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3 Graphs Explain Why You Should Sell Your House With an Agent’s Help Now

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the Seller when it comes to Rochester and the Finger Lakes housing markets. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to…

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Cooking With Courtney-Lemon Drop Cookies

This month, dessert is on the menu! And we’ve got a light, sugary and sometimes tart recipe for you – Lemon Drop Cookies! We made these last weekend and they turned out delicious! The only change we’d make is to make sure you use parchment paper on your cookie tray to make it easier to…

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How Do Changing Mortgage Rates Impact Your Homebuying Budget?

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased half a percentage point from historic…

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Cooking Corned Beef Hash with Courtney

Now that the St. Patrick’s Day festivities are over, you may find that you’ve got a little bit of Corned Beef left over. What to do? You could always make an amazing Ruben sandwich but, hey, you can get a GREAT Ruben any day of the week at any self-respecting (!) restaurant (try Mulconry’s Irish…

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Last year, many homeowners in our area thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell.…


The Van Burkirk-Raines House

The next time you’re in Canandaigua, take a turn off North Main Street by the Court House, onto Gorham Street. Just up the block, past Pickle Park, on the left side of the street and right at the corner of Wood and Gorham Streets, you’ll find one of the most unique homes in Canandaigua. Built…

Set of three soups from worldwide cuisines, healthy food. Broth with noodles, beef soup and broth with marrow dumplings. All soups with healthy vegetables.

Soups Galore!

To warm you up on these never-ending cold and snowy days, here are Courtney, Kathleen, Rumella and Jordan’s favorite soup recipes. We hope you enjoy these recipes! Drop us a line if you’ve tried them and let us know what you think.

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What Rochester’s Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for Buyers & Sellers

With mortgage rates hovering at historic lows, the Rochester and Finger Lakes real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021. One challenge to the housing industry, however, is the lack of homes available for sale today. Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report, which shows that the inventory of…

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Meet Kathleen Higgins

A lifelong resident of the Rochester area, Kathleen brings her dedication to family and community to the Courtney Dudek Team and her clients. The Back Story Born and raised in Rushville, Kathleen comes from a close-knit family that has supported her in all of her pursuits. As a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a Bachelors…

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Cooking with Courtney

Snacks Snacks & More Snacks! In anticipation of all the sports watching we’ll be doing in the next few weeks, (Let’s Go Buffalo!) we decided to change our Cooking with Courtney routine a bit. This month, we’re mixing it up by sharing our most favorite snack recipes – ones that our own family and friends…

Nestled just below the southern border of Lake Ontario, Rochester and the Finger Lakes regions are a culturally rich and stunningly beautiful part of Western New York. This blog will take you to some of the most wonderful places and events our area has to offer and give you a little insight to our little corner of the world!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Associate Broker


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