Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

The four components for downsizing

The answer is assessment, examine solutions, declutter and have a written plan. Can you guess the question? In reality, it’s a question that all of us will one day ponder: When does life require a move to a smaller, safer living space? Whether that question is being asked by you or a loved one, at [MORE…]

Our country’s senior housing crisis — Part II

Last week we wrote about our nation’s senior housing crisis — one out of six people over the age of 65 living below the federally established poverty line, and the waiting list for subsidized housing in our own backyard and across the country ranging from 12 to 24 months. Today, we’ll look at some possible [MORE…]

Think all millennials live in their parent’s basement? Think again!

According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one-quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million. There has been a lot of talk about how, as a generation, millennials have “failed to launch” into adulthood and [MORE…]

Is your house ready to sell?

You’ve made the decision to put your house on the market … but is it ready to sell? A recent article from Today.com and HGTV’s Nicole Curtis offered some tips for getting the best price for your listing. Here’s a recap: • There’s only one first impression, so make it count! Whether they’re looking at [MORE…]

Explaining our country’s senior housing crisis – Part I

Did you know we have a senior housing crisis in this country? Here’s the dilemma: The number of Americans over the age of 65 grows by 10,000 every day, one out of six people over the age of 65 are living below the federally established poverty line, and the waiting list for subsidized housing in [MORE…]

You can never have TMI about PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about [MORE…]

Top tips for today’s home sellers

A recent article on Realtor.com provided some practical advice for homeowners looking to sell in the near future and get the most out of their home sale. Following is a brief recap of their helpful information: • Get the price right. Reaching for a price that’s well above market price for your area is a [MORE…]

Are we prepared to accommodate the oldest of the old?

Are you ready for a number that will truly knock your socks off? The National Institute on Aging reports that the number of individuals age 85 and over will increase from 3.5 million in 1994 to 14 million by 2040! The real estate world has already been in reaction mode for several years, coming up [MORE…]

Sales of distressed properties hit new low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latestExisting Home Sales Report revealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sales in September. This is down from 7% in 2015, and is the lowest figure since NAR began tracking distressed sales in October 2008. Below is a graph that shows just how far [MORE…]

Another helping of money-saving household tips

Last week we took a look at some home maintenance mistakes that could be costing homeowners big bucks in the long run. Today we’ll refer back to that feature story from RISMedia’s Housecall to bring you another handful of money-saving household tips: • Don’t overwater your lawn. This can be a problem with automatic sprinkling [MORE…]