The Rochester Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Plus
I created this blog as a way of sharing information with home buyers and sellers in the Greater Rochester area. Here, you can find my latest musings on the local market, as well as information about the wonderful Rochester region. Enjoy, and if you are ever thinking of buying or selling a home in the Rochester area, don't hesitate to give me a call!
Winter can be tough on Rochester-area homes. It's helpful to take steps ahead of time to make sure your home weathers the long, harsh season. This post by Amanda Davidson from Alexandria, Virginia is certainly appropriate for our area, too!Fall Home Maintenance Tips With summer winding down now i...
A great post from George Souto, a loan officer in Connecticut. Most buyers don't realize just how much they can save by purchasing a home while interest rates are at historic lows! Yesterday I wrote a blog titled "Do you think the Interest Rate Is Going To Go Down?"  That question is one that I g...
Are you planning on buying a home and not sure how to go about it? Should you work with a buyer's agent, or just call the listing agents for the homes you want to see directly? Especially if you've never bought a home before, this can be a confusing decision! As a buyer's agent myself, I believe ...
This is a great post from an agent in California. Support and input from friends or family members can be valuable to you as a buyer, but in the end, the decision is yours. If you're the one buying the home, make sure it's the one you want!How Not to Buy A House -- By CommitteeOne of the common m...
Looking for something festive to do in the Greater Rochester area this holiday season? There's a hidden treasure in Henrietta that won't cost a cent but will provide over half an hour of holiday enjoyment! A homeowner in Henrietta has created his own computerized Christmas light show, T2Lights. U...
I apologize that I haven't blogged in so long. Business has been unusually busy for the holiday season, which is a good thing! I love showing houses this time of year. Homes look so cozy with their holiday decorations. As long as the sellers don't go overboard, it can really make it easy for buye...
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Come out and support local artists at the Mayday Underground Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair! The fair will be taking place at the Main Street Armory at 900 East Main Street in Rochester, and it will go from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd. There will b...
As an independent contractor, I spent a decent amount of time working from my home office. My dog, Bear, is constantly by my side. I like to joke that he's my "office assistant". Sure, he pesters me sometimes when he wants something, but I'm extremely thankful for his loyalty and companionship.  ...
It's a difficult economy. I frequently meet wonderful people who are eager to own their own homes but, for whatever reason, are not in the right place financially yet. Often, it's because their credit was dinged in years past and they can't yet qualify for a mortgage. If you're in that situation,...
Does buying your first home in the Greater Rochester Area seem downright SCARY? Does the thought of applying for a mortgage make you SQUEAMISH? Does the prospect of searching for the perfect home make you QUAKE IN YOUR BOOTS? Does the potential of having the deal on your dream home fall through c...

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