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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forbes Capretto Homes Opens Model Home in Country Club Estates, Lancaster


Forbes Capretto Homes is proud to announce the grand opening of the “Saxton” at 6 Muirfield Lane, Lancaster in the Country Club Estates community.  At 2,468 square feet, the “Saxton” is a spacious 4-bedroom home with an open floor plan combining separate areas for everyday living and for entertaining. 

You’ll be welcomed home via a dramatic two-story covered porch opening to the foyer with its gleaming hardwood floors.  To one side is the formal dining-room and to the other, the den/home office.  Continuing through the home, you reach the well-appointed kitchen and bayed dinette area.  The kitchen enjoys a generous run of counters, large center island snack bar, Maytag appliances and a walk-in pantry leading to the separate laundry room.  Sliding glass doors open to the country-sized back yard and pond.   Offset to the rear of the home, is a light and airy great room with slanted ceiling and second floor overlook.  A warming fireplace with custom surround provides focus for one wall and, on another, bright windows provide pleasing views over your back yard.

Upstairs, the owner’s retreat includes a spacious bedroom with plenty of room for seating or exercise equipment.  It also comprises a large walk-in closet and private bath, with double sink vanity and separate shower unit.  Three generously-sized bedrooms and the main bath complete the second floor.

Now available for purchase, 6 Muirfield Lane may be viewed Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm and by appointment.  Priced at only $282,900, this home is truly “move-in ready”.  For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please call Jennifer Eisenman at 716.220.6672.

Country Club Estates is located in central Lancaster just off Broadway at Pavement Road.  Residents enjoy large lots and country-style living combined with easy access to local amenities and transportation routes.  Remaining lot availability is limited.

For more information about Forbes Capretto custom-built homes in Western New York, please visit www.forbescapretto.com or call 716.651.HOME.

Contact:
Joanna Newman
Marketing Assistant
Forbes Capretto Homes, Inc.
(716) 688-5597
jnewman@forbeshomes.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Voters should be heard

According to a new national survey, American voters strongly
value homeownership. American's are making it clear that
owning a home remains the cornerstone of the American Dream and
would oppose efforts to weaken or eliminate the mortgage interest
deduction or diminish a federal role to help qualifi ed buyers obtain
affordable 30-year mortgages.
The survey done on behalf of the National Association of Home
Builders, polled 1,500 potential voters. The poll showed that three
out of four voters - both owners and renters - believe the government
should provide tax incentives to promote homeownership. As well as
helping home buyers secure an affordable 30-year fi xed mortgage.
73 percent of voters, across party lines, oppose eliminating the
mortgage interest deduction. More than two thirds of them say
they would be less likely to vote for a congressional candidate who
proposed to abolish the deduction.
Politicians take heed! The American people are speaking up and
looking to it's leaders for solutions.
Some of the key fi ndings of the poll were:
• 96 percent of homeowners are happy with their decision to own,
even those "underwater", or owe more than their mortgage is worth.
• 79 percent would recommend owning over renting to a friend or
family member.
• Voters consider homeownership and a retirement savings program
as their best long-term investment.
• Nearly 70 percent or non-homeowners say that it is a goal of theirs
to own a home. The number one reason for not, job uncertainty and
saving for a down payment.
Even in a down market, homeownership remains a core American
value. Let those running for offi ce in November understand that
voters, like yourself, will not look kindly on those seeking to dismantle
America's long-term commitment to homeownership.
As always, thanks for making 2FindYourHome you trusted source
for everything real estate, in print and online.


John B. Leonardi, RCE
CEO, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, WNY Real Estate Information Services, LLC
200 John James Audubon Parkway , Suite 201, Amherst, New York 14228, ph 716.636.3699 • fax 716-636.9121 • www.bnar.org

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Congratulations!

I can not stress enough the advantages today’s market has
for those looking to invest in real estate. Mortgage rates
continue to hover at record lows, property prices are unbeatable
and the market is slowly making a come back. Real Estate sales
were up in December, 1.8 percent from last year! And with
spring not far off, you can be sure that number will continue to
rise. This is the best opportunity for you to reach out a grab your
American dream. Invest in your future, invest in real estate and
start building wealth. Start with the website the professionals
use for ALL their real estate needs, 2FindYourHome – the only
Broker owned website that delivers 100 percent of the information
needed for today’s consumer. Then contact one of the 2700
professional REALTORS® to make your dreams a reality.
To that point, the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors®
(BNAR) which serves as the trade organization that allows real
estate licensees to be recognized as a Realtor and provides Code
of Ethics training and other pertinent services will swear in Amy
Winklhofer as its 95th President. Ms. Winklhofer, whose theme
is “REALTORS, Keepers of the American Dream,” succeeds Alice
Miranda and is the second member of her family to hold this
leadership post. Dedication and commitment to the BNAR are a
family trait. Her father, Robert, was the Association President in
1983, and he is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for the Multiple
Listing Service. Her mother, Judy, is a current Director and has
served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President while her
brother Eric, previously served on the Board.
This Saturday, January 14, Amy will be sworn in along with
the other members of the Executive Committee and new Directors
at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The Executive Committee
will consist of: Amy Winklhofer, President; Lou Vinci, President
Elect; Joseph Revellino, Secretary/Treasurer; John Kopera, Vice
President, Alice Miranda, Immediate Past President, Mary Ann
Kustich, Advisor, and myself. The new Directors are: Bill Higgins,
Robert Ganey, Sharon Ciminelli, Larry Lentini, Peter Hunt and Dan
Symoniak are Directors at Large and our two Regional Directors
are Elaine McCune and Rebecca Van Dorn.
I look forward to an exciting and successful year with this
distinguished group of leaders along with the rest of the Board.
As always, thank you for your continued support of
2FindYourHome, in print and online! The only place in Western
New York for All listings.


John B. Leonardi, RCE
CEO, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, WNY Real Estate Information Services, LLC
200 John James Audubon Parkway , Suite 201, Amherst, New York 14228, ph 716.636.3699 • fax 716-636.9121 • www.bnar.org

“Forbes Capretto Homes Introduces Hidden Pines, Lancaster”



Forbes Capretto Homes is excited to announce our newest community – Hidden Pines, Lancaster. 

Hidden Pines is a Forbes Capretto-exclusive community of custom-built homes set in a meadow-like environment.  Mature pines border the community, providing privacy as well as natural beauty.  Availability is limited to 14 large lots - lake views are available - with buyers able to choose from a selection of Ranch and Two-Story home designs, all of which can be customized to meet the homeowner’s requirements.  Prices start from the $270s, including lot.

Our three-bedroom “Avery III” model is recommended for buyers seeking single-story living at Hidden Pines or, for more space chose the feature-packed “Crestwood”.  At just under 3,000 square feet this four-bedroom home is built around an open-plan kitchen/dinette featuring a large center island, walk-in pantry and ample prep space.  A sunroom is included as standard and the Great Room can be upgraded to a two-story ceiling for an added “wow” factor.  The luxurious owner’s suite features a large bedroom, private spa bath and spacious walk-in closet. 

Hidden Pines is just moments from the amenities of Transit Road; close to several schools within the Lancaster School District and within easy reach of Como Lake County Park.  Residents will enjoy a fast commute with the I-90, Rte 190 and Rte 400 all easily accessible.

For lot availability and reservations, please call Jennifer Eisenman at (716) 220.6672.

To visit Hidden Pines:
·      From the Southtowns, take Rte 400 to NY-78 N / US-20 E/Transit Road.  Turn right onto NY-354/Clinton Street. Turn left onto Aurora St and then right onto Americo Court.
·      From the Northtowns, take the I-90 to to exit 52-A, William Street. Turn left onto William St and then right onto Union Road.  Turn left onto Losson Road and continue on to Co Road 338/William St.  Turn right onto Aurora St and left onto Americo Court.

Forbes Capretto Homes builds custom homes in the most desirable neighborhoods or on your own lot.  Visit us online at www.forbescapretto.com for virtual tours and photos, community information, current incentives and much more.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dear Readers,

I want to wish all of you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. As I begin to look back on the housing market for 2011, we fi nished the year stronger than anticipated. Yes, we fell short of the number of homes that were sold when compared to 2010 but that was expected. In 2010 we had government tax incentives which skewed the market and forced twelve months of home sales into the first six months of the year. As the economy continued its slide in 2011 home sales dropped slightly when compared with the second half of 2010 but fi nished as strong in November and December. So, what’s the forecast for 2012? Overall, we will see between 2.5 and 3 percent growth in the US economy which bodes well for us in Western New York. Our housing market will continue to grow at a good pace and stay ahead of that curve. Remember, we never experienced the fast growth or the faster decline like the homeowners experienced in Nevada, Arizona or California. Housing in our market is still appreciating.
Interest rates are still below 4 percent, home prices have hit bottom in our market and there are over 5,000 homes to choose from. NOW is the time to begin building REAL wealth and independence. National surveys suggest that the advantages of homeownership outweigh renting and in the end - it is YOUR home.
I strongly suggest you start with 2FindYourHome.com your ONLY source for 100 percent of the inventory of homes for sale in Western New York. Trust the site that the industry professionals trust. We have every open house listing, plus helpful tools like, "What My Home Really Worth" and so much mor! Visit 2fi ndyourhome.com today and see for yourself! When you are ready to buy or sell contact one of our 2,750 professionally trained REALTOR® members to make your dreams of homeownership a Reality!!!
Thank you for making us number 1 in 2011, we are committed to providing you the latest, most accurate and most up-to-date data on ALL things housing related.
Have a great 2012.

John B. Leonardi
CEO, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, WNY Real Estate Information Services, LLC
200 John James Audubon Parkway , Suite 201, Amherst, New York 14228
ph 716.636.3699 • fax 716-636.9121 • www.bnar.org

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forbes Capretto Homes Now Taking Reservations for Brompton Heights, Hamburg

Forbes Capretto Homes is pleased to announce that we are now taking reservations for Spring 2012 starts at Brompton Heights, Hamburg. 

Brompton Heights is situated just off McKinley Parkway at Mosey Lane.  The community will comprise three- and four-bedroom homes – all of which can be customized to meet the homeowner’s specific requirements and wishes.  Prices will start in the $240s, including lot.  Available home designs include the popular “Saxton”, featuring an open floor-plan comprising large kitchen/dinette with center island and hardwood floors; formal dining-room; private home-office; owner’s suite with private spa bath and two-car garage.  Options include a first-floor sun room with cathedral ceiling and covered front porch.

Located in the Orchard Park School District, Brompton Heights offers residents access to one of the leading school districts in the area coupled with the convenience of many local amenities, including the shopping, dining and entertainment at McKinley Mall, and proximity to major transportation routes.

To visit Brompton Heights, take the I-90 to NY-179 E/Milestrip Road.  Turn left onto Milestrip Road and then right onto McKinley Parkway.  Turn left onto E Highland Parkway and left again onto Mosey Lane.  For site availability and reservations, please call Jennifer Eisenman at (716) 220.6672.

Forbes Capretto Homes builds custom homes in the most desirable neighborhoods or on your own lot.  Visit us online at www.forbescapretto.com for virtual tours and photos, community information, current incentives and much more.