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Costs of Home Selling
Posted on 01/15/2020
Costs of Home Selling
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Posted on 01/08/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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What to Do If a Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
Posted on 01/01/2020
What to Do If a Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Posted on 12/25/2019
Benefits of Adding a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Another Property Sold - 314 Cleveland Boulevard, Manlius, NY 13066
Posted on 12/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 314 Cleveland Boulevard, Manlius, NY 13066
Welcome to this charming cape located in FM schools. So close to Fayetteville village, Town Center, Wegmans, downtown businesses, hospitals and SU. Very deceiving from the front, this home offers more living space than meets the eye. Brand new furnace (10/19), fully fenced yard, newer windows, brand new carpeting throughout & fresh interior paint. Spacious & light filled living room connects to a large eat in kitchen w/ maple cabinets, lots of storage, & nice counter space. Two generous sized bedrooms & a full bath on the 1st floor. Upstairs are two VERY large bedrooms w/ dormers, lots of storage & a 2nd full bath. The lower level is a...
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Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Posted on 12/18/2019
Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Is an HOA Beneficial?
Posted on 12/11/2019
Is an HOA Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Video Tour  - 305 Radcliffe Road, Dewitt, NY 13214
Posted on 12/11/2019
Video Tour - 305 Radcliffe Road, Dewitt, NY 13214
Great opportunity to purchase a 3-4 bedroom 2 bath home located in the Jamesville-DeWitt School District. Enjoy the hardwoods, fireplace, builtins and spacious rooms! Much bigger inside than it looks from the street! Upstairs features a loft area and another bedroom. Close to all highways, Downtown, shopping and...
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305 Radcliffe Road, Dewitt, NY 13214 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/11/2019
305 Radcliffe Road, Dewitt, NY 13214 is now new to the market!
Great opportunity to purchase a 3-4 bedroom 2 bath home located in the Jamesville-DeWitt School District. Enjoy the hardwoods, fireplace, builtins and spacious rooms! Much bigger inside than it looks from the street! Upstairs features a loft area and another bedroom. Close to all highways, Downtown, shopping and...
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Another Property Sold - 8218 Dampier Circle, Clay, NY 13090
Posted on 12/06/2019
Another Property Sold - 8218 Dampier Circle, Clay, NY 13090
Easy one level living with this great Ranch featuring three bedrooms and two full baths offering almost 1800 sq ft. Morning room with beautiful natural light, formal dining room that opens to family room for easy entertaining, convenient first floor laundry and so much more. Beautiful curb appeal with lovely landscaping and a great deck overlooking the large yard. Great location close to schools, shopping and easy...
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