What's New Under the Sun?

Real Estate Agent - Chou's Realty
I hope to make more friends by writing. I will not have too many bright ideas to share with you (what's new under the sun, right?)... but will share with you whatever may brighten your day, or may provoke your thoughts. Please be in touch.
Dear Fellow Realtors, I have just learnt about a cultural exchange program for American high school students looking to understand more about the Chinese culture. If accepted, the 2-week program is fully paid for. * Respectable Oriental English College and local munipal government are hosting a 2...
If god permits, I will have to work until the age of 66 and 8 months before I can claim my full benefits from Social Security. In fact, I will also need to save at least 20% of my annual income from now on, if I am to retire at 67. If there is any interruption of my earnings due to health issues ...
I know you think I am nuts. Your real estate agent has been diligently sending you property information. She calls for you to make appointments. She shows you the properties. She takes you to open houses. She may even tells you that she can help you negotiate the price when you are ready to make ...
Dear Fellow Realtors,I have come across with an article by James R. Webb in the Journal of Real Estate Research. The title of the article is An Inquiry into the Professional Self Image of Real Estate Agents. The author did a questionnaire survey among the real estate agents and brokers in the Sta...
The two-day cold front left us today here in NYC. It's 45 degrees, jumping from 15 degrees (or minus 5 with wind chill) in one day. I have no complaints about the return of springtime temperature, but the body does need to adapt very quickly. Anyway, today I am sharing some data analysis publishe...
The Chinese New Year parade took place today on Main Street, Flushing, NY, from 11am. It was drizzling but the rain didn't discourage the spectators. I was there a little late and didn't catch the first part of the parade, which featured the Chinese sponsors.  These pictures were taken when the K...
You are the listing agent of a house. The house has been on the market for eight months.The seller is an old Italian lady who insists on getting the listed price of $600K. She turned down offers of $580K before.A young couple came to your open house. Over the next month, they visited the house fo...
A fellow real estate agent told me a real story today. Thought it's a good one to share.Buyers are an unmarried couple who makes nice income. In order to enroll their 10th-grader son to a well-know public high school district on Long Island, they signed a purchase contract for a $200K co-op apart...
As you may or may not know, today is the first day of Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. That's why Google's home page shows the funny little rats today. I wish everyone prosperity and good health!! Today is also the first time I write my own blog. I don't have a new year resolution. I am ...

Steve Wong

Queens New York Real Estate
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