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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two dominant players in the home mortgage arena -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- finally have decided to overhaul their outdated credit scoring systems to expand homeownership opportunities for a broader range of consumers, sorry.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…

Thinking of building a new home? The 2017 Horizons Tour of Homes continues July 20-23 in three communities. The on-site show takes place in Amherst, Clarence and Lancaster. It’s is a great way to see the craftsmanship of the area’s most-recognized builders all at one time. Hours are Thursday and Friday, from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is…