Loan Options with Low Downpayments

U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is decreasing. This also means that prices likely will increase. If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, now might be the time even if you haven’t […]

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November 25, 2014

Real Estate in WNY During Snowvember

Living in Western New York we have to deal with snow.  I am impressed with the coverage on media and have to say that Mark Poloncarz has done a great job communicating with the residents of Erie County.  Stay home.   If you are out and about, you are making the efforts more difficult to those […]

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November 20, 2014

Prepare 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 […]

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November 17, 2014

Moving During Holiday Season

Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan the move to your new house. Although moving during the holiday season is not ideal, it can work to your advantage! If you have young children, you’ll want […]

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November 16, 2014

Realtor Promises

Buy a Home

“BUY THIS HOME AND WE’LL BUY YOURS!!” REALTOR Promises.  Recently I had a conversation with a home seller that their home is expiring with a REALTOR that made this promise.   They have been on the market for a long time with little showings and no real feedback as to why their home has not sold.   […]

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November 15, 2014

Mortgage Qualifications for Self-Employed

During the past several years, as folks struggled to survive the economic downturn and job loss, many smart people turned to entrepreneurship. In fact, working for yourself, either part-time or as your full-time gig is the reality for millions of Americans. Additionally, many companies turned to hiring freelance or contract labor (1099 status) rather than […]

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November 14, 2014

New or Pre-Owned Home?

A new or pre-owned home?  That is the questions.  Which is better for you?  Some home buyers want nothing but a brand-new home with pristine appliances, sparkling bathtubs and stickers still on the windows. Others look for established homes in neighborhoods with mature landscaping, developed infrastructure and character. Both options carry advantages and disadvantages, so […]

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November 3, 2014

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