In an age when most information can be accessed online, computer derived home values are appearing on various real estate websites. Online home values are calculated using recent sale information, location, and market conditions. If all the homes in an area Continue Reading
A Few Things to Consider When Hiring a Realtor to List Your Property
Hiring a Realtor to sell your property can be a huge decision. Here are a few questions that you may find helpful. "How will you market my property?" Running a few classified ads in the local paper and listing it on the company website shouldn't be the Continue Reading
Building a New Boathouse in the Adirondack Park
“I heard you can’t build a new boathouse in the Adirondack Park – is this true?” This question comes up rather often while showing waterfront properties. The answer - Yes you can still build a boathouse. The confusion stems from a 2009 proposed change in Continue Reading
Why Your Property Should Be Shown After an Offer Has Been Received
When a Buyer and Seller agree to the terms of sale on a property, Sellers and Agents alike usually let out a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, the signing of a purchase offer is usually a little early for celebration if the offer contains contingencies. What’s Continue Reading
Selling Adirondack Real Estate? Having a Lock-box is Key!
Every real estate market has different common practices. When an agent in Old Forge, Forestport or Inlet shows another agency’s listing we usually pick up a key at the listing agent's office. I can’t say that I hate this; it’s nice to take a moment to say Hi and Continue Reading
A Few Things to Consider When Making Home Improvements
I see a lot of properties, most real estate agents do, and I'm always sadden to see home improvements that I know Buyers will dislike. I think some Homeowners forget that the modifications they make now, and their methods of doing so, will greatly affect the Continue Reading
Ten Reasons to List Your Old Forge Property in the Winter
If you are considering selling a property in the Old Forge area in the near future you may not want to wait until Spring or Summer. Here are ten reasons this may be the perfect time to list your home, camp or lot. According to Google, more real estate Continue Reading
Does My Vacation Home Qualify for a 1031 Exchange?
If you are not familiar with what a 1031 Exchange is here is a brief explanation: 1031 Exchanges allow property owners to defer capital gains taxes on the exchange of "like-kind" properties. The term "like-kind" means two properties that have the same use (for example Continue Reading