January News for Western New York

Real Estate Broker/Owner with DeFranco Real Estate Corp.


Welcome to Carl F. DeFranco Real Estate Corp January Update.  Below you will find links to many of our articles written in January.   Feel free to visit our Western New York BLOG to get the latest news and information affecting Western New York Real Estate, WNY Buyers and Sellers.  

If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way, please feel free to call us!

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There is a general misconception that hard money is an opportunity of last resort for people who have, or want to have, an interest in real estate. After all, the rates are higher, terms shorter. That is a truth-but not the whole truth.  Savvy investors use hard money to their great advantage.

Read the rest of the story at:  Why Use Hard Money? 


Congratulations! You want to purchase your first Western New York home but there are so many decisions and you have a few questions. First off, realize that if you are purchasing your first or your 10th home in Western New York you are going to have questions. No question is a dumb question!

The process of purchasing a Western New York home (or anywhere) can be frightening but it doesn't have to be. It doesn't have to be overwhelming either. That is why you enlist the assistance of a Realtor. The team at DeFranco Real Estate Corp is ready to assist you!

Read the rest of the story at:  Purchasing Tips for Western New York Buyers  


Real Estate in Niagara Falls is not experiencing the negative backlash that the media wants you to believe. There are areas that people want to call home in Western New York and in the Northern most corner of Niagara County. DeVeaux Section of Niagara Falls is a perfect example of this.

Read the 2007 Market Report at:  DeVeaux Homes Market Report for 2007  


An interesting article popped up in the Realtor Magazine Daily Update about how Buffalo NY is taking an aggressive approach to holding the lenders accountable for the condition of the homes in their control as reported by Michael Orey of BusinessWeek.

Read the Rest of the article at:  Dirty Deeds - Buffalo NY Getting Tough on Bank Owned Foreclosures!


Western New York has a diverse selection of communities for its residents to call home. The Town of Wheatfield in Niagara County was once a sleepy farm community today is a popular place to call home.

The Town of Wheatfield was formed in May 1836, and in the year 2004 is the fastest growing community in Niagara County and it continues in its popularity.

Read the 2007 Market Report at:  Wheatfield Single Family Home Market Report January 2008 


Western New York Homes with smokers will have a more difficult time selling their home. Trying to sell your home, and you smoke it is a tough thing! For those who do not smoke, the ashtray atmosphere of a Western New York smoker's home is one of the factors that will turn off a potential buyer to your home.

Read the rest of the story at:  Getting Rid of Smoke Smell in Your WNY Home


The community of Cheektowaga NY in Erie county is centrally located to all that Western New York has to offer.

Read the 2007 Market Report at:  Cheektowaga NY Single Family Homes Market Report 2007


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Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
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I agree.  Western NY is a great place to be right now.
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