Category Archives: First Time Home Buyers

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July 2016 Housing Data

In July 2016, as compared to July 2015, Unit Sales* as well as Average and Median Price, were up throughout the Northeast. Westchester County, NY saw a 18.4% increase in Unit Sales, while Connecticut saw a 9.9% jump. Inventory and Months of Supply continue to fall across the region, with months of supply dropping to 4.4% in Massachusetts, down from 5.3% a year ago.

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NYC Networking Event

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance held an internal networking event for our agents at the University Club in New York, NY.  Agents from Westchester and Fairfield counties converged with NYC Raveis brokers.  The purpose of the event was to allow agents to expand their network, therefore making it easier to market each listing to a wider scope of people.

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July 26, 2016

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Emerson Green, A Fresh Approach to Mindful Living

Almost every American has been urged to do their part in saving the planet. We recycle, we reuse, we try to make a difference in the world, one plastic bottle at a time.  We’ve heard of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt installing solar panels atop their houses to produce efficient and environmentally safe energy, but many lack the time and money to make such an enormous change.  Enter Emerson Green, an affordable and “green” neighborhood in every sense of the term.  Marketed and sold by the Knox Team at William Raveis Real Estate, these homes feature eco-friendly design and responsibly sourced materials.  Homes that are built to last your family and our planet.  Come home to a connected, community-focused neighborhood that hearkens back to a simpler era – and looks forward to a sustainable future.

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July 20, 2016

Current Market Conditions: January 2016

In January 2016, as compared to January 2015, Unit Sales* rose 17.0% in Connecticut, 20.0% in New York**, 10.0% in Manhattan, 29.9% in Brooklyn, 3.3% in Rhode Island, 29.2% in Vermont and 23.5% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales to List Price rose 0.4% in Massachusetts and 2.8% in Maine.

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March 14, 2016

Current Market Conditions

Current Market Conditions: December 2015

In December 2015, as compared to December 2014, Unit Sales* rose 11.6% in Connecticut, 13.5% in New York**, 22.7% in Manhattan, 30.3% in Brooklyn, 9.7% in Rhode Island, 11.6% in Vermont and 11.4% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales Price rose 9.0% in Massachusetts and 7.8% in Maine.

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January 28, 2016

Current Market Conditions

Current Market Conditions: October 2015

In October 2015, as compared to October 2014, Unit Sales* rose 11.0% in Connecticut, 12.0% in New York**, 17.6% in Manhattan, 9.2% in Brooklyn, 13.5% in Rhode Island, 13.5% in Vermont and 11.2% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales Price rose 0.6% in Massachusetts and 4.4% in Maine.

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November 16, 2015

Renovating

4 Things to Remember Before you Renovate

Revamping or constructing a new home? Renovating a home is an excellent way to increase the value of your home, but you may want to do your homework before knocking down the walls.

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August 13, 2015

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Safe While on Vacation

The prevalence of summer vacations and weekend road trips, combined with our propensity to share our whereabouts online, means that home safety has become an increasingly important topic.

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July 14, 2015

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5 Tips to Help Win Your Bid

The home buying market is competitive right now, with a low amount of inventory and a high amount of buyers. It means that if you’re looking to buy, your bids have to be appealing to the seller in order to come out on top.

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June 19, 2015

April

Current Market Conditions: April 2015

In April 2015, as compared to April 2014, Unit Sales* rose 5.8% in Connecticut, 12.1% in New York**, 26.0% in Manhattan, 17.0% in Brooklyn, 4.0% in Rhode Island, 14.4% in Vermont and 4.4% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales Price rose 3.9% in Massachusetts and Sales to List Price Ratio rose 1.5% in Maine.

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June 12, 2015