Category Archives: Closings

Condos vs. Co-ops

Buying a home in New York City is a complex process—however, if you work with the right real estate broker, they’ll be able to walk you through each step. One of the main points to understand for real estate in New York City is the difference between a cooperative and a condominium. They are two completely different types of homes with unique purchase processes.

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Recent Study Shows William Raveis Mortgage’s Rates Are Lower

According to Mortgage Returns, a data aggregator of over 300 financial institutions, William Raveis Mortgage, LLC, offered its customers the lowest interest rates amongst its competition for five predominant mortgage products, including: the 30 year fixed rate, 30 year fixed rate jumbo, 15 year fixed rate, 5 year ARM and 7 year ARM.

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June 9, 2014

5 Tips for Buying this Spring

This post is a follow-up to last week’s “5 Tips for Selling this Spring.”

The spring market is in full-swing, which means good things for buyers and sellers alike. If you’re planning to buy this season, there are some tips you can utilize to make the most of your home buying process.

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May 19, 2014

5 Tips for Selling this Spring

The spring market is in full-swing, which means good things for buyers and sellers alike. But, if you’re planning to sell this season, there are some tips you can utilize to make the most of your home sale. Following a harsh winter, full of snow and a polar vortex, buyers are poised and ready to hit the market again.

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May 12, 2014

New Mortgage Rules May Impact Your Buyers and Sellers

This post was written by Ryan Raveis, executive vice president of William Raveis Mortgage, LLC (NMLS ID 2630.) To see his first post on the changing mortgage industry, click here.

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January 21, 2014

When is a Senior Seller Really a Seller?

This is the fourth in a series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read the first post here, the second post here and the third post here

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September 24, 2013

5 Things About… What Buyers Are Looking For

The National Association of REALTORS® recently asked home buyers what home features were most important when home shopping, and of those, which they actually ended up with in the home they purchased. The results may surprise you.

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August 5, 2013

5 Things About… Preparing Your Home for a Showing

There’s a big difference between well-polished and well-maintained, and sometimes it can mean the difference between a sale and a pass. If you’re preparing your home for open houses and showings, there are a few cardinal rules to keep in mind.

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July 1, 2013

Tired of the Real Estate Frenzy? There is a Sane Approach to Home Buying

If you love bidding wars, paying over asking, and partaking in real estate frenzy, this post is not for you.  Is you are a homebuyer who is sick of the kick in the butt the real estate market is giving you, read on.

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April 30, 2013

Up? Down? What’s Going on in the Real Estate Market?

Right now we are in a transitional period between recession and recovery. The pendulum of favor is swinging away from the buyer and toward the seller. What does that mean for you?

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April 16, 2013