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Before and After Cottage – Siding and Colors

By |July 16th, 2019|Before and After Photos, How To's|

As readers know, I love a good before and after project. The following is from a cottage that didn't look very cottage-like with its beige dutch lap siding that was installed by the prior owner. I knew there were cedar shakes underneath but wasn't sure of the condition that they were in. Fortunately, they were [...]

How I Dealt With Mold In Our Cottage / Cabin / Seasonal House

By |July 16th, 2019|Handyman & DIY Tips, How To's|

Mold! MOLD!! MOLD!!! How do I get rid of mold and the mold smell? Step 1! Everyone will tell you this. Everyone should tell you this. Deal with the moisture coming into the home first! The following is an extensive list of products to help with mold and musty smelling houses. Ours is a seasonal [...]

Lake Erie Cottage Bargain

By |September 30th, 2015|Buffalo Real Estate Bargains, Real Estate|

I occasionally write about real estate bargains throughout WNY.  There are some that perplex me a bit when they sit on the market for a while.  The following listing is located in Portland NY within a small community named "Green Hills".  There are only about 15 or 20 other cottages in Green Hills. This lake [...]

Cottage on Rushford Lake – Real Estate Bargains

By |March 23rd, 2015|Buffalo Real Estate Bargains|

From time to time I will point out some real estate bargains around WNY.  As someone who searched for a cottage for about 5 years, I came across a number of properties in many different price ranges and in doing so, gained a sense of where things should fall (in terms of price).  When I [...]