Before you buy a home, you should learn the age of the roof, the typical lifespan of the roofing material, and whether there’s any deterioration. Granular roofs- 10 to 25 years Asphalt or fiberglass-based shingles have a granular mineral top coating that should be consistent in color and texture. Deterioration wears out the mineral layer, so shingles appear spotty, mottled, bumpy and uneven. Wood roofs- 20-30 years Finer wood roofs are made of redwood or cedar. Shingles are machine made and shakes are hand-split for a more rough-hewn look. Worn wood roofs have visible cracks or curled edges. Tile roofs- Read More
Lake Placid Real Estate Market Blog
Margie Philo, Real Estate Broker & Owner
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adirondack Premier Properties
Join us here in the Brokers Suite, for up to date real estate news, plus Adirondack and Lake Placid real estate market information. Here we will provide you with inside tips to assist you in your purchase and offer relevant Adirondack real estate market resources.
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A Note From Our Broker
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adirondack Premier Properties is a full service real estate and vacation rental firm in Lake Placid, dedicated to customer service and to old fashioned values. Treating people right, following through to be sure each transaction is completed with care, and excellence. Our agency believes in caring for each and every person. The thrill of a real estate deal is in how happy everyone is at the end, making new friends and smooth negotiations. Each of our sales agents and staff are hand picked by me, Margie Philo, Owner and Broker.
For the last 10 years we have been one of the leaders in Adirondack and Lake Placid real estate sales volume. Specializing in Adirondack waterfront, residential homes, and commercial sales; our team of professionals is here to assist you 7 days a week. Our vacation rental department has one of the largest inventories in the Adirondacks, featuring waterfront homes, condos and townhouse rentals, as well as Lake Placid vacation rental homes. We are available to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation. We welcome you to call and discuss what your dreams are, what we can do to make them happen and answer all of your questions. We are an upbeat and professional group of agents who believe in doing things right, with integrity.
Margie Philo, Broker & Owner
Less Competition & Sellers Are Ready With spring and summer months being the peak times to buy a home in New York the off season could be the best time for you find your perfect home. Many buyers do not want to pull their children out of school because of the move or change a school district during the middle year so this can open up the market for other new buyers who are looking for a new home. Also, after the peak season sellers will be looking to sell their homes before the colder weather arrives. As the weather Read More
Adirondack Premier Properties and Adirondack Realty are happy to announce that we have joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. We will now be known as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adirondack Premier Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adirondack Realty. As a continued locally owned franchise, we will be able to provide our buyers and sellers with the large business resources while giving you the smaller business services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the fastest-growing brokerage franchise and has been recognized for the “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D Power’s 2017 Home Read More
Real estate agents enjoy working with their clients, as well as meeting new people. This is in part why many agents choose real estate as their career. In general, agents and brokers have felt safe while performing their jobs. However, in recent years agent safety has become more relevant and should be of the upmost importance to the lead broker and your agency. In light of last weeks events, we found it important to discuss agent safety and offer a refresher self defense course open to our office staff and other Lake Placid real estate offices. The course will be held in our Main Street office, October 15, at 430. It is essential real Read More
Ampersand Bay Resort Saranac Lake, NY Ampersand Resort on the shores of Lower Saranac Lake, is being auctioned for sale October 4, 2014 at noon by Adirondack Premier Properties Inc. Real Estate, Broker Margie Philo, in cooperation with Williams & Williams Auction . This reserve auction with a buyers premium, will allow the buyer an opportunity to develop the 28 acres with already zoned and permitted condos and cottages. October 4, 2014 12 noon Excellent opportunity to purchase an established business or develop the land for your own use. With access to over 25 miles of Adirondack waterway, this auction is Read More
Real Estate Auction on Lower Saranac Lake Adirondack Premier Properties in Lake Placid NY will be offering two Lower Saranac Lake waterfront homes by reserve auction on July 19th, 2014. Pre-auction bids will be considered. Please call our office 518-523-3333 and speak with our broker Margie Philo for more details or to register for this amazing opportunity to own a home in the Adirondacks. Property One The first home for real estate auction is an Adirondack Camp which underwent major modernized renovations and has a newly built two bedroom guest cottage with a two car garage. This home also features a brand new master bathroom, walkways, decks and comes with plenty of amenities, including fully furnished. Read More
Our Broker Tips: Top 3 Buyer & Seller Real Estate Must Do’s Real estate, like everything else is a changing market, and yet in some cases there are a few areas that are fixed in sales. First time buyers and sellers will find these tips especially helpful as many fluid investors already know the ins and outs, along with the benefits to a smooth transaction. It’s Shopping 101 What sometimes buyers and sellers forget is when marketing and purchasing a real estate property, it is essentially no different than the approach taken to any other product sale by way of presentation and transaction. We are Read More
There’s Something About a Lake House When you’re in the market for a new property, especially Adirondack or Lake Placid real estate, owning a waterfront home is typically a consideration. One of the most desirable aspects of a property on the lake is the ease of access for any fan of water recreation. For all of those who enjoy boating, kayaking, or paddling it is absolutely ideal to consider the purchase of a waterfront property. For anyone who has enjoyed the luxury of living on the water, you know what we are talking about- all of the little things, which really make up the big Read More
What You will find in the Brokers Suite Welcome to our new adaptive website and the official blog of Adirondack Premier Properties Inc, Lake Placid’s Premier Real Estate and Vacation Rental office. Please browse our properties and contact us when you find you have questions, wish to view a listed property or are interested in listing your own. Interested in relocating to the Adirondacks or a Lake Placid area vacation? We are here 7 days a week to help with that too. Check back in with us here for up to date information on local events, visitor attractions and what to see in do while Read More