10 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes Are you trying to sell your home?  If your goal is to sell it quickly and for the best price, don't fall into the rut of thinking that your home is the exception to the rule and that a buyer will come along and fall in love with the house, dispite any of its imperf...
Just a friendly reminder via Joan Cox that come January 26, the cost of mailing a letter will be going up by 3 cents.  The cost of mailing a postcard goes up too, from $.33 to $.34.  It's a great time to stock up on forever stamps and for those of you that have a stock of postcards around - to in...
Safety is high on every buyers list.  Is the neighborhood they're contemplating making a purchase in a "safe" one.  Since every buyer has a different idea of what safety means to them, let them check out the neighborhood for themselves.  Greg Nino does a great job pointing out several things to l...
A vacant home is not an invitation to just come on in.  Often homes that appear to be vacant, really aren't and even vacant homes aren't always vacant. A friend or family member might be staying there temporarily, there may be workers present, the floors may have been newly waxed and refinished o...
  Who doesn't love cuddling up in front of a fire on those cold chilly nights, no matter  where you live or call home.  But, to ensure that it's a safe experience as well as an enjoyable one, here are some tips from Kerry Lucasse on how to keep that fireplace up to snuff. Is your fireplace up to ...
Every couple in love has problems visualizing a time that they won't "be together" and discussing "what if" scenarios is not something they're keen on doing. But, if they're thinking of buying a home together, Ed Silva does a great job pointing out some of the possible pitfalls.  Unwed partners m...
If you're looking to sell your home for a great price, then do your best to show off your home in the best possible light.  Buyers are trying to find ways to justify their low offers and will use the homes condition and need of improvement to negotiate the price down.  Sharon Tara does a great jo...
It's Time for a Change - Fall Back November 3, 2013     REMEMBER ...   to set your clocks BACK one hour at 2:00 AM on   Sunday, November 3, 2013   Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!   And remember, your Time is valuable to me!   As your neighborhood realtor I can help with all of your real estate nee...
Piermont Bike Festival If you're like me and  hate working out in the gym but are still ever conscious of the need to stay in good physical shape, walking and bike riding are great alternatives.  Rockland County is sponsoring a day-long celebration of "all things bicycling" in Piermont this Sund...
In order to qualify for many of today's mortgage products a buyer would need to have enough funds to cover down payment, closing costs ( this includes lender fees, attorney fees etc) and in many caese, asset reserves.  What exacgtly are asset reserves and how much in reserves are you required to ...

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