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Friday, February 24, 2012


1. ask a REAL ESTATE agent for professional advice
to ready your home.
2. Get rid of ALL clutter.
3. Store as much as possible ( Rent a storage unit) less is better.
4. De Personalize  ( no photos of family)
5. Make sure closests are clean and cabnets in case buyers open them.
6. Fix any broken items
7. Ask a handy man to do a home inspection and have him fix everything.
8. Paint all room Natural colors.
9. Help your agent make the house smell nice. Candles , popcorn cookies,pie. just before open house.
10. Make sure the front door area is perfect for that 1st Impression

Stop in 277 Main St East Aurora, NY for a private showing of any of my listings

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

5% Down Now Available on Essex Villas at Brompton

Essex Homes has teamed up with a local financial institution to offer special financing options with only 5% down for the Villas at Brompton in Hamburg. “Take advantage of savings like never before,” stated Philip J. Nanula, president of Essex Homes. “We are offering an opportunity for you to purchase your new Essex Homes’ Villa with a 5% down payment, while providing assistance with mortgage insurance,” Nanula continued.

When purchasing a home, if you put less than 20% down, you are required to pay mortgage insurance. In some cases, this can add more than $200 to your monthly payments. “Our new “5% Financing Program” gives our customers the ability to put only 5% down on their new Villa without adding the mortgage insurance to their monthly payment. It’s like having the best of both worlds,” Nanula continued.

“Different things are important to different people so we have three options available to avoid paying your mortgage insurance monthly,” stated Nanula. Each scenario can decrease your monthly payment by as much as $200 or more. Decreasing your monthly payments will enable you to increase your loan amount allowing you to purchase more house.

If you choose to pay your mortgage insurance up front, you can use some of your “20 Year Anniversary” dollars towards your pre-paid mortgage insurance and still have money left over for free options. Visit our website at and go to “View our Specials” for details on the Essex 20 Year Anniversary promotion.

No matter which option you choose, all offer substantial savings on your monthly payment, so choose the one that best fits your needs!

“With today’s historical low interest rates, why not keep more money in your pocket and take advantage of the variety of financing options available?” A lower down payment makes homeownership more affordable. Now instead of needing 20% down, you only have to come up with a 5% down payment and the rest can be financed. Sounds simple…it is!

This is an incredible opportunity for you to build your new Essex home at a payment you can be comfortable with while adding some of the luxury items that you’ve dreamed about. The Villas at Brompton in Hamburg is conveniently located near the McKinley Park Mall within close proximity to the NYS Thruway and Route 219.

“All villas feature 2-car garages, full basements, first floor laundry, 30 year dimensional roofs, and effective utilization of space for a comfortable lifestyle. In addition, all units include landscaping, and exterior maintenance of the landscaping, lawn fertilization, grass cutting, snow plowing, and trash removal,” Nanula continued. The Villas at Brompton Association also provides a master insurance policy. As a new owner at the Association, you will only need contents insurance. This is just another example of Essex Homes being “The Home Builder That Thinks Like A Home Buyer!”

“There are 3 villas that are newly built and move-in ready, which would be perfect for this new 5% financing. Each one is Energy Star certified and all include a new home warranty,” claimed Nanula. “We also have a villa that is under construction allowing plenty of time for you to make some of the interior selections to make it your own,” Nanula concluded.  

For details, visit our model home in the Villas at Brompton at 4691 Mosey Lane or call Greg Nanula at 648-5303.

To visit the site, take McKinley Parkway, south of the mall, turn left onto Brompton Drive, then turn left onto Mosey Lane into the neighborhood. Villa model hours are Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm.

Friday, February 3, 2012

“Forbes Capretto Homes Opens Ranch Home in Wainwright Court, Lancaster”

Forbes Capretto Homes announces the grand opening of the “Avery III” model at 43 Wainwright Court, Lancaster.  The “Avery III” is a three-bedroom ranch home with over 1,800 square feet of living space. 

You enter the home by way of a covered front porch. To the left of the foyer and tucked away at the back of the home for privacy, is the owner’s suite.  A large bedroom overlooks the back yard and the suite includes a walk-in closet and private bath with double sink vanity.  Next to the owner’s suite, away from the main living space, are the laundry room and staircase leading to a full-sized basement. 

To the right of the foyer, and also accessible via an internal hallway, are two additional bedrooms and the main bath.  The flexibility of the floor plan provides for changing needs as Bedroom 3 can be used as a home office or playroom if desired.

At the back of the home is the great room where a fireplace with custom surround is flanked by bright windows.  The adjacent open-plan kitchen features counters on two sides, a large center island snack bar, pantry and Maytag appliances.  Completing the layout is a large dinette with sliding glass doors out to your back yard.  Hardwood floors throughout much of the home provide a touch of luxury and you’ll find plenty of storage space with multiple, well-placed closets.

Now available for purchase and priced at only $262,900, 43 Wainwright Court may be viewed Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm and by appointment.  For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please call Jennifer Eisenman at 716.220.6672.

Wainwright Court is a peaceful, cul-de-sac community on the border of Clarence and Lancaster.  Residents enjoy the convenience of being just moments from the amenities of Transit Road with easy access to the Thruway.

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

Joanna Newman
Marketing Assistant
Forbes Capretto Homes, Inc.
(716) 688-5597

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Essex Homes of WNY Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2012 marks the “20 Year Anniversary” for Essex Homes. Essex Homes offers exceptional value, unprecedented customer service and impressive standard features with attention to detail. Founded in 1992 by the Nanula family, Essex Homes has earned a reputation as being the “home builder that thinks like a home buyer!” 
“We have some very exciting events planned for our anniversary celebration including money saving promotions, new neighborhoods, and new home designs,” stated President, Philip J. Nanula.  Nanula credits much of the success of his locally owned and operated company to their unwavering dedication to their mission statement…We pledge you; commitment, quality, service, value and a pleasant home building experience. “The rest of the credit goes to our dedicated associates and the families of WNY; we appreciate your confidence and loyalty to Essex Homes and  look forward to serving you for many more years to come,” boasted Nanula.
In light of their twenty years of outstanding service, Essex Homes announces the first of many celebrations planned for 2012. “Take advantage of our 20-Year Anniversary Promotion,” stated Nanula.   “We’re building value into every Essex home by offering up to $20,000 in free options,” he continued.  The “20-Year Anniversary” promotion provides buyers with an opportunity to create the home of their dreams by customizing it at an unbelievable savings.  “You will enjoy the flexibility of this program by choosing the amenities and luxury options that are important to you.  “Everyone has their own personal tastes and desires for their new home and we, at Essex feel very strongly about our customers’ involvement in making these selections,” Nanula continued.  “We assist in these selections by offering suggestions.  We want our customers to get exactly what they want in their new home,” boasted Nanula.  All Essex buyers will get a quality home in a great neighborhood, and substantial savings that will add comfort and value. 
The promotional dollars can be used in a variety of ways at the buyer’s discretion.  If our home already has everything you want, you can apply a portion of the promotional dollars towards a mortgage buy-down or even use them for closing costs.  No matter how you use it, the promotion applies to every qualified Essex buyer. Nanula explained, “You can choose up to $20,000 in free options. The dollars are real and the savings is huge.  We’ve created a world of possibilities offering huge financial savings or options that will add to the resale value as well as the enjoyment of the home.  As always, we are fulfilling our commitment to providing maximum value in every home we build.”
The “20-Year Anniversary” promotion is available for a limited time to qualified buyers of any Essex home.  Some restrictions apply, and programs vary depending on the series of home. Essex Homes is currently building throughout WNY in Amherst, Clarence, Grand Island, Lancaster, Lockport, Orchard Park, and Hamburg or on your lot! 
To see what goes into every Essex home and learn more about the “20-Year Anniversary” celebration, visit their fully furnished models located in Lancaster’s Cross Creek at 10 Tranquility Trail off of Pleasant View; in Orchard Park’s Ridgewood Estates at 25 Arrowood Drive off of Chestnut Ridge Rd; Both models are open daily from 1 – 5PM; closed Fridays.  In Hamburg visit our Villas at Brompton model at 4691 Mosey Lane off of McKinley Pkwy. This model is open Saturday and Sunday 1-5. Shadow Woods in Clarence also has a new model home which is a brand new design.  This model located at 9470 Kristina Circle off of Goodrich Road is now open Daily 1-5pm; closed Fridays. Tour Essex Homes at