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Planning Dept FAQs, Zoning & District Maps

Planning Dept FAQs, Zoning & District Maps City of Saratoga Springs, NY Each day, the Saratoga Springs Office for Planning & Economic Development receives calls from local business owners with questions about their properties. While they are happy to field these inquiries, much of the information that callers request can be easily (and often, more quickly) accessed from your computer. By creating an online guide, they hope to provide you with instant,…

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Think Twice, Move Once

Think Twice, Move Once Relocating Advice from a REALTOR® by Meg Minehan | August 1, 2017 I have been very fortunate in my real estate career. After 33 years I have developed a wonderful referral clientele and have remained friends with many of my clients. Based on many experiences with repeat clients, I am comfortable giving advice when asked for it. Over the last ten years or so I’ve gotten…

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Summer issue of the Roohan Beat

Summer 2017 issue of the Roohan Beat Our quarterly newsletter is now available view online | download PDF in this issue: 6 area food trucks to follow (and where to find them) low maintenance landscaping tips home builder update Zillow news #MovingWithRoohan: Meet the Taylors Flag Day Parade 2017 summer events Your feedback is important to us. Send comments/questions/suggestions to: Eli King, Digital Marketing Manager elikingrealestate@gmail.com | cell/text: (914) 960-4160 Want…

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Real Estate Lingo 101

Real Estate Lingo 101 Common real estate words & what they mean Entering the real estate market for the first time? Be ready to jump into your home search by brushing up on some commonly used words and phrases. From Realtor lingo to financial phraseology, here’s an A to Z quick reference guide to get you started, whether you’re selling, buying, or thinking about either. And of course, if you…

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Spring 2017 Newsletter | The Roohan Beat

Spring 2017 Newsletter read it PDF version  |  digital version in this issue of the Roohan Beat: Bringing Breakfast Back 6 diners with buzzworthy Bennys, biscuits & bacon Spring Social Saratoga’s must-follow Instagram accounts for photos & deals Tick Trickery little tips to protect yourself against these big pests PLUS Our #MovingWithRoohan family gets their hands dirty Spring events New agents You might also like… past issues of The Roohan Beat…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow? By Megan Alexander I have always been mystified by a garden’s intrigue; garden paths leading to unknown hidden enchantments, the silent language between the flowers and the sun. As children, we are introduced to a garden’s magic through literature, such as The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. As adults, the garden becomes an escape from…

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National Tile Day: Tile Trends for 2017

Celebrate National Tile Day what’s trending in tile for 2017 Each year, different trends take hold in home design. We want to help keep you up to date on popular housing trends, so for National Tile Day today, we are highlighting the tile trends of 2017. Let’s take a look at what materials and designs are most popular, as well as trending colors, shapes, and sizes. Tile Materials and Designs…

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Smart Home Technology You Need to Know About

Smart Home Tech From home hubs to savvy security, here are some of today’s greatest gadgets for homeowners Everything is “smart” these days: smartphones, smart TVs, smart watches…and now, there are tons of gadgets on the market to help savvy homeowners make even their homes smarter and safer. We scoured hundreds of reviews and blogs to find the top home gadgets out there in 2017. Here’s our best-of-the-best smart home tech list,…

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Even Zillow CEO Says Use An Agent

Zillow CEO Calls Zestimates ‘Starting Point’   Even Spencer Rascoff thinks you should ask a real-estate agent what your home is worth   Source: Marketwatch | Sept. 18, 2016 9:10AM | By Amy Hoak, Editor A decade ago, when the real-estate bubble was reaching its peak and homeowners were giddy about the rise in home values, plugging in addresses at the new website Zillow became a national pastime. “People ‘Zillowed’ their Christmas list….

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Old STAR Discontinued for New Homebuyers

“Old” STAR Discount Method Discontinued New Homeowners To Receive Tax Credits If you’re a NY homeowner who participates in the state’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR), recent law changes may affect how you receive your benefit. These changes will begin with the 2016-17 school year, and depend on when you purchased your home. I purchased my home prior to March 1, 2015 If you purchased your primary NY residence and were accepted into…

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