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Top Five Fall Walks in NYC

As many of you may know, I spend my early mornings and weekends often pounding the pavement.  Not selling real estate, though, but running through every neighborhood in New York City. This has taken me as far away as Coney Island, The …

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 …