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Death by 1000 Tweets? Death by 1000 Cuts?

I’m distraught.  Or, at least a little miffed. I’m trying to understand what is going on in the market.  It’s a combination of getting data points from every real estate person I speak to, combined with speaking to my buyers, seeing traffic …

New School vs Old School. July New Development Eye Candy

Real Estate has rarely been at the cutting edge of technology.  Many startups have crashed on the rocks, approaching the shores of Real Estate Land, whether trying to disrupt the rental market (see the fun going on right now with Streeteasy), rental …

Drinking and Real Estate

I have heard that drinking makes most things better.  Even vasectomies, apparently. So, as I normally write these blog posts about Real Estate, let’s talk about drinking alcohol and drinking the Kool Aid. It’s the middle of summer.  Usually things get a …

Mortgage Rates in a Sluggish Market

The question that I continue to be asked is why the market in New York remains sluggish.  One agent told me he thinks it has actually been slower for longer than it was in 2008 into 2009. One factor which could cut …

Millennials and Student Debt

I have been reading a lot of articles about millennials and their issues.  Specifically, I think about those issues that impact their ability or interest in buying apartments. What Did I Find? Recently, a lot of conflicting articles.  Are millennials having trouble …

Great Minds Think Alike

I love when I pitch an idea to the New York Times and it runs.  I love it a lot less when I don’t get quoted, and my amazing properties aren’t featured! All I will say is that I wrote about the …

The Missing Spring Season

In years past, we have seen a very active “Spring” market starting as early as February.  I’ve seen a busy buying season that didn’t miss a beat all the way through the summer, when it felt like no matter when a unit …

The Streeteasy Fiasco Two Months On

I love thinking about the bigger aspects of the Real Estate industry, and I went a little out of my comfort zone last month when I ranted quite a bit about Streeteasy, without question the #1 platform for buyers to start their …