Finance Your Equity To Purchase Your Lakefront Home In The Finger Lakes


If we have equity in real estate and can move the equity into another piece of real estate, we are minimizing vacant homes, creating new sales streams and generating confidence in the market.

For the fortunate individuals that have an equity base, they have the opportunity to reinvest their monies into real estate that will both benefit an economy and their personal enjoyment. Extend this idea to a lakefront home,  and you are creating revenues for a small town or village as well as the luxury to be able to create amazing memories for both family and friends.

With prices still very competitive, and rates low, borrowing against your own money is sometimes better than an outlay of cash.  Talk to your tax accountant and see what benefits may be in store for you and what options are available.  Then call me to look for that perfect lakefront property.  You deserve it, right?


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Keuka Lake Events This Weekend June 9th & 10th

The Keuka Lake Arts Festival

Sat and Sun June 9th and 10th – located along the Keuka Outlet Trail – just watch for signs and tents. 

 Expect to see around 110 vendors of fine art and crafts this year.  There will also be vendors with fresh produce, food and drink with picnic tables scattered around the area.  There will be parking at the site and additional parking within walking distance.  Come enjoy this 5th annual event of art on Keuka Lake!



Barbecue At The Wineries I

Sat Jun 9th from 10-5 PM  Sun Jun 10th from 11-5 PM – For more information you can click on the link above

or call 1-800-440-4898.  You can also pick up Tickets at any Wegmans.  Weekend tickets are $25.00 and Sunday only tickets are $19.00.  This popular event is celebrating  11 years. Each winery will have its own selection of barbecue and grilling foods as well as a great selection of their own wines. 

If you miss this barbecue event, part II will be June 23rd and June 24th. Bring your appetite !


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The Bridge Is Open ! The Bridge Is Open ! The Bridge Over Keuka Outlet…

 It has been well over a week and how wonderful and easy it now is to get to the other side of Keuka Lake.  The long-awaited bridge opening actually occurred on schedule.  And how rare is that for a road program ?

Strangely, I still find myself following the detour rate occasionally such as getting in the lane that goes straight across Rt 14 A instead of making the left turn to cross over the bridge.  It is funny how we can really develop new habits in a short period of time.

The timing could not have been any better.  Yates County is now seeing its normal surge in traffic with thenow open and the various lakefront owners coming into town to open up their lake homes. The Windmill brings in between 8- 10 thousand additional people into Yates County every weekend.

The Wine Trails are also now busier than ever with the wonderful Spring weather the Finger Lakes has been experiencing.

So if you are driving through Penn Yan this summer and the traffic seems a little slow, just be happy the bridge has been replaced.  It could be a lot worse…just ask the locals.

Enjoy this great area and if you decide to stay, give me a call.  I will help you find a great property in Yates County or on Keuka Lake.


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Current Mortgage Rates In The Finger Lakes

As Realtors, we keep thinking that the rates will start an uphill climb any day.  Just when they start to inch up, they fall right back down  again.  It makes my script real easy, no changes” If you are thinking about buying, now is the time while rates are low and prices are down.”live streaming movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 online

So here my dear friends are some current rates from Fairport Mortgage provided by Aaron. Stop by and see my friends at Fairport when looking for your mortgage on your new vacation home in the Finger Lakes.


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How To Make Your Move Easier – The Wine Trail Properties Way

When you arrive to the point of actually knowing you will move, everything becomes chaotic in a bittersweet way.  You are thrilled about where you are going, mapping out the floor plan, thinking about all of the different rooms and what you may need.  And then there is the chore of what to do with everything at the old house (your current home) and where it  will be going in the new house.  I have supplied you with a moving list put together by a mortgage broker Aaron Lazemby of Fairort Mortgage ( his contact info is listed below).  I would take this list and enter all of the needed items into your calendar and if you have a phone calendar, even better.  Y0u may want to add or delete from the list as needed.

Now you need to move forward in a moving mode.  By this I mean, every time you move something,or pick up something, determine its need.  Start sorting things into groups:

1. Taking with

2. Donating

3. Garage sale

Start putting containers in all of the rooms to drop things into.  Now set a date for a moving sale and begin to stage the items where you will be displaying them such as a garage.   Make up an event on Facebook, make a large enough sign for in front of your home and place an ad in the local paper.  Then if you happen to be our clients,  let us know when you will be having your sale and we will let you borrow our A-frame signs to display your sale.



1)       Notify post office of move and fill out change of address cards – you can do this online now

2)       Notify magazines and newspapers of new address – do this as you receive them and can be done online

3)       Notify insurance company

4)       Change address on all charge accounts that you are going to keep, or close the ones you no longer need



1)       Call a mover and obtain an estimate

2)       Arrange for packing cartons if the mover does not supply them

3)       Prepare inventory of goods to be moved – take photos when possible


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