Improve Your Credit Score

It’s a good idea to start working on improving your credit score several months before applying for a big loan, whether you’re buying a house, refinancing or buying a car. Boosting your score could help you qualify for a lower loan rate as well as save you thousands of dollars over the life of the […]

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March 29, 2016

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Now that spring is in the air, you probably want to open your windows to welcome it in. Unfortunately, they likely have a layer of grime, left over from the winter season, on them. You know what that means: it’s time for some spring cleaning. Yes, getting your home ready for spring can be a […]

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March 28, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Americans of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to visit Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site in Buffalo, New York, the site of one of the country’s most important events of the 20th century. It was 1901. The Spanish-American War had ended recently. The Western Hemisphere was a burgeoning region intent on making its mark on the […]

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March 28, 2016

What to Offer?

Congratulations! You found a home that you want to purchase! After all that searching on the Internet, going to Open Houses and all this time together looking and we have found the house of your dreams. Now how do we make it your home? What to Offer on a Home What you offer on a home is dependent […]

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March 27, 2016

Renting a WNY Home For Sale

Renting a WNY Home For Sale Many prospective renters do not consider renting a home that is up for sale, and these houses remain empty, even when the owners are facing financial difficulties.  So if you want to rent, look at a home for sale that is also being offered for rent. It is highly likely […]

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March 27, 2016

Pre-Qualify for a Mortgage Before Searching

Millennial Homebuyers

Mortgage Pre-Approval Advantages Knowledge — You will know exactly how much you can afford before you start home shopping. Competitive advantage — Sellers and real estate agents will consider you a serious buyer. Speeds time to closing — Since you are preapproved you can move into your dream home much faster! Know Exactly How Much […]

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Spring Cleaning

Now that the weather is finally warmer and spring really seems to be here, it’s time to tackle some of those nasty cleaning jobs you’ve been putting off. If you’re planning to put your house on the market, or getting ready to leave a rental for your newly-purchased home, take these projects on now. Don’t […]

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March 25, 2016

Bad Tenant?

It is easy to end up on the losing side of an eviction if you don’t meticulously adhere to the rules. Western New York has a variety of duplex, triplex and Quad homes available to investors. With that brings the need for tenants and the potential for the need to evict a bad tenant. Eviction reasons, processes, periods, and participants vary from state to state.

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March 25, 2016

Should I Sell As-Is?

One of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling “as-is” (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Should you do it? Well…that depends on your market and how badly your home needs fixing, […]

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March 24, 2016