Author Archives: Steven Csejka, VP, William Raveis Marketing

Doing the Numbers

The real estate market has been a hot topic of discussion this month.  However, as the cliche goes, ‘all real estate is local.’  No matter what you hear in the news, you must take a look at local trends in your area.  Well, that’s what we’re here for.  Using local housing data, we provide this snapshot for you every month.  Take a look below at how housing fared in May for your local town or city.

Continue reading

Doing The Numbers

The real estate market is really heating up this spring.  Units are flying off the shelves and prices are steadily increasing, as well.  There are, of course, the naysayers out there who still believe we have not seen the bottom of the market.  However, more and more news pieces are examining raw numbers, which you’ll see below in a moment, that indicate the market is picking up steam.  Below, we’ve broken down the major housing indices across the northeast for the month of April using our very own local housing data.  In most areas, you’ll see upticks in such variables as unit sales and average sales prices:

Continue reading

Quarterly Market Update

The first quarter has come to an end and the real estate market is showing noticeable patterns of recovery.  If you happen to sift through news headlines on your smartphone, or have NPR as your morning companion on the way to work, you’ll likely see and hear something like this: Continue reading

The 'New iPad' & The Real Estate Industry

Yesterday, Apple unveiled “The New iPad.”  Many of us were probably expecting the iPad 3, but some of the specs on this new digital specimen will likely outweigh the missing single digit.  Here’s what we think the new iPad is going to do to the real estate industry and how it will impact homebuyers, sellers and real estate agents.

Continue reading

Halftime in America

This past Sunday, history was made.  Super Bowl XLVI was the most watched television event in U.S. history, with 111.3 million viewers.  And once the Giants achieved victory after a series of crucial errors by the Patriots, a record 118 million Americans watched as the team accepted the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy.

Continue reading

Real Estate, the Wright Way

I took a trip last month to Arizona with my family to take in a bit of the southwest’s sunshine and clean, desert air.  I thoroughly enjoyed walking down the artsy streets of Scottsdale, driving by the expansive desert dotted with plant life unknown to most northeasterners (that’s where I’m from!) and standing amongst Continue reading

Happy New Year from William Raveis

From all of us at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, have a happy and healthy new year!

5 Awesome Time-Kill Apps

One of the main reasons we whip out our smartphones these days is to utilize apps.  Particularly in real estate, there are myriad apps that can help with productivity if you’re an agent and help you understand the market if you’re a consumer-Evernote, DocuSign, RECalc and USHUD are just a few examples.  But, let’s face it, all work and no play makes for a really boring day.  Those daily lulls while waiting for a client, for a meeting to start or to meet up with friends are stolen moments for smartphone users looking to rendezvous with their favorite time-kill apps.  Don’t look so perplexed-you know you’re guilty of it!  So what are some of the more entertaining apps out there that are as addicting as holiday sugar cookies?  In honor of the infamous “end of the year top 10s and 5s list” style, we decided to name our top 5 time-kill apps:

Continue reading

Social Juice: Week 26

Social Juice has been on hiatus for the past month or so, but it’s back!  This week, we will be talking about twitter’s new “brand page” and Apple’s new store opening in one of the nation’s greatest landmarks.

Continue reading

4 Housing Metrics You Need to Know

Alot of buyers and sellers tell me they have trouble understanding the housing market.  “How do I know if it’s the right time to buy?”  “How do I know I’m getting the best deal possible on a home purchase?”  “Is now a good time to put my home on the market?”  These are just a few questions I hear all the time.

Continue reading