Understanding Millennial Buyers and Renters

Millennials—individuals born in 1980s to early 1990s, and currently in their 20s to mid-30s—have the potential to change the real estate industry as they enter the housing market.

Current Market Conditions: August 2014

In August 2014, as compared to August 2013, Average Sales Price* continued to rise across the Northeast. Prices rose 2.8% in Connecticut, 6.4% in Massachusetts (7.2% on Cape Cod, alone), 6.0% in Westchester County, New York, 6.3% in Rhode Island and 6.4% in New Hampshire. Additionally, the state of Vermont saw a 7.5% increase in New Listings, year-over-year, while Maine saw a 23% increase in Unit Sales.

September is Mold Awareness Month

September is officially Mold Awareness Month, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA states that mold creates “toxins that cause asthma, respiratory infections and chronic sinus problems.”

Football Season: Where Do You Watch?

Tonight is the first Monday Night Football game of the season, which can only mean one thing: football is officially back!

Facebook Advertising for Beginners

Facebook is a powerful tool for business and, within that, for real estate. With more than a billion monthly users, who log on an average of five times per day, there’s a huge audience available to those who know how to utilize Facebook to promote their business.

Need to Know: September 2014

Social media is constantly changing. We know that it can be hard to keep up, so each month we’re going to provide you with a quick round-up of the latest news in the space. We stay on top of all the changes so you don’t have to.

William Raveis Takes on the #IceBucketChallenge

Have you seen people on Facebook posting videos of themselves dumping buckets of ice water on their heads? Are you wondering what’s wrong with everyone?  No, it’s not just because they’re looking for a new way to cool down. It’s actually in support of ALS awareness.

Agent Blog Roundup: August 2014

At William Raveis, we’re lucky to have agents who are extremely savvy with their online branding and marketing. Many of our agents have their own blogs, which they use as a way to publish content to connect with past clients and future prospects. Our agents are spread out across the Northeast, meaning that each blog is completely unique to their local market area. Keep reading to see what our agents are blogging about this month!

Buying a Home in New York City

Buying a home in New York City typically involves the purchase of either a cooperative or a condominium. When you’ve found that perfect home, what are the steps you need to take to make sure the process goes smoothly? With any luck you’re already working with a qualified, experienced broker who can help you navigate the process, but it’s still important to be informed and ready for the process.

Raveis Wellness Challenge: A Walk to Lake Placid, NY

In June, William Raveis Headquarters set out on a challenge—to trek across the Northeast  before the end of 2014. Okay, so it isn’t a literal trek, but, it is focused on getting our employees out and above, walking and moving on a regular basis.

Current Market Conditions: July 2014

In July 2014, as compared to July 2013, Average Sales Price* continued to rise across the Northeast. Prices rose 3.2% in Connecticut, 6.7% in Massachusetts (5.1% on Cape Cod, alone), 6.9% in Westchester County, New York, 8.5% in Rhode Island and 7.1% in New Hampshire. Additionally, Unit Sales saw a slight bump in Vermont, with sales increasing 0.2% year-over-year.

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