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Why Use A Realtor® for your Buffalo Home Purchase?

Why Use A Realtor® for your Buffalo Home Purchase?

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 National Association of Realtors® can [Continue]

Curb Appeal — Fixes do not have to be expensive!

Curb Appeal — Fixes do not have to be expensive!

TODAY real estate contributor Barbara Corcoran reveals how your house can make the best first impression with only a few cosmetic touch-ups that provide needed curb appeal. Some great advice for home sellers… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) [Continue]

Open Houses don’t sell houses!

Open Houses don’t sell houses!

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 [Continue]

Bad Appraisals

Bad Appraisals

TODAY’s real estate expert Barbara Corcoran explains how low home appraisals are causing frustration and disappointment for buyers and sellers and she offers advice about how to avoid them. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of [Continue]

Comparables – What are they and why you should care!

Comparables – What are they and why you should care!

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 don’t, you may be caught [Continue]

NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation Grants

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 [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]

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

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

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 an appraiser and this is [Continue]

Buffalo Home Safety | Changing Your Locks

Buffalo Home Safety | Changing Your Locks

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. [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]

Getting Mortgage Pre-approval

Getting Mortgage Pre-approval

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 you have been conditionally [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]

Outdoor Fireplaces a Backyard Focal Point

Outdoor Fireplaces a Backyard Focal Point

Eye catching Feature Can Remake a Yard Backyard fireplaces come in so many styles that they can reflect the homeowner’s personality to a tee no matter what kind of character they may be.  An outdoor fireplace can be coy, ostentatious, practical, or outrageous: it is totally up to the homeowner to decide.  Backyard fireplaces have [Continue]

Helpful information regarding the STAR Exemption

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: Current Drivers [Continue]

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