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Trump’s Presidency Will Spell Doom For Long Island Real Estate!

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This is an example of a powerful and attention grabbing headline but, in reality, how much of what we hear and read is merely hype and hyperbole potentially devoid of fact? The truth is that we will not know the impact, if any, that Donald Trump will have on real estate and the economy until he’s in […]

Real Estate Links: Housing, Subprime, Luxury Travel, Appraisal Discrepancies And More!

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Summary: Did you know about… The state of the housing market post-financial crisis, subprime lending making a comeback, the Top 10 luxury hotel suites from around the world or why the opinions of real estate appraisers seem so often to vary widely from the opinion of value that’s in the mind of the property owner. This […]

10 Important Articles Ranging From Real Estate To Mortgages To Stocks To China To College…

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The links below are to articles at news sources that include traditional as well as new media covering issues ranging from China to real estate to a college education! In reality, however, in one way or another all of these issues are inextricably intertwined. Disappointing Earnings From A High-end Real Estate Focused Retailer! Is This Anecdotal Evidence Of […]

Debt? It’s Good To Be A Country!

In an investment some debt or leverage can be good but, at some point, it can become all-consuming and impossible to repay! Think about what happened to homeowners who had a variable-rate mortgage, also known as debt or leverage, when mortgage rates began to rise and the value of the asset fell. If their income stayed […]

Why Is A New Lender’s Title Insurance Policy Required For A Mortgage Refinance?

Is a new lender’s title insurance policy for a mortgage refinance just a way for the industry to make more money? For some who are currently refinancing or who have refinanced a mortgage in the past, this is the exact question that many will ask! After all lender’s title insurance was purchased when they originally bought their property […]

Net Worth Comparison: Owners vs Renters!

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It’s often stated that for many Americans a majority of their net worth is in the equity that has have grown in their primary residence! While of course that component of wealth took a major hit from the 2008 financial crisis slowly, along with rising home values, some portion of that wealth has come back. Recently […]

Gone Fishing? 10 Tips For Vacation-Proofing Your Home!

It’s vacation season and that means before you leave your house, take some steps to keep it safe and secure while you’re away! When it comes to home security there are the typical things homeowners will do such as stopping the mail and newspapers, along with 21st century things like the avoidance of advertising that you will […]

Tips For Finding The Right General Contractor To Renovate Your Home!

Real estate brokers often bring clients to a home in need of significant work and try to help them visualize a finished product after renovation! But, typically there will be a huge leap and a great deal of work between imagining what a home will look like and then seeing the project through to its eventual end. This process of […]

Ice dams and what to do about them!

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If you live anywhere in the northeast these days chances are, when you look-up at your gutters, all that you see is a block of ice hanging off of it! For those reading this who may have been looking for a name to put with the visual, these are ice dams and most of the […]

Using St. Joseph to sell your home!

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If you have ever looked to a ‘higher power’ for help in accomplishing some task and you are now having a difficult time selling your home, St. Joseph may be able to help!  The question is whether doing what is suggested below will guarantee a successful sale of a property? Some believe that it absolutely will […]