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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]

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]

Newfane Real Estate Market Report

Newfane Real Estate Market Report

Newfane Real Estate Market Conditions April 7, 2014 There are 42 active homes for sale with an average list price of $117,152 ranging from $16,900 to $449,900 There are currently 22 pending/under contract sales and in the past 30 days there has been 3 closed sales with an average sold price of $83,840 spending 180 [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]

Barbara Corcoran Advice to sell your home

Barbara Corcoran Advice to sell your home

Great advice for home sellers! Great advice about listing after Superbowl Sunday! Nothing traditionally happens until after the Superbowl. When you do place your home on the market, remember pricing is the most important thing! Try to get on the market 10-15% below the current competition on the market. Get an inspection before for you [Continue]

Making Sure You Meet the Criteria for a Home Loan

Making Sure You Meet the Criteria for a Home Loan

Mortgage rates Mortgage rates are expected to stay below 5 percent for the remaining part of 2012. This is basically a continuation of what we saw in 2011. Average rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage remained below 5 percent the previous year. Though for the last four months of 2011, the rates hovered in the [Continue]

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

WNY Winter Driving Tips Driving in the snow is a reality here in Western New York.   If you have just moved to Western New York and this is your first winter, the first thing you need to learn how to drive in the snow.   Learning How to Drive in the Snow is very important for [Continue]

Clean and Seal Your Deck in Time for Summer

Clean and Seal Your Deck in Time for Summer

Having a deck on your home not only adds more living space for you and your family, but it allows you to enjoy the outdoors during the warm weather months.  Be sure your deck lasts for years to come by properly cleaning and maintaining it.  By following the steps outlined below, your deck will be [Continue]

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Colder Weather

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Colder Weather

Fall is nearly here, and now is the time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder months ahead.  Regardless of whether or not you live in a climate that dips below freezing, it’s still important to make sure you’re prepared for the coming season.  Here are some great tips to get your [Continue]

VA Mortgage Basics

VA Mortgage Basics

What is a VA Mortgage? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guarantees loans to help qualified veterans, reservists, and active-duty service members to finance their homes. Refinance or Purchase. The VA loan allows veterans 100% financing without private mortgage. A VA funding fee of 0 to 3.3% of the loan amount is paid to the [Continue]

Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

  And exactly why are you sitting on the fence about purchasing a Buffalo home? Before you start looking for your first home you should realize this can be a stressful endeavor that can try your patience.  Knowing what you are in store for can be helpful and make the search for your home result [Continue]

Stop worring about your home value!

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 long as you are not [Continue]

Newspaper advertising and your home for sale

Newspaper advertising and your home for sale

Times are changing and so are the ways that buyers are searching for a home in Western New York. The newspaper at one point in time was the most efficient way to get your home in front of a buyer. That was then, this is now. Today, the Internet is the most efficent manner of getting a home in front of potential Western New York buyers. [Continue]

Kitchen Island Design Trends

Kitchen Island Design Trends

No kitchen is complete without an interior island. Unlike old-fashioned models, these brand new ones are smaller and much more practical. Mick De Giulio who wrote the article “Kitchen Centric” and who works at De Giulio kitchen design says that building an island is like having a social center in your house. People will always [Continue]

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