How To Handle An “As Is” Sale Successfully

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How to handle an “as is” sale successfully isn’t hard or mysterious.  It’s strategic.  Because these situations can be managed fairly and openly, they’re a win for both sides. What Is An “As Is” Sale? Basically an “as is” sale is exactly that – the house is being sold as it is, take it or leave it.  The seller will do nothing so you buy the house in the condition…

The Right Attorney

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The right attorney is the attorney who is best for you.  You think an attorney is lousy because it’s simply not the right match for you and your needs.  There are, of course, lousy attorneys.  Just like lousy real estate agents, lousy painters, lousy teachers etc etc etc.  When you are buying a home or selling a home, choosing the wrong attorney can be catastrophic.  Let me explain why.  I’ll…

New Multi Family Requirements

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New multi family requirements were just announced by Fannie Mae.  This is going to make it harder to purchase a 1-4 family home.  Because Fannie Mae guidelines are now stricter, everyone needs to know about it.  I consider this a strong signal. 1-4 Family Homes Let’s begin with the fact that a 1-4 family home is residential property.  Because it’s residential property, you mortgage it the same way as a…

Home Inspection Issues For Buyers

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Home inspection issues for buyers are huge.  You hire a home inspector to uncover problems so you don’t buy the money pit. Why It’s Stressful Let’s step back a minute and consider this:  Buying a home is stressful.  I work very hard at preparing my customers but it’s still an anxious as well as exciting time.  Everyone knows that purchasing “big ticket” items comes with anxiety.  It’s worse when you…

Mediterranean North Coop For Sale

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I just listed this 1 bedroom Mediterranean North coop for sale today.  If you don’t know about coops, go to my article about this type of residence.  Let’s start with an introduction to Mediterranean North. Mediterranean Tower North Med North is what most of call it but it’s really Mediterranean Tower North.  There’s actually 3 towers:  Med North, Med South and Med West.  All were coop hi rise buildings until…

96 Knickerbocker Road in Englewood

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  96 Knickerbocker Road in Englewood is on the market for sale at $439,000.  Sunday there is an open house from 1 to 4 pm and showings are easy at other times because the house is vacant. 96 Knickerbocker Road This is a 1913 side hall colonial that has been beautifully renovated by a local architect.  It’s truly a labor of love.  Because so many of these homes are knocked…

511 Knickerbocker Road in Tenafly

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I just listed 511 Knickerbocker Road in Tenafly for sale at $999,900.  This is a beautiful home sitting on a gorgeous half acre property with over 4,100 square feet of living space.  While this house underwent a major expansion and renovation, it lost none of it’s early 20th century charm and character.  The result is a uniquely special ambiance.  You have both colonial charm and modern features. Floor Plan There…