Month: January 2011

Bedbugs- Can you deal with this on your own?

My friends in other cities such as Denver told me in late October how they were inundated with commercials for the November 2010 elections.  They couldn’t turn on the television without seeing one candidate bash his/her opponent.  New Yorkers rarely have the pleasure/displeasure …

Renovations- What they cost, when to do them

For all of 2010, I found that apartment that needed renovations were difficult to sell.  Far more so than I had seen in the past.  Certainly, I do not think that buyers suffer from  a lack of vision any more than in the past.  Unfortunately for …

New Lending Programs to Impact the NYC Market?

Surprisingly enough, what we’ve discovered after a few months of looking backwards, was that buying spiked during the 2nd quarter of 2010 on the low end of the market.  Lo and behold, this buyer credit had much more of an impact than …

4th quarter thoughts

I had the opportunity to sit in on a very small meeting with Greg Heym, chief economist for Halstead Property Company, and Brown Harris Stevens.  As you may or may not know, we are sister companies each owned by Terra Holdings.  One of …