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Real Deal Article on Buffalo's Real Estate Market

11 Aug 2008

I’ve got a piece in this month’s insert to The Real Deal, a New York City-based magazine that covers real estate news, about how Buffalo managed to escape the recent credit and housing downturns. Titled Buffalo stays cold — and calm, it details how the conditions in Western New York’s economy and the character of the city itself have kept over-eager flippers, predatory lenders, and other market-crashers (mostly) at bay.

It’s kind of a big deal for me, being my first print published outside the Buffalo-area market (and not on my main squeeze, Lifehacker). It also generated a bit of discussion over at Buffalo Rising. Here’s a standard writerly caveat for you: The story goes much farther than the headline suggests.