Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and sometimes its seems the end is never in sight. But if you go into the […]Read More Understanding the Stages of Remodeling
Buying a home can be a complicated process, even for those who have gone through it before. Make the experience as painless: don’t sabotage yourself. Be prepared and avoid these common mistakes. Not checking your credit report Maybe you’ve been daydreaming about a new home, doing some online browsing, and mentally preparing yourself for the search. […]Read More Don’t Make these Mistakes When Buying a Home
If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be something you find confusing. Although it can […]Read More What Is Escrow?
Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square foot condo? Is your son begging you for a pet boa constrictor, but you’re just […]Read More Great Pets for Small Homes
Dogs barking, car alarms shrieking, helicopters buzzing overhead, sirens blaring – sometimes the world just outside your home is a noisy place. Couple that with the various noises that come from within your house, and you’ve got a potential sound problem on your hands. While you can’t silence every disturbance (sometimes you just have to […]Read More Quiet Your Noisy 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 and how do they sell in the variety of seasons. History gives us some clues to how the market is going to perform. In Western New York, something to […]Read More Best Time To Sell Your Home?
Even though you may love your neighbors, sometimes you just want to step outside for a little fresh air without having a conversation. With lots becoming smaller and the houses that sit upon them bigger, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a sense of privacy in your own backyard. If you’re hoping to find some […]Read More Create Privacy in Your Yard
Home Options Increase After 55 Have you found that your home no longer suits your needs and lifestyle? Perhaps your family size has changed or you recently retired and are seeking something new. If you are in the 55 and over age bracket, you may find yourself in the market for a new home, whether […]Read More Home Options Increase After 55
If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need. This type of loan allows you to roll renovation costs into your mortgage so that you’re only dealing with one loan instead of several. This type of financing is backed by the […]Read More What is a 203k Loan?
If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of buying and selling a home at the same time. While it may certainly be easier to buy a new home, move and […]Read More Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time