For the first time this year, mortgage interest rates have surpassed the the 4% mark; according to Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Market Survey. Rates are expected to continue rising over the next six quarters; similar to the surge that we saw in 2013. Check out the graphic below to see the parallels between the spikes in 2013, and thus far in 2015.
For Sale By Owner- better known as FSBO- is a somewhat popular practice used by homeowners in times like these, where homes are selling quickly and prices are on the rise. However this is often not in the best interest of the seller, regardless of how business savvy they might be. Our friends at Keeping Current Matters have compiled a list of the 5 most important things to keep in mind when considering FSBO as an option for selling your home. That list can be viewed here.
This year’s Concert/Festival Calendar 2015 courtesy of the The Olear Team/MJ Peterson!
|6/25/2015||9:00PM||Music||Grace Stumberg with Blue Rootz||Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY|
|6/25/2015||6:00PM||Music||Spoon with July Talk||Canalside, Buffalo, NY|
|6/25/2015||6:00PM||Music||Tim Barry||The Studio at the Waiting Room, Buffalo|
|6/25/2015||6:00PM||Music||Gimme Buffet||Ramada Hotel, Getzville, NY|
|6/26/2015||8:00PM||Music||McZill & Katie Ann w/ Paul Athoe, Bobby Angel||Babeville, Buffalo, NY|
|6/26/2015||9:00PM||Music||Hayden Fogle Band||Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY|
|6/26/2015||6/28/2015||7:30PM||Music||Nickel City Opera: The Marriage of Figaro||Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda, NY|
|6/26/2015||6/28/2015||All Day||Music||Exposure Concert||The Cove, Depew, NY|
|6/27/2015||9:00PM||Music||BackBeat ’64 (Beatles Tribute Band)||Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY|
|6/27/2015||Festival||Taste of Diversity||Buffalo, NY|
|6/27/2015||6/28/2015||Festival||Roycroft Summer Festival in East Aurora||East Aurora, NY|
|6/28/2015||Festival||Wurstfest||Buffalo Riverfest Park, Buffalo, NY|
|6/28/2015||2:00PM||Music||Town Pants w/ McCarthyizm||RiverWorks, Ganson St, Buffalo|
|6/30/2015||6:30PM||Music||Steve Miller Band||Artpark, Lewiston, NY|
|6/30/2015||7:00PM||Music||Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra||Elmwood & Bidwell, Elmwood Village|
|6/30/2015||5:00PM||Music||Workingman’s Dead||Larkin Square, Buffalo, NY|
|7/1/2015||6:30PM||Music||Marianas Trench||Artpark, Lewiston, NY|
|7/1/2015||7:00PM||Music||Black & Blues||Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY|
|7/1/2015||6:00PM||Music||High Horse & The Maniacs||Gateway Harbor, N. Tona, NY|
|7/1/2015||5:00PM||Music||David Michael Miller w/ Miller/The Other Sinners w/ Zuri||Larkin Square, Buffalo, NY|
If you have been looking to buy a home for some time now, but perhaps tend to put the idea on the back-burner when life gets hectic; it is important to consider how much that may be costing you in the near future. Check out the graphic below to see how much the cost of buying a home is projected to increase over the next 3 years; with the current projections for mortgage rates and price appreciation.
Thinking of home improvements that could be done around our homes is easy; but figuring out which ones will improve the look of the property- and for the right price- is the real challenge. Our friends at RISMedia have compiled a list of the top 5 home improvements for offering both appeal and return. To read the article in its entirety click here; the abbreviated list is as follows:
- Improve curb appeal
- Paint the front door
- Paint the interior walls
- Update the lighting
- Install new toilets