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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Essex Greens at Waterford Patio Home Project Announced

Essex Homes is proud to announce its newest project, Essex Greens at Waterford. “This exciting new patio home project in Clarence will be located in the prestigious Waterford neighborhood off Roll Road in Clarence; a setting unlike any other patio home project in our area” stated Philip J. Nanula, President of Essex Homes.

Essex Greens at Waterford will consist of 102 luxury patio homes surrounded by a scenic natural wooded setting protected by the Western New York Land Conservancy; the first phase will feature over 50 home sites. These patio homes are designed for today’s home owners interested in a lower maintenance lifestyle that still includes all the luxury features they desire.

In addition to the natural beauty and privacy of Essex Greens at Waterford, this new community offers walking and biking trails plus convenient access to Transit Road shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as, being just minutes from several Clarence Town Parks, and a beautiful local branch library. 

The project is slated to break ground this Spring. “We are now accepting lot reservations, so we encourage you to get your name on the list to secure your first choice of home sites” said Nanula.

As a premier builder in the area, Essex Homes’ mission statement pledges their homebuyers; Commitment, Quality, Service and a Pleasant Home Building Experience. Susan Ballard, Regional Sales Manager, for the project explained “Essex Greens at Waterford patio homes will feature attractive designs offering many functional and varied floor plans with luxury amenities and custom options to personalize each home. The homes will range in size from 1600 to over 2400 square feet; all featuring first floor master suites with optional second floors that will start in the low $300,000s.  “Preconstruction pricing incentives in place make these luxury patio homes a tremendous value” said Ballard.

In addition, all Essex customers receive professional interior selection service, a Home Buyer’s Guide, professional mortgage assistance, a market analysis of their current home and a closing kit as standard professional services.  Plus, all homes are backed by the Essex Triple 24 Buyer Protection Program, the best new home warranty in the business.

To learn more about Essex Greens at Waterford you can visit Susan Ballard at our pre-construction model, located at 9254 Kristina Circle in the Shadow Woods neighborhood off Goodrich Road in Clarence Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5pm, or contact Susan Ballard  at 725-7577 or for more information.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Forbes Capretto Homes Opens the Crestwood in Clarence

Forbes Capretto Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of the “Crestwood” at 5962 Corinne Lane in the Waterford Estates community.  This custom-built home offers nearly 3,300 square feet of living space with four bedrooms. 

The home welcomes you and your guests with a stylish exterior that shows a full covered front porch and professionally-landscaped yard.

Inside, the first floor offers 9’ ceilings and a generous allocation of hardwood flooring. The two-story foyer features a clerestory window, large storage closet and guest bath.  Double French doors open from the foyer to the private den/playroom. Opposite, the dining room features crown molding and painted chair rails, adding formality to the room.

At the back of the home, an open kitchen/dinette includes a large pantry, center island snack bar and breakfast area.  The L-shaped run of granite counters provides separation from the sun room with its cathedral ceiling, bright windows and door to the back yard. A columned half wall borders the two-story great room, which includes a Majestic fireplace with custom mantel and an overlook from the second floor.

Completing the first floor layout, the owner’s entrance provides easy access to and from the garage.  A walk-in closet and custom-built bench provide storage space for coats and boots.

Upstairs, the owner’s suite is tucked away at one side of the home for privacy.  The spacious bedroom includes a box bay, large walk-in closet and private bath with tub, separate shower and double sink vanity. Ceramic tiled walls and granite counters create a spa-like atmosphere. Three additional full-sized bedrooms and the main bath, with double sink vanity and linen closet complete the second floor.

Now available for purchase at only $447,900, 5962 Corinne Lane may be viewed Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm and by appointment. 

Waterford Estates is a highly sought-after community off Shimerville Road in Clarence Center, just moments from shopping and entertainment at Transit Road.  For more information about this home and our other available home sites, please call Stacey Spokane at (716) 830-3113. or call 716.651.HOME.

Friday, April 5, 2013

ERA Team VP Real Estate Recognizes Top-Producing Associates for 2012

[Ellicottville, NY] (4/4/2013) – ERA Team VP Real Estate of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania recently presented awards for 2012 production at their annual Agent Awards Luncheon held in Ellicottville, New York.  Sales associates were recognized from all office locations, which include Ellicottville, Cuba, Chautauqua, Lakewood, Bemus Point and Fredonia in New York and Warren and Bradford in Pennsylvania.
Sales Associates received awards for their 2012 sales production and total number of closed transactions in comparison to their ERA Team VP Real Estate colleagues.  The following sales associates were recognized for their achievements.
Cathy Pritchard was #1 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in sales production and #5 in closed transactions for the entire firm, which includes all office locations.  Tina Dillon was #1 in closed transactions and #2 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in closed transactions and #4 in sales production for the entire firm.  Ciji Riley was #2 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #3 in closed transactions for the entire firm.  Melanie Pritchard was #3 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office.
Ciji Riley was also recognized as the ERA Team VP Most Improved Agent for 2012.  Ciji’s 2012 sales production was a 292% increase over her 2011 sales production.
Paul Conklin was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Linda Simons was #2 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Bill Shuler was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.
The following Sales Associates were also recognized for their 2012 sales production volume.  Wendy O’Neil, Carol Thomas, Sandy Goode, Patti Crist, Harry Weissman, Andree McRae, Rebecca Pettit, Sherry Wiedemann and Bill Shuler each achieved over $1 Million in sales production; Greg Spako and Linda Simons achieved over $2 Million in sales production; Ciji Riley, Amy DeTine, Melanie Pritchard and Paul Conklin achieved over $3 Million in sales production; Tina Dillon achieved over $8 Million in sales production; and Cathy Pritchard achieved over $9 Million in sales production.
"Through their dedication, these professionals lead our local real estate market by providing each client the most comprehensive products and services," remarked Bill Soffel, Broker/CEO of ERA Team VP Real Estate. "Our top producers truly embody the ERA core values of innovation, collaboration and superior service and exemplify ERA Team VP’s commitment to hard work and customer satisfaction."
Since joining ERA in 2004, ERA Team VP has seen significant growth, both as a result of the agents’ use of ERA systems and tools, and through a series of mergers/acquisitions.
For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit or call one of the main Western New York office locations: (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (585) 968-2113 Cuba; (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (716) 672-7990 Fredonia.