The Lure of the Snowbird Lifestyle — Is it Right for You?

The Lure of the Snowbird Lifestyle — Is it Right for You?

So you want to be a snowbird…  If you’re entering your retirement years, you may be considering buying a second home in a warmer (or cooler) clime. Perhaps your goal i....

Want to Become a Real Estate Investor? Think about Buying a “Live In” –Plex

Want to Become a Real Estate Investor? Think about Buying a “Live In” –Plex

As a first foray into investment property, buying a duplex, triplex or quad and living in one unit might be the way to go. In the current market, entering into rental ownership mig....

Types of Commercial Leases

Types of Commercial Leases

There are many types of commercial leases: gross lease, net lease, percentage lease, ground lease, index lease and graduated lease. A gross lease is very simple. The tenant pays a ....

How to Have a Successful WNY Real Estate Flip

How to Have a Successful WNY Real Estate Flip

It’s one of the hottest trends in real estate market today – buy a house, quickly fix it up then turn around and sell it for a huge profit. There is great potential to make inc....

Home Ownership vs. Renting

Home Ownership vs. Renting

Home Ownership vs. Renting Those looking for a place to rent may consider these increases in rental costs a disadvantage but if you’re in the market for a home, this may be a bet....

Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea These Days?

Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea These Days?

Just ahead of the housing bubble, flipping houses was an investor pass-time. As home prices started to rise, many would-be real estate moguls bought houses to flip hoping that the ....

When should you let a tenant out of a lease?

When should you let a tenant out of a lease?

Your tenant comes to you with a request that they need to break the lease. Not something that any landlord wants to hear, but what should you do? Residential leases are usually ....

Parent Investors:  Buying Homes vs. Spending on Rent or Dorms

Parent Investors: Buying Homes vs. Spending on Rent or Dorms

Welcome to the World of Parent Investors! How are parent investors created? It is simple, there are many parents across the country that are starting to realize how expensive housi....

To be or not to be a Landlord

To be or not to be a Landlord

According to Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), multifamily rent growth should level out to its long-term average performance as interest rates increa....

Investment Property Selection in Buffalo NY

Investment Property Selection in Buffalo NY

Investment Property Selection in Buffalo Everyone wants to invest in property and make lots of money from it. What may potential investors don’t realize is that there are mor....

What Should WNY Sellers Disclose to Home Buyers?

What Should WNY Sellers Disclose to Home Buyers?

By law, real estate professionals cannot fill out any sellers’ home disclosures unless the agent is the seller or a party to the transaction. If your agent can’t tell y....

Is this a good investment property?

Is this a good investment property?

Is this a good investment property? I hear that many times. Think about it. How many times have you seen a run down vacant property in Western New York and thought that would be....