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Both Buyers and Sellers will find helpful information regarding home improvements for their Western New York homes.

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]

Western New York Home Improvements Worth Doing…

Western New York Home Improvements Worth Doing…

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 to improve your Western New [Continue]

Handyman Specials and Fixer uppers; are they good investments?

Handyman Specials and Fixer uppers; are they good investments?

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 [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]

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]

How to make glass sparkle before your home showing

How to make glass sparkle before your home showing

I am a big fan of Martha Stewart. She always has a tip or two that I can use for my home. But some of the best house cleaning tips and tricks don’t come from her. One of the best tips I have ever gotten about house keeping chore — Came from Ace Hardware on [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]

Incorporating a Home Office in your Buffalo Home

Incorporating a Home Office in your Buffalo Home

The world has changes significantly over the past twenty years. There are new ways to do business. No longer does one go to an office to work. Many Buffalonians are working from home. Across the USA this is a popular work solution for many business people. There are many Buffalo residents that are joining the [Continue]

Replacement Windows in your WNY homes future?

Replacement Windows in your WNY homes future?

Are you thinking about Replacement Windows in your WNY home? Here are some quick facts for any consumer thinking about purchasing and installing replacement windows. At first glance they seem to be simple pieces of glass placed in the wall, but closer attention will bring to light important details. [Continue]

How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

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 the energy expended by the [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]

What every homeowner needs to know about Lock Bumping

What every homeowner needs to know about Lock Bumping

According to Wikipedia Lock Bumping is: Lock bumping is a lock picking technique for opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially-crafted bump key. One bump key will work for all locks of the same type. You have changed the locks on your property, does that mean that the property will never be broken into? [Continue]

Do you have a Federal Pacific Electrical Panel?

Do you have a Federal Pacific Electrical Panel?

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 evaluate if you need to [Continue]

The American Saftey Standard gets a Facelift!

The American Saftey Standard gets a Facelift!

A Facelift to an American Safety Standard As we all know in Western New York, the safety standard that we have all come to rely on is the good ole deadbolt. The deadbolt has been around for decades and is a standard feature in all single and multi-family dwellings, dorm rooms, hotels  even RV’s. The [Continue]

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