Real Estate Market Trends


Positive News for Real Estate in 2013

Here is some positive news for real estate in 2013: According to news out today by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales (number of transaction) slipped 1% from November…
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Why Use a Real Estate Agent When Listings are Online?

Why use a real estate agent when everything you might want to know about a home is available online? Here are three reasons why Realtors are just as important as they were years…

5 Home Buying Tips for Gen X & Gen Y Buyers

The real estate market during the past five years was certainly scary, especially for younger and less experienced home buyers. And so, a lot of people in the Gen X and Gen…

Is Pricing Low the Way to Go

It may seem logical that if you price your home low, it will sell quickly. Some real estate agents believe everyone should price low. The truth is, there are a lot of things to consider when…

How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War

As the real estate market starts to pick up in many parts of the country, real estate agents from small towns to the big cities are blogging, tweeting, ranting and raving about multiple-offer…

Should You Consider Listing Your Home During the Holidays?

As the holidays approach, I’m always asked the same questions: Should we keep our property on the real estate market or take it off? Do we list now, wait until after the…

Three Reasons to Rent Before Buying in a New City

It’s a standard scenario. I’m at an open house, meeting potential buyers and homeowners. In walks a couple just off an airplane from across the country. They’ve taken a great new job…

Insider’s Guide to Success with Short Sales

Many real estate agents steer their clients away from a short sale because they think they take too long, that their commissions will be lowered, or simply because they don’t know a…

Lenders Getting Tough Lending on Condo Associations Without Proper “Reserves”

Condo owners usually pay a monthly homeowner’s association (HOA) or maintenance dues. These assessments cover building upkeep, utilities, hazards insurance and fees for a property manager, doorman or managing agent.  Most HOAs…

Brendon’s Eye on New York: Are Condos the New Co-Ops?

Unlike San Francisco and most U.S real estate markets, New York real estate is dominated by cooperative apartments, or Co-Ops.Whether you’re a regular Joe or a famous film star, to buy a…