Nov-09-11

And Now For A Little Optimism

In this view, a rekindled optimism about Real Estate is due and overdue. With the Press taking an overall ‘National’ view, it drones on and on about foreclosures and falling prices — simply ignoring the fact that conditions vary widely from market to market.  This ‘broad brush’ smear encourages uncertainty and a profound caution about buying, though this makes sense...

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Oct-18-11

Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching and everyone is preparing for all the ghosts and goblins to come out, so get the candy ready. There are many events going on leading up to Halloween to check out, here are a few.  FilmColumbia starts tomorrow and should be a lot of fun; I myself will be going to see some movies.  It is...

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Oct-14-11

Really Good News For Columbia County

Just when you thought good news was an endangered species, it pops up in a big and meaningful way. After floundering for years, we New Yorkers now have something to be proud of – a Governor Cuomo who realizes that creating opportunities requires strong leadership, this combined with a clear vision of a better future. And through his efforts so...

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Sep-27-11

The ‘Buyers Market’….Explained

It’s a familiar terms, but what does it really mean?  How does it happen? And, most important, how can it be best exploited to your advantage? Put simply, a ‘buyers market’ exists whenever market conditions heavily favor the buyer.  The situation typically begins with reduced housing demand…leading to reduced home values and prices. A gradual reduction in sales puts ever more homes...

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Sep-12-11

Gold, Silver…and Real Estate

Beyond the monetary appeal of currently high prices for gold, silver and other precious metals, I strongly suspect another, very powerful factor may explain the sell-off. Gold is tangible, offering the security of something solid you can hold and touch; by razor-sharp contrast, stocks and bonds seem little more than vague abstractions. Investing in Real Estate provides all the satisfactions...

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