The Amazing Advantages of ENERGYSTAR Homes!

Categories: Blog, Buffalo Homes, Eco-Friendly Homes, Efficient lighting and appliances, ENERGEYSTAR, energy savings, ENERGYSTAR Certified, ENERGYSTAR Certified homes, high-efficiency heating and cooling, more consistent temperatures, New Homes, thermal enclosure system | Posted: September 29, 2016


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Making the choice to own a home that meets the incredibly strict standards of the ENERGYSTAR label can offer you more than you think!

High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling
Homes with his system are more comfortable than what you would find in a standard house. They offer improved moisture control, much better indoor air quality, and quieter operation.

Thermal Enclosure System
Thermal enclosure reduces maintenance costs and utility bills while also improving durability and comfort. This state-of-the-art system includes high-performance windows, comprehensive air sealing, and insulation.

Water Protection System
The best building practices and materials combine to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture. This helps ensure durability and prevent home air quality problems related to moisture.

Independent Inspections and Tests
ENERGYSTAR Certified homes must pass strenuous independent inspections and testing to comply with the strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Astounding Energy Savings
ENERGYSTAR Certified homes save up to 30% on energy costs per year as compared to other new homes. This can save a homeowner thousands of dollars over the years!

Efficient Lighting and Appliances
High-quality performance and reduced utility bills? What’s not to love? These lighting fixtures and appliances are more efficient than what you would find elsewhere.

Say Goodbye to Greenhouse Gasses
An ENERGYSTAR Certified home produces 3,700lb fewer greenhouse gasses per year as compared to a typical new home. That’s the equivalent of planting 43 trees! These homes are environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.

More Consistent Temperatures
The thermal enclosure system works in conjunction with the high-efficiency heating and cooling, there are fewer hot and cold spots throughout the home.

Improved Durability
Because ENGERYSTAR homes are held to more rigorous standards of both design and construction, they are more durable than the average home.



Why Now is the Best Time to Buy a Home!

Categories: Best Time to Buy a Home, Blog, Buffalo Homes, Construction Prices, Home Builder, Home Locations, Home Value Stability, New Homes, Property Values, Rental Rates, Uncategorized | Posted: August 31, 2016


Buying a new home is among the largest and most important purchases most people ever make. As such, many homebuyers may be hesitant to commit as they wait for the perfect market conditions. However, now may be the best time to buy!


Interest Rates
Interest rates may be low now but they’re on the rise. Buying a home before they begin to climb is likely to save homeowners a significant amount of money in the long run.

Purchasing Power
Purchasing power is essentially how much you can get for your dollar. It’s affected by interest rates- just a 1% increase in your interest rate could reduce your purchasing power by 10%. It’s always best to buy when interest rates are low, as they are now.

Low Inventory
The housing market in Buffalo currently has an unusually low inventory. The Buffalo News reported that, at the present rate, there are only enough homes on the market in WNY to last 3.8 months (Jun. 8th, pg. B7). That’s nearly half of the ideal mark which is 6 months. This means that right now is absolutely an ideal time to sell your home.

Rental Rates Are Rising
According to rent.com, decreasing rental vacancies, and a low rental inventory has led to rising rental rates. Unlike with a home you own, there is no equity to gain as your rent increases.

Construction Prices
At each phase of a new community, the price for the homebuyer will increase. Getting into a new community early is almost always the most economical option.

Build Your Equity
Equity is the amount of your home which you own- your home’s value minus the total remaining balance on the mortgage. Because interest rates are low but rising, this is a perfect time to buy as the market will essentially do half the work of building your equity for you!

Buffalo Homes, in Particular
The Washington Post recently created an interactive map which showed that Buffalo was among the hottest regions in the country in terms of increased property values. The area is more vibrant than ever!

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