Category Guest Posts

No, I’m Not a USAA or a NAVYFED Preferred REALTOR(R), Nor Do I Want To Be

This is a guest post written by Sarah Stelmok, an associate broker in Virginia, and published on her blog at  For those of you in WNY considering using a USAA broker, please understand that while you may benefit, your agent stands to take a significant hit! Please see Sarah’s post below in it’s unedited form.

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Guest Post: How I Overcame My Prejudice Against Buffalo

This is a guest post written by Adrian Brijbassi, an editor from the Toronto Star who write this article on his experiences when visiting Buffalo.  You can find out more about Adrian on his website.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — “I’m a journalist and I’m writing a travel article about how to spend a weekend in Buffalo.” With those words, I had managed to disarm a U.S. border guard, a young man who immediately stepped back from my car and took a seat on the stool inside his booth. He placed a hand on his shaved head and then swiped it down across his perspiring face.

“You’re going to say good things about the city, right?” he asked without any hint of authority. It was more of a plea.

“I have every intention of being fair,” I answered.

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Guest Post: How did I ever choose Buffalo/Western NY as a place to invest?

This is a guest post from David, an investor just getting started in Buffalo.  David has invested in several properties in Seattle, where he currently lives.  You can follow his story via his blog.

After my last post, I had a comment from a realtor in Buffalo who wanted more details on how I decided that Buffalo is a good place to buy property.  So here’s the (perhaps convoluted) logic that brought me to Buffalo…
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