The first thing I would recommend for you is to get yourself a buyers agent to represent you and help you look for what you hope to find in a home. You will need to be pre-qualified for a mortgage so that the agent can show you things in your price range. Please drop me a note. I am part of my companies relocation team and I can easily connect you with an agent that is a top agent, trained and certified to help you. This is a free service to you, so let me help you in this way. I hope to hear from you. If not, the best of luck! I am originally from Rochester, so I know the area you are considering, but I am too far away now to help you myself.
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We are upstate New York transplants no living in Florida and love it. We can certainly understand your interest in seeking your perfect vacation retreat. We maintain a second home in the Mohawk Valley and our children are in Saratoga and the Buffalo area.
If Florida is on your radar, we would be delighted to support your interests or refer you to a top agent in the location you prefer. As I'm sure you have heard, this is still an ideal time for buyers to save and there is much to choose from.
We would be happy to provide you with sample properties that meet your specific criteria. Best wishes with your search.
Susan & Bill Eckler
Michael Saunders & Company