Monthly Archives: November 2010

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An Ode to Turkey

As we gather around the table for Thanksgiving this year, let’s not forget the most important part of this American tradition….turkey!   Think about all the frenzy (and sometimes insanity) this unassuming creature inspires in us during the holidays– enduring endless lines to buy the brand we believe is best, careful thought on what dishes would suitably accompany its taste, arranging a meticulous dinner table at your fabulous party, inviting in-laws (insanity?  Just kidding.) and, of course, testing the limits of your sink and dishwasher. Continue reading

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Newly-Built Homes Have Changed in Predictable and Some Not So Expected Ways

New housing starts in 2009 reveal both predictable and unexpected trends when compared to similar data regarding single family home size, pricing and amenities since 2005, according to a recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Continue reading

November 18, 2010

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Foreclosure Mayhem in NY and Everywhere

In today’s economic climate, you cannot help but hear about the breakdown in the foreclosure process on a local and national level.

Many National Title Insurers have advised agents that they cannot insure any property coming out of a foreclosure.  Others have taken a more tempered approach and are reviewing each foreclosure to be insured on a case-by-case basis. Continue reading

November 11, 2010

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The ‘Story’ of a Photograph

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.   It’s the best chance to make a great first impression.  In real estate, one photograph can equate to hundreds of thousands of dollars… Continue reading

November 4, 2010