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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
Can I switch realtors?
You do not have to stay with either one of them. Even if you had signed something, you have the right to say "Hey it's just not working out", and "I would like to go with someone else w ... more
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victoriam716, Home Buyer in 17967
Buying a home is not an easy task. After all you are deciding where you will spend possible the rest of your life if not a big portion of it.  I bought my first home in 2003 base on my family needs. Now… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by victoriam716 Home Buying Property Q&A
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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
Does anyone know the costs of search & survey costs?im buying a bank foreclosure and been told its £1000
The prices generally vary, but a new Title Search and Survey in the WNY area run from 1,000-2,200 from what I've seen. So the number you received seems be on the low end of what I would ... more
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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
This past Monday, during a press conference to promote Upstate NY , the Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that IBM, will be bringing 500 jobs to Downtown Buffalo. The company will bringing the jobs to a… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 16, 2014 by Craig Wheeler General Area Quality of Life Home Buying
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
What does it mean when the description of a house lists STAR and then a dollar amount. I have seen dollar amounts ranging from $500 to $900.
STAR program allows a deduction of your taxes based on your income. The deduction is based on your combined income, of you and your spouse. I provided a link below, for you to view guid ... more
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Carmen Frisi…, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Carmen Frisicaro answered:
what is the typical rent paid in the area for a three bedroom?
It will indeed vary but if a landlord wants to stay competitive with rental prices, rent should be in the $750-850 range in North Buffalo area.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Buying in North Park
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
I am interested in some information for purchase within the south campus or north campus of the UB area. I can be reached at 347 339
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I'm located right in that area.

Craig Wheeler
Licensed Sales Associate
Keller Williams Realty
4955 N. Bailey Rd.
Amhe ... more
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Amy Pfister, Real Estate Pro in Orchard Park, NY
Lakefront Properties Specialist Amy Pfister will give you the tips on buying and selling on Lake Erie, standout above the rest, when only the best will do.....  Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 18, 2014 by Amy Pfister Parks & Recreation Home Buying Celebrity Homes
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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
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Is it possible in the city of Buffalo to have two separate water meters in a duplex, or do owners always get one water bill for the whole building?
It can;t be put in their name, be you can request that they pay the Bill, in any lease.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Buffalo
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Fantastic 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home of over 2,000 sq ft. Huge kitchen w/ vaulted ceilings and loft overlooking 1st floor, living room and dining room with raised ceilings, & bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub.… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 4, 2014 by Craig Wheeler General Area Home Buying Home Ownership
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Fundamentalv, Both Buyer and Seller in Williamsville, NY
Fundamentalv answered:
I would like a owner hold
Which area are you looking and is it for rental or your own?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in 14213
Torsten, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Torsten answered:
I would like to rent a house in this area
Did you find one yet? Must be a single family home?
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Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
ne one no ne lenders who lend to someone who has no credit or det
You will have to find a hard money lender but your interest rate will be through the roof.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Buffalo
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
We are thinking of retiring to the Parkside area and were wondering about what the estimated cost would be of converting a double/multi to a single?
I live in the North Buffalo Area, and can tell you there is a good inventory of doubles in the area. Converting a single family home into a double could cost get very pricey. Factoring ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 18, 2014 Home Buying in Delaware Park
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
 In the last 35 years that I've lived in the Western New York area, we've seen our population go from 350,000 thousand people to just under 220,000 people. Over that time span we have also seen loss… Read more
Blogged Fri Jan 17, 2014 by Craig Wheeler General Area Quality of Life Home Buying
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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Craig Wheeler answered:
Agent wants us to ignore $1000 repair for $500 credit from seller - but lender says that would constitute mortgage fraud
All of the answers here have merit, but what this probably comes down to is how bad you really want the condo. I agree with the fact that the seller should have the repair done and in a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Home Buying in Buffalo
Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Have you always wanted to buy a new home? Do you know what any of the requirements are for FHA, Conventional, or VA Loans are? Did you know there are First Time Home Clubs with First Niagara, and M &… Read more
Blogged Fri Jan 17, 2014 by Craig Wheeler Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Craig Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, NY
Have you had the chance to view Interest Rates lately? Currently they're hovering at the 4.35% - 4.5% range, not too bad! That said at this time last year they were closer to the 3.35%, most people won't… Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 16, 2014 by Craig Wheeler Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
help with buying house for the 610 credit score after bankruptcy
Naomi, their are many dynamics in play in regards to your situation. As others have pointed out, the bankruptcy will prove problematic which is why you mentioned that situation.
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