The Key to Rentals

Can't Find a Rental?

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Much has been said about the low inventory of homes available for purchase.  What about rentals though?This graph is showing the total active Realtor listings for residential rental units in Monroe, Erie, and Onondaga Counties (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse).  The two obvious takeaways from the chart are that there is a downward ...

Detour in Pittsford with a nice surprise. Discovering Pittsford, NY

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If you regularly travel though Pittsford, NY, you are probably aware that the Route 31 bridge over the canal is closed and traffic is being detoured. The bridge repair project follows the Victor, NY roundabout project that sent travelers well out of their way, and the Fairport, NY Lift Bridge repair that has been going on for what feels l...

Selecting a Property Manager - a continuation...

In the previous article Selecting a Property Manager, the focus was based upon making sure your property manager is qualified and legitimate. But, what else? What is it about you or your property that is different?  The location and features of your property should be considered. For example, if your property is in Fairport, it will ...

What is a landlord supposed to do?

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What is a landlord supposed to do?The previous article “What is Going on with Rentals”, was an overview of some of the recent changes that are impacting rental properties.Most tenants are at a stage of life where renting is the best option for them, and genuinely do their best to pay the rent and keep a place in good condition...

Is the Fairport liftbridge EVER going to re-open?

The Village of Fairport NY has a lot to offer, including the canal, shopping, banks, restaurants and bars.  Sometimes we just want to get from one side to the other though.Anybody that passes through the village regularly knows that getting stopped by a passing train is a dice roll.  We know the Whitney Rd. - Turk Hill Rd. - E. ...

WHAT is going on with Rentals?

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WHAT is going on with rentals?Changes to the rental market over the past two years have been incredibly impactful to both tenants and landlords. The rental market has been absolutely crazy, and not to anyone’s benefit. So, what happened? To a landlord, the risk of renting a property is that the tenant is either not going to pay...

5 Reasons to not pay down your mortgage early

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Mortgage debt is the largest single obligation for many households. Paying off that mortgage can feel like a weight has been lifted. There are many strategies people use to accelerate the rate they pay off their mortgage, including refinancing to a shorter term, paying extra each month, or periodically sending principal payments to reduce...

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How much house can you afford? 5 questions to ask yourself.

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How much house can you afford? 5 questions to ask yourself. Not getting in over your head with a housing payment should be a concern whether you are renting or buying a house. A mortgage lender may tell you what you are qualified for, but you also need to consider what you know you can afford. Getting the most expensive hou...

Can you purchase a home without a Realtor?

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Can you buy a house without a Realtor?Yes.Don’t.When you are shopping for a house, there can be a feeling of independence; looking at places online, going to open houses, looking over your budget to see what you can afford. That is all great.  You should put a lot of effort into finding what is right for you. When you are ...

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