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Apartments, Lofts, & Rebirth: Buffalo’s Housing Market is Red Hot

Apartments, Lofts, & Rebirth: Buffalo’s Housing Market is Red Hot

Apartments, Lofts, & Rebirth: Buffalo’s Housing Market is Red Hot


If you were to drive through Buffalo NY 10, 15, 20 years ago, you’d experience a lonely city desperate for a facelift. Old industrial buildings featuring the scars of a booming industrial city of yesteryear. Multi unit houses in need of a facelift and starved for a little TLC. Today the housing market sits as high and competitive as it has been in Buffalo’s rich history. Buffalo is booming, and Kissling sits right at the forefront of the rebirth of our eclectic Rust Belt city.

According to WGRZ, the average home is now selling for $120,000, and the average rent for apartments in Buffalo New York is at $739 a month. Lucrative new companies, a youthful new generation of Buffalonians sticking around after college, and an ever increasing concoction of culture have increased the value of living downtown.

With so much competition for housing, and an upsurge in desire for upscale lofts in Buffalo NY, Kissling has been making moves for new style of life downtown. Representatives of Kissling recently spoke with the Buffalo News about the future of 298 Main, an early 1900s property in the process of becoming some of the finest apartments for rent in Buffalo.

“We are excited not only for the redevelopment of this historic building, but also for the future of Buffalo. This location provides us the opportunity to craft a work/live lofts environment that we believe is key to reversing urban blight and making city living exciting again.”

Kissling bringing a chic, Big Apple feel to downtown Buffalo

WGRZ also had things to say about what else will be featured within the historic building, in addition to the penthouse apartments and high end lofts.

The building will also have valet parking, and someone staffing the concierge desk 16 hours a day, seven days a week. Two of the lofts will be penthouse apartments with spectacular views and private rooftop patios.

For more information on 298 Main or any of our Buffalo apartments of lofts, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Stay tuned for more updates from Kissling Interests, providing Buffalo with apartments and lofts for years to come!

The Right Apartments for Buffalo NY Weather

With the freezing cold temperatures we’ve been dealing with lately and the crazy amounts of snow we’re often known to get here in Buffalo, it certainly helps to consider those factors when looking for a new apartment. Sure, you’ll want to review the overall situation with any potential living space and make sure it’s the right fit for you, but here are a few other things to look for given the extreme nature of our Buffalo winters:

Parking

Finding a property or apartment that offers off-street or covered parking will certainly make your life a lot easier when there’s 4 feet of snow on the ground. If you can get indoor parking that’s heated, all the better. Look for a living situation that offers parking or garage options, even if they’re slightly more expensive. It’ll be worth it when you’re not digging your car out of a snow bank.

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Heating Bill Included

When the temperature hits -5ºF every day for 2 weeks, you may be happy to know that your heating bill is included in your rent cost. Gas and electric bills are a serious cost consideration when looking for a potential new apartment, so don’t forget to ask how the cost of utilities work when you tour a facility.

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Location

If you’re looking for somewhere within walking distance of some of your favorite spots, you might want to look for the closest place possible so that you can still get around during the cold winter months. There will probably be days where you won’t even want to go outside at all, but on those sunny 32-degree days that you want to get out and break the cabin fever, it helps to be in close proximity to some of Buffalo’s hot spots.

 

If you’re currently in the market for a new space to live, check out our full list of properties, and keep an eye out for some of the factors we mentioned above.

frIDay Interior Design: Modernism

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of modern interior design, you might think it just refers to a style of design in alignment with current trends and contemporary developments, but that’s not necessarily the case. The heart of modern design actually mirrors the traits of the modern art movement, which was a noted departure from the lavish styles or the artistic movements that preluded it. But while modern art often delves into the abstract and the experimental, modern interior design keeps a focus on simplicity and function.

Here are some defining characteristics of modern interior design and why you might want to consider including them in your living space.

Straight Lines

In keeping with the simplicity of the modern theme, rooms designed in a modern style usually feature straight lines and clean patterns. In contrast to the carved decorations and textured furnitures that preceded modern design, this style will keep things simple and mostly flat without adding additional detail and complication.

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Bold Use of Color

Modernist thinking was all about shaking free of the norms, and this can be seen in the use of bold colors that add visual contrast and stand out from the rest of the space. It is common in modern designs to see one sitting chair or an accent pillow of bold contrasting color included to set itself apart from the room around it. Use of modern art itself hung on walls can be a way to bring out strong colors or add a sense of abstractness to an otherwise straight and even space, adding to the modern design aesthetic.

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Minimalism

Modern design focuses on removal of the unnecessary and inclusion only of pieces that provide function or purpose. This leads to a general lack of clutter and open floor plans. It is common in modern interior design for walls to be minimized and shelves or other storage to be built into recesses instead of protruding out into the floor plan.

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Three Things Thursday: Wire Control

With all the tech gadgets we’re buying these days, your apartment can quickly turn from neat and clean to a rat’s nest of wires. Not only is it not visually appealing, but it’s usually a safety issue as well if you have wires protruding out into walking spaces. Here are three neat products that can tidy up your wires and send your rat’s nest packing.

Cable Twisters

These little twisters will wind up your wires and keep them all neatly organized together. They’re better than tape or zip ties, because they’re easy to put on and take off too.

Even better news – they’re cheap. A set of 3 usually only costs about $10, so you won’t have to break the bank for the sake of organization.

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The Plug Hub

This neat little box sits on the floor below your desk and winds your extra cable length inside it – preventing the classic rat’s nest. It’s a pretty inconspicuous little box, so it won’t take up much space, but it definitely gets the job done.

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This one’s a pretty good bargain too, selling for only $25.

Desk Cord Manager

If you have a lot of cables running from your computer, printer, phone and everything else on your desk, this one is perfect for you. The desk leg cord manager is a steal at only $9, and it’ll keep your ugly cords out of sight and looking fresh.

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