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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Mick Trunzo answered:
It all depends on your personal criteria. Everyone has their own list of wants and needs that help determine the location of their next home. Some find that schools district reputation is most critical when they have kids, others find they want to be further away from the city. I suggest you do some soul searching to determine what's most important to you and then speak to a good Realtor who can work within your budget to find you the properties that meet your needs. ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Mick Trunzo answered:
I'm sorry but there really is no valid answer to your question, it's simply too broad. If you can narrow the geography down to a reasonable area such as a town or city it could be answered. Please refine the area for us. ... more
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Keeping it son is a UB medical school graduate and practicing area doctor. With classes, exams, boards, residency, etc. etc. etc. there isn't much time left for a social or recreational life.

With this said, Buffalo(a New York City is not) has a wealth of opportunities and provides a load of opportunities for residents and visitors. Professional sports teams, numerous college activities, concerts, restaurants, real estate value, etc. all contribute to a quality of life that continues to bring people to the area. You will likely find that Buffalo has the unique ability to allow you to be a busy as you want to be.....

Best wishes,

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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Khalilah Reese answered:
REDUCED $39,999......This Incredible 3bedroom 1 bath Single family house that the value found in this totally restored home located in this re-energized and resurgent Fruit Belt ( The New UB 2020) neighborhood! So much work has gone into this house including: New Roof, siding,furnace with a humidifier,hot water heater,plumbing, kitchen cabinets. This house is a looker it has freshly painted living room,dinning room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. it is move in ready with $1000 or less of repairs.there is a additional room on the first floor. The laundry is on first floor off the living room. oversize bathroom.Fenced in yard this property is 75 x 100...This house is a investment property that is section 8 ready for move in or it is a cozy first starter home. This property has a fenced in alot that is included into the price, so there is 2 properties for the price of one......
Call (716) 247-3489 Serious reply's ONLY!!!!
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
mcastro answered:
I live on Plymouth between Pennsylvania and Jersey. This is a solid area with most home owners. It is within walking distance to D'Youville College and we have wonderful neighbors....
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Tue May 29, 2012
Diana answered:
I live like a 7 minute walk from the Ontario boat lunch on Hartman, which has a very long stretch of waterfront parking for fishing/relaxing and is connected to the water walk that runs all the way to Tonawanda. I also live a 15 minute walk from Squaw Island, also on the water, which extends all the way down to the River Walk proper (goes under the Peac Bridge) that goes to the break wall downtown. There is a square of area that's pretty decent and close to the water in the upper left corner of Black Rock, around my street. On the west it's bordered by East, to the south Grace, Peoria on the east, and Arthur on the North. It's not the greatest place on earth, but it's pretty quiet, crime is mostly petty stuff (domestic, minor drugs), super cheap, very walkable, super close to Hertel Ave shopping, North Buffalo plazas, quick hop down the 190 to Allentown/downtown, quick drive across 198 to Elmwood Village. ... more
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Sat Sep 24, 2011
C Balisteri answered:

What price range are you working in and what school district do you need?
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any legal questions one may have, it's always best to consult with an attorney--most professionals do offer a free consultation.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009
Pat Settar answered:
This is known as a "hand shake" lease. I have known some investor/landlords who have done this. I really do not know why a landlord or tenant would not want to sign a lease. I was told by this landlord that he wanted the flexibility to "unload" the tenant if he was not working out. However, based on the landlord tenant laws I believe that your "lack of written lease" indicates an assumed lease which would mean you have to give 30days written notice to vacate. If you did not have a carbon monoxide detector in place I would assume your lazy landlord did not get a certificate of occupancy either. I would put a letter to vacate in writing and send it certified receipt requested. Please remember to sign a lease and always make a paper trail in the future! Good luck. ... more
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Thu Aug 6, 2009
Michelle & Tom Stone answered:
Dear Jag3630:

The listing on Emerson is in Amherst, NY which is an area close to all amentities. You may check the schools, etc. on our website of

If you would like further help in locating properties, please let us know and we can put you on a auto-notification through your email.

Thank you very much!

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Mon May 25, 2009
Colleen Kulikowski answered:
There is a wide variety of condos that you can select from in the Greater Buffalo Region. Do you have a specific budget in mind for this purchase? Feel free to contact me at (716) 743-5297 to discuss your needs.

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Sun Mar 1, 2009
David Zybin answered:
New York State Banking Department will provide you with information regarding mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, mortgage lenders, etc.
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Wed Sep 3, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

Check out the New York State Department of Education website. You will find that each school district has a "report card" that breaks rates academic success in the elementary, middle and high schools. You will not only be able to access information on Cheektawaga but other districts as well. With this information you will be able to make your own comparisons.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
Sandra Pond answered:
Just for the record, the Board of Realtors will hear a case where an agent may have broke our Code of Ethics. However, this sounds like you got the result you wanted. Hopefully you now have a new Realtor who can take better photos. You can ask when you are interviewing an agent what their listings look like, do they use all 8 photos they are allowed, and if you can have artistic control of the photos. ... more
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Sat Aug 23, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
yes, you can call the principal broker, they are responsible for all of the brokers actions. Also sometimes calle dteh managing broker in large firms or franchises. You always have the right to ask for a release in writing if they have not lived up to their end of the deal. Gove a call and watch things change. Good luck Karen. ... more
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Mon Aug 18, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends on if you signed any type of agreement when paying him a deposit. was it a deposit for rent or a deposit towards teh security deposit. it depends what the receipt says. he just can not keep a security deposit, state laws dictate on how a deposit can be kept and how and when it has to be given back and usually with 30 days. If you do not take it, request your deposit back in writing, if in 30 days he doesnt return it you will have to go and file a civil suit against him in your district court. If you havent signed an agreement, then what he wrote on teh recipt will be key. ... more
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Thu Jun 19, 2008
Thomas McGiveron answered:
Frank's response is SPOT ON. Wow.

I can attest to everything he's said. I'm in this business fulltime and in this market - let me tell you - it's not the time you spend in the business - it's what you do with the time that counts. BUT - in this market - it's very difficult. I had three transactions fall apart this month. I was supposed to have 2 closings in the end of May and one in June. All fell apart. My last closing was in April. OUCH.

But you pick yourself up and keep going. I now have another fast all cash closing scheduled for the first week in July and I just reduced all my inventory on my listings - over 130,000 (that hurts but it hurts the homeowners more). The key to this business is winning over buyers, keeping a solid prospecting regimen going AND SERVICING YOUR CURRENT CLIENTS to the best possible degree.

So "part time" really doesn't exist in this business, unless you plan to work your sphere of influence (family and friends) and leave it at that.

You've got to have tough skin and a focused mental attitude. I don't care what person says it's "easy" - in this market - it's not. The ones who say it's "easy" are the ones with a SOLID client list that continues to repeat business.

I'm doing okay only because I WORK - really hard and I'm always looking for ways to improve my business.
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