Category Archives: Homeowners

Find the Best Home for Enjoying Your Golden Years

Purchasing a home for your golden years is a process that can be both exciting and intimidating.  You want to make a choice you can enjoy in years to come, and selling your current home and moving can feel like … Continue reading

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What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for CNY Homeowners

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What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for CNY Homeowners President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017.  This law went into effect on January 1, 2018.  When Americans file their taxes this … Continue reading

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2018 CNY Real Estate Market Outlook

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Many variables go into analyzing and predicting what to expect from the CNY real estate market for 2018.  Our local market experiences many of the national trends, but on a delayed basis.  When the national trends finally do appear locally, … Continue reading

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How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

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The Zestimate is Zillow’s proprietary algorithm for computing home valuation estimates for the millions of homes presented by Zillow.  The Zillow Zestimate is so easy to access for almost any home presented by Zillow including homes listed for sale on … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Sell Your Onondaga County Home

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Good news abounds if you want to sell your Central New York home. The median home value in Onondaga County is $131,100. Onondaga County home values have gone up 3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise … Continue reading

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Time and Inclination

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Is a real estate agent necessary when selling your home in Central New York?  Some might say you’re a fool to represent yourself in court and the same idea applies to selling your home by yourself. Sure there is a … Continue reading

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Title Insurance

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Do you need title insurance when you buy a Central New York home? Owning a home continues to be one of the most important parts of the American dream. But, having the deed or title to a piece of land … Continue reading

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Downsizing

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Of all the reasons to sell house in CNY, the Four Ds dominate. The four Ds are Death in a family; too much Debt; Downsizing, after the kids leave home and Divorce. We hadn’t thought too much about downsizing until … Continue reading

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What are REALTOR® Designations and Certifications?

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Anyone who has seen real estate ads in their local market are sure to have seen that some REALTORS® list initials after their name or license identification.  Surely, most conclude that these initials mean something to real estate professionals, but … Continue reading

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Differences between the different real estate agent types

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In New York State, there are two (2) different real estate agent types.  The term, “real estate agent” is generic and applies to anyone who represents the interests of a principal/client in the purchase and/or sale of real estate.   Real … Continue reading

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