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Reasons to Buy a Home NOW
5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Waiting Until Spring  Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to buy a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market ...
Nassau & Suffolk County Absorption Rates
  Nassau & Suffolk County Absorption Rates   An absorption rate is simply the time necessary to sell ALL homes on the market at the current rate of sales.  The information compiled here highlights the 12 month, 6 month and 3 month absorption rates, with the 3 month measuring the most...
Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging Tips
If you are looking to sell your home fast and would like to generate top dollar, pay close attention to the 21 staging tips presented in this article. These tips are sometimes very difficult to bring up with prospective sellers, but time and time again I've seen sellers heeding this...
Important STAR Tax Information for New York Residents
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving Basic STAR Tax exemptions to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.  That's right, just when you thought you'd done everything necessary to secure your STAR Tax savings on your primary home, New...
Bay Shore Open House
Bay Shore Open House 877 Manor Lane Bay Shore, NY 11706 July 21 From 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgwegJWSMnE Hi, this is Glen Hagen of Douglas Elliman inviting you to a very special open house, this Sunday 7/21/13 from 1-3PM at 877 Manor Lane in Bay Shore. This...
John Paulson Says NOW Is A Great Time To Buy A Home
A Great Time To Buy A Home John Paulson, an investor that made a lot of money shorting the market during the height of the sub-prime lending fiasco has now changed his advice. He feels that now is a good time to buy a home. This is exactly what I've...
Bay Shore Open House – Southwood Estates
Bay Shore Open House 877 Manor Lane, Bay Shore, NY  11706 June 30, 2013 from 1-3PM   Marketing by Glen Hagen Suffolk County Real Estate   Glen Hagen | Douglas Elliman Real Estate | (631) 581-8855 877 Manor Ln, Bay Shore, NY Majestic Southwood Colonial Backing Up To Sagtikos Manor...
Buyers’ Homes Accidentally Demolished
January 5, 2013 at 11:45 am Demolition of dreams: 12 Detroit homes razed by mistake By Serena Maria Daniels The Detroit News From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130105/METRO01/301050343#ixzz2I4JD3VyN Kristine Diven and Micho McAdow bought a home for $500 at a tax auction that  was accidentally demolished.  (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit...
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2007 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended
Well we averted a catastrophic event with Congress allowing for an extension of the 2007 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to January 1, 2014. Had this law NOT been extended, anyone forgiven debt from the "short sale" of their principal residence, from agreeing to a "deed in lieu of foreclosure,"...
Foreclosure Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House
Foreclosures Up In Judicial Foreclosure States – Like New York!
http://www.inman.com/news/2012/09/13/foreclosures-boil-over-in-judicial-foreclosure-states This is exactly what I was talking about back in late February, as you can see in the video I produced illustrating how foreclosures in New York would be a drag on housing prices: http://youtu.be/-3L9Rdu9Eqw