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Essex Homes of WNY will open its new “Madison II” at 47 Knoche Way this weekend, Oct. 14-15, from 1 to 5 p.m. The home is located in the Knoche Farm Estates, a growing, single-family home community located off of Milestrip Road near Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. “Our recent expansion of Knoche Farm Estates has continued to enhance what has become an incr…

WASHINGTON - If you’ve been pondering how you as a home owner or buyer might fare under the new Republican tax overhaul plan, here are a few points to consider. Although the tax proposal got fattened up a little over the summer -- moving from a White House “outline” of barely one page to a “framework” now consisting of nine pages -- there’s been minimal meat…

The following are scheduled: Oct. 16-21 Howard Hanna Real Estate Services will offer the following career seminars. Call for a reservation: Oct. 16, 3 p.m., Tonawanda, 2427 Sheridan Dr. Call Charlene Zoratti, 837-7500. Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Orchard Park, 6505 E. Quaker Rd. Call Curtis Neureuter, 662-2000. Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 11:30 p.m.; Williamsville, 914 Maple …

When historic Buffalo meets new, the results are often spectacular. Such is the case with the penthouse at 731 West Ferry Street. The building was built in 1940. The penthouse is owned by an architect and his wife who transformed the unit into a modern and unique living space that respects the building’s era and charm. Stunning views of the city and natural ligh…

Adults 55 and older who are ready to downsize but still want to lead an active, independent lifestyle will appreciate the quality of living The Belvedere apartment homes offer. Tucked into Lancaster’s rolling hamlet meadows next to protected wetlands along the Williamsville and Clarence borders and built by Natale Development, The Belvedere is determinedly different f…

WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo & Co., the controversy-battered big bank, has a new problem — this time directly affecting mortgage applicants. Last week a first-time home buyer filed a class action suit against the company, alleging widespread abuse of a procedure well known to most mortgage borrowers: Interest rate “locks.” The suit alleges that Wells Fargo engag…

Located in the heart of Williamsville, the brand new Park Creek Apartments are surrounded by the beautiful Amherst State Park and just minutes away from the many amenities of the Village of Williamsville and Sheridan Drive. For independent adults looking to simplify their living situation, Park Creek offers luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments that represent the best …

Who isn’t impressed with new emerging Buffalo? A prime example is the new 301 Ohio Street, a multi-use building constructed by Ellicott Development. Commercial space occupies floors 1 and 2 and the apartments are located on floors 3-5 of the five story building. The mixed-use 301 Ohio sits along the Buffalo River in close proximity to the grain silos, and the building…

WASHINGTON -- If you’ve been waiting for the long-anticipated news that the two dominant players in the home mortgage arena -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- finally have decided to overhaul their outdated credit scoring systems to expand homeownership opportunities for a broader range of consumers, sorry. Your wait just got a lot longer. There will be no modernization…

Located at 6021 Wexford in Clarence’s Waterford Estates, at first look the 3,400 square-foot home looks like a traditional two-story structure with a gray stacked stone and sharp white trimmed exterior. Once inside, however, it’s evident the home is anything but standard. Every inch of the unique floorplan shows the attention to detail. “They spared no expense,…

Located in the Spaulding Green community, Tesmer Builders “The Leslie” patio home at 9695 Golden Aster Ct. was recently featured in the 2017 Horizons Tour of Homes. The home’s design was inspired by Leslie Tesmer, wife of Richard Tesmer, with lots of touches that make the home not only beautiful but also practical for everyday living. Set on a corner lot, the c…

Located at 14 Vista Court in West Seneca, Marrano will introduce a brand new home design in the Princeton South community in West Seneca this weekend. “A new model takes about a year and a half to come together,” said John Manns, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Marrano. “Our designers take elements from our best floorplans and ‘wish list’ i…

WASHINGTON — Quicken Loans arguably has the mortgage industry’s squeakiest-clean image -- named by J.D. Power as No. 1 in home loan customer satisfaction for seven years in a row and No. 1 in loan servicing for three years straight. It also has a reputation as a technology innovator, witness its heavily advertised and popular “Rocket Mortgage” option that cuts time…

WASHINGTON -- You’ve almost certainly seen or heard pitches for “credit repair” services promising to clean up your credit problems, reduce your debt, or even raise your credit scores by 100 points or more. Come-ons like these can be especially seductive for people seeking to buy a home and apply for a mortgage who have negative items in their credit reports. In o…