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Places to Explore: Mt Hope Cemetery

By Sharon Quataert | June 15, 2019

One of the most beautiful settings in Rochester is not usually thought of as a tourist stop or a place for locals to hike or run or take a relaxing walk, but it should be! First in the Nation Located on 196 acres at the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues in the city…

Four Reasons to Buy a Home This Summer

By Sharon Quataert | June 11, 2019

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will…

Seven steps to selling your home

By Sharon Quataert | June 3, 2019

Set Your Goals First, ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” If  you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin, write it down. You and your real estate agent will map out the best path…

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Reasons to Work With a Real Estate Professional

By Sharon Quataert | May 15, 2019

If you’re a fan of “reality TV” shows like Love it or List it, Flip or Flop and Flipping Out, we understand. There’s a sense of drama, entertainment and sometimes a financial windfall. It can be very tempting to jump into the real estate market with a false sense of confidence after watching these shows.…

Buying Existing vs Building Your Home…

By Sharon Quataert | April 29, 2019

So, you’ve searched the web on your own and visited numerous properties online and it’s becoming clear that available homes are in short supply and the homes that are for sale get multiple offers, leaving all but one buyer out in the cold – again! Since 2016, we’ve been in a seller’s market and it…

Selling in Summer

By Sharon Quataert | April 10, 2019

Tips to Make Your Home Look its Best During the Warm Months Without question, summer in New York State is a great time to sell your home! From early spring through August, the Rochester real estate market is booming.  You’ll see numerous open house events as properties come on the market, and if priced correctly,…

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Home Financing and Finding

By Sharon Quataert | March 22, 2019

When you start thinking about buying a house, one of your first considerations will likely be affordability – can you afford a house payment on top of whatever debt you already have? We’re here to help with a few answers and a few ideas.

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Taking Care of Your Credit Score

By Sharon Quataert | March 8, 2019

There are two essential components that make up a successful house purchase: finding the perfect home that fits your needs and being able to secure the funds necessary to buy it. For the first, you can depend on your Realtor® to help you find the right home in the right neighborhood for the right price.…

Renting vs Buying

By Sharon Quataert | May 30, 2018

Home Ownership, has long been considered a “must”, as part of the American dream. That however, assumes we all dream the same dream. You may think that because The Sharon Quataert Team sells so many homes that we want to sell a home to everyone. We just want to help you achieve whatever is best…

March 2018: Buyer FAQs

By Sharon Quataert | March 17, 2018

With more than 30 years of real estate experience, we’ve worked with so many people to help locate a new home or property. For first time buyers as well as those who haven’t been “in the market” for a while, there are so many questions. Below are some of those we hear most often. Q.…