Tables Have Turned On Home Sellers Who Now Face A Supply Surge And Price Cut Volume Greater Than 2009!

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The residential real estate mantra for the past couple of years has been that rising home prices have, in large part, been based on a better economy but more importantly from a lack of supply of homes for sale! And invoking the law of supply and demand, as any first-year economics major will explain, says […]

Game of Homes And New York City Affordable Housing!

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Over the summer New York City passed a law that focuses increased attention on protecting tenants in buildings that include a large percentage of rent-regulated apartments! Specifically when that building changes hands at an inflated price, suggesting that an endgame of the new buyer might be to get these tenants to move out! In New York […]

Remembering 9/11 And Those Who Came After! (Video)

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(Article originally appeared at LinkedIn here) Many of us have a great deal to be thankful for but, often, human nature pushes us to look instead at what we feel may be lacking in our lives! Today we remember the tragic events of 9/11/2001 as we honor those that perished either as innocents who merely […]

10-Years Beyond The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy: Seven Points To Ponder!

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Do you remember where you were on September 15, 2008, the day that Lehman failed unleashing the unintended consequences of a global financial crisis that began to foment and then snowball? Consequential events may not always appear to be so, and as Lehman Brothers was allowed to go under most of us may not have initially […]

What’s Going On In The Minds Of Homebuyers? (Survey)

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Is it a buyers market or sellers real estate market? Have mortgage rates topped out or will they be going higher in the future? The economy is moving full steam ahead or will it slow down in the near future? These questions and more swirl around the real estate market, entering the minds of potential […]

Financial Crisis 10-Year Anniversary: What Went Wrong And Can It Happen Again?

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Ah, memories! Some good, some bad and some terrifying! In this case, 10-years after the global financial markets came close to collapse, the word terrifying would seem to be a good fit! But what went wrong in 2008 and is it possible the same could happen again? To my mind, one word seems to describe the environment […]

The U.S. Title Insurance Industry: The Only Thing Uniform Is A Lack Of Uniformity!

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Related Articles: Buying Real Estate In New York State? Does The Title Insurance Underwriter Being Used Actually Matter? New York State Real Estate Attorneys And Mortgage Originators…Do You Have A VIABLE Title Insurance Plan B? New York Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples! Followers of the real estate industry around the United States, the title […]

Simply Down Or Crushed: A Tale Of Two Westchester County, New York Real Estate Markets!

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Earlier in the summer a post-Trump tax cut death knell was rung for the Westchester County residential real estate market, in articles that claimed home sales had plunged year over year approximately 18%! July 12, 2018 in Bloomberg: Westchester Home Sales Plunge After Trump’s Tax Overhaul ‘The nation’s new tax law is scaring would-be homebuyers from […]

Why Is The 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Still Sub-3%?

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The two-pronged Federal Reserve mandate is to control inflation within a pre-determined range and maximize U.S. employment! And from all observations the economy is fulfilling both with the unemployment rate reported July 2018 at 3.9% and the July CPI rising .2% with an annual increase in the core rate of 2.4%. If the economy is […]