Category: Buying & Selling

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Rising Interest Rates

For the first time in many years, interest rate volatility is a factor in the housing market. The long period of low inflation and low-rate stability that characterized equity growth and a seemingly permanently turbo-charged housing market …

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Buying & Selling Best Cities to Find a Starter Home
Best Cities to Find a Starter Home

The real estate market since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on all buyers, but aspiring first-time buyers may have struggled most of all. For much of 2020 and 2021, the housing market faced a challenging combination of h…

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Buying & Selling Rebranding Your Building - Part II
Rebranding Your Building - Part II

Last week we looked at the trend toward rebranding existing residential properties, the reasons why a co-op or condo community might decide to rebrand, and the potential effect of such a decision on property marketability and value. This we…

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Showing Occupied Apartments

Brokers have a standard modus operandi when selling apartments: Depersonalize the property, stage it, and disappear. Take down family photos, stow the artwork, clear out excess furniture and the clutter of everyday life. And most importantl…

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