Yuck it Up, Foreclosure Lawyers. Yuck it Up.

New York State has something known as settlement conferences for homeowners facing foreclosure. It is a good law. Distressed borrowers can go to the courthouse and meet with lawyers of their lender face to face in front of a judge…

On ARG’s Announcement to Pull Their Listings from Syndication

Inman news is reporting a Youtube announcement from ARG (Abbott Realty Group) that they are not  permitting their listings to be viewed on 3rd party syndicators such as Zillow, Trulia and even Realtor.com. The link is already behind Inman‘s paywall…

How the “Buyer’s Market” Mentality is Hurting Buyers

I have written before on what a buyer’s market is and what a buyer’s market isn’t. Westchester County and our surroundings are a sought after destination; even if a home has been on the market for a year, once the…

What is it About Real Estate Agents and Dogs?

This is one of those topics I have been meaning to write about for a dog’s age (sorry) and I finally have the time and inspiration to do just that. It is my view that an inordinate percentage of real…

Obama Housing Fix: Live in Your Car

I’m seldom political-I’m a capitalist, not a ideologue- and while I like President Obama, I have to say that I am incredibly disappointed by the State of the Union speech this evening for one good reason: he barely touched on…

Why We Remain an Independent Brokerage

Let me preface my words clearly that I have no beef with franchises and treasure my many colleagues at other firms, large, small, independent and corporate. Everyone should hitch their trailer to the train that they feel best about.  My…