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Cool Freebie - YouTubeGet - 1 Day ONLY... Check it out NOW! - 02/25/09 05:58 AM
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Foreclosure Help In The Five Boroughs Of NYC - 02/22/09 11:01 PM
Foreclosure Help In The Five Boroughs Of NYC It's a simple truth that today's real estate marketplace is nothing like any we have seen in the past. It is at this point more vital than ever to work with experienced professionals that understand how to navigate today's dangerous waters. The intention of this post is to inform you about the options you have as you are already in pre-foreclosure or may be heading towards a notice of default. Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate is a full service real estate company specializing in every aspect of Real Estate and Short Sale (2 comments)
SPEAK UP!!!- Complete List Of Queens NY Community Boards - SPEAK UP!!! - 02/22/09 10:50 PM
SPEAK UP!!!- Complete List Of Queens NY Community Boards - SPEAK UP!!! Many people don't know about Community Boards and the important role they play in improving the quality of life for all of it's residents. Community Boards participate in City Budgets, Land Use planning, Community Advocacy and important issues that could benefit the community. Boards meet once a month and the members address items of concern to the community. Board meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is reserved for the Board to hear from members of the public (If you have something to say (0 comments)
I'm Not Sure If I have Enough For A Down Payment - What Should I Do? - 02/22/09 10:37 PM
I'm Not Sure If I have Enough For A Down Payment - What Should I Do? Perhaps you should reconsider the home and choose from some other properties which would fit your budget (this home will be your stepping stone towards the house of your dreams). The amount you have available for a down payment will affect what types of loans for which you can qualify. Down payments typically range from 3 to 20 percent of the sales price for the property. Here are some tips for Accumulating a Down Payment: Save- Look for ways to reduce your monthly expenses to (0 comments)
Have You Tested Your Home For Mold Yet? - Quick Tips - 02/22/09 10:32 PM
Have You Tested Your Home For Mold Yet? - Quick Tips The first thing to understand about mold is that there is a little mold everywhere - indoors and outdoors. It's in the air and can be found on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic materials. It's very common to find molds in homes and buildings. After all, molds grow naturally indoors. And mold spores enter the home through doorways, windows, and heating and air conditioning systems. Spores also enter the home on animals, clothing, shoes, bags and people. When mold spores drop where there is excessive moisture in your (0 comments)
Home Ownership + Tax Deductions = FAT Tax Return - 02/22/09 10:14 PM
Home Ownership + Tax Deductions = FAT Tax Return If you've purchased, sold or refinanced your home in the past year, tax season is the best time to reap the benefits of being a homeowner! Take advantage of some of these tax breaks today and you could enjoy a bigger return EVERY April! Mortgage Interest- For most homeowners, the bulk of your mortgage payment is going towards interest - and that's a big tax break for you! The mortgage interest on your primary residence is fully tax deductible, unless, of course your loan is more than $1 million. You can also (1 comments)
Queens NY Parochial Schools - 02/22/09 10:07 PM
Queens NY Parochial Schools Here's a list of catholic schools throughout Queens, New York. I've highlighted the towns in bold letters to make easier to find a catholic school nearest to you... hope this helps you find the school you're looking for. If I missed any please email me so I could update and include it. Blessed Sacrament School34-20 94th StreetJackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 446-4449 Corpus Christi School31-29 60th StreetWoodside, NY 11377(718) 721-2484 Divine Mercy Catholic Academy92nd Street/Rockaway BoulevardOzone Park, NY 11416(718) 845-3074 Holy Child Jesus School111th Street/86th AvenueRichmond Hill, NY 11418(718) 849-3988 Holy Family School74-15 175th StreetFlushing , NY 11366(718) (0 comments)
How Can YOU The Seller Leverage The MLS (Multiple Listing Service)? - 02/22/09 10:00 PM
How Can YOU The Seller Leverage The MLS (Multiple Listing Service)? The MLS is a database of properties currently on the market in the area. Brokers participating in the MLS (which includes virtually all Brokers in the area) list all the homes they have for sale and agree to share in the sales commission of the properties. This means that if I list your property on the MLS for you, but another agent finds a buyer for your house, that other broker or agent is entitled to part of the commission. The big advantage to you, as the seller, is that (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers in NYC L@@K!! - 02/22/09 06:48 PM
First Time Home Buyers in NYC L@@K!! Your decision to buy a home is both a sound financial decision and a commendable achievement. As your real estate agent I will . . . Work at no cost to you! Lead you through every step of the exciting home buying process. Will help you define your "wish list" of features you want in your home, your neighborhood and your school district. Provide detailed listing information not available to the general public. Negotiate the deal to save you money. Guide you through the avalanche of paperwork. Walk you through the mind-boggling financial details (0 comments)
Get Smart - Movie Review - 02/22/09 06:37 PM
I always wondered how the bumbling fool landed the job - this flick does a pretty good job of explaining it. There's an old-school vibe surrounding Get Smart... I use to watch this show as kid with my brother. When the control center of our US secret agent organization is attacked and the identities of our agents are compromised, the Chief has no choice but to upgrade his analyst Maxwell Smart, who has constantly dreamt of working alongside the superstar Agent 23 (WWE's wrestling superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - yes I watch wrestling). Instead he get's partnered up with sexxxy-but- (3 comments)
Space Chimps - Movie Review - 02/22/09 05:57 PM
My children thought this flick was absolutely fun. But that's not the reason I liked it... I actually learned something from this film. Did you know that the first monkey in space (1961) was a chimp named Ham. Well, this flick follows the undertakings of his made up grandson Ham III. He's a simple circus monkey who gets the opportunity to live through some of his grandfather's stardom when NASA comes knocking on his door (figuratively speaking). When a $5 billion probe vanishes into a wormhole, NASA turns to their super-chimponauts who have been preparing for their day in space. Strapped (2 comments)
NEW Technology - Microsoft Surface Computing - 02/15/09 04:43 PM
NEW Technology - Microsoft Surface Computing The first units are expected to sell between $5,000 and $10,000. As with other technology it will eventually get more and more afforable and within the next 20 years one out of four Americans will have one in their homes. It's what our children and grandchildren will be using on a daily basis in their homes. The things you can do with this are absolutely insane. Check out the video below.
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To find the value of your home with a FREE, over-the-net home HIGHEST Price Analysis, please (0 comments)
A Quick Explanation As To Why Your Bank / Lender Would Modify Your Home Loan - 02/14/09 11:58 PM
A Quick Explanation As To Why Your Bank / Lender Would Modify Your Home Loan When your bank has a loan in foreclosure it is a bad debt and your bank is mandated to keep an equal or greater figure of money in its treasury. This affects them because now they have a total of the bad debt x 2 (that's twice as much) that they won't be able to lend out. What's worse is they can't charge other people interest on that money. When your bank modifies your loan, it's not considered a bad debt any longer and they can (0 comments)
Happy Valentines Day! - 02/14/09 01:57 PM
Personally I believe that Valentine's Day isn't about extravagant gifts, its more about spending time with your love. Give your loved one something evocative. Pour your heart out and make sure that your beloved is enchanted, charmed, and captivated by your efforts this Valentine's Day. Make use of different Valentine's Day ideas and give your special someone a surprise. I am sure many of you have planned some great surprises and gifts for your partner. But, just in case you haven't here's a video I found that will give you some quick last minute ideas. Check out the video.
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Cool Freebie - Google Earth 5.0 Let's You Deep Sea Dive And Travel Back In Time!! - 02/09/09 09:44 PM
Cool Freebie - Google Earth 5.0 Let's You Deep Sea Dive And Travel Back In Time!! Google Earth 5.0 has some really cool new features... like "time travel" to see historical images or just run a search of your address to see what was there decades ago. You can now move back and forth in time to uncover transformations over time of any given location. Give it a try by turning on the new time slider (click the "clock" in the tool bar) and witness the transformation of a farming community into the city or town you live. Another cool feature let's (3 comments)
Cool Freebie - A FREE Desk Lamp Sent Directly To You - 02/08/09 11:41 PM
Cool Freebie - A FREE Desk lamp Sent Directly To You I have to thank my wife for this one. Several weeks ago (perhaps months ago) she came across this site and decided to take a chance and send away for this freebie. After all, who doesn't like free? This product is a USB Desklamp and all you need to do is plug it into your computers USB drive and you've got a pretty bright working desk lamp. Check out their site www.freedesklamp.com They give you a full break down of why they offer it absolutely free - no shipping charges either. I (0 comments)
2 Family in need of some TLC. Good Condition.House Has Newer Windows, Kitchen, Steps, Flooring, New Roof, New Electrical Troughout Home, And New Circuit Breakers. Home Is In Immaculate Condition And Is Extremely Cozy. Can Be Delivered Vacant. Walk To Trasport & Shopping. This House Will Go Fast. Subject to Bank's approval of a short sale. Bsmt/Subfl- Full Finished Basement 1st Floor- 2Brs- Lr- Kitchen- Full Bath 2nd Floor- 3Brs- Lr- Kitchen- Full Bath Lot Size- 25 x 100 Lot Square Footage- 2,500 Building Size- 20 x 51 Approx Int SqFt- 2,607 Taxes- $3,338 School District- 24 Zoning- R6 (0 comments)
How To Buy A Shortsale or Foreclosure in Queens - Brooklyn - Long Island NY - 02/08/09 09:59 PM
How To Buy A Shortsale or Foreclosure in Queens - Brooklyn - Long Island NY If you have considered buying a home, the timing could not be much better than it is today. Those of you who have read some of my earlier blog posts have read my comments about waiting to acquire in late 2008 as there will be some grand deals coming. Well, it is February 2009 and deals are materializing!!! So if your looking for an awesome deal or you just want to keep an eye on the market, go to www.allnylistings.com and get your FREE list emailed (0 comments)
The 5 Best Ways To Avoid Foreclosure - - 02/08/09 09:48 PM
The 5 Best Ways To Avoid Foreclosure - Determing what stage in the process you are in is the key! Here are your TOP 5 options: Forbearance- Your mortgage company may be able to arrange a repayment plan, to repay your debt over an extended amount of time, based on your financial situation. (I'll help to see if you qualify). Loan Modification- You may be able to modify the terms of your mortgage loan by lowering the rate, extending the term, or capitalizing the interest. This may help you catch up, and sometimes reduce your monthly payments to a more affordable (1 comments)
My County Assessment Says My Property Is Worth More Than What My Realtor Says – Who’s Right? - 02/08/09 09:32 PM
My County Assessment Says My Property Is Worth More Than What My Realtor Says - Who's Right? It's no big secret that property values are spiraling downwards nationwide and many homeowners like you are getting stuck with inflated property tax bills. But there are ways you can protect yourself if you think you're being over charged. Establishing your home's true market value and proving that the value of the property is less than the valuation assigned by your assessing district is the only way to you can contest the proposed higher amount. That's where an appraiser can help. If you think (0 comments)
Helping You To Modify Your Own Loan - Modification - Top 10 Questions Recap - 02/08/09 12:12 AM
Helping You To Modify Your Own Loan - Modification - Top 10 Questions Recap A few weeks ago I wrote a ten part series answering the most common Loan Modification Questions I've encountered thus far. In this post I will recap everything I discussed. This should make your life a little easier if you are in need of a Loan Modification. Click on any of the questions below for more information. Question #1 - What exactly is a loan modification? Question #2 - Will my bank include late fees in my Loan Modification? Question #3 - Can anyone qualify for a (0 comments)
Ghost Town - Movie Review - 02/07/09 07:59 PM
The question most of us have asked ourselves one time or another is - "is there life after death?". I'm not sure if I believe in ghost and life after death but the way I look at it there has to be a Heaven and I know it has to outshine this place. This film is a pleasant and laugh out loud funny movie that works on many different levels -- it's a supernatural / character / romantic comedy, and beneath it all, it has a bit to say. Bertram Pincus is a dentist who really doesn't like people. He goes (2 comments)
Photo-Op With Obama In Times Square, NYC - - 02/06/09 03:36 PM
Photo-Op With Obama In Times Square, NYC- Obama and over 200 of the top celebrities (and most notorious figures of all time) are hanging around in Times Square waiting to take their picture with you. You can see them any day of the week at Madame Tussauds. OK. So it's not really them- it's their life size wax replicas. Now you can have your photo taken, set in a replica of the Oval Office, with our historical President Barack Obama. Madame Tussauds is open 365 days a year at 10am and is located in The Heart of NYC at 234 W. 42nd (1 comments)
Home Buyer Affordability Is Thru The Roof!!! - Check out the video. - 02/06/09 12:10 AM
Home Buyer Affordability Is Thru The Roof!!! - Check out the video. IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A BUYER!!! It's no big secret that home prices are at a bargain price throughout the country. Below is a video of an interview with Lawrence Yun (Chief Economist of National Association of Realtors). Mr. Yun discusses the boost in housing demand due to low prices. He goes on to point out that property values fell by more than $3 Trillion in 2008!!! Check out the video below.
To find the value of your home with a FREE, over-the-net home HIGHEST Price Analysis, (1 comments)
New Bill Passes The Senante - Tax Break Increased - Doesn't Need To Be Repaid!! - 02/05/09 08:08 PM
New Bill Passes The Senante - Tax Break Increased - Doesn't Need To Be Repaid!! You may or may not be aware that there is currently a $7,500 tax credit for anyone who has purchased a new home in the past year in a half or so. However a new bill just passed the senate that would make things twice as sweet for any homebuyer who purchases any home (applies ONLY to a principal residence). Purchases must be made within one year of the legislation's enactment anf the amendment would allow taxpayers to claim the credit on their 2008 income tax return. (0 comments)
Cool Freebie - Full Version Software Titles FREE... All Day Everyday Day! - 02/01/09 10:22 PM
Cool Freebie - Full Version Software Titles FREE... All Day Everyday Day! I've been using this site for the past several weeks and so far it's amazing! Everyday www.giveawayoftheday.com gives away FREE software. The software is changed every 24 hours and is available for a FREE download (but just for that one day). No spyware or anything. I've downloaded several items, and I'm extremely happy thus far. As mentioned the software will be available for download for 24 hours and that software will be absolutely free. That means - not a trial, not a limited version - but a registered and (9 comments)
How To Find The Cheapest And Closest Gas Station - Filler Up Please - 02/01/09 09:35 PM
How To Find The Cheapest And Closest Gas Station - Filler Up Please Gas prices change on a daily basis. I remember not to long ago (about 10 years ago) it cost me around $20 to fill up my tank (A Ford Mystique). That's no longer the case, is it?? Today if I still owned this vehicle it would cost me anywhere from $40 to $45 to fill up that same gas tank. My brother's Escalade (V8 engine) cost $80 to fill up. So if you'd like to save a few bucks everytime you "filler up" keep reading... With hundreds of locations (0 comments)
Buying A Fixer Upper? Things You Need To Factor Into The Equation - 02/01/09 09:33 PM
Buying A Fixer Upper? Things You Need To Factor Into The Equation "Buyer Beware" is never more appropriate than when considering the purchase of a fixer-upper.You really need to know exactly what you're getting into before buying.It's commonly believed that fixer-upper properties represent easy money that is ripe for the taking - that you can buy it, do a little work on it in your spare time, and then resell quickly for a large profit. Usually, this simply isn't the case. Although, with proper planning and foresight, good profits can be made by buying "distressed" properties at less than market value, (0 comments)
Before You Look At Home Make Sure You Do This... - 02/01/09 09:32 PM
Before You Look At Home Make Sure You Do This... Experienced home buyers know that one of the first-steps in beginning a successful search for a new house is taking a hard, objective look at finances. Determining how much money you can dedicate to the purchase of your new house affects almost every aspect of buying a new home - including how we write the offer, which mortgage programs you will qualify for, shopping for the best mortgage loan and which homes are truly in your price range. Here are the questions that each home buyer should ask: How much cash (0 comments)
First Time Buyer Tips to Put You In Control - 02/01/09 02:13 AM
First Time Buyer Tips to Put You In Control Buying a home is such an exciting time in everyone's lives. But it's not always the easiest process. There are several things that you can do in advance of your purchase to make the process flow much more smoothly. Here are just a few of the things I suggest to start getting ready to purchase your home. If you would like to talk about these further, contact me at ProRealtor@verizon.net or call me at any time (646) 294-2561. Get pre-qualified for your home loan - This will let us know what types (0 comments)
No one know how it is to grow up on the mean streets unless that's the environment you're raised in. I grew up during the hip hop generation and I remember listening to The Fat Boys, Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, and other great Hip Hop Greats. So when I found out that a movie based on the life and times of The Notorious B.I.G. was already playing in the theatres I had to see it. Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was shot and killed on March 9th 1997 after leaving a party, and even (0 comments)
Saw V - Movie Review - 02/01/09 12:27 AM
Saw V was better than Saw IV (that's not really saying much). The latest installment of Saw picks up where the unbearably bad #IV left off. The story line follows Detective Hoffman, the only survivor who will carry on the Jigsaw legacy. The flick is jam-packed with flash-backs to point out that Detective Hoffman was being trained as Jigsaw's protégée all along. Jigsaw helped the detective appreciate how the game worked. He made him understand that cheating wasn't allowed or it's just an ordinary murder, with no lesson learned. Basically, this flick was crammed with more guilty people deserving punishment. (2 comments)
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