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Setting the Record Straight

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER The number one question I am asked upon showing a house, after, of course the asking price, is how much are the Real Estate taxes. After all, most buyers when considering what they can afford view the price through the lens of their monthly carrying costs. This would be your mortgage…

The Summer Market

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER With Memorial day behind us and the finishing touches being placed on most of our summer plans, many of my customers are asking what to expect from the coming “summer market.”  In general I have always felt that the Real Estate market in Bergen County is 4 seasons long and other…

Bungalow Colony in Teaneck?

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER We have now entered that time of year when all attention shifts towards summer planning. If you pay attention while walking through the aisles of the local grocery stores you can learn more about what to do than calling a travel agent.  “What are the latest rules for entry into Israel,”…

Hoarders

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I once sat down at a dining room table in a home full of things. Across the table from me was a hoarder – a real life hoarder. We sat in silence at first and then a faint smile crossed her lips as if saying to me “I know exactly what…

Prime 2 day Delivery of Your New Home?

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER The perfectly quaffed mom hops out of her SUV and immediately starts apologizing – “I’m so sorry, my babysitter cancelled and I had to bring my twins along.” Out of the back seat hop two adorable matching 5 year old girls and we begin our tour of one of Bergen counties…

The Great American Pool Shortage

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I remember the first home that I listed which had an inground swimming pool. Customer after customer that viewed the property  said…..”We love the house but how much would it cost to have the pool filled in?”  After a few years I became an expert in pool filling and could easily…

Thoughts on Sunset Views and Movie Theaters

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I can write a book about the conversations I’ve overheard from my buyers immediately following a showing. Some comments are more sarcastic: “Who do they think they are –  asking so much money for a house like that?”  “Who paints a bathroom that color?”  There was even the time whereupon leaving…

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