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Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community

Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community

 

Licensed Real Estate Agent Paul Blake, a resident of South Buffalo, has opened Blake Realty Group LLC, an independent real estate brokerage firm serving Western New York and focusing on the South Buffalo community.

A real estate agent for nine years, Blake began his professional career as an investor. “I’ve owned and managed multiple rental properties in South Buffalo for 15 years,” said Blake, who earned an MBA from the University at Buffalo. “I understand the rental/investment market and have a vested interest in seeing the neighborhood, where I live with my family, continue to thrive. I have a passion for real estate and South Buffalo, and I am also very knowledgeable of the Southtowns having grown up in Orchard Park.”

Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Jacobs to deliver over $8.5 Million to Local Municipalities

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 8.9% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced local governments will soon receive their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on November 15th is $8,623,740.49 and covers the six month period April 1, 2013-September 30, 2013.  This amount is 8.9% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates earlier this year fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

JACOBS AND POLONCARZ WARN HOMEOWNERS OF “DEED SCAM”

Erie County, NY- County Clerk Chris Jacobs and County Executive Mark Poloncarz want to caution all Erie County property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell you a "Certified Copy of Your Deed". The company issuing such notices is titled New York Record Retrieval, Inc., and is dramatically overcharging homeowners for this service by as much as 1000%.

“I want to inform the citizens of Erie County that the entities marketing such requests are not at all related to the County Clerk’s Office or any other department inside Erie County government,” said Clerk Jacobs. “If you receive one of these letters, you should disregard it. A certified copy of your deed is always available from the County Clerk’s Office.”

Jacobs Launches Electronic Recording of Real Estate Transactions

Jacobs Launches Electronic Recording of Real Estate Transactions

               

Senator Grisanti’s Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NYS Passes Senate

Senator Grisanti’s Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NYS Passes Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced passage of Senate bill S. 1710 which would provide green development home tax exemptions. Grisanti’s bill would allow a tax exemption of 35 percent for real property for a period of no longer than 20 years if authorized by the local municipality.

According to Senator Grisanti, the legislation will help to incentivize builders to invest in green homes, which are typically more expensive to build.

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Jacobs to Deliver Nearly $8 Million to Local Governments

Says Mortgage Tax Collections up 16.8% Over Same Period Last Year

Erie County, NY-Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced his office will soon distribute to local governments throughout the County their share of the Erie County Mortgage Tax collections based off of real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office.  The total to be distributed on May 15th is $7,896,969.86 and covers the six month period October 1, 2012-March 31, 2013.  This amount is 16.8% higher than the same period last year.

“Record low interest rates have fueled both refinancing and home purchases throughout Western New York.  This is a positive development for Erie County’s municipal governments since mortgage tax distributions are a major source of revenue for many of the County’s cities, towns and villages,” stated County Clerk Jacobs.

September 29 Mortgage Check-Up Event Provides Relief

September 29 Mortgage Check-Up Event Provides Relief

Court filings for foreclosure in Western New York continue to be a problem, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York states that there are roughly 2,000 homeowners in active foreclosure in Erie County alone. A Mortgage Check-Up event on Saturday, September 29 will provide Western New York homeowners worried about their mortgages with the opportunity for a quick, easy and confidential way to address their concerns.

The Mortgage Check-Up is sponsored by West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in partnership with Fillmore Leroy Area Residents (FLARE), Western New York Law Center, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and Legal Services for the Elderly & Disabled. Counselors and lawyers will consult homeowners privately from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the FLARE office at 307 Leroy Ave.

The reason for the expected increase in Western New York foreclosures lies in the state’s long foreclosure waiting period, made longer by legislation passed last year.