Buffalo, NY Real Estate News

By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Buy a WNY Home Handyman Specials and Fixer uppers - Are they good investments?» September 6, 2008 - Seminar on $7500 Homebuyer Tax Credit» Western New York Favorite Buyer Articles» Are you a first time homebuyer?» Buffalo Relocation Guide» Show me how to own a home!» Home Inspection Reports» Featured Homes For Sale Buffalo Home For Sale - 678 Minnesota Avenue Buffalo NY 14215 $59,000» Location! Location! Location! Two family home close to VA hospital and UB Campus. Each unit features two bedrooms, 1 bath, living, dining and own utilities. North Tonawanda Home for Sale: 491 Walk Road $112,000» Charm dignity and character best describe this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath lovingly cared for home. Sell my WNY Home Why pricing is so important in the sale of your Buffalo home!» There is much discussion...
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Ramona Whitaker of the Beau Fleuve Bed & Breakfast will be our host for the next Happy to be Here Happy Hour! There will be a speaker we just have not confirmed them yet. I will update this information when I get it! Tuesday, Sept 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 242 Linwood Buffalo New York A lot has happened over the summer, and it is time to restart the Happy to Be Here Happy Hours again! This year we are sampling some of the finest venues Buffalo has to offer once a month! Find out what plans are in the works for Buffalo Homecoming 2009, find out about the population expansion efforts of two of our members and catch up with old and new friends. Know someone that just moved to Buffalo -- forward the invitation to them! New to Buffalo? Never left and love it here? Come join us, mix and mingle with ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Who really wants to live in Buffalo? A lot more people than you think are relocating to Buffalo, and for many varied reasons.  Buffalo NY takes a lot of jokes about the snow and a lot of negative press with it being one of the fastest dying cities.  Yes people do leave Western New York, but people leave for many reasons.   Remember negative press sells newspapers and magazines. Perhaps now that Hillary Clinton isn't running for President, she can finally come through with her campaign promise (in her Senate Race in 2000) of 200,000 jobs for Upstate New York.  It appears that our little secret is not so secret anymore.   But I digress... So it is really wonderful to see an incredible article this week in the New York Magazine, entitled  Where the Urban Dream Life is Going Cheap by Adam ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
The idea for the festival came from a movie called Osmosis Jones. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending the Super Bowl of junk food, The National Buffalo Wing Fesival.Ironically, their wasn't one.That is when native Buffalonian Drew Cerza, now affectionately known as the Wing King decided to make it happen back in 2002. This is a case of Real Life knocking off Hollywood! Thanks for the idea Bill! The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival is this Labor Day Weekend August 30-31 at Dunn Tire Park.   August 30-31, 2008 - National Buffalo Wing FestivalDunn Tire Park$5 per person/per day Children under 8 free
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Home Buyer Seminar September 6, 2008 The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 offers significant benefits to both current homeowners and most especially to first time buyers. Under the legislation first time buyers are considered anyone that has not owned a primary residence in the last 3 years. Hunt ERA together with our wholly owned subsidiary, Hunt Mortgage, invites you to attend a FREE home buyer's seminar on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 10 am. The seminar will be held in our office at 5400 Broadway Street (corner of Central Ave) in the Village of Lancaster. You will learn the details of how to receive all the benefits of the new Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Our Mortgage Consultants want to help get you into your new home and will be on hand to explain what thes...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Buffalo NY is a community that has been misunderstood by many but those that live in Western New York know it is a wonderful place to call home.   Situated in the western portion of New York state nestled on shores of Lake Erie.  The Buffalo region is one of the fastest growing Real Estate markets in the United States today.  To the north is Niagara Falls and over the boarder Toronto. Buffalo is a city under an amazing amount of change; all for the positive. Visitors regularly say, "I had no idea." This expression of surprise has happened so often weve given it a name: the "Who Knew?" effect. As in, "Who knew Buffalo was such a beautiful city?" or "Who knew there was so much to do here?" or the "Who knew there were so many amazing restaurants?"   Read the rest of the story: Welcome To B...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Pay Tribute to Tim Russert at Sunday Brunch What better venue to honor Tim Russert than among enthusiastic Buffalo boosters from all over the nation, as the culmination of an event that he supported and that celebrates his beloved hometown? We will pay tribute to Tim Russert in a brief but solemn ceremony at Noon during the Buffalo Homecoming Sunday Brunch at the Buffalo Zoo on Sunday, June 29. Congressman Brian Higgins will help us honor Buffalo's best ambassador in the heart of the city he loved so well and we will all recall and share in his enduring legacy and his passion for his hometown. Maryalice Demler of WGRZ/Channel 2 On Your Side will serve as Brunch emcee and media hostess, and Quizmaster Dennis George will entertain one and all with his fun Buffalo Trivia Quiz. Quiz winne...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Buffalo Homecoming will be an amazing read more about it here.  BTEC showcases the CEO's of twenty of Buffalo's most professive "new economy" high tech companies.   Buffalo Homecoming's BTEC will be held at the Statler Grand Ballroom this free event is not to be missed!  The stereotype of Buffalo is that it is a town filled with blue collar lunch bucket factory workers with a love of chicken wings and Canadian Beer. Well, the wings and beer thing is true, but Buffalo is also home to a growing and thriving new economy. This is a networking event at which larger companies can show the way to success, mid-level companies can reach out to new customers, find talent, locate real estate, and smaller companies that are just starting out can find some investors or just share their plans. BTEC...
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  Sign the Petition to Rename Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Tim Russert International Airport Sign the Petition   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 Kulikowski | All posts by Colleen Kulikowski (716) 743-5297 Voicemail    
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Earlier this week I attended the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors Technology Summit. Several people at my table as Keith Garner spoke about blogging, they would say "Oh I couldn't do that" and I just sat there quietly thinking that is good.   I don't have much to worry about in competition.  He showed examples of blogs that have great success, Teresa Boardman and Jay Thompson up on the screen, sites that I have followed since joing ActiveRain. Then Keith goes and tells everyone to go get on ActiveRain to learn about blogging, get into the habit but and this is the most important but:  Get your own BLOG and write to the consumer there, not on ActiveRain. Hmm interesting, something I already knew.   Use ActiveRain for learning.   So if you have been around ActiveRain for awhile ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
June 26-29, 2008! Buffalo NY! Come home to Buffalo these days and find out why this is quickly becoming the city to be in! Meet 20 of the most progressive CEO's! Enjoy all the arts and culture we have sititng in our backyard and did I mention all the food? Yes Buffalo may have been in decline in the past, but it is building from where we are and creating an exciting place to call home! So what are you wating for?
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By Ryan Walley, Luxury Broker
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
First off... Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse rank in the top five best mid-sized cities for relocating families, according to a new study, with Buffalo ranking #5.  Last year we were ranked #17. See it here, below - from the source.  We also rate #41 for best places for singles looking to relocate - not just a family friendly place Buffalo!  Check out that study, too, below. http://www.primacy.com/resources/BestCitiesFamily2008.pdf http://www.primacy.com/resources/BestCitiesforSingles_10-25-07.pdf
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By Ryan Walley, Luxury Broker
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Residents of Buffalo know that we have a somewhat pessimestic view of our community.  We've been through a lot - numerous city planning mistakes, recurrent sports failures, cold and snowy winters, languishing waterfront.  But in recent years (and more-so in the past months) great news has funneled into Buffalo. I promise to focus on the good things going for Buffalo on my blog, because recently there have been so many of them.  They will be real estate or economy-focused thoughts.  It's so easy to be down on your own city - the real success comes from accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative.  I hope you enjoy and find this informative.  Please share your comments with me.    
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Shakespeare in Delaware Park A Buffalo summer tradition since 1976, Shakespeare in Delaware Park has been thrilling local audiences with world-class theatrical productions. It is the country's second most successful outdoor Shakespeare festival in terms of audience, attracting an average of 50,000 patrons each summer. Only New York City draws more attendance for a FREE Shakespeare festival. Our festival takes place in a historic park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of landscape architecture, and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Behind the Park's rose garden stands our grand Tudor-Style stage on a sweeping hill of green. In this beautiful setting under the stars, Shakepeare's stories live on to explore the truths of the human heart; tragedy, jealousy, foolishness, passion, la...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Here are the photos from the April 28th gathering at the Empire Grill in Buffalo NY... The count down is upon us for the Buffalo Homecoming Celebration. If you are interested in voluteering for this great event, please leave a comment below and we will be in touch with you. Buffalo Homecoming is June 26-29 and is everything about Buffalo NY and showcases the best, the brightest and most innovative things happening in Western New York. Visit their website at www.buffalohomecoming.com
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 Sometimes it is just nice to see why Buffalo is such a great place to call home!   This is a great vidoe that I found on YouTube and it expresses so many folks love of the area and how much positive that is happening here in Western New York.   Is there negatives?  Absolutely, name a place that doesn't.   If you have been gone for some time, why not reconnect with everything Western New York has to offer June 26-29 at Buffalo Homecoming 2008...Show All Other Articles you might find interesting:Buffalo Home Sweet Home Happy Dyngus Day Western New York! Another great reason to live in WNY! Pizza and Wings: Where to get them in the Buffalo Niagara Area! Buffalo NY Real Estate at a Glance Allentown March 2008 Congratulations Buffalo ReUse & Michael Gainer First-time home buyers and investo...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Buffalo Homecoming 2008  Buffalo NY is having a four day celebration to have those that left find a reason to fall in love with Buffalo all over again. June 26-29 there will be a career fair, happy hour, tours, sunday brunch and so much more! Above is the video of the press conference announcing the event! Check out their website at www.buffalohomecoming.com for more informtion!
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
Yes you read the title correctly.   A new service provider is providing bus service between Buffalo and New York City and Buffalo and Toronto starting in May.  MegaBus will not have a ticket counter here, so you'll have to book your tickets online or by phone. The toll-free number is 1-877-GO2-MEGA.Read the story at:  Ride the bus to NYC for $1Visit their webiste   
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
Buffalo Service Day - Volunteer Opportunity March 29, 2008We thought you might want to take part this Saturday! March 29th from 10 to 4:00 with party to follow.Work on any of eight (8) sites! We will be painting, cutting trees, boarding up homes, doing a housing assessment, and working various charities and non profits around Buffalo. This is your chance to give back to the Buffalo area. There will be a school bus leaving SBU (Murphy Lot) at 8:15 AM on Saturday. Prework meeting at 10:00 at the Valley Center (93 Leddy). Work will begin following.Come and work for a part or the whole day.  Lunch will be provided. Free T-shirts to first 140 volunteers.  Open to all. If you are from the Buffalo area, call your friends and family from home and get them to come out as well. There is plenty of...
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By Carl DeFranco, Buffalo Niagara Falls Real Estate
(DeFranco Real Estate Corp.)
Allentown is a trendy community in downtown Buffalo NY.   Many of you may recognize the name Allentown from the famous Allentown Art Festival held there each year.    Allentown is rich in history and is guided by The Allentown National Historic Preservation District.  Allentown is Main Street to Elmwood, and include Virginia, Allen and North Streets.  Notable Landmarks in Allentown include the Butler Mansion, Wilcox Mansion, and the Mark Twain Home.  Designated a local preservation district in 1978 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980, Allentown is one of the first and largest residential historic districts in the United States.    To find out more about the streets in Allentown, check them out at:   Maryland Street  Irving Place  Plymouth Avenue  Elmwood Aven...
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