First Time Home Buyer Finds Starter Home In Tonawanda NY

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Last week, first time home buyer John C. purchased a 4 bed 1 bath single family home in Tonawanda NY.  

And I had the pleasure of helping him do that =)



We began his search in October 2013 with just a price range in mind; no pre-approval, no location and no direction as to what kind of home was desired.  I strongly recommended a pre-approval before we went any further. Without one, the closest he could get to homes was checking out open houses. Once that was locked in, we him refined his search criteria to meet his needs and wants: a basement, short commute to work and large enough yard for a dog to run in.

After viewing roughly a dozen homes, negotiations took place for the purchase of a home on Fairfield Avenue in Tonawanda NY late March 2014.  It's a simple and cozy Cape Cod style home with all the elements he desired. Especially the yard for his puppy. The low housing inventory and multiple offers around every corner didn’t allow for price negotiations but the home inspection concerns were addressed and remedied. We closed in just 45 days!

The 14223 zip code of Tonawanda currently has approximately 74 homes listed for sale with a median list price of $118,900.  These homes are spending a median of 37 days on the market before selling.  Currently, homes in Tonawanda NY 14223 are selling anywhere between $64k and $224k.  Cape Cod style homes specifically are ranging from $79k to $188k.  John snagged his Cape for $79,900 after it was on the market for 80 days.

I have helped many first time home buyers find their new home and walked them through the real estate process. The real estate process can be complex and confusing, but my experience and transparent communication will help you have a clear picture of the process from beginning to end.

Call when you are ready to begin the search for your first home in Tonawanda NY.  I look forward to negotiating on your behalf and helping you get the best deal for your home whether you are buying or selling in Tonawanda NY.


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