What Gen Y Looks For In A Home

If you’ve lived in your home for some time, you notice when the neighborhood around you is changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time to sell, you wonder what was so appealing about the house down the street to the young couple that just moved in. The first thing you […]

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November 27, 2016

What About That Vacant House?

We often talk about the Real Estate market and the inventory is the homes that are for sale. But let’s talk about the inventory that  really isn’t inventory; yet. What sits waiting and what exactly are they waiting for? Out showing properties to a client of mine this evening, we discussed a problem that many […]

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Hidden Costs of Buying a Foreclosure

While the housing market in most places has improved and the number of foreclosed homes on the market has decreased, buying a foreclosure will always be a possibility. Popular television show on house “flipping” and investment real estate have given many buyers sometimes unrealistic ideas of what buying a foreclosed home entails. Here are some myths and truths […]

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November 22, 2016

Homeowners Insurance

Once you sign the sales contract there are many details that have to happen.   One such detail on your closing checklist is obtain Homeowner’s Insurance. What good is a sizable nest egg if it’s left unprotected? To make sure your assets are properly covered, you need to consult someone who’s knowledgeable about the ever-changing world […]

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November 21, 2016

Overcoming Buyer Objections

First impressions matter. Where do you think that impression is made? On the Internet, at the curb and actually walking through the home are where those impressions are made. Both positive and negative impressions can happen.

It is in your best interest that positive impressions happen. You might never have a second chance. The most important thing is the presentation of your WNY home for sale to potential Home Buyers. One way to over come Buyers potential objections is to stage your home and have it in perfect condition for each showing. Many home owners turn to professionals to Stage Their Homes.

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November 19, 2016

Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades

What are Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades going to look like?  A recent display at the Saloni design fair in Milan, Italy, featured parts of Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaboration between IKEA, the IDEO design firm and Swedish design students. Their exhibit showcases concepts from tables that double as computers and cooktops to food storage appliances that […]

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November 19, 2016

Do You Know The Magic Three Words in WNY Real Estate?

If you are thinking that the three magic words in Real Estate are Location! Location! Location! You would be wrong. In today’s highly competitive Real Estate market it is PRICE! PRICE! PRICE!   That is not to say that location is not important, it just means that homes priced correctly are selling quickly and in many […]

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November 18, 2016

Moving Experience From The Eyes of the Kids

When buying a new home usually it is the adults that make all the decisions. But are we really making the best decisions for our children? Home buying can be traumatic for the kids. From a kid standpoint these are the most important aspects: What are the neighbors like? Are there kids in the neighborhood to […]

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November 18, 2016

DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or you’ve just moved into your home and want to tackle some of the changes you have in mind to make it your own … knowing which items to do your self and which need a professional licensed contractor can save you from costly mistakes. If you are […]

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November 16, 2016

When Interest Rates Go Up

The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter where you are in the market, whether you’re buying or selling, or just saving up a downpayment, interest rates can inversely affect your transactions. Here are some ways […]

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November 8, 2016