Blog :: 2016

Buying in 2017? 7 Steps You Must Take Now

 

You can't just plunk down your credit card to buy a house. Here's how to prepare for the purchase.

If you're thinking about buying a home in 2017, October to December is the perfect time to "warm up" for the house hunt so you can hit the ground running in the new year. And whether you're looking in Athens, GA, or Athens, NY, the prep work [...]

How To (Finally) Get Your Offer Accepted

Get out of the house-hunt rat race by crafting an offer that can't be refused.

In a hot real estate market where you keep losing out to other buyers, you might fantasize about taking a hint from The Godfather and making the next seller an offer they can't refuse. But since you live on the right side of the law (and don't want your next

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Just Sold - Luxurious Estate in Idyllic Locale

This luxurious zen-like retreat at Cranberry Lake Preserve in West Harrison. This grand estate called White Pines received 98.5% of the asking price.
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For results that move you, contact: Gino Bello - The Face of Westchester Real Estate® at (917) 653-4099 for a complimentary market analysis of your [...]

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar: Insider Tips

The best way to help buyers imagine themselves in your space? Staging. Here's how room by room.

Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers' agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® "2015 Profile of Home [...]

What to Do a Year Before Buying Your First Home

The ultimate timeline ensures the smoothest of transitions to home ownership.

A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected.

This 12-month timeline will help you sidestep common mistakes, like paying too much interest or getting stuck with the wrong house. (Yep, it [...]