Happy New Year! As I sat down to write this year’s New Year post, I was compelled to look back at what I wrote last year to sum up 2016 and kick off 2017. I decided to follow a similar format to launch into 2018 and reflect on a year which can – at least […]
Welcome to Part 7 of my ongoing blog series, “Purchasing an Apartment in New York City”. In Part 6 of the series – “The Bank” – I focused on the role your lending institution plays in the purchase process, assuming you are financing a portion of purchase. In Part 7, I will attempt to mentally prepare […]
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful, patient, kind and generous mothers out their; epecially my wife and my mommy. Eirik
Chag Sameach from Eirik Gislason and Unreal Estate.
Unfortunately, StreetEasy recently announced a change which is likely to jeopardize their relationship with their users (buyers and brokers alike).
On Saturday, April 1st at 2PM Eirik Gislason of Halstead Property and Unreal Estate will host the NYC Residential Homebuyer Q & A in his Union Square office at 831 Broadway. This complimentary round table event is invaluable and suitable for buyers of all stripes and experience levels. Whether you are a first time homebuyer in need of a strategy to successfully close on a primary residence, or a seasoned purchaser looking for a pied-a-terre or your next investment property, Eirik will address your questions and offer sound, expert advice.
Assuming you are financing a portion of your purchase, the bank will play an important role in the success and timing of the overall process. Therefore, it is important to have some insight into the role your mortgage professional and the bank play, and the behind the scenes process of obtaining a loan.
2016 has been an incredible year of change, discovery, focus, creativity, balance, community, family and success. I am so incredibly thankful to my wife, family, friends, clients and colleagues for cheering me on before, during and after my decision to leap, and for continuing to support me throughout the past year as I rebuilt my […]
I am often asked by buyers, “Why does the seller care about my down payment amount? As long as I am satisfying the building’s down payment requirement, and the bank has approved the loan, aren’t they getting their money at the closing table whether I ‘put down’ 20%, 50% or 100%?” It is a very reasonable […]