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The Urban Land Institute released their 2014 Emerging Trends in Real Estate a few weeks ago and, according to them, home prices are still expected to favor sellers as buyers scurry to close the deal before interest rates increase again. They are also suggesting the bulk of distressed properties have been snatched up which should begin to drive up property prices and benefit sellers who can expect to see better profit margins than they have in a number of years. The ULI study also suggests new construction for multi-family dwellings will dwindle in 2014 as supply now exceeds demand and interest in condo housing and high-end apartment options will continue to waver.

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Zillow is making some bold predictions for the new year, including 5% mortgage rates, a 3% increase in home values and the lowest homeownership rate in nearly two decades. Most 2014 trend survey participants expect lending restrictions to ease up in the coming months, finally making it easier for borrowers to get a mortgage.

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Home remodeling will gain popularity in 2014, according to the Hanley Wood survey, with modern kitchens, gray and white cabinets and appliances that are increasingly blended into the design to enhance a sleek, minimalist effect. Glass tiles are expected to be a dominant feature in bathroom remodels with ash grey, light blue and off-white topping the color choices.

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Give Back While Moving From One Community to Another Moving from one home to another is a great opportunity to clean house and start fresh. Instead of packing all belongings, moving gives families a chance to reduce their material goods so that what ends up being unpacked in the new house is immediately used. While purging their belongings, families should consider giving back to their community. Some ways to give back while moving include: * If you have gently used furniture, clothing, children’s toys, books or even kitchen utensils that you won’t need in your new home, many organizations will take these items to help victims of natural disasters, or to sell to help financially support other needs of the organization. * When donating to an organization, businesses will often match a donation. To help you in giving back during your move, Penske Truck Rental is raising funds to help the Paralyzed Veterans of America and its Mission: ABLE campaign. This campaign ensures veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and job opportunities they’ve earned and deserve, says U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson, national president of the organization. Penske Truck Rental customers renting a truck can donate $1 to support Mission: ABLE. Penske will match each donation made by Memorial Day, 2014. (BPT)

While one roadblock that veterans face in the pursuit of homeownership is securing steady employment, they display a generally positive attitude in regard to potential employers and positions. • More than two-thirds believe that employers appreciate their unique skills learned in the military, while the same 67 percent believe employers are eager to hire veterans. • It’s important to note, however, that nearly half agree that their skill set does not match the requirements for many available positions. • Only one in five considered opening their own business when they returned home from the military. All totaled, finding a suitable home and employment and assimilating back into civilian life are challenges many veterans and their families face. Fortunately, services for veterans, including employment, mental health programs, housing and other special care services, are available. For example, Easter Seals provides direct services to the new and unmet needs of tens of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and “Recruiting America’s Heroes,” offered by Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, provides returning veterans who are interested in becoming real estate agents with specific benefits to make a smooth transition. Former military personnel get special training programs and continuing education courses, discounts, and waived annual global conference registration fees.

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Setting a home improvement goal is more common than you may think and you can make a dramatic improvement to your home with a complete remodel. You can take on several smaller projects - any time of the year - that will leave you loving your home all year long. Here are a few ideas to get you going. * A fresh coat of paint. Nothing reinvents a room like a fresh coat of paint. Yet many people put off painting a room because they can't afford professional painters and they don't have time to do the job themselves. But you can achieve that professional quality finish at a fraction of the time and cost by visiting RentalHQ.com and renting your own paint sprayer. Use your sprayer to add a neutral color, which provides visual appeal and works with most furniture patterns, leaving you plenty of decorating options. * Recreate your flooring. If your carpet doesn't need to be replaced but it could use a little refreshing, cleaning your carpets will do the trick. If you can't afford to hire professional carpet cleaners or you feel like taking on the project yourself, renting a carpet cleaner can give your carpets the professional look you've been dreaming of. And if you have hardwood floors that need to be refurbished, renting a floor sander is an excellent first step for this project. (BPT) Join the Conversation: Go to www.facebook.com/ pages/LifeandHomes-Syracuse to leave your thoughts on this and other articles. www.Life and Homes .com

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According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of military families believe that owning a home is

The reasons include a desire to have their own residence (73 percent), establishing a household (43 percent), and financial security (36 percent). In addition, the majority of veterans (88 percent) said that owning a home makes them feel safer.

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one of the most important things to service members upon returning from active duty.

For more information on the available resources, active and retired service members can call the Easter Seals Community One Source Hotline, (866) 423-4981, e-mail veterans@easterseals. com or visitwww.century21.com/aboutus/. (NAPSI)

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Repair or Replace? If your furnace, air conditioner or water heater is not working properly, you probably notice it long before you actually inspect the appliance itself. You know because these winter mornings are a little too cold, those July days are a little too hot or your morning showers are chillier than normal. All three are signs that these crucial systems are not running as efficiently as they once did. You know you need to make a fast decision to either repair or replace, but how do you know which is the right choice? Follow these tips from the professionals at Rheem to point you in the right direction and help you make the best possible decision.

You should Repair if: * It's still under warranty. This may seem obvious but many people forget to check the warranty when their HVAC or water heating system has an issue. If your appliance is still under warranty, having it repaired is a smart financial decision. You'll be out the cost for the technician's labor but you'll save money compared to buying new. * You've maintained the product over the years. If you've treated your HVAC system to seasonal tune-ups and changed the air filters regularly, and done things like flushing sediment and checking the anode rod in your water heater, repairing an arising problem is the better choice because the trouble is likely to be smaller.

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* It's still in its youth. Every water heater, air conditioner or furnace will need repairs at different times depending on usage and environment, but if your product is still in its early days, you are probably better off paying for the repairs instead of replacing the system.

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newsShorts *Your unit is running inefficiently. Inefficient is defined as running excessively, constantly turning on and off and failing to heat or cool your home, or provide you with enough hot water. If you notice any of these problems and your unit is in the later stages of its life, it's time for a replacement. The 90 percent + Gas Furnace from Rheem has efficiencies exceeding 97 percent, as well as improved electrical efficiencies and 20 percent less operating noise. And, Rheem's Prestige Series High-Efficiency Condensing Power Direct Vent (PDV) Water Heater is the most efficient gas-fired, tank-type water heater designed for residential applications on the market today. It was recognized by This Old House magazine as one of 2013's Top 100 Best New Products of the Year. * Its inefficiencies are hitting you in the pocket book. You may not notice that your unit is running excessively, but you'll certainly notice a change in your energy bill. If an outdated, old furnace, air conditioner or water heater is causing a spike in monthly energy expenditures, then it's time to replace your system. Be sure to talk with a qualified contractor before you move forward with any repairs or replacements as they can give you customized advice based upon your family's heating, cooling or water heating demands and your current system's performance. (BPT) Join the Conversation: Go to www.facebook.com/ pages/LifeandHomes-Syracuse to leave your thoughts on this and other articles.

Three Tips to Create a More Natural Bedroom The formerly "fringe" back-to-nature movement has become mainstream in America and nowhere is the desire for a more natural approach to living more prevalent than in our homes. From organically grown fruits and vegetables to VOCfree paint choices, the trend is toward fewer additives, synthetics and chemicals.

But for all the farmers market-purchased food in the kitchen and goat milk soaps in the bathroom, one room that has been neglected in the quest for a more natural home is the bedroom. However, it doesn't take very much to make the bedroom more natural or "green." Here are three easy and effective tips:

Choose natural bedding materials Down and feathers come from nature, are biodegradable and renewable; consequently they have the lowest carbon footprint of any bedding fill material. Thirty-six percent of U.S. adults use down and feather bedding precisely because it is eco-friendly, according to a recently completed Harris Survey commissioned by the American Down and Feather Council (ADFC). Being a natural insulator, down helps regulate body heat for an optimal sleeping experience, which allows homeowners to turn down the thermostat at night and save on heating costs. The survey found that 55 percent of U.S. adults who use down and feather bedding have chosen it precisely for its natural warmth.

Add fresh plants and flowers to your decor Live plants act as natural air filters and some plants - spider plants, Boston ferns, rubber plants and palm trees - are particularly effective absorbers of chemical pollutants emitted from carpets, furniture and electronic equipment. Adding fresh flowers and plants to your bedroom helps with the natural cycle of carbon dioxide and oxygen, improving the overall air quality in your bedroom.

Take advantage of nature's best heater: the sun In the cold winter months, open blinds, draperies, and shutters during the day to let solar energy warm and brighten your room naturally. In the hot summer months, be sure to do the opposite, and close your window coverings to prevent your bedroom from overheating and causing air conditioning units or fans to work harder, thus using more energy. - (BPT) Join the Conversation: Go to www.facebook.com/ pages/LifeandHomes-Syracuse to leave your thoughts on this and other articles.


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Lots of potential! One of the original structures in the Village of Marcellus. 3 rented apartments upstairs, a pizza shop & a coffee shop downstairs. Tons of unused storage outback could be storage units. Motivated seller! Make an offer! MLS #S300179

112 ft. on Sandy Pond, Easy access to Lake Ontario, excellent salmon fishing, also, great fishing for bass, walleyed pike, northern pike, perch and pan fish, Enjoy snowmobiling on theTug Hill Plateau, Ice fishing a favorite, ATV trails abound. MLS #S292438

Would make a great subdivision had applied once for subdivision. Beautiful property once in a life time price. MLS #S300773

Owner has taken pride here. Great 4 level Split Level. Lots of space here. Garage was converted into family room great for extra space. Large Lot with deck. Many Recent Updates. Beautiful deck and Yard. Pretty Hardwoods. MLS #S298175

“It’s a Wonderful Life”in the former Billington Estate. Step back in time and experience the grandeur of a time gone by. Throughout the restoration of this historic home, it has kept its large foyer with oak pillars and original woodwork. MLS #S299989

Over 1630 sq ft on the first floor, boasting a Fuccillo sized living room and dining room. Four spacious bedrooms, a huge finished family room and full bath in walkout basement. Add to that a double lot and Solvay schools! Call before its gone. MLS #S300379

Great home with two full baths, and a new roof.This home has a front porch and a back porch. It also has a detached 2 car garage with power. Low maintenance home with vinyl siding, and vinyl windows. MLS#S303224

Lakeshore Homes for Sale, Lake Ontario, 108 Rainbow Shores Road, Richand. Over 350 feet of Lake Ontario shoreline! 4 Bedroom classic summer home situated on private treed lot with detached two car garage. MLS #S275910

Located in the heart of the village is the three family you have been waiting for. Three identical units (over 1330 sq ft each ) with two bedrooms each and large spacious living areas. Detached two car garage and plenty of parking. MLS #S297356

Beautifully remodeled ranch in convenient location. New appliances, cabinets, flooring, lighting, & all new bathroom.The home also has a newer furnace, hot water heater, & roof. Very private backyard, a clean and dry basement. Move-in condition! MLS# S300858

Designed to last this 5 bedroom brick beauty is a mix of architectural styles with Queen Anne & Italianate influences. Across street from the William Seward house & park in the historic district this home has been lovingly restored. MLS #S282899

This cozy 4 bdrm / 2 bath remodeled home with a whole lotta love over the years! Just over 2200 sq ft. this beauty is just steps away from a Pond in the peacful backyard, a little boys dream yard! View of Oneida Lake in the front yard! MLS #S303188

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Fantastic buy in the heart of North Syracuse. Walk to everything. A huge kitchen, family rm off of kitchen, livingroom. 2½ year old roof. Alum siding maintenance free. Fenced yard, one car garage, central air. MLS #S299937

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Completely remodeled includes: new architectural 30-year roof, interior/exterior completely painted w/ shutters, gleaming refinished hardwoods, new ceramic bathroom & floor. Possible 5th bedroom. Possible Rent to Own! MLS#S302030

Excellent custom built colonial. Built in 1998 this home has had many updates in recent years including: Upgraded GE Café commercial series appliances. Granite counter tops in kitchen, bar and bathrooms. MLS #S303691

3-Bedroom ranch with programmable thermostat, new Lennox high-efficemcy boiler, newer roof, interior completely repainted, hardwoods refinished, newer gutters, new drapes and blinds, 2 sheds, natural woodwork, workshop. MLS# S295568

Well Cared For Cape with sought-after 1st Floor Bedroom & Full bath!Total of 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths for you to enjoy! Beautiful County Eat-In Kitchen & spacious living room with large bay window. Kitchen has sliding glass door to large back deck for entertaining. MLS #S301901

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Land lover’s dream located on a corner lot! Almost 16 acres, ample enough garage space with 2 detached garages, you won’t run out of storage here! Perfect for that man cave. Also has a HUGE attic with tons of possibilities. MLS #S284961

This charming 2 bedroom brick ranch is a great place to call HOME! Situated in the desirable Eastwood area this home is low maintenance. The roof is only 5 yrs. young, hot water heater replaced in 2012, new fencing installed in 2009. MLS#S292330

Large duplex with 4 bedrooms in each, fully rented with long term tenants, recent c/o approved rental registry, mechanicals updated. Money maker! MLS #S294589

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Great home in CNS schools convenient to highways and shopping! Oversized family room, formal dining room, spacious kitchen with ample cabinetry, 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full basement & all appliances stay! MLS# S304117

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5 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms. Lots of living space on the main level, large family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, formal dining room & master suite. 5th bedroom w/ full bathroom & living space w/ a sliding door to the 2 tiered deck. MLS #S303482

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4 bedroom, 2 full bath home with 2,000 + sq. ft. of living space! Large living room is open to dining area & kitchen w/ center island. Sliding door opens to the Redwood Deck overlooking nature at it’s best. 2 bedrooms & a full bathroom on the first floor. MLS #S303934

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Open floor plan complete w/an open family room/ ktchn w/vaulted ceilings! Gleaming laminate flooring, new carpet, fresh paint, new hot water tank & new lighting fixtures as well! Upstairs bath includes new ceramic flooring, mirror & vanity. MLS #S301586

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$240,000 Clay

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PRICED BELOW RECENT APPRAISAL! Bright & Open FlrPl Completely Remodeled 2011 DownTo Studs&Rafters. Incl.TyvekWrap Under NEW Siding,Insulation,Sheetrock, Wiring&Lighting,NEW Plbg,NEW Propane Forced Air Heating System,NEWWindows&Doors,NEW Oak Kitchen - Plenty of Cabinets,2 NEW Baths,1st Flr Bath Is Ready For A Stackable W/D Unit,NEW Laminate Flrg,Vinyl In Both Baths,Carpet Up The Stairs & Hallway, Oversized 1 Car Garage (Approx.18’x25’)

$139,900 Constantia

Now just reduced $50,000 !!!! Location! *Location!**Location! For sale - bar/tavern - next to Brewerton Speedway on very busy Route 11. Year around business opportunity - large party room in addition to bar room w/ dance floor & stage for live entertainment as well as pool tables, darts plus outside fully fenced area w/ volleyball court, horseshoe pits & plenty of room to party - all equipment in premises is included excluding coin operated games.

$64,900 Constantia

NEW PRICE!This is a great opportunity for a home at a price below assessed value. With a black top circle driveway and a 2 car attached garage just minutes from Oneida lake. Great spot for your home or a summer get away. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom built in 1993. Seller ready to sell. Located between Panther and Oneida Lake .

$227,000 Constantia

$180,000

Quiet country living This custom built ranch home boasts many amenities. The open floor plan on 2.5 acres features a picturesque back yard viewable from large living room, master bedroom or the breakfast area. Master bed has spacious walk in closet, full bath and whirlpool tub/shower for your relaxation. Breakfast area gets the morning sun and opens to a lovely deck with 12x16 motorized awning.

A piece of Oneida lake , 65 ft of waterfront with dock and boat hoist plus A boat house. 1209 sq ft plus 304 sq ft of front porch the could be year round with just a little effort. The 3rd bedroom upstairs need some finishing touches also. Beautiful view of the lake and a fire pit in front yard with some wood to get you started. Just a little way’s out in the water turn in to a sandy beach. Also public water. Season year round make it your own.

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Genesee professional building recently updated and located at 2717 Genesee St in a prominent South Utica location, this is truly a“Must See”. This building makes a great location for any professional office. Close and easy access to Routes 5, 8 & 12. 1288-7728 Sq. Ft. now available - furnished or unfurnished. Plenty of parking. Call today to schedule an appointment to visit this beautiful property.

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$259,900

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$209,900

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$675,000

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$114,900

331 Fairmount Avenue

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Local opportunities Some state, county and municipal governments also have credit programs for energy-efficient home improvements. Visit www.dsireusa.org to view a clickable map of U.S. states where such rebates are available. Choose your state, and you'll see a list of county, municipal and state programs that may be available to you. Your local utility company may also offer incentives for energy-boosting upgrades. If you still receive paper bills, take a moment to check over the inserts that come with it. Often, they provide information on money-saving programs, including any available rebates. Or, go to your gas or electricity provider's website and search for rebates. If all else fails, pick up the phone and call.

Manufacturer's rebates We've probably all passed up on a rebate opportunity for a lower-cost product because it was a hassle to send in the paperwork. But when it's a rebate for a new HVAC system or water heater, the savings can be significant. If you're in the market for a new energy-efficient appliance, water heater or HVAC unit, look for manufacturer's rebates. For example, Rheem, a manufacturer of eco-friendly HVAC systems, water heaters, pool and spa heaters, and boilers, offers a cash-back

incentive twice yearly when homeowners purchase a qualifying HVAC system from the company.

Choose products that provide the maximum savings When you're considering what energy-efficient product to buy, the energy savings are only part of the picture. Keep in mind available credits and rebates and look for products that maximize those benefits. The savings will mount when you choose options that qualify for not only the federal tax credit, but also local credits, manufacturer's rebates and utility company rebates. Products like Rheem's Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater qualify for incentives like utility rebates. This unit is nearly 2.5 times as efficient as a standard electric water heater and it costs only $18 a month to operate. Visit www.Rheem.com to learn more about energy-efficient products and the manufacturer's incentives. When it comes to improving your home, nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing you've made a long-term cost-cutting decision. But tax credits and rebates can sweeten the deal and provide a more immediate return on your investment. (BPT)


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