The moving experience from the eyes of the kids

When buying a new home usually it is the adults that make all the decisions. But are we really making the best decisions for our children? Home buying can be traumatic for the kids. From a Kid’s standpoint these are the most important aspects of is a house good enough […]

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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 […]

Five Biggest Real Estate Myths 8

discussing the Five Biggest Real Estate Myths. This is something that I think both Buyers and Sellers need to watch. I am always asked “Is this a good time to sell?” or “Should I purchase a home in WNY now?” Those are loaded questions folks. You cannot answer them generally. […]

Fair Housing Rules Affect WNY Buyers 6

What a New York Realtor; cannot tell you about a neighborhood might surprise you. We recognize that the purchase of your Western New York home is a huge life altering decision and you want to make sure that you have not only the perfect home, but also that have all the facts you need to make that decision.

Preventing Costly Home Selling Mistakes 13

By not thinking objectively, important time is lost, money can be lost and so much more. To prevent this from happening to you, don’t make the three biggest mistakes when listing your Western New York home for sale. When selling your home it should be treated as any other transaction.

It should be made without emotional involvement, but many times WNY Sellers use their hearts instead of their heads when making such an important decision as listing their home for sale. So you are probably wondering what are the three of biggest mistakes that we see Buffalo Real Estate Sellers make.

Are you making them?

Stress Reduction Basics for Home Buyers 5

They say that searching for a dream home can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Searching with your spouse, it can be compounded by different expectations.  When you start your home search it is important to clearly define what you can afford and what you […]

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Five Reasons Your Home is For Sale and not SOLD! 5

Does this sound familiar? You are sitting at your kitchen table wondering why your Buffalo home has not sold in the past 6 months. You are ready to move on, you found the perfect home but you cannot make an offer until you sell yours. Read Also: It is all […]

Selling your WNY Home? 1

Congratulations! You have come to the right place on the Internet!

You are going to be moving to another chapter in your life. Perhaps you are downsizing because the kids have grown and moved away, or you are just starting your family and your current home is too small. Perhaps you are relocating for a new job. No matter the reason, you will have lots of questions about the Real Estate Market and how to go about sellling your Western New York home.

We have the Real Estate Answers you seek! Even if you Are You Facing Foreclosure in WNY there are resources here for you!


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 […]

How safe is that neighborhood? 2

The City of Buffalo and Niagara County Sheriff are participating in the website Crime Reports. The only crime that they are not reporting to the site is drug related crimes. So often I have buyers who want to know about the crimes in the area. Unfortunately I cannot tell you directly, but with this site, it will give you a great resource!

Sorry, at this time only the City of Buffalo is participating in Crime Reports. Perhaps the rest of the Western New York community police departments will take part in the future.


Real Estate and your pending divorce… 11

Divorce and Real Estate Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of painful decisions that need to be made. These decisions are important and they can have long ranging effects on both partners financial future. After making the decision to divorce, the most important decision is what to […]

Real Estate Explained | Home Owners Insurance 3

Once you sign the sales contract there are many details that have to happen.   One such detail on your closing checklist is obtain Home Owner’s Insurance. What good is a sizable nest egg if it’s left unprotected? To make sure your assets are properly covered, you need to consult someone […]

Moving Tips 2

Buying or selling your Western New York home means that you will have to move at some point. Here are a few things that you can do to make the process less daunting…

77 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value 3

Real estate is all about leverage and details. Whether you’re buying to flip, or just want to increase the return on the asset you live in, these tips can help you get top dollar for a house when you sell it. Here is a list of things you can do […]

How to have a Successful Garage Sale in Western New York 6

You don’t have to be a Yard Sale Queen to have a successful Garage Sale in Western New York. And with National Garage Sale Day coming up on August 10th it is a great time to start thinking about having a Garage Sale. There are a few things that you do in preparing for a Garage Sale that will make your life a lot easier.

What is a Real Estate Appraisal? 6

Why have an Appraisal? Appraisals are generally used once the buyer selects the house, applies for the mortgage. Banks want to make sure that the value matches the agreed sales price. That is not the only use of an appraisal. We use appraisals for those difficult homes that are hard […]

Buy now in Buffalo New York? 6

Just because the press is reporting all the negatives, there is a lot of positive things happening in Real Estate in WNY. So with the news media full of stories of how bad the Real Estate market is, how do you know it might be the perfect time to purchase a home in Western New York? Don’t forget that the purchase of a home is not any investment, it is where you are going to live.


Buyer’s Market Version – How to get a great Real Estate Deal in Western New York! 17

I hear it on a regular basis from Western New York Buyers: “I want a Great Real Estate deal!”

Makes you think of the popular TV game show “Let’s Make A Deal!” There sometimes you get a flashy sports car, and sometimes you left with his and her bicycles or worse.

Much like the For Sale by Owners, WNY Buyers that try to go it alone without the assistance of a Realtor have a difficult time.

It is a Buyers Market and the buyers have visions of purchasing Champagne homes on Beer Budgets. It is happening across the country Realtors are hearing from potential buyers. “Can you get me a great Real Estate deal?” Western New York Buyers are no different.

“I want a deal!” I hear it all of the time. But I have something for you to think about…

Do you deserve a Deal?

Photography of your home 2

As a homeowner you may not be thinking of selling your home at this time. But you might in the future. And at that time it might not be so pretty or it could even be more spectacular than it is now. Try and take photographs of the exterior of your home in the variety of seasons so when the time does come you have a great photograph for your Realtor to use.

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Home Inspection Reports

Home Inspection Reports Explained In the early years of the Home Inspection Industry, Home Inspection Reports consisted of a simple checklist or a one or two-page narrative report. In the inspection business, descriptive phrases are called “narratives”. Read Also: Finding a Home Inspector Both checklist and narrative reports are still […]