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Ken Eitelman

  Proud to live in Saratoga County.  With 21 years of residential real estate experience, Ken Eitelman has become a Clifton Park area "Go to" agent with a consistent reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients' interests.  Savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmark of Ken's service.  Ken is exceptionally well-respected in Clifton Park not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients' success.

Thankful for his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business from the foundation of Ken's career.  

Please call Ken anytime without obligation.  He is ready to go to work for you today.

 

Expertise:

Residential property sales including fine homes, Condominiums and income properties.

Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends.

Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions.

 

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7 Helpful Tips for First-time Home Buyers

By Bill Gassett
RISMEDIA, Monday, October 27, 2014— Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it’s worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can—and should—be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money. As a first-time homebuyer, proper guidance from seasoned professionals can make all the difference.

Here are a few tips first-time buyers can use when trying to find their first home:

1. Get clear on what you want This is the most important part of your preparation. You are about to enter a shopping experience that is unlike any other. At times, it can be stressful and difficult. There is a lot of money on the line and a big commitment to be made, so prepare accordingly. Get clear on what you really want and what you are willing to compromise on. This will make your home-shopping experience much more efficient and will give you a map to go off of should tensions run high. The better prepared you are, the better chance of having a smooth transaction.

2. Do your research Home shoppers today are more empowered than ever before. You have so much information at your fingertips. Go online and find the areas you want to live in. Narrow down the neighborhoods you want to consider to three or four, and focus on those. Learn about the cost of the things you really want and the cost of the things you can do without. The more knowledgeable you are, the better you will be at negotiating a good deal.

3. Talk to the bank Preparing to get a mortgage in advance of your actual purchase will be super important. Before you start looking at houses, have a discussion with your lender. The lender will be able to give you an honest assessment of what your finances look like, how much house you can afford and what your rates will be. You want to know all of this—what it will really cost you—before you start looking at homes you can’t actually afford. Find out what your monthly payment will be at different rates and determine what your personal limits are as well. Depending on your credit, the lender may be willing to give you far more than you need. Once you know the time is right to buy a home, make sure you get pre-approved by a lender. Make sure you understand the difference between getting pre-approved and pre-qualified for a mortgage. Without a doubt, you will want to get pre-approved, as a pre-qualification letter is not worth much. A savvy REALTOR® representing a homeowner will pick up on this right away. If you are competing with other buyers and are not financially prepared, you could lose out on your dream home.

4. Think about the future
Is this going to be a starter house that you will move out of in five years? Is it going to be a property that you fix up and flip? Is it going to be the home for your new family that you will be in for 10 or 20 years? Your long-term plans will help dictate your purchasing choices. It is important to understand what you really want this home for before you go and sign any papers and spend any money. One of the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make is not thinking about their long-term plans.

5. Find a good REALTOR® – A real estate agent can prove invaluable when shopping for a home. If you find one that is good—an agent that is finding people the homes they want at a price they are happy with—then much of the work will be done for you. The agent will talk about what you want, will run you through much of the above mentioned areas and will help you find the houses that are really what you are looking for. The agent will also be an effective negotiator, meaning that you will probably get more house for your money than if you went at it alone.

6. Set a timeline The situation you are in is uniquely your own. You want to set a timeline for when you will find and buy home—a timeline that reflects your realities. If you have bad credit that needs to be cleaned up first, for instance, you will need to spend some time working on that before you actually start house hunting. If you need to move right now, that is another factor in your timeline. Give yourself some restrictions so you will be encouraged to move at a steady pace and get the job done. Hunting for a house can be quite stressful and it is not something that should be drawn out any more than necessary. Determine what you want, work with a REALTOR®, and get it
as efficiently as possible.

7. Understand your fiscal responsibility Another problem that first-time homebuyers don’t always properly think through is the financial responsibility of owning a home. A large amount of buyers will think about making their mortgage payments and nothing else. If you have been renting for a while, or even living with mom and dad, it is easy to see why this can happen. Unfortunately, owning a home comes with quite a few more first-time home expenses that you may not have considered, such as appliances, furniture, and even taxes and insurance. These are all important things to consider when putting together your home buying budget.

Use all of the above tips for finding your first home and you will be well on your way to enjoying your new life as a homeowner.

Bill Gassett is a nationally recognized real estate leader who has been helping people move in and out of the Metrowest Massachusetts area for the past 27-plus years. He has been one of the top RE/MAX REALTORS® in New England for the past decade. In 2013, he was the No. 1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts.

This article originally appeared on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall.

RISMedia welcomes your questions and comments. Send your e-mail to: realestatemagazinefeedback@rismedia.com.


Copyright© 2014 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission.

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Ken Eitelman

  Proud to live in Saratoga County.  With 21 years of residential real estate experience, Ken Eitelman has become a Clifton Park area "Go to" agent with a consistent reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients' interests.  Savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmark of Ken's service.  Ken is exceptionally well-respected in Clifton Park not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients' success.

Thankful for his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business from the foundation of Ken's career.  

Please call Ken anytime without obligation.  He is ready to go to work for you today.

 

Expertise:

Residential property sales including fine homes, Condominiums and income properties.

Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends.

Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials - Luv em

Testimonials

Hi Ken, 
Just wanted to say thank you for the gift certificate.  Because my son helped me so much in getting the house ready I'm going to take him out for dinner.  I know we will both enjoy it. 
 
I also want to say thank you for making the sale of my house so fast and easy.  My concern all along was, how long would it take?  I'm sure we came close to a record.  Even the attorneys were surprised. 
 
If anyone asked for a reference I certainly would not hesitate to give them your name.  You made it quick, easy, and painless. 
 
Sincerily 
Joan 
Clifton Park NY 
 
 
 
 
****** 
 
Dear Ken, 
 
Thanks so much for your help in selling our house and also for the delicious fruit we are now enjoying.  The pears were great and the plums are equally as good! 
 
Again, thank you for your help and the thoughtful gift.  Both were very appreciated! 
 
With our thanks, 
Frank and Ann 
Clifton Park NY 

 
 
 
****** 
 
 
When buying and or selling a house you want the experience to be as painless as possible.  Ken Eitelman made the process just that.  We are so glad that we chose him to be our agent.  He was very helpful and cared about our needs and wants.  We are very pleased with his service and would recomend him to anyone. 
 
You did a great job for us, if there is anything else you need let us know. We are loving our house! 
 
 
 
 
April and Steve 
Scotia / Gloversville 
 

 
 
****** 
 
Pleased, 
 
Recently, I purchased a home in Mechanicville, NY through Ken Eitelman of Realty USA. 
 
Upon seeing this home I realized it was what I was looking for.  I asked Ken if he would represent me in selling my home in Clifton Park which is a little unusual, since he represented the people whose house I was interested in buying in Mechanicville. 
 
Needless to say I have a high regard for Ken Eitelman of Realty USA.  Everything went along so quickley and smoothly.  My home sold in Clifton Park within a week at my asking price.  I was so relieved since I really wanted to purchase the home in Mechanicville. 
 
My thanks again to Ken Eitelman of Realty USA. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Elizabeth M. 

 
 
 
 
****** 
Hi, Ken. 
I sent the e-mail below to a colleague of mine.... please use any/all in testimonials, or any other reference... Feel free to contact me if additional language required, etc. 
 
The house is great... we're really enjoying our new home... .the neighborhood is great.... close to the newer shops in Clifton Park... attended some intro sessions at Iraqois Junior High... very impressed with teachers and staff. 
 
Linda and I went to Saratoga Springs Race Track last Thursday for a work get-together.... what a wonderful place.. we had a great time...(didn't lose too much :-) 
 
Hope all is going well with you... hope to see you around... I'm due for a haircut soon, so I'll be checking out the Barber you recommended... 
 
Thanks again, Ken, for everything. 
Ron 
 
Ronald B. 
GE Energy 
Power Generation 
Commercial Manager Team Lead - Wind Americas  
 
 
 
 
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From: B, Ronald J (GE Infra, Energy)  
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 1:22 PM 
To: I, M (GE Infra, Energy) 
Subject: Ken Eitelman RealtyUSA Realtor 
 
 
Michael, 
Ken Eitelman worked very diligently for us... I started working with him last Fall and he showed my about 5 - 7 homes at that time, knowing I wouldn't be ready to buy for 6 - 8 months... He put us on a list where we received home listings that went on the market, including pictures and the house specs...He spent 2 or 3 days with my wife and I each of our NY visits (before Memorial Day and before 4th of July) we saw a total of about 40 houses.... He raised his family in Niskayuna, so he knows area very well... he gets excited when he sees Niskayuna school sports items or Diplomas in rooms of homes we saw. 
 
I strongly recommed using him as Realtor (see contact info below).  
If you do work with him, please mention my family and I say "Hi". 
 
Ron 
 
Ronald B. 
GE Energy 
Power Generation 
Commercial Manager Team Lead - Wind Americas (Acting






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