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Monday, June 27, 2016

Forbes Capretto Announces French Landing Community

Our new community in Lewiston, NY, will offer unique homes in quaint surroundings

LEWISTON, NEW YORK, JUNE 22, 2016 - Forbes Capretto is pleased to announce the founding of a new community in Lewiston, New York. French Landing will offer a location close to boating and other activities with several parks, stunning natural scenery, water views, and more.

All homes within French Landing will offer a consistent theme but possess varying architectural features, ensuring that each home has its own unique features and flair. Forbes Capretto says that French Landing homes will be available in one story, two story with 1st floor owners’ suites, and two story with 2nd floor owners’ suites. Plans can be customized to suit, and prices are slated to start in the low to mid $300,000s.

Forbes Capretto has been offering its custom home building services for 30+ years and has built more than 3,000 homes and dozens of Western New York neighborhoods. The locally-owned company is highly rated and has been recognized by the BBB on various occasions.

The Forbes Capretto team is pleased to announce French Landing, a community that can appeal to people in all stages of life. The community is located off of River Road, south of Joseph Park. French Landing residents can enjoy the many local vineyards, parks, trails, and more offered nearby. Local schools include public and private institutions such as the Lewiston-Porter and Niagara Wheatfield School Districts, Stella Niagara Educational Park, Sacred Heart Villa, Niagara University, and Niagara County Community College.

Lewiston is approximately 20 minutes north of Buffalo and rests along the Niagara River on the Canadian border. Residents and visitors enjoy views of Lake Ontario and Toronto, as well. French Landing will offer close water access to those with boats, making it a retreat for active young adults and retirees alike.

More information about French Landing and Forbes Capretto can be found at

About Forbes Capretto

Forbes Capretto is a highly rated, locally-owned custom home builder offering various communities and features. Over the past three decades, the company has built 3,000+ homes and created dozens of neighborhoods throughout Western New York.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

176 Windsor Avenue sells just one day after going on the market
BUFFALO, NY – June 17, 2016 – HUNT Real Estate ERA has secured the sale of 176 Windsor Avenue, Buffalo, New York. 176 Windsor is one of five houses built by John D. Larkin, for his wife and children in the early 1900’s as part of the family compound known as Larkland, formed when Mr. Larkin purchased  the entire block of land known as Rumsey’s Wood, bordered by Rumsey Road, Forest and Windsor Avenues with frontage on Lincoln Parkway.

176 Windsor, designed by architect H. Osgood-Holland, was built in 1916 for Mr. Larkin’s daughter, Frances Larkin (Daisy) Esty and her husband, Harold M. Esty.  The home was next owned from 1963 until 1986 by their daughter, Elberta Larkin Esty. The late William H. Zacher purchased the property from Ms. Esty in 1986. It has stayed in the Zacher family until the recent sale.

In a statement from the buyers, who envision this as their “vintage dream home,” they stated their plan is “to preserve the home’s exquisite historical detail while refreshing it, with a caring touch, for the 21st century.” They continued, “We can’t wait to embrace our role as ambassadors of this historic Buffalo residence.”
Adele Cloutier of HUNT’s Buffalo Metropolitan office represented the seller in the transaction, which sold just one day after it went public on the multiple listing service.

“I’m so pleased that we were able to get immediate results for the family and even more excited that the buyers are going to restore this wonderful, historic home to perfection,” said Cloutier. “It will once again be one of the crown jewels of Buffalo real estate.”

About HUNT Real Estate ERA
HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates over 40 branches throughout western, central, and upstate New York, and Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT Real Estate ERA is the largest family-owned and operated real estate company in the area and is ranked the 42nd largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions in 2015 by REALTrends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, two insurance agencies, title agency, an award-winning Relocation division, residential building company, and a fee-for-service brokerage. HUNT’s mission is to build its presence through successful sales associates, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit

Media Contact: Dan Mirsky
Marketing Director, HUNT Real Estate ERA

Monday, June 6, 2016

David Homes introduces the newest phase for the Villas at Brierwood Lifestyle Community

The Villas at Brierwood in Hamburg is a unique Lifestyle Community built by David Homes. With the recent sell-out of Phase 1, homes are now available for selection immediately in the newest phase.  Three designs are offered with homeowners’ convenience in mind. All floor plans offer spacious first-floor living with numerous windows for natural light. Each home is inviting and welcoming with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Two of the models feature a Home Office with the option of a third bedroom. The attached, oversized, finished garage offers parking for two vehicles plus storage space. In addition, each design features a private, outdoor courtyard.

But more than beautiful homes, the Villas offer an engaging lifestyle for all that choose to make the community their home. There is something for everyone. The Villas at Brierwood offer walking trails, two ponds and an outdoor, heated pool for swimming. Maybe socializing with friends in the Clubhouse is more your style. Relax by the fireplace and listen to music, enjoy the WIFI connection or simply converse with friends.  Sports fans will enjoy watching the big game with neighbors and friends in the media room on a big screen TV.  Pop some popcorn, grab a cool drink from the fridge and pull up a chair! Those interested in fitness will be thrilled with the private fitness room. There is equipment for the beginner as well as the seasoned exercise buff. 

In addition to the numerous amenities offered, the Villas feature low Condo taxes, giving the home owners a significant cost savings. 

All exterior maintenance is taken care of including landscaping, snow removal, common area maintenance and water usage. 

For more information, please visit the David Homes Sales Center in the Villas at Brierwood Clubhouse located at 5665 Southwestern Blvd., just West of Amsdell Road. Model hours are Saturday through Wednesday 12-4 pm. David Homes can also be reached at 716-691-6900 or by visiting