Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Bill Raveis Talks About the Importance of Local Market Data

William Raveis Chairman & CEO, Bill Raveis, takes a few minutes to talk about the importance of assessing local housing markets rather than national indexes when looking for a home.  For more information on this topic, check out this recent post.

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Rising Energy Costs a Compelling Reason to Buy New

Energy efficiency in the home is a top priority for nearly every homeowner these days. While it can be very expensive to retrofit existing homes with energy enhancements such as high performance windows, better insulation or more efficient heating and cooling systems, energy enhancements like these aren’t nearly as costly when done during construction.

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July 29, 2011

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What’s a Home Worth? Depends Who You Ask

Every month I sit down and try to put together an interesting and educational picture of the Greenwich, CT real estate market.  I look over the monthly data, read articles, review blogs (even those of other realtors), search the web and recall what I have been seeing throughout the month.  Having come from a finance/business background, I am used to looking at numbers and researching markets.  I’ve been analyzing information on real estate my entire career.  I know all the excel shortcuts.  Continue reading

July 26, 2011

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Public Misled by National Real Estate Indexes

A confluence of low interest rates, extremely low home prices and the highest affordability rate in U.S. history have created ideal conditions for homebuyers.  However, you wouldn’t think that with the onslaught of negative reports from national indices and various media outlets.

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July 21, 2011

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Doing The Numbers: 2nd Q Market Review

While several indexes and reports point to a struggling housing industry, a true reflection of real estate can only be seen by assessing local markets.  Our comprehensive market analysis system, Local Housing Data, shows strong movement in the 2nd quarter for key housing indicators.   The quarter was marked by a considerable increase in average sales prices across much of the northeast.

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July 19, 2011

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Social Juice: Week 19

This week on Social Juice, I’ll cover some big LinkedIn news, rumored features on the new MacBook Air and I will reflect on video chat’s importance in real estate.  Continue reading for more!

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July 15, 2011

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Creative Online Marketing For Exceptional Homes

For many people today the web isn’t just a place to look for information, it’s the only place.  In particular, social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, along with digital versions of newspapers and magazines, have changed the way we look for information.

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July 12, 2011

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Social Juice: Week 18

Welcome to Social Juice!  Our 18th installment, ready to go.  This week’s stories include the latest of the Facebook and Skype partnership,  an iPad rumor worth listening to and a tip to increase your fan (referral) base on facebook.  Read on, friends!

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July 8, 2011

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Spotlight: William Raveis New Homes Division

The William Raveis New Homes Division has provided stellar marketing and consulting services to developers, builders, investors and financial institutions for the past 30 years.  This division specializes in finding profitable building opportunities based on careful research and analysis.

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July 7, 2011

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What Exactly is a Sump Pump?

You’ve all probably heard of a “sump pump” before, but do you know exactly what it is?  The answer may lie in the basement of your home.  William Raveis agent, Evan Walsh, describes this carefully hidden, but essential part of many homes.

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July 5, 2011