Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Your guide to seasonal home maintenance

As a homeowner, you should begin every season with some preventative home maintenance measures. Here are some interesting tips we recently came across courtesy of realestatebook.com: Let’s start with winter, since that’s the season we recently entered, and some easy indoor tips. Check grout and drains in the bathroom, and repair as needed. Grease noisy [MORE…]

Tips for sellers: Upgrade the kitchen, downgrade the personal stuff

While the key to a man’s heart may be through his stomach, the key to selling a home is often through the kitchen! Do your countertops appear outdated? How about your appliances? If you answered yes, then it’s probably a good idea to spend a few dollars for an upgrade before putting the home on [MORE…]

Don’t let foul odors turn your sale sour

You’ve had your eye on a particular house for ages, and suddenly you see a for sale sign on the front lawn. All is good in the world … until you step inside and are unpleasantly blindsided by foul odors that can turn a sweet sale sour in the blink of an eye. The causes [MORE…]

Entire neighborhoods, home sellers, benefit from the efforts of nonprofit organizations

Preparing your home for sale may entail a little elbow grease to get the place into tip-top shape, or pretty close to it. But some of those repairs may require expensive tools that you don’t have and simply don’t want to invest in. There is an alternative — the University Heights Tool Library! According to [MORE…]

Primer is the key to a successful paint job

Behind every stunning paint job is the primer that lays beneath it. Primer ensures that the paint sticks to the walls and retains a uniform appearance throughout. Also, be sure to clean and repair any surfaces before applying the primer. From Home Depot: Step 1: Tint primer for best results Most primers can be tinted, [MORE…]

5 Low cost upgrades, with potential High returns

When putting your house on the market, it is vital to have it shown in its best possible light. The key however, is figuring out how to achieve this without breaking the bank. Consumer Reports provides the following agenda, for finding that perfect balance. Freshen up the bath: $300-$1,000 Paint the rooms- selectively: $100 (DIY)-$1,000 [MORE…]

Tips for Maintaining your Deck this Summer

Decks are long-lasting additions to your home, and can add to the value of your property if you ever decide to sell. Keeping your deck in tip-top shape can extend its lifespan, and save you money in the long term. Whether you need just a quick touch-up, or a complete overhaul; follow these easy steps [MORE…]

5 Significant Home Improvements for Under $500

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 [MORE…]

Top 10 Lawn and Garden Projects for Spring

Are you a garden enthusiast, or even just a proactive do-it-yourselfer that wants to get a leg-up on weeds and other lawn nuisances this spring? If so, check out this quick video clip from The Home Depot! It covers everything from; effective lawn seeding techniques, to when is the best time for shaping shrubs and [MORE…]

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…]