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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Depends on what you mean by "on the side" and what you are trying to accomplish "on the side". More info is needed to analyze your question.
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
So much is unknown related to the property and future reale.
Clearly if the Macedon home is located near or adjacent to the canal, that would be a real value retainer. Closer access to Rochester and the Xerox center in Webster, all add value to the area. Easy drive to cross-country sking and orchards and of course the "Cool Whip' factory and Motts.
No one can suggest if $240,000 is reasonable without an address or some real attributes.
Three area experts have responded to your question. You should pick up the phone and call one of them.
There may be MUCH more you need to know but don't know to ask.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Donald Mituzas answered:
That depends on what you are looking for. If you have cash to buy without a mortgage, you can go through the county records to see what foreclosure auctions are scheduled or where a lis pendens has been filed for a future foreclosure. If you plan on buying with a mortgage, contact a local Realtor and they should be able to help you.

Some of the foreclosure web sites that you pay for are very out of date. They will list a home as being in foreclosure when the bank has already foreclosed. One a bank has foreclosed, they list it with a real estate agent to market the property. Some are priced very competitively an some not. Keep in mind that you will usually be buying as is. If you are getting a mortgage this could present problems.

Ask around to see if anyone you know can recommend a good Realtor that can help you.

Good luck!

Don Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
New York's #1 Real Estate Broker
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Sun Jan 27, 2013

The property at 3 Popluar Drive in Macedon did expire. However, there are many other homes for sale in the area. Have you been prequailifed? Please give me a call or email me when you get a chance.

Thank you,

Gwen Marie Smith,
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Hunt Real Estate ERA
For all your Real Estate Needs
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Paul E. Bocka answered:

Make the Most of that First Impression
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends
Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it COULD look, "with a little work."
Check Faucets and Bulbs
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's right with your home.
Don't Shut Out a Sale
If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.
Think Safety
Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: rollerskates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.
Make Room for Space
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They're looking for storage space too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
Consider Your Closets
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
Make Your Bathrooms Sparkle
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains.
Create Dream Bedrooms
Wake-up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful beadspreads and fresh curtains are a must.
Open up in the Daytime
Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
Lighten up at Night
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside - when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
If you must be present during your showing, be friendly, but don't try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with a minimum of distraction.
Watch Your Pets
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. Do everybody a favor: keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
Think Volume
Rock-and-roll will never die, but it might kill a real estate transaction. When it's time to show your home, it's time to turn down the stereo or TV.
Don't Apologize
No matter how humble your abode, never apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance, let your REALTOR handle the situation.
Keep a Low Profile
Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But your REALTOR knows buyers - what they need and what they want. Your REALTOR will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.
Avoid Crowd Scenes
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Keep the company to a minimum.
Don't Turn Your Home Into a Second-Hand Store
When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.
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