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Blighted properties taken on by the Albany County Land Bank can be found in suburban and rural areas like New Scotland or the Helderberg Hilltowns.

GUILDERLAND — Homeowner Todd Slingerland and real estate agent Christy Center wanted to come up with an incentive to pique the interest of high-end buyers in 819 Greenthorne Blvd., which they had listed at $1.25 million, a very high price for Guilderland.

BETHLEHEM — Realtor David Robinson has joined the Weichert, Realtors - Fontaine & Associates Delmar office.

Robinson grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and now lives in Albany.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inc. has over $230,000 in grant funds from the New York State Homes and Community Renewal program to assist first-time home buyers with mortgage down payment and closing costs.

While Knox last month decided not to invest in an appraisal of its Altamont reservoir property, the village board on Tuesday committed to spending $11,000 for an appraisal to prove in court that the property should not be valued, or taxed, as a reservoir since it is no longer used for that purpose.

With Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service seeking to merge with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS or face dissolution, a question still remains on what will happen to its former headquarters.

Gucciardo Real Estate

GUILDERLAND — Anthony Gucciardo of Gucciardo Real Estate opened a satellite office in Guilderland on Nov. 1.

Located at 1809 Western Ave., the office will be run by Gucciardo, who is owner and broker, and Kellie Kieley, associate broker.

About 30 Guilderland residents turned out for an Albany Common Council hearing Monday night on Sandidge Way Apartments, a project that would tear down 11 homes at the town’s northeastern edge and put up 173 “workforce-oriented” rental units in their place.

As the town works to define “abandoned” in its law, three properties ravaged by fire remain vacant — a mansion reduced to rubble, a motel that still stands, and the shell of a home.


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