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Real Estate news for Western New York Buyers and Sellers...

By Colleen Kulikowski | Agent in Buffalo, NY
  • Real Estate News - Colden

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Colden, Home Selling in Colden  |  November 13, 2013 8:37 AM  |  106 views  |  No comments
    • Who is at fault when your home doesn’t sell?

      Your Buffalo home has been on the market for six months or longer and you are beginning to wonder why isn’t there a sold sign on the sign out front? You are thinking to yourself “I just want my Western New York Home SOLD!” There are so many factors that go into your home getting [...]

      Before our appointment to list your home…

      Listing of your Buffalo Home The team at Best Buffalo Homes is really excited about listing your home and our upcoming meeting to get all the paperwork completed. To ensure that this meeting goes quickly and that we have all the information we need to list your home for sale we will need the following: [...]

      Five Decorating Tips for your Western New York Home

      How can I make more home more attractive — for me? Although the outside world can seem pretty gloomy these days,  Western New York can still be haven for their homeowners, and it doesn’t have to cost plenty of money to lift their spirits. Move the furniture around. Sometimes all it takes to give more [...]

    • Low Appraisals Still Causing Problems in Some Deals

      The real estate market is on the upswing – but are those improvements being reflected in home appraisals?  When many potential buyers push the selling price of a home higher than the asking price – which isn’t unusual in neighborhoods where the demand is high – problems are arising because the appraisers are coming in [...]

    • Questions to answer before you put your home up for sale by yourself…

      If you are selling your home by yourself you may not be aware of many aspects the sale of your home that a Realtor® takes care of at the time of listing. Eventually you are going to have to answer these questions. Isn’t it better if you answer them before you get asked by a [...]





    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

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  • Real Estate News - Colden

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Colden, Home Selling in Colden, In My Neighborhood in Colden  |  May 26, 2013 3:06 PM  |  287 views  |  No comments

    Selling Your Home When Inventory is Low

    If there is even a slight chance you may want to sell your home, now is the time to act! Housing has definitely shifted to a seller’s market, with inventory at a 13 year low. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the January Pending Home Sales Index as being at 105.9% which is the…Read More »

    Home Builders are getting tech savvy!

    As a Buffalo home buyer or home seller, when it comes to your home, you expect your real estate agent to be up to date on the latest technology. You want us to have an active web presence and list your home on social media so that you can get the most exposure possible for…Read More »

    Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

    Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you? In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now”…Read More »

    Strategies to be the winning bid when there are multiple offers

    Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory!  This is no more apparent than in North Buffalo Multi-family homes.   If you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know. When you find the perfect home, make an offer. Don’t wait, don’t bargain. Offer your…Read More »

    Selling Your Home When Inventory is Low

    If there is even a slight chance you may want to sell your home, now is the time to act! Housing has definitely shifted to a seller’s market, with inventory at a 13 year low. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the January Pending Home Sales Index as being at 105.9% which is the…Read More »

    Home Builders are getting tech savvy!

    As a Buffalo home buyer or home seller, when it comes to your home, you expect your real estate agent to be up to date on the latest technology. You want us to have an active web presence and list your home on social media so that you can get the most exposure possible for…Read More »

    Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

    Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you? In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now”…Read More »


    Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory!  This is no more apparent than in North Buffalo Multi-family homes.   If you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know. When you find the perfect home, make an offer. Don’t wait, don’t bargain. Offer your…Read More »

    Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

    Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your home, it’s helpful to compile a list of questions. You may share images of design styles and verify license and insurance, as well. The right…Read More »

    Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

    Stronger Market Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group shares a positive outlook. The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010 and a “modest re-acceleration” is predicted for the rest of 2013 due to…Read More »

    Is DIY Safe For You and Your Home

    Are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” when it comes to making repairs and improvements to your home? May is National Home Remodeling Month and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers are using increased seasonal awareness to outline risks that a DIY approach can bring in terms of safety, time and hidden costs. Reports from the…Read More »

    Mortgage Rates Make Your Home Buying Easier

    The average fixed mortgage rate dropped again last week, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), providing more buying power and incentive if you are seeking to buy your home. The 30 year fixed decreased to an average 3.41% with a 0.7 point (last year’s same date comparison was at 3.90%). The 15 year…Read More »




    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

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  • Seller Tips - Colden

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Colden  |  April 30, 2013 6:24 AM  |  173 views  |  No comments

    Buyers cannot resist an underpriced home!

    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would [...]


    Five Decorating Tips for your Western New York Home

    How can I make more home more attractive — for me? Although the outside world can seem pretty gloomy these days,  Western New York can still be haven for their homeowners, and it doesn’t have to cost plenty of money to lift their spirits. Move the furniture around. Sometimes all it takes to give more [...]

    Don’t Let Last Minute Showing of Your Buffalo Home Catch You Off Guard!

    Yikes!  There is a showing of your Buffalo home for sale in 15 minutes! I have heard the story many times. So we like to give our Buffalo Home Sellers some insight about showings. We know your number one goal is to get your Buffalo Home Sold, quickly and for the highest dollar. But we [...]

    Your Buffalo Home – Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent to Represent YOU!

    Selling your Buffalo home should be treated as any other transaction. It should be made without emotional involvement. Many times Buffalo Sellers use their hearts instead of their heads when making such an important decision as listing their home for sale. By not thinking objectively, it costs Buffalo home sellers important time and money.


    Real Estate and your pending divorce…

    Divorce and Real Estate Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of painful decisions that need to be made. These decisions are important and they can have long ranging effects on both partners financial future. After making the decision to divorce, the most important decision is what to do about the house you [...]



    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

    search-buffalo-homes buffalo-neighborhoodscontact-best-buffalo-homesbuffalo-home-values get-the-latest-listings-via-email
  • Colden Real Estate News

    Posted Under: General Area in Colden, Home Buying in Colden, Home Selling in Colden  |  December 23, 2012 8:13 AM  |  198 views  |  No comments

    When your design choices get in the way of potential buyers

    Decorating vs. Staging Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? Decorating is what you do for yourself. If you think back to when you purchased your home, you might remember the state the home was in when you purchased it. Chance are it was a far cry from what you have right [...]

    Bad Appraisals

    TODAY’s real estate expert Barbara Corcoran explains how low home appraisals are causing frustration and disappointment for buyers and sellers and she offers advice about how to avoid them. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western [...]

    Are We There Yet? Holiday Travel Tips for WNY Parents…

    It is the holiday season and car trips (and plane trips too) and tis the season of traveling with antsy children. It doesn’t matter if you are just going twenty minutes or spending several hours heading to Rochester or Elmira traveling with kids can be stressful. It seems that "Are we there yet?" has been issued already more times than your nerves can handle.




    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

    search-buffalo-homes buffalo-neighborhoodscontact-best-buffalo-homesbuffalo-home-values get-the-latest-listings-via-email
  • Colden Real Estate Update

    Posted Under: General Area in Colden, Home Buying in Colden, Home Selling in Colden  |  November 13, 2012 7:36 AM  |  180 views  |  No comments

    And exactly why are you sitting on the fence about purchasing a Buffalo home?

    We have been saying it since 2009 — it is a great time to purchase a home in Western New York! 2012 has been red hot with lots of multiple offers on properties.  Open houses are seeing record number of people visiting, buyers are out in full force looking to purchase their dream home.  Even [...]

    Wacky Ways to get your Home Sold!

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Read Also: Can Burying a St. Joseph ensure a home Sale? For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or [...]

    Comparables – What are they and why you should care!

    This has been a week of lots of comparing of homes for sale for our team. We have been dealing them for both buyers and sellers. You might not think that Comparable Sales (comps) are all that important, but you really need to pay attention to them. Because if you don’t, you may be caught [...]




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    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

    search-buffalo-homes buffalo-neighborhoodscontact-best-buffalo-homesbuffalo-home-values get-the-latest-listings-via-email
  • Real Estate News for Colden NY

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Colden, Home Selling in Colden, In My Neighborhood in Colden  |  August 29, 2012 5:14 AM  |  169 views  |  No comments

    Top Threats to Sustainable Real Estate Recovery

      Long Term Housing Picture Hard to See Most real estate forecasts take a short term look at the market. The predictions generally are about what will happen for the rest of the year or where prices will be at the same point next year. Such year to year forecasting has its place, but a [...]

    Investing with no money down — the Realities

    If it were easy-everyone would be investing in Real Estate All over the Internet there are people telling you that you don’t need money to invest in real estate. “No Money Down” or “purchase investment property for $10,000 and have a cash flow of $700/month” are common promises. I hate to do this, but I [...]


    Barbara Corcoran Advice to sell your home

    Great advice for home sellers! Great advice about listing after Superbowl Sunday! Nothing traditionally happens until after the Superbowl. When you do place your home on the market, remember pricing is the most important thing! Try to get on the market 10-15% below the current competition on the market. Get an inspection before for you [...]

    Foreclosure is a process — Not a type of Sale

    “I want to buy a foreclosure” If I had a nickle for every time someone said that to me, I could retire. Many home buyers today want a deal! The news media is full of stories about foreclosures and home buyers lock into their head that they want to buy one too! They come with [...]

    Deciding if You Should Stay in Your Current Home or Move Up

    Between record low interest rates and price reductions, many homeowners are asking themselves if now is a good time to move up. Buying under today’s conditions can mean getting more home for less money. You’ll pay a smaller amount of interest over time and can snag that dream home for a fraction of its boom-era [...]

     For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

    search-buffalo-homes buffalo-neighborhoodscontact-best-buffalo-homesbuffalo-home-values get-the-latest-listings-via-email
  • Real Estate Conditions for Colden NY

    Posted Under: General Area in Colden, Market Conditions in Colden, Home Buying in Colden  |  April 17, 2012 9:47 AM  |  248 views  |  No comments

    Home-Sales-Report

    Current Market Conditions for Colden New York Single-family homes

    April 17, 2012

    • There are 21 active single-family homes for sale in Colden with an average list price of $196,105 ranging from $97,500 to $379,800
    • There are 6 pending/under contract sales and one closed sales year to date for $118,000 spending 12 days on the market





     For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

    search-buffalo-homes buffalo-neighborhoodscontact-best-buffalo-homesbuffalo-home-values get-the-latest-listings-via-email
 
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