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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

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.

When Did You Last Clean Your Chimney?

As winter approaches, many of us are dreaming of cozy nights spent next to the fire. Although it's easy to ignore throughout the year, your fireplace could be the source of major disaster if not properly maintained. Before you light your first burn of the season, be sure to take the proper precautions by having your chimney inspected!