The Mohawk Valley

Former restaurant and liquor store.  Unqiue Dome Shaped Building.  Would be a cool residence, business or maybe even both.  Updated roof, electricial, baths and freshly painted.  Make an appointment today and all offers considered.  
      
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on September 20th, 2016 9:31 AM

Both Realtors® and real estate agents have received the required license to legally perform real estate transactions. However, being a Realtor® means so much more. Only Realtors® follow the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Code of Ethics, which is a strict set of guidelines by which Realtors® work and live.


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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on May 19th, 2016 8:39 PM



Winterizing Your Home

Old Man Winter is settling in for a long chilly season. Before the temperatures dip too far south, follow these simple guidelines to winterize your home and save money on utilities.

Inside Your Home

  • Have your furnace system serviced to ensure it's working efficiently and not emitting carbon monoxide.
  • Clean permanent furnace filters and replace paper or disposable filters.
  • Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • If you have a wood stove or fireplace, have your chimney swept thoroughly. It should be cleaned before the soot build up reaches one-fourth inch thickness inside the chimney flue.
  • Check your hot water heater for leaks and maintain proper temperature setting (120 degrees recommended by Department of Energy). On older water heaters with less insulation, for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit you lower the temperature, you save 6 percent of your water heating energy.
  • Check the attic to see if insulation needs to be added or replaced. This is the most significant area of heat loss in many homes, so it is also important to see that it has proper ventilation. Inadequate ventilation could lead to premature deterioration of the insulation materials. You may also need to check insulation in exterior walls, crawl spaces and along foundation walls.
  • Check all windows and doors for air leaks. Install storm windows and putty, caulk or add weather stripping as needed.
  • Check basement and cellars for seal cracks or leaks in walls and floor.
  • Make sure all vents are clean and operating properly.
  • Clean and vacuum baseboard heaters, heating ducts and vents.
  • Remove or winterize air conditioning units.

Outside Your Home

  • Store or cover outdoor furniture, toys and grill.
  • Purchase rock salt for melting snow and a shovel or snow blower if you don't already have one. Make sure you have the right kind of gas and oil on hand for your snow blower in the case of an unexpected snowstorm.
  • Caulk joints and minor cracks on exterior walls and siding.
  • Look for deteriorating finishes. Minor problems can be patched to preserve the wood. Put bigger jobs, such as scraping and refinishing painted or stained areas, on the calendar for next spring or early summer.
  • Drain and shut off sprinkler systems and other exterior water lines to avoid frozen and broken pipes. Leave all taps slightly open.
  • Insulate exterior spigots and other pipes that are subject to freezing but can't be drained or shut off.
  • Rake and compost leaves and garden debris, or put out for yard-waste pickup.
  • Clean storm drains, gutters and other drain pipes.
  • Check the foundation for proper drainage. To do this, spray yard with a hose to see if water runs away from the house. A little shoveling to reshape the earth next to the house may make the water run away from the foundation.
  • Make sure dirt or piles of wood don't come into contact with or touch siding, inviting termites and carpenter ants into the house.
  • Seal driveway and walkway cracks, if needed, before ground freezes regularly.
  • Inspect the roof for loose, damaged or missing pieces.
  • Check attic vent openings for nests or other blockages.
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on December 28th, 2015 9:44 AM
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on December 17th, 2015 4:09 PM
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on December 17th, 2015 4:06 PM
Stone Arabia Road, Fort Plain NY - Beautiful ranch home with a finished basement.  

Winter is coming. How does free heat for two winters sound? Beautiful custom cabinetry in the kitchen matches seamlessly with the French Country appeal of the rest of this home. This home has been renovated with energy efficiency in mind, including a coal/propane furnace and super efficient electric heat. Don't miss the peaceful traquility of the sun room. Plenty of privacy without too much acreage to maintain. Best of both worlds!






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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on November 25th, 2015 12:40 PM

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

What is the MLS, and how does it work for you?  The MLS is a database of properties currently on the market in the area.  Brokers participating in the MLS (which includes virtually all Brokers in the area) list all the homes they have for sale and agree to share in the sales commission of the properties. This means that if I list your property on the MLS for you, but another

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 agent finds a buyer for your house, that other broker or agent is entitled to part of the commission.  The big advantage to you, as the seller, is that every single broker and agent participating in the MLS has an incentive to sell your home.  This effectively puts every agent in the area to work selling your home!  The first place a buyers agent looks is always the MLS.  There is simply no better way to gain instant and widespread exposure for your home than listing it on the MLS.

 

So, the first thing I'll do as your agent is get your home listed on the MLS!  When another agent is searching for a home to meet the needs of a buyer, the agent will search the MLS based on the buyers criteria for price range and features.  So I'll enter all the important information about your home, such as the size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and any special features.  I'll also take photos of your house and include them with your MLS listing.  Agents and buyers alike are always more likely to look at listings with photos.

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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on October 29th, 2015 9:48 AM
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$89,000.00
9 SHAPER AV

Canajoharie, NY 13317



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1862
Garage: 0 Built: 1916
 

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If you have any questions
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Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Krutz Properties LLC
5186732820
www.krutz-properties.com



 
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on October 21st, 2015 3:32 PM
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$109,000.00
47 RIDGE RD

Canajoharie, NY 13317



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1563
Garage: 0 Built: 1950
 

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I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
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If you have any questions
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please feel free to call.

Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Krutz Properties LLC
5186732820
www.krutz-properties.com



 
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on September 29th, 2015 7:40 PM
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$39,000.00
50 N Terrace

Fort Plain, NY 13339



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1088
Garage: 0 Built: 2008
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Krutz Properties LLC
5186732820
www.krutz-properties.com



 
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Posted by Laurie Weingart, Lic. Real Estate Broker on July 22nd, 2015 2:35 PM

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