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New Listing: 5940 Kraus Rd, Clarence | $374,900

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Incredibly well constructed Clarence Center Colonial set back from road with deep yard & in-ground pool, new fence & amish shed. Inviting and well cared for throughout. Fantastic, bright living spaces including large living room that opens to updated kitchen with birch cabinets, hardwood floors, island + eat-in area. Bonus den/study with built in bookcases + 1st flr laundry provides modern conveniences. Upstairs, great master suite with walk-in closet, & 3 more well-sized BRs. Incredible storage includes clean 10' basement. 

UPDATES INCLUDE: WINDOWS 2010, AMISH SHED 2012, CARPETS & NEW SEPTIC 2014, POOL PUMP 2016, INTERIOR PAINT & ROOF 2017. 

SHOWINGS BEGIN SATURDAY, 2/24.

For full listing on Kraus, click here

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New Listing: 36 Cornell Ave, Amherst | $179,900

Fantastic character on display in this historic Cape with beautiful inlay hardwoods, arts-and-craft cabinets, leaded glass windows & more. Kitchen has been opened to dining room and boasts new granite counter, subway tile backsplash and ceramic floors. Light-filled, heated sunroom adds bonus space off already spacious living room. Large bedrooms with good closets and 2 full baths. Attic space with new skylight could be converted into 2nd story bath. Partially finished basement with new carpets. New 2-year-old appliances stay.

UPDATES INCLUDE: ROOF, KITCHEN, WINDOWS, CARPET & A/C.

For full listing on Cornell, click here

For virtual tour of Cornell, click here

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Another New Year Resolution: Use a Real Estate Professional

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With real estate purchases being one of the biggest financial transactions you'll experience in your lifetime, why not let a professional that has years of experience and knowledge help you? 

Today’s age of online information only makes it harder for a buyer to manage what is most likely their largest financial purchase. KCM gives us just a few reasons why using a Realtor will make your home buying experience a good one.

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New Listing: 86 Grand Prix Dr, Cheektowaga | $189,900

Impeccable, carefully updated, and planned 2-story. Beautifully updated kitchen with granite counters & incredible storage. Only to be matched by new bathrooms, modern fixtures and the perfect paint colors. Large master bedroom with added California Closets. Heated garage is extra room in all seasons plus bonus 3-season room off dining room leads to serene, secluded fenced yard. Finished basement with water backup sump and vapor barrier. Hardwoods under most carpets.

MANY UPDATES, INCLUDING KITCHEN, BOTH BATHS, WINDOWS, CARPET, WALK-IN CLOSET, ROOF, TANKLESS HOT WATER, A/C, ELECTRIC, BACKYARD DRAIN TILE, AMISH SHED, FULLY FENCED YARD & GARAGE SLIDING DOOR, SIDE DOOR AND SUMMER SCREEN

For the full listing on Grand Prix, click here

For a virtual tour of Grand Prix, click here

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Are we heading toward another housing bubble?

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According to a recent article on Keeping Current Matters, many experts have weighed in and agree:  we’re not headed for another crisis. The housing crisis of 2006-2008 was caused by poor lending practices which have since been cleaned up, and the financial turmoil present 10 years ago does not factor into today’s real estate market.

While median home prices have been steadily increasing this year, and a good many of the nation’s metropolitan areas experiencing record appreciation, it’s only natural to be concerned about another possible recession a decade after the biggest housing collapse in America’s history. We will most likely experience a shift from the rapid growth and appreciation that we are currently experiencing as the market corrects itself, but it won’t be a “burst”. Locally, we have never experienced a burst and although some buyers were unfortunately encouraged to overpay, our personal belief is that most local homeowners should not be affected by a bigger national shift.

Is it the right time for you to buy? It’s a personal issue we can’t answer for you. Start by thinking about these questions:  Am I comfortable with a mortgage payment? Would I still be okay with the payment if the market did correct in the future? Contact us with any other questions that come up!

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New Listing: 141 Greenfield Dr, Tonawanda | $154,900

Spacious, clean 3 bedroom ranch tucked away on quiet street with hardwood floors throughout! Large living space, designated dining room, eat in kitchen PLUS family room add on. Incredibly well maintained throughout, hardwood floors in main areas and all bedrooms, with new windows + family room with slider to fully fenced yard. Dry basement with additional 1/2 bath and amazing storage. Generator equipped & A/C.

UPDATES INCLUDE: NEW WINDOWS, FURNACE & 150AMP ELECTRIC PANEL

For full listing on Greenfield, click here

For a virtual tour of Greenfield, click here

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Is your home protected from the harsh Winter ahead?

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As winter approaches, cozying up indoors becomes even more desirable.  Taking care of some basic seasonal maintenance tasks can help you enjoy your home even during the cold weather months ahead. The last thing you want during the winter months is a furnace breakdown and a frozen home! This winter checklist will ensure you have a warm winter, despite the chill outside.

This time of year is especially busy, but take a little time each weekend and tackle a few of these chores to avoid costly repairs. They are mostly indoor tasks, and shouldn’t take up too much time.

  • Clothes dryer - check on vents and hoses for lint
  • HVAC - vacuum and dust, replace filter
  • Faucet aerator – clean
  • Door locks - lubricate
  • Garbage disposal  - crush ice (sharpens), baking soda and citrus fruit rinds (freshens)
  • Range hood fan - check and clean
  • Stove & oven: clean
  • Fridge: vacuum behind & clean coils
  • Plumbing - check for leaks on supply lines to sinks and toilets, clean main water line shutoff valve exterior
  • Tile - seal the grout. (Do this every 6 months)
  • Fire extinguisher - place near kitchen, check charge.
  • Buy foam-cup covers for outdoor faucets - commonly sold at hardware stores and provide a cheap insurance policy that will help keep exposed pipes from freezing
  • Check attic for signs of moisture
  • Electric: clean circuit breakers
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: inspect, clean and test  (January is a good time to replace the batteries in all your detectors.)

Check these items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.

 

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New Listing: 869 Wehrle Dr, Williamsville | $139,900

First-class, meticulously maintained Cape in the Williamsville Schools with large, double lot. This fully fenced park-like backyard with fruit trees accessible via sunroom with radiant heating is a rare find. Fully remodeled kitchen with quartz counters and stationary island/seating/bonus storage. Hardwoods throughout home under carpets. Very little to do to make this charming home truly yours. Dry basement and attached garage.

UPDATES INCLUDE: KITCHEN, FURNACE, HWT, SOME WINDOWS AND FIXTURES.

For full listing of Wehrle, click here

For virtual tour of Wehrle, click here

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New Listing: 141 Greenfield, Tonawanda | $159,900

Spacious Town of Tonawanda 3 bedroom Ranch tucked away on quiet street. Large living space, designated dining room & eat in kitchen. Great opportunity to make this one your own! Incredibly well maintained throughout, hardwood floors in main areas and all bedrooms, with new windows + family room with slider to fully fenced yard. Dry basement with additional 1/2 bath and amazing storage. Generator equipped & A/C. New furnace & 150 amp electric. Showings being immediately.

For full listing of Greenfield, click here

For a virtual tour of Greenfield, click here

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How are your Fall home maintenance tasks coming along?

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Fall is quickly settling in around the U.S.; the morning air has a brisk chill and the days are shortening; the temperatures are mild and the scenery is beautiful. For homeowners, this is a great time of the year to get outside to perform some maintenance before the cold and frost set in. The more preventative maintenance you accomplish around your house, the easier it is for your house to survive the ravages of age, time and weather.

So tackle this fall maintenance checklist now! The weather’s still nice so you have plenty of time. Taking one Saturday to run down this checklist of home and yard prep can stave off all sorts of winter emergencies.

  • Plant new trees and lay sod (good deals this time of year)
  • Trim branches and shrubs
  • Winterize perrenials, clean annuals out
  • Turn off sprinklers and disconnect water hoses (before first freeze)
  • Do a thorough cleaning of your patio furniture, barbecue grill, etc… and store them properly for next season.
  • Roof and gutters - clear off and check for damage
  • Splash blocks - clean
  • HVAC - vacuum & dust
  • Garbage disposal - crush ice (sharpens) baking soda and citrus fruit rinds (freshens)
  • Plumbing - check for leaks on supply lines to sinks and toilets
  • Hot water heater - drain and remove sediment

Check these items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.

Be sure to check in next month for more tips on how to keep your home in great shape.

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