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Why pricing is so important in the sale of your Buffalo home! 2

There is much discussion on how to get your Buffalo Home sold. In today’s competitive Real Estate market the price you have your Buffalo home listed at is very important to getting sold. The price you start your Buffalo home for sale at will determine how long it will take to sell your home.

Why is it that some Buffalo homes sit on the market for sale for weeks and months. Yet others sell quickly with multiple offers in a Buyer’s Market? It has everything to do with pricing your Buffalo home correctly.


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Are You Facing Foreclosure in WNY? 7

The National Association of REALTORS® has created a useful document for homeowners in “How to Avoid Foreclosure and Keep Your House” if you are in trouble it is an excellent place to start. Some of the resources cited in this document include: For immediate advice, call 888-995-HOPE To speak to […]


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Is there such a thing as Sellers Remorse? 1

I have written about Buyer’s Remorse in the past, and I was reminded of it when I read a post over on a Real Estate website about Seller’s Remorse.  Let’s talk about how quickly a home can go under contract and what that means to you the seller.   The ideal […]


Foreclosure Trickle Down 5

I came across an interesting article this morning regarding the foreclosure crisis — on how Self-storage facilities are experiencing a high number of units not paying their bills. It is an interesting to see that what is happening as a direct result of the foreclosure crisis.  Not only are buyers […]


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Is there really a best time to sell your home?

A friend of mine, Paula Henry wrote an incredible post regarding Do Homes sell in Winter? The post started me thinking about home sales in Amherst NewYork and how do they sell in the variety of seasons. History gives us some clues to how the market is going to perform. […]


And exactly why are you sitting on the fence about purchasing a Buffalo home? 1

We have been saying it since 2009 — it is a great time to purchase a home in Western New York! 2012 has been red hot with lots of multiple offers on properties.  Open houses are seeing record number of people visiting, buyers are out in full force looking to […]


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So you have a bad tenant… 5

It is easy to end up on the losing side of an eviction if you don’t meticulously adhere to the rules. Western New York has a variety of duplex, triplex and Quad homes available to investors. With that brings the need for tenants and the potential for the need to evict a bad tenant. Eviction reasons, processes, periods, and participants vary from state to state.


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Handyman Specials and Fixer uppers; are they good investments? 9

If you are the type of person who recognizes a great deal in a fixer uper, you’ll know a great deal when you see one. There are many types of homes to purchase, brand new homes all perfect is what we dream about. But some of the best homes may be less than perfect. Shriveled plants, weeds, wallpaper needing removing, peeling paint, or a cracked driveway are problems that sellers must often fix before their house goes on the market. These homes have the potential of being a great way to make money quickly on as an investor.


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 […]


Is Your Buffalo Home Noisy?

Does sound travel throughout your Buffalo home? Are you getting to know your neighbors through your walls, floors and ceilings? Are your teenagers driving you crazy with their music? Many homes have the kitchen just off the Master Bedroom and sometimes sounds just carry into your bedroom. Have you just thought you have to live with it?


How can I get my Buffalo home SOLD faster? 20

I am often asked why a home has not sold by worried sellers. Many times they it is the smallest details that ensure a successful sale of your home. The largest driving factor of your home selling quickly is pricing, and then condition. Many times sellers forget that the condition […]


Things to think about when elderly parents move in 2

When our parents become frail and we worry about them living alone, what to do is an important question facing many Western New York. Questions like: Are they able to live on their own in their current home with some assistance? Could they live on their own in a smaller […]