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Monthly Archives: July 2016

    Thinking About Sales Thursday

    By Terry O'Brien | July 28, 2016

    Today we focus on a unique type of deal that buyers need to be aware of; contract-for-deed sales. There are plenty of deals with different conditions out in the real estate world. A particularly problematic one can be a contract-for-deed sale that many people in the market are unaware of the true conditions these deals... Read More

    Tip of the Day Tuesday: The Closing Process

    By Terry O'Brien | July 26, 2016

    The closing process can be a scary and intimidating time for everybody involved, so today we have outlined some tips on how to help this process go as smoothly as possible.  When the journey is almost complete, it can be a very stressful time for both the buyers and the sellers. Common worries are; will... Read More

    Financial Friday: Can Investing Save You Money?

    By Terry O'Brien | July 23, 2016

    Not only can investing bring in additional income, it can help you save money as well! Real estate is a great place to invest savings or even a loan if you are looking to make a little extra cash. By investing long-term, property value depreciates but other aspects of the investment can offset that. It... Read More

    Waterfront Wednesday: Are They Good Investments?

    By Terry O'Brien | July 21, 2016

    This blog explores financial aspects as an investor of which properties should be most attractive for you. There are plenty of pros and cons of investing in a waterfront property whether you plan on renting it out or residing in it yourself. We have discussed these positives and negatives in previous blogs but today’s focus... Read More

    Market Value Monday: June Report

    By Terry O'Brien | July 19, 2016

    Today we look at the monthly market report that we have received from the Jefferson County Board of Realtors. While we have discussed various markets in the past, this seems to be more concrete and recent as it is from the month of June. The report analyzes how the month of June fared compared to... Read More

    Financial Friday: Mortgage Loan Companies

    By Terry O'Brien | July 16, 2016

    When choosing a company to take out a mortgage loan from, there are countless factors to consider. Today we delve into two of the most popular mortgage loan companies and the different things they have to offer.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are two of the most popular mortgage loan companies in all of the United States.... Read More

    Thinking about Heating Thursday

    By Terry O'Brien | July 15, 2016

    Today we discuss different types of heating systems your home may have or need, especially for these North Country winters!  When buying a home, it is important to check all existing systems that are in place for things like heating, which you will really need in the winter here. There are several different systems to... Read More

    Waterfront Wednesday: Cape Vincent

    By Terry O'Brien | July 13, 2016

    Check out Cape Vincent for your newest real estate venture with BridgeView! Bordered on the northwest by the spectacular St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario on the west, Cape Vincent is a popular peninsula in the North Country. Here you can experience the benefits of both the river and the lake during the summer months... Read More

    Tip of the Day Tuesday: Renting

    By Terry O'Brien | July 12, 2016

    Sometimes the market doesn’t work with your plans, and renting may be your only option. Ideally, renting a house would not be your number one option in the real estate market. In the long run, owning is better than renting. However, there are several instances that can arise that only allow you to rent. Maybe... Read More

    Market Value Monday: Government Regulations

    By Terry O'Brien | July 11, 2016

    How can the government influence the market and help you with your next home purchase? When the real estate market sees trouble, it is usually the place of the government to step in and regulate to bring the market back up. There are so many factors that go into the real estate market, it is... Read More