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New Listing: 97 Robie St, Buffalo | $349,900

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Stunning, restored historic 4bedroom Victorian + extra family/play/office space on 3rd floor. Rarely do we see a modern take on a home built in 1899 that appeases today's buyers needs while maintaining charm of its original design. Fall in love with its hardwood floors, transom windows, leaded glass, turreted rooms & hidden gazebo backyard escape. Exceptional use of space including new mudroom/pantry/beverage center in remodeled kitchen. Additional 551 square feet on 3rd floor. 

UPDATES INCLUDE: CHIMNEY LINER & DRIVEWAY SEALING (2017); CUSTOM BOOKCASE & GARAGE ROOF (2016); MUDROOM/KITCHEN EXPANSION, 1/2 BATH, FRONT YARD FENCING/GATES & ELEC PANEL (2015); BRICK PAVER PATIO & YARD REGRADE (2014); NEW KITCHEN & SIDE ENTRY (2013); ROOF & DORMER WINDOWS (2012); FULL BATH REMODEL 2011) + MASTER BR WINDOWS, HWT & CUSTOM MANTEL/FIREPLACE INSERT.

For the full listing on Robie, click here.

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Get your home ready for Fall!

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During this time when summer is winding down, but Fall hasn’t quite set in, it’s a good idea to take on some home maintenance projects. Fall is a critical a season for preparing your home to withstand the potentially harsh winter weather and temperature conditions that may await you. The steps you take now can help protect your home and property from more potentially expensive damage and emergency repairs in the colder months to come.

Following are some home maintenance tips to help you prepare for the coming winter: 

  • HVAC - vacuum & dust;  shut off, clean, and cover A/C until Spring, have the heating system serviced (always do in Fall)
  • Garden - rake leaves & dispose of mulch
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors - check batteries
  • Range hood fan- check & clean
  • Garbage disposal - crush ice (sharpens), baking soda and citrus fruit rinds (freshens)
  • Plumbing - check for leaks on supply lines to sinks and toilets
  • Weatherstripping & windows - check all caulking for separations & cracks, re-caulk
  • Fridge - test door tightness (use a dollar bill and pull it out of fridge after closing the door on it.)
  • Fireplace & chimney - inspect & clean

We hope you find these Fall home maintenance tips helpful. Most of these tasks typically take just a few hours or less to complete and can help you get your home ready for fall, both inside and out. 

Once you've completed these chores, you'll be ready to enjoy the cool weather, the fall holidays and fun times with family and friends! 

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New listing: 13 Yvonne Ave, Cheektowaga | $124,900

Superb Cape complete with extra family room, updated mechanicals and deep yard! Welcoming & warm living room is just 1 of 2 living spaces flanking large kitchen with breakfast bar. Four BR home currently used as 3 to provide walk-in closet for Master BR. Bathroom has been enlarged and boasts tuscan-style tile. Big deck great to outdoor entertaining in this yard fit for any activity. Incredibly convenient location near Village of Williamsville, I-90 and NY-33. Dry, clean basement.

UPDATES INCLUDE: ROOF, HWT, FURNACE, ELECTRIC AND SOME WINDOWS. SHOWINGS BEGIN SATURDAY, 9/30

For full listing on Yvonne, click here

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Changes in the Town of Amherst

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The Town of Amherst has recently announced that effective October 30, 2017, homes constructed before 1975 will require an inspection of the sanitary sewer connections, prior to the transfer of title. The inspections will be of sump pump systems, interior floor drains, footing drains, yard drains, roof drains and downspouts, catch basins and parking lot drains. Amherst joins the towns of Cheektowaga and Tonawanda, who have recently initiated similar code amendments. 

If you live in Amherst and are thinking about selling your home, you will be required to have an inspection completed by the Town of Amherst Engineering Department. Possible outcomes might mean the installation or repair of a sump pump, installation of interior floor, yard or roof drains; and other remediation for storm drainage. The hope is to reduce some of the flooding and sewer backups in the system. 

There is also some responsibility if you are planning on purchasing a home in Amherst; you will need to set aside money in escrow, which will be returned to you if corrections are completed within the timeframe set aside in the contract. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 

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New Listing: 1506 E Park Rd, Grand Island | $149,900

Location. Location! Just steps away from East River Rd and Fisherman's Landing. This 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath brick front Ranch home lives large and comfortable. Features wood burning fireplace, separate office, generous sized enclosed 3 season room, partially finished basement ideal for recreation room all on a fully fenced private wooded lot. Priced to Sell!

For the full listing on E Park, click here

For a virtual tour of E Park, click here

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Housing demand continues to surpass inventory

A recent article published on RISmedia.com tells us that inventory is now at its lowest in 20 years! There are many reasons why, but according to a new survey by realtor.com, 63% of the homeowners polled are happy where they are - whether they have recently purchased their home, have plans to upgrade their current home, or they don't want to give up their current low interest rate. 

Many are also hesitant to sell knowing how few homes are available, even if they stand to make a decent profit on their home. However, 35% of millennial homeowners polled are planning on listing their homes within the next year, which could give the market a healthy boost. 

If you've been thinking about selling your home, now is the time to get it on the market! Contact us for a full market analysis!

 

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New listing: 3643 Abbott Road, Orchard Park | $109,900

Open concept Ranch home on a third acre of land, fully fenced with attached garage and yard shed for additional storage. Home features 2 bedrooms, 1 and a 1/2 baths, hardwood floors throughout, large eat in kitchen with designated dining area, lots of natural light including good size bay window. Partially finished basement ideal for recreation room. Furnace and HWT, 7 years young. New plumbing lines installed from home to street within the last year. Just bring your finishing touch!

For the full listing on Abbott, click here

For a virtual tour of Abbott, click here

 

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New Listing: 5854 Main St #507, Williamsville | $154,900

Rare, updated Williamsville Towers condo in the heart of the Village freshly painted in modern colors with new carpet in bedrooms & engineered hardwood/flat ceilings with can lights in open-concept living space. Features beautiful, updated baths, corian counters & new appliances. New $14k industrial windows & slider offers incredible views throughout + wrap-around balcony. Solid 7.5' doors, custom room-darkening blinds & California Closets. Fully wheelchair accessible building & unit includes 1 covered parking spot 20' from front door. 24-hr caretaker in-house + security considerations. Shut-off valves throughout ideal for the traveling or part-time WNY buyer.

For the full listing of Main St, click here

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