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Erie County Real Estate Transactions

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Nov. 18.

AKRON
o 5 Indianola Ave., Patricia L. Chimento to Lisa M. Dojnik; Richard D. Dojnik III, $152,000.
o 57 Main St., Margaret J. Dennison to Bank of Akron, $125,000.
o 237 East Ave., John Alfieri; Edith Funk; Jeannette Neal to Judy A. Winters, $116,600.

AMHERST
o 217 Stonham Way, Marrano/marc-Equity Corporation to Jacqueline M. Lovullo; Kevin J. Lovullo, $818,359.
o 54 Keswick, Annette M. Lyth; John A. Lyth to Melissa L. Storfer; Paul H. Storfer Jr., $625,000.
o 60 Daigler Court, Matthew S. Burwick; Sara N. Burwick to Kimberlee M. Hubbard; Ryan M. Hubbard, $520,000.
o 55 Knollwood Lane, Richard Stenclik to Li Liu, $500,000.
o 103 Shadow Wood Drive, David N. Schultz; Lynn Marie Schultz to David J. Luzon; Bradly J. Sax, $424,250.
o 35 Hidden Pond Lane, Judith L. Padgug; Melissa Reese to Lsf9 Master Participation Trust Tr; US Bank Trust NA Tr, $420,155.
o 298 San Fernando Lane, Jo-Anne M. Stulmaker; Mark L. Stulmaker to Kelly A. Groat; Groat R. Evan, $380,000.
o 132 Summershade Court, Dipakkumar P. Pravin; Minakshi D. Pravin to Sarfaraz Semy; Yasina Semy, $362,000.
o 104 Roycroft Boulevard, David J. Luzon; Bradly J. Sax to Katharyn F. Sexton, $350,000.
o 49 Insbrook Court, Cheryl A. Sciolino; Russell C. Sciolino to Berardino Janene Di; Di Berardino Michael A, $340,000.
o 52 Koster Row, Louise C. Boty; Gregory L. Hoffman to Jamie L. Johnson, $300,000.
o 64 Holloway Creek Lane, Vanderbilt Properties to Deborah A. Beringer; Mark R. Beringer, $296,400.
o 17 Limestone Drive, Anthony J. Baldi to Mlwdonna, $290,000.
o 35 Greencastle Lane, Barbara A. Cohen to Xiaoren Duan; Lei Sun, $290,000.
o 155 High Park Boulevard, John L. Paczos; Marilyn K. Paczos to Maurice C. Sheehan, $278,000.
o 310 Schoelles Road, Mario Kroese; Veronica Kroese to Barbara A. Mang, $260,000.
o 70 Cherrywood, Karthik Thyagarajan; Sindhujah Viswanathan Thyagarajan to Brian M. Eberle; Kathleen M. Eberle, $255,000.
o 335 Ayer Road, Todd D. Harper; Todd Harper; Stephen R. Lamantia to Bronze Creek Title Trust 2013-Npl1 Tr; Christiana Trust Tr; Wilmington Savings Fund Society Fsb Tr dba, $248,282.
o 237 Macarthur Drive, Brian J. Berrier to Sirva Relocation Properties, $244,900.
o 237 Macarthur Drive, Sirva Relocation Properties to Carrie D. Cline; Gregory D. Cline Jr., $244,900.
o 45 Spicebush Lane, Carmelo Dipasquale; Joan Dipasquale to Jane P. Marciniak; Joseph J. Marciniak, $239,900.
o 287 Mill, Amy Alexander; Amy L. Renn to Kathleen A. Dinan, $235,000.
o 35 Brompton Road, Consolata Society For Foreign Missions to Samantha E. Humbert; Karl F. Kozlowski, $235,000.
o 35 Sweetwater Court, Michael A. Diberardino to Gregory E. Hudecki; James M. Hudecki; Joanne A. Hudecki, $229,900.
o 72 Arlington Road, Van Every John A; Van Every Sandra L to Joshua T. Burke, $220,000.
o 275 Heim Road, Kenneth J. Farrell; Shaista Khokhar to Lsf9 Master Participation Trust Tr; US Bank Trust NA Tr, $213,264.
o 118 Brush Creek Road, Paula A. Colangelo to Christine A. Colangelo; Michael A. Colangelo, $206,000.
o 69 Hyledge Drive, Edward J. Carland; Lorraine N. Carland to Michael G. Moore, $200,000.
o 4 Foxpoint Dr W, Nicholas J. Mitri to Bret T. Seifert; Nicole K. Seifert, $194,000.
o 66 Morningside Lane, Sharron Border to Hannah R. Lapides, $190,000.
o 85 Redwood Terrace, David A. Kasperek; Janet M. Kasperek to Patrick Mcgowan, $184,600.
o 1069 Eggert, Anthony James Tarantino to Holly A. Doyle; Rodger Doyle; Rodger P. Doyle Jr., $179,900.
o 270 Robinhill Drive, James F. Cleary; Sharon A. Cleary to Christopher C. Halton, $175,000.
o 217 Culpepper Road, Olga Mcdermott to Heilman Family Trust 021800 Tr, $172,500.
o 435 Mckinley Ave., Irene M. Koczaja to Jennifer A. Colwell; Jonathan A. Colwell, $170,000.
o 179 Ayer Road, Michelle M. Bertola; Peter O. Bertola to Drew Brownson, $165,000.
o 32 Bernhardt Dr Unit 10, Aileen E. Bown to Anthony Bruno, $162,500.
o 112 Sunshine Drive, Michael J. Mcmahon; Sally E. Mcmahon to Gary J. Grieco II; Rachael Grieco, $162,000.
o 892 Edgewater Drive, Linda L. Delprino to William Murray, $160,000.
o 524 Brantwood Road, Sarfaraz A. Semy; Sarfarez A. Semy; Yasina S. Semy to Leo J. Dandes; Lissette M. Ruotolo, $159,500.
o 438 Callodine Ave., Zhilin Liu to Tianyi Du, $145,000.
o 371 Bernhardt Drive, Cynthia C. Franko to Alexandra L. Zaccagnino, $135,120.
o 1578 Wehrle, Adamy Richard Anthony Sr to Brian Seivert; Cheryl Seivert, $130,000.
o 720 North Ellicott Creek Road, Marion E. Reed to Richard Hacker, $122,000.
o 25 Oakbrook Dr Unit F, John J. Stasio to Hugo G. Cordova; Nilda Serrano, $120,000.
o 1420 Maple Rd Unit 8, Arman Afshani to Gaurav K. Zirath; Saurav K. Zirath, $108,000.
o 364 Rosedale Boulevard, Nicole K. Balduf; Bret Seifert; Nicole Seifert to David J. Balduf; Katherine E. Balduf, $105,000.
o 26 Coronation Drive, Maxine S. Hopkinson; Michael J. Terpin to Adrienne E. Majerus, $104,000.
o 7 Keph Dr Apt 6, Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-He3 Tr; US Bank NA Tr to Hao Hong; Nan Li, $92,000.
o 863 Wehrle Drive, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Property One Management, $91,000.
o 67 Sunset Court, William L. Humston to Kimberly J. Worling; Richard Worling, $90,000.
o 128a Foxberry Drive, John F. Reinke; Nancy S. Reinke to James L. Collins, $87,000.
o 51 Manning, HUD to Tammy Roneker, $84,000.
o 185 Charter Oaks Dr #3, Rochelle Deloach to Amy L. Keyes, $81,000.
o 1179 Dodge Road, Maria Balisteri; Maria Teresa Balisteri; Salvatore Balisteri; Maria Teresa Balistreri; Salvatore Balistreri; Domenic Migliaccio to Duane Barwell; WNY Homeworks, $66,959.
o 28 A Coolbrook Court, Llmr; Western New York Property Holdings; WNY Real Property Holdings to Lakefront Management, $59,900.
o 55 Buckeye Road, Carl R. Bjornland; Dorothy E. Bjornland to Diane Correa; Luis A. Crespo Jr., $52,500.
o 44 Lyman Road, Marilee A. Keller to Elizabeth S. Keller, $50,000.
o 224 Londonderry Lane, Wenyao Xu; Sichen Ye to Richard Rosenthal, $40,000.
o 34 Spring St W, International Chimney Corporation to Rtl Pia Properties, $20,321.
o 392 Frankhauser, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $20,000.
o 154 Hillcrest Drive, Bank of New York Tr; Centex Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-A Tr; JPMorgan Chase Bank NA Tr Suc to Victor Merlo, $16,500.
o 26 Meadow Lea Drive, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $15,000.
o 850 Tonawanda Creek Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $7,500.
o 115 Glen Ave., International Chimney Corporation to Rtl Pia Properties, $6,153.
o 42 Spring St W, International Chimney Corporation to Rtl Pia Properties, $5,075.

ANGOLA
o 24 Lorain Drive, Derrick W. Decker; Donald J. Decker to David E. Hornberger, $105,000.
o 26 Lerczak Drive, Andrea Herold to Herold Holdings, $82,000.
o 61 Mill St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $25,000.
o 93 Lake St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $15,000.
o 0amp;26 Newton St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $10,000.

AURORA/EAST AURORA
o 310 Buffalo Road, Gail M. Mcafoos; William P. Mcafoos to Rachele C. Pfister, $600,000.
o 85 Stewart Court, John Carter; John M. Carter to Crystal L. England; Joseph L. England, $405,000.
o Vacant land Hubbard Road, Gregg J. Searl; Robert W. Searl Jr.; Steven S. Searl to Western New York Land Conservancy, $400,000.
o 1315 Luther Road, Chester A. Majewski; Majewski P. Maureen to Amy M. Girard; Benjamin E. Girard, $372,000.
o 191 King St., Rachele C. Pfister to Felicitas Kusch-Lango, $235,000.
o 1875 Davis Road, Daniel Schunk to Christopher C. Hutchinson; Jennifer L. Hutchinson, $180,000.
o 974 Lawrence Ave., Cheryl L. Obrien to Arlene Rice, $149,700.
o 225 Porterville Road, Roy E. Beatty; Virginia A. Beatty; William R. Hites to WNY Real Property Holdings, $142,501.
o 1757 Emery Road, Carol M. Witkop to Dawn M. Vogel; William T. Vogel, $65,000.
o Vacant land Falls Road, Falls Road to Deborah Cotrupe; Leigh Dye, $55,000.

BLASDELL
o 166 Pearl Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $20,000.

BOSTON
o 8620 Back Creek Road, Kathleen T. Wozniak; Robert C. Wozniak to Mark J. Janker; Suzanna M. Janker, $290,000.
o 4657 Haag Road, Craig J. Hornberger; Donna M. Hornberger to Mandy L. Abram; William Abram, $140,000.
o Vacant land Wohlhueter Road, Kim A. Pufpaff; Timothy M. Pufpaff to Amber Klein; Thomas Klein, $50,000.
o Vacant land Rice Road, Denise M. Marciniak; Gary D. Marciniak to Melissa R. Fox; Thomas M. Fox, $40,000.

BUFFALO
o 1145 Main St., Osmose Realty Corporation to 780 Ellicott St., $3,750,000.
o 77amp;79 Linwood Ave., 377 Elmwood Ave. to Linwood Buffalo, $1,025,000.
o 56 Lincoln Parkway, Cheryl D. Swiezy; James R. Swiezy to Peter J. Filocamo, $998,500.
o 1726 Hertel Ave., Hoegel Real Estate Holding to Dash Properties, $500,000.
o 607-b Bird Ave., Jennifer B. Cohen; Matthew A. Cohen to Thomas W. Salzberg, $370,000.
o 326 Ashland Ave., Allison R. James; Michael T. James to Edward Drantch; Aaron J. Mason, $360,000.
o 117 Loring, Charles S. Barone; Lori Labonte to Lulix, $350,000.
o 212 Highland Ave., William Masset to Jenny Liang; Julie Liang, $330,000.
o 368 Parker Ave., John J. Haumesser; Katarina Haumesser to Zabawa Tamara E Namaste, $325,000.
o 174 York St., Daniel J. Shaffer; Marian F. Shaffer to Timothy Battaglia, $235,000.
o 15 Abbottsford Place, Joseph F. Cardina; Kimberly T. Cardina to Abbottsford Real Estate, $229,000.
o 26 Woodette Place, Carmela Trippi to William G. Leonard, $225,000.
o 68 Robie St., Elizabeth Otto; Tobias Westermann to Jamie M. Whitwood; Rick Whitwood, $224,900.
o 204 Tacoma, Kristen A. Kusmierski; Nicholas R. Kusmierski to Fnu Romel, $205,000.
o 446 Linwood Ave., Serio Development to Khje Holdings, $205,000.
o 359 Parker Ave., Libero Vince Giancola; Tammy L. Giancola to Mark Zellmer, $200,000.
o 124 Mckinley Parkway, Allison C. Schroeder; Jeffrey S. Stauffiger to Sarah R. Lennon; Thomas S. Lennon, $177,000.
o 441 Potomoc Ave., Ciliberto Angeline Est Mar; Ciliberto Patricia A Hr Mar; Charles Mar Salina to Fatima Khiliji; Sami Khiliji, $162,000.
o 288 Baynes St., Josephine Licata; Michael Licata to 288 Baynes St. , $160,000.
o 387 Vermont St., Kallie Campbell to Matthew Daggett; Jessica Silverman, $155,000.
o 152 Fargo, Matthew Kantar to 152 Fargo, $150,000.
o 56 Lorraine Ave., Donald C. Hinton Jr.; Mary Susan Hinton; Katherine Ann Molenda to Rosemary Courtney, $149,900.
o 108 Portland St., Sarah R. Lennon; Thomas Scott Lennon to Suzanne M. Gallagher; Scott Leistner, $140,000.
o 375 Breckenridge St., Donald Bowden Jr.; Keisha Bowden to Lisa W. Eoannou, $138,500.
o 489 Plymouth Ave., Joseph Marino; Phyllis Marino to Derek Jon Evers; Sang Anh Nguyen, $135,000.
o 339 Sanders Road, Frank Militello Sr.; Gabi F. Militello to Michele A. Dominguez, $130,000.
o 26 Rutland St., Robert Lingle; Robert J. Lingle; Shannon Lingle; Shannon E. Lingle to Sean Godios, $127,000.
o 71 Cushing St., Kelly J. Cerrone to Karen Murray; Norman J. Murray, $125,000.
o 289 Tacoma, Bruce Ader to Dennis J. Mosner, $117,500.
o 202 Bird, 202 Bird Ave. Corporation to Angela M. Thomas; Brad R. Thomas, $115,000.
o 42 Cumberland, David M. Omara; Susan L. Omara to Grace M. Schroeder, $105,060.
o 76 Bame Ave., HUD to Janine M. Gibbs, $90,777.
o 294 Ashland Ave., James R. Martin to Buffalo Holdings, $85,000.
o 30 Benzinger St., Carmine V. Pardi; Florence A. Pardi to Andrew Baez, $85,000.
o 76 Lilac St., Peter V. Faris to Christopher Concepcion, $84,500.
o 34 Wheelock St., James R. Sarmiento; Kevin W. Spitler to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $82,049.
o 42 Cheltenham Drive, Mary R. Kawalerowski; Ralph J. Kawalerowski to Laura Morey, $80,000.
o 73 Seminole, Luann M. Paveljack; Steven E. Paveljack to Michael R. Paveljack, $79,100.
o 70 Warring, Latitudes 2024; Latitudes2024 to DHGF, $77,481.
o 254 Weiss, Adeline Staniaszek to Danielle P. Krakowski, $77,000.
o 23 Redmond Ave., Kevin Dipirro; Joseph Spano to Mary Jo Burke; Ryan Burke, $73,140.
o 409amp;415 Benzinger, Jason J. Hiscutt to Lynn Hartman; Rafael Ocasio, $73,000.
o 211 Parkdale, Ae Buffalo Properties to Tammy Giancola, $70,000.
o 5 Ross Ave., Jure Draksic; Mark J. Draksic to Ye Min Paing; Moo Koo Phaw, $68,000.
o 229 Military, Rramp;ee Holdings to Fatos I. Gashi, $66,000.
o 77 Eckhert St., Mark Peszko; Jerome N. Pollina to State of New York Mortgage Agency, $60,622.
o 134 Davey St., Lawrence J. Wilk to Jessica R. Jacobsen, $60,090.
o 76 Downing St., Iva Dis Bartula; James Bartula; Judith Bobula; Churchill Betty J Dis; Craig Churchill; Joanne Churchill; Keith Churchill; Kevin Churchill; Maidie Janik; Mildred I. Ludwig; George Vail; Howard Vail; Pearl Vail; Phyllis Vail; Vail William C Jr Dis; Mary Lou Wilmore to Charles Vaccaro, $55,000.
o 163 Austin, Saree Properties to Rag Realty Properties, $46,000.
o 283 Riverside Ave., Peter V. Faris to Thomas Sunshine, $46,000.
o 165 Purdy St., Mamp;t Bank to Theresa Cox, $45,000.
o 38 Bridgeman St., Mary E. Morgan; Mary Morgan; Mark J. Peszko to Mamp;t Bank, $37,527.
o 521 Smith, James Schueler; Jerilyn Schueler to Omayra Torres, $37,000.
o 302 Rother, Tamin Tasin Technical Works America to Salim Sarker, $36,000.
o 187 Hamlin Road, Zellie L. Dow Jr. to Diane Keys, $35,000.
o 544 Walden Ave., Ildico Chukwueneka; Kamau A. Chukwueneka to Md Sunu Miah, $33,000.
o 878 Clinton St., Gipson H. Mccarthy to Moksuda Akter, $33,000.
o 119 Humason Ave., James C. Mcgarvey to Spectra Business Hub, $30,000.
o 206 Rounds Ave., Debra Marie Gracie; Charles F. Pawlak to Spectra Business Hub, $30,000.
o 14 Kerns Ave., Kelley Ryan to Dominique Arckens, $28,000.
o 187 Northland, Michael A. Seaman; City of Buffalo to Golam Robbani, $28,000.
o 322 Davey, Coastal Financial to Meller Properties, $27,000.
o 219 Sumner Place, Rafique Ahmed; Refique Uddin Ahmed to Moni Ahmed; Muhibur Rahman, $23,000.
o 54 Benzinger St., Emily Karpuk; Emily K. Karpuk to Sonny N. Nguyen, $22,000.
o 160 Loepere, Crescent Community Voice; Crescent Community Voice to Mohammed K. Munshi, $20,000.
o 110 Alma Ave., Bel Air Usad to Monoara Begum; Nazmul Hossain, $19,000.
o 58 Alma, Bridgstone Investments to Monara Begum; Nazmul Hossain, $19,000.
o 55 Goodyear Ave., Devon T. Forrester to Md F. Karim, $18,000.
o 104 Gallatin, Michael A. Seaman; City of Buffalo to Chaw Khaing, $18,000.
o 475 Woodlawn, Joseph Maciejewski; County of Erie to Crs Services, $17,000.
o 25 Harp Place, Mddk Holdings to Kevlola, $16,000.
o 553 Hopkins St., Fannie Mae to Solomon Perry, $14,900.
o 130 Vandalia, Janet Osullivan to Alexander Budzyn, $13,000.
o 223 Roslyn St., Keybank NA to Kweb Properties, $12,500.
o 192 Floss Ave., Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp Home Equity Asset Trust 2005-6 Home Equityamp;see; US Bank NA Tr to Versatile Enterprises, $10,000.
o 468 Cambridge Ave., Ruth Mcclelland Johnson; Ruth Reed; Ruth D. Reed to Rhea Davis, $8,000.
o 15 Woodside Ave., Robert E. Knoer to Carol L. Bloom, $7,000.
o 66 Northumberland, Nia Mozee to We Buy Houses Buffalo, $6,500.
o 298 Fifteenth, City of Buffalo to Arlene M. Quinones; David Sein, $6,200.

CHEEKTOWAGA
o 7-71 Linda Drive, 71 Linda Drive to Linda Lane Apartment Group, $7,450,000.
o 2015 Walden Ave., 2015 Walden Improvements to Walden Ave. Associates, $5,650,000.
o 7 Community Drive, Cleveland Hill Union Free School District to Aspire of Western New York, $900,000.
o 4747amp;4757 Genesee St., Miller Properties to Uniland Development Company, $450,000.
o 3941 Broadway, David F. Imiola to Mamp;t Hospitality, $325,000.
o 47 Lou Drive, Mzamp;dz Properties to Brendan Eric Tomasulo; Shannon Marie Tomasulo, $196,800.
o 7 Algiers Lane, Daniel Boczar; John Boczar to Albert J. Evans; Doris Smith-Evans, $152,500.
o 2265 George Urban Boulevard, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Property Group, $152,000.
o 128 University Ave., James M. Fricano; Jennifer M. Fricano to Donna C. Davidson-Peck; Jesse L. Peck, $148,300.
o 50 Nancy Place, Stephen Zdziebko to Chelsea E. Graff-Majewski; Adam Richard Majewski, $146,500.
o 31 Temple, Rose Braciak; Rose Marie Braciak to Christopher Fusco, $141,000.
o 168 Ellen Drive, Gregory T. Duell; Kaitlyn L. Feather to Alaina Mercado, $140,000.
o 83 Madeira Drive, Tara H. Kim; Young S. Kim to Michele Maltby; Benjamin Russo, $138,900.
o 124 Ellen Drive, Danielle M. Liberto; Joseph V. Liberto to Justin Kolacz, $138,000.
o 2957 George Urban Boulevard, Lisa M. Dojnik to Dominic J. Fraterrigo, $137,900.
o 10 Suzette Drive, Michael A. Ruda; Robert R. Ruda; Nancy Tighe; Diane L. Weaver to Kelly Ann Kowalski, $137,000.
o 26 Maria Lane, Jody Farrell to Brittany A. Celotto; Gary A. Celotto; Jarrett A. Celotto, $135,900.
o 74 Betty Lou Lane, Jeanette F. Mcguire; Michael J. Mcguire to Craig W. Boeheim; Maureen C. Boeheim, $130,000.
o 400 French Road, Rodney O. Personius; Louis Romanowski; Jennifer A. Scello to Mamp;t Bank, $125,770.
o 1145 Maryvale Drive, Lisa Emick to Jennifer L. Kasprzak, $125,000.
o 221 Greenway Boulevard, Beverly A. Cocciolo to Castlebrook Development, $125,000.
o 18 Airview Terrace, David E. Myers to Marilyn Fire, $119,900.
o 29 Veterans Place, Emily Woods to Aysha Haq; Mohammed Quiyum, $115,000.
o 138 Cunard Ave., Abs Properties to James M. Hinca, $113,000.
o 147 Harris Court, Sw Reo Trust 2014-1 Tr; US Bank NA Tr to Karen P. Phillips, $110,000.
o 125 Lemoine Ave., Laura A. Fire; Laura A. Hayhurst; Robert P. Johnson to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, $109,694.
o 152 Ridge Park Ave., Richard A. Jezierski to Wilfredo Martinez, $109,000.
o 18 Caroline Lane, Louise Zoladz; Louise M. Zoladz; Victor Zoladz; Victor F. Zoladz to Matthew J. Bardenett, $104,500.
o 3016 William St., Tracey M. Fourtner; Mary A. Kempton to Citimortgage, $102,089.
o 54 Colby St., Martin Kwiecinski; Stephen Lingle to Nicole Stevens, $102,000.
o 100 Virginia Road, Patricia Buckley; Kathleen Majchrzak to Maple Leaf Capital Corp, $92,000.
o 299 Danbury, Linda Lewandowski; Nina Wilhelm to Joseph W. Becher, $89,900.
o 14 Bink St., Matthew Cohn to Kathryn D. Verhagen, $89,500.
o 55 Lindbergh Court, Barbara A. Evenhouse; Barbara A. Wascovich to Andrew P. Evenhouse, $85,000.
o 18 Atwood Place, Susan M. Schnaufer; Timothy C. Schnaufer to Md Solaiman Hossain, $79,900.
o 78 South Rossler Ave., Adam J. Cramer to Joseph Wojtulski, $75,000.
o 600 Beach Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to John Rubino; Joseph Rubino, $73,000.
o 24 Atwood Place, New Opportunities Community Housing Development Corp to Tracey M. Graves, $68,000.
o 23 Griffith St., Donald A. Oneill; Suzanne T. Oneill to Di Domenico Mark A, $65,000.
o 243 Roland St., Michael J. Szrama to Gregory Mazurczak, $60,684.
o 97 Charles St., Benjamin J. Dutka to David J. Darnley, $45,000.
o 4 Clover Place, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Revive WNY, $35,000.
o 2138 Clinton St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Crs Services, $33,000.
o 291 Wagner Ave., HUD to Semsiye Egriu, $30,824.
o 111 Grant St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Michael Salva, $30,000.
o 107 Roland St., Jospeh L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Copes Property Management, $27,000.
o 4639 Broadway St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $26,000.
o 138 Toelsin Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $25,000.
o 158 Francis Ave., Bank of New York Mellon Tr; Cwabs Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2003-2 Tr to Kc Erie Niagara Properties, $22,500.
o 6232 Transit, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Darien Walker, $20,000.
o 51 East End Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $20,000.
o 70 Woodell Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Michael Williams Jr., $17,000.
o 76 Pfohl Road, Edward W. Werick III to Phillips Brothers Properties, $16,600.
o 233 Wagner St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Timothy Popiela, $15,000.
o 309 Cleveland, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $15,000.
o 24 Barbara Place, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Antwaine Parker, $14,000.
o 104 Colton St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Michael Williams Jr., $13,000.
o 1217amp;1219 Walden Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Rubaiyat Fahria Ruba; Afsana Akhter Sunny, $13,000.
o 77 East End Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $10,000.

CLARENCE
o Vacant land 4582 Gentwood Drive, Gentwood Development to Bielmeier Builders, $470,000.
o 5385 Shadyside Drive, Douglas R. Scofield to Kathleen A. Lillis, $403,000.
o 5502 Pine Loch Lane, Adriana S. Karausch; Freddy Karausch to Danielle Bruno; Anthony Gross, $383,250.
o 8770 Greiner Road, Ann Criscitiello; Michael Criscitiello to Florence M. Knoph; Keith Knoph, $378,900.
o 5673 Ferncrest Ct D, Villas At Spaulding Green to Ismael E. Silva, $374,560.
o 5155 Oldgoodrich Road, Elizabeth Davis to Elizabeth Mancuso; Richard Mancuso, $360,816.
o 42 Ainsley Court, Gary Stockman to Leetta F. Smith; Ronald R. Smith, $309,000.
o 8311 Clarence Ln N, Jean B. Stefanski; Ronald R. Stefanski to Christopher J. Vandrei; Johana H. Vandrei, $302,121.
o 8877 Greiner Road, Heather Anderson; Phyllis A. Petrie; Phyllis Petrie; Thomas J. Petrie; Thomas Petrie to Lsf9 Master Participation Trust Tr; US Bank Trust NA Tr, $295,000.
o 8625 Sunset Drive, James A. Weibel Jr.; Katie J. Weibel to Joscelyn Fredericks; Martin Fredericks, $200,000.
o 5960 Goodrich Road, Katherine D. Mameli; Salvatore D. Mameli to Alan Getter; Karen Getter, $165,000.
o 7107 Transit Road, Chris Engasser to John C. Wassink; Tracy L. Wassink, $163,000.
o 8107 Stahley Road, Carol A. Miller; Claire H. Miller to Mark A. Foley; Hannah M. Lutley, $137,000.
o Vacant land County Road, Adrian R. Bopp; Margaret A. Bopp; Neil W. Bopp to Ckc Management, $31,500.

COLDEN
o 9410 Holland Glenwood, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to 9410 Holland Glenwood Trust, $25,000.

COLLINS
o 3763 Foster Road, Carol Stearns to Douglas B. Stearns, $60,000.

CONCORD
o 9595 Foote Road, Howard Mehne to John E. Senko, $337,500.

EDEN
o 3180 Paxon Road, Michael S. Laing to Michael Bouton; Paula Bouton, $329,900.
o 2538 Hemlock Road, Castle 2016 to Paula Kuppel; Terry Kuppel, $32,500.

ELMA
o 450 North Star Road, Geoffrey L. Joy; Marie Joy to Timothy J. Bartkowiak, $262,000.
o 511 Bowen Road, Roelofs H. Mark; Sarah D. Roelofs to Ryan M. Klute; Kristen M. Ritter, $247,000.
o 2161 Bullis Road, Amy Burgess to John Nowak; Rosemarie Nowak, $65,000.
o 51 King Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to WNY Real Property Holdings, $39,000.

EVANS
o 1306 Church Road, Brian M. Bergum; Bethanne Guest-Bergum to John F. Sowinski; Lisa M. Sowinski, $208,000.
o 7847 Keene Road, Jeffrey R. Kelly to Kelly L. Folga, $135,000.
o 639 Herr Road, Angela Basile Pickard; Bruce A. Pickard to Corey S. Damba, $134,000.
o 6449 Putnam Drive, Lori Ann Swiatkowski to William Joyce Jr., $114,600.
o 634 Cradle Ave., Christopher M. Fox to David R. Anthony, $85,000.
o 1434 Independence Drive, Mary Pat Tyler; Thomas E. Tyler to Michael J. Murphy, $75,000.
o 9498 Harrison St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Gary T. Ballowe, $25,000.
o 76 Chestnut Lane, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $25,000.
o 258 Garfield, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Gary T. Ballowe, $20,000.
o 9389 Orange St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $12,000.
o 7619 Erie Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Caleb Schlabach, $10,000.
o 0 Peach St., Michael A. Seaman; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $9,300.

GOWANDA
o 388 Buffalo St., Wells Fargo Bank NA to Global Premier Asset Management, $7,755.

GRAND ISLAND
o 2768 Fix Road, Gregory T. Caruana to Jonathan D. Caruana, $316,000.
o 2321 Long Road, Cheryl A. Kostek; Keith M. Kostek to David J. Cich Jr.; Jennifer Mroz, $199,900.
o 630 South Colony Road, Denelle C. Kolkmann; Karl H. Kolkmann to Heather J. Yockey, $187,500.
o 20 Lasalle Court, David J. Cich Jr. to Jennifer Lynn Woroniecki; Timothy Charles Woroniecki, $100,000.
o 44 Revere Road, Mary J. Armitage; Sharon Stern Gerstman; Gerstman Sharon Stern to Ross J. Depronio Jr., $100,000.
o 956 Enola Road, Midfirst Bank to James W. Dale; Lorraine B. Dale, $88,488.
o 25 Elsie Lane, Daniel J. Henry Jr.; Frederick Herman; Frederick S. Herman to Bronze Creek Title Trust 2013-Npl1 Tr; Christiana Trust Tr, $72,000.

HAMBURG
o 2304 Agassiz Drive, Marrano/marc Equity Corporation to Kyle M. Criscione; Ryan M. Lamattina, $339,054.
o 6513 Hackberry Drive, Denise R. Oconnor to Christopher P. Smith, $272,847.
o 6520 Gowanda State Road, Maureen J. Gerken; Kathleen M. Mccarty; Carol E. Propp; Carol Flanagan Propp to Kimberly N. Appleby; Paul R. Appleby, $195,000.
o 73 Bovner Place, Colleen Q. Dengler; Daniel J. Dengler to Jeffrey D. Coltoniak; Megan J. Coltoniak, $190,000.
o 4881 Winterway Lane, Cheryl A. Wyler; David J. Wyler to Bethanne Guest-Bergum, $187,900.
o 5906-5908 Mckinley Parkway, Jill M. Musty to Carrie A. Jenner; Gary R. Jenner Jr., $187,000.
o 236 Pleasant Ave., Jaime L. Jeffrey to Todd C. Myers, $157,400.
o 3728 White Ave., Polly Belsenich to Vincent A. Shattuck, $153,700.
o 3962 Grant Ave., Linda S. Juda; Thomas R. Juda to Joseph C. Belsenich, $150,000.
o 4191 South Park Ave., Julie A. Jarrell to Nicole L. Robinson; Peter E. Shaffer, $131,000.
o 4615 Mt Vernon Boulevard, Kevin Sutter to John E. Flood; Renee Lynn Flood, $129,900.
o 5966 Dover Road, Kathleen Atti; Kathy Atti; Mark Macchioni; Philip J. Macchioni Jr. to Kimberly A. Mullins, $120,000.
o 179 Buffalo St., Adornetto Gregory J to Iskalo 179 Buffalo, $100,000.
o 4613 Chapman Parkway, Mary P. Schichtel to Rita B. Schichtel, $95,000.
o 4275 Sprague Ave., Luke C. Sisson; Marcy L. Sisson to Andrew R. Dart; Heather M. Marshall, $73,000.
o Vacant land Willow Ridge Drive, 5 Yovienes to Ryan Homes, $71,700.
o 5771amp;5779 Dover Road, Patricia B. Breidenstein to Dustin Clemons, $42,000.
o 4203 Arthur Court, Peter Liberatore Sr Family Limited Partnership to Ryan Homes, $27,000.
o 4205 Arthur Court, Peter Liberatore Sr Family Limited Partnership to Ryan Homes, $27,000.
o 64 Scott St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $10,000.
o 50 Scott St., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $8,000.

HOLLAND
o 9931 Savage Road, Jason Michel to 9931 Savage, $132,000.
o 287 Vermont St., Paul D. Pedziwiatr; Patricia A. Thompson; Patricia A. Thompson-Pedziwiatr to Micah R. Griffey, $101,900.
o 7901 Vermont Hill Road, Susan A. Gnaedinger to Susan A. Gnaedinger; Suanne E. Tuttle, $90,000.
o 9457 South Protection Road, Pennymac Corp to Kenneth Dawley; Lynne Dawley, $41,000.
o 9360 Southwind Circle, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Diane Reed, $10,000.

LACKAWANNA
o 50-52 Ingham Ave., Dorothy Smalls; Nathaniel Smalls Sr. to Ahmed Shamsan, $38,000.

LANCASTER
o 77 Westwood, Donna Orlando-Martin to Charles T. Jacobs, $399,000.
o 5 Bennington Lane, Ryan Homes of New York to Christine Gerace; Samuel Gerace, $332,390.
o 21 Hillside Parkway, Miriam E. Skea to Amy E. Gonzalez; Daniel W. Gonzalez, $297,000.
o 26 Creekwood Drive, Kelly M. Amoroso; Richard E. Amoroso to George R. Eigenbrodt; Patricia L. Eigenbrodt; Amy L. Flanagan, $290,265.
o 57 Southpoint Drive, Michael A. Majka to Frederick R. Surface Jr.; Samantha L. Surface, $250,000.
o 1158 Townline Road, Mark V. Bunyan; Martha L. Bunyan; Dominic Candino to Fannie Mae, $182,081.
o 51 Holland Ave., Andrew M. Zajdel; Maya Zajdel to Brandon Akromas, $145,500.
o 63 Doris Ave., Natalie A. Winiewicz to Debra S. Fox, $145,000.
o 200 Mohawk Place, Jaclyn M. Greiner; Neil L. Greiner to Kristen E. Mruk, $133,500.
o 81 Livingston St., Prospero R. Marino to Shelley Anthon, $133,000.
o 287 Iroquois Ave., Anthony P. Ippolito; Arlene M. Kurek; Jaclyn A. Spencer to Kristen B. Lawrie, $130,000.
o 9 Franklin St., James E. Coburn Sr.; James Renda to Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2013-Tt2 Tr, $124,591.
o 276 #b Miller St., Richard F. Skrabucha to Christine Eye, $95,000.
o 6 Darien Court, Essex Homes of WNY to Michael W. Davis; Erika M. Karl, $85,000.
o 3905 Bowen Rd Unit #48, Ronald C. Missel to Miriam Skea, $76,500.
o 68 Tranquility Tr, Essex Homes of WNY to Vanderbilt Properties, $75,000.
o 532 Lake Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Christine M Schuster Ira Ben; Karen F Schuster Ira Ben; Equity Trust Co Cust, $69,000.
o 702 Pleasant View Drive, Rjf Development Jv to Ryan Homes of New York, $57,000.
o 4 Middlebury Ln (sl 256), Rjf Development Jv to Ryan Homes of New York, $55,000.
o 24 Miller, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $30,000.
o 121 Irwinwood, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $28,000.
o 27 North Aurora, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $24,000.
o 82 Pardee Ave., Kathleen Krebs; Ronald Krebs to Maxwell Keeling; Alexis Matusiewicz, $10,000.

MARILLA
o 12108 Anne Drive, Charles W. Giambra; Cheryl A. Giambra; Chuck Giambra; David W. Polak to Westvue Npl Trust II, $265,000.
o 2755 Three Rod Road, HSBC Bank USA NA Tr; Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-1 Tr to James M. Erwin; Joy M. Erwin, $135,104.

NEWSTEAD
o Nst 5065 Havenwood Drive, Cmk Builders of Alden to Kyla M. Handley; Shaun M. Handley, $359,000.
o 7652 Moore Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Jamie J. Marquardt, $12,000.
o 0 Dorsch Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Lucas James, $10,000.
o 11187 Rapids Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Jamie J. Marquardt, $6,000.

NORTH COLLINS
o 10852 Sisson Hwy, Kathryn M. Stilwell to Eric M. Johnson, $128,000.
o 11883 Quaker Road, Edwin P. Hunter; Samuel A. Longo Jr. to JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, $116,417.
o 2187 School St., Nicole Haag to Amanda L. Reed, $83,210.
o 10354 New Oregon Rd (part Of), Jennifer L. Regoord; Mark S. Regoord to Derek Hortman, $82,500.

ORCHARD PARK
o 67 Birdsong Parkway, Marie T. Labella; Steven J. Labella to Bethany L. Reiser; Ralf B. Reiser, $700,000.
o 22 Evergreen Trail, Djc Land to Leia Ince-Mercer, $656,737.
o 29 Winterhall Road, Katharyn F. Sexton to Barbara A. Brown, $465,000.
o 88 Briar Hill Road, Ivan James Bissell to Wendy Collier, $285,900.
o 41 Kathryn Drive, Brian Neuwirth; Julie E. Neuwirth to Stephanie R. Fino, $225,000.
o 85 Hastings Drive, Joseph P. Skinner; Lisa R. Skinner to Nucompass Mobility Services Inc, $206,100.
o 85 Hastings Drive, Nucompass Mobility Services Inc to Gary L. Arthur; Marcy A. Arthur, $206,100.
o 15 Stepping Stone Lane, Bonnie Orlow to Joanne S. Harris, $199,000.
o 70 Errington Terrace, Schiavone Irrevocable Trust 072402 Tr to Michael J. Sherry II, $180,000.
o 66 Hodson Road, Jonathan Orlow to Bonnie A. Orlow, $150,000.
o 14 Southwick Drive, Alan G. Higgins; Linda J. Higgins to Jahna M. Samson; Ronald W. Samson, $145,500.
o 6841 Scherff Road, Dorothy K. Moore to Dawn L. Beitz; Kyle Beitz, $139,000.
o 50-1 Carriage Drive, Arthur Petch; Aurther Petch to Donna M. Bissell, $135,000.

SARDINIA
o 10499 Creek Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Bernadette R. Leicht, $25,000.
o 10200 Middle Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Timothy Popiela, $10,000.

SPRINGVILLE
o 183 Transit Line Road, Charles S. Francoforte to Jodie A. Mccarthy, $126,000.
o 30 White St., Patricia C. Lisbe to Kenneth Elson Wright, $116,500.
o 31 Albro Ave., Tamara L. Collins to Colin C. Shea; Stephani M. Shea, $61,000.
o 174 East Main St., Mamp;t Bank; Manufacturersamp;traders Trust Company to Miranda Real Property Investing Inc, $32,500.
o Vacant land Elm St., David P. Klenk to Judith L. Pinelli; Theodore L. Pinelli, $23,000.

CITY OF TONAWANDA
o 37 Clinton St., Allen Katrina A Galla; Thomas J. Allen to Bradley T. Darrall, $130,000.
o 23 Baker Terrace, Patricia Burdo to Courtney A. Donner, $129,900.
o 252 Willowbend Road, George A. Newman; George Albert Newman to James M. May; Melinda Newman, $92,000.
o 56 Luksin, Anthony Imagna; Diane Skidmore-Imagna; Dianne Skidmore-Imagna to Steven J. Zarbo, $53,000.

TONAWANDA
o 1615 Sheridan Drive, Kumar P. Neppalli to Nancy J. Swartzman; William L. Swartzman Jr., $155,000.
o 125 Argonne Drive, Dorothy O. Christopher; Harold A. Christopher to Brian D. Edwards; Kathryn W. Stricker, $154,500.
o 74 Riverdale Ave., Iglesia El Calvario Asamblea De Dios to Buffalo Chin Emmanuel Church, $150,000.
o 110 Shepard Ave., Ronald E. Woehrling to Mary S. Pezzanite, $150,000.
o 44 Dolphann Drive, Elizabeth S. Krieger; Christopher Ohara to Thomas J. Drabinski, $149,500.
o 338 Ashford Ave., James Mackinnon to Andrew J. Mackinnon, $145,000.
o 29 Briarhurst Drive, Alice Uhl to Jennifer L. Arsenault, $144,750.
o 250 Oakvale Boulevard, Charlene Kalczynski to Kevin D. Terry; Bradley N. White, $144,000.
o 354 Wabash Ave., Gregory L. Gumkowski; Kathleen S. Gumkowski to Alissa A. Atak, $140,000.
o 93 Wellington Ave., Christine D. Fennell; Joseph F. Fennell to Melanie M. Cacciotti; Nicholas R. Cacciotti, $140,000.
o 139 East Hazeltine Ave., Wright Houses Inc to Kelly E. Reed, $139,999.
o 1121 Parker Boulevard, Charles Sears to Ahmed Altaim, $137,000.
o 176 Cleveland Drive, Joseph Spina to Mary Caitlin Hayes, $135,500.
o 267 Liston St., Angela M. Davis to Ernest C. Pitkin; Shauna L. Pitkin, $135,000.
o 267 Euclid Ave., Christopher R. May to Andrew P. Braun, $133,500.
o 136 Fries, Nancy Sciandra to Brett T. Schwartzkopf, $132,000.
o 257 Moore Ave., Anne Pulvino; Anne M. Sicheri to Charles Sorce; Virginia Sorce, $129,900.
o 232 Rosemont Ave., Karen M. Begovich to Meghan Affinito; Jennifer Sparks, $129,900.
o 44 Wendel Ave., Joseph R. Falsetti III to Shaheryar N. Khan, $129,500.
o 285 Avon Road, Seth D. Gugliuzza to Robert Batcho; Kellie Kehoe, $124,000.
o 204 Willowgrove S, Veronica J. Suda to Michael R. Lutz, $120,650.
o 70 Sherwin Drive, John H. Neeb to Michele A. Shadden-Lussier, $120,000.
o 33 Pickford Ave., Francis W. Hoffman Jr.; Patricia E. Hoffman to Arlene Vincent, $119,000.
o 367 University Ave., Esed Hamza; Mirzetta Hamza to Xing Hua Lin, $115,500.
o 220 Mapleview Drive, Keybank NA to Peter Schiralli, $115,000.
o 450 Victoria Boulevard, Jennifer Mroz to Luigi G. Digaetano, $112,000.
o 186 Dupont Ave., Kenneth Elson Wright to Robert Riley, $110,000.
o 167 Woodward Av, Felicia Dipasquale to Darrell Thompson; Karen Thompson, $110,000.
o 319 Floradale Ave., Jeanne M Moore Revocable Living Agreement 020900 Tr; Jeanne M Moore Revocable Trust 020900 Tr to Angela M. Anaya, $108,650.
o 482 Two Mile Creek Road, Andjelko Simic to Patrick Karl Walter, $105,000.
o 209 Mang Ave., Richard A. Sass to Samantha Herrmann, $95,000.
o 146 Parkhurst Boulevard, John W. Shankland; Kay M. Shankland to Bernard U. Nowak, $88,000.
o 583 Montrose, Mam Holdings to Mam Development Inc, $84,000.
o 456 Tremaine Ave., Clementine Dyson-Henk Revocable Trust 121691 Tr to Janet Kane, $70,000.
o 154 Traverse Boulevard, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Property One Management, $67,000.
o 189 Henderson Ave., Sandra M. Hudson; William J. Hudson Sr. to Gerald A. Shelvay, $60,000.
o 298 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pilgrim Properties to Fengxian Li, $45,000.
o 284amp;286 Pilgrim, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $25,000.
o 136 Sawyer Ave., Dennis J. Laughlin; Trina M. Laughlin to Jeremie Jones; Elite Realty, $15,000.
o 266 Cortland Ave., Wallach Mark S Bkr Tr; 250 Cortland Ave Inc Bkr Tr to Fred Hanania, $10,000.

WALES
o 13304 Schang Road, Alicia A. Burns; Scott R. Burns to Kathryn L. Hammann; Michael E. Hammann, $270,000.
o 13615 Old Big Tree Road, Fannie Mae to Michael Manners, $54,500.
o Vacant land Carpenter Hill Road, Kenneth L. Kuntz to Theodore D. Winkle, $29,500.

WEST SENECA
o 82 Vista Court, Marrano/marc Equity Corporation to Joseph D. Bielecki; Mary P. Bielecki, $549,183.
o 44 Chancellor Lane, Marrano/marc Equity Corporation to Nubia Y. Cawthard; Richard J. Cawthard, $337,945.
o 599 Reserve Road, Bernice Wolins to Peter Liberatore Family Limited Partnership, $320,000.
o 25 John Alex Drive, Nvr Inc dba; Ryan Homes of New York to Barbara Ribarich; Thomas Ribarich, $317,315.
o 96 John Alex Drive, Nvr Inc dba; Ryan Homes of New York to Matthew Wade, $299,665.
o 481 Leydecker, Kim Uzar; Leonard Uzar to Colleen A. Smith; Patrick J. Smith, $259,900.
o 18 Deer Path, Earl C. Besecker; James Earl Besecker; Mildred D. Besecker; Marcia S. Spoonley to Nicholas A. Bartolotta; Andrea R. Davison-Bartolotta, $200,000.
o 344 Woodward Drive, Jeffrey S. Claar; Kathy N. Claar to George J. Sopko, $178,000.
o 114 Century Drive, Cynthia Arsenault; Cynthia M. Arsenault-Nelson; Michael Kooshoian; Cynthia M. Nelson to Gmat Legal Title Trust 2013-1 Tr; US Bank NA Tr, $171,401.
o 37 Cardinal Lane, Frank I. Dougherty to Richard Wisniewski, $167,000.
o 1744 Center Road, Jennifer L. Urban; Timothy R. Urban to Brian M. Kibler; Renee E. Schadt, $153,900.
o 75 Norwood Ave., Harold M. Ulrich; Harold Merton Ulrich to James N. Bartosiewicz; Haven Shin, $150,500.
o 5159-5163 Seneca St., Jean Turner; John A. Turner to Donald P. Smith, $150,000.
o 35 Hillcrest Heights, Stephen J. Szabo to Lawrence R. Odette; Theresa M. Odette, $150,000.
o 1400 Center Road, WNY Real Property Holding to Francis J. Mandura; Joleen Mandura, $150,000.
o 84 Cresthaven Drive, Agnes M. Spyche to Peter J. Colson; Kimberly R. Hanna, $145,000.
o 75 Mill Road, Viola D. Rodgers; Viola Dorothea Rodgers to Christie M. Rollain; Rollain Joshua T M, $142,900.
o 496 Potters Road, Norbert J. Smolinski to Katherine A. Manka; Simon F. Manka, $130,000.
o 1100 Seneca Creek Road, Dorothy J. Thompson; Howard K. Thompson to Matthew R. Schultz, $128,750.
o 41 Lexington Green, Rosemary Courtney; Raymond P. Trank to Dale Schuppenhauer Jr., $127,500.
o 21 Columbia Parkway, Nicholas A. Bartolotta; Nicholas A. Batolotta to Stephanie M. Rojas, $126,700.
o 59 Lakeside Drive, Susan A. Eggert; Susan Eggert; Dennis Grabowski; Dennis F. Grabowski to Eileen F. Eckstein; Timothy W. Eckstein, $124,900.
o 253 Kirkwood Drive, Barbara A. Bartholomew to Jenelle M. Hammill; John A. Hammill, $120,000.
o 9 Hilltop Court, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Fawn Schmidt; John Schmidt; Diane Weber, $117,000.
o 30 Roosevelt Ave., Louis B. Dingeldey; Kathleen M. Fuoco to Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-Tc1 Tr; US Bank NA Tr, $106,626.
o 120 Wildwood Place, John F. Sowinski III; Lisa M. Wallo to Anthony L. Lipski, $105,000.
o 126 Burch Ave., Bonita L. Fredericks; Thomas W. Lenz to Sue A. Meiler; William H. Meiler, $94,000.
o 63 Dwyer St., Daniel S. Mariano to Brandon J. Ruzbacki, $84,800.
o 1100-3 Indian Church Road, Patricia A. Malinowski to Joyce A. Eberl, $71,800.
o 1011 Reserve Rd #6, Keith C. Mages to Gregory C. Justen Jr.; Kristina Kohl, $62,000.
o 100 Ansley Court, Victoria T. Glamuzina to Anthony C. Guzzo, $47,500.
o 66 Burch Ave., Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation, $20,000.
o 739 Mill Road, Joseph L. Maciejewski; County of Erie to Matterhorn Inc, $15,000.

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Niagara County Real Estate Transactions

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Sept. 23, 2016.

CAMBRIA
o 4279 Lockport Road, Sara Johnson; Thomas Zywiczynski to Bertchel O. Lickers III, $38,601.

GASPORT
o 3224 Hartland Road, Susan M. Harrod; William L. Harrod to Christopher R. Smith, $95,000.
o Quaker Road, Rebekah B. Hillman; Rebekah B. Leder to Tina L. Muff; James W. Parris, $84,000.
o 3503 Stone Road, Patricia A. Neace to Dacoda Dairy, $54,270.

LEWISTON
o 4361 Creek Road, Diane Drenko; Ronald P. Drenko to Daniel G. Meterko; Susan M. Meterko, $278,100.
o Cayuga St amp; 7th St., Bhupendra Mepani; Smita Mepani to Eagle Eye Properties, $250,000.
o Saddlewood Townhouses Unit #5206 Paddock Lane, Edward Jesella; Elizabeth Jesella to Kurt Beehler; Pamela Beehler, $250,000.
o Calkins Road, Deborah A. Scarfone; Richard S. Scarfone to Pauline Conrad; Aaron Rotella, $206,000.
o 75 Bk I Onondaga St., Chad E. Garvey; Leslie P. Garvey to Carol Hurst, $201,000.
o Saunders Settlement Road, Lorenza L. Pusateri to Donald Jeffery Brown, $150,000.
o Lower Mountain Road, Antonius Vanuden; Evelyn M. Vanuden to Sharilyn A. Kiebzak, $140,000.
o Townline Road, Charles Flay; Gail M. Flay to Trevor Bennett, $135,000.
o 5330 Elm Drive, Specialized Loan Servicing -Att; Terwin Mortgage Trust /att; US Bank National Assoc -Tr/att to James Richert, $124,888.
o Langdon Road, Robert E. Lammerts to Jose T. Arellano, $95,000.

CITY OF LOCKPORT
o South Transit St. amp; Summit St., Rpai New York Portfolio to Ferryport Wings, $4,690,000.
o Lincoln Ave amp; Lindhurst Drive, 909 Lincoln Ave. to Maximus 909 Lincoln, $1,567,490.
o Elmwood Ave., Ryan M. Mulvey to James R. Pierrot, $148,000.
o 72 Saxton St., Michael T. Molnar to Ocwen Loan Servicing, $129,512.
o Pine St., Stephanie R. Danvir; Daniel G. Teichman; Stephanie R. Teichman to Andrew James Jenkins; Gary Jenkins, $109,500.
o 22 Millar Place, Ryan Lanighan; Ryan Patrick Lanighan; Ashton J. Watts-Lanighan; Ashton Jane Watts-Lanighan to Emily A. Strabel; Joseph R. Strabel, $107,500.
o 115 Elmwood Ave., First Niagara Bank NA to Kenneth E. Howard, $34,000.
o Vine St., Malvinder S. Cheema to Lc Strategic Holdings, $22,500.
o Willow St., Malvinder S. Cheema to Lc Strategic Holdings, $22,500.

LOCKPORT
o Oconnor Drive, Eugene A. Nenni; Margherita A. Nenni to Lawrence J. Kopacz; Lisa A. Kopacz, $279,900.
o Forest Hill Road, Terese M. Alex to Megan Mcdonough Lilley; Michael B. Lilley, $278,000.
o Minnick Road, Sparks Custom Homes to Ashley Wollaber; David Wollaber, $255,000.
o 7070 Old English Road, Lynn A. Beshaw-Watier; Kevin M. Watier; Lynn A. Watier to Diane L. Fallgatter; Dieter Fallgatter, $192,000.
o Gothic Ledge Road, Claire Dunham; Clara E. Dunham; Claire Jendrowski to Jason B. Kobrin; Jennifer V. Kobrin, $175,000.
o 4573 Sunset Drive, Ernest J. Slomba to First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust; US Bank National Assoc -Tr, $161,992.
o Locust St Ext, Jennifer Collins; Jennifer V. Kobrin to Robert E. Braun, $145,000.
o 6529 Harvest Ridge Way, Rebecca Newland; Rebecca J. Newland to Second Opportunity of America, $137,000.
o Academy Lane, Randy Pietkiewicz to Adam R. Cacciotti, $110,000.
o Royal Pkwy North, Lynn M. Beiter; Lynn M. Dayfert to Arnold P. Beiter III, $110,000.
o Stone Road, James M. Case to Irma Schultz, $22,000.

MIDDLEPORT
o Vernon St., Michelle A. Krieger to Joshua A. Lingle, $158,000.
o 21 Church St., Rosa Agosto Becerril to Rmac Trust; US Bank National Assoc -Tr, $77,291.

NEWFANE
o 6488 Ridge Road, Francis J. Landers; Onnalee F. Landers to Ephesians 2:19-22, $740,000.
o -27 Franklin St., Gregory S. Verost to Keith Swartzlander, $30,000.
o 2760 Maple Ave., First Niagara Bank NA to Andrew Johnson, $30,000.
o Hatter Road, Henrietta V. Brauer; James W. Brauer to Joseph K. Heselberger, $16,000.

NIAGARA FALLS
o St Joseph Road, Kurt P. Beehler; Pamela J. Beehler to Lewis J. Laurie, $178,000.
o Munson Ave., Karen L. Boddecker to Raul M. Parker, $95,000.
o 92nd St., Annette Tomlin; Kyle Tomlin to Erik Dorian; Crystal Marquis, $90,000.
o 8317 Frontier Ave., Eric L. Venator to JPMorgan Chase Bank National Assoc, $79,372.
o 1101 James Ave., Fannie Mae to Phillip Brown, $75,000.
o 711 Augustus Place, DHGF to Duckys Pond Rd, $73,200.
o Ferry Ave., Lillian M. Marra; Lillian Powers to Willie R. Dixon, $53,500.
o 20th St., Francis G. Luben to Redell R. Allen, $49,000.
o Independence Ave., Matthew C. Wolosin; Tammy A. Wolosin to Michelle M. Pietkiewicz, $47,900.
o 2227 Michigan Ave., Charles E. Perry to HSBC Bank USA NA, $43,515.
o 1810 Cleveland Ave., Michael S. Gawel to Marquessa Page, $42,500.
o 128 79th St., Mtglq Investors att; Rushmore Loan Management Services -Att to Alexis J. Stopa-Weis; Patrick D. Weis, $40,000.
o 82nd St., Michael T. Nguyen; Donna N. Tran; Diem N. Truong to Hung V. Vo, $35,000.
o 9th St., Frank Fusarelli; Geraldine Fusarelli to Kylie M. Massoom; Michael A. Massoom, $32,000.
o 2464 Michigan Ave., Richard L. Spalla to Bmg Property Holdings, $31,501.
o 166 East Falls St., Jasbir K. Sekhon to Frank Arcadi, $23,000.
o Ely Ave., James C. Paglino; Suzanne C. Paglino to Kweb Properties, $13,000.
o Welch Ave., Nicholas Granto to Imad Issa, $9,000.

NORTH TONAWANDA
o Old Falls Boulevard, Jeanette N. Krieger; Wayne J. Krieger to Ann Marie Zehler, $215,000.
o Pinewoods Dr amp; Niagara St., Gwen E. Eichler to Christine M. Savoia; Francesco Antonio Savoia, $165,000.
o 172 12th Ave., John Borkowski; Ann M. Pettit; John M. Preisler; Charlene M. Shumaker to Joshua M. Mcmurray, $125,000.
o East Thompson St., Robert S. Rumsey to Cody J. Zeitler, $105,000.
o Louisa St., Leila J. Glosser; Leila J. Workman to John Tontala, $102,000.
o Cramer St., Krzysztof Gollnau to Michael H. Wozniak; Michelle L. Wozniak, $76,600.
o 98 Miller St., Andrew Harding; Mindy Harding to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co -Tr; Ffmlt Trust, $63,020.
o 98 Miller St., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co -Tr/att; Ffmlt Trust /att; Specialized Loan Servicing -Att to Michael Gersitz, $33,500.
o 358 Rumbold Ave., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust /att; Phh Mortgage Corp -Att; US Bank National Assoc -Tr/att to Joseph A. Cirrincione, $31,000.
o 36 B10th St., Financial Trust Fcu to Albert Whaley; Phyllis Whaley, $27,500.

PORTER
o Lower River Road, Frank P. Tedesco; Marjorie Tedesco to Duane J. Duncan Sr., $658,000.
o 455 Brookshire Road, Beneficial Homeowner Service Corp to Brian R. Tower; Devon L. Tower, $65,100.

ROYALTON
o 7677 Highland Drive, John W. Clifford; Marcia D. Clifford to Bryan E. Warren; Sarah M. Zakrzewski, $265,000.
o Simms Road, Jean Bedford; James Kress; Marilyn Y. Kress to Jillian J. Truesdale; Phillip E. Truesdale, $67,000.
o Chestnut Ridge Road, Ralph J. Dufour to Todd Albee, $45,000.

SOMERSET
o Carmen Road, Larry J. Parlier to Diane L. Barrett; Mary K. Harrigan, $198,000.
o Quaker Road, Lori A. Mead; Louis J. Mead to Ryan P. Lanighan; Ashton J. Watts-Lanighan, $154,900.
o 8711 Lake Road, Harold G. Rider; Imogene Rider to Daren S. Hill, $47,850.

WHEATFIELD
o Craig Drive, Francis Jacobs; Francis J. Jacobs; Laureen Jacobs; Laureen M. Jacobs to Kelli K. Dimon; Matthew W. Roger, $290,000.
o 23schultz Road, Elizabeth Morsheimer; Darren Tucci to Joseph A. Hescox; Kristen J. Scofield, $274,800.
o Slusaric Road, Rebecca A. Belling; Roger J. Belling to Kara L. Miles, $118,000.
o Lockport Road, Am Farms to Gina Hammer; Jeffrey Hammer, $7,000.

WILSON
o Ide Road, Jonathan P. Cheek; Wynell J. Cheek to 21st Mortgage Corp, $249,524.
o 2769 New Road, Secretary of U S Department of Housing And Urban Devel to Michael Robins, $74,700.
o 5225 Old Beebe Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp to Joseph Grasso, $21,000.

13 January
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Scoundrels: Chapter 2, Real Estate Is Not the Only Thing for Sale

Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the bookScoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island,by Paul Caranci and Thomas Blacke.

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The book looks at and categorizes various forms of corruption, including both active and passive practices, which have negative and deteriorating affects on the society as a whole.

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Chapter 2
Real Estate Is Not the Only Thing for Sale

The Saturday morning of February 16, 2002 was fairly cold. For Rhode Island, it was a typical winter day. For Lincoln Administrator, Jonathan F. Oster, it was not that much different than most Saturdays. As he so often did, Oster was heading to his private law office at 1525 Louisquisset Pike. Prior to his election as Town Administrator, Oster spent countless hours at his office meeting with clients and shuffling through papers. By most accounts, he had built a fairly successful law practice. On this particular Saturday he was planning to meet with his old friend and fundraiser, Robert Picerno. But as Oster would soon learn, nothing on this day would be like any other day in his life. Before nightfall, Oster would begin a six-year battle to protect his reputation and preserve his freedom.

Though Oster had been involved in politics for only a few years, he was no stranger to the game. He grew up in a political environment as his father had served as the towns very first town administrator. The younger Oster earned his bachelors degree at the University of Rhode Island in 1973, his masters from the same school in 1976, and his law degree from Suffolk University in 1981. By 1996 he was a partner in the firm of Oster amp; Sawyer and was already actively involved in the community having previously served as president of the Cumberland/Lincoln Rotary. He was also a Trustee of the Towns Land Trust and co-coordinator of the Lincoln Watershed Watch Program. In that year he made his entry into elected politics with a successful run for the Rhode Island State Senate. Already a successful lawyer, Senator-elect Oster, who was married and had two children, was sworn into his first political office in January 1997.

Following two short, relatively uneventful terms in the State Senate, Democrat Oster decided to challenge Republican Burton Stallwood, Lincolns Town Administrator since 1972, for the towns highest elected office. Robert R. Picerno played a key fundraising role in this election. According to Michael Hill, a Cumberland accountant and campaign treasurer for all three of Osters election efforts, Picerno raised $10,655, or more than 25% of the $43,284 total that Oster raised in his 2000 run for town administrator.

Oster was a scrappy fighter, and despite long odds, he managed to edge out Stallwood in a tense and hotly contested political battle. The hard feelings created during the election didnt end on election day, however, and Osters planned inauguration was delayed one month, to January 2001, after the States highest court granted an injunction that was filed by Stallwood. The two politicians had a dispute over when Stallwoods term should end and Osters begin.

L. Robert Smith, who was recruited by Picerno to do some interim engineering work for the Towns Planning Board, said Picerno served on Osters transition team and helped Oster put his office together in early 2000.

One of Osters first acts as town administrator was to pay almost $1,000 to an electronic surveillance company to scour Town Hall for illegal listening devices. It was a display charged as much with arrogance as paranoia and no bugs were found. Oster justified his actions at the time by saying, there lsquo;were a number of issues that raised the level of concern. There was some behavior going on in office just prior to the other administrator leaving. Given that, Oster said, lsquo;we thought it prudent to conduct a search.

Perhaps this initial behavior should have been a premonition of things to come. But other than the most vocal of his political opponents, no one really seemed to pay too much attention to his actions. Many politicians understand that the public is apathetic and inattentive. That apathy, in fact, is one of the reasons that corruption flourishes.

Oster settled right in and began addressing several of the routine issues that confront an administrator on a daily basis – examination of expenditures and tax revenues, the appointment of qualified department heads and an evaluation of existing programs and policies.

He also addressed some matters that were not so routine. On January 11, 2001, just days after taking office, Osters friend and political confidant, Robert R. Picerno, asked businessman Robert J. Campellone, if he wanted to buy the Hamp;H Screw Co. property on Route 116 in Lincoln.

The town had taken title to the property in 1991 for taxes owed. No one purchased it at the tax sale because the property was known to have significant environmental problems. The site contained an undetermined amount of industrial waste that an old report issued by the States Department of Environmental Management estimated would cost between $400,000 and $2 million to clean up. Although Banneker Industries had occupied the property for the past seven years, they had never paid a penny to the town for rent. When Oster inquired about the arrangement, the once cordial relationship between Banneker and the town soured.

Campellone, an automobile dealer, had known Picerno for at least a year before Osters election and the two had developed a close business relationship. In late 1999, Campellone sold Picerno a car that included a free alarm system and a free set of tires. He also included the extended use of his dealer plates. Although only dealership owners, corporate officers or their salespeople normally use dealer plates, state law allows the purchaser of a new vehicle to use them for up to 20 days. This allows a buyer some time to register the car and pay Rhode Islands 7% sales tax. Allowing Picerno to use the plates for more than a year enabled him to postpone payment of the sales tax on the $22,000 vehicle as well as to avoid payment of the town taxes that would normally have been assessed.

Now Picerno was offering Campellone the Hamp;H property on behalf of the town, a good place Picerno thought, for Campellone to locate his car dealership. However, Campellone was offering only $50,000 for the site, a price that most agreed was too low. Eventually, Campellone agreed he would pay the town $105,000 for tax title to the six-acre property and pay Picerno $25,000 in cash. Campellone seemed a bit anxious to close the property and take title and was dismayed when he learned that there would be a delay. Responding to Campellones question about the timing, Picerno said at one point lsquo;we cant move too quickly; my guys only been in ten days, a reference, Campellone said he assumed, to the recently inaugurated Oster. Campellone, however, expected that the closing would take place by Januarys end.

For Picerno, this might have been the easiest money he ever made. He would soon learn, however, that even easy money takes some work. The deal dragged. Winter turned to spring and still no closing. In June 2001, an impatient Campellone called Oster directly to determine the status of his bid. Oster told him it had to be approved by the Town Council and that Picerno lsquo;is not lying to you. During this conversation, Campellone never told Oster that he paid Picerno $25,000 although it is certainly clear that Oster knew of Picernos involvement in the transaction. But interestingly enough, after the phone call, the deal started to move along quickly. Picerno brought a letter to Campellone to sign regarding his interest in the property, and Oster prepared tax documents and argued to the Town Council that the deal should be accepted.

But the letter that Picerno and his lawyer, Donald Lembo, presented Campellone with would create a partnership of him (Campellone), Lembo and Picerno to own the property. This took Campellone by surprise because he wasnt looking for partners, especially partners who would not be participating in the financing of the property. Feeling less enthusiastic, but still interested in the deal, Campellone asked his attorney, Joseph DeAngelis, to review the documents. DeAngelis advised Campellone not to proceed, saying of the deal, it stinks.

Following his attorneys advice, Campellone told Picerno he was out and wanted his bribe back. To convince Picerno to refund it, he told him he had tape-recorded one of their conversations about the payoff. Not sure that he was telling the truth, but not wanting to chance finding out, Picerno eventually made a partial repayment with a $15,000 check made out to Campellone from Major Construction Associates, a company doing business with the town. Major Construction is owned by Robert Gelfuso, someone who would eventually play a prominent role in the transaction.

Around this same time, David Wayne Daniel, a West Warwick contractor, was working to complete his contractual obligations to build a new concession stand and bathhouse, and to make other improvements to the Fairlawn playground in Lincoln. The relatively small job was being paid with a $150,000 federal grant. According to Daniel, he and his crews were regularly pestered by town officials who complained about the quality and pace of the work. Daniel was also called to three Friday morning meetings in a row in Osters office, where the main business, according to Daniel, was lsquo;jumping on my back.

While he was berated for the delays, many were not his fault and were certainly not of his doing. One of the problems Daniel encountered was that the playground was located near a wetland requiring a special permit that the town was expected to obtain, but didnt. At one point, Daniel was told to relocate the bathrooms they were set to build, but the town changed its mind after the hole was dug. Daniel had to bury the hole.

Federal Funds Coordinator, Stephen Balestra, was the most frequent visitor to the construction site. Gelfuso complained that Balestra, along with Picerno, pressured him to inflate his billing statements and kick back the overcharges to them. Parks and Recreation Director Paul Prachniak and Public Works Director David T. Harrison also regularly visited the site. These visits made Daniel nervous but he dealt with it. Then, on the Monday following the third Friday meeting in Osters office, one in which Daniel told Oster that he wanted to be on his team, Planning Board member Picerno showed up at the site. lsquo;He asked me how things were going and I told him theyre busting myhellip;and he started to laugh a little slyly Daniel said. lsquo;Picerno then took out a pack of 100 Oster fundraiser tickets worth $50 a piece – $5,000 total and asked if he, Daniel, could take care of them. I said, lsquo;If you can get thosehellip;guys off my back, Daniel said he told Picerno. lsquo;He said, No problem. Picerno then described the Hamp;H Screw deal in an obvious effort to spark Daniels interest.

Rather than paying the full $5,000 requested, Daniel presented Picerno a check for $4,750 because he had already donated $250 to the Oster campaign, and he didnt want to double pay. Picerno wouldnt accept the check and told Daniel, Im going to need it in a nicer way. Daniel knew that meant he wanted cash, which he later presented to a grateful Picerno.

The name of Daniels company was Major Construction Associates and his partner was none other than Robert Gelfuso, the same man that had provided the $15,000 check used by Picerno to partially return the bribe he received from Campellone. Shortly after the playground exchange, the pressure ceased and Oster commended Daniel on a job well done with the site.

Picerno used the Administrators office to enhance his own economic status. Many of his actions were self-serving and the more that people visiting Town Hall saw the ease with which he could gain access to the Administrator, the more the perception of his power was exaggerated. He was frequently seen on the rear deck of Town Hall, the deck that had access to the rest of Town Hall through a sliding door into a conference room that was next to Osters private office. It was rarely, if ever, used by the public.

In 2001, Picernos wife Joyce filed suit against the Town of Lincoln contesting the way the town assessed taxes on the familys Preakness Drive home. She challenged the method the town used to assess taxes from 1998-2000, refusing to pay about $22,000 in property taxes over those three years, some before Oster took office. Emerson Johnson, the Tax Assessor at the time, wanted to settle the suit for $11,000, but Oster said he felt comfortable enough in the friendship to convince Picerno to agree to $15,000. According to a secret tape recording of the November 20, 2001 Town Council executive session, Former Assistant Town Solicitor William Dickie suggested that the Council allow Picerno to pay $15,000 of the $22,000 tax bill owed because the $7,000 loss would be less expensive than litigation. The Council voted to support Dickies recommendation, but after only a few days, Councilman Dean Lees, Jr., who abstained in the executive session vote, questioned the manner in which the suit was being settled and threatened to contact the state police. It was only after Lees threat that Dickie said he conducted additional research and found that the Picernos hadnt filed a timely appeal with the assessor, or paid the taxes, both requirements that must be met before a suit can be filed. He said he then recommended that the Council fight the suit. Regarding the filing of the appeals, Dickie said he relied on the word of the tax assessor. He also said he had assumed that if the taxes had not been paid, the assessor would have informed him of that. However, the law regarding the filing of timely appeals and payment of taxes was contained in the document that Dickie filed before the executive session. Dickie said that the document was boilerplate and that he hadnt specifically read the statute the document he filed cited.

Leon A. Lee Blais served Oster from January to June 2001, first as a consultant, then as the Director of Public Works, and eventually as the Assistant Town Administrator. Blais was concerned about more than the perception of power that easy access afforded Picerno. He was uncomfortable from the start that Picerno seemed to have the run of Town Hall.

Picerno had served on Osters transition team a position that extended for several months. It is fair to say that the two were very close. Upon taking office, Oster assigned Picerno an office next to his and provided access to what may have been a private entrance in Osters personal office. From this vantage point, Picerno interviewed staff personnel and did other work for Oster.

Blais continued to warn Oster about letting Picerno enter into areas of Town Hall that were not accessible to the public. He explained that he was troubled by Picernos behavior and recommended that Oster stop associating with him. Despite his warnings, Blais would frequently see Oster and Picerno together at the Lodge, a local tavern frequented by town politicians. One day, while Oster was sitting at the Lodges bar Blais approached him. I basically used a raspy voice and characterized Mr. Picerno as Darth Vader Blais said. Oster said he would lsquo;take steps to rein in Picerno, but invariably, Picerno would return. Oster justified the relationship by telling Blais that Picerno was an integral part of his campaign organization, capable of raising large sums of money and rallying the towns Italo-American population on his behalf.

But Blaiss fears seemed to be founded in fact. In the fall of 2001, two private citizens, filed two separate state police complaints involving Picerno, alleging that they had been approached about paying a bribe to a town official. The subsequent investigation would involve the first-ever state court authorized wiretap into public corruption.

At a meeting held on Thursday, February 14, 2002, the state police had the video and audiotape running when David Wayne Daniel and Picerno discussed the details of the bribe payments. Gelfuso was to pay Picerno $25,000 for the tax title document that would allow Daniel and his partner to take over the land.

Wired for sound by the state police, Gelfuso did meet with Picerno at Stuffies Restaurant in North Providence. Police took photographs as Gelfuso handed over a bulging envelope containing a $5,000 partial payment to Picerno when the two were in the parking lot.

But the payment plan morphed several times. During a taped conversation that took place on December 4, 2001, Picerno suggested that instead of cash, Picerno could pay Gelfuso $75,000 for a piece of property worth $100,000. Daniel would make a payment of $15,000 to cover legal fees. He would also pay the town $105,000 as a purchase price for the property. There were no formal names in Picernos patter; it was lsquo;Frankie and lsquo;Bobby. lsquo;Fifty green was $50,000. He would hint and imply, using phrases like lsquo;you know what Im saying? rather than say things directly. And there were repeated hints at nebulous future deals.

At the time of this meeting, Picerno was serving on the Lincoln Planning Board, a body that was able to determine the fortunes of a developer with a yes or no vote. During the session, Picerno alluded to future deals, spoke of lessons from prior dealings and boasted of his clout while talking about failed deals that he could have saved. They also spoke of potential tenants for the property. They included Campellones car dealership and a 7-Eleven store that Campellone had talked about building. Picerno told Daniel he could match or pay 10% more than what another contractor could do.

On Friday, February 15, 2002, Gelfuso met with Picerno and delivered the $20,000 bribe balance for the purchase of the Hamp;H property. The payment was made with money that the state police had convinced Citizens Bank to provide through a cooperative agreement with the bank. Citizens also provided a phony bank check made out to the Town of Lincoln for $105,000 as the agreed upon payment for the land.

Following that meeting, Campellone was arrested and charged with bribery. He entered a guilty plea and was offered a five-year deferred sentence in exchange for his cooperation against Oster and Picerno.

So, on that cold, winter, Saturday morning of February 16, 2002, Oster and Picerno met for almost an hour. Oster had no way of knowing that Picerno, who had already been arrested on February 14th, was also wearing a police wire. The meeting started in Osters office, but moved outside after he told Picerno about how lawyers offices can be bugged by law enforcement. While they are outside, Oster told Picerno that Gelfuso had been talking to state police, accusing Picerno of extorting money from Gelfusos partner Daniel in exchange for getting town inspectors to ease up on their inspections of a job site the contractors had in town. The police also videotaped a portion of the meeting that took place outside the law office. During the meeting, Picerno put an envelope with $10,000 in $100 bills in a metal mailbox, saying All right, thats from Wayne, for that Hamp;H [expletive]. The envelope with the cash was found in Osters office later in the day when police searched it.

A few hours after their meeting ended, Oster was arrested and charged with two counts of bribery and two counts of conspiracy. His six-year legal odyssey was just beginning. The bribery charges alone could bring a jail term of up to 40 years and fines of up to $100,000.

Oster was quick to proclaim his innocence saying that he would stay in office and fight the bribery charges. His critics were just as quick to call for his resignation. On February 17th, just one day after his arrest, several town officials said that Oster should resign his elected position immediately. Several questioned whether he could effectively govern the town and whether his continued presence would tarnish Lincolns generally positive image. lsquo;Should he continue? Given these charges, I say no, said Town Council President Raymond Dapault, Just a week earlier, Depault had announced his intention to oppose Oster in the 2002 Democrat primary.

07 January
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Getting out among the people seeking real estate advice

What concerned them most was todays buyer, who has a reputation for wanting a palace in move-in condition, along with an armful of seller concessions.

One woman, whose target date was at least a couple of years away, asked whether she should bring in a home inspector this far out, so she and her husband could fix things an inspection might uncover early.

Because of disclosure requirements in both states, many real estate agents try to talk clients out of pre-inspections.

I cannot tell you the number of regular conversations I have had with agents over the last three decades that started, Are you planning to write a column about home inspectors? and went on with them listing the latest outrages.

Although we tend as a people to pigeonhole – millennials do this, Episcopalians believe that – each real estate transaction is not exactly like the last one or the next one, so we must learn not to generalize.

There are bad real estate agents, doofus home inspectors, lousy builders – and they have not yet come up with a similar category to describe columnists.

If you think it might help, have a pre-inspection done. The caveat – and its a big one – is that what the buyers home inspector comes up with may not be the same, and so negotiations will follow.

It could be that comparing evidence might put a bee in the buyers bonnet, but not necessarily.

The danger of offering advice is that not every problem has the same solution – a lesson I learned early on in writing my Your Place column.

For example, a couple of hours after my Evesham Library talk ended, I was finishing painting the second coat on our front porch.

Every once in a while, I would get a whiff of a rotting something from below the porch floor by the front steps.

Assuming the worst, I thought it might be a sewage leak, for which, coincidentally, I recently took out an insurance plan to deal with if necessary.

04 January
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India’s Modi eyes real estate assets in drive against graft

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quietly plugged a tax loophole used by the wealthy to buy real estate in someone else’s name as part of his campaign against corruption, a senior tax official said on Monday.

While the focus of his administration was managing the fallout of a shock move last month to scrap old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, the official told Reuters that the department expected to step up scrutiny of real estate assets with suspicious titles.

Tax officials expected to use returns for the current year that are filed in July as well as other means such as raids and data from bank transactions to gather information about suspicious real estate assets, the official said.

This is our priority for next year, said the official, requesting anonymity as unauthorized to speak to the media.

Any move to clean up India’s messy real estate market could prove to be a mammoth and messy task and would come even as the Modi government is facing mounting criticism of its handling of the cash crunch that followed the scrapping of higher denomination currency notes.

Indias land records are patchy and arcane. Analysts say people such as politicians, businessmen and non-resident Indians often use cash they havent paid taxes on to buy property, but put it in the name of their relatives or trusted employees.

But often apartments and land pass down generations in a family without the original owners name ever being changed in the title.

Data on the scale of such activity is not available. But industry estimates show about 5 to 10 percent of real estate in many cities is bought by people who have evaded taxes.

In his monthly radio address on Sunday, Modi defended demonetization, which he has billed as an attempt to fight corruption, and said the government would implement the law to clean up Indias real estate records in coming days.

There is no question of a retreat, Modi said.

The law, called the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, which came into effect on Nov. 1, says people who hold assets that dont actually belong to them could face up to seven years in jail, besides seizure of the property.

The government has yet to spell out how it will update real estate records and land registries.

Analysts said the real test for Modi would be to increase compliance and punish people who have evaded taxes without causing hardship to others.

The relentless pursuit of black money needs to be backed by solid execution. Otherwise this will just remain on paper, said Amit Maheshwari, a partner at consultancy Ashok Maheshwary Associates LLP.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Nick Macfie)

02 January
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28 December
Comments Off on Montgomery County real estate briefs: Week of Dec. 25

Montgomery County real estate briefs: Week of Dec. 25

Rehling is a seasoned real estate professional with nearly 16 years of experience in the industry, as well as 14 years of service to the Realtor organization through various committee and leadership roles. He is a certified real estate instructor and he recently obtained the prestigious Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation. He and co-broker/owner, Matt Mittman, opened Rr/Max Ready in 2011. The brokerage specializes in residential purchases, sales and property management.

Rehling has been involved with MCAR for 14 years and over the course of that time has served the organization in various capacities to include committee and leadership roles. Rehling is also a member of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.

The Montgomery County Association of Realtors aims to drive member productivity, encourage and enforce ethical business practices and strengthen the communities it serves. MCAR is composed of approximately 2,600 Realtors and affiliate members who serve the entire Montgomery County community and beyond. Its Realtor members are licensed real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as defined by the National Association of Realtors.

Berkshire Hathaway welcomes new sales associates

Patricia O’Herrick, manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox amp; Roach, Realtors Harleysville Home Marketing Center, welcomes Gita Kundrod as a sales associate.

“I joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox amp; Roach because of their reputation and the tools they offer,” she said.

Kundrod resides in Harleysville with her husband, Jim, and they have two adult daughters. She serves Montgomery County and can be contacted at 215-256-6543 or by emailing gita.kundrod@foxroach.com.

28 November
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Investors seek stake in troubled UDF firm

A California investment fund has made an offer to buy a stake in a troubled Grapevine-based lender and investment fund.

Trading in United Development Funding IV has been halted since earlier this year when the company came under scrutiny of federal investigators.

The real estate investment trust invested in residential community development loans and other real estate debt.

Before United Development Funding IV was subject to charges of fraud by hedge fund investors, the company had more than $500 million in shareholders equity.

A fund represented by MacKenzie Capital Management LP of Moraga, Calif has made tinder offer to buy a more than 5 percent stake in UDF IV, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The investment fund wants to buy up to 1.55 million shares in the real estate investment trust for $1.50 a share.

UDF IV last traded in February for just over $3 per share.

The company hasnt filed any required financial statements with the SEC since last year and

The company has a deadline next week to make its SEC filings in order to retain its listing status with the NASDAQ Stock Market.

MacKenzie Capital in its filings said that if may seek to make more purchases of UDF IV.

The purchasers are acquiring the shares pursuant to the offer solely for investment purposes, MacKenzies SEC tinder offer claims. The purchasers have no present intention to seek control of the corporation or to change the management or operations of the corporation.

The purchasers do not have any present intention to take any action in connection with the liquidation of the corporation.

However, the investors say that if they acquire a significant stake in UDF IV, they may have the ability to vote in board of directors.

25 November
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How will election affect real estate market?

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — They are the campaign signs of real estate, and in Tulsa, theyre giving those political signs a run for their money.

The real estate market is currently booming in Tulsa. Even with the election right around the corner, but experts say that shouldnt worry anyone.

Right now, were seeing a really, really busy market, said Paul Wheeler of Accent Realtors. We get big events and people hold their breath, and they wait, but the great thing is people cant hold their breath forever, he said.

Low mortgage rates are contributing to the good business.

When I got into the mortgage market in 2003, we were writing mortgages at 6.7 percent and 6.8 percent and to be writing them at 3.5 percent is just amazing, said David Walter of Today Lending.

But rates might not stay that low for long.

We think rates will be up a little bit in December when the Federal Reserve raises their interest rates, Walter said.

Wheeler and Walter both said they dont believe which candidate gets elected in November will have much affect on the real estate market.

Based on all of my election years in the past, I dont think it will change much, it really wont, Wheeler said. You know, we have our hopes and our dreams of who will win, and who will not, but in the end, the economy just keeps chugging along.

Theres no stopping that American dream of home ownership no matter how interesting the election is, he said.

21 November
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