Albany County is at the center of New York’s Capital District which includes the surrounding counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Washington and Saratoga.The Capital District serves as primary residence and second home destination to almost 400,000 individuals. Albany County has a population of 45,000, almost 20,000 house units, average household income of $39,821 which results in per capita income of $17, 357.
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Albany County presents a striking contrast between its urban and suburban towns, like Colonie, Guilderland and New Scotland, which tend to have larger concentrations of luxury homes than the more rural areas. Those areas still have numbers of working farms, though they are disappearing. Many parts of Albany County, parts of the urban areas which are under renovation and many of the rural areas have very affordable homes. And commuting to the center of Albany can still be between 30 and 45 minutes.
New homes are attractive to many buyers. They look new and bright and hold the possibility of avoiding problems associated with older properties. Ordinarily the contract of sale will provide a guarantee of habitability for some period of time during which the builder is obligated to repair problems resulting from poor construction. But the wise purchaser will have a detailed inspection of a new home, too, because builders can make mistakes which could be costly down the road.
New homes can range in price from thousands to millions and present some unique problems. In a strong market, many homes are built “on spec,” by builders who hope to sell them when completed. Such building has only recently begun to pick up after little new construction over the past several years. With interest rates at historic lows, there are many bargains to be had. If builders still own spec houses they will generally sell at a considerably reduced price. But older homes have also come down in price and may offer considerable savings over new construction.
Displayed below are our most recent new home listings in Albany County. If you select the price search you will see listings displayed with the higher priced properties first. To search the listings of our MLS (multiple list system) Partners click on the appropriate links in the left margin of this page. Try first the Capital Region MLS. For the Southern part of the County also try the Columbia-Greene-Northern Dutchess MLS. For listings to the East also try the Berkshire County MLS. Searching these MLS systems directly is far superior to using general search sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com, or sites maintained by brokers such as Weichert, Coldwell Banker or Century 21.
By going to the multiple list systems directly you get the most detailed and up-to-date information available in that specific area. Then call us with listing numbers. We can provide you with additional information about specific listings and arrange to show you any listing in these different MLS systems. We are members of all of them – a true Regional Broker.
If you have already contracted with an exclusive listing or buying agent that agent will be responsible for advising you and assisting in the negotiation of the sale. While Sellers are almost always represented by an exclusive agent, the trend toward Buyers retaining an exclusive agent is relatively new in New York State. For more information call 800-398-8802.
- Westerlo Greenville New Home
- Westerlo Greenville 2356SF Home. New home to be built on beautiful corner lot adjoins large log home, mostly open, ideal for horses, mountain views, BOHA, large home to be built. Other options available at other prices
- Contact: David Birch
- Cell Number: 518-928-7239