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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. Si…

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Newly constructed and available for immediate occupancy, The Crossings in Getzville offers the best of both worlds: all the modern amenities and extras in a wooded country setting close to major highways. Developed by RAS Development Company, these comfortable apartment homes offer the perfect solution for empty nesters wishing to downsize – or anyone looking for conveni…

WASHINGTON -- If you hoped that Senate Republicans would treat homeowners and buyers more kindly in their tax overhaul plans than their colleagues did in the House, you were an optimist. It didn’t happen. In fact, the Senate tax bill released last week is harsher on residential real estate in some areas than the House version, with two notable exceptions: Senate tax w…

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The Historical Association of Lewiston’s signature event, the Lewiston Tour of Homes, will kick off the holiday season this Dec. 2-3. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual event as the tour showcases six spectacular homes throughout Lewiston, all masterfully decorated for the holidays. Ticketholders can travel from house- to-house to see the latest trends in …

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One of the area’s most unique and popular holiday traditions is fast approaching at the TR Site. The historic landmark home on Delaware Avenue kicks off its Victorian Christmas (Dec. 1-9) with a special Nov. 30 gala evening with premium wines, craft beer, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by The Hot Club of Buffalo. The gala is the first opportunity to view the decor…

WASHINGTON — The message sent by Republicans in the tax overhaul bill they launched last week is unmistakable and blunt: We think homeowners and buyers have gotten much too sweet a deal from the federal tax code for far too long — and now we’re going to whack them down. No other major sector of the economy gets hit so hard in the proposal in so many places as homeown…

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The Fairways at Lancaster is not your average “senior community.” The 55-plus community has been designed for a new generation of empty nesters who don’t want to have to deal with the upkeep of a big house, yet want a great living situation that is comfortable, yet allows them to pick up and go. Just one year “new,” The Fairways at Lancaster is located at 5…

The following home buying seminars are scheduled: Nov. 6-10 Howard Hanna Real Estate Services will offer the following career seminars. Call for a reservation: Nov. 6, noon and Nov. 10, 10 a.m., Amherst-Clarence, 6000 Sheridan Dr., Call Sue Chaskes, 912-1979. Nov. 6, 3 p.m., Tonawanda, 2427 Sheridan Dr. Call Charlene Zoratti, 837-7500. Nov. 7, 4 p.m.; Nov. 9, 4 p.m.…

WASHINGTON — The political jostling and frenetic lobbying on Capitol Hill over the Republican tax overhaul bill are producing unexpected developments that could prove important to home owners, sellers and buyers. The drafting of legislative language is a work in progress behind closed doors, but it appears that there have been some key changes in thinking since the Wh…

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Located in Hamburg’s Pleasant Creek Development, Natale Builders “The Bari” at 5543 Cooper Ridge represents a ranch style home designed for a variety of homebuyers, but especially empty-nesters looking to downsize into a modern home that’s easy to care for, as well as beautiful. The Bari can be entered from a sheltered front porch that leads to a foyer, or throu…

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Tucked away from the road on South Union Road off Main Street in the heart of the Village of Williamsville, you’ll find a quiet community of apartments and townhomes ideal for today’s lifestyle. Walnut Grove Apartment Homes, built by Alliance Homes and professionally managed by Water Valley Management, is now leasing additional, newly built apartment homes that offe…

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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 …