Trees to assist in your heating and air conditioning bill The biggest and most energy efficient air conditioner and heat assistant is a tree. A tree provides windbreaks and can keep it cooler in the summer and make it easier to heat in the winter. A little care taken in […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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?
Is your Electrical Panel Safe? One of the most common red flags in in home inspection in WNY is the house has a Federal Pacific Electrical Panel. If you are thinking of selling your home you may want to have an Licensed Electrician take a look at your panel and […]
It may seem like an impossible task to create a beautiful garden on a shady balcony. Not only are a you dealing with a small space, buy you also have to contend with the lack of sun and cool temperatures caused from the shade. If you have a shady balcony, […]
Installing mulch in your flower beds is a great gardening habit to get into. Mulch suppresses weed growth, helps soil retain moisture and keeps soil cool in hot weather. In colder climates mulch protects plant roots from the cold and helps prevent frost-heaving, whereby plants are pushed out of the […]
Everyone is wondering if they should do certain home improvements to the Western New York home before they list it for sale. Not all home improvements are always the smartest or best use of your time and money. There are so many factors that go into is this the decision […]
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 […]
Checking System Saves Money The majority of the energy used by a household goes to heating and cooling the place where the occupants reside. It is estimated to be 56% to be exact which is a lot when one considers all the lighting and other electrical uses along with all […]
How can I make more home more attractive — for me? Although the outside world can seem pretty gloomy these days, Western New York can still be haven for their homeowners, and it doesn’t have to cost plenty of money to lift their spirits. Move the furniture around. Sometimes all […]
Around the country there are municipalities are taking a hard look at the listings that are selling on the MLS. They are looking for improvements that may not have been permitted and going after the current home owners. Please be advised that some municipalities are enforcing permitted habitable space codes. […]