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In many ways, Niagara County is a wonderland. Mighty Niagara Falls one of the world’s natural wonders is at it’s western doorstep. Nearly surrounded by water on three sides, the county is a Mecca for water sports. Moreover, it is surrounded on two sides by Canada, giving it the status of an international port. In the climate of free trade between Canada and the United States, this status becomes enviable.

Should I stage my Western New York home?

Should I stage my Western New York home?

Many times a staged home assists WNY Buyers to make that personal connection and help them purchase a home rather than a house. In a 2004 survey of Realtors®, almost two-thirds estimated that a staged home kept in show-to-sell condition sells for a price that is between 10% and 20% higher. You have decided to sell you Western New York home. You [Continue]

Lewiston Homes – $100,000 to $200,000

Lewiston Homes – $100,000 to $200,000

Lewiston Homes between $100,000 and $200,000 current market conditions: April 22, 2014 There are 24 active listings with an average list price of $159,289 ranging from $105,000 to $260,000 There are 6 pending/under contract sales and in the past 30 days there has been 5 closed sales with an average sold price of $132,270 spending [Continue]

It is all local when it comes to your home’s value!

It is all local when it comes to your home’s value!

Western New York home owners cannot compare their home prices to that of Long Beach CA or Chicago IL or Miami FL. Even comparing home values in Orchard Park or Depew in Erie County to Cambria or Niagara Falls in Niagara County is like comparing apples to buttons. True data can show national trends, but Real Estate is local folks! In Western [Continue]

Lewiston Homes between $400,000-500,000 Market Report

Lewiston Homes between $400,000-500,000 Market Report

Lewiston Homes for sale between $400,000 and $500,000 Market Conditions April 4, 2014 There is 1 active listings for $445,000 There are no pending/under contract sales and no closed sales in the past 30 days In 2013 there were 4 closed sale with an average sold price of $442,500 spending an average of 38 days [Continue]

Do you want your home sold or get the most for it?

Do you want your home sold or get the most for it?

Sold or Most Money for your home for sale There is a difference. Working with home sellers, I often hear “I just want my home sold and I want to get the most for it”. Well let’s talk about that for a moment. In certain segments of the market you have to turn this statement [Continue]

813 Hackney Lane Lewiston NY 14092 – $174,900

813 Hackney Lane Lewiston NY 14092 – $174,900

813 Hackney Lane Lewiston NY 14092 Don’t miss out on this great town home close to everything. This condo was designed for those that enjoy entertaining, yet enjoy the quiet of the country. Located in Niagara County community of Lewiston you can enjoy the best the area has to offer in fine dining, entertainment and [Continue]

Lewiston Real Estate Market Report

Lewiston Real Estate Market Report

Current Real Estate Market Conditions for Lewiston NY March 23, 2014 There are 55 active listings with an average list price of $69,900 ranging from $52,900 to $1,000,000 There are 18 pending/under contract sales and in the past thirty days there has been 9 closed sales with an average of sold price of $162,600 spending [Continue]

Barbara Corcoran Home Staging Advice

Barbara Corcoran Home Staging Advice

I love the advice that Barbara Corcoran has for home sellers! I am part of her network of REALTORS around the country and I thought I would share her helpful tips for staging your home. Home Staging Advice by Barbara Corcoran For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western [Continue]

Lewiston Homes over $500,000

Lewiston Homes over $500,000

Lewiston is the kind of community that appeals to a lot of people with the quaint shops on Center Street, the beauty of the waterfront and the electric mix of the arts draws people to the area.   Lewiston is tucked just north of Niagara Falls in Niagara County rich in history and a great community [Continue]

When your design choices get in the way of potential buyers

When your design choices get in the way of potential buyers

Decorating vs. Staging Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? Decorating is what you do for yourself. If you think back to when you purchased your home, you might remember the state the home was in when you purchased it. Chance are it was a far cry from what you have right [Continue]

Why you should pre-qualify for a mortgage before you start your WNY home search!

Why you should pre-qualify for a mortgage before you start your WNY home search!

Mortgage Pre-approval Advantages Knowledge — You will know exactly how much you can afford before you start home shopping. Competitive advantage — Sellers and real estate agents will consider you a serious buyer. Speeds time to closing — Since you are preapproved you can move into your dream home much faster! Know Exactly How [Continue]

It happens… We may not be able to sell your home!

It happens…     We may not be able to sell your home!

Last night there was a collective sigh of relief by Realtors around the country. These Realtors had a problem listing expire, and they couldn’t be happier. Every day homes expire without selling, often the Home Seller blames the Realtor that represented them. It is always easier to blame someone else for our own failings. Some [Continue]

Lewiston Homes between $300,000 and $400,000

Lewiston Homes between $300,000 and $400,000

Current Market conditions for Lewiston homes between $300,000 and $400,000 March 2, 2014 There are 4 active listings in this price range in Lewiston with an average list price of $364,575 ranging from $324,900 to $396,700 There are 1 pending/under contract sales and 2 closed sales in the past 30 days with an average sold [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]

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