WNY real estate agent explains how buying trends have changed


BUFFALO, NY – With the COVID-19 pandemic, the types of dream homes people seek have changed.

West New York realtor Michael Hartke of Howard Hanna said families are looking for homes with more square footage, more rooms that can be used as potential offices and also places for children to play. at home.


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  • West New York real estate agent Michael Hartke says the types of homes people are looking for have changed
  • Those looking for houses want more space
  • They are also looking for a place where they can be entertained at home.

They are also looking for ready-to-live places rather than homes to renovate.

“Since COVID has subsided, if you will, and people are going back to office work, I really think people are going to look for the bigger houses,” Hartke said. “Because for a year and a half, people have been enjoying themselves more. It was more one-on-one, personal.

According to Hartke, many of his clients want to sell their homes and buy new ones that are more suited to new space trends. However, most dream homes are well over the budgets of many people. This is because the Buffalo market has been extremely hot when it comes to prices.

On top of that, Harke says that with the medical corridor, a lot of people are moving to Buffalo for work-related reasons, which makes the market even more competitive.

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