June 11, 2019

Trade wars. They are the talk of current events.  We read about them in the newspapers and magazines, and hear about them on tv, podcasts and the radio.

The imbalances between several of our trading partners need to be addressed, and the hope was that a fair and balance...

You know the expression: There's only one chance to make a good first impression. What about this one: A picture is worth tens of thousands of dollars?

Welcome to the world of NYC residential real estate, where the web sites offer unlimited pages of home photos, listing...

April 4, 2019

This is a Public Service Announcement

Buyer (and seller, and broker) beware:

CO-OP BOARD REJECTIONS ARE ON THE RISE.

No one wants to talk about this, but we have seen an unusual spike in co-op board rejections over the past year. It's embarrassing to the applicants when a...

March 12, 2019

Welcome to Buyer's Market 2019, where competition is fierce for the precious few serious buyers willing to buy now rather than wait for the market to soften like the Spring thaw.  One can always lower the price until some bargain hunting bottom feeder finally bites.  A...

February 11, 2019

At a cocktail party recently, a stockbroker asked me this loaded question: “Is real estate a good investment?” I gave a cutesy answer: "A good real estate investment is always a good investment." Not to be deterred, he pressed me on the point and for the better part of...

July 12, 2018

We are experiencing the best buyers’ market we’ve had in years.  Inventory levels are rising providing serious buyers with lots of good choices, and motivated sellers are more in sync with current market conditions.  The percentage of deals with bidding wars is down to...

June 28, 2018

Life changing experiences trigger residential real estate transaction.  That means that buyers and sellers often have other bigger things going on in their lives.  They may be overwhelmed, stressed and anxious, and the additional logistics of buying, selling, and movin...

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