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April 23, 2015
Real Estate Issues

Beyond the sign in the ground – What listing agents actually do…(Part 2 of 2)

A real estate transaction is seldom a completely smooth ride. This has been particularly true since the financial crisis of 2008. From appraisal issues, to title issues, to unexpected glitches in the lending process, there can be quite a few obstacles between the signing of a contract and a closing. Agents handle many transactions. We've been down this road before and can anticipate the problems preventing many of them from asserting themselves.
April 19, 2015
Real Estate Issues

Beyond the sign in the ground – What listing agents actually do….(Part I of 2)

Traditionally, it is thought that (real estate agents) fill out a few forms, stick a sign in the ground, throw a listing onto the MLS and disappear. Then we reappear magically at closing to collect a ginormous check.... If it were that simple, homes would fly off the shelf and listing agents as well as buyers agents would have disappeared (a long way back).
April 12, 2015
The Tappan Zee Bridge - New Bridge Construction

Bridges in Parallel – The New Tappan Zee Bridge….

This massive improvement in infrastructure is an example of strong commitment that both the private and public sectors have for the river towns along the Hudson. This is part of what would be considered a healthy re-development that will benefit all who live in these towns.
April 6, 2015
Frozen Hudson River

Is housing inventory in a deep freeze? Why are so few homes on the market?

It may be spring - but brrrrrr....its cold out there. At least when it comes to the tight housing inventory that is currently on the Westchester NY market.
March 23, 2015
Late Winter Snow - White Plains

Fotos on the fly: Silent Snow….the winter of 2015

As we say goodbye to one of the coldest and stormiest winters I can remember in Westchester NY, here are some photos from the "silent snow" of early March
March 19, 2015
What is this house worth?

Home buying & selling – the steal vs the deal…

Don't try to beat the market! This is one of the biggest mistakes I see. Instead of dealing realistically with the market that they are given, some buyers dig in their heels and try to hunt down the last bargain in Westchester.