January 2016: Real Estate Roundup

Realtors honor service, change officers

Evans_LanceWEach December, the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors and the St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors thank their volunteers, install new officers and directors, award special honors, and raise money for local charities. [Read more…]

December 2015 Real Estate: Top Transactions

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in October 2015:

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December 2015 Feature Story: Real Estate

Q3 sales a mixed bag across region

Jefferson falls St. Lawrence, Lewis gain

By Ted Booker, NNY Business

Real estate agents sold fewer homes during the third quarter in Jefferson County than the same period a year ago, while sales climbed in Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. [Read more…]

December 2015: Real Estate Roundup

A primer on real estate language

Columnist Lance Evans

Columnist Lance Evans

Like any profession or industry, real estate has terms and jargon that are used by people in the profession. This month, I will define some of the most commonly used terms. [Read more…]

November 2015 Real Estate: Top Transactions

The following property sales were recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in September 2015:

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November 2015: Real Estate Roundup

Traditions from around the globe

Evans_LanceWThe saying goes that all real estate is local, but not all homebuyers are local. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 international homebuyers report, global buyers spent an estimated $104 billion on housing in 2014, an increase of more than $10 billion from the previous year. American real estate is extremely attractive to foreign buyers due to our attractive prices, economic stability, and well-defined property rights. [Read more…]

October 2015 Real Estate: Top Transactions

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in August 2015:

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October 2015: Real Estate Roundup

Buyer’s market or seller’s market?

Lance Evans

Lance Evans

Over the past decade, the housing market across the country has been on a roller coaster ride with highs in 2005 to 2007 and lows in 2008 to 2010 with a wave of foreclosures before starting the present recovery. However, real estate is local and not all areas were affected by the downturn. Thankfully, the north country overall was one of those areas. Our area stayed fairly steady in terms of sales and prices saw a slight to modest increase. [Read more…]

September 2015: Real Estate Roundup

A busy summer for local Realtors

Columnist Lance Evans

Columnist Lance Evans

Between listing, selling, renting and appraising real estate, north country Realtors participated in several events across the region and beyond this summer. [Read more…]