Monthly Archives: October 2014

🎃👻 BOO!

Frankenstein? Count Dracula? Zombie? What’s your favorite Halloween costume? I once dressed up as a bag of trash and for my eco friendly compatriots … I reused it the next year as a prune costume. My son has dressed up … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop!

Remember last year when we heard that mortgage rates would easily be 6% or more by now? Well according to Bloomberg not only have they continues to decline but we are a 16 month low.  Its an incredible time to … Continue reading

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Monroe County Schools Rank High In the Rochester, NY Region

Business First, compiling data from the NYS Education Department, has been ranking area school districts since 2010. Always at the top of the list, generally, are the eastside districts.  The data shows some interesting correlations. One is poverty and district ranking.  … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

A few years ago now someone who has become a friend had an unfortunate accident.  Accident really is an understatement!  He tripped and fell onto a newly built and lit fire pit in his backyard.  Unnoticed by anyone for a … Continue reading

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When Should You Start Getting Your Home Ready To Sell?

Most of my clients start the process 6-12 months before they intend to put their home on the market.  Getting am early start allow you to prepare in a stress free fashion and it allows you to do it right … Continue reading

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Penfield School Gets National Honor

A proud parent and alumnus, I am happy to report that Cobbles Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Cobbles is one of 337 schools to earn the designation this year … Continue reading

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Helping A Family Member Buy A Home

Helping a family member buy a home has become a little more involved and some say trickier.  But if you follow th right procedures it needn’t be as big a hassle as it seems.  Due mostly to new lending regulations … Continue reading

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The Toughest Part is Saving for the Down Payment

I meet so many prospective homebuyers who have excellent credit and decent income but just cannot seem to put enough away for a down payment on a first home.  Here are a few ideas to help save some money so that you … Continue reading

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