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Real Estate Agent - Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - 10301213186

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2014 

The following is an update to information I first published in 2011.   I recently shared information for potential first time home buyers about the differences between renting and owning, and about whether a first house is affordable.  The question this time is -- should a first time home buyer u...
02/25/2014
The following is an update to information I first published in 2011.     This is the second of a three-part series for First Time Home Buyers.   The first part discussed the differences between renting and owning a home.  Once you've decided that you do want to own your own home, the next logical...
02/23/2014
The following is an update to information that was first published in 2011.  This is the first in a series for First Time Home Buyers.   Deciding to purchase a first home can be a huge decision.  In this edition for First Time Home Buyers, I'll provide some information to help you decide whether ...
02/21/2014
I needed a bit of a break from real estate related activity this afternoon, and since I was stuck at my home office in the freezing rain, I decided to do some household chores.  But before I started, I heard something calling me from a dusty section of the living room.  Well, it wasn't a call rea...
02/19/2014
Dear Seller (Landlord):   I know you want to sell (rent) your home.  That's why you went to the trouble to hire a listing agent, and why your home is in the MLS system and why there's a sign outside.  Buyers (tenants) are interested in your home, so we made an appointment to see a few.  In the la...
02/16/2014
I'm kidding, the appearance of snow is not a frequently asked question about Monroe, NY.  The answer would be that snow in Monroe looks just like snow anywhere else!   Two days ago, we received more than 20+ inches of snow and ice.  We cleaned that up yesterday morning, and then we had about 24 h...
02/15/2014
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Yesterday, I volunteered to pick up a buyer-signed contract from one attorney and hand deliver it about 10 miles away to the seller's attorney.  I offered to do that because the first attorney was going to put the contract in US Mail, and we are expecting another big storm this week which will ge...
02/12/2014
I think we should get rid of Valentine's Day.   I know, I know, all the diehard romantics will hate this idea, but here's what I think.   There is no other day that is so wrought with potential for missteps than Valentine's Day and I think we should just eliminate it.  It's not a nice holiday.   ...
02/08/2014
One of the questions home sellers may ask is, "How long will it take to sell my house?"   The answer is a murky, "It depends."   There is no way to be more specific.   The amount of time from the listing of a home to the closing depends on whether the home is priced properly, presented and market...
02/05/2014
For the last week or so, I’ve been struggling to stay motivated.  Not for any major reason, just a bunch of small ones…..  The last four or five times doing floor time, I’ve received no calls.  An open house I scheduled for this upcoming weekend was canceled by the seller due to snow forecasts.  ...
02/05/2014
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