Home Buying Final Walkthrough on Closing Day It took me a while to post this video on YouTube of my final walkthrough on closing day because…I’m lazy, with video editing at least. Sue me! This past Monday was closing day for my clients! Yay! They were moving from Forest Hills in Queens to Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County. I got there a little […]
Family Fun December Happenings of 2021 Here are some December Happenings version 2021! Yes, I am a bit late with this post and I do apologize about that! Since working with so many transplants from the city, many of whom are eager to get to know the area, I am bombarded with a plethora of questions on what to do up […]
Howeowner Resource Fall Market Update: Is the Fall a Good Time to Sell? Fall Market Update Before I dive in, I just want to share a bit about what is going on in our market in Orange County, New York. New listings for single family homes is down so far, compared to this time last year from 569 to 404, a -29% decrease. As for those that sold, […]
Home Buying 12 Tips for an Easier Move As exciting as it is to move into a new home, not many people look forward to the actual moving day. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is stressful. Here are some helpful hints from expert movers to make the big day a little more bearable. 1. Schedule your move […]
Family Fun Getting Out: Our day at Space Farms: Zoo & Museum We couldn’t resist this wonderful weather anymore. Being suck at home due to the winter weather AND COVID has been a nightmare so finally being able to get out, while social distancing of course, has been godsend! It was near the mid 60’s today with mostly clear sky’s. We took a little drive (okay, maybe […]
Howeowner Resource What is a mortgage forbearance? Experiencing a short-term hardship?  A mortgage forbearance may provide temporary payment relief to assist you. These hardships typically come from dealing with a job loss, disability, illness, a recent disaster, divorce, death of a wage earner or other unique circumstances. In this video, I describe a brief definition on what a mortgage forbearance is. If […]
Home Tours Tour with me: Get this view for $250K?!? I had an appointment this past weekend (November 8th) to show a lovely home out in Newburgh, NY. It was a bit outdated since the last owner had it custom built and lived in it for many years. Sadly, the owner has passed away and it’s now an Estate Sale. Although it was outdated, definitely […]
First Time Home Buyer The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First Home Buying your first home can be an anxiety-ridden process, and that potential anxiety gets amplified for anyone who’s embarking on homeownership for the very first time. There’s so much to do and so much you don’t know that “being overwhelmed” hardly seems like an appropriate description of how it feels. And even though you don’t […]
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Home Staging 5 Home Seller Strategies for Staging Your Home Perfectly There’s a reason why people love looking at photos of homes for sale — it’s rare that we get to see a place look it’s very best which makes it so appealing when we do. Also, scrolling through gorgeous room after room helps serious buyers see themselves settling down in those very rooms which makes […]
First Time Home Buyer Smart Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Property Daydreaming about owning your own home is one of the most intoxicating practices known to modern man, especially now that HGTV and all the house flipping shows make choosing the perfect property look like a cake walk. But when the time comes to actually put your money where your daydream is, it can be challenging […]
Relocation Moving Safely During the Pandemic   Moving safely during the pandemic highly important especially with travel restrictions and social distancing in place. Since these restrictions, although softening, are still active, many people are postponing their moving plans. Governments are assisting by suspending foreclosures and eviction processes during this time. Move.org recommends you consider these questions before planning your move: Is COVID-19 […]
Investing 16 Tips for the Really Green Real Estate Investor It’s not rocket science, it’s not unheard of, and it’s not some Illuminati top secret that is withheld from the masses. We all know, that many of the wealthiest people in the world became wealthy through real estate investing. Many of these real estate tycoons started with just one property that grew into an empire. […]
Relocation 15 Tips for Relocating to a New Town Moving is always hard work but relocating to a new town can be exceptionally hard, even when you are excited about your next chapter in life. As your real estate agent, I can refer you to an agent in your new town to help you find your new home, and also give you referrals for […]
First Time Home Buyer 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage, yay! I bet you are totally excited, I mean seriously, now you have the opportunity to decorate your new home, right? Hold it right there! There are things you shouldn’t do after applying for a mortgage! So hold your horses! Before you […]
Family Fun Packing a Perfect Picnic in the COVID era Summer is winding down as fall approaches but we are still having great weather! With social distancing keeping us from frequenting restaurants as often as we might normally, packing a perfect picnic is a great way to get your family outside for some meal-time adventure. Here are some tips in packing a perfect picnic and […]
First Time Home Buyer Top First Time Home Buyer FAQ’s Answered You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers. As I have continued to work with many first-time home buyers throughout my career as a Realtor, I often get a lot of questions regarding the process. Since I’ve been asked the same questions over and over time and time again, I have decided to compile a list. It […]
Home Decor Fall Decorating on a Budget There is something about decorating for fall that gives me the warm fuzzies! It may be the promise of cool, crisp evenings with brilliant sunsets, or the fact that fall decorating is all about creating a cozy atmosphere in your home. The fun thing about fall decorating is that it’s easy and inexpensive. Here are […]