News

Moving with Kids: Families Rely on Realtors®

Published Thursday, September 27, 2018
Cortland County Board of Realtors®- The Voice of Real Estate Moving with Kids: Families Rely on Realtors® Most people can relate to the complications and complexities involved with moving. Whether you’re relocating to a recently purchased apartment or a starter home, resettling takes time, effort and planning. Moving with kids requires... MORE

Consumers Continue Interest in Sustainable Home Features

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The Cortland County Board of Realtors®- The Voice of Real Estate Consumers Continue Interest in Sustainable Home Features August 2018 Sustainable home features and environmentally friendly neighborhoods are becoming an even more important factor for homebuyers when choosing a home. According to the second annual REALTORS® and... MORE

Get Ahead of the Summer Selling Market

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Cortland County Board of Realtors®- The Voice of Real Estate Get Ahead of the Summer Selling Market July 2018 The dog days of summer are often a time for relaxation by the pool or a family trip to your favorite vacation spot. At the same time, many Americans take advantage of the warmer months to put their house on the market. According to... MORE

Why Homeownership Matters

Published Friday, June 1, 2018
June marks National Homeownership Month, which recognizes the value of homeownership and its positive impact on families, communities and the nation’s economy. This month allows a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of homeownership and identify the many benefits of owning that roof over your head. “Most consumers know that... MORE

Realtors® Find Remodeling Projects Gain Equity, Bring Joy to Homeowners

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018
May is National Home Remodeling Month, a time of the year when many homeowners may daydream about sprucing up their home to gain equity, resale value or simply find more enjoyment from their property. According to the National Association of Realtors®, many homeowners find the idea of a remodeling project too overwhelming to take on. In fact, 35... MORE

When Moving into a New Home, First Things First

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018
You have just completed the biggest financial transaction of your life and can now call yourself a homeowner. With the help of a Realtor®, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, you purchased your first home, signed all the necessary paperwork and are about to walk up to your front door, keys in hand. As you walk through your brand new... MORE

When Moving into a New Home, First Things First

Published Sunday, April 1, 2018
You have just completed the biggest financial transaction of your life and can now call yourself a homeowner. With the help of a Realtor®, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, you purchased your first home, signed all the necessary paperwork and are about to walk up to your front door, keys in hand. As you walk through your brand new... MORE

Staging Your Home

Published Thursday, March 1, 2018
Viewing a house for sale requires buyers to visualize the property as a future place to call home. Would-be buyers often have to rely on their imagination for how they want to design the property as homeowners and what that man cave set-up in the basement could look like. Staging your home before you put it on the market is a great way to impress potential... MORE

Awards Luncheon 2018

Published Monday, January 1, 2018
The Cortland County Board of REALTORS® held their annual Awards brunch this past Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at The Sherman House on Main Street in Homer. As always, they put out a tasty spread of food and beverages for all in attendance. This event always draws a large group of Realtors®, board members, affiliates and community members from all... MORE

Realtors® Offer 2018 Housing Market Landscape

Published Monday, January 1, 2018
The start of the new year is a time when many people reflect on their goals and pledge personal resolutions for the next 365 days. Whether optimistic about or hoping for changes in the year to come, switching over the calendar also allows an opportunity to reassess one’s housing situation. This time of year has potential buyers and sellers reflecting... MORE

Selling Your Home During the Winter

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Selling your home during the winter months can be a daunting task. The holiday season is already a hectic time of year and selling a house can be stressful. However, there are distinct advantages to selling your home at this time of year. “The housing inventory is always lower in the winter months, meaning fewer listings and less competition,”... MORE

Homeownership Good Investment

Published Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Eighty-four percent of Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, the highest number in 10 years. Yet six in 10 said that they are concerned about affordability and the rising cost of buying a home or renting in their area. This is according to NAR’s 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, which measures consumers’... MORE

CCBR’s week of Giving Back

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017
On July 27th we held another successful Golf Tournament at the beautiful Walden Oaks Country Club. We lucked out with a sunny day, had a lot of laughs and delicious food. This year with our 50/50 raffle and Putting Contest, we were able to raise over $700 for Cortland CAPCO's SNACKPACKS FOR KIDS program to help supply nutritional food to children in need... MORE

Get Ahead of the Summer Selling Market

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
The dog days of summer are often a time for relaxation by the pool or a family trip to your favorite vacation spot. At the same time, many Americans take advantage of the warmer months to put their house on the market. According to the National Association of Realtors®, one third of homes are sold during the summer months. “Spring is known by... MORE

Confidence in Commercial Market Continues; Realtors® See Challenges in Financing

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017
Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate should have confidence that growth in the market will continue, although one hurdle that continues to affect the market is the lack of available financing to small commercial real estate investors, due in large part to regulatory uncertainty. Unemployment has declined to 4.4 percent and consumer... MORE

Fresh Tips for the Spring Real Estate Market

Published Monday, May 1, 2017
Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to buy a house, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. That’s great news for anyone hoping to sell their home this spring. “Seasonal patterns can differ somewhat depending on climate and where you are in the country, but generally speaking,... MORE

Open House Weekend

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
With signs of the housing market recovering and favorable affordability conditions, this year’s spring buying season has the potential to be a busy one. Buyers in the Cortland area will have the opportunity to jump start the buying season on April 29th and 30th as Realtors® hold open houses all weekend long as part of the Realtor® Nationwide... MORE

APRIL- Fair Housing Month

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
April 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property. What Everyone Should Know About Equal Opportunity... MORE

Tax Breaks You Can Only Claim as a Homeowner

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
There are many benefits associated with homeownership. The American Dream offers financial gain and stability and many social benefits. A real estate agent will tell you that one of the biggest benefits associated with homeownership can be found when filing your taxes, and depending on your situation, there may be thousands of dollars coming back your way. ... MORE

January Awards Luncheon

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
On January 25, 2017, the Cortland County Board of REALTORS® held their annual REALTOR® Awards Luncheon at The Sherman House on Main Street in Homer NY. The awards presented were Realtor® of the Year, President’s Award, Community Hero Award and the Community Service Award. In addition, certificates were given to our local REALTOR®... MORE

The Myth of the Mortgage Down Payment

Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Did you know that the median down payment for first-time buyers has been 6 percent for three straight years? If you answered no to this question, you are likely not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors® Aspiring Home Buyer Profile, 87 percent of non-homeowners indicated that a mortgage down payment of 10 percent or more is... MORE