Category Archives: Real Estate

10 Reasons to Buy in Westchester County NY

Owning a home in westchester county has been a part of the American Dream for decades. If you are still unsure, however, whether or not homeownership is the move for you, be sure to read these ten reasons to buy. 1. Low Interest Rates. It’s true! Interest rates are currently at historical lows. This means…






Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Hire an Agent in Wesrtchester County

“It’s critical that you make the right decision about who will handle what is probably the single largest financial investment you will ever make.” Not all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home in westchester county, you need some good…






9 Steps to a Quick Sale for Your Westchester County NY Home

The 9 Step System To Get Your Westchester Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar The Real Estate Market Has Changed . . . “Buyers are far more discriminating, and a large percentage of the homes listed for sale don’t sell the first time. It’s more critical than ever to learn what you need to…






Obama Cracks Down On Loan Mods!!!!






Want to Refinance? Heed These 10 Appraisal Tips

Refinancing in today’s credit-crunched market can be challenging at best. A successful refinance all begins with the appraisal, used to set the maximum amount you’re allowed to borrow against your home. The problem is, in today’s market, sinking home values are often lowering appraisals as well. If you are considering refinancing your home, heeding these…






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7 Tips for Westchester County First-Time Home Buyers

A year after the financial collapse of 2008, the housing market is very different than it was before the foreclosure crisis.   Here are seven bits of wisdom from economists and financial planners for anyone contemplating a home purchase today: * Old-fashioned basics are more important than ever. The safest way to purchase a home…






Option Arms Set to Reset in Westchester County NY

Payment option adjustable rate mortgages are about to go through major resets, sending federal and state regulators scurrying to withstand a new wave of defaults and foreclosures. The impending changes were a major topic of conversation when the state magistrates met with Obama administration officials to discuss strategies for combating mortgage fraud. “Payment option ARMs…






Pending Home Sales Increase For Sixth Month in a Row|Westchester Follows Path

The market for existing homes continued to surge in July, pushing the National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index up 3.2% compared to the previous month to a reading of 97.6. On an annual basis, that represents a 12% jump for the forward-looking indicator, which is based on the number of sales contracts signed…






NY Home Sales Increase.Westchester Jumps Too!!!

NY housing market extends monthly growth trend with nearly 12-percent gain in July The New York State housing market posted its fifth consecutive monthly sales increase in July, according to preliminary existing single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price jumped nearly 10 percent compared to…






Home Sales Jump Up in Westchester County

The Commerce Department reported new home sales jumped 9.6% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 from an upwardly revised rate of 395,000 in June. July’s sales pace was the highest since September 2008. Economists had expected a sales pace of 390,000 units. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index…






Moving Done Right into Your Westchester Home

Moving Done Right into Your Westchester County NY Home. ________________________________________ With more than 40 million Americans moving each year, the Department of Transportation (DOT), which oversees the moving industry, receives up to 4,000 complaints each year. Most of these complaints stem from damaged goods and overcharging. If you have clients planning a move, here are…






Fewer Westchester Jobs Cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. unemployment rate fell in July for the first time in 15 months as employers cut far fewer jobs than expected, giving the clearest indication yet that the economy was turning around from a deep recession. U.S. employers shed 247,000 jobs in July, the Labour Department said on Friday, the least…






The $8,000 Westchester First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit – A Great Tool for Westchester First Time Buyers

This Article has some useful information for you regarding the $8,000 tax Credit available to you as a first time buyer.  Read More…. The recently enacted first-time homebuyer tax credit is making a big splash with Realtors® across the country. Traffic and interest have increased as the word has spread to potential home buyers. While…