weekend of each month at Art Centro and PUF Studios in Poughkeepsie! You can learn about pottery and printmaking when the next series of community days happen on October 20 & 21.

Median Down Payment Percentage Reaches 15-Year High

The amount of money that buyers are paying up front on their mortgages is way up, but still might not be as high as you think. Although many people believe in the myth of the 20% down payment, the typical buyer actually puts down far less; in fact, even though the median down payment percentage reached a nearly 15-year high last quarter, it was still just 7.6% of the median sales price! Keep reading to learn more about the changing trends in home financing.