It is here… 2017 Housing Market has started!

It is here.

You’ve been watching and waiting and it is all starting to hit the market. New inventory is coming out daily.

You’ve been the to bank – make sure you have your your questions answered, the information understood, finished and ready to go!

No one can pick a house for you. You will find you either like it or you don’t. Price, location, future potential, amount of work, and style will all play a part.

Try to drive by the houses that interest you. About 60% of a house can be learned by simply driving by. Gives you a feeling. Houses are all about feelings.

Don’t judge a houses simply by the pictures online. Agents are not allowed to manipulate the photos to falsify the property but honestly, the pictures are there to grab your attention and make you want to see the house. Listing agents don’t put bad pictures up.

If your agent wants to show you a house, go see it. They are the professionals they might know something about a house that you will appreciate.

There is no such thing a perfect house. Even houses you don’t end up liking – there may be some design feature that you’d like to carry forward into the house you eventually decide to pursue. Colors on the wall – it is easy to paint. It is the cheapest fix to a house there is.

Keep an open mind. Look at the possibilities. Weigh the price. See if you can grow or makes changes to the house that will make it yours. Fall in love. Make an offer.

Your agent is there to help guide you.

Happy House Hunting.

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Historic Details on Hidden Lakefront

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369 Ellis Point Road, Located in the Hamlet of Levanna (Post Office Aurora) on Eastside of Cayuga Lake. This part of Cayuga boasts some of the absolute best 310 feet lakefront – deep to accommodate boats of all sizes, fantastic swimming and near to all the best fishing spots. Quiet, private, hidden from the road, just you and the lake. Long sweeping lake views, seen from spacious wrap around porches (screened & open) allows you to enjoy the glorious sunsets or in some cases watch the rolling clouds and dramatic weather colors come across the lake.

The Main House is brick, with original wooden floors, fantastic grand staircase, wide elegant hallways and original detail work. All major rooms have views of the lake. High Speed internet allows you to meet your work responsibilities and enjoy living on the lake.

There’s so much more…click here for more details:

Click here for more info on 369 Ellis Point Rd

369 Ellis Point is easy to see for qualified buyers. Call your Buyer’s Agent or Michelle Miller with RE/MAX In Motion 607-279-3071 to make an appointment.

 

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/15 10:30-12 noon.

1388 Ridge Road

1388 Ridge Road. Lansing NY – ~10 acres with Double Story Barn & Newly Renovated House. Space for Horses, Chickens & Goats. Space for flower gardens, perennial gardens and every kind of veggie. Special features for Dogs. Fantastic sunsets nightly, naps in the shade on the hammock daily, and all within minutes to Ithaca. Asking $338K.

Here’s the link to the MLS system – click here to get all the information.

https://www.ithacarealtorsmls.com/ith/maildoc/MelissaMiller_1463025917-May-12-2016-12_05_17am.html

Open House THIS Sunday, 10:30 – Noon. If you can’t make it – It is easy to see. Call your agent to set up an appointment or call me,  Michelle Miller 607-279-3071. I’ll help.

Ridge Road is also known as Route 34B coming north through Lansing from Ithaca.

Winter Warning Wine!

 

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The weather station is warning that this is going to be another storm of the century. Everyone is heading is running around with their hair on fire – Bread! Milk! Eggs!” They yell. They stack the wood by the door, they fill the cars, they fill the generator, they ride their adrenaline until the first flake falls. Then reality hits…

Apparently, we have all ingredients for French Toast but, reallywe forgot the wine?

It’s 2016, the reality is the plows are gonna be going all night, the house is insulated, and the electricity is golden. It’s Central New York, it snows here, many times throughout the winter. We will survive. This weekend it is -15, next weekend it could be 54 degrees.

The absolute best thing we can do is enjoy it. Listen to the world quiet down under the falling snow, get a bottle of Bet The Farm Cab Franc (or whatever your favorite BTF flavor is), pull out the down comforters, nestle on the couch and pop “The Revenant” in the DVD player. Studies show the best way to enjoy the weather, is to watch someone else fight with it while you sip your favorite wine.

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If the weather is terrible, call ahead and order it at 315-364-7XXX. We’ll meet you at the curb so you don’t even have to get out of your car.

Keep Warm & Drink Safe.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie Night July 1, 2015

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On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 – The Aurora Free Library hosted a Movie Night to kick-off their Summer Reading Program.  They had superhero crafts and flight simulators set up for those who came early.  The event was well attended and the movie was a hit! YIPPEE!

Getting it all set up. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Getting it all set up.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Creating the superhero look. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Creating the superhero look.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Finding a great book makes summer even better. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Finding a great book makes summer even better.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Looking it up. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Looking it up.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

If you build it, they will come. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

If you build it, they will come.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

There were crafts prior to the movie. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

There were crafts prior to the movie.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Watch out Superman, Batman is learning how to fly! Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Watch out Superman, Batman is learning how to fly!
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Every Hero has a story! Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Every Hero has a story!
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

SUPER HEROES TAKE FLIGHT. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

SUPER HEROES TAKE FLIGHT.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Susan MacCormick does the best displays! Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Susan MacCormick does the best displays! Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

Imagination makes it happen. Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

Imagination makes it happen.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

The crowds are starting to gather, got their popcorn and treats...saving seats for other moive going superheroes.  Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

The crowds are starting to gather, got their popcorn and treats…saving seats for other moive going superheroes.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library. Photo by Michelle Miller

WOW!  Summer Reading Kick-Off Movie. Aurora Free Library.  Photo by Michelle Miller

WOW!