Sell Your Own Home?

If you are selling your home by yourself you may not be aware of many aspects the sale of your home that a Realtor® takes care of at the time of listing. Eventually you are going to have to answer these questions. Isn’t it better if you answer them before you get asked by a […]

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September 28, 2015

Deciding To Sell Your Home By Yourself

There are many factors that go into marketing, showing, and successfully completing a Real Estate transaction in Western New York that you may not be familiar with. If you act on your own you will eventually discover the process is involved and full of potential pitfalls. It might be best to investigate the questions and answers before you commit to the journey.

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Downsizing To a Condo

A condominium can be a great choice if you are considering downsizing your home. There are special rules that apply to condos, though, so be sure you know exactly what they are before you buy your condo. A good real estate agent should be able to show you the rules before you get too deep […]

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September 25, 2015


Fall Leaves and Your Home

This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility of damage to their landscaping, their home and their relationships. Leaves and lawn-care If you’re new to home […]

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September 22, 2015

Winterizing Your Vacant Home

Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home put up for sale, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while it’s empty and saves you money both now and later. Make a list Decide what needs to be done and make a list to check off as you do it. Be […]

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September 21, 2015

How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?

When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to “What can I do to increase my home’s value or get a better selling price?” is difficult to answer because each home […]

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September 20, 2015

Valuation of Property: Definations

Valuation of Property In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home’s valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same amount, so it is easy to confuse them when considering buying a home, obtaining a mortgage and contemplating ongoing costs […]

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September 19, 2015

Should I Buy a Foreclosed House?

The media is full of reports about the deals a buyer can get on a foreclosed house, and these reports have made many buyers think that a foreclosed house could be the perfect option and a chance for a good deal. As a result of the housing bubble and resulting financial instability, many communities have a high […]

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September 18, 2015

What is Live-Work Space?

Many buildings tout themselves as live-work spaces, but live-work designations are not all equal. For example, a primarily residential building that has no restriction on working from home can be called a live-work space but it is hardly comparable to a building that allows you to have employee, walk-in customers or clients, public access parking, […]

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September 18, 2015

What is a Home Inspection?

Home Inspection Basics To some Buffalo home buyers they feel that the home inspection process is a big mystery. Home Inspection does not have to be a mystery!  As a home buyer, you just need to know what to expect from the home inspection. The purpose of a home inspection is to make sure there […]

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September 17, 2015