Lackawanna Homes

Lackawanna is a culturally diverse city located on the shore of Lake Erie and just minutes from Downtown Buffalo. Our Lady of Victory Basilica, a national shrine, is in the center of our downtown business district. The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, a Frederick Olmstead Park, is just walking distance from the Basilica. LOCATED IN LACKAWANNA, THE 20 MW STEEL WINDS PROJECT IS SITUATED ON A 30 ACRE PORTION OF THE FORMER BETHLEHEM STEEL FACILITY, WHICH IS BEING RETURNED TO PRODUCTIVE USE UNDER THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM.

STEEL WINDS WILL GENERATE ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY 6,000 WESTERN NEW YORK HOMES.

THE PROJECT WILL BE OPERATED BY UPC WIND, WITH TURBINE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES PROVIDED BY CLIPPER WINDPOWER FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

WHERE BETHLEHEM STEEL ONCE SUPPORTED AN EARLIER INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE STEEL WINDS PROJECT IS BRINGING NEW JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY TO THE LAKE ERIE REGION. WE ARE PLEASE TO BE OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY AND INTRODUCING THIS NEWEST GENERATION OF WIND TURBINES TO THE MARKET.

MANUFACTURED IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, IT IS AMONG THE LARGEST LANDBASED WIND TURBINES IN THE WORLD MANUFACTURED IN NORTH AMERICA.


So you have a bad tenant… 5

It is easy to end up on the losing side of an eviction if you don’t meticulously adhere to the rules. Western New York has a variety of duplex, triplex and Quad homes available to investors. With that brings the need for tenants and the potential for the need to evict a bad tenant. Eviction reasons, processes, periods, and participants vary from state to state.

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Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale 6

I understand that you really don’t want to sell your Western New York home. You have wonderful memories and you love your absolutely perfect WNY home. There is hope! Follow some of these tactics to ensure that you not only won’t get showings on your home for sale, you won’t get offers either!


Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? 3

Your home has been on the market for awhile now, and you are wondering why your home is not getting showings. Unless you are marketing your as a fixer upper, than you should make sure that the buyer does not see signs of neglect in your Buffalo home. It might also be time to consider a price reduction on your Buffalo Home. If you have not listed your home yet, you might want to go through and take care of all the items that will be objections to buyers.

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Deciding on what to offer on the home you want to purchase… 2

Congratulations! You found a Buffalo home that you want to purchase! After all that searching on the Internet, going to Open Houses and all this time together looking and we have found the house of your dreams. Now how do we make the it your Buffalo home? Making the Offer […]


Stop worring about your home value!

Should I worry about my Buffalo home’s value? As the Buffalo New York real estate market continues to play in the state of uncertainty, some values of are decreasing; some are not. You may be concerned about the fluctuation in values. Should you worry? Here is some advice — as […]

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77 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value 3

Real estate is all about leverage and details. Whether you’re buying to flip, or just want to increase the return on the asset you live in, these tips can help you get top dollar for a house when you sell it. Here is a list of things you can do […]


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Buyer’s Market Version – How to get a great Real Estate Deal in Western New York! 17

I hear it on a regular basis from Western New York Buyers: “I want a Great Real Estate deal!”

Makes you think of the popular TV game show “Let’s Make A Deal!” There sometimes you get a flashy sports car, and sometimes you left with his and her bicycles or worse.

Much like the For Sale by Owners, WNY Buyers that try to go it alone without the assistance of a Realtor have a difficult time.

It is a Buyers Market and the buyers have visions of purchasing Champagne homes on Beer Budgets. It is happening across the country Realtors are hearing from potential buyers. “Can you get me a great Real Estate deal?” Western New York Buyers are no different.

“I want a deal!” I hear it all of the time. But I have something for you to think about…

Do you deserve a Deal?


Financial Planning for your Golden Years

Provided by Mint.com For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s […]


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Your pricing strategy could be costing you money! 3

Today’s savvy Western New York Buyers have been told how it is a “Buyer’s Market” and they are wanting a real estate deal and therefore ignoring overpriced homes. If you thought the three magic words in Real Estate were Location! Location! Location! You would be wrong. Today the single largest […]


Real Estate Explained | What is Absorption Rate 12

How is the difference between a “sellers market” and “buyers market” known? It can be confusing at times, but it is really simple. There is a way that we can see what is happening in the market and determine if we are in a buyers or sellers market. How we determine the difference is by Absorption Rate. This simple concept is often misunderstood regarding this fundamental measure of market conditions.


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Why Use A Realtor® for your Buffalo Home Purchase? 3

Why Use a REALTOR®? In this highly competitive real estate market in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, can you really afford not to work with a professional who does this every day? All New York real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the […]


Helpful information regarding the STAR Exemption

School Tax Relief Exemption (STAR) Information Basic STAR (no age limit and Income under $500,000) Application RP-425 completed and signed Ownership of 1,2 or 3 family home or condominium Must be primary residence Copies of two (2) proofs of residency per household must accompany application Acceptable forms of proof include: […]


Real Estate Explained | What is a Short Sale? 11

In today’s Real Estate market you may here the term “Short Sale” and you are probably wondering to yourself and afraid to ask “What is a Short Sale?“. Well basically a Short Sale in Real Estate is when a sale of a house in which the proceeds fall short of […]