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    The Treasury Department released its plans this week to address instability in the housing market by providing relief to certain homeowners who might be having difficulty with their mortgage payments.  The government announced two separate types of programs -- (1) a Refinance Program, and (2...
03/07/2009
  The Treasury Department released their plan to provide relief to homeowners this week, and I wanted to give you the highlights. The program is called Making Home Affordable, and it has two key provisions: 1. The Home Affordable Refinance: This is available only to homeowners who have a solid p...
03/07/2009
Subject: Letter to IRS  Dear  IRS, I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed  April 15, but all is not lost. I HAVE paid these taxes: accounts  receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income  tax, dog licence tax, federal income tax, unemplo...
03/06/2009
    You have one more month to "Make Your Move."Prudential Rand's "Make Your Move" program is simple: if you buy a home through a Prudential Rand agent between now and March 31, 2009, and that home goes down in value by the time you sell it, we will re-list it for free.  That's it. The fine prin...
03/01/2009
  The Case Shiller 20 City Home Price Index came out this week, and spurred the usual global media frenzy that the American housing market is imploding. The index showed an 18.5% decline in home prices in the 4th quarter, but the real number, according to the 160 city indexes measured by Zillow ...
02/26/2009
    I saw an interesting article today in the NY Post about the "foreclosure five" -- Nevada, California, Arizona, Michigan, and Florida -- and about how they drive the attention to the "national" real estate market.  I've made the same point a number of times in this space (to the extent that I...
02/24/2009
The New Make Your Move Program   This weekend, Prudential Rand Realty is launching a new program called "Make Your Move."  The program is simple: if you buy a home through a Prudential Rand agent between now and March 31, 2009, and that home goes down in value by the time you sell it, we will re...
02/22/2009
Well, now the stimulus package has been passed.  Will it work?  This remains to be seen.  I am not so sure that it is the best thing for us to do but, hey it is what it is now.  One of the good things, I think, to be included in that package is the $8000 tax credit.  If there has been some confus...
02/19/2009
People who are getting so anxious about the trends in sales prices in Westchester and the Hudson Valley need to remember that the real estate market is just a market.  And like every other market, the real estate market is subject to the fundamental economic laws of supply and demand.Indeed, the...
02/17/2009
Some recent responses to my blog posts have questioned whether 2008 is a good time to buy real estate. One person pointed out that people said it was a good time to buy in 2006, and prices have gone down since then.  So that buyer made a bad investment?  Not necessarily. People focus too much on ...
02/06/2009
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