11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By educating yourself before you dive into the market, you’ll gain peace of mind and might even save […]

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April 2, 2017

Holiday Travel Tips

It is the holiday season and car trips (and plane trips too) and tis the season of traveling with antsy children. It doesn’t matter if you are just going twenty minutes or spending several hours heading to Rochester or Elmira traveling with kids can be stressful. It seems that “Are we there yet?” has been issued already more times than your nerves can handle.

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December 14, 2016

Is This Neighborhood Headed Up or Down?

When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood is headed up? Or, if it’s on its way down? Of course, the first consideration might be financial: Are the home prices going up but still affordable? Are […]

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August 31, 2016

Selling Your Home By Yourself?

If you are reading this, more than likely you are looking for some answers. Give me a call at (716) 650-0051 today and we can go over these questions together and see if you can get a SOLD sign on your home. If you would like a free Comparative Market Analysis, it would be my pleasure to deliver one to you free of charge.

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Curb Appeal for Condo Sellers

You know curb appeal is important to buyers of single-family homes, but you are selling a condominium in a large building full of similar units. How do you make yours stand out? Here are a few tips for creating that positive first impression that will make your home memorable: Make sure the entry way is […]

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Selling Your Home “As-Is”

Thinking about selling your home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You’re in luck! These days, many homes are being sold “as-is” due to an ever-increasing lack of inventory. An “as-is” home sale proposition releases home sellers from liabilities and repairs stemming from the home’s condition post-sale. […]

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Real Estate Terminology: Abatement

Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online listings, contracts and the like. We do not want you to be confused, so in […]

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April 25, 2016

What is Absorption Rate?

How is the difference between a “sellers market” and “buyers market” known? It can be confusing at times, but it is really simple. There is a way that we can see what is happening in the market and determine if we are in a buyers or sellers market. How we determine the difference is by Absorption Rate. This simple concept is often misunderstood regarding this fundamental measure of market conditions.

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Adventures on the MLS

In the Real Estate Industry we have this tool called the MLS. The MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service.   All members of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors have access to this tool.  We hope that each member takes time to review their listings to ensure that they are complete and full of information — […]

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April 2, 2016

Cape Cod Homes

Cape Cod style houses were built in New England from the late 17th century until about 1850. In the outlands of Cape Cod, materials and other resources were scarce, thus the houses were often more modest than elsewhere.

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February 7, 2016