{another} Featured Property Friday!

In the heart of Moravia, this 4 bed, 2 full bath, spacious and smartly updated craftsman style home awaits you!   Cozy up to the Jotul wood stove in the living room; lounge in the landscaped & manicured back yard with fruit trees and stone walls; tinker away in the workshop/detached 1 car garage with electric. Make the master bedroom with attached *bistro and walk in closet with custom shelves, your mainstay.

17 Park St, Moravia   $170,000


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Featured Property Friday!

You’ll feel right at home in this traditional 2-story Trumansburg home on half an acre with rolling distant views from the back deck and sounds of the creek below. 1st floor master suite with walk in closet and attached full bath. Living room plus extra room for office or entertainment. Ceramic tile floor in the eat-in kitchen. Formal dining room with door to back deck. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs, one with walk in closet and extra storage closet in hall. You’ll be contented in this spacious and charming home located in a quiet residential neighborhood.

4131 South St Ext., Trumansburg NY  $244,900

Buyer’s, ever wonder why an Agent asks if you’re pre-approved?

Why does an agent ask you if you’re pre-approved?


Agents aren’t asking you if you’re pre-approved because they’re looking to size up how much you can spend. (At least not most agents…)

They want and need to know that you are serious, and qualified to buy a house.

And they certainly have their reasons for wanting to know…

  • Real estate agents need to make sure they’re working with someone who can actually buy a house. They don’t get paid until and unless the person they’re working with buys a house. So, this is a matter of being careful about who they spend their time with. It might sound selfish…but you can’t fault them for that. They’re in business. Nobody cuts them a paycheck. And showing people houses is not a public service or charity work. Even working with someone who is pre-approved doesn’t guarantee them that they’re going to make any money. But at least it’s an indication that the person they are working with can do something.
  • Agents also need to know how much you’re pre-approved for in order to advise you as well as possible. Picture an agent showing you houses for weeks, and months. You finally find “the one”! You get all excited about the house, and you want to make an offer, only to find out then that there’s no way you could afford the house. This leads to heartbreak and aggravation…for both of you. It doesn’t do either of you any good to go through all of that only to find out you can’t afford the houses you were looking at…or even buy one at all.
  • And, to a degree, this is a safety precaution. You might not believe this, but agents are in a pretty risky position. If they just say OK to every person who calls and asks to go see a house, with absolutely no proof or verification of who the person is, that puts them at risk. Sure, a pre-approval won’t necessarily stop an evil person from doing something, but this is a pretty basic precautionary request.

Why you should want an agent to ask if you are pre-approved.

Even if you have just started browsing for a home just a little bit, and haven’t gotten pre-approved (yet)…at least expect the question. Don’t be offended when you’re asked if you are.

In fact, pay closer attention to the agents who do ask if you’re pre-approved! The ones who ask make it easy for you to find a great agent to work with.

Because if they’re asking that question, it’s a good sign that they are thorough and thoughtful about how they do their business. That’s the type of agent you want to have on your side when you’re buying a house — one who’s careful from the get-go. One who pays attention to the details. One who isn’t going to waste your time any more than their own. Or allow your heart to be broken when you fall in love with a house you can’t do anything about.

And if you want to get some really good attention and service from the best agents you come across, don’t even let them have to ask if you are pre-approved…

Get pre-approved before you even start looking. And let the agent know you’re pre-approved before they even ask. You’ll set yourself apart from almost every buyer the agent has ever met.


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It’s WOW {property}Wednesday

2300 E Seneca St, Lodi NY    $379,000

Have it all in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. Large farmhouse, amish built barn/retail store front could be turned into apartments, & warehouse or distribution center with office with loading docs. 12 acres with fences and farmland. Click address above for all the details and photos and… Take the virtual tour HERE


Listed by Lindsay Hart, REALTOR at RE/MAX In Motion

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Trumansburg Tuesday – Valentine’s Edition

You’re going to LOVE this TRUMANSBURG TUESDAY!  ❤
Did you know there are only 15 properties in the Trumansburg Central School District currently listed for sale?
Here is one just under a mile to the Village Main street, the library and bus stop! This classic and renovated Trumansburg, NY home is ideally situated on half an acre with distant views, municipal water, detached 2 car garage with heat and electric including unfinished space above for office, studio, etc. Over 2000 sq ft of comfortable living space with 3 beds and 2 full baths, back deck, fire pit, and wrap around porch.
Seriously, what are you waiting for!?
Listed by Lindsay Hart, REALTOR of Hart and Homes Real Estate Team at RE/MAX In Motion #hartiswhereyourhomeis #trumansburgrealestate #trumansburgrealtor #trumansburg #trumansburgtuesday
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