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Wednesday, May 29, 2019   /   by Brian Ness

Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a result, 41% of Americans in the market are searching for a home that can accommodate a multigenerational family.
The graph below shows the number of people by generation that purchased a multigenerational home because they will either be taking care of an aging parent or they just want to spend time together.



Of those buyers, 26% indicated they will be taking care of an aging parent, and 14% said they want to spend time with an aging parent. These numbers do not come as a surprise. According to Pew Research Center, 64 million Americans (20% of the population) lived in a multigenerational household in 2016 (Last numbers avail ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2019   /   by Brian Ness

Rochester Real Estate Talk Show - 5/25/19

Rochester Real Estate Talk Show Saturday’s from 8:30-9am on KROC-AM 1340
5/25/19 What are the most important things to know if you're selling your home? Robin Gwaltney from the Gwaltney Group | RE/MAX Results covers the list, from preparing your home to be sold to whether holding an Open House is the right move. The information she shares is just what you need if you're even thinking about selling your home.

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Friday, May 24, 2019   /   by Brian Ness

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights:

The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.
62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.
50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers.
77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
The top rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.

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Monday, May 20, 2019   /   by Brian Ness

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!


In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.
In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process.
1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search
One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is within your reach.
This step will also help you narrow your search base ...

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