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High-quality home design, affordable value and trendy location are just a few of the desirable features attracting homebuyers to Marrano’s Deer Springs community in Hamburg, NY. Marrano opened the doors this week to 2329 Agassiz Drive, its newest model home in the Deer Springs community, and announced that a new phase of lots are now available in the same neighborhood. …

The Linwood Preservation District & Friends presents the 2018 Historic Linwood Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. The tour commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Linwood Historic Preservation District. Historic structures will be open for the self-guided walking tour of private homes, the Saturn Club, Oscar’s Bed & Breakfast and Holy Trinity…

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Essex Homes of WNY has completed “The Easton” at 21 Weathersfield Lane in Cross Creek Estates, a single-family home community in Lancaster off Pleasant View Drive near Harris Hill Road. The move-in-ready home is 3,012 square feet with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Available for $434,900, it’s open for viewing every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. “Our ‘Easton’ home …

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Thinking about moving or downsizing to an apartment? This weekend you can tour six RANE Management Properties (April 20-22). The Spring Open House Spectacular promises fun events in addition to tours all weekend long with a chance to win prizes too. Here are locations and hours. If you cannot make it this weekend, contact individual properties to make an appointment to …

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Enjoy luxury Living in the Southtowns at the Clifton Heights Apartments Homes, located at 4819 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg. Construction on this stunning community finished earlier this year and offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes ranging in size from 805 to 1,326 square feet. High end finishes and a convenient location to downtown Buffalo are just som…

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One of the best aspects about living in Buffalo is seeing historic buildings being re-purposed into living spaces, as is the case of the former Mentholatum building on Niagara Street, recently developed by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Visible from both Niagara Street or as you are whizzing by on the I-190, The Mentholatum officially opened to tenants in January 2018, wit…

(First of a two-part overview for first time home buyers) Congratulations! You’re ready to purchase your first home. You have probably given a lot of thought about what you want in your new home, such as neighborhood or community, number of bedrooms, amenities, etc., but…have you given enough thought to exactly how much house you can truly afford? The rule of thumb i…

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The DiMatteo family has been building homes for over 60 years, a tradition that started with Mike DiMatteo’s grandparents. In fact, the company name, Rosal Homes, comes from a combination of DiMatteo’s grandparents first names: Rose and Al. The custom home-builder is headquartered in Wheatfield and is building in four communities: The Briars in Wheatfield off Shawnee Ro…

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For homebuyers in search of premiere patio home living accompanied by the benefits of condominium convenience, look no further than Marrano’s new Patios at Windstone community. Nestled along the Onondaga Escarpment, just minutes from the Village of Williamsville, sits Windstone — a charming community featuring 42 patio home sites, only 30 of which remain for purchase after…

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Dockside Village is where it all started for RANE Property Management, which designs, builds and manages premier lifestyle communities in Western New York and Florida. Located at 20 Dockside Parkway in East Amherst, Dockside offers residents the flexibility to live, work, and play with everything just minutes away, thanks to easy access off Transit Road and Millersport …

WASHINGTON — Were fears overblown that changes to the federal tax law would trigger plunging home values? You might recall the scary predictions from the realty industry and some independent economists that began last fall: Cutting tax benefits for homeowners would inevitably lead to declines of 4 to 10 percent in home prices, and maybe even more for upper-bracket prope…

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When residents began moving in to the first apartments at Heron Pointe, located at 1993 Grand Island Boulevard on Grand Island, they knew that it was going to be something special. Designed, built, and managed by RANE Property Management, known for premier lifestyle communities in Western New York and now Florida, Heron Pointe takes luxury living to a new level. Hero…

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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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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 – …