It’s the end of the year. You’re already thinking ahead to the spring. You have tons of plans for home improvements. So why bring this up now? December is the perfect time to make some money moves to improve your bottom line and get your home ready for the New Year. Property Taxes Most property […]Read More End of the Year Money-Wise Moves
Amidst the excitement of moving to a new home is a lot of stress for families with younger children. Often they don’t understand what is happening. That can make them feel powerless and afraid. Here are some ideas for turning those stressors into an adventure for your little ones. Involve children in decisions House-hunting with […]Read More Moving to a New Home with Kids
The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded downpayment. In fact, may couples believe that between living expenses and school loans, they’ll never be able to save up enough for a downpayment on a house or even a condominium. If making the move from renting to owning is a priority for […]Read More Hack Your Downpayment
The Economic Development website for the Buffalo Niagara area called Explore Buffalo Niagara is a great resource to Businesses thinking of relocating to the Buffalo Niagara Region of New York. Recently I discovered it and in it had a great list of reasons why Businesses should consider relocating to the Western New York area.Read More Eight Reasons to Move Your Business to Western New York
So where is The Best Place to Raise a Family? We all have our own idea of the perfect place to raise a family. We want our kids to grow up with all the opportunities available to them. That might mean a large backyard or nearby parks, great schools, sports facilities, museums or libraries. You […]Read More The Best Place to Raise a Family
Are there pros to living in a small home? A new home represents the largest investment for many people in their lives. Western New Yorkers are conservative in nature and many times they stay in the home longer than the national average of 3-5 years. Last year I was involved with more than one sale […]Read More Pros To Living In A Small Home?
The Tifft Nature Preserve covers 264 acres in the City of Buffalo, New York. The parkland was created in 1972 from land that the city originally purchased in connection with establishing a landfill. The local citizenry understood the ecological importance of the site and lobbied city legislators to work on preserving the land. Sihnce the […]Read More Tifft Nature Preserve
Isn’t that sacrilegious or something? Despite evidence to the contrary, new homebuyers continue to believe that buying a home is the same type of investment as stocks, bonds, CDs and their 401K. If the housing boom taught us anything, it is that the purchase of the house you plan to live in should not be […]Read More Don’t Think of Your Home as an Investment
Originally called French Provincial, Country French Style evokes the casual simplicity and rustic elements of a country home in the South of France. By paying tribute the region’s sunny, warm landscape, Country French style adds cheerful vitality to a home’s design. Typical elements in a Country French style home include high-pitched hipped rooflines, symmetrical multi-paned, […]Read More Country French Style
Just ahead of the housing bubble, flipping houses was an investor pass-time. As home prices started to rise, many would-be real estate moguls bought houses to flip hoping that the prices would increase enough in a six-month period for them to make a profit. The concept spawned reality TV shows like Flip This House and […]Read More Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea?