I have several friends that own homes that back up to a golf course. In their experience, there is not a great deal of noise, but rather the contrary. They find it is peaceful and they enjoy the beautiful view. In their opinion, an occasional errant golf ball is a small price to pay for the scenic view and sense of open space. However, as noted in other responses, this is a matter of personal opinion. Ultimately, the seller may set the listing price but it is the buyer that determines the value of the prospective property.... more
Dunkin Donuts really do not cook anything anymore. All the food and donuts are pre prepared off site and delivered. They use microwaves and small oven to reheat so I wouldn't be worried about the smells. As far as the train, that line doesn't have the traffic of others and can actually be quite quaint. The street is also well in from where the tracks are, with other homes acting as a buffer.... more
Much depends on the specific location(s) of your search; not all properties closer to transportation are smaller; for other available area properties check www.mlsli.com or consider working with an agent.... more
Consider a visit to the schools; ask for a tour of the facility, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., then make your determination, as to where your comfort level can be reached. For school information see links.
It is traditional that the seller pay the transfer tax, survey and title search on existing homes in Western New York,. What is in your pre-written contract? Builders many times don't pay it but, that is on NEW, not existing. Do you have an agent? Ask them for advise or call the legal services in your area.... more