Category Archives: Recession

Realistic Expectations About Low-Ball Offers

How often do low-ball offers work?  Let’s ask it a different way, “How often have buyers been able to get a big discount off of the list price?” In a good market? Very rarely. In a weak market? More frequently, but not as often as you might think.

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The Fiscal Cliff and Housing

So you think battling the lines at Macy’s on Black Friday or ensuring that your credit card information wouldn’t get stolen as you maxed out your card on Cyber Monday were difficult?  Try dealing with an impending fiscal cliff.  Yep, that’s right.  The fiscal cliff is the latest challenge our country and our current administration face before we head into the new year.  But, what exactly is this ‘fiscal cliff’ we keep hearing about?  And how will could it impact your homebuying decisions? Continue reading

November 27, 2012

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.

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February 7, 2012

Short Sales Can Be Tricky

William Raveis Sales Vice President, Patty McCarthy, talks about some of the difficulties short sales can present.  As she tells you, short sales aren’t for the faint of heart!  However, if you are patient, there could be a good deal out there waiting for you.  Check out Patty’s video for more.

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August 25, 2011

Downsizing? 9 Sources to Help You Make The Move

If you are considering downsizing and you are anything like me, you have kept a few too many mementos of happy times around the house – the kids’ artwork from kindergarten, homemade holiday ornaments, family photos and so much more.  One day it is time to downsize and you realize all of the “stuff” in your house has you paralyzed.

Whether you are in the process of downsizing or just want to declutter your home, here are a few tips.

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June 21, 2011

Raveis Agent Says…7 Green Tips to Save You Money this Winter Part II

Frustrated with those astronomically high winter water and heating bills? David Popoff, an LEED certified real estate agent for William Raveis Real Estate in Connecticut, gives some great advice on low cost,  energy efficient solutions to use in your home during the snowy months.  In his second in a series of posts,  David provides some habit forming solutions on how to green your home and save money this winter.

January 12, 2011

Buying a House In a Recession

Bill Raveis equates today’s marketplace with past recessions and discusses the advantages

of buying in a recessionary period.


September 11, 2009

Real Estate Outlook with Bill Raveis

Doris Ghitelman asked expert Bill Raveis to share his perspective on the real estate market outlook.


August 24, 2009

William Raveis Reflects on the Marketplace

William Raveis Reflects on the Marketplace

An Interview with Bill Raveis

In the longest lasting recession on record, with waves of foreclosures increasing, housing sales plummeting, Wall Street exploding and real estate firms closing their doors, there is one major company that continues to expand… William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, a firm led by 35-year real estate veteran William M. Raveis, Jr.

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March 1, 2009