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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Plus
I created this blog as a way of sharing information with home buyers and sellers in the Greater Rochester area. Here, you can find my latest musings on the local market, as well as information about the wonderful Rochester region. Enjoy, and if you are ever thinking of buying or selling a home in the Rochester area, don't hesitate to give me a call!
Kristen Wahl | RealtyUSA | (585) 455-5524 210 Maywood Drive, Brighton, NY Brighton Colonial with Stunning 2nd Story Addition! 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $229,900 Year Built 1955 Sq Footage 2,288 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 0.4 acres...
If you've been reading my blog, you've heard me sing the praises of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit. You purchase a home, and the government gives you back 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000. How can you go wrong?? I have good news and bad news on this front. The good news is that...
On July 15th, Governor David A. Paterson announced that more than $31 million in Affordable Housing grants will be used to support nearly 2,000 housing units for low-income families, seniors, and the disabled.  The funds will be used to repair and rehabilitate housing in rural, suburban, and urba...
I wanted to share this excellent post by Steve Kappre, a loan officer in NJ. It has some great tips for first-time buyers!With all the excitement of the first time home buyer tax credit, buyers often get confused and miss out on other important options. As a first time buyer, don't let the excite...
Some excellent points, thanks to Janet Guilbault, a Mortgage Banker/Broker from California.First time home buyers: Are you still at the computer, doing endless "research" on how to snag the $8000 TAX CREDIT for buying a house this year?  Does the November 30th deadline seem like a million years a...
Today's spotlight is on the town of Greece! Greece is located to the Northwest of the city of Rochester, extending from Gates north to Lake Ontario. Greece is a thriving area where an abundance of shopping and restaurants is interspersed with quiet residential areas. There are currently 437 singl...
I wanted to share this informative post about bank-owned properties by Loreena Yeo, an agent in Frisco, TX. If you're interested in short sales or bank-owned properties in the Rochester area, don't hesitate to contact me.Every home buyer that I work with wants to get a good deal. In this buyer's ...
Do you own income property that was built prior to 1978? Chances are, there is lead paint present in your property. The City of Rochester is offering a lead grant for rental properties that will assist with 90% of the lead remediation related project cost up to $18,000 per unit. There are only 75...
Kristen Wahl | RealtyUSA | (585) 455-5524 165 Mason Avenue, Greece, NY Adorable Cape Cod! 4BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $104,900 Year Built 1954 Sq Footage 1,230 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 0.17 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION T...
I feel like my head is spinning! A couple of weeks ago, I first read an article by the National Association of Realtors stating that buyers with FHA loans would soon be able to get a bridge loan that would allow them to use the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit as part of their down payment...

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