Buyers Info

June 10, 2011
Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware

Due Dilgence – and my wandering clients….

Right now I've got a couple of clients who appear to be wandering aimlessly through Westchester county in search of the "perfect home." In the past I had a great deal of patience and would take a qualified buyer almost anywhere they wanted.
May 28, 2011
Larchmont Village Home - Larchmont NY

Making an offer to purchase a home…working with the market…

The "market" has its own siren song...it's own mind and it calls out to both buyers and sellers alike. It can not be escaped by either and generally speaking - it pleases no one completely. I suppose you can think of the "market" as some sort of collective - for Star Trek fans - this is something akin to the Borg..."Resistance if futile...."
May 26, 2011
Staging Decorating

Living The Dream: Planning Your Perfect Outdoor Space

Outdoor space planning utilizes many of the same principles as interiors, but there are a few unique elements that need to be considered. Ceiling-less spaces with low or non-existent walls can really throw your spatial perception off, so above all, resist the temptation to “wing it”.
May 26, 2011
Gambling on Lower Prices is like playing the lottery

Watch those rents – another reason why Westchester home ownership is making more sense..

There is yet another reason for first-time home buyers in Westchester NY to get off the fence. Rising rental rates. There has always been a yin/yang between buying vs renting a home. Now the pendulum is starting to swing in favor of buying.
May 23, 2011
Slicing the real estate pie

Third Party Websites and the Wedge Effect….

(I got a phone call from a) representative from what we refer to as a "third-party-site." Such a site is basically a web site with a fairly good "mousetrap" that somehow convinces the unsuspecting public to logon and give up their name, email address and perhaps even their phone number.
March 14, 2011
Know your numbers - the role of interest rates

Gathering vs disseminating – Information is only as useful as the ability to interpret it.

Many buyers - particularly younger buyers - are obsessed with amassing as much information as they can before making a decision to purchase a home. I sometimes call the "paralysis by analysis."