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257 Florida Street

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Photo credit: Mike Puma, Views of Buffalo

Location

257 Florida Street, Buffalo NY 14208
Google Bird's Eye View
Masten Council District
SBL: 89.82-4-34
Erie County Property Info
County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
City of Buffalo Parcel Viewer

Owner

City of Buffalo since 2009

Physical Description

Two and a half story residential house. Mike Puma: "The two-family home is listed at 2641 square feet and has three bedrooms in each unit."

Current Condition

Mike Puma: "Although currently clad in some ugly vinyl siding the clapboard below is likely in great condition and probably only needs minor attention. There seems to be a foundation issue on the east side of the house evidenced by the “sinking” wall, but it can certainly be fixed. The home has owned by the City of Buffalo since 2009 when the owner decided to abandon the property and move out of the area, according to neighbors."

History

Built in 1922

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • Part of the Hamlin Park Historic District
  • Courtesy Mike Puma, Views of Buffalo:
    • The City of Buffalo enables qualified buyers to purchase a home that has been deemed "homestead eligible" for $1.00 and there are plenty of properties left. There are three main requirements when purchasing a homestead property; the owner must fix all code violations within 18 months, have immediate access to at least $5000, and live there for at least three years. You also have to cover the closing costs of the purchase.
    • As a homeowner with a contributing home you can get a 20% tax credit for qualified rehab work. Examples of qualified rehab work include a roof replacement, electrical and plumbing systems, window replacement, etc. There are three requirements to enroll in the program: the rehab cost must be at least $5000, 5% of that must be spent on the exterior ($250), and home must be a contributing structure.

Availability

Although the homestead map on their site may be out of date, you can contact City of Buffalo Dept of Real Estate directly at 716-851-5590, or reach out to research article writer Mike Puma at mike.j.puma@gmail.com.

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Added 2013-06-11 • Last changed 2014-06-04