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  My clients as photographed by the New York Times in front of their Moorestown, N.J. home. I had the pleasure of connecting a New York Times writer with buyers of mine, Arleen and Norman Shabel, a couple of weeks back. The Shabels, who have been looking for pied-a-terre in Manhattan, were quoted...
06/17/2010
Abolishing the mortgage-interest deduction would replenish the nation's coffers. (Flickr photo by hto2008) If anything I have posted so far hasn’t made me a pariah among my professional peers, this piece may well do that. A column I read in the New York Times on Saturday got me thinking, again, ...
06/16/2010
In May of 2009, only 3.0 percent of the 717 New York State residents polled by the Siena (College) Research Institute of Loudonville said they planned to buy a home.  Last month, that number rose to 4.7 percent. Those results compare with 3.7 percent in May 2008 and 5.3 percent in May 2007, clos...
06/15/2010
The minimum bid for this Bayside property is $338,000. The public administrator in Queens is auctioning off 10 co-ops, one condo and 18 single-family houses, each of them left by owners who died without a will. The estate auction takes place June 29 at 11 a.m. at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 62, Ja...
06/14/2010
  There oughtta be a law. But wait, there IS. (Flickr photo by kolix) But out of the mouths of experienced brokers is quite another. The other day, clients of mine lingered in a $2 million loft that interested them in Tribeca.  As we were leaving the newish building in lower Manhattan, they asked...
06/12/2010
An article in the New York Times today does little to inspire confidence in the Big Apple’s housing market.  In case you missed it, the long piece by Vivian Toy begins this way: This year, the burst of real estate action that marks the spring season came early in New York. Manhattan saw a big sa...
06/11/2010
(Flickr photo by NIOSH) I am living proof that old journalists won’t even fade away. Years after I left traditional journalism and went on to at least three other careers, I can’t seem to stop writing.  In fact, I am writing so much that I have developed a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Un...
06/11/2010
Photo by phil.d on Flickr. Of course, the devil is in the details. But what are the details that purchasers of co-ops, condos and townhouses may, to their subsequent dismay, overlook sometimes immediately after closing or, not infrequently, months later? In the kitchen, consumers may too late di...
06/10/2010
All of us get spam and all kinds of mail that we don’t have the time to read. From the e-mails that I receive from other brokers, you might think they were the exception. This is just a sample--every one of them selling a property. More below. I’ve gone to a bit of trouble to show you the e-mail...
06/10/2010
Being a real estate broker is a glamorous and leisurely pursuit. Right! (Photo by loungerie on Flickr.) Someone told me a few days ago that she was thinking of becoming a real estate broker part-time. “Don’t,” I said unhesitatingly. Even if she has a wide social network, there is no way she can ...
06/09/2010
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