Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, home buyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and highlighting outdoor views give potential new owners the impression of both expanded space and […]Read More Creating Summer Buyer Attraction
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 […]Read More Parent Investors: Buying Homes vs Dorms
A newer trend sweeping the building industry is the use of wood-look tile of porcelain or ceramic tiles. While natural wood flooring is still an optimal choice for most homes, here are some reasons you may want to take a second look at wood-look or wood-grain tiles: Humidity situations: Moisture: if you live in a […]Read More Why Use Wood-Look Tile?
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 […]Read More To Be Or Not To Be A Landlord
Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online listings, contracts and the like. We do not want you to be confused, so in […]Read More Real Estate Terminology: Abatement
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 […]Read More Why You Need A Real Estate Appraisal
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 […]Read More Sold Home or the Highest Price?
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 […]Read More Things Sellers Should Leave Behind
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 […]Read More Investment Properties in WNY
“I Want to Buy a Foreclosure” If I had a nickel for every time someone said that to me, I could retire. Many home buyers today want a deal! The news media is full of stories about foreclosures and many home buyers think they would like to buy one, too! They come with stories of friends […]Read More Foreclosure is a Process, Not a Sale