Westchester Real Estate News

My Proposal for an Economic Stimulus

My Proposal for an Economic Stimulus

I have an idea for Uncle Sam to pursue in stimulating the economy. I feel that this idea has not been tried by any administration in the 232-year history of our republic. This policy should be embraced in a bi-partisan manner…

Why do You Work so Hard?

Why do You Work so Hard?

When our company was based out of our home, someone told me that they could never work from home because they didn’t have the discipline. “You don’t need discipline to work from home,” I replied, “you need bills.” With 4…

Real Estate is a Business

Real Estate is a Business

This is a rather strong opinion and I welcome an opposing point of view, but I can’t see losing the argument. First, a question: Would you choose a surgeon because he has a yellow Labrador? No? Why not? Would you…

It will be a Merry Christmas

It will be a Merry Christmas

Two closings scheduled this week. How tough is the market? The one Thursday is a co op purchase that we have been working on since the Summer. It should have closed last month but problems arose between the lender and…

Living Beyond Our Means

Living Beyond Our Means

Perhaps I am a little jaded by the large number of short sales I am doing, but is anyone living within their means? I run into too many people who put granite counter tops ahead of saving for retirement, or…

Two Magic Words

Two Magic Words

There are two magic words every consumer should know when considering a real estate agent and I almost never hear them. The two words form a question rarely if ever asked; in 2008 only one client of mine (I have 40+…