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Better with Age

The atmosphere we might think of when we talk about wine cellars is underground, dark and damp. That’s because long ago the only way to keep wine cool enough was to store it underground away from heat or sunlight. Today wine storage has changed greatly.  Why spend money creating this beautiful space just to hide it in the basement.

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Powerful Social Marketing

At William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, we are a sales company that markets homes and provides all of the services involved with the real estate transaction.  Marketing a home needs an  aggressive campaign.

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January 14, 2013

William Raveis App Updates

It’s considered that first impressions are everything.  Well, if this is your first time using the William Raveis app, we think it’s definitely going to make a lasting first impression.  William Raveis just released the third iteration of its successful iPhone, iPad and Android app, adding quite a few firsts in the brokerage industry.

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December 10, 2012

Doing the Numbers: October Housing Data

The holidays are in full effect and homes are starting to don the rich reds and oranges of the season along with inviting scents of pies, turkeys and ham.  Amidst all the holiday bustle, we are taking time to reflect on the housing market this season compared to last.  In line with what economic and housing pundits are saying, we are truly seeing a pattern of improvement in the real estate market.  In fact, for the month of October, all of our major markets saw a sizeable increase in average sales prices, rapidly decreasing inventory and strong increases in unit sales.   With the election season over, looming questions about economic policy have clearer answers and companies can make better informed decisions about hiring.  This will also have an impact on the housing market as there is an obvious intrinsic relationship between housing and the job market.

Below, we have presented our monthly data on how the market performed throughout the northeast for the month of October.  For more information and to access the fastest housing numbers available, visit Local Housing Data . Continue reading

November 19, 2012

All The Colors of Fall

Nothing says fall quite like New England. Changing colors, falling leaves and a chill in the air that makes you want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.

Of all the homes on the market nowadays, there are some that stand out this time of year. From the color of the exterior to the color of shutters, to the home’s surroundings – lakeside, up on a hill or surrounded by trees – all of this adds to the seasonal appeal. Shades of red, brown and yellow remind many of fall. Continue reading

November 1, 2012

Doing the Numbers: 3rd Quarter Market Update

The 3rd Quarter has come to a close with the end of the year fast approaching.  There’s also a lot happening in the housing market.  This quarter and year overall has been characterized by reasonable pickup in the housing marketing nationally and locally.  Case-Shiller indexes have been positive in 20 metro-areas for 3 consecutive months-the first such move since the summer of 2010.  Foreclosure inventory is dwindling in many parts of the nation.  Demand is increasing for single-family, new construction and foreclosures (many of which are being picked up by investors).  And, perhaps most significantly, Continue reading

October 11, 2012

The Most Popular Homes of the Week

Friday is here and so is another edition of this week’s Most Popular Homes!  We have a ton of variety this week, from a lovely cape in Fairfield County to a lavish manor in Chappaqua, New York.  So without further , here are the homes that are burning it up on raveis.com!

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September 7, 2012

Most Popular Homes of the Week

Another week flies by in the blink of an eye!  And yet, there are even more juicy stories that have managed to make all kinds of headlines in the real estate world.  The market continues to show signs of improvement, as inventory is now at a nationally healthy 6-month level, according to New York Times report earlier this week.  Homebuyers, beware, with market stabilization comes increasing interest rates.  There have been several reports of rates inching upwards in different communities across the nation.  Mega-fashion designer, Oscar de La Renta, is expanding his resume, rolling out a revamped home line, complete with lamps, gifts and entertaining items.  And CNN released it’s “Best Places to Live if You’re Rich and Single” list.  *Hint* several of the towns and cities we service made the top 10! And, if that wasn’t enough for you to soak in, we’ve also got a brand new list of top viewed homes for sale this week.  So sit back, relax and enjoy!

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August 24, 2012

Most Popular Homes of the Week

Most popular homes has been on a small hiatus, but it’s back!  We love sharing our most viewed homes and what makes them so uber-popular.  We’ve got a great list for you today, from an early Norman farmhouse, to a quaint, elegant ranch on the Cape.   Sit back, relax decide which home is the most popular in your eyes!

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August 17, 2012

Doing The Numbers

In our continuous quest to bring you the latest and greatest in real estate, today we are presenting you with July’s housing data.  As you’ll see when you look at the data below, there are alot of parallels to national housing trends: tightening inventory , a large increase in unit sales and a decrease in market time.  The inventory is normalizing and, finally, is really starting to burn off.  Take a closer look at the numbers below for the northeast and let us know if you are seeing the same type of activity in your local market!

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August 9, 2012