Knowledge is Power: Understanding Amortization and Mortgage Interest Rates

Have you ever calculated how an increase in mortgage interest rates actually affects your purchase in real dollars?

Purchasing an Apartment in New York City, Part 7: The Package has been Delivered, The Baby’s in the Crib, The Eagle has Landed, The Fox is in the Henhouse – Management & Board Review

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 […]

Closing the Loop on the Leap Year

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 […]

What’s Up With Down Payment?

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 […]