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The Big News? We’re Growing

It’s official, we’re growing and we’re proud to announce our latest partnership with Danielle Bellanti. Since this company was founded, we’ve taken a very controlled and intentional growth approach. We have been more concerned with quality, not quantity – providing sophisticated and superior service for our clients. As we expand, we’ve been careful to never lose sight of our core mission. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to partner with other realtors, but declined when those partnerships were not the right fit. Today, we’re proud to announce we’re building on the example Christian, Yaz, an I have worked hard to establish. We’re taking Monticello to the next level and expanding our reach.

Danielle Bellanti Business Card

Danielle is a licensed real estate agent from Clifton Park and has grown up in the Capital Region. Danielle brings her talented marketing experience to the world of real estate. More importantly, Danielle shares in our mission of providing honest advice, tailored to each client’s needs, and always focusing on the client not the transaction.  At Monticello we’re not about volume, we’re about client satisfaction. We’re confident whether you’re selling your existing home or buying a new home, you’ll get the same quality and level service from Danielle that you’ve been able to count on from Monticello.

Please join me in welcoming Danielle to our team.

Cheers,

Alexander Monticello

Capital Region Real Estate Update

Here is how the December 2014 Capital Region real estate market finished. Overall pending sales were up, prices were down, but inventory was also down. Month to month numbers can be fickle and don’t always tell the the whole story. But a 7.9 months supply of inventory is one of the lowest numbers we’ve seen in years and clearly signals a shift to a more balanced housing market. Anecdotally, we’ve seen several homes move quickly after receiving multiple offers. We may finally have cleared away most of the stale inventory from the last 3 years, coupled with more realistic sellers, and motivated buyers – due to low interest rates – 2015 has all the ingredients a healthy housing market.

Selling your home in 2015 requires a different approach

Selling your home in 2015 is not like selling your home in 2010 or anytime before then. The interest has changed the market and the way homes are sold. Listen to our strategy and learn about our sophisticated approach.

What Happens When The Bank Won’t Prequalify You

If you happen to pre-qualify with a bank and they tell you you’re not able to get a mortgage, here is what you do. I’ll share my experience after getting denied for a mortgage, and also give you advice on what questions to ask. Finally, if you get denied, it’s not always about your credit score, income, or debit. Just ask the former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.