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The aftermath of the tax credit had varying effects on Larchmont homes for sale. In many ways – it was a story of two completely separate markets. Single family homes for sale in Larchmont were strong with prices heading upwards and sales volume virtually unchanged from 2009. But the cooperative market had slowed down significantly. Prices have stalled, but an underlying weakness in that market indicates further declines in store. Larchmont NY Single family Homes Larchmont NY homes have always been popular and in high demand. The area has been highly resistant to correction and once prices dropped during the (4 comments)
Surviving Your Serengeti: Survival and the Nature of the Animal: - 02/22/11 01:44 AM
Hopefully, most of you have seen Bob Stewarts Post on "Surviving Your Serengeti" In case you haven't, Stefan Swanepoel has written a new book "Surviving Your Serengeti" which will be released on March 1. Stefan uses the characteristics of several species of animals as metaphors for the survival traits that are needed to prosper in the shifting sands of our current business environment. The first two chapters are available for downloading. There is also a quiz that you can take "what animal are you?" which can give you insight into your strengths and potential weaknesses. The quiz is short (14 comments)
The City of White Plains NY – Where in Westchester Series - 02/17/11 03:08 AM
When searching for Westchester NY homes for sale, it can be difficult to sort out the individual municipalities, their characteristics and even their location within the county. For many buyers they seem to meld into one large mass of confusion. This series of posts are designed to alleviate some of this confusing for the Westchester NY homebuyer. Getting from here to there – White Plains NY is centrally located: White Plains NY is one of the most centrally located municipalities in Westchester NY. As such, it is land-locked with no direct access to either the Hudson River or Long Island Sound. (2 comments)
Many sellers who are barely breaking even or are under water are desperate for every penny they can get out of their home. For many their home was their nest egg and now rising taxes and financial hardship are forcing them to sell at the depths of the biggest housing recession since the Great Depression. The question goes something like this: “We need to get “X” out of our home in order to move on with our lives. You say it is worth 20% less. Why can’t we try it at the price we need and if it doesn’t (20 comments)
First - this post is dedicated to Jennifer Allen and Mollie Wasserman who conducted an outstanding seminar yesterday. They were addressing an issue that I have been meaning to discuss for some time.. But I just hadn't gotten around to putting it in writing. This is an issue that is brought up by sellers all the time. Usually the question is asked far more politely…and goes something like this: “I know you work hard at what you do, but these are hard times and I am barely breaking even. Is there anything you can do about the commission?” Sometimes (8 comments)
When buyers first come to me they have a lot of criteria on their wish list. Very often the hype in the market about homes being available for pennies on the dollar sets them up for disappointment. It is not unusual for me to hear the following… We love this house! It has all the amenities we want – but that neighborhood! Why can’t we find this in the school district (or insert other criteria) that we want? This is a question asked by many buyers who are frustrated that they are not able to find exactly what they (16 comments)
This is a question that was put to me recently in an email. In fact I get variations on this question often on my web site “just ask me” area. Why do I need a buyers agent when I can run around to open houses and find the property myself? Implicit in this question is the thought that they will somehow save a big fat 3% by dealing directly with the listing agent. And why not? It sounds like a great way to save money. After all – the only thing agents do is open doors and fill out a (50 comments)
Those of you who read me regularly know that I generally post something about weekend events….This week didn’t blog much and there was a reason. I happen to live in a home that has a “challenging” driveway. It’s a long winding gravel driveway. This driveway became the bane of my existence during the last ice storm – and a near death trap before I was done. The ice was so thick, the person who usually plows my driveway couldn’t quite manage the curve and as a result there was a lot of ice between me and the road. I was (17 comments)
Fotos On the Fly – Westchester NY – Siberian Husky Heaven??? - 02/01/11 11:25 PM
With all the shoveling and salting - this crazy winter has managed to load me with so much extra work that I didn’t get the chance to show just how much my huskies are enjoying the weather. To be honest, I’ve been too busy grumbling about how much shoveling I have to do and whining about my aching shoulders. But my dogs have an entirely different take on this weather than the rest of us. Although this season has been rough on people, its kind of amazing to see these guys in what is as close to their natural habitat as (13 comments)
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