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Joseph Steuer

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
After more than 20 years as a non-stop reporter, editor, and editor-in-chief in New York City, I decided to make a life change. My daughters were growing up fast, and my wife and I wanted to savor this time with our family. We envisioned a less frenetic pace with more nature and (several million) fewer people; lovely houses, excellent schools, and friendly neighborhoods; not to mention fine food and interesting culture. We wanted to enjoy the benefits of a small town.
In 2008, we took the leap - packing up and heading northwest to Ithaca, where we now live in happening Fall Creek in a rambling165-year-old Greek-Revival farmhouse. We decided to maintain our Brooklyn brownstone as a rental property and purchase other local Ithaca investment properties along the way. Learning the ins and outs of real estate through owning our own property has been invaluable to my career as a Realtor. Working out the numbers; building relationships with banks and lenders; searching for creative and advantageous financing; finding the right buyers and sellers; navigating building codes, city codes, and fire codes; bidding with contractors; and making sure we end up with a few dollars at the end of the day — these are the same issues my clients grapple with. I investigate properties on behalf of my clients with the same heart and determination that I once pursued scoops. I enjoy being the guy they know in real estate who can find them the answers. 
 When I'm not working, you might find me on my porch playing guitar and singing (sometimes too loudly); walking my two dogs with my daughters; tending to my many beehives; cooking with my wife in the kitchen; or smoking Memphis barbecue in the back yard.
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