What Makes WNY Special?

People often ask what makes WNY so special. It is not any one thing; it’s a combination of the people, lifestyle, recreational opportunities, and cultural activities Attractions and cultural opportunities Western New York is home to a wide range of attractions and cultural opportunities, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical […]

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Boomers and Millennials Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year. Conventional wisdom says that Spring and early Summer are the only times to sell a home. But, even though families typically move in late Spring and early Summer, […]

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September 28, 2016

Home Buyer Pet Peeves

Selling your home can be a stressful and challenging process. Why would you want to make it doubly so by irritating potential buyers? Here’s what you want to avoid when putting your home on the market. Not being prepared In today’s housing market, if you want your home to show well you need to be […]

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September 27, 2016

Reducing Moving Stress

Moving from your home can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. There are two keys to not being stressed: planning and organization. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan. If you are selling your home, you […]

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September 27, 2016

Keeping Your House Show Ready

Having your house on the market while you’re living in it can be a stressful time. You still have to live. The dog still puts muddy prints on your freshly mopped floor. The kids still race down the hallway bumping into your freshly painted walls. Construction down the way still lays that fine layer of […]

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September 27, 2016

Decorating Your New Home

You just purchased your home, and now you want to decorate your home to reflect your personality.  Well don’t think that you have to purchase everything retail.  There are some great resources you can use to find small details to make your house a home. Flea Markets are another interesting place to find some decorator […]

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September 26, 2016

Avant Luxury Condos

Avant Luxury Condos A new concept of luxury living in Buffalo NY is at hand and a select few in Buffalo will be able to call the Avant home. I recently had the opportunity to visit this most impressive luxury building again. Pricing range from $440,000 to $1,300,000 and all units have spectacular views of […]

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Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready?  Are You Ready to Buy a Home? Home ownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids are gone. The right […]

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September 25, 2016

Happy Neighborhood, Happy Home

Having a good relationship with your neighbors can have a big impact on how happy you are in your home. If you get along and have an easy rapport, it can truly add to your good feelings. On the other hand, if your interactions with neighbors are tense or negative, it can make you uneasy […]

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September 25, 2016

How to Fix Your Credit Score

If you’re gearing up to buy a house, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to check your credit score. That number is going to help determine how much interest you’ll pay on your mortgage – or whether you’ll qualify at all. By checking your credit score early, you’ll have […]

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September 24, 2016