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Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing Your Brooklyn Home Online - 08/31/10 05:01 PM
You have a for sale sign in front of your Brooklyn home. Even though the real estate market is slow, you still see other houses being bought. What’s the matter with yours? Why is your home still sitting on the market? Is it you? Is it your home? Is it your agent? It may just be your online marketing (or lack of it). Do Upload Photos The internet is one of most popular places for homebuyers to do their initial shopping. If your Brooklyn home isn’t online, it needs to be there. If it is online, it needs pictures. If it (0 comments)
4 Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust to a New Brooklyn Home - 08/28/10 07:42 AM
Tip # 1: Share exciting points about your new Brooklyn home. Does the house have a big back yard? Is there a park or bike path close by? Talk about the things you might be able to do together at the new place. Build up excitement, so your kids can’t wait to see where they’re going to live. Tip #2: Let your kids be part of the packing process, if they’re old enough. Children like to help when there’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on. You’ve probably noticed this yourself; every time you’re busy, they become your shadow. One (3 comments)
Brooklyn Homes for Sale: A Case of Cold Feet - 08/25/10 04:16 PM
While those who own Brooklyn homes for sale are worried about the real estate market, some buyers are getting good deals. However, there are plenty of people on both sides of the market with a case of cold feet. For instance, some with Brooklyn homes for sale took them off the market. Others, who’ve thought of selling, haven’t. The same can be said for buyers. Many potential homebuyers change their minds or still worry over that age-old question of, “Should I or shouldn’t I?” Two Cases of Cold Feet A 26-year old with a steady job, good paycheck and good credit, (2 comments)
It’s time for some tough love, here. Your home doesn’t fit in with other Brooklyn homes for sale. It doesn’t play well with others. When you put it on the market, you priced it more than 8% higher than the other Brooklyn homes for sale. Frankly, it’s a market bully.
Look, I understand that you want to make the most out of your investment. Maybe you’ve done some serious remodeling that you feel warrants the price hike. I’m not putting any of that down, but I’d be doing you a disservice if I let you ignore the facts.
Is Your Brooklyn Home for Sale a Victim of DIY Remodeling? - 08/18/10 07:43 AM
Has your Brooklyn home for sale been victimized by DIY remodeling projects? Did they not quite turn out like you thought they would? You aren’t alone; I’ve walked into houses with cabinets hanging at a slant and the owner proudly telling me they did it themselves.
Leave it to a pro. Not everybody can be a remodeler. Not everybody is handy at everything. For instance, I can change the oil on my car, but I leave engine overhauls to the professionals. Why? Because that’s what they do, and they do it well.
Now, many people choose to do remodeling (2 comments)
Economy Bringing Families Closer Together in Brooklyn Homes - 08/14/10 08:20 AM
Although the economy has been a catalyst for many issues, some of the trickle-down effects have had positive effects on Brooklyn homes. One of the most notable is that families are drawing closer together. Over the past thirty to forty years, the “steps” to take for growing up were always one, grow up and two, move out. Few parents ever considered that their now adult children might be moving back in to their quiet, empty Brooklyn homes. However, with the economic problems hitting millions of Americans, the number of multi-generational households is growing. During the Great Recession and more specifically in (0 comments)
When you look for a mortgage, you want to find one that allows you to buy the biggest house possible for a monthly payment you can afford. This seems simple enough. All you need to do is a little division to determine your monthly payment. Unfortunately, this isn’t the entire picture of your monthly mortgage payment, and lenders don’t always explain this to you. Here are three things you need to know about your monthly mortgage payment for your new Brooklyn home: Interest and Principal. Only part of your monthly mortgage payment actually pays down your loan. A portion of (0 comments)
Owe More than Your Brooklyn Home is Worth? - 08/08/10 11:06 AM
If you’re a homeowner who is unable to refinance to a lower interest rate because your Brooklyn home’s value has decreased, there’s hope. A program called the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) has been extended for another year. This program, intended to help borrowers whose homes have fallen in value, was due to expire as of June, 2010. Fortunately, HARP has been extended and will now stay in effect through June 30, 2011. How does HARP help? The program allows qualified borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth to refinance at lower interest rates. It’s projected to help 4 (2 comments)
Real Estate Agents Sell Ugly Houses, Too! - 08/06/10 12:54 PM
So, you’ve decided you want to sell your house. You know it qualifies as one of those “ugly houses,” but you don’t want to do any work to your home. You especially don’t want to do major repairs or updates like replacing all the windows with broken seals. You may think that means real estate agents will not want to list your home for sale. Think again. Brooklyn real estate agents sell ugly houses, too! Here’s what you should expect if you have an ugly house that you don’t want to make improvements to: A lower price: Maybe you don’t (37 comments)
How Buying Brooklyn Real Estate is Like Running a Marathon - 08/04/10 07:51 AM
It's true. There are a lot of parallels between buying a piece of Brooklyn real estate and running a marathon. The Starting Line At first, there is excitement. The idea of buying a new home pulses in your veins and you can't wait to get started. You're like a runner in the blocks just itching to begin. Your muscles twitch in anticipation with every piece of Brooklyn real estate you see. That's when the real adrenaline rush kicks in. Start Out Slowly Keep to a steady, consistent pace and you’ll make it to the finish line. There's so much (0 comments)
Buying Brooklyn Real Estate and the Right of Conquest – A History - 08/02/10 09:18 AM
Before Brooklyn real estate – or real estate anywhere, for that matter – was bought and sold, it was just… owned. “Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” If you wanted some land, you found it, fought for it and kept it. Legal rights weren’t even a thought. A long, long time ago… William, Duke of Normandy, felt he had a claim to the throne of England. King Harold Godwinson, crowned king in January 1066, didn’t much agree. While it took until October, William and Harold met on the battlefield at Hastings; Harold was killed, William moved on to storm London. Upon (0 comments)
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