Much speculation has been made on the direction in which the real estate market is heading, and whether or not this is a good time to buy given current market uncertainties. “Are we heading for a recession?” is a commonly asked question among skiddish buyers. Here’s the thing, we already are in a recession. The... Continue Reading →
Presenting 51 Galloway Lane, Valhalla, NY
In this period of social distancing amid a global pandemic, it stands to reason that real estate, among other businesses cannot proceed as usual. Showings are increasingly of the virtual nature. In the spirit of this new age of real estate, I am pleased to present a spectacular, unique home that I had the privilege... Continue Reading →
The Real Estate Diva’s Top 10 Rules of Short Sales
If real estate were a three-ring circus – and let's face it, most of the time it is – short sales would be the main attraction. And what is a short sale? That is a question that I get asked often by buyers who see the bold “SHORT SALE” words in all caps in the... Continue Reading →
Think Your Property Taxes Will Go Up? Here’s What You Need to Know
This week we will be exploring the intricate and ever evolving multi-verse of property taxation. I have included a brief 12 minute video tutorial, in which I will walk you through the process of calculating property taxes for yourself, the method used to do it, and the websites needed to access the data. I will also show you how to translate that oft confusing assessment into the full market value per the town.
How to Calculate Seller Net Proceeds
The biggest question sellers will have is how much they will net in their sale after all fees are paid out. So let's get right down to it and break down seller closing costs.