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Real estate data can be very misleading! When you hear that house prices are up or down, what is that compared to? Is it compared to last month, six months ago, a year ago, two years ago, when the market was at it's peak! The same is true with housing starts figures, home sales, etc. The best way...
09/11/2009
Mortgage rates are still  close to their historic lows! People with decent credit and 20% down can finally qualify again! First time buyers have until November 30th to close on a house, to still get the $8,000 tax credit! Prices have come down significantly, and their are plenty of choices!   So ...
09/09/2009
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Have we reached the bottom of the real estate price level? No one knows for sure, but most experts have predi cted that the tumble is mostly over, and with mortgage rates low (and much more likely to rise than fall in the near future), there may not be a better time to buy! Most buyers should con...
06/23/2009
The combination of lowered house prices, historic lower interest rates, and overall economic conditions, makes this real estate market ideal for the quality buyer with good credit, and money for a downpayment. The new homeowners incentive, where new homebuyers receive an $8,000 tax credit, makes ...
03/10/2009
If someone purchased a house in the last couple of years, put a lot of money into it, and want to sell today at a much higher price, this market will probably disappoint. But only if you are also not buying something else to live in. Because the losses on the sale will be made up for by the lower...
02/05/2009
If you are in the market for a house, and you have good credit, the time has NEVER been better! Mortgage rates are still near their low, but indications are that they will probably begin edging upward in the forseeable future! Prices have dropped in almost all marketplaces, and most would describ...
07/31/2008
Who knows? Thus far in 2008, one third fewer houses have been sold in this area than in the same period in 2007. Prices are down in this area of Long Island, although not nearly as much as in other regions of the country. Mortgage rates have held relatively steady, although it is far more difficu...
07/01/2008
Today's real estate market deserves agents that provide their customers and clients with all services available today, including complete utilization of technology, internet saavy, Energy Star expertise, green aspects, etc. Customers and clients should be easily able to reach their agent. With to...
06/28/2008
It is obvious that there is a need to green our residential and commercial properties. Carbon and CO2 emissions, oil and gas prices, and global warming ALL REQUIRE ACTION! Unfortunately, some greening ideas, that if implemented would save both monies and vital natural resources, are somewhat cost...
06/05/2008
Now MORE than ever, buyers are looking for GREEN features. With forecasts of record energy prices for Winter 08-09, things such as solar, passive solar, window features, Energy Star, efficiencies, insulation, and GREEN products are becoming more and more in buyers consciousness! It is time that G...
05/29/2008
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