Tracey LaFleur's Blog

Posted on 05/31/2020
House Hunting Strategies That Produce Results
There's nothing more satisfying than knowing exactly what you want and taking the necessary steps to get it! Whether you're searching for the right job, your soul mate, or the home of your dreams, being clear about the results you want can help pave the way for success. When it comes to house hunting, there are several ways to...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
1 Newcomb Dr, Loudonville, NY 12211 now has a new price of $304,900!
H495036.... Custom home, two-story foyer w/marble tile expanding into the dining area, expansive kitchen w/8x4 center island w/corrian counter, ss appliances, double oven, prep sink, cabinets galore, a wine cooler, and color led lighting. lLivingrm w/woodstove. Upstairs loft makes a great office or reading space w/built-in bookcases. Enormous private 2nd fl master has hw flrs, master bath and walk-in closet. Garage converted into a large 'mancave/familyrm' w/lifelock vinyl flrs, wifi led lighting. Sunrm. Laundry rm/mudrm, recessed lighting thruout. Mostly newer windows. All this on 1/2 acre, w/large fenced backyard w/patio, wood shed, and...
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Posted on 05/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 231 Madison Av, East Greenbush, NY 12144-3822
Well - cared for Cape Cod in East Greenbush School District! Siding and roof both 1 year old! Many newer updates! Within walking distance of Hampton Manor Lake and play area. Enclosed front porch leads into the bright and sunny living room. Galley kitchen flows into the dining area. This home has 3 bedrooms - two downstairs and a large master on the second floor, currently used as spacious home office. First floor bathroom. Attached one car garage. Side patio, perennial landscaping, and an adorable fenced yard that is easily maintained. Quick accessibility to I90 and I787. Conveniently located near markets and shopping...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 05/15/2020
1 Newcomb Dr, Loudonville, NY 12211 is now new to the market!
Custom home w/two-story foyer w/marble tile expanding into the dining area, expansive kitchen w/8x4 center island w/corrian counter, ss appliances, double oven, prep sink, cabinets galore, a wine cooler, and custom color wifi led lighting. lLivingrm w/woodstove. Upstairs loft makes a great office or reading space w/built-in bookcases. Enormous private 2nd fl master has hw flrs, master bath and walk-in closet. Garage converted into a large 'mancave/familyrm' w/lifelock vinyl flrs, wifi led lighting. Sunrm. Laundry rm/mudrm, recessed lighting thruout. Mostly newer windows. All this on half acre lot w/large fenced backyard w/patio, wood shed,...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Insurance Coverage for Your Home
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 1247 Waverly Pl, Schenectady, NY 12308
Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this well maintained cape in thriving Sch'dy! High efficiency furnace & A/C new in 2019, many newer windows, wifi enabled thermostat to control the temp from anywhere. Beautiful FP in LR ready to enjoy - new flue in 2018. Shining hardwoods throughout 1st floor living area, brand new carpet on 2nd. Updated kitch w/Bosch dishwasher & range & Samsung fridge w french doors. Stunning 2nd floor bath remodeled in 2018. Spacious deck, refinished 2 yrs ago overlooks a large, fenced in backyard ideal for kids or pups to safely play! A beautiful sun room (refinished 2018) provides expanded living...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Defending Your Home From Common Allergens
According to recent data, allergies affect up to 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Over-the-counter medications can provide some relief, but allergies persist and are a source of discomfort and annoyance for many of us. One place we can all agree should be a place of comfort and relaxation is our homes. However, allergies...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Home?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
How to Entertain Outdoors
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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