Jonie Civill's Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
Fireplace Options for Your Home
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
2532 Troy Schenectady Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309 now has a new price of $320,000!
Stunning Open concept Ranch on 2 acres. Sun drenched Living/ dining room feature gas fireplace, cathedral 10 ft ceilings.Custom Cherry and Birch cabinets with high end appliances and soap stone counters, tile and walk in pantry. Master suite with en suite tile walk in shower. Inviting 3 season room overlooking acreage and patio. Quality finishes, hardwood floors, Walkout basement, oversize 2 car garage, workshop and plenty of storage. Long driveway with turn around to rear of house could accommodate for stair free living with minor adjustments. Part of yard is a fenced in gardeners...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Exploring the Advantages of Buying a Vacation Home
Generally speaking, taking a family vacation can "recharge your battery," give you a new lease on life, and enable you to get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose. That's the ideal scenario when everything falls into place. However, if you're one of those families that are always looking for a new place to explore every year,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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Posted on 07/12/2020
SOLD! These Ideas Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
Photo by Schluesseldienst via PixabaySelling? Ready to wow potential buyers with some high-impact touch-ups? Here are some top ideas to mesmerize home buyers—without spending a fortune on renovations. Dazzle Them at the Doorstep Many of today's home sales, and certainly most fast transactions, begin with online browsing. First, snap a photo of your home. Take it from the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
313 Elder St, Schenectady, NY 12304 is now new to the market!
Sweet Beginnings with room to expand. This home has a lot to offer. First floor offers 2 bdrms down and a full bath, kitchen with dining area, Upstairs is a large bdrm with walk in closet, attic area ready to be finished for bdrm and bath. Features Hardwood floors, newer Pella windows, Roof 8 years, High Efficiency gas heating with UV Bio Fighter to remove/ destroy bacteria, virus and mold, Central Air. Generous fenced yard with tree house, 30 year old organic garden. Flowering trees and perennials. Home is ready for new owners to enjoy. Walking distances to Central Park Rose Garden, tennis, disc golf, concerts, convenient to shopping and...
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Posted on 07/09/2020
2109 Eastern PKWY, Schenectady, NY 12309 is now new to the market!
Great Beginnings in Desirable City neighborhood. Offers open living room, large kitchen with seasonal back porch to patio and private yard."L " shaped lot goes along Eastern to Livingston Ave. Gas heat with Central Air. Plus Generator. Off street parking. Walk to Union St shops, restaurants, Central Park Rose Garden, Tennis and Disc...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Challenges Associated with Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Security Options for Your Luxury Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
2532 Troy Schenectady Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309 now has a new price of $330,000!
Stunning Open concept Ranch on 2 acres. Sun drenched Living/ dining room feature gas fireplace, cathedral 10 ft ceilings.Custom Cherry and Birch cabinets with high end appliances and soap stone counters, tile and walk in pantry. Master suite with en suite tile walk in shower. Inviting 3 season room overlooking acreage and patio. Quality finishes, hardwood floors, Walkout basement, oversize 2 car garage, workshop and plenty of storage. Long driveway with turn around to rear of house could accommodate for stair free living with minor adjustments. Part of yard is a fenced in gardeners...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Rural Land: Developing Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Tips for Planning a Home Renovation
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Renovating your home is a great way to improve your home while also adding value. While you may go into a home improvement or renovation project with the best-laid plans, problems are bound to arise especially with a larger scale job. Some issues can be prevented by understanding the most common pitfalls that...
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