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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Plus
I created this blog as a way of sharing information with home buyers and sellers in the Greater Rochester area. Here, you can find my latest musings on the local market, as well as information about the wonderful Rochester region. Enjoy, and if you are ever thinking of buying or selling a home in the Rochester area, don't hesitate to give me a call!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
When you hear the term PODS, does it invoke images of extraterrestrial parasites bent on dominating the Earth? If so, you're probably a fan of classic Science Fiction films. However, there is another, less eerie definition of the term PODS, and it can be a very helpful tool for home sellers. PODS...
02/17/2010
It's time to take a look at what happened in the housing market this past week in the eastern suburbs of Rochester, NY, including Brighton, Pittsford, East Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, and Perinton/Fairport. Seventeen listings went under contract this past week. One received a contingent offer...
02/15/2010
If you're considering buying a new build, this post has some excellent advice. It's always a good idea to have a buyer's agent by your side to help you through the process!If you are interested in buying new construction then you should be aware of what the builder/developer will expect.  Be prep...
02/15/2010
I wanted to share this interesting post from an agent in Ohio. There are occasions when a home is overpriced and I recommend my buyers make a lowball offer, but 99% of the time I agree with this completely! There's a definite line between being a savvy buyer and being insulting.Buyer Beware: Your...
02/15/2010
When I was younger, my family used to play a card game called "Samurai Solitaire". I think someone in the family may have invented it, but I'm not sure. It was similar to the typical game of Solitaire, except that every time a player got an ace and started a new pile, those piles were shared amon...
02/13/2010
It's time to take a look at what happened in the housing market this past week in the eastern suburbs of Rochester, NY, including Brighton, Pittsford, East Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, and Perinton/Fairport. It was a busier week, with 14 listings going under contract. One listing in Irondequoi...
02/06/2010
After several years in the real estate business, I've experienced my fair share of disappointments over friends and acquaintances who chose not to use my services. I know it comes with the territory, and that they all had their reasons, even if they weren't clear to me. They felt the need to use ...
02/02/2010
A large percentage of home buyers in the Greater Rochester area finance their homes with FHA mortgages. FHA loans are a great product for many individuals due to their low down payment requirement. In recent years, as conventional loans have experienced drastic changes and increasingly strict eli...
01/26/2010
It's time for another look inside the market in eastern Monroe County. Again, I collected information for sales in Brighton, Pittsford, East Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, and Perinton in the past week. However, I decided to begin focusing my weekly reports on homes that went under contract rath...
01/23/2010
An important reminder from an agent in Briarcliff Manor, NY.The other day a seller client told me that she showed her home to strangers off the street who knocked on her door and expressed interest in seeing the place without an appointment. She accommodated them. We don't know who they are, or e...
01/16/2010
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