Thursday, April 15, 2021

Real Estate

Should You Buy or Sell a Home in 2021?

(StatePoint) While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large, analysts expect the housing market to remain strong and stable in the coming year.

“Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, the housing market performed


Aging in Place

Sixteen years ago I got a call from my parents informing me of their intentions to sell their home on Ave I and East 22nd in Flatbush and move into an apartment on Ocean Parkway. They were in their low 80s and walking up and down the stairs of their colonial was proving too much for them. They were ready for one floor


GridRewards™ Honored as ‘Energy Efficiency Product of the Year’ by Consumer Technology Association® (CTA) at All-Virtual CES®

(Courtesy of Logical Buildings) GridRewards™, developed by AI technology solutions leader Logical Buildings, has received a coveted Mark of Excellence Award for “Energy Efficiency Product of the Year 2021” from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®), the country’s premier trade association


Spring Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

(StatePoint) As the weather warms, there are a few maintenance tasks every homeowner should consider completing. Use this checklist as your guide:

Outdoor Upkeep

  • Wash window exteriors for a better view.
  • Clean gutters and

Tips to Get Your Garage Organized – And Keep It That Way

(StatePoint) Is your garage in disarray? While you dream of a perfectly organized workbench or garage, your reality probably looks more like a sea of random toys, boxes and exercise equipment.

Every do-it-yourselfer knows a clean, organized garage is the key to efficient project planning and repairs around the home. As we head into warmer


This, Too, Is for the Very Best

I seriously debated writing this article because it’s not something you would typically hear from a business professional. From a young age, most of us are taught the importance of working hard, making money, and hustling as much as we can to be prosperous. Don’t get me wrong, I do work hard and try to be successful at everything I do.


My ‘Fairytale’ Sale

From my first deal 31 years ago until the contract I signed this past Thursday, every transaction I’ve been lucky to be a part of resides in its own fantasy storybook world. The houses, the people, the lawyers and of course the “in-laws” are characters in the story, and each one of these deals, as they say about our very


Con Edison Customers Earn Cash Rewards, Reduce Monthly Utility Bills and Lower Carbon Footprint in New GridRewards™ Program

(Courtesy of Logical Buildings) GridRewards™, a groundbreaking program and accompanying free, mobile app that pays users up to 20% of their annual energy bills for reducing usage at peak demand hours, is now available in all areas with Con Edison as the utility provider. In addition, through leveraging Con Edison’s smart meter


Unmasking the Challenges of Getting A Mortgage in This Market

Things are good, real good. Right? Just ask the market-makers. Home values and market appreciation are at record highs. Mortgage rates, while beginning to shift direction, are still at unparalleled lows. Inventory – meaning homes that are available for sale in the market are at depressed levels, pushing houses off the market at record


This Year’s Trend: Local, Small Office Commuting

(Courtesy of www.80westcentury.com) Working from home may be adequate for some businesses but it is not a one-size fits all approach. As people are taking safety precautions and getting vaccines, many offices are reopening with a hybrid model. Efficiency and productivity in an


Put the Community Up for Sale!?!

On the lighter side of this business, I received the following phone call one Adar: “Nechama, can you put a V&N sign on my brother’s house? I want to see his face in the morning when he comes out for Megilla and finds his home on the market.” I have generally resisted these requests, although I could certainly see the


Phenomena of Change in Real Estate and Beyond

In my last article before the presidential elections, I focused on relationship building within the world of real estate and beyond. The concept of augmenting the very foundation of relationships has proven to be the underlying motivator in consummating a transaction to be successful with both short- and long-term lasting