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They’re an alternative to single-family homes, offering accouterments such as upscale kitchens, master suites and good locations. Most are geared to singles, couples or parents of one or two youngsters rather than a growing family. Condominiums – and their sister designs known as townhomes and patio homes – are most common in metro areas, but sprout up in more limited n…

WASHINGTON — It’s a big and confusing question for many homeowners in the wake of the December tax law changes: Are new interest-deductible home equity credit lines (HELOCs) and second mortgages now totally out of reach going forward? The new law eliminated a long-standing section of the tax code that allowed homeowners to borrow against their equity and use the proceed…

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After the recent winter weather watches and the "bomb cyclone," you are probably fighting cabin fever and looking for something to do. We suggest taking a jaunt to Lewiston, either to walk the village or to go ice skating at the Lewiston Family Ice Rink in Academy Park. You'll need to eat, so hit up cozy Syros Restaurant for a family meal. Off the beaten path on Cayu…

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Is 2018 the year you build your dream home? If so, no doubt you’ve researched everything from floor plans to faucets, from flooring to fixtures – making note of every detail that will help create the perfect home sweet home for you and your family. And while your home should reflect your personality and your lifestyle – and you shouldn’t be influenced by trendy ideas – …

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The holidays may be over, but the Holiday Showcase Restaurant soldiers on. Opened in 1965, much of its history is recounted in words and great pictures on the website, including a photo of the sign for the 1963 groundbreaking at its current location on Union Road in Cheektowaga. The land looks like an empty field. In another picture, the new building sits on what looks …

Question: We would very much like to buy a house, but with the cash requirements we will never be able to afford one. In our area for a $400,000 home we would need $14,000 for a 3.5 percent down payment, $6,000 for closing costs, $8,000 for a deposit and probably $1,000 for a rental truck. We don’t have $29,000 so how can we ever buy a home? Answer: You have allocated $…

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Featured during July’s Horizons Tour of Homes, The Fairview patio home model located at 4571 Gentwood Drive in Clarence is a prime example of the quality and craftsmanship of Regency Builders. Together, owners Robert Mayo Jr. and Elliott Laksy bring over 40 years of home building experience to every home they build. With a motto of “dream imagined, designed, built an…

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Welcome to Buffalo. If there’s one thing we love here it’s eating, so we promise you won’t go hungry during the World Junior Championship. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants and bars within a 15-minute walk of KeyBank Center and HarborCenter where you can have a drink, grab a quick sandwich or even enjoy a high-end steak dinner. (716) Food & Sport (7 Scott St., Ha…

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We misspent much of our youth touring various area bars . So how is it we don’t remember being in the IV Stallions? We certainly remember the name. And since it was established in 1973, it was in our wheelhouse. Maybe we were there and just don’t remember? Or is it the fact that the bar is set back off William Street, near the William Street Thruway exit/entrance, and s…

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Located in the new Forbes Capretto French Landing community in Lewiston, “The Fairway” model at 4288 Wolf Run Road is a home to celebrate the holidays not only this year, but for many years to come. The timeless design of “The Fairway” works for day-to-day living as well as entertaining all year round. “The model is available to purchase as well as many move-in-ready…

Question: We have been looking at smaller properties now that we are empty nesters. Our choices include individual houses and condo units. The condo units have more features such as a pool while you can get a bigger house for the same dollars. We checked with our lender the rates for a house and a condo were different. Why pay more for condo financing? Answer: When it c…

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Home sites are going fast in Natale Builders Avalon Meadows neighborhood. Phase 1, with 32 single family lots, now has just 10 lots left. Phase 2, a 43-lot patio home community with condo status, has 9 lots remaining. In fact the custom home featured in this week’s Home Finder is sold, but is a prime example of the quality craftsmanship Natale Builders puts into all …

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One of our guilty pleasures is watching QVC when no one is looking. We are fascinated by the entire scene, especially when we hear about how many items are being sold. Last year we saw a presentation on Landies Candies stuffed pretzels. It was mentioned they are based in Buffalo. Wait? What? Did we hear that? Filing it away, we were determined to get to the bottom…

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We are always on the prowl for a meal deal. Yes, we know about “taco Tuesdays” and it is all well and good. But here’s a Tuesday night deal you might want to check out – burger night at Bar Louie at the Walden Galleria from 4 p.m. to close. A burger is a buck. Yes, $1 with the purchase of a beverage (dine-in only). The joint was packed when we arrived just after 7…

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Exciting changes to the Niagara Street corridor are bringing a new life into the neighborhood due to private sector interest and investment, and Ellicott Development’s 960 Busti is a prime example. Located at 960 Busti Ave., the mixed-use property has aided in the resurgence of Niagara Street by bringing opportune commercial space, and fresh, updated apartments. Sinc…