Nanuet, NY Real Estate News

By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Has the Most Comprehensive Internet Exposure National Real Estate Sites Rand Realty is an industry leader in forging connections with every prominent online real estate listing site, submitting all of our listings to ensure maximum national exposure for your home. At Better Homes and Gardens RandRealty, every client's home is showcased with multiple photos and a detailed property description on the #1 real estate site, Realtor.com. Your home competes with other homes for sale in your community Since buyers will be looking at many homes online, at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty we want your home to stand out from the competition in order to help generate greater demand. Because Showcase homes are clicked on 72% more often on average, the invest...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Internet Marketing is a Key Factor in the Sale of Your Property 80% of home buyers use the internet to search for a home.* The popular misconception that many home owners (and many real estate brokers) have is that newpaper advertising is the most important approach to selling property. As the chart above clearly illustrates, internet advertising is more than three times as effective as newspaper advertising! As a result, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has put the most extensive internet advertising strategy in place to help sell your property faster and for more money than any other real estate company. *Source: The 2002-2008 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers   RandRealty.com Receives over 18,000 Visitors per Day Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty's power-ful marketing ca...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Marketing is a Key Factor in the Sale of Your Property A World Class Real Estate Broker, Right in Your Hometown. Hiring a real estate agent to find a buyer for your home is serious business and I'm sure you've given it much thought. If all that was needed to do to sell a home was to put a sign on the front lawn and enter information into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), real estate agents would have a very easy job and so would sellers. Today especially, a marketing plan and promotion strategy are critical to attracting buyers to a property and ultimately to the sale of the property.   And that's where merchandising strategies come in. Have you ever noticed displays in the retailers store windows of the products they sell? This is merchandising. Retailers spend a great deal of time ...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
There are a variety of home security options when looking to secure your house. No matter what system you pick, the end-goal should be the same: safety, security, peace of mind and an added resale feature down the road. Here are some tips about what to look for in a home security system. Safety audit Before installing a home security system, do a "safety audit" of your home and property to determine all possible points of entry including windows, doors and skylights. Do you have a thick canopy of trees or bushes on your property? Your landscaping might offer ample hiding spaces for intruders. Wireless vs. hardwire A home security system generally consists of detectors or sensors, speakers, lights and a computer or control pad that links everything together. There are two main kinds of s...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Hire A True Professional for All Your Real Estate Needs   Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers? The right agent makes all the difference in the world!  How I Am Different?. My answer can be summed up in a single word, "service". Deceptively simple, but true, delivering better services to my clients is the Difference. The desire to make your real estate experience as easy and hassle-free as I possible can. In such a competitive market, you need the expertise, success and company backing that will help you reach your ultimate goal. And you need a personality that offers courtesy, patience and the energy to help you through this pro...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Hire A True Professional for All Your Real Estate Needs Your home is probably the biggest purchase your family will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like.. As a Prudential Rand, Hudson Valley area REALTOR®, My experience and expertise can help make your home buying a less stressful process. I will treat you as I would want to be treated! here is how I will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interest:  - You will have full access to ALL homes available on the market, and my expert local knowledge of the Hudson Valley area should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.  - I will ...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
When thinking of buying or selling Real Estate, having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This means also to help you in understanding each step of the buying or selling process. This commitment level has helped me build a remarkable track record of delivering results. Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping my clients meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what's in your best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. I know how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore I will make it my responsi...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
A Better Real Estate Company A World Class Real Estate Broker, Right in Your Hometown. Twenty-five years ago, Marsha Rand opened her first real estate brokerage in the Hudson Valley dedicated her core values of integrity, service, and professionalism. From that one office, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty has grown to become the premier real estate broker in the Greater Hudson Valley, with over 20 offices and almost 1,000 agents covering Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Sullivan Counties. As the company has grown, so has Marsha's family, with her sons Greg, Matt, and Joe now running the day-to-day operations of what is one of the largest and most successful family-owned and -operated real estate brokers in the country. The region's premiere family-run...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Property Portfolio, is more useful than any other online valuation tool, because we don't just provide static, computer-generated value estimate. We provide all the support data, including sold properties, area trends, charts, and map data. We give our users the same information the professionals use to establish value. Accurate, Real Time Data: The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Property Portfolio system uses the latest information obtained directly from various MLS record-keeping systems. Each time you view your Property Portfolio, the latest data is used to formulate your reports. Complete Reporting: You will see all of the supporting data such as sold properties, area trends, charts, and maps used to create your report. Total Access: As a Property Portfolio user, you have access to ...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
You probably know how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on a financial investment as substantial and as personal as your home. What you should know about me is that. I believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of real estate. You will see that revealed in how I follow through on what I promise, as I carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way. I am fully committed to providing you with a noticeably higher level of service at all times while demonstrating knowledge, friendliness and professionalism throughout the transaction. The blending of my experience and strength of BHR Rand Realty assures you the competitive edge in today's real estate market. My pledge to you is to use all resources available to benefi...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
The popular misconception that many home owners (and many real estate brokers) have is that newpaper advertising is the most important approach to selling property. It's true, today's buyers are online.  In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors Home Buying and Home Selling Survey, 87% of all home buyers used the internet when they were searching for a home. Internet Marketing is a Key Factor in the Sale of Your Property, internet advertising is more than three times as effective as newspaper advertising! As a result, BHG Rand Realtyhas put the most extensive internet advertising strategy in place to help sell your property faster and for more money than any other real estate company. BHG Rand Realty powerful marketing campaign drives over 18,000 visitors to randrealty....
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Earth Day, April 22, is the annual U.S. celebration of the environment and a time for Americans to assess the work still needed to protect the natural gifts of our planet. Earth Day celebrates its 39th anniversary in 2009. What began in 1970 as a protest movement has evolved into a global celebration of the environment and commitment to its protection. The history of Earth Day mirrors the growth of environmental awareness over the last three decades, and the legacy of Earth Day is the certain knowledge that the environment is a universal concern. Book Titles There are many books that celebrate the earth and show you how to keep the earth clean and healthy. If you want to learn more about Earth Day, check out these books at your local library or book store: 365 Ways for You and Your Chil...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
You may have heard about this already but wanted to share with you: Fannie Mae prohibits commission reduction in short sales On February 24, 2009, Fannie Mae amended its Servicing Guide regarding real estate broker commissions and the manner in which commissions were commonly reduced in a short sale (pre-foreclosure) situation. This amendment to the Fannie Mae Servicing Guide applies to all Fannie Mae lenders after March 1, 2009. After March 1, 2009, all Fannie Mae lenders are prohibited from reducing a real estate broker's commission as long as the commission does not exceed 6 percent. The real estate broker is required to have negotiated a commission with the seller. A copy of the announcement and amendment are provided below. Any real estate broker encountering a lender requiring a ...
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By Angela Fish Chan, Licensed Real Estate Broker Owner
(Rockland County Real Estate LLC)
April 2009 Market Update (updated on April 4.09) Click here: or on the Image above for the full view of the most recent market activity.If you don't have Adobe click here.  You will need Adobe Acrobat to read the report.  It's wonderful to live in Rockland CountyIt's wonderful to visit Rockland CountyIt's wonderful to invest in Rockland County Real Estate Angela Fish Chan, Rockland Realtor Rockland County Real Estate145 Main StreetNanuet, New York 1094 ~ (845) 624-3900  
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
There is no question that in many parts of the country, houses are currently on the market longer. As a seller, this slow-down means there is more competition for a limited pool of potential buyers. Consider the following five tips to place your home on the fast track to sale: Price It Right The first 30 days are the most critical. If your home is priced too high, interested buyers may never even tour your listing. The longer the property is on the market, the fewer the prospects.\ Deciding the value of a home isn't an exact science. Yet, there is data to help you determine a fair asking price that is right on target. You may want to hire a real estate appraiser for an objective, unbiased estimate. Then consult with a real estate professional who can help you determine true market value...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
It's not surprising that two of the most popular rooms for home makeovers are the kitchen and bathroom. When potential homebuyers are searching for homes, they generally are more attracted to homes with updated kitchens and baths. These same rooms rank high in return on remodeling investment at resale, according to Remodeling Magazine's Cost-vs-Value 2008-09 Study. However, both can be pricey ventures. According to the same study, the national average for minor kitchen remodel was $21,246. A sample remodel at this cost includes replacing cabinet fronts, flooring, laminate countertops and oven and cooktop; installing mid-priced sink and faucet, adding wall cover and repainting trim. The national average for a mid-range bathroom remodel was $15,899, which included replacing fixtures, inst...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
The last step in the home buying process is what real estate professionals commonly refer to as "the closing." The closing, or settlement or close of escrow, is when all the progressive steps in buying a home from the acceptance of the offer, title search, home inspection, mortgage approval, and so on, come together in a final transaction. The documents are ready to sign, the buyer is ready to hand over the purchase price and the seller is ready to transfer title-and most importantly the keys! Usually held in an office setting, most require about an hour and may be attended by some or all of the various parties in the process: the buyer, seller, real estate sales professionals or attorney, and title-company representative. What goes on during the closing? The buyer reviews and signs loa...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Selling your home is a huge undertaking and involves more than you may have planned for. As a Prudential Rand Realty Real Estate Professional, I can help you with what works best and what doesn't work so well when selling your home. The relationship between a home seller and their Prudential Rand Realty Real Estate Professional is based on trust, shared goals and understanding. I strive to continually improve and to do this I listen and take the needs and wants into consideration. Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping my clients meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what's in your best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. I know how important it is to find your...
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By Michael Truiano
(BHG Rand Realty)
Rockland County Real Estate LLC:  February is typically a low transaction month due mostly to climate and holiday recovery.  With mortgage rates at the lowest they've been in years, lets see how this will impact upcoming months.       Nanuet Home Sales:  February 2009 Address BED BATH SQFT DOM OLP$ LIST $ Sold Price 30 AMARILLO DR 5 1.1   180 499,900 439,000 425,000 43 ARGOW PL 4 2.1 2538 20 529,000 529,000 425,000 9 ROBERT CT 4 1.1 1683 15 296,900 296,900 309,000 23 BLAUVELT RD 4 3 2800 582 769,000 549,000 Pending 74 TENNYSON DR 4 2.1 2332 16 499,000 511,000 Pending 17 FLORAL CT 5 2.1 1880 113 530,000 460,000 Pending 9 SPRUCE DR 4 3 1682 217 479,900 439,900 Pending 8 POPLAR ST 4 2.1 1558 10 410,000 410,000 Pending 54 FREEDMAN AV 4 1   157 419,900 399,000 Pending 41 OAKLAND PL 4 1.1 192...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Nanuet, NY 10954 Real Estate Prices Total Closed Sales(past 12 months) 158  -24.76%(prior period) Average Sales Price(past 12 months) $401,034  +1.22%(prior period) Median Sales Price(past 12 months) $380,000  +0.66%(prior period) Average Days on Market(past 12 months) 115  +17.35%(prior period) Community Information School Reports Community Profile Contact Your Prudential Rand Agent Nanuet, NY Recently Sold Real Estate in 10954Sale Price Displayed 2 BR | 2.1 BA $372,500 WEB: 452177 1 BR | 1.0 BA $255,000 WEB: 452462 3 BR | 3.1 BA $500,000 WEB: 458556 3 BR | 1.0 BA $320,000 WEB: 460581 1 BR | 1.0 BA $185,000 WEB: 457432 More Recently Sold Properties Nanuet, NY Pending Real Estate Transactions in 10954Latest Listing Price Displayed 4 BR | 1.0 BA $369,000 WEB: 460390 2 BR | 2.0 BA $353,0...
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