Lewiston, NY Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
 Lewiston NY  a place with so much history I recently visited Western New York and stayed in the town of  Lewiston.  This was really a historic town. Many think of Niagara Falls as originating in Niagara Falls, not so, the fall was first in Lewiston but due to erosion on the Niagara River, it moved seven miles. Lewiston was also the first European settlement in western New York starting in the 1600's.High above the Niagara River, I ran into a rather large monument depicting activities of the underground railroad and those who were instrumental in helping slaves escape to Canada where they would gain freedom.   Yes, Lewiston was the last stop on the Underground Railroad before entering Canada.  As I stood on the bank of the Niagara River looking across at Canada I could visualize the boa...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Fair Housing Rules Affect WNY Buyers   Fair Housing Rules prevent Realtors from giving their opinion on neignborhoods. Fair Housing Rules Stop Us From Answering Some of Your Questions! What a New York Realtor® cannot tell you about a neighborhood might surprise you. We recognize that the purchase of your Western New York home is a huge life altering decision and you want to make sure that you have not only the perfect home, but also that have all the facts you need to make that decision. Fair housing has been in the news in Western New York lately and it is a good time to explain how Fair Housing affects the Western New York Buyer.  As a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Realtor® in the State of New York we must adhere to strict rules regarding housing because of the Federal Fair Hou...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
How to get showings on your Lewiston Home: Don't require your Lewiston Realtor® to have a confirmed Showing Always have your Lewiston Home is showing condition Less restrictions, the more likely a Lewiston Realtor® is to show it Have your Lewiston Home priced correctly Don't be at the showing, it can intimidate Lewiston Home Buyers Related Articles: So you want to hire a Cleaning Service Avoid Costly Selling Mistakes Where's Martha Stewart When You need her? Ways to sabotage the sale of your home   If you enjoyed this Buffalo Real Estate article, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed which gives you the latest information on Buffalo Homes for Sale, Tips for Buyers, Sellers and Investors! Visit www.BestBuffaloHomes.com for the latest Real Estate news, market reports and community inform...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
The art of disclosure on your Buffalo Home For Sale By law, real estate professionals cannot fill out any sellers' home disclosures unless the agent is the seller or a party to the transaction. If your agent can't tell you, ask a lawyer if you need to sign every disclosure handed you. Every state has its own laws regarding disclosures, so the forms will be different. A federal disclosure such as Lead-Based Paint is required for all transactions if the home was built before 1978.   Chances are in most areas of Western New York you will need this form. What should I disclose? Material Facts are commonly referred to as anything that would affect the buyer's decision to purchase or the price and terms the buyer offers. In other words, if you have knowledge about a defect, it should be disc...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Selling your Lewiston home by yourself there are many things that you have to think about. For Sale by Owners have a lot to do get their homes sold and they are at a disadvantage to get it right the first time.  One of the most important things when selling your Lewiston home by your self is all the details. What does a Realtor® do? Many of these things that a professional Realtor® takes care of for the Western New York Seller: Effective pricing of your Lewiston home. The market changes rapidly, a good Realtor® is abreast of the changes and what will affect your listing price. These things can change daily in Western New York. Home Buyers in the Lewiston area are well educated with access to public records. They do a considerable amount of research and will pass over an over priced list...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Location! Location! Location! Popular with tourists primarily in the summertime, Lewiston has a lot to offer with its many festivals, fine restaurants, Artpark, and fascinating history. Lewiston is situated on the Niagara River, just across the river from Canada, and is half way between the world famous Niagara Falls and historic Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York. Some people say the Town of Lewiston is becoming a new frontier for suburbanite hopefuls - a place poised for the kind of residential interest shown in Clarence and Wheatfield in the last two decades. Whether or not that's a good thing is up for debate. It's difficult to compare the interest in residential developments, but there is something about Lewiston that has people talking. Historic Lewiston NY Birthplace of Niagar...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Great!   We are excited to speak with you about the process and about representing your home sale.   Here are some helpful hints to assist you along the way: Thinking of Selling your home? So you have decided that you are going to sell  your Western New York home.  Or perhaps your Buffalo home is about to expire and you are looking for another Realtor® to represent your sale. Congratulations!   You have come to the right place on the Internet! You are going to be moving ... View article... What happens on a Listing Appointment Listing of your Buffalo Home I am really excited about listing your home and our upcoming meeting to get all the paperwork completed.  To ensure that this meeting goes quickly and I have all the information I need to list it we will need the following: All parties...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
By Colleen Kulikowski Statements like "But Mary and John down the street sold their home for $10,000 (Sold April 7, 2007 -today is June 6, 2008) more than we have ours listed for" or "My cousin (the Civil Defense Attorney in Alabama who hasn't been back to Buffalo since your wedding 8 years ago) says we should have listed it for $25,000 more to give us room to negotiate" and my personal favorite  "But on Zillow it is valued for $17,000 more" must be struck from your thoughts.  Those resources are not experts in Western New York Real Estate.  They do not have all the facts that I have.   As for Mary & John's sale last year, well they had 750 square feet more than you and an oversized lot.  Since then there have been two other sales this month, both comparable homes that sold for $20,000...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
In Lewiston NY there are many great homes for sale and in this desirable community there are currently:There are 84 homes for sale and 4 pending/under contract - average list price of $211,164  In the 30 day period April 1-May 1, 2008 there were 13 closed sales with an average sold price of $170,746 spending an average of 71 days on the market  Year to date there has been 31 homes sold in Lewiston with the average home sold for $172,374 and spending an average of 60 days on the market.   Thinking of selling your Lewiston home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your Lewiston single family home? Then call Colleen Kulikowski at (716) 990-7384 to discuss what is happening in today's Western New York Real Estate Market.   We would be happy to give you a personalized Compa...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
They say that searching for a dream home can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Searching with your spouse, it can be compounded by different expectations. When you start your home search it is important to clearly define what you can afford and what you desire and the items that are absolute deal breakers for you.  Here is a selection of articles that may be assistance to you....How to reduce the stress during house hunting for your WNY home.Buyer Assistance Programs in Western New YorkYour Western New York Real Estate ResourceFirst Time Buyer Advice for North Tonawanda BuyersHow Buyers Can Save Money (and aggrevation) on their Niagara Falls Home PurchaseHow to save money for your WNY down paymentWNY Real Estate | Western New Yorkers Home ResourceDon't wait until yo...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Lewiston Single Family Market Report April 2008As of April 7, 2008 the real estate market in Lewiston NY is picking up pace.  In the past 30 days 10 single-family homes have closed, which in the same time period the prior 30 days only 6 had closed.  This brings to grand total of closed sales in Lewiston NY to 21.Real Estate Sales and Listings for Single-family home Sales in Lewiston are currently there are 83 active single family homes for sale in Lewiston NY and one pending sale.  The average list price is $203, 110 (Highest List: $1,195,000 Lowest List: $68,000)Thinking of selling your Lewiston home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your Lewiston single family home? Then call Colleen Kulikowski at (716) 990-7384 to discuss what is happening in today's Western New ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Signs of Spring | Artpark Tuesdays in the Park to start soon...Starting June 3 and running through August 26th Artpark will once again anf their free concerts in the park! Concerts are at 6:30pm at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater and did we mention that these concerts are FREE?Western New York's hottest free outdoor concert series sizzles with 13 unforgettable evenings of world-class musical entertainment and an array of hands-on art workshops for kids - all overlooking the beautiful Niagara River Gorge!First Niagara Tuesday in the ParkJune 3 - August 26, 20086:30pmArtpark Outdoor AmphitheaterFREEGet in the spirit - Pat Benetar from last summer.... Colleen Kulikowski is your Western New York Real Estate Expert focusing on Buffalo and Niagara Falls neighborhoods.  Email this author | Al...
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
  Lewiston Single Family Market Report | March 4, 2008Lewiston NY is just north of Niagara Falls and on your way to the historic sites of Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown.  Real Estate Facts for Single-family home Sales in Lewiston are:There were 125 homes that sold in 2007 with an average sales price of $167,098 and these homes spent an average of 77 days on the market.The highest sold in 2007 home in Lewiston was sold for $672,000, which was on the market a total of 545 days, the lowest priced home sold in Lewiston was sold for $31,000 and spent 0 days on the market.   To keep with last year's SOLD pace, there will have to be an average of 10.42 homes sold per month.  In the same time period in 2007, there were a total of 21 homes sold, spending an average of 80 days on the Market with ...
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