Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Home is where the heart is

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. The top four reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education [MORE…]

Play Chess…not Checkers

Checkers is a simple game with a simple objective; eliminate the other player’s pieces. Even the process of doing so is simple, jump the other player’s pieces and start a collection. There is very little thought as to a defensive strategy and it is often more reactive than strategic. Even though the objective of Chess [MORE…]

64.2 percent of Millennials put down less than 20 percent

Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently purchased a home, have done so with less than 20 percent down; with 36 percent putting down less than 5 percent! Here is a graph detailing the results:   This means that more and [MORE…]

House Hunters comes to Buffalo

For the first time last week; Western New York found its way on to the popular HGTV program House Hunters. The episode featured first time home buyers Chris and Lindsey; and chronicled the couples nearly five month long journey to finding their ideal first home. When all was said and done, the couple found themselves [MORE…]