Prepping Your Home For Fall

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Prepping Your Home For Fall

School is back in session and although it doesn’t feel like it, the fall weather is right around the corner. I love autumn in Central New York and everything it brings; apple picking, gorgeous leaves, and of course, sweater weather! I also love getting out in my yard and preparing my home as the seasons change. Just like spring cleaning, fall preparation in one’s home brings about the new season with a peaceful satisfaction. Here is a checklist of items my Husband and I do every fall to maintain our home.

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Selling a home in a "Seller's Market"

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Selling a home in a "Seller's Market"

If you're looking to sell your home in Central New York, you currently have a good problem on your hands. At this moment, the home market is bursting with more buyers than there are homes available for sale! Any time this occurs, there are several areas for concern that home sellers may find themselves considering in the process. Here are some I have faced in my 30 years working in real estate.

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Downsizing Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

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Downsizing Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

"Downsizing." A word that can strike fear in the hearts of baby boomers. Folks born between 1946 and 1964, who may be contemplating their own move to easier-to-maintain housing as empty-nesters, or are moving elderly parents from a home they have lived in for 40 or 50 years.

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How Much Does Hiring a Realtor Cost?

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How Much Does Hiring a Realtor Cost?

Prospective home buyers and sellers often ask the question - “How much does it cost to hire a realtor?”  It’s an important and obvious question that should be discussed up front when considering your options for buying or selling a home.

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Creating a space in your home for aging parents

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Creating a space in your home for aging parents

The options for living arrangements for aging parents has widened quite a bit in recent years. No longer are our parents' only option an assisted living home - with the increase in people being more connected to the home, there is a trend toward inviting older parents to move in with their children. 

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