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Rob Karp is a bearded, gravelly-voiced 30-something with a downstate accent, a permanent flannel and a dozen tattoos. He’s prone to fist pumps for emphasis, and tends to leave his Subaru Forrester at home in favor of a ten-speed to navigate the city. He's not necessarily what you'd expect from a real estate agent with $5 million currently under contract. While Karp l…

We took a look at recent homes on the market in WNY — all with listing prices of around $200,000 — to find out how they compare. Are there towns and suburbs where you can get significantly more house for your money? What about acreage and other amenities? And how do property taxes, from town-to-town, affect the bottom line? Turns out there was quite a variation; as with al…

Good interior design entails more than picking out a paint chip and a couple of funky throw pillows. The following tips will help you create spaces so beautiful you may just never want to leave the house. 1. Build around one piece Whether it’s a hand-painted vase, a tapestry that’s been in your family for generations or a unique fabric, an “inspiration piece” can be a gr…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Some folks call them the Charlie’s Angels of real estate. They may not take on crime-fighting tasks via speakerphone, but they did work as a team to double their volume in the first year of business, and are on pace to double it again this year. The Elizabeth Stablewski group of Nothnagle Realtors in Orchard Park was formed two years ago to offer home buyers and sellers a …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Western New York is like “a big secret." At least that’s how Christie Rothschild, the president of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors sees it. She joked, “We should do more PR on what a great place it is to live.” Well, the “secret” is starting to get out. In the last year, Forbes magazine put Buffalo at the top of its list for most affordable cities and Kiplin…

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Let’s face it; very few husbands are good at everything (even though they might argue otherwise). When it comes to home repairs, they usually fall into three categories: 1) those who tackle any project with ease; 2) those who think they can; and 3) those who call an electrician to change a light bulb. “I definitely have my limitations and know pretty quickly if a job is…