Matt Ellis

    Matt Ellis

    Real Estate Salesperson
    After retiring from a successful career with the federal government in 2014, Matt turned his attention and focus to real estate. Raised in the Adirondack Park, Matt has a true appreciation for the wonders of the mountains, lakes, and waterways throughout the region. Coming back to the Adirondacks after living in CT, PA, and TX, Matt developed even a deeper appreciation for what the region has...

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    Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved

    If you're thinking about buying a home lately you're definitely not alone. It has been a seller's market for many months now, which means more buyers than there are homes available. In such a competitive market, it's important to have your "ducks in a row" before you start your serious home search. As a first-time or new home buyer that will need a mortgage to finance your home, you're likely to hear a lot of words thrown around like "pre-qualified" and "pre-approved". Despite how similar they s...
    Oct 25, 2021 Buying a Home

    Assessed vs. Appraised - What's the Difference?

    When buying or selling a home, all the numbers and terms floating around can be confusing – especially if this is your first time dealing with a real estate transaction.A question often asked is "what's the difference between assessed and appraised value?" There are often some misunderstandings about these figures so we're here to simplify it for you.Agent Mike Jensch mentioned that agents are taught that a home has three values: Assessed (what it's taxed at), Appraised (the amount the lender sa...
    Jul 16, 2021 Real Estate News & Trends

    Tips for a Quick Home Sale

    Just because it is a Seller's Market, it doesn't mean you can be lazy when it comes to selling your home! There are many things you can do to convince buyers that yours is the home for them. We've put together a quick list to help your listing stand out from the rest, and encourage top dollar offers.Let the Light In (or turn them on)! Homes that offer plenty of light are more appealing to buyers, so make sure to open all the curtains and blinds and turn on any lights in dark rooms when preparin...
    May 10, 2021 Selling a Home

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