With yesterday’s big thaw, there were undoubtedly many flooded basements in our area! Be prepared for our next winter thaw. Read how here…
Located off the beaten path, this amazing property has 655 feet of Seneca Lake water frontage. This 7.42 acre lot has a level area above the shale cliffs that overlook Seneca Lake and offers both privacy and breathtaking panoramic birds-eye views. This would make a magnificent home site! Follow the trail along the cliffs to your private shale beach and Lake front. A dock would be a nice addition for a relaxing water front hangout, boating and swimming. The wooded property has the potential for development, a private getaway or camp. The neighboring tree farm shows the potential for agricultural activity. The topography of the property varies from level areas to slight or moderate slopes.
This property is located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Only minutes away from several award-winning wineries including Magnus Ridge Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, Fulkerson Winery, Lakewood Vineyards and Castle Grish Winery and breweries including Rooster Fish Brewing Tasting Room & Beer Garden, Seneca Lake Brewing Company.
Located just 10 minutes from both the Villages of Dundee and Watkins Glen with shopping, dining, attractions and activities galore. Watkins Glen State Park with the gorges and Sugar Hill State Forest with all that they have to offer are both also a short drive away.
We couldn’t find a better spot for your new haven. Call for your private showing today!
(No sign at road, do not enter the property without an appointment and being accompanied by a licensed Real Estate Agent.)
do you know what a FICO score is or how it affects your ability to get a mortgage? A lot of first time homebuyers will need to do some work on their credit accounts, so it’s a good idea to start looking into this stuff six months to a year before you bite the bullet and make a loan application.
Today, we’re going as basic as it gets with the FICO score.
It’s true that there’s a lot to know about your house, but much of that information comes with time and experience. Other details were either disclosed as part of your purchase agreement or were part of your home inspection. The problem is that there’s so much information flying at you during your purchase period that it’s often easy to miss things, especially if someone isn’t putting a fine point on the details that you feel you need most.
Simple things like how to use your gas fireplace are questions you might have wanted an answer to, but you might have forgotten to ask in the flurry of activity. Here are a few other common questions that are often assumed you already know the answers to or that you can figure out on your own:
Our newest listing at 93 Briar Lane is so much larger than it appears from the road! This is not your typical Cape Cod style home. With 4 spacious bedrooms, and storage galore, you won’t feel cramped. This house has 2 separate entertaining areas. Enjoy a break from this crazy cold weather in front of one of the two wood-burning fireplaces. The living room has large front windows that allow the sun to shine in. The wood-burning fireplace gives you a cozy spot to take a break from the cold Rochester winters. The dining room is open to the living room and right off the expansive eat-in kitchen, making for a great entertainment space. Also open to the dining room is the bonus room that has 3 walls of windows that look out onto the fenced, wooded back yard. This room would make a great office, play room, craft room or den. The large kitchen has plenty of cabinets and a separate eating area. It’s spacious enough to add an island if you desire. The 1/2 bath is conveniently located in the laundry/mud room area with easy access from the outside or main living space. The 3 season room has doors leading to both the front and back yards. The main bathroom on the 2nd floor has been nicely updated and has an area designed for your new bidet or a storage closet. The basement has a large area with the 2nd wood-burning fireplace and wet bar. The bathroom with stand-up shower makes this a possibility for an in-law or teen suite. Just off this space and with a door to access the back yard, is an enclosed porch with flag stone floor making this another great entertainment spot. New 150 amp electric service was installed in 2012 & a new 75 gal water heater in 2013. An energy audit was completed and insulation added to make house more efficient. Contact us today for your personal showing!
We’ve made a short list of some of the most dramatic ways to destroy your home’s value without even trying all that hard so you can, hopefully, avoid these problems when you go to sell.
With Christmas coming up, a lot of people will be firing up the fireplaces. Take a peek at these Fireplace Safety tips so that your holiday is a happy and safe one!
hereWhen you are preparing your home for sale, don’t overlook the Living Room. Many buyers place a lot of weight on the size and layout of a living room. Having this room staged properly can make or break a sale for you. It’s hard for many home buyers to picture their furniture in a bare room. Having too much furniture, or furniture that is too large, can make a room feel smaller. Read more tips here.
There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money-we’re talking about thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are the actions you can take that will have a notable impact on your score.
Pay down your credit card balances Credit utilization is one of the biggest factors in determining your credit score. Your credit utilization should at least be less than 30 percent of your limit, and it’s even better if you can get it below 15 percent. This rule applies to both individual cards and your overall credit limit.
It may even be worthwhile to use some of the cash funds you were planning to use for a down payment to pay off credit card balances.
Do no harm While you certainly want to improve your score if possible, at the very least you’ll want to keep it steady. Avoid opening new lines of credit if you’re applying for a mortgage in the very near future. This will cause a hard inquiry to show up on your credit report.
Take care of negative items It’s good practice to check your credit report for negative items a few times a year-you can get one free report from each of the three major bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) per year.
If you find any negative items (collections, late payments, etc.), write a letter to the original creditor. Explain the circumstances that led to the negative item, and request that it be removed from your report. It can be surprisingly effective, and removing a negative item will improve your credit score in a hurry. You can find some good templates for a request letter online.
Keller Williams Realty GR West
550 Latona Rd., Bldg. C, Ste 301
Rochester, NY 14626
Thanks to websites like Houzz and Pinterest and TV networks like HGTV and DIY, it’s easier than ever to keep up with home decorating trends and find inspiration for improving your own home. Here are five of the top current interior design trends.
- Screen-free rooms: After a long day of using your smartphone and computer, it can feel amazing to come home and take a technology break. More and more, homeowners are creating specific screen-free rooms-perhaps a library, craft room, or listening room-where you can escape from technology for a while.
- Upholstered headboards: What if you could feel like you were sleeping in a luxury hotel bed every night? The bedding and mattress are an important part of that experience, but so is the aesthetic and comfort of an upholstered headboard.
- Earth tones: Natural colors have become increasingly popular, especially deep greens. It’s a great way to bring some of nature’s colors indoors, whether as an accent wall, in blankets and pillows, or for furniture.
- Black stainless steel: If you want a sleek, contemporary kitchen, black stainless steel is even more of a statement than traditional stainless steel.
- Patterned fabrics: While solid upholstery will never go out of style, patterns have become trendy of late. It’s an easy way to make a bold, eye-catching statement in your living space.
Keller Williams Realty GR West
550 Latona Rd., Bldg. C, Ste 301
Rochester, NY 14626