Amherst, NY Real Estate News

By Jane Kosheleva
(Markett)
For Sale by Owner . On Capen Blvd in Eggertsville,NY between Cambridge Blvd & Princeton Ave. Nice 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Brick/Vinyl Cape Cod. Highlights include: Central Air, Fireplace, Water Heater-2009, Furnance-2004, New Roof, Classic Vinyl Fence, Cable/Dish/or DSL, Detached garage, Gentran Generator, Pergo AND Hardwood floors, new windows. To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/new-york-buy-single-family-home-11647033.html  
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By Karen Bishop
(Re/Max )
I recently held an open house at one of my listing here in the Western New York area.  The response was great from prospective buyers coming through the door to see this wonderful home.  One of the things that I was so proud of is that I had a buyer say to me "What a wonderful presentation for an open house!"  Of course this made me feel really good about the job that I had done.  I have had another agent who recently attended one of my open houses and he remarked to me that I had done open houses totally different than any other agent that he had come across.  He asked my about what my thoughts were concerning about open houses being a waste of time from the realtor's perspective, so I told him. I have had some great success stories while conducting open houses on listings.  The averag...
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By John Villella, General Manager - All Pro Home Inspection
(All Pro Home Inspection & Household Environmental Services, Ltd.)
 New Possibilities... "At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities." ~ Jean Houston "As the market continues to shift you have to ask yourself what can you do that will create new business.  Marketing to a new niche, or just making sure you follow up with every lead you receive will keep new business in the pipeline.  Don't forget your past clients they have the ability to refer you to family, friends and co-workers and the best part is they already know you, like you and trust you.  New possibilities are just waiting for you, but you have to be willing to change with the market to reap the benefits." ~ John Villella Wishing you an inspired week, and may everything you touch turn to SOLD,   John Villella, Your Personal Building Consultant f...
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By John Villella, General Manager - All Pro Home Inspection
(All Pro Home Inspection & Household Environmental Services, Ltd.)
Limit Your Risk... "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  The fearful are caught as often as the bold." ~ Helen Keller "We all work hard to make money and wish to limit our exposure to any liability.  Having the proper home inspection company as part of your team will help control your risk.  There have been a few deals lately where the home inspection was taken off the table just to get the contract accepted.  Is this a bold move just to get a deal put together or is this something that could come back to bit you at a later date...only time will tell.  Remember, the home inspection isn't just for the buyer or seller's benefit... it also helps control your risk.  If you find yourself in one of these situations where the deal will only be accepted if the i...
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By John Villella, General Manager - All Pro Home Inspection
(All Pro Home Inspection & Household Environmental Services, Ltd.)
Are you on the right track... "If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say." ~ Barbara McClintock  "Knowledge and knowing where you want to go and surrounding yourself with successful people will make you a force that can not be defeated.  Once you achieve this great things await you." ~ John Villella Please don't keep All Pro a Secret. The greatest compliment we can receive is a referral from you.We are Committed to Your Success!   Wishing you an inspired week,may everything you touch turn to SOLD,John Villella, Your Personal Building Consultant from Buffalo, NY
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When I entered the real estate arena, I decided I needed to address my phone plans.  My cell phone plan with 1,000 minutes per month was just not going to cut all the additional phone calls I was making – some calls just can’t wait until after 7PM!  Please note that any rates that I provide in this post are based on my home in Amherst, NY. The two options I considered were having a Verizon land line phone installed, or finding an online Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service to run over top of my preexisting broadband connection.  I ended up choosing Skype as my VOIP solution.   Skype is a messaging client similar to AOL Instant Messanger, ICQ, or many others that you may come across.  It also comes with a built in VOIP service, with very reasonable rates.  Skype can be found at ww...
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By Jim Knight, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
(Realty USA)
Well, I've taken the plunge into the world of real estate cyber social networking.  As I finish the year as the current President of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, it's time to move back into the "sell everyday".  I welcome the return to the reality of a real estate market that could certainly be much worse than it is and one that I see as filled with great opportunity to those that want to put their nose to the grindstone.
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
92 Sunset Amherst NY Sold in Auction for $79,000 Sold in Auction for $79,000 Yesterday in the crowded living room of 92 Sunset in Amherst NY there was an auction of this Amherst home and all of it's contents.   It was not a bank sale, it was to settle the estate of the previous owner who built the house in 1978.  Everything in the home was original, so some updating will need to happen for the new buyers.   The details of the sale are the home is purchased "as-is", closing in 30 days, there is no concessions and if you have the winning bid you will pay an additional 10% which brought the sale up to $86,900.   Interesting that the family chose auction, but in speaking with them, it was the easiest thing for them.  Could the family done better?   You be the judge.   The convenience of hav...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Creekwoods in Amherst NY is a community of multi-family and single-family homes. Just minutes to the business park, shopping and all that Amherst has to offer. Situated in the Sweethome School District and a short drive from the University of Buffalo Amherst Campus makes this community popular. Popular with investors and first-time home buyers as the two-family units provide a steady income. Interested in more about this community? Please give me a call at (716) 990-7384.   Colleen Kulikowski is your Western New York Real Estate Expert focusing on Buffalo and Niagara Falls neighborhoods of Western New York.  If you are on Twitter, please follow me... If you enjoyed this post by your Buffalo & Niagara Falls Home Sales Expert, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed!Email Colleen Kulikow...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Living in Amherst NY you are ideally situated to the best of all of Western New York.  Head north to Niagara Falls and south to the city of Buffalo.  As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 116,510.  The Town of Amherst encompasses most of the Village of Williamsville. The town is by the northern part of the county and borders a small section of the Erie Canal. The town is the largest and most populous suburb of Buffalo. The single family market report as of May 5, 2008 is as follows: There are currently 97 active single-family homes for sale in Amherst with an additonal 5 homes pending with an average list price of $234,500.  The highest list priced home in Amherst is listed for $1,249,000 and the lowest is listed for $50,000. Interested in buying or selling a single-...
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By Marsha G. Whipple
(Keller Williams Realty NY)
Keller Williams Realty New York in Amherst invites everyone...  Tuesday, May 6th from 5-8 we will have a variety of vendors at our office. All the vendors have agreed to turn over a significant portion of their profits to KW Cares. KW Cares raises money that can be used locally and nationally. All KW Market centers can accept the KW Cares challenge to raise $30,000 annually for charitable giving, sending $3,000 to KW Cares for the KW Cares general fund. The remaining $27,000 is for charitable giving in the local community to help individuals in need or to be donated to a local charity(ies).Current Vendors:Auntie Rosie's Gourmet Cookies, Avon Consultant, Bachrachs Men Store Trunk Sale, Candlelite Consultant, Linen World Consultant,  Motives Custom Make-Up/consultation, Transitions low-g...
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
Amherst NY Single Family Market Report - March 2008The Real Estate market in Amherst NY remains constant, here is what has happened between February 21 - March 21, 2008 in the Amherst NY single-family home sales:Currently there are 92 active single-family homes for sale and there are 11 pending sales with an average list price of $222,400 (Highest List price $575,000, Lowest list price $92,500) Closed in the past 30 days has been 7 single-family homes with an average sold price of $281,586 spending an average of 54 days on the market (DOM)  The highest sold single-family home in the past 30 days in Amherst NY sold for $708,100 after 137 days on the market.  The lowest sold single-family home sold for $133,000 after 0 days on the market. Read Also:  Amherst NY Single Family Market Report...
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
Make Amherst NY Home  Amherst New York is a great place in Western NY to call home. It has Location! Location! Location! It is why Amherst has been responsible for 70% of the job growth in Western New York over the last 10 years. Amherst is situated in the Northwest corner of Erie County. Rapid population growth in recent decades due to the town's proximity to Buffalo has resulted in more houses, highways, schools, shopping centers, and recreational facilities.Rich in history, Amherst was formed in 1818 from a part of the Town of Buffalo (which later became the City of Buffalo) and covers approximately 53 square miles. In 1818, the town of Amherst was officially created and was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, an English lord who was a former Commander-in-Chief of the British troops in Am...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 Sometimes it is nice to do something for someone we do not know.   To do it for just the sake of knowing that we can personally make a difference in some one's life.   I just got an email from a dear friend, and he got it from someone else.   Why I share it is because it is a great idea!   While you are filling out your Christmas Cards this Christmas, why not add one more to the list -- A Recovering American Soldier.  Mail to:A Recovering American Soldierc/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center6900 Georgia Avenue,NWWashington,D.C. 20307-5001With the holidays fast approaching a care package from home gives them the knowledge that people are thinking about them - that's a huge pick-me-up.   There are also several organizations that send care packages and send support to our troops overseas:Mi...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 I have been dealing with decorating a home the past several weeks.  In that process I have discovered something that changed the cleaning process for me -- something that makes life easier.  When I go to a home to photograph for a listing I will be taking Dirtex Cleaner by Savogran and coffee filters with me!  I used to keep Windex and paper towels, and thought I was really smart.   I would have to use a lot of elbow grease to get the glass to shine and then I would have lint to deal with.Well my handy Ace Hardware (view my Lessons In Customer Service Post why I am a raving fan) shared a secret with me and I am a believer.  This stuff is absolutely amazing and it works so easily.  Coffee filters are lint free and perfect size for you to work with!  Again, another example of cheapest is...
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