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Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale

Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale

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! [Continue]

Foreclosure is a process — Not a type of Sale

Foreclosure is a process — Not a type of Sale

A foreclosure is the process that a bank, homeowner and property go through when the homeowner is behind on the payments. Foreclosure has become the sexy word that the media has used. Bank Owned, Government Owned, Short Sale or Distressed Sale -- well those words aren't as sexy as the word Foreclosure. The media needs a sexy word to sell [Continue]

Buyers cannot resist an underpriced home!

Buyers cannot resist an underpriced home!

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 Western New York Real [Continue]

The Truth about Showing Feedback

The Truth about Showing Feedback

I am sitting in the office late at night after a crazy day of showing properties, writing an offer, presenting the offer and scheduling my day for tomorrow. I had 3 of my properties shown today, two yesterday and 1 the day before. I have about 10 emails from other REALTORS who want feed back [Continue]

Why it is so important to have a clean house when buyers view your home!

Why it is so important to have a clean house when buyers view your home!

You are a busy professional, you have more than you can handle with work, your family life, your search for a new home that you really don’t have the time to clean your home. Let me give you motivation to putting the house cleaning on the top of your priority list. Buyers who look at [Continue]

Your credit report

Your credit report

In determining how much you can borrow to purchase a home, lenders look at a number of factors. The most important are these: your income, your debts, the amount of your down payment and your credit history. Lenders view your credit as an indicator of your willingness to repay a mortgage loan. Having poor credit [Continue]

Excellent reasons to not purchase a Home

Excellent reasons to not purchase a Home

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 [Continue]

What is a HUD Home?

What is a HUD Home?

Many first time home buyers get into the Buffalo Real Estate market and purchase their first home with a HUD home.    There are some differences to a conventional sale and it is the buyer that is prepared that can then be ready to act when the right home comes up on the market in Western [Continue]

Buyer Assistance Programs in Western New York

Buyer Assistance Programs in Western New York

The American Dream – Home Ownership In an ideal world people would have all the money they need for a down payment on a home.  There are times that potential home owners need assistance in purchasing a home in Western New York. Read Also: Options for those without a down payment But where does one [Continue]

Options for those without a down payment

Options for those without a down payment

The first step is financing your dream home is Selecting a Mortgage Professional to determine what you can afford and how much money you will need for a down payment and closing costs. Before you go house shopping you need to understand where you stand financially and what you can really afford. There are many [Continue]

WNY Are you Stuck in Analysis Paralysis?

WNY Are you Stuck in Analysis Paralysis?

Yes you the guy sitting on the fence! And You with the overpriced listing sitting in the corner! Are you over analyzing what is happening in the Western New York Real Estate Market? There are some general rules that if you follow when making a decision to or Real Estate in Western New York that [Continue]

I don’t want to work with a Realtor

I don’t want to work with a Realtor

I write about For Sale By Owners to hopefully assist them in the process of selling their homes. I do it for free, giving advice to assist them in the process. I figure that by doing so I will provide information that will prove my abilities, and when they are ready, they will call me for assistance. So it's pretty common knowledge that [Continue]

Overcoming WNY Buyer objections to your home

Overcoming WNY Buyer objections to your home

First impressions matter. Where do you think that impression is made? On the Internet, at the curb and actually walking through the home are where those impressions are made. Both positive and negative impressions can happen. It is in your best interest that positive impressions happen. You might never have a second chance. The most [Continue]

Showing Etiquette for Home Buyers

Showing Etiquette for Home Buyers

You have gotten your mortgage pre-approval, you have been looking at homes on-line and now you are ready to start to look at homes in person.   There is one thing that we need to talk about; what is and is not acceptable behavior when you are in someone’s home. Remember you are a Guest! Here [Continue]

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