Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Enhance & Extend the service life of your Outdoor Furniture

With Memorial Day this past weekend, many of you may have broken out your lawn furniture for the first time this year. With the harsh and unpredictable weather we are accustomed to here in Buffalo; wear-and-tear on outdoor fixtures is virtually unavoidable. Check out these quick and easy tips from Zillow.com on how to get [MORE…]

How To Make an Address Planter

Brighten the front of your home this spring, with an address display planter. Not very crafty? Fear not; The Home Depot will walk you through the whole project.  

Temperature Drops Lead to Internet Searches for New Homes, Vacation Homes

With drops in temperature, citizens of the north got serious about moving… or just buying a second home…  Check out this amazing infographic that shows how the polar vortex effected web activity related to living in warmer climates:

Are Our Neighborhoods Contributing to Weight Gain?

Buffalo certainly isn’t as walkable a city as New York– with the weather and lack of adequate walking paths, driving seems to be a much more efficient option. Certainly, when the weather turns warmer, our city has much to offer in the way of healthy outdoor options, but the design of the city, like many [MORE…]

Hibernation Station

Cold weather got you down?  Check out these gorgeous rooms that make snuggling up and staying in look perfect. From movie theaters that double as bedrooms to perfect spa get-aways, these rooms take cozy to a whole new level.  

Fix Air Leaks, Stop the Cold

  Have you been piling on the blankets and pushing up the thermostat already this winter?  Perhaps you have a leak in one of these four trouble spots– here’s how to fix them: Doors You have to use it to go in and out of your house, so it’s understandable some heat will escape each [MORE…]

Black Ice: Why Homeowners are Liable

Black ice is a menace come winter– it accounts for car accidents, slips, trips, and falls. What many homeowners don’t know is that they are liable for any accidents involving black ice that occur on their property, so it is important to take preventative measures to avoid costly situations. If you are aware of black [MORE…]

Do I Really Need a Furnace Inspection/Tune Up?

“I have a question about furnace tune-ups. You say get one every year – is that really necessary? What do the HVAC guys actually do to the furnace to ‘tune’ it up? There’s no spark plugs to replace like a car tune-up, and my understanding is they basically vacuum out dust and inspect it. Couldn’t [MORE…]

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

As Sandy heads for the Northeast today, homeowners should do last minute checks to make sure that their home is safe. 1.  Walk the exterior of your home, checking for any low-hanging branches.  If it seems that a branch is weak, trim it, if possible.  Look for any loose objects that could become a missile, [MORE…]

Five September Projects for Homeowners

As summer winds down, it is a good time to get a head start on fall projects.  Fall is the best time to get your home in tip-top shape before those harsh, cold, and long Buffalo winters.  Here are some things you can do around your house before the cold settles in: 1.  Start with [MORE…]