Category: Miscellaneous

Reasons to Live in Western New York

As a realtor in Western New York, Donna Littlefield helps people find homes in nice areas where there are good schools, closeby amenities, and lush, verdant yards that are the envy of people in the dry Southwest. More and more people are discovering that Western New York has a lot of good stuff going for… Read more »

Starpoint Central School District Continues to Draw Rave Reviews

People typically move somewhere to be near good jobs and/or good schools. If you have kids, you most likely want them to attend reputable schools where they’ll get the best education possible, right? When looking to move to a new place “for the schools,” you should consider places where children are used to/known for excelling…. Read more »

How to Reduce Your Stress Level When You’re in the Process of Moving

If you could just wave a magic wand and say, “I wish everything got moved from my old house to the new without any stress,” wouldn’t that be great? Unfortunately, moving is rarely easy like that. In fact, it can be among the most stressful times of a person’s life, because everything is in a… Read more »

Would You Consider Solar Panels on Your Property?

A recent article in the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune mentioned that the Wheatfield Town Board is taking time to figure out a town law to regulate the installation and location of ground-mounted solar panels. As solar panels become more commonplace, even in places like Western New York where it’s not always sunny, towns, villages and cities have… Read more »

Reasons to Have a Garden on Your Property

Have you seen the prices for fruits and vegetables go up, up, up over the years? Take a trip to Tops, Wegmans, or any other grocery store in Western New York, and you might get sticker shock when you see what they’re charging for basic foods we all should be eating more of… Why not… Read more »

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Favorable mortgage rates typically go to people with credit scores indicating they pay their bills on time and in full. How can you improve your credit score before you apply for a mortgage? First, consider where you currently stand by asking for a free credit report from TransUnion, Equifax or Experian. Next, notice your “FICO”… Read more »

Tips for Saving For Your First Home

A lot of people live in rented apartments with the intent to eventually save enough money to buy their first home. What are some practical tips for saving for your first home? First up, write down a budget. You probably have income. You definitely have expenses. Now’s a good time to make a list of… Read more »