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Mortgage rates have been holding steady and are astoundingly low. And while most qualified buyers ARE able to get a mortgage, banks have certainly tightened their lending guidelines. When buying a home, keeping your credit rating intact and your financial situation as it was when you were approve...
07/17/2014
Often, I get calls from homeowners who want to know about how much their home would sell for in today’s market. There are several factors to consider when determining market value: current market conditions, homes that have recently sold or are under contract, homes currently for sale and homes t...
07/17/2014
Nyack Boat Club’s three hundred foot pier with docks and hook ups for power and water. Out my window, just beyond the snow-capped trees, is the picturesque Hudson Riverwith a thick blanket of clouds covering the icy gray water. On days like this, my mind can’t help but wander to thoughts of warm...
03/06/2014
I was talking to a client about what he liked about living in the river villages. He said he ran along the trail, had coffee, went swimming, took his kids to the library and met friends for a nice dinner – all without ever getting in his car. Another client said that since moving here she spends ...
03/06/2014
I am constantly evaluating how buyers search for homes and how they found the home they ultimately bought. The National Association of Realtors® released its 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – a comprehensive survey evaluating demographics, preferences and experiences of recent home buyers...
02/05/2014
A rare opportunity to own a home with everything you’ve dreamed of but didn’t expect to find in this price range.55 Schreiber Street in Tappan, NY is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood with an easy commute to just about everywhere. Walk to catch the bus to Manhattan or take the Palisades P...
01/22/2014
What’s in store for the real estate market for 2014? Home prices in our area are starting to stabilize and we are seeing a significant increase in the number of sales. I expect we will start to see a slow but steady increase in prices but are likely still several years away from the prices we saw...
01/03/2014
As snow-shoveling season approaches, many people start to think about the benefits of condo living. In the River Villages we have condos, townhomes and co-ops to suit just about everyone – from first-time buyers looking for an affordable way to enter the real estate market to empty nesters lookin...
11/07/2013
We have seen many changes in our real estate market this year. Three big issues affecting our market are interest rates, consumer confidence and bank lending guidelines. Interest rates have increased more than one percent over last year’s lows of just under 3.5%. While some have predicted that ri...
10/07/2013
The Nyack Villager is back from a much-needed summer hiatus. As such, this month’s article will simply highlight sales that occurred May-July and an overview of current market conditions. They Got What?! will resume its regular format in October. I hope you all had a great summer! With that, here...
09/04/2013
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