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I often tell buyers that finding the right house is a process that can take time and that seeing 20,30,40 houses is not all that unusual.  This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal and is the story of a buyer who viewed 298 houses.  It states that several agents gave up and it is no wonder...
Way back in the early 1980's pre my Real Estate Career I was asked by an employer whether I thought a fax machine would be useful for the business we were in. I didn't quite understand what a fax machine was or how it worked, how did the paper fit into the phone line?  We got a fax machine way b...
I have just been informed that I have officially earned the SFR Certification mentioned at the end of this short video from RE/MAX International on the 2010 Home Buyer Credit, Short Sales and Foreclosures.
I don't know if any of you have been following the story of Sean Goldman but I have found it heart wrenching.  His father David out of love for his son has fought for five years to regain custody of his son and today they are reunited.  Everyone once in a while our Government does something that ...
 We have some wonderful shopping all around Westchester County, New York.  Yesterday I went to The Westchester Mall in White Plains, New York and the parking lot was packed.  I had to drive around looking for parking and while I found that annoying it was wonderful to see buyers out.  The sales ...
In 2007 I sold a house that is in the Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.  This house closed in November.  In January of 2008 a bank sent an escrow payment to the Town of Greenburgh.  Here is the problem.  The Town credited the money to the seller's name because there is a delay of ...
it is Saturday morning and the East Coast is battening down for up to 20 inches of snow on Long Island.  In Westchester County which is north of New York City they are predicting 3-6 inches but possibly more.  We shall have to wait and see but certainly travel will be a mess as the airports are a...
I have a closing in Croton-on-Hudson today, one of several in the past few months.  I lived in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for about 9 years and I know the area very well.  For buyers who want space and land, want easy access to the Hudson River Valley for skiing or hiking, want to sit by the...
 I was recently asked by a buyer what can a buyer's agent bring to the table, what is it that a buyer's agent can add to a transaction.  Lisings are on line, sales information is on line, so what is it exactly that a buyer's agent can add.  So I will tell you a little story about a buyer that I ...
So when Enrico’s, an Italian Bronx bakery, opened at the site of a bakery in Hartsdale about 18 months ago, Glauberman saw a perfect opportunity to unite his passion for both Jewish tradition and bakeries.  Westchester has long had traditional kosher bakeries, like the White Plains Bake Shoppe o...

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