95 Carriage Dr. #3 in Orchard Park, NY
Priced at $73,000
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
Sq Footage: 1,000
Wonderful location for a first floor 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. Updates include Furnace and A/C 2007, new windows 2008, new bathtub/shower bath fitters 2008 and new oven 2013. Community has an in ground pool, and clubhouse for your parties. Common charge covers basic cable, grass, trash, snowplowing, water and exterior maintenance. One dog 20lbs max weight, or cat allowed. Easy to show! Priced to sell.
141 Pine Street East Aurora, NY, Priced at $234,000
4 Bedroom, 1.5 bath Colonial
Sq Footage: 2,236
Beautiful Dutch Colonial Home in the Village of East Aurora, walking distance to everything on Main Street. 4 large bedrooms with walk in closets, 1.5 baths. All year round sunroom on the south end overlooking park like half acre yard. Hardwoods throughout, new roof 2013, new exterior paint 2013, basement water proofing. One car garage. Easy to show! Don’t miss out!
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Small Fixes Now Will Prevent Further Damage
Keeping your home maintained entails more than sweeping the floors and washing the windows. Over time, there can be a variety of problems that can crop up that need to be attended to. Although some of these might be minor in the beginning, they can easily become a more damaging problem as time marches on. Practicing preventative maintenance can help eliminate some of these problems, but it’s only a matter of time before something will eventually break down. What are some common areas that you should pay attention to?
1. Water Lines - It doesn’t take long for a slow drip to become a steady flow. Your faucet isn’t the only thing that can provide a steady leak in your home. If you live in an area that is plagued by hard water, maintaining your plumbing is more important than you may realize. Without addressing leaks within your pipes, your home could suffer from:
• Seized shutoff valves - This will make it next to impossible to turn off your water in the event of an emergency or future major repair.
• Damaged wooden framework - A steady leak over time can compromise the wood within the walls making them more pliable and dangerous in regards to supporting weight.
• Mold spores - Varying types of molds can make people sick depending on their reactions to these spores.
• Increasing water bills - A steady leak may not seem that bad until you realize how much water is being wasted every day.
2. Cracked Cement - Depending on the area you live in, a cracked cement floor or basement wall can help floods compromise your home. Over time, many homes will settle within the grounds they were built on. As they settle, it is common for cracks to form. Sealing these cracks now can help prevent future flooding and/or increased invasion by insects such as spiders. It happens more often than you may think.
3. Dripping Water Heater - A very slow leak from a water heater can begin to flood the area if not fixed immediately. Hard water damage can easily help eat away at the tank which could turn a very slow drip into a free flow of several gallons of water per day. Most of the time, leaks of this nature require replacement of the water heater itself, but you should still have the appliance inspected by a professional to truly ascertain the direct damage. Nothing is worse than getting into a hot shower only to have ice cold water remaining as your basement floods from the water heater.
4. Blown Power Socket - There could be a variety of reasons why a power socket could blow out. However, leaving the socket as is could put your home at great risk. If there is a grounding short within the socket, it can easily create a fire. As power sockets are relatively easy and cheap to replace, these should be attended to immediately. Whether they are an actual outlet or a lighting fixture, these can be fire hazards.
One of the drawbacks to owning your home is the upkeep of its maintenance. The more you care for your home, the longer it will care for you. Don’t put off tomorrow fixes you can do today and prevent additional damage to your residence before it is compromised causing additional fees for repairs.
This post is contributed by Linda Bailey from housekeeping.org. She is a Texas-based writer who loves to write on the topics of housekeeping, green living, home décor, and more. She welcomes your comments which can be sent to email@example.com.
Founded in 1804, and incorporated 1874, the Village of East Aurora’s rich history remains an integral part of its present day character.
Located just 25 miles from downtown Buffalo and 45 minutes from Niagara Falls, East Aurora has been home to interesting individuals, including U.S. President Millard Fillmore and Elbert Hubbard, the Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement and international companies, such as Fisher-Price Toys.
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Luxury Homes in Buffalo NY For Sale
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1088 Thomas Fox Dr. East, North Tonawanda, NY
REDUCED at $169,900
3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial
Sq Footage: 1,914
Beautifully landscaped 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial. Featuring an updated kitchen with tile floors, large 21×19 family room with gas fireplace. Large fenced in yard with covered patio. 2.5 car garage, full basement w/ full bathroom, roof 7 yrs old, finished room above the garage could be office/studio/4 bedroom, master bedroom joins to second floor full bath. Buy with peace of mind, sellers will offer a 1yr home warranty to buyer. Kitchen appliances included. Easy to show!
2768 Orleans Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14303
offered at $49,900
3 Bedroom, 1 bath Ranch Home
Sq Footage: 1,008
Bathrooms: 1 Full
Beautiful brick and vinyl 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath ranch with lovely brick-front porch. Newer roof! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Large eat-in kitchen, with great potential. Full basement could be finished for more living area. 1.5 garage. Great curb appeal! Must See!
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You must register to continue to receiving the BASIC STAR property tax exemption!
All homeowners receiving a Basic STAR property tax exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in year 2014 and after. The registration requirement is not satisfied by your original application to your local assessor.
Senior Citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR property exception are not affected by this new requirement and do not need to register.
The STAR exemption is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.
To Re-register for the Basic STAR exemption visit the NY State Tax Department’s website:
Homeowners without internet access can register on the phone by calling (518) 457-2036 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm.
To complete the registration process, you will need to do the following:
■ Provide the STAR code for your property included in the letter from the Department of Taxation. If you don’t have the letter there is a STAR Code lookup on the website: https://www8.tax.ny.gov/STRL/strlStart
■ Provide the Social Security numbers for all of the owners of the property (and their spouses).
■ Confirm that the property is the primary residence of one of its owners (married couples with multiple residences may only claim one STAR exemption).
■ Confirm that the combined income of the owners and their spouses who reside at the property does not exceed $500,000.
■ Confirm that no resident owner received a residency-based tax benefit from another state.
The registration deadline is December 31,2013. Homeowners who do not register will not receive the STAR exemption in 2014.
If you need more information:
■ Visit www.tax.ny.gov or
■ call the New York State Tax Department (not your local assessor) at (518) 457-2036.
First Impressions: How the Yard Looks Could Make or Break a Sale
Like most things in life, the first impression of a potential buyer needs to be a beneficial one. Although some may subscribe to the adage of never judging a book by its cover, many still do. In fact, some home buyers may not even step into the home if the yard is in complete disarray. The yard is the first thing a potential buyer will see and it is crucial to make sure that it’s well-kept and clean of debris. What are some aspects that you should consider?
1. Grass - If you are trying to attract a buyer, the yard needs to be trimmed. Overgrowth and predominant weeds can reduce the appeal of the home even if the interior is in pristine order. In fact, drive-by individuals may not be able to get past the miniature tropical rainforest that is growing unless they are desperate for a home. Taking time out of your weekend to mow and trim can increase the appeal of your lot and could create additional leads throughout the week.
2. Dirt - A house without a living yard is harder to sale in some areas. While some people may look at a yard consisting of nothing more than dirt to be a “blank canvas” for developing a unique look, many others will speculate that the interior may be as well kept as the yard and move on. However, it is still practical to gain the interest of buyers if you can keep the dirt itself from collecting debris and trash from windstorms.
3. Dead Flowers - A home should never be correlated with death, even if the death is that of plants. It doesn’t provide a good atmosphere to gain attention from potential buyers. If you are unable to keep the flowers and plants alive within the gardens, you would be better off to remove them and lay mulch or wood chips in the flower beds. This removes the unwanted feeling of death while providing an open area that is inviting the potential buyers to plant what they wish.
4. Pathways - The pathway to the home should be clear of debris, trash and trimmed in order to allow the stones or cement to be completely visible. Even mud covering a corner of a cement slab with a tuft of grass growing could be detrimental to your cause. It is your goal to provide the best experience possible to your potential buyers and giving them a pristine yard to start with relieves some of the burden of the buyers from having to do it themselves.
5. Dead Grass - There are many elements that can damage a lawn and reduce the appeal. Dead patches of grass can be caused from improper watering, female dogs in the neighborhood, chemical spillage from working on a vehicle and a vast many others. However, you can help eliminate these patches buy heading to the hardware or home improvement store and buying compounds that can bring the grass back from the dead. You want the yard to be ever green, not spotted like an eco-friendly giraffe.
Many people will drive past the home you are trying to sell. The yard will be the first thing they see and could help them determine whether or not to write the number down for the seller. Keep it in good order and you can increase the interest of the property.
This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from WhiteFence.com. She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Questions and comments can be sent to: liznelson17 @ gmail.com.