Have you ever calculated how an increase in mortgage interest rates actually affects your purchase in real dollars?
I have lived in ground floor apartments in NYC for the last fourteen years. In fact, we recently purchased another apartment on the – wait for it – yes, the first floor. We move in later this month, which means we are committed to first floor living for the foreseeable future – and we love […]
Time for a little holiday levity! I think the following picture* sums it up pretty well. To all of my buyers, sellers, appraisers and tax assessors, a very Happy Holidays! YOUR HOME AS SEEN BY… *credit to @LOFMath for the original image and post
The 2020 Fiscal Year Budget has been adopted and includes significant changes to state Transfer Taxes and the Mansion Tax. So, what is the impact on buyer and sellers in NYC?
Welcome to Part 8 of my ongoing blog series, “Purchasing an Apartment in New York City”. In Part 7 of the series, “The Package Has Been Delivered, The Baby’s in the Crib…” – I prepared you physically and mentally for the several weeks of loss of control and communication while you waited for the waiver of […]
I am often asked by clients about “good faith deposits” and whether they should be skeptical about providing a deposit when submitting an application for an apartment. The answer is, it depends. If the deposit is going to the landlord, that is likely above board. However, if the deposit is being paid to the broker, your skepticism is well founded and you should be prepared to ask MANY questions. I will prepare you for both scenarios…
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 […]
Unfortunately, StreetEasy recently announced a change which is likely to jeopardize their relationship with their users (buyers and brokers alike).
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 […]