Tag: real estate agent in Wheatfield

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 »

The Benefits of Living in a Buffalo Suburb

Why do people move from the city to the suburbs? Usually, it’s because the lots are wider so they’re not so close to their neighbors, there’s plenty of room in the front, side and back yard for kids to run around and play, and the schools are above average. The Buffalo suburbs are popular precisely… Read more »

What is an Escrow Account Used For?

An escrow account is a bank account typically utilized by your mortgage lender to pay certain property-related expenses on your behalf. These expenses can include property taxes and homeowner’s insurance. If you buy a house and obtain a mortgage, you’ll typically make home loan payments on a monthly basis as well as put extra money… Read more »

Which Home Improvement Projects Add Value to Your Home?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, what are some home improvement projects that can be done to add value to it so you’ll get a higher price for the property when it sells? First, consider the exterior of the home. How does it look? People judge a home by the way it looks. Even… Read more »

Why Western New York is a Great Place to Raise a Family

Most people like the idea of the American Dream, where parents and kids can live in a nice home on a nice street with a nice yard where they’re safe, comfortable, and there are lots of amenities nearby. The American Dream is alive and well in Buffalo and Western New York. And it’s remarkably affordable…. Read more »