5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

Realtor.com has predicted that 2017 will be a hot year for millennials in the real estate market. Millennials are beginning to reach those milestones in life that drive people to buy a home – specifically, getting married and having kids. If you’re a young adult preparing to buy your first home, here are five tips […]

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April 25, 2017

Final Walk Through Checklist

Congratulations! It is time for that final walk through of your new Western New York home. Up until now it has been a whirlwind of activity–contract negotiations, home inspection, attorney review, mortgage approval. This is your final step before signing all of the papers to make this Western New York house your home. You are […]

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Being Credit Smart with Your Home

The housing market, and what it means for your home, is definitely a hot topic of late. No matter where you turn, you can catch an “expert” discussing historical growth, the housing “bubble,” or market scarcity and options for buying and selling your home. Despite other significant issues that could impact consumer spending, Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae […]

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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

What should I check during the final walk-through?

Congratulations; it is time for the final walk-through of your new home! The process leading up to this point has been a whirlwind of activity, including mortgage approval, contract negotiations, a home inspection, and attorney review. This is the final step before you sign the papers to make this house your home. You are excited, […]

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Your Courtship Of Your Next Home

Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like courtship – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your relationship with a new house to crash and burn, you need to […]

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October 19, 2016

Buying with Reselling in Mind

Buying with reselling in mind is not a common idea.   Many home buyers are just happy to purchase their first home, so they do not think about this.   The first time you purchase a home doesn’t mean it is a forever home.   After a couple of years you may out grow the home you are […]

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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