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Wow! Notable Niagara Falls Website! In under 30 Days of existence! - 02/26/08 06:12 PM
Yes you read that correctly! Under 30 days my Blog is a notable site for Niagara Falls! I bet you are wondering how that happened... I am part of the group called Niagara Rises. I am hopefully part of the positive changes here in Niagara Falls. One of their missions is to bring new businesses to the Niagara Falls area. Something that I believe passionately about (oh and I happen to chair their subcommittee on that topic). Yesterday afternoon I was greeted by a Google Alert for my name and it was from an article by Frank Thomas Croisdale - WEB EXCLUSIVE! NOTABLE WEB SITES NOTED in (13 comments)
Western New York Blog Carnival archives | submit post Welcome to the February 25, 2008 edition of western New York. If you enjoy this and have a blog, please submit a post of yours to the next Carnival! As long as there are few entries, I am able to hightlight all of them! Read all the featured posts at: Western New York Blog Carnival - February 25, 2008 Submit your blog article to the next edition of Western New York using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts (6 comments)
Selling your Buffalo home should be treated as any other transaction. It should be made without emotional involvement. Many times Buffalo Sellers use their hearts instead of their heads when making such an important decision as listing their home for sale. By not thinking objectively, it costs Buffalo home sellers important time and money. In some instances, it can cost even more than that. To prevent this from happening to you, don't make the three biggest mistakes when listing your home for sale. Read about the three most costly mistakes Buffalo Home Sellers make at Your Buffalo Home - Selecting the Right Agent (0 comments)
83 Buffalo Homes face Eminent Domain - 02/21/08 03:56 PM
Peace Bridge Construction - Eminent Domain a possibility for 83 Buffalo homes Another hot topic in Western New York is the planned construction around the Peace Bridge and the possibility of eminent domain enacted on 83 Buffalo homes. The Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo to Fort Erie, Ontario has been an icon in the Western New York Region for 80 years, but it needs a complete make over and improvements. The Peace Bridge was first constructed in 1925 and the Peace Bridge Opened in 1927. When the bridge opened it became the main port of entry from Canada into the US, and was named the (2 comments)
Radical Home Staging Idea (the reverse applies to warmer climates) - 02/19/08 01:41 PM
Staging Your Niagara Falls Home - It isn't always all about what you see... We have talked about Staging Tips for Your Home awhile back, this is information that any home owner anywhere in the country can find useful. But Staging your Niagara Falls home is partially visual, but there is something very simple that you can do to add to the comfort of potential buyers. It is nearing the end of February here in Western New York and we have experienced some very cold days. Showing properties with potential Niagara Falls Buyers you see a lot of cold houses. I have (11 comments)
In reading Don't Blame Diocese for Church Closing which is in the Buffalo News Everybody's Column on January 1st by Martin E. Bartnik a thought occurred. It made me stop and think for a few moments. I have wanted to write about this for some time, but my thoughts were mixed. I have to agree that what the Catholic Diocese is doing is the right thing. Imagine if our Government was as brave and took such a hard look at their expenses. Change is happening here in Western New York. Some see it a sign of the times, other are shaken to (3 comments)
Those in Buffalo and Niagara Falls area are over joyed! The Buffalo Niagara Regions Real Estate Market Ranked 13th Best Market in Nation The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released 2007 4th quarter home prices. It places the Buffalo Niagara region in the 13th best market in the nation out of 151 regional markets in the report. The Buffalo Niagara region saw a 9.1% increase in single-family home prices from the 4th quarter of 2006. Home sales prices increase rose from $96,000 to $105,400 in the twelve-month period. Encouraging news to the Western New York region, with the national statistics which showed a (5 comments)
The Boss in North Tonawanda - 02/17/08 02:49 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Live in N. Tonawanda Springsteen to play the Riviera Theater (on HD Screen that is) The Riviera theater in North Tonawanda is getting a little help from The Boss. The Riviera will feature a Bruce Springsteen concert on a high-definition screen at 8 p.m. Feb. 29. The Riviera is one of the few places in the country where it can be seen. Bruce Springsteen is allowing only certain historic theaters to show this concert and keep all of the proceeds. Throughout the 1970s & '80s Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band barnstormed America, rocking audiences in clubs and performing arts (2 comments)
Charming Lewiston --- What Today's Buyers are Seeking - 02/17/08 02:42 PM
Lewiston NY - Charming Village just what buyers are seeking 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 Niagara Falls Where escaping slaves made their last stop on the Underground Railroad Where the "cocktail" was invented by the power brokers of the (0 comments)
When is Project Blogger II Starting? - 02/16/08 10:50 AM
Remember "Project Blogger"? For those of you that are new to ActiveRain you might not know about this interesting contest that was " CoSponsored by Inman News Bloggers Connect and ActiveRain! The goal is simple: over the course of about 4 months, each participating blogging coach will aim to develop the most successful real estate blogger they can. Prizes: ActiveRain will be donating $5,000 to the winning team's charities of choice. The blogging coach and apprentice will each be allowed to direct $2,500 of the $5,000. " Read Also: Project Blogger Announcemnt Post Inman News Blog: Project Blogger Kicks Off Last Year's ProjectBlogger Participants were: Ines Hegedus-Garcia (12 comments)
Grassroots Niagara Falls Meeting Schedule - 02/15/08 01:23 PM
Niagara Rises next meeting is: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6pm Day's Inn - Ballroom 443 Main Street Niagara Falls NY Thanks to Zach Casale over at Main Street Niagara for sharing this information from Frank Thomas Croisdale at the Niagara Falls Reporter. This simple idea has evolved into a grass roots movement in the area. Related Articles: Eight Reasons to Move Your Business to Western New York Spitzer calls for proposals to show results fast in Niagara Falls Niagara Falls NY Homes Under $50,000! Buffalo Niagara's Alternative to Home Demolition (0 comments)
Knock! Knock! - 02/14/08 10:38 PM
Hey Niagara Falls - Do you hear opportunity knocking? Niagara Falls is just waiting for the right visionaries to come along. I came back to Western New York earlier this year and chose to work in Niagara Falls. I guess that makes me one of those visionaries. I drive around Niagara Falls and I just see it, I can feel the electricity in the air, it is coming. Are you ready for it? The other day Governor Spitzer made a call for proposals to show results fast in the Falls. "We're going to make this happen, and we're going to do it (10 comments)
So you think you can't afford to purchase a home in Niagara Falls? Ok, it might be so, but before you completely rule out home ownership perhaps you should check out this list of homes that are currently on the market for under $50,000. In some instances there are grants available to homes that are owner occupied. Teachers, Fire Fighters, Police there are additional grants available to you! This is a great time to explore your options! Here are the currently listed Niagara Falls single family homes under $50,000: 1376 square foot Bungalow featuring:3 Bedrooms and 1 bath(s). This Niagara Falls home is (3 comments)
Rewarding Commentors - ActiveRain Enhancement Request - 02/13/08 08:18 AM
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Let's talk about LINK LOVE. I just happened across a great post over at Daude Miracle "The Single, Most Prorfound Way to thank your Commentors" and it is pretty amazing... In fact it is really simple. Allow Google to follow to the commentors BLOG. Daude Miracle explains it best: " It seems that all blogware - WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, Movable Type, etc - inserts a little piece of code in all outgoing links that come from comments. In an attempt to stop comment spam, this little piece of code tells search engines not to follow and record any outgoing (10 comments)
How Do I love thee? Let me count the ways I can show you in Niagara Falls.... - 02/12/08 10:44 AM
By Colleen Kulikowski | February 12, 2008 Today in Niagara Falls there are many men that are just about in a complete panic over February 14th, and then again there are some that don't have a clue it is coming up. Guys let me let you in on a little secret – it is just another day. You shouldn't wait for a specific day like Valentine's Day (or your anniversary) to show your Niagara Falls Sweetheart that you care. But that is not an excuse for doing nothing for your sweetheart. Ladies if your guy is one that doesn't have a (1 comments)
There are many abandoned buildings in the Buffalo Niagara region of Western New York. In Buffalo alone there is an estimated 5,000-10,000 abandoned homes. These abandoned Buffalo homes are a problem, especially when they are neglected. Stories like Dirty Deeds that was published in January in BusinessWeek focus on a lot of the negatives. But it isn't as bad as the media would like to report. There is a strong movement here in WNY to fix the situation with the city of Buffalo's Mayor's AntiFlipping Task Force and grass roots organizations leading the way. Read the rest of Buffalo Niagara's Alternative to Home (6 comments)
Bergholz Fire Department 2470 Niagara Road Niagara Falls NY(716) 731-4848 There is a tradition I remember fondly as a child and it was getting chowder from the Fire Department. Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department Chowder sale is just one of many, but many say it is the best around. Returning to Western New York after 20 years of being gone there are some things that stand the test of time - Chicken Wings, Beef on Weck, Fish Fry on Friday, DiCamillo's Bakery and Chowder! Niagara County is full of Volunteer Fire and Emergency companies. It is part of the heritage here in Western (3 comments)
Benjamin Franklin was a Blogger? Say What?! - 02/08/08 11:55 AM
Well he did start the Poor Richard's Almanack, and he was a printer by trade... It is no secret that I try to get people to stretch beyond their comfort zone and go out into the Internet and discover what is out there. That is because Laurie Manny pushed me until I did it, and I was so grateful for the challenge. I wanted to pay it forward. Now, I go out and read around the Internet, and I do it on a regular basis, it gives me a lot of ideas for my new blog Buffalo Niagara Real Estate & Home Sales. The (37 comments)
She is back in her hometown -- Buffalo NY! Colleen has joined Carl DeFranco in Niagara Falls to serve the Western New York region. Visit her on the web at: www.BuffaloNiagaraRealEstateHomeSales.com! She still has all her Florida connections for all those snowbirds who want a place in the sun. One of the great things being back in Western New York is all the great food! Check out the following video for a great look at a local tradition...
Are you Paralyzed in making a Real Estate Decision? Are you over analyzing what is happening in the Western New York Real Estate Market? Are you listening to your Buffalo Real Estate Professional's advice or national media? Or worse yet your friends and family who have nothing to do with the Real Estate Industry. Yes you the couple in Williamsville sitting on the fence about purchasing a new home! And you with the overpriced listing sitting in Youngstown chasing the market down! Stop for a moment and think about your ultimate Real Estate goal. There are some general rules that if you follow when making a decision to buy or (0 comments)
Curious about Western New York? Here are some articles on Life in WNY Articles: Blizzard Conditions today...Niagara Falls Winter DrivingNiagara County Bicentennial Events239 Days and Counting until the National Chicken Wing Festival Mortgage & Finance Related Articles with special thanks to Brian Brady: What the Historic Fed Move Means to the Buffalo & Niagara Falls NY RegionMortgage Fraud on Marco Island Makes NY Times HeadlineMortgage Fraud 101 for Niagara Falls Residents Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Then here ar some articles you really need to read; How Niagara Falls Sellers Can Prevent Making Costly Selling MistakesWhat should I do to get ready to sell (0 comments)
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