The Importance of Being Earnest
Well for those of my friends out there who were English literature majors, please be assured I am not referring to the great play by the famous Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. No, quite to the contrary, I want to keep this about Real Estate. In every transaction, there comes a time when you have to put... Read More
Why The 716
If you’re reading this now you must have some link or love for the 716. As someone who moved away to the “big city” and back, I can tell you first hand that one can say they enjoy many cities….but there is only one Buffalo, NY. Word is getting out, including “Keep Buffalo a Secret”... Read More
Attorney Approvals- GET THEM
A Real Estate Salesperson/Broker is there to assist you with the purchase of Real Estate. But that is not the only person who will be involved, so it is important to know who is handling what part of the transaction. As a buyer, once your offer is accepted by the seller, the first several days... Read More
Let’s Talk Escalation Clauses
!!! ATTENTION buyers !!! ATTENTION investors !!! Are you sick and tired of being outbid? Are you losing out on great investment opportunities at the last minute? Are you losing multiple homes you love? This can be a very frustrating time in real estate if your real estate agent is not educating you on the... Read More
So, You’re Closing!
“…And now the day has come,” You’re closing. As the title might have suggested and what might have sounded like the lyrics to one of Frank Sinatra’s more popular songs, this is just a good way to set the stage for what you have been working toward and what must have seemed like an eternity.... Read More
HACK A HOUSE?!
Written by John Wagner When you think of your first house, you may think of a white picket fence, 3 bed, 1.5 baths, neighborhood street, maybe a nice little breakfast nook. Save some money, make sure you have decent credit, and you’ll get there. In the meantime, you’re likely renting an apartment or a... Read More
Buyers are giving up- List your house with us now!
You know the saying: “there is never a right time” Well, there is when it comes to selling your house in WNY! and that time is right now! Our buyers are getting discouraged, there is not enough inventory, and they keep losing in multiple offer situations despite going 20-40% over the asking price. The reality is the... Read More
3 Reasons to Move to Buffalo!
3 Reasons to Move to Buffalo Over the last 5 years or so, Buffalo has been making a steady comeback in major ways. From our beloved Buffalo Bills to our delicious locally owned eateries, Buffalo has without-a-doubt become a hotspot for millennials to live, work & play. Whenever someone asks me “Why move to Buffalo?!”... Read More
Reverse Contingency – What it is and why you should care
Written by Michael Cipolla One would say that contingencies make the buyer’s blood boil when they see the words “subject to the seller finding suitable housing!” One would also say “tough luck!” In today’s competitive market, we have to get even more creative when it comes to working with our sellers. Frankly, when there’s not... Read More
VALUE: Let’s Talk About It!
So Let’s Talk About Value One of the most confusing terms you will hear getting bandied about in any Real Estate transaction these days has to do with VALUE. The Assessor has their ideas and the Insurance Broker has theirs. Then we have the appraiser, and let’s not forget the buyer and seller who render their... Read More