If you are looking to buy your new home in the Buffalo area, you might have luck in the City of Tonawanda. 

A new building was unveiled by local officials in the City of Tonawanda on Tuesday with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the process. I say “the process,” because there is a lot of competition to live within the property, with one of the driving factors being the affordable cost of living.

While it may be an affordable, desired location, not everyone is eligible to live within the newest property in Tonawanda — you have to be income-qualified to even be considered as a potential tenant in the newest building. For that reason, the selling price of the new building has a limit.

The ribbon cutting on Tuesday was for one of seven properties purchased by Erie County Land Bank through Tonawanda’s tax foreclosure auctions. The land bank wanted to improve an area that, years ago, would seem gray to drive through.

The newest home on the market in Tonawanda (and the six other properties owned by the land bank) are a “community effort,” so to speak. While the land bank owns the properties, they have teamed up with students at the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning to design it.

The new addition(s) have gone through several stages, transitioning from a store to a home in one case. 

The Pasek family have lived on Fuller Avenue for over 40 years, and while the property had once been a store called “Stone’s Store,” it had been a vacant parking lot for at least a decade. 

Construction started close to three years ago now, but the new build finally debuted on Sept. 7. However, this building is sure to go quickly.

If you are interested in the home and finding out if you qualify, Cheryl Staffer of Signature Real Estate is the listing agent for 91 Fuller Avenue, City of Tonawanda, and it is being sold by the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improve Cooperation (BENLIC). You can find out how to contact Cheryl here.

And with thanks to Channel 4 WIVB, you can see what the new house looks like here.

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