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Developer Rocco Termini, who has been working to transform an area of North Buffalo into a new commercial and residential zone, has acquired two more Black Rock properties on Chandler Street to add to his growing portfolio, after a previous plan for renovation fell through. Termini, through a pair of aptly named limited-liability companies, acquired 27 and 37 Chandler f…

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Western New York is on track for the second-best year on record for home sales, as prices and transaction volume continue to hit at or near their peaks. But the new federal tax reform legislation could put a damper on that in the future. With just a few weeks to go in the year, the level of home sales activity is already poised to surpass that of 2015, and in some ca…

Crisis Services, the nonprofit operator of the region's 24-hour emergency suicide-prevention hotline, has moved its offices to the Black Rock neighborhood, while selling its old building on Main Street to its new landlord. The agency, as of last month, is now ensconced in its new offices at 100 River Rock Drive, in a 51,000-square-foot building owned by Acquest Holdings…

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Acquest Development of Buffalo has sold a Grand Island property that houses the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters to a Chicago real estate management company for $11.4 million in one of the largest real estate deals on Grand Island. The Customs and Border Protection and Office of Homeland Security lease the building there. The sale of 201 Lang Blvd. to …

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A warehouse storage building off Genesee Street is being targeted for redevelopment into a new apartment facility and neighborhood clinic in the latest effort by a developer to strengthen an East Side neighborhood. Larry Regan's Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, N.Y., wants to convert the 100,000-square-foot building at 19 Doat St. into 74 affordable-housing apartment…

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A pair of young attorneys - one of whom is the daughter of personal-injury titan Ross M. Cellino Jr. - has purchased the lakefront home of prominent Western New York businessman Angelo M. Fatta for $1.05 million. Rafael F. Pignataro and his wife, Jeanna M. Cellino-Pignataro, bought a 5,702-square-foot ranch house on Old Lake Shore Road in Hamburg last week, just a few h…

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are poised to start work on converting the former New York Central Freight House into a mixed-use residential and retail building, now that they've purchased the property from E.B. Atlas Steel Corp. Frizlen and Yots, through Buffalo Freight House LLC, paid $750,000 last Friday to acquire the 37,000-square-foot, single-story brick b…

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Snow was falling at a brisk pace on Buffalo's East Side Tuesday, but that didn't stop a couple hundred eager construction contractors and individuals from coming out to look for deals amid the tools, vehicles and equipment being auctioned from LPCiminelli's inventory. The sale marked an ignominious end to what many people considered the largest locally based general con…

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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,” said…

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Developers and building owners added or announced hundreds of additional apartments in the city’s core last year. They’ve turned aging warehouses, industrial complexes and office buildings into upscale loft apartments with high-end marble or granite finishes and stainless steel appliances alongside historic brick, wood floors and exposed ductwork. [PHOTO GALLERY: Hig…

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It’s not even close. That’s how dominant Western New York’s two largest real estate brokerage firms are when it comes to regional home sales. So far this year, Orchard Park-based RealtyUSA is the No. 1 residential brokerage, with $597 million in transaction volume and 28 percent of the market. That reflects 3,890 transaction “sides” – deals in which they represented the …

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There are plenty of outdoor shows to keep you covered in sunscreen this summer, but once in a while, it’s good to get out of the elements and into the dark, where live concert presentations can take on a touch of the cinematic and the sound quality is, generally speaking, superior. Here are 10 shows worth risking your tan for.RushJune 10, First Niagara CenterThis is quite …

Most real estate developers like to hold big grand-opening ceremonies -- complete with politicians -- when they wrap up a new building project.  But it's not very often that they also take the time to produce a video that not only touts their own development project, but also the city at large. That's what Jake Schneider did when he unveiled his latest historic renovation…