Move With Me in Syracuse: I Love My House

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Okay, so I've been gone for a while.  Well, no, I've been home... but I've been absent from my good friends here on AR.  And I'm trying to be back now.

A while ago, I posted a couple times about getting ready to move, and now we are ready to take the plunge.

I want to invite you to move with me.  If you've never purchased a home before, you will get a feel for the ups and downs of buying in the Central New York Market.  If you have, you'll sympathize with our plight... and if you're an agent, you will get an interesting story to follow.

I have to catch you up first, but it's more than one post's worth of information, so here we go!

We live in a 924 square foot ranch in North Syracuse.  It's a great little house and we refinished the basement over the winter, so we really love it now.  But we are outgrowing it with our 3 and 1 year old daughters, so it's time to make a change.  Here are some pictures:

Our Living Room



Our living room, complete with our eccentric but oh-so- HGTV red couch.





Our Kitchen







Our kitchen- actually there is more space here than it looks like.




Our Rec Room




Our basement rec room, and my sanity saver when the kids need a place to play while I work!


 So, that gives you a taste of what we are leaving... or trying to leave.  I don't know how the story ends, but look for the next chapter soon.

Comments (14)

Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Fun Blog as a former "down stater" (from Queens) I empathize with you. Good luck and hope it all works out

Sep 12, 2007 12:55 AM
Christina Lackey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - North Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Central New York Real Estate
Charlie- Thanks.  It will be interesting to see if people want to follow the whole thing and see what it's like, even for an agent!
Sep 12, 2007 01:28 AM
Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
Christina my blogging Buddy welcome back. I missed you sooooo much. So you are still looking for that perfect home? It is harder than most of us think, but it's fun and exciting. Good luck and keep us posted.
Sep 12, 2007 03:13 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co


Good seeing you back in the Rain, you've been missed. I think moving every now and then is good for us a real estate professionals. It helps us empathize with our consumers and what they experience.

Sep 12, 2007 06:19 AM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Christina!!!!  I'm so glad that you are back!  I hope everything works out for you guys!
Sep 12, 2007 12:30 PM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina


Good luck with the move and glad to see you back to posting. 

Sep 12, 2007 04:27 PM
Christina Lackey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - North Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Central New York Real Estate

Mana- Yeah, I'm trying to be back.  And we are still working on that big move!

Lynda- I absolutely agree.  There is nothing like living it to make you better at advising others on how to move.

Stephanie- Thanks.  I am glad to be back.

Rita- Thanks.  We'll see what happens.

Sep 13, 2007 12:01 AM
Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage
Congratulations Christina on your new home!  And most imporantly, welcome back!!
Sep 13, 2007 12:14 AM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Christina, welcome back!  I hope it all works out for you (I already read your next post!)
Sep 13, 2007 02:42 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
Hey there Christina!  Glad you're back!  Hey....your house is bigger than mine!
Sep 13, 2007 03:13 AM
Christina Lackey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - North Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Central New York Real Estate

Leah- Thanks, but we aren't there yet!

Joanne- LOL... ahh, you're one of those.  We don't know the end yet!

Sally- Thanks.  I've missed my AR buddies.  I think the two little ones running around all the time is what makes mine seem so small!

Sep 13, 2007 06:47 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Christina - Hey Girl - I've been missing YOU! So glad to hear life is good and you are back - that's great news - looking forward to moving with you! :-)
Sep 13, 2007 11:54 AM
Christina Lackey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - North Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Central New York Real Estate
Cyndee- We'll see how it goes!  I'm glad to be back.
Sep 14, 2007 12:21 AM
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL

Welcome Back Honey Bunnie!!  Thank you inviting me/us to your home!  I would LOVE a basement...LOVE IT!  I guess I'll just settle for a pool instead...hahaha

I'm thrilled you're back!!  We've missed you!! 


Sep 17, 2007 08:21 AM