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2008 

When I put a new property on the market now  it is quite different from when I put a property on the market in the past.  Now the thinking is to put the property on as many different sites as possible because buyers are clicking from site to site and you want to pick them up as they click.  In t...
04/29/2008
Spacious and Very Sunny 1 Bedroom Co-op in YonkersLocation: Yonkers, New YorkLarge, living room with dining room L, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 5 closets with 2 walk in's, quiet facing the back of the building, assigned parking, laundry on Main Floor, walk to Supermarket, Express Bus to the City, Swimming...
04/28/2008
Supersized, sunny 1 bedroom, 1 bath with 5 closets of which two are walk in.  Parking is assigned, laundry is on the first level, you can walk to loads of shopping, Express Bus to New York City, pool and playground on premises.  Freshly painted and beautiful hardwood floors.  No Pets are allowed....
04/26/2008
Westchester County has until now managed to withstand the current decline in sales.  Until Now.  Yesterday the Westchester Multiple Listing Service issued it's 1st Quarter 2008 market report.  The number of single family homes is down 30% for the period.  Some snippets:    To read the entire repo...
04/24/2008
 I view staging as part of the marketing of a home, one piece of the puzzle.  Price, brochures, pictures on the internet are all parts of the marketing.  When going on listing presentations if a home would benefit from staging I will discuss it with a seller.  I explain that staging can help maxi...
04/18/2008
Two days ago I received a call from a buyer.  Let's call her Betty.  Betty has been going with a broker to look at properties. Betty walked into a property that she loved and made an offer.  Her broker presented the offer, let's call her Broker, Janet.  Janet presented the offer.  Janet then gets...
04/16/2008
Last weekend in Westchester County, New York there was a horrific accident where a home was struck by lightening.  According to the news reports the roof of the home was struck, the fire lingered in the attic for two hours and then the ceiling collapsed.  If there were fire alarms in the home the...
04/15/2008
A new twist on Google's "Street View" feature.  This couple is suing Google because they have a "Private Road" sign when you enter their property which Google ignored and the pictures showed a pool and two garages which were not on the property card."A western Pennsylvania couple has sued Google ...
04/12/2008
Here's a nifty tool to see by zip code and/or community  a Dynamic Map of Nonprime Mortgage Conditions in the United States from the Federal Reserve, check it  out or here.  The snapshot above is a list of the information available.  You can figure out where your particular area is headed from th...
04/11/2008
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 I had this experience this week.  A property came on the market,  priced right, staged, in the right community. Multiple good offers.Although official numbers are not yet tallied for the first quarter of 2008, the slowness in the market that began to take hold last year "is really here in Westch...
04/11/2008
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