Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Avoid expensive home maintenance mistakes

No one likes to waste money, but is it possible that’s exactly what you’re doing in regard to your home’s maintenance? A recent article from RIS Media discussed the most common mistakes we’re making in our homes that, if corrected, should result in significant savings. Here’s a recap of five of those tips: • If [MORE…]

How to get the most money when selling your house

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a little low This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept [MORE…]

Mortgage rates again at historic lows

Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016. However, shaky economic news and a volatile stock market have [MORE…]

Thinking of buying a home? What are you waiting for?

You may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will [MORE…]

How do you know if you’ve found your perfect match? [Infographic]

Some Highlights: Every agent brings a different set of skills & specialties to their clients. It is important to find an agent who you can trust to guide you through the entire process step-by-step. Having a conversation about your goals & expectations will not only save you unneeded frustration, but will also make the transaction [MORE…]

Tips from Lowe’s for creating a Destination Deck

Spring is here at last, and Summer is right around the corner (we hope). Following one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, folks are looking for just about any excuse to spend the weekends outdoors. Check out these 8 creative ways to make your deck the place to be this summer.

68 Countries Entered in the 43North Competition

Earlier this year, Buffalo announced the 43North project, which is allocating $5 million to developing startup companies in the area: with a $1 million grand prize, there are six additional awards of $500,000 and four worth $250,000. Winners get a free “incubator” space in downtown Buffalo where they can develop their startup, the help of [MORE…]

Buffalo Named America’s Most Affordable City

Forbes published its list of America’s Most Affordable Cities, and our hometown reached #1.  To find the most affordable cities, Forbes looked at data for the US’s 100 largest metropolitan areas with a population of more than 600,000 people (including surrounding suburbs like Amherst, Niagara Falls, Hamburg, etc).  The study took into account the city’s [MORE…]

20 Teams to Compete in US Solar Decathlon

The US Department of Energy announced their selection of 20 collegiate teams to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon at UC Irvine.  Twenty US teams and four international teams will compete to build “solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation, and design excellence.”  Teams have two years to complete their projects.  Among the teams [MORE…]

8 House Plants that Naturally Purify Air

This is a collection of some house plants which help clean the air in the room from pollution, bad smell and lower carbon dioxide naturally. Some of them repel biting insects, other invite useful wasps that kill the parasites on the other plants. Most of those plants below will live in perfect coexistence near each [MORE…]