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2010 

  In today's real estate market and the current economic environment pricing your house right is the key to a quick sale.  Richard Weisser does a great job of telling us exactly why sellers who choose to overprice a home to test the market wind up chasing the market and in the long run waste time...
08/31/2010
Where Fantasy Rules - The New York Renaissance Faire, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo NY If you've never attended a Renaissance Faire, you still have a chance to come to New Yorks' and enjoy a day full of fun, where fantasy rules.  It's held weekends from Aug7 Through Sept 26, 2010 at Sterling Forest, in...
08/27/2010
 Tips to Prepare Your Family for Going Back to School With Labor Day quickly approaching and the summer almost over, stores are heavy into marketing their fall clothing and back to school wares.  The start of the school year for Rockland County, NY is almost here and it's time to think about gett...
08/25/2010
Information is so readily available today on the internet that many buyers think they simply don't need an agent. This post by Ann O'Connell goes a long way towards educating a buyer and explaining the many things an agents will do for them, the value and benefits of using one.  So, if you're th...
08/25/2010
  For all those baby boomers coming of age and ready to downsize, here's a list of "must haves"  that the 55+ age group just can't do without.  If you're considering a move to an active adult community in or around Rockland County, New York, give me a call and I'll be happy to help you.   There a...
08/24/2010
Wee Play - Where the Weather is Always Perfect!!   This past weekend ended in a day of non stop torrential pouring rain.  Of coarse, it was the very day my daughter chose for me to bond with her children.  Ordinarily I look forward to spending time with them, but not if it meant being cooped up i...
08/23/2010
In todays realestate market where selling a home is an increasingly big challenge, here are some facts via Markita Aldrdge Woods, that a prospective buyer who is currently an owner of a home that has not yet sold, should be aware of. I currently have a client that is purchasing a home but has an...
08/23/2010
Selling a home in today's market is tougher than ever. Getting your home "show-ready" is critical to making a sale, but there's still quite a few other things that can serve as deterrants to a perspective buyer.  Here are some no-no's - advice via Greenspan and Robben -for sellers to avoid so as...
08/20/2010
This is a tragic story via Holly Kirby's blog, that I thought was worthy of a reblog in the hopes that it will serve as a wake up call to get people OFF THE PHONE while driving! We've become so addictied to instant contact whether by phone, email, texting or tweeting that we forget that the worl...
08/19/2010
In todays market, an appraisal can make or break a deal.  Here's a great post by Sheldon Neal explaining just what an appraisal is and how it effects the home buying and selling process. What is an Appraisal ?   Recently appraisals have hit the spotlight  because of the increased restrictions / ...
08/17/2010
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