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Getting Mortgage Pre-approval 2

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage     So you’ve decided to buy a place of your own. Congratulations! It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. But before you start your search, there’s an important step you should take – get pre-approved. A pre-approval indicates that […]

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Open Houses don’t sell houses! 16

Well Let’s talk about how we approach to having an Open House. Expect that an Open House won’t sell your home. But some homes are sold through an Open House. An Open House is our opportunity to meet potential Buyers and start the home buying process with them. It might sell another home we have, and an open house we have elsewhere may just sell yours. There are no guarantees.

What Happens if my House Doesn’t Appraise for the Full Price? 1

Congratulations! You just got a better than full price offer on your home for sale after having multiple offers. You have gotten through Attorney Review and Home Inspection and the buyer is getting their mortgage approval. Everything is moving smoothly or so you think. The buyer’s mortgage company sends out […]

Buffalo Home Safety | Changing Your Locks 2

In all the excitement of searching for a home, getting the sale approved, your home inspected, and all the associated excitement of getting ready to move into your new Buffalo area home. The first thing after you leave the closing you need to change the locks.

Comparables – What are they and why you should care! 1

This has been a week of lots of comparing of homes for sale for our team. We have been dealing them for both buyers and sellers. You might not think that Comparable Sales (comps) are all that important, but you really need to pay attention to them. Because if you […]


WNY Foreclosure Properties List 9

Looking to Purchase a Foreclosure? Every WNY foreclosure is a tragedy and an opportunity. A Western New York property enters foreclosure when the original mortgage holder can no longer pay or settle a debt to the lending institution. The property then enters foreclosure, with the lender taking full possession of […]

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What is a HUD Home? 1

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 […]

Should I List in the Winter Months or Wait Until Spring?

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 […]


Do you have questions about WNY Real Estate? 1

Real Estate can be confusing for even the most experienced Real Estate Investor. So just imagine how hard it can be for home buyers and sellers! This site is dedicated to assisting you in making those important Real Estate decisions.

Excellent reasons to not purchase a Home 19

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.

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NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation Grants

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. […]

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 important thing is the presentation of your WNY home for sale to potential Home Buyers. One way to over come Buyers potential objections is to stage your home and have it in perfect condition for each showing. Many home owners turn to professionals to Stage Their Homes.

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Showing a home isn’t always as easy as it sounds… 2

Let’s talk about showings for your home for sale. I am frustrated with the lack of professionalism by some Realtors. Not all, just a few. And I am not the only one who is frustrated. I am sure that it is the behavior of these agents that give those of […]