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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

Dutchess County Made the List of the 10 Best Places in America to Buy a Fixer-Upper

According to a study conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, Dutchess County NY is one of the 10 Best Counties in the nation where a buyer can get an edge in the market by purchasing a fixer-upper.  

NAR's Chief Economist and his team used the following criteria to determine the locations with the best 'Fixer Scores':

(1) The team analyzed the over 513,000 listings for midsize single-family homes in March;

Ulster County circa 1969 - A Great Place to Live - Then & Now

So much has changed, and so much has stayed the same.  Do you remember 46 years ago?  One thing that struck me as funny is that the fashions and hair styles are very similar to those of today.  

Have Your Eye on a Fannie Mae HomePath Property?

Would you spend 4-1/2 hours and $75 for a homebuyer education course if doing so would save you 3% on closing costs?  This equates to $4,500 on a $150,000 house.

Fannie Mae has a new program to help buyers save money at closing when they purchase a Fannie Mae HomePath listing, which is a foreclosed home owned by Fannie Mae.  Under the program, qualifying first-time homebuyers can receive up to 3% of the purchase price of the subject property in closing cost assistance and reimbursement of the $75 cost of the homebuyer education course at the time of closing.

The homeownership education course, which contains nine, thirty-minute sessions, is entirely online and covers both the complexities of home buying and the responsibilities of owning a home.  To be eligible for the closing cost assistance and the reimbursement of the training cost: