Westchester Real Estate News

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…

Why We Need More Short Sales

Why We Need More Short Sales

Not long ago, the following was written: “you should be strongly advocating foreclosures – not mitigation or refinance – in your marketplace.” They stated that foreclosures would restore confidence in the market. I beg to differ. With rare exception, foreclosures hurt everyone…

2 Goals and 5 Resolutions for 2009

2 Goals and 5 Resolutions for 2009

My 2 goals are simple: Make more money; Work less. 2008 was a difficult year for me compared to 2007, and I got caught up in a pattern of putting out fires and working more reactively than executing a plan.…

Earth To Illinois: Why is Blagojevich Still Governor?

Earth To Illinois: Why is Blagojevich Still Governor?

Those of us who live in the NY Metropolitan area (otherwise called the Tri-State area) know all about scandals involving our state governors. Since 2002, all three governors of NY, NJ and CT have resigned amidst scandal. And their offenses…

A Call to Consolidate New York MLS Systems NOW

A Call to Consolidate New York MLS Systems NOW

My company is 30 minutes or less from the Bronx, Dutchess County, and Rockland County. I belong to the Westchester-Putnam MLS. I sell in other counties, though, and guess what? I belong to half a dozen other MLS systems to…