inside real estate

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.
March 11, 2015
Real Estate Issues

Buying your Westchester home in 2015 – sticker shock in a sellers market

Westchester is one of the most expensive communities in the United States. So it comes as no small surprise that many home buyers are blown off their feet by sticker shock.What does surprise me is how many of these buyers still think that we are in a strong buyers market. Unfortunately, that is soooooo 2011 and we are now in a what should be considered a seller's market. However, that does not necessarily mean that this is a bad time to buy.
February 24, 2014
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Another housing bubble or simply supply and demand….

Overall, the news looked more like (home prices were pretty much) status-quo with a 0.8% increase in sales volume overall over Q4 2012. However, one truth that never changes is that real estate is a LOCAL business....The west coast is just taking a breather after a major run-up in volume and prices...The northeast now appears to be on a tear, but let's not forget that it has been in the doldrums for years.
November 19, 2012
Desperately Seeking Power

Of Politics – the power grid & the value of your home…

Toughing up the grid is essential for the future of our county and the future value of our homes.
November 18, 2012
Real Estate Issues

The Listing Agent Minefield – Whatever happened to internet transparency?

But....Why are home sellers so confused? Why is the real estate process STILL so opaque? Why are these blogs even necessary?
October 28, 2012

The Listing Agent Minefield – “Everyone I know lists with ‘Big Box Brokerage’ so they must be the best”

When you go to Starbucks, you expect the same service in New York that you get in California... The same would hold true of a McDonald's or a Cheesecake Factory. There is a consistency within these brands that just doesn't happen in real estate brokerage brands and that can extends even within individual franchises.