Parent Investors: Buying Homes vs Dorms

Welcome to the World of Parent Investors! How are parent investors created? It is simple, there are many parents across the country that are starting to realize how expensive housing their children at college is going to be. There are just as many parents that have paid for a year or two of dorm living […]

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To Be Or Not To Be A Landlord

According to Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), multifamily rent growth should level out to its long-term average performance as interest rates increase. That does not mean that investing in a multifamily property is a bad idea, it just means that the supply and demand conditions are varying by location and adjusting […]

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April 25, 2015

Why You Need A Real Estate Appraisal

Appraisals are generally used once the buyer selects the house and applies for the mortgage. Banks want to make sure the value matches the agreed sale price. But, that’s not the only use of an appraisal. We use appraisals for those difficult homes that are hard to price or to assist sellers understand what their […]

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Sold Home or the Highest Price?

There is a difference. Working with home sellers, I often hear “I just want my home sold and I want to get the highest price for it”. Well let’s talk about that for a moment. In certain segments of the market you have to turn this statement into two. The number of buyers in these […]

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April 23, 2015

Things Sellers Should Leave Behind

You have agreed on a sales price, closing date and you are moving out of your Western New York home. As you pack up remember that there are some very important things you should leave behind for the buyers of your home. You will be expected to leave the home broom clean. In addition to the […]

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April 22, 2015

Investment Properties in WNY

Investment Property Selection in Buffalo Everyone wants to invest in property and make lots of money from it. What may potential investors don’t realize is that there are more failures then there are success.   The number of great investment opportunities are limited and it is not as easy as the informercials proclaim. Investors recognize that […]

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April 21, 2015

Curb Appeal

Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it “as is” instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that add that visible first impression value without taking weeks of […]

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Social Media When Buying and Selling A Home

Let’s face it you are excited, you are getting ready to buy or sell a home. You have found the right REALTOR to represent you and you naturally want to start talking about it on Social Media. This is where I am going to stop you. Over the past few months, I have had instances […]

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April 16, 2015