What is the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

By now you have probably heard the term “MLS” and you have probably seen several references to the MLS or the Multiple Listing Service. So, what is the MLS?

Definition: Multiple Listing Service- An MLS is an organization that collects, compiles and distributes information about homes listed for sale by its members, who are real estate brokers. Continue reading

Top 5 Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid in Lewiston or Youngstown

If you are ready to list your Lewiston or Youngstown home for sale, set yourself up for success by avoiding these 5 common selling mistakes:

1. Putting your home on the market prematurely.

Presentation is everything when it comes to selling your home. So, before you place your home on the market, address any and all needed repairs, de-clutter, depersonalize and consider staging. Continue reading

Kitchen Remodeling Trends in Lewiston, Buffalo and Western New York

Almost half of all new homeowners in  update their home with some sort of home improvement project. Most new homeowners will partake in a remodeling job within a few months of buying their new home. Kitchen remodeling projects are among the top remodeling projects for homeowners in Lewiston, NY and other surrounding neighborhoods. Continue reading

How to Stage Your Lewiston New York or Buffalo Home When Selling

If you’re thinking of selling your Lewiston or Buffalo New York home the most important thing you can do aside from selecting an experienced real estate specialist is to properly stage your home for sale.

Staging your Lewiston, NY home for sale means making sure that your home’s best assets ‘pop’ so that a potential buyer sees them right away. Continue reading

Home Loan Assumability is Making a Comeback to Western New York

As interest rates slowly increase, we’re starting to see more and more buyers in Buffalo, Lewiston and Niagara Falls taking advantage of assumable home loans to make the purchase. Mortgage assumability is a feature that enables homebuyers to take on the loan previously obtained by the seller. The catch here is that the buyer has to pay interest at the same rate as the seller did. Continue reading