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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

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:

Dutchess County Real Estate Market Update March 2015

The real estate market is picking up, as expected, at the start of the Spring selling season.  

Here is how the First Quarter of 2015 stacked up compared to the 1st Quarter of 2014 for single family detached homes in Dutchess County.  

  1st Qtr 2014 1st Qtr 2015 Change
Closed Sales 300 334 +11.3%
Median Sales Price 236,125 237,250 +0.5%
Average Days on the Market 144 138 -4.2%
Purchase Offers at 1st of the Month 159 189 +18.9%

Sales are up from last year so far by 11.3%, which is good . . . and pending sales are up significantly at 18.9%.  That is a good indication that we will have an improved market this year.  The median sales price was about the same, which is pretty much what we expected.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the local Dutchess County real estate market and how the present conditions affect the value of your home.  We're here to help!

Source:  Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service Inc (MHMLS)     

A Day in New Paltz, NY - A Cool Village in the Hudson Valley

This is a fun video highlighting an amazing day in New Paltz.  We now have an office location here, and are enjoying the people and places more than ever before.  Spring is (almost) here, so plan to visit New Paltz some weekend soon.