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By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
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By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
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By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
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By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
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The Power of Assumability One of the rarely touted advantages of people taking FHA mortgages today is the fact that they are assumable. What that means is, when the FHA homebuyer of today is looking to sell his home, a qualified purchaser can “take over” their loan. Most people believe that inte...

By Maryann Giacobbe, Mary Ann Giacobbe
(Houlihan Lawrence)
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Home improvement retailer Lowe's plans to introduce a cloud-based home-management system in North America called Iris in mid-2012, which will allow users to monitor and control many aspects of their home from their smartphone, tablet or computer, including thermostats, refrigerators, smart plugs,...

By Dan Morse
(Keuka Lake & Land Realty)
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Beware who you are selling to on Craigslist and Ebay!!!! I've heard about this happening to people before but this time I've seen it first hand.  You list an item for sale on ebay or craigslist and someone contacts you through e-mail saying they will mail you a check today for the full amount.  T...

By Dan Morse
(Keuka Lake & Land Realty)
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For the past three months the average selling price of a staged home was 19% above the listing price while the unstaged home was only 15%. The 4% difference more than paid the staging cost. Freshen up the home by painting walls a light, neutral color, such as antique white. Lighter colors appeal...

By Dan Morse
(Keuka Lake & Land Realty)
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I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Dan Morse and I work full time as a Realtor for Remax Diversified Realty here in Penn Yan.  I've been involved in real estate for 10 years now, owning rental property.  I have had my License to sell real estate for 2 years and am very successful.  I'm grea...

By Dan Morse
(Keuka Lake & Land Realty)
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Since the market has changed I've seen some local house flippers make big mistakes.  The number 1 mistake I've seen them make is asking too much.  The hog days of yesterday are gone, there are fewer buyers available and they all are looking for a deal.  Banks and buyers both are cautious of what ...

By Dan Morse
(Keuka Lake & Land Realty)
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There was an article recently in the Chronicle Advisor saying Yates County Real Estate sales are on the Rise.  Its nice to see our area making positive news.  With the beauty of keuka lake, our Wineries and our craft market the windmill its no wonder we are still seeing sales.  Our Menonite commu...
Clothes dryers can be found in 80 percent, or 81.5 million homes throughout the United States.  A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one half gallon of water.  As water is removed, lint is created from the clothes. In a properly installed vent, any lint that escapes the dry...

By Mary St. George
(Wine Trail Properties)
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When you see a luxury home in a magazine or on the news, you would not believe that some of these homes may actually be in the Finger Lakes...but they are !  The picture above is a breathtaking estate located in Victor NY.  This 5000 sq ft + home on 1.5 acres has it all for the person or family t...

By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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I love these plants, they are planted from tubers and the leaves grow 2-3 feet long.  You have to pull up the tubers in the fall in this area, but in the South I think you can leave them all year long.  They are really impressive and quite beautiful.  You can start them indoors, even in water so ...

By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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It's Midsummer.  I hope you are enjoying great weather wherever you are!   Some of my favorite flowers are in bloom. The mallow has 10 inch blooms, when I first planted it I had 2-3 blooms, I am expecting about  60 or 70 blooms this year.  I bought my mallow in Cape Cod about 3 years ago.  The ma...

By Mary St. George
(Wine Trail Properties)
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With the depressed real estate market, new opportunities have opened up for the professional "scammers".  I read it in the newspaper, I hear the chatter on the radio and see the busy ads on TV.  "Foreclosures are higher than ever, get in on your chance to buy these homes at ridiculously low price...

By Mary St. George
(Wine Trail Properties)
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St George Realty of the Finger Lakes is now open for your business, serving the Finger Lakes area.  Our target markets include lakefront homes on Keuka, Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes, as well as unique and distinctive homes.  Our buyers come from all over the country and the world, and of course o...

By Susan Hannan
(Century21Sbarra&Wells)
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 When inventories of unsold homes reach a six month supply, real estate professionals generally recognize the beginning of a buyer's market.As the inventories of unsold homes grows, sellers face greater competition than they did a year ago. While it always been essential for sellers to price thei...

By Donetta Dwyer
(RE/MAX Diversified Realty)
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116-118 Burns Terrace, Penn Yan - 2 Unit side by side in great neighborhood on double lot, close to schools and downtown business district.  3 bedroom apartments with living and dining room, enclosed porch, hardwood floors, new roof, all separate utilities, new furnace on one side.  List Price: ...

By Donetta Dwyer
(RE/MAX Diversified Realty)
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42 Voak Rd. - Potter - This exceptional ranch has an open floor plan that boasts a stone 2 sided fire place one side faces the dining room the other the large living room.  Many recent renovations.  Electric runs about 200.00 a month. The home is very well insulated. List Price: $159,900 MLS #: 7...

By Donetta Dwyer
(RE/MAX Diversified Realty)
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4428 Juniper Point, Dundee - Don't miss out on this RARE FIND! Sandy beach, shade trees,new well 38 ft. deep. Property does have a holding tank & a 4 bedroom home that has recently been gutted, yours to construct to your liking.Association fees of $200.00 a year pays for maintenance for Juniper ...

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