Timeline for Selling

Timeline for Selling Selling your home can be very exciting, but it can also be extremely intimidating since it can be difficult to see the big picture. Hopefully the timeline below will take some of the mystery out of the process. Speak with a real estate agent. 1 to 3 weeks As discussed in a…

Building Policies – Why They Matter

Building Policies – Why They Matter You’ve found a great apartment in a lovely building that’s in a perfect location. Awesome! But that’s not quite enough to move full steam ahead with making an offer. You need to learn more about the building’s policies, since all buildings – both co-ops and condos – have rules…

Accepted Offer! Everything’s Set, Right?

Accepted Offer! Everything’s Set, Right? Congratulations! You have an accepted offer on your property! So…everything’s all set, right? Well, not exactly… Unlike other states, an accepted offer in New York is not legally binding. This actually works to the advantage of both parties – the seller is still in a position to consider a better…

Are You Really Game for a Renovation?

Are You Really Game for a Renovation? A brand new bathroom. A modernized kitchen. New hardwood floors. Brand new lighting fixtures. As an owner, the thought of upgrading your current home and having some of the features you’ve always wanted is quite tempting – and can oftentimes be a very smart investment. And for buyers,…

Why Overpricing is a “No Go”

With home prices booming over the past year and a half, it could be really tempting as a prospective seller to go for the gold (or platinum) and ask for a higher than market price just to see what you could get. But there are several reasons why that’s not such a great idea, no…