Buffalo Real Estate
Buffalo New York offers something for everyone.
Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2018, the population was 256,304. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region. As of the April 1, 2010, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,135,509; the combined statistical area (CSA), which adds Cattaraugus County, had a population of 1,215,826 inhabitants.
The Buffalo area was inhabited before the 17th century by the Native American Iroquois tribe and later by French colonizers. The city grew significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of immigration, the construction of the Erie Canal and rail transportation, and its close proximity to Lake Erie. This growth provided an abundance of fresh water and an ample trade route to the Midwestern United States while grooming its economy for the grain, steel and automobile industries that dominated the city’s economy in the 20th century. Since the city’s economy relied heavily on manufacturing, deindustrialization in the latter half of the 20th century led to a steady decline in population. While some manufacturing activity remains, Buffalo’s economy has transitioned to service industries with a greater emphasis on healthcare, research and higher education, which emerged following the Great Recession.
Buffalo is on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, at the head of the Niagara River, 16 miles (26 km) south of Niagara Falls. Its early embrace of electric power led to the nickname “The City of Light”. The city is also famous for its urban planning and layout by Joseph Ellicott, an extensive system of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as significant architectural works. Its culture blends Northeastern and Midwestern traditions, with annual festivals including Taste of Buffalo and Allentown Art Festival, two professional sports teams (Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres), and a thriving and progressive music and arts scene.
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Single Family Homes For Sale in Buffalo
There is a variety of styles and prices for single family homes for sale in Buffalo. We have both one and two story homes available. Choose your style from a Cape Cod to a contemporary home with a Frank LLoyd Wright look. The age of homes varies as well. If you are a traditionalist you can easily find a home build in the early 1900’s. If you prefer something newer there are several homes on the market at any given time that we are sure you will find suitable.
Buffalo Waterfront Homes
One thing Western New York is famous for is its access to water. Surrounded by two great lake (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario) as well as the Niagara River and the amazing Niagara Falls itself there is no shortage of water related activities. We have miles of waterfront homes for sale, local harbors and marinas are plentiful and boating is a big part of our spring summer and fall activities. Enjoy our detailed overview of our waterfront homes.
Buffalo Condos and Townhomes
The Buffalo condominium market is certainly not what it was years ago. There are now lots of location and options for you to choose from. The inventory changes often so stop back frequently to see what is new and exciting. Explore what Buffalo condos and town homes have to offer.
Multi Family Investment Property
There is no shortage of available investment properties in Buffalo. Two family homes seem to be the most plentiful but at times there are 4 unit apartment buildings available and on occasion you could find a 5 or more unit building for sale in Buffalo Here is a short list of a few investment properties currently available:
Buffalo Luxury Homes
Buffalo is home to some of the finest luxury communities in New York State. Buffalo luxury homes offer several amenities. They are typically on a larger lot with in ground pools and other buildings on the property such as large sheds or pool cabanas. Many have home theaters as well. There is never a shortage of luxury homes it Buffalo.
Buffalo foreclosures are a good way to earn a little sweat equity. Most foreclosures require some degree of updating and repair. There are a couple types of foreclosures. For instance, there are bank foreclosures and there are HUD foreclosures. HUD foreclosures are homes where the owners had an FHA loan. An FHA loan is insured by the United States Government. If a person defaults on their loan the bank will call in the insurance from the government and turn the home over to HUD (Housing and Urban Development) who will in turn put the home on the market and sell it to the highest bidder. There is always a good selection of bank owned homes on the market. Here is a short list of foreclosure homes in Buffalo currently available.
Buffalo Homes For Rent
If you are not yet ready to buy a home in Buffalo there are always plenty of homes and apartments for rent in the area. Rental rates are reasonable and you can generally find something that suits your needs although it might be a little bit harder if you have pets, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t find you a nice apartment if you do have pets. It just may take a little longer to find one so don’t hesitate to call and get us started on a search for a rental that fits your needs.
Here are the latest available rentals in Buffalo:
As always, if you have any question you can contact us or any one of our professional agents any time. Contact us…