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Winter Wonderland Getaway in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes fun can be had year-round at area wineries!Most people enjoy the Finger Lakes during the summer months, but what about when the weather turns colder and the snow starts to fall? You may be surprised to find out that winter is a great time to visit the area and still enjoy outdoor activities, wineries and shopping- often with fewer crowds than during the busier summer months.

If you have a few days or a week you can plan a getaway or “staycation” at one or more of the lakes with a range of things to do close by during your stay. Below are some ideas and a few examples of attractions you’ll want to check out:

As Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes

Construction of "wee" small houses is gaining in popularityAs Houses Get Bigger, Some Opt to Downsize Into ‘Wee’ Homes - (MCT)—At first glance, the pint-sized cypress-wood cabin Emily Faulconer is building looks like a hand-hewn, portable home for hobbits. Just 200 square feet, Faulconer’s future wee home in Osteen, Fla., is set atop a special trailer that she plans to eventually make her permanent home. It will include bare-bones amenities such as a mini-kitchen and [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates

Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress recently to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation. Testifying before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on [...] [Daily Real Estate News]