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Why are you showing us homes that are WAY over our budget?   This is a question my buyers DO NOT say and I don't think any buyer should have to ask their Realtor.  When I say over budget, I'm not talking a few thousand or even ten thousand.  Those can be bargaining amounts depending on the condit...
10/21/2013
Educational and Fun!   Do you live in the Cleveland Hill area and are looking for something fun to this weekend?  This past week you may have received a flier from the Cleveland Hill Fire Department regarding their Fire Prevention Open House.  It looks to be a fun, educational event for people o...
10/18/2013
Scare up a deal on your new home over cider and donuts! Don't let the diminutive looks of the outside of this home scare you away!  This spacious Cape Cod features 3 bedrooms (possible 4th), 2 full baths, full basement (half is finished) and nearly 1500 square feet!  Perfect started home but has ...
10/16/2013
Home Buyers, when you start your WNY home search you may come across homes that are clearly vacant.  Don't be hesitant about scheduling a viewing to see them; being vacant doesn't equal "bad".  These homes may be this way for a myriad of reasons: Sellers found their dream home and simply picked ...
10/14/2013
I recently viewed a handyman special home for sale in Amherst, NY with one of my buyers.  The lack of pictures intrigued her and she loved the wooded backyard.     Buyer: I have to see this house. Sarah: It's labeled a Handyman Special.  That means its going to need work.  What kind of work and ...
10/11/2013
Handshake : Person's Trustworthiness :: Cover : Book   Do you remember those comparison questions/problems from tests in high school?  They were my favorite.  In this instance, if its not clear, the way you shake ones hand can give them insight into your professionalism.  The proverbial "cover" t...
10/09/2013
As a first time home buyer, two things are now probably true for you.  One, you don't have a lot of money to toss around.  And two, things are going to break and need to be fixed in your new home.  And that is OK.  I'm going to share some tools and supplies you should have on hand for those do-it...
10/08/2013
Homes for sale in the Williamsville School district are experiencing a nice upswing in sale prices this month.  Were you one of the lucky ones to have more profit and less days on the market?   Let the records show…   Homes for sale in East Amherst sold for an average of $368,088 in September 201...
10/03/2013
When you want to live somewhere thats 15 minutes to anywhere, Cheektowaga is the place to be! The average sale price has creeped up this past month to an average of $79 per square foot.  Homes for sale in the zip code 14225 are still selling for ~$20/sq ft LESS than homes for sale in 14227.   Le...
10/01/2013
That is the buyers question. I recently had a buyer cancel a contract on a 2-family home in Cheektowaga due to the inspector's findings. It wasn't that the hot water tanks were old, pipes were corroded or that the roof would need to be replaced within a few years. It was the windows and not the u...
09/23/2013
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