Home Ownership vs. Renting

Millennial Homebuyers

Home Ownership vs. Renting Those looking for a place to rent may consider these increases in rental costs a disadvantage but if you’re in the market for a home, this may be a better time than ever. The influx in rental costs may transform renters into home buyers based on the costs and benefits owning. […]

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August 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

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

Tenant Screening

Western New York Tenant Screening Unfortunately, not all tenants will be good tenants in WNY.  Finding good tenants is always an issue for Western New York Landlords.  All too often WNY landlords can be too eager to fill their homes. It is important that you do a little investigation on your potential tenants. Whether you […]

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January 8, 2016

Becoming a Landlord

The current housing market, while picking up in most areas, has one basic problem: low supply. With many buyers choosing to keep their old home when they purchase a new home, fewer homes are on the market, driving up demand. Becoming a landlord Buyers that do not need the equity in their current property in […]

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October 9, 2015

Is Your Property Manager Licensed?

Hello Albany — we have a problem! This is something that is not new, but it is getting a little ridiculous. I am talking about Property Managers in New York State. In the past few weeks I have come across a Property Manager that tried to tell my home seller that they have a prospective […]

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Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Down Payment

Where do you turn when you think you have been discriminated against in housing? Questions regarding Fair Housing are common and often people are looking for ways to resolve situations that they are in. There is an interesting program in Western New York called HOME – Housing Opportunities Made Equal that may be able to […]

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April 14, 2015