Reopening Rochester!

July 19, 2021

It’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to make plans to go out and enjoy all that Rochester and the Finger Lakes have to offer. Do we even really remember how to make plans? Or do we remember all the FANTASTIC resources our area offers to us? We admit we had to do…

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Selling Your House?

July 13, 2021

Make Sure It’s Priced Right! There’s no denying, Rochester and the Finger Lakes regions are in a seller’s market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes are selling above the asking price and in record time. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Greater Rochester Realtor’s Association (GRAR): Homes…

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Out and About with Courtney at Mulconry’s in Fairport

June 17, 2021

I’ve got to admit, this was not our first time to visit Mulconry’s – and it most definitely will not be our last. We discovered this Irish pub years ago and have appreciated it ever since. Damien and his crew have mastered the art of combining fantastic food, rousing entertainment and a lovely staff which…

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Home Appreciation is as Simple as Supply and Demand

June 12, 2021

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate in both the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions. But we are not alone in this as prices continue to increase throughout the United States. Today, they are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared to…

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Out and About with Courtney

June 1, 2021

Usually, we’d be talking about Cooking with Courtney but this time of year we like EXPLORING even more! New places have popped up on the map and we’re excited to visit them! This month, we’re exploring a new restaurant on South Main Street in Canandaigua called KiX on Main. Yup, that’s spelled right! KiX is…

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

May 25, 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the Rochester and Finger Lakes housing markets. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to sell your house. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to purchase your dream home,…

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Cooking with Courtney – Lemon Drop Cookies

April 22, 2021

This month, dessert is on the menu! And we’ve got a light, sugary and sometimes tart recipe for you – Lemon Drop Cookies! We made these last weekend and they turned out delicious! The only change we’d make is to make sure you use parchment paper on your cookie tray to make it easier to…

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How Do Changing Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Buying Budget?

April 14, 2021

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased half a percentage point from historic lows and…

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Cooking Corned Beef Hash with Courtney

March 19, 2021

Now that the St. Patrick’s Day festivities are over, you may find that you’ve got a little bit of Corned Beef left over. What to do? You could always make an amazing Ruben sandwich but, hey, you can get a GREAT Ruben any day of the week at any self-respecting (!) restaurant (try Mulconry’s Irish Pub ).…

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

March 9, 2021

Last year, many homeowners in our area thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell.…

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