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Real Estate Sales Representative - Ditmas Estates LLC
Real Estate, happenings in Ditmas Park Brooklyn, NY and the occasional review

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2008 

Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience.  It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such.  Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are: Paying too much Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home When you have a systematic plan be...
12/25/2008
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Of course a basement waterfall and grotto is a practical and useful addition to any home.  That's pretty much the only thing standing between you and the playboy lifestyle you've always dreamed about, right?  But who's going to clean it? It's easy to fall in love with certain features of a home,...
12/25/2008
Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture.  Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference. As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you...
12/25/2008
With interest rates low, many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. While simple rental cost vs. mortgage cost comparisons can be very attractive, buying a home is a serious commitment, and there are many factors to consider: How long you plan to live in the home.Se...
12/25/2008
Fushimi 9316 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY   An upscale dinner that had existed on this site died, but this did not deter the owners of Fushimi. Fushimi is an upscale Asian Fusion restaurant and lounge decorated in the style of a hip Japanese disco with a branch in Staten Island. There is a Sushi Ba...
12/23/2008
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The importance of having the right allies in the selling process cannot be overstated.  Having an expert on your side, not only to assist you in making decisions and getting your home marketed, but also simply in terms of having an advocate in the process, is the single most important step you ca...
12/19/2008
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  When you're selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you'll receive. That's why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced Realtor®. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors, including: Market condit...
12/19/2008
Mistake #1 - Incorrect PricingEvery seller naturally wants to get the most money for his or her product. The most common mistake that causes sellers to get less than they hope for, however, is listing too high.  Listings reach the greatest proportion of potential buyers shortly after they reach t...
12/19/2008
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An a...
12/19/2008
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Red Bamboo Restaurant 271 Adelphi Street Brooklyn, NY   At one time vegetarian restaurants that served mock meat dishes were a place to recommend only to your worst enemy. I am a CARNIVOIRE and unashamedly so. So, I went to the Red Bamboo, only under duress or threat of familial rendition. I was ...
12/14/2008
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