212 Florida Street


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212 Florida Street. Photo by Buffalo Young Preservationists


212 Florida Street, Buffalo NY 14208
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Mike Puma Feb 2014

Physical Description

Two story frame double with a small garage in the rear.

Current Condition

Currently undergoing a complete renovation as an owner occupied home.


Built in 1915

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • February 2013 -
    • Buffalo Young Preservationists Heart Bomb: "This two unit house has been city owned since 2009 and was picked by BYP because of its location and existing condition. This house is manageable in size, a money maker for any potential owner and is also located in the historic Hamlin Park neighborhood on Buffalo's East Side. A National Register Historic District initiative, led by local consulting firm Preservation Studios, is currently underway and will provide the future owner of this property with the ability to use Historic Tax Credits as part of any rehab effort. The Historic Tax Credit program provides owners with tax initiatives to invest in their historic properties when it might otherwise be cost prohibitive to do so."
  • February 14, 2014 - Purchased by Mike Puma for his primary residence. Renovations began immediately.

Other Pertinent Facts

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.


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