kelly barbus: New Listing! 164 Eastland, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 - 03/16/14 01:12 AM
New Listing!
164 Eastland, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Come take a look this Sunday, March 23rd, 1-3
For more information visit www.BuffaloRealEstateSearch.com
of call Kelly Barbus, TODAY!
716-536-1562
 
Charming all brick Ranch. Large updated eat-in kitchen and formal dining room. Three spacious bedrooms with ample closet space. Ceramic tiled full bath with new vanity, surround and fixtures. Hardwood floors throughout. Partially finished basement adds extra square footage and is currently being used as a home office and family room. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!
 
 
 
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kelly barbus: Should I sell my Buffalo home when prises are expected to rise? - 01/13/14 03:10 AM
Many Buffalo, NY homeowners are hesitant to sell when the news programs are telling them that higher prices are in the future.   The answer to whether or not you should sell while the market is rising comes down to the reason why you want to move.   If you plan to "move up" then it's definitely the time to sell, because the price of that new home will also rise. When you do the math, you'll see that you'll save a lot more than you'll "lose" if you sell and buy now. After all, 10% of $250,000 is far less than … (0 comments)

kelly barbus: North Tonawanda Home for Sale - 12/12/13 08:04 AM
New Listing!
Charming home for sale in North Tonawanda
MLS # B443238
 
Relocating owners hate to leave this charming North Tonawanda home for sale located across from Payne Park. Loaded with updates, this 3 bedroom 2-story home features spacious eat-in kitchen (fully applianced), formal dining room updated with recessed lighting, new bambo flooring and sliding glass door leading to 2 tiered deck with built in seating. Huge living room, Den and front entry with an open feel. Second floor boasts 3 bedrooms and full bath. Finished basement rec room adds extra square footage and includes built in bar, recessed lighting and has second bathroom … (6 comments)

kelly barbus: Top 10 reasons to sell your Buffalo, NY home during the Holiday Season - 12/08/13 08:16 PM
Top 10 Reasons to Sell Your Buffalo, NY Home During the Holiday Season
10. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.
9. Houses show better when they are decorated for the Holidays.
8. When supply goes down it means there is a greater opportunity to capture motivated buyers AND a better sales price for you.
7. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
6. Some people have to buy before the end of the year for tax … (2 comments)

kelly barbus: This Month in Real Estate October 2013- Western New York - 12/06/13 11:51 PM
This Month in Real Estate- October 2013
Western New York
New Listings were up 3.5 percent to 1,313. Pending Sales increased 5.5 percent to 831, the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Inventory shrank 13.9 percent to 5,099 units.
 
Prices moved higher as the Median Sales Price was up 3.3 percent to $124,000. Days on Market decreased 15.2 percent to 56 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 19.4 percent to 5.8 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.
If you have questions about these housing statistics and how they affect your bottom line, call me at 716-536-1562 or drop me a … (3 comments)

kelly barbus: The purchase price is just one component of a home purchase offer - 12/06/13 11:04 PM
While most sellers look first at the stated purchase price of a home in Buffalo, the price is really only the starting point. Other details reveal the true costs to the buyer and the true proceeds to the seller.   The most obvious is the request for the seller to pay the buyer's closing costs. Depending upon the loan program, this could be as much as 9% of the purchase price. On a home valued at $200,000, paying buyer's closing costs could mean an $12,000 reduction in proceeds for the seller – and an $12,000 savings for the buyer.   Then … (1 comments)

kelly barbus: Want to sell your Buffalo, NY home during the Holidays? - 12/02/13 06:16 AM
Should you keep your home on the market during the holiday season? Of course it's up to you, but do remember that those who are looking at homes instead of doing "holiday things" are likely to be serious buyers. In fact, they may be out of area buyers who need to find a home during their children's school holiday.   It IS a bother - trying to keep the house in showing condition while you're doing all the other holiday preparations.   That said, if you decide to stay with it, think about how you decorate, and do take precautions.   Decorating should … (0 comments)

kelly barbus: This Month in Real Estate September 2013- Western New York - 11/24/13 11:05 PM

 
This Month in Real Estate September 2013
Western New York
Want to know how much your home is worth?  Call Kelly today at 716-536-1562 or visit www.BuffaloRealEstateSearch.com
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kelly barbus: Selling your home in Buffalo? Last minute checklist before the move - 11/11/13 11:10 PM
When you're moving in or out of a home in Buffalo, NY you have a long list of things to do.   Here are a few tasks that might get overlooked in the last-minute rush:  Check to see if you've left any clothes at the dry cleaners – or anything at a repair shop. Did you remember to return books, videos, and games? Make sure they don't get packed and taken along. Even though everything is digital today, get your medical and dental records. Get refills of your prescriptions and pack them in something you will keep with you as you travel. If … (0 comments)

kelly barbus: Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in Buffalo's West Side? - 10/21/13 12:51 AM
Looking to buy or sell a home on Buffalo's West Side?
 
This is a great investment property in Buffalo! With an asking price of $59,900, this multi-family investment property won't last long!
For more pictures and information, see below or visit my website.
Full Details
http://www.BuffaloRealEstateSearch.com/listing/mlsid/401/propertyid/B440354/syndicated/1/cgltguid/C3F7E74D-309F-48AA-947F-CF306A721A06/?ts=crg
Click on photo to see more photos!
Listing Courtesy of Kelly Barbus, Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns
 
When it is time to buy or sell your home on the West Side of Buffalo, Call me at 716-536-1562 or visit www.BuffaloRealEstateSearch.com   I personally live in the West Side of Buffalo and would be … (0 comments)

kelly barbus: Spruce up that bathroom when it's time to sell your Buffalo, NY home - 10/21/13 12:30 AM
Sell your Buffalo, NY home faster by sprucing up your bathroom with these helpful tips!
When you're selling your home here in Buffalo, NY the condition of the bathroom will play a large part in your success.
 
Because the bathroom is one of the two most used rooms in any homes, buyers give them a lot of attention.  The way yours looks could be the deciding factor when buyers are wavering between your home and another.
So what can you do to give your bathroom(s) greater appeal?
 
The first and most obvious fix is to scrub everything until it shines. If you have discolored tile … (1 comments)

kelly barbus: Decorating your Buffalo home for sale during the holidays - 10/14/13 01:46 AM
 
How to stage your Buffalo home for sale during the holidays
Halloween is coming soon, followed by the winter holidays. How can that affect the presentation of your Buffalo home for sale?   You have the opportunity to make your house stand out on the block with some colorful décor. Who doesn't stop for a beat and think "That's nice" when they see corn stalks, pumpkins, and mums clustered around a gate post or an entry door?    The cheefulness that decor conveys is a natural magnet.    Inside, holiday décor can create a welcoming, joyful atmosphere – something everyone wants … (1 comments)

kelly barbus: NEW Listing! 16 Cleveburn Pl. Buffalo - Elmwood Village Home for Sale - 09/07/13 10:39 PM
Looking for a home for sale in Elmwood Village?  You may already know that Elmwood Village homes for sale are the fastest selling homes in the City of Buffalo.  Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to own a great single family home for sale in Elmwood Village!
OPEN September 8th 1-3
Super cute Elmwood Village Bungalow with tons of potential. Was once a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath with finished walk-out basement. Upstairs bathroom is completely gutted and two bedrooms were converted to one. Good bones but interior needs TLC. Will require cash or 203k type financing. Great for someone … (3 comments)

kelly barbus: Lots of Buffalove this week! - 08/24/13 12:08 AM

 
Tons of Buffalove in the media this week!  #Buffalove is a new hastag/ term that us Buffalonians love to use when drescribing ourselves and our passion for rebuilding this amazing city we call home.  To learn more about the meaning of Buffalove, check out this weeks Artvoice Podcast http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/2013/08/22/buffalove-what-is-it-good-for/
 
This week, Buffalo was able to show it's love to President, Barack Obama, as he visited the University at Buffalo to talk about affordable education.  This was the second time in his term as POTUS that he visited our great city and boy were we proud!  You can check … (1 comments)

kelly barbus: NYS STAR Exemption- What to know for 2014 - 08/16/13 10:28 PM
New York State STAR Exemption- What to know for 2014
 
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years.
This new legislation is to ensure that owner occupied properties are receiving the Basic Star on the homeowners primary residence. In March, the State did an audit and found massive flaws in the system.  To ensure less fraud, New York State is requiring homeowners to reapply for the 2014 tax year and by doing so NYS will save over one million by eliminating … (0 comments)

kelly barbus: What to Know About Closing Cost Assistance- Monday Tip - 08/11/13 08:06 PM
 
I get the question all the time from my first-time Buffalo home buyers, and I know it's because of those silly real estate shows. You know, the shows where the buyers can only look at three properties before they pull the trigger and make an offer on their "dream home."
So this is the question: Will the seller pay for the buyer's closing costs? The answer here in Buffalo (reality, real life) is no it doesn't happen.
As a first-time Buffalo home buyer, you will undoubtedly pay for your own closing costs. The biggest chunks of the closing cost is your … (6 comments)

kelly barbus: Code Red Scam Alert- Western New York - 08/09/13 09:29 AM
 
UPDATE: I recently wrote a blog about how you can sign up for the Code Red security alerts in Buffalo and a few other surrounding suburbs.  Apparently folks in towns that do not have the system available to them are recieving phone calls about signing up.  It is likely they are trying to obtain personal information and you should contact your local police department if you do recieve one of these calls. 
You can read my blog HERE to find out if your town is set up on Code Red And learn how to set yourself up.
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kelly barbus: Don't let the high heels fool you! - 08/08/13 09:43 AM
That's right, I said it!  Don't let my high heel shoes fool you- this job is NOT always glamorous.
In my market center, Buffalo NY, I can show you a house for $2500 or 2.5 million.  I live in Buffalo and therefore I do a ton of business in the city.  It is not always fun.  Today I did a final walk-thru for a friend at my office and this is what I walked into.  My ankles are swollen from flea bites and my allergies are a hot mess right now. 
So next time you think selling real estate is so easy, take a … (4 comments)

kelly barbus: City of Buffalo Bulk Trash Schedule - 08/08/13 04:36 AM
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kelly barbus: First Time Buffalo Home Buyer- Monday Tip - 08/05/13 04:25 AM
Getting ready to purchase your first home in Buffalo or Erie County, New York?  Wondering if a Radon test is necessary?  If you were MY client, the only answer would be yes. 
If you're not familiar with Radon and how it can effect you and your family, I highly suggest taking the time and reviewing EPAs, A Citizen's Guide to Radon.  Studies have shown a clear link between breathing high concentrations of radon and cancer. The United States Environmental Protection Agency determined that radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States . About … (0 comments)

 
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Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns

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