I came across an interesting article this morning regarding the foreclosure crisis — on how Self-storage facilities are experiencing a high number of units not paying their bills. It is an interesting to see that what is happening as a direct result of the foreclosure crisis. Not only are buyers […]
It’s a good idea to start working on improving your credit score several months before applying for a big loan, whether you’re buying a house, refinancing or buying a car. Boosting your score could help you qualify for a lower loan rate as well as save you thousands of dollars […]
But it won’t sell for more than what a buyer is willing to pay! There are not a lot of people out there that will pay more than the appraised value of a home and if they do they will have to purchase all cash. Main reason — there isn’t […]
Buyers Remorse – Do you have it? What did we just do? It is a question that many 1st time home buyers and even people that are moving from one home to another ask themselves. They suddenly find themselves very worried about the future that it is going to take […]
What a New York Realtor; cannot tell you about a neighborhood might surprise you. We recognize that the purchase of your Western New York home is a huge life altering decision and you want to make sure that you have not only the perfect home, but also that have all the facts you need to make that decision.
Hello Albany — we have a problem! This is something that is not new, but it is getting a little ridiculous. I am talking about Property Managers in New York State. In the past few weeks I have come across a Property Manager that tried to tell my home seller […]
Internet Relocation Resources Talk to anyone who’s lived in the Western New York Region for any length of time, and you will likely hear some variation of the same response I wouldn’t live anywhere else but Western New York! Today many of those that have moved away are looking to […]
You don’t have to be a Yard Sale Queen to have a successful Garage Sale in Western New York. And with National Garage Sale Day coming up on August 10th it is a great time to start thinking about having a Garage Sale. There are a few things that you do in preparing for a Garage Sale that will make your life a lot easier.
Buffalo Suburban Communities Amherst (Including Williamsville/Snyder) Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, U.S., directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 116,510. This represents an increase from the 1990 census figure of 111,711. The town is […]
Around the country there are municipalities are taking a hard look at the listings that are selling on the MLS. They are looking for improvements that may not have been permitted and going after the current home owners. Please be advised that some municipalities are enforcing permitted habitable space codes. […]
Should I list in the Winter in Buffalo NY? The fall weather is setting in and with the upcoming holidays, many Western New Yorkers are making plans for family parties and getting ready to settle in for a long winter. Let’s face it, there are a lot of jokes about […]
We always talk about about what a great time it is to purchase a home in WNY, but there are some very sound reasons why you might not want to purchase a WNY home at this time. Even though you may have the financial resources and the desire to own your own home, it might not be the right time for YOU.
Yes you read that correctly. We have a reason to suggest that. There are so many times that we see where good people make poor decisions and then they find that they have to sell it too soon. Too often we find that we have to sell a home for a client that is in a tough spot, having to sell right after purchasing a home.
What is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI is extra insurance that lenders require from most home buyers who obtain loans that are more than 80 percent of their new home’s value. In other words, buyers with less than a 20 percent down payment are normally required to pay PMI. Why do […]
The New York State Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities Foundation Individual Grant NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation Grants The New York State Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities Foundation, Inc. is an organization that was established to create and increase affordable housing opportunities for individuals to overcome the barriers of home ownership. […]