New York State Realty Blog

What Are Buyers Looking for in a Home?

Perhaps you are a homeowner preparing to sell your home and are curious what features will make your home standout to potential buyers. You wonder if things like appliance updates really will grab more attention in listing photos and if you should do a ba... Read more

Halfway Into 2019, How Is The Housing Market Holding Up?

Hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2019. Headed into the year, all eyes were on the housing market as it showed signs of softening for the first time in recent memory. A sharp rise in inventory, talk of more rate hikes and shrinking home... Read more

Requirements for Basic and Enhanced STAR

The income criteria for the STAR credit and the STAR property tax exemption has changed (see table, below). You can’t receive both the credit and the exemption. Eligible types of property houses, condominiums, cooperative apartments, manufactur... Read more

6 Surprisingly Petty Issues That Can Sabotage a Home Sale

Selling a home can be a long, time-consuming process, especially if the seller and potential buyers butt heads. Sometimes, the issues behind a deal-making deadlock are legitimately big. Other times, they simply aren't. Here, we talk to agents about so... Read more
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