Cooking with Courtney-Cinnamon Swirl Bread

September 15, 2021

Is there anything better than a fresh-from-the-oven loaf of bread with a warm cuppa? YES! Fresh-from-the-oven, homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread! And this one, as Jordan noted, is AMAZING! It’s got all the feels of a cool, crisp fall morning, wrapped in a soft blanket, lounging on the couch or maybe on a deck chair, just…

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Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

August 12, 2021

There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happens…

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Topper’s Restaurant, St Maarten

August 2, 2021

St Maarten is our “go-to” place when we want to kick back and relax or get away from the cold of winter. We’ve made a lot of friends on the island but especially cherish the time we spend at Toppers Restaurant eating GREAT food and enjoying the awesome company. One of their specialties is one…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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