Westchester Real Estate News

Space Heaters Kill Sales

Space Heaters Kill Sales

Picture this: a 3300 square foot brick center hall colonial with lots of upgrades, impeccable furnishings and appointments, beautiful decor and furniture, located in a swanky suburb. When I arrived to show it to my buyers, we see a crummy space…

Happy National Idiot Day

Happy National Idiot Day

Here in New York, Today is the day that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club (or, as my late father referred to them “those idiots”) have their annual winter dunk at the beach. They actually do this crazy thing once…

Having a Safe and Secure 2009

Having a Safe and Secure 2009

I have been meaning to post on this for a while. As unpalatable as it is to say, assaults and even murders of agents who unwittingly meet the wrong person in the wrong place do occur. A female agent alone…

Why Gay Marriage is Good for Real Estate

Why Gay Marriage is Good for Real Estate

This might be a sensitive subject to some. However, I feel that my thoughts need to be expressed and our industry should be a leader and not a passive observer. I view gay marriage as an equal housing issue, and…

Will the Slow Market Save Some Marriages?

Will the Slow Market Save Some Marriages?

Those of you who have listed and sold homes of divorcing couples will attest to the frequent difficulty of those files. The NY Times has an article on how the slow market is causing the liquidation of marital real estate to…

Unseen = Unsold

Unseen = Unsold

It is 2008. The government has nationalized the banking industry. We are in a recession, and the real estate market has yet to hit bottom. And there remain sellers out there that don’t realize that if they make seeing their…