The Great Sacandaga Lake is located In the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains - The Great Sacandaga Lake is close to Saratoga and Lake George!
Home |  History  | What to Do  |  Lodging |  Garden/Home  |  Parties/Weddings | Dining  | Shopping  | Nightlife  | Lou's Lake Report
Boating/Sailing | Golf | Fishing | Events  |  Real Estate |  Contact   | Get Sacandaga Stuff
| Current Weather | Advertise

FacebooktwitterGoogle PlusFlickr

Photo by L.J. Nasadoski ©2008
Great Sacandaga Lake Real Estate

3 Deadly mistakes every Home Buyer should avoid.

Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it.
Today, buying the home of your dreams is easier than ever before. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own new home.

Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, most American and Canadian home owners would be financially broke at retirement if it weren’t for one saving grace-the equity in their home. Furthermore, mortgage rates are more flexible today than ever and tax allowances favor home ownership.

Real estate values have always risen steadily. Of course there are peaks and valleys, but the long term the trend is a consistent increase. This means that every month when you make a mortgage payment the amount that you owe on the home goes down and the value typically increases. This owe less-worth more situation is called equity build-up and is the reason you can’t afford not to buy.

Even if you have little money for a down payment or credit problems, chances are that you can still buy that new home. It just comes down to knowing the right strategies, and working with the right people. See below.

Deadly Mistake #2; Not hiring a buyer’s agent to represent you.

Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it is often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures and competition from other buyers require buyer agents to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. For many homebuyers, the process turns into a terrible, stressful ordeal. In addition, making the wrong decisions can end up costing you thousands of dollars. It does not have to be this way!

Work with a buyer’s agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business and who is on your side. Buyer’s agents have a fiduciary duty to you. That means they are loyal to only you and are obligated to look out for your best interests. Buyer’s agents can help you find the best home, the best lender and the best inspector. Best of all, in most cases, the buyer’s agent is paid out of the seller’s commission, even though he/she works for you.

Trying to buy a home without an agent at all is, well…unthinkable.


Deadly Mistake #3: Getting a cheap inspection.

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the home being inspected. The additional cost of hiring a certified inspector is almost insignificant. As a homebuyer, you have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages and trying to get the best deals. Do not stop now.

Do not let your real estate agent, a patty-cake inspector or anyone else talk you into skimping here.

With 30 + years in the industry, we have done more inspections, have more experience and more Certifications and have been in business longer than any other individual, not to mention those right out of school and any of those Franchises.

Professional Inspection Services. LLC
P.O. 902

Adirondack “By Owner”, LLC

Visit our website to see +1,000 photo listings of vacation rentals, real estate for sale and timeshares offered by owner. We cover the Sacandaga Lake area and the entire Adirondack Park. Condos, cottages, homes, businesses, land, waterfront, in every price range. For a week….or a lifetime….you’ll find it here.

P.O. Box 337 (mail) | 1735 New York State Route 3 (office location)
Bloomingdale, NY 12913

518-891-9919 | Email | Web Site


5 Bradt Hill Rd. - Edinburg, NY 12134

Post and Beam Homes / Residential Construction
Brownell Lumber


Pumpkin Hollow

The house is very private with lots of trails right outside the door for hiking, birding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling. It has 3+ bedrooms fully furnished with all linens and necessities, sleeping six comfortably. Two full baths - one upstairs and one downstairs.

The house has an outdoor grill and a screened in porch, inside a wood stove, central heat, central air downstairs with fans in the upstairs bedrooms.

Wifi and Internet provided with Roku and netflix on two of the flat screen TV's. Telephone for outgoing calls only. Washer and drier on site. Ample parking

Click Here for more Info | 518-924-3008


726 State Highway 349 Gloversville, 12078

Panelized Homes, Custom Homes, Additions, Design/Build
Steel Buildings:
Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Warehousing, Professional Offices
Professional Offices, Industrial Buildings, Restaurants, Design/Build
Poured Foundations, Floors and Flatwork, Sidewalks, Alaskan Slabs
North Country Eco

Peter Allen Construction

Post & Beam Homes / Residential Construction / Pole Buildings
Excavation / Septic Systems / Sun Decks

418 County Hwy 113, Northville, N.Y. 12134
(518) 863-6063


Quality Construction - Seasoned Craftsmen - Innovative Concepts

518-791-9064 |


Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sport Island Pub is now offering 2 Properties available for rent for $1,600/week! (each)

Lake Acess, Beach, Marina, and TV! There is a 2 Bedroom house and a 3 Bedroom house available.

Contact Joe at Sport Island Pub for Details!



Sell My TIme Share

Call Toll Free: 1-877-815-4227
International: 1-603-516-0200

Find gorgeous Adirondack timeshares for rent or sale on one of the largest and most reputable secondary timeshare sites.

Click Here | Facebook



We have secured a contract through May 2015 with Ferrellgas, the nation's second largest propane supplier, at 40 cents above Ferrellgas' weighted average cost of propane!

Click the here to find out more!



Add My Property

Back to Real Estate

View Listings From:

Adirondack by Owner

Colwell Banker

Jack Callery Real Estate

Glove City Realty

Kuhn Real Estate Agency


Real Estate Companies


Camp Rentals



Home and Garden



sacandaga expressEdinburg NewsletterAdirondackeradirondack almanacFacebooktwitterGoogle PlusFlickr

Advertise Your Business | Gordon's Marine Web Cam | Sport Island Cam | Lanzis on the Lake Web Cam

All Rights Reserved. Web design by Emery Designs
Many Businesses on this web site are proud members of
Fulton County Chamber of Commerce the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and or Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce