Buyers Info

October 24, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

The Renting Bubble – You think its smarter to rent than to buy? The numbers say you are wrong!

Right now we've got a renting bubble. At this point it is almost as irrational as the housing bubble of 2005. Just as scarfing up McMansions with no money down loans was irrational - now many potential buyers are obsessed with renting
October 23, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Is now a good time to buy a home White Plains NY? The numbers say YES!!!

People think that if they haven't made a decision to buy that no decisions were made. That makes them feel "safe". NOT TRUE. The buyer made a decision and that decision was to punt.
September 27, 2011
Real Estate Issues

Defining a real estate “local expert”

There is a lot of hype circulating in the real estate industry about local experts. We all start out as chaff - and chaff has no opportunity to become wheat if they aren't given a chance. That appears to be a bit too convenient for the very local agents in any area. Because it implies that they are the only game in town...
September 16, 2011
Marketing Matters - Word Cloud

The vicious circle called marketing…(a.k.a. spam)

his is an issue that I have wrestled with as we are always encouraged to "touch" clients and prospective clients 33 times a year. One of my problems I have with this notion is that I don't want to be touched that much by anyone except the closest of friends and family.
September 10, 2011
Know your numbers - the role of interest rates

What do 40 years of mortgage interest rate history and the affordability factor tell us?

Waiting to buy a home could be an expensive mistake....I understand the hesitancy - however, for those who have a stable job and a stable income with good credit, I have to think that a little green monster called greed is entering the picture.
August 15, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

How To Get Fired By Your Buyer’s Agent

Home buyers are often surprised to find that their real estate agent is less than enthusiastic when they insist on an endless series of showings before they will entertain any decisions.