June 13, 2018 rummy

Whatever venture you decide to go into, it’s always right to be equipped with information to know what to expect to be able to thrive. Speaking of which, here are few things you need to know before making the career leap in the real estate industry. 1. You Decide How Successful You Are That’s right! You will get out of a real estate career exactly what you put into it. This is a career that rewards hard work. If you dedicate yourself to being successful in real estate, you will greatly increase your odds of success. Your income potential as…

June 12, 2018 rummy

A shelter is considered to be one our basic commodity, and many got stuck thinking it’s just that, a commodity that we need to have and pay for every month. Truth is, it can be something so much more, it can be an investment, a legacy or a source of income. It mainly depends on how you utilize it to your advantage particularly by owning instead of renting. People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain…

June 7, 2018 rummy

Ever wonder why some real estate agents are more successful than others? Why success seems to come more easily to some?  Today we will be learning the recipe for success in the real estate industry. Problem solver mindset. Do you enjoy coming up with creative solutions to problems or issues? Many successful real estate agents know how to properly showcase a house to make it more marketable and develop creative MLS listings to attract the right buyers. Self-motivated entrepreneur. Having a desire to control your own professional destiny and be your own boss is a trait shared by top real estate professionals. To…

June 6, 2018 rummy

It’s apparent that home values are swiftly increasing due to the lack of supply while demand continues to expand in our housing market today. Experts foresee an increase of 5% (or greater) in home value over the next twelve months. In result, bank appraisal could be a bit challenging in this market. When prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the same neighborhood that recently closed) to defend the selling price when performing the appraisal for the bank. Every month in their Home Price Perception Index (HPPI), Quicken Loans measures the disparity between what…

June 5, 2018 rummy

  Whether you are just starting your career or changing a career path, it is a major move in anyone’s life choices. In my previous blog, real-estate-agent-smart-career-choice we have discussed why being a Real Estate Agent is a smart career choice. Now, let us tackle on how to become a Real Estate Agent. Some might think it’s easy or it’s hard but the answer is “it depends”. Why? It mostly depends on where an individual wants to practice real estate. This requires a state license and each state’s regulations or rules are slightly different. Here are a few basic requirements. General Requirements…

May 31, 2018 rummy

What makes a perfect career? A fulfilling one, high paying, easy money, influencing and the list go on. There are a lot of career opportunities out there that suits our tastes and skills. But what really sets Real Estate Agent career apart? Aside from the fact that it has flexible working hours and a potential annual income of $100,000 or more. Who wouldn’t say no to that, right? Let me give you an insight of what Real Estate Agent is about. Getting Started in a Real Estate Career is Quick and Painless Pros: In most states, you can complete the requires training,…

May 25, 2018 rummy

  Be in the know. Here’s the Yonkers’ update for May, read all about it. Through the Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation, the Yonkers Animal Shelter is offering great adoption rates for dogs and cats the first weekend of June! For more information, contact the Yonkers Animal Shelter at 914-377-6730. Around Town: What’s Happening in Yonkers 5/25 – OPEN MIC at Blue Door Gallery 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers 10701 7-9PM | Learn More 5/27 – Westchester County Veterans & Service Members Appreciation Day at Rye Playland 1 Playland Parkway, Rye 12PM 5/28 – Memorial Day Ceremony Yonkers City Hall…

May 18, 2018 rummy

A typical worker nowadays lives from pay-check to pay-check–eat here, grab some drinks there, shop for a new pair of shoes, etc.–with all the money earned slipping through their fingers. Of course, it is hard to allot a portion of one’s monthly salary in something that will not give them an instant satisfaction. Perhaps, the most common investment people save up for is the dream house. However, deciding to become a homeowner is a big step and it takes more than just willingness. Two other things are needed as well: emotional readiness and financial capability. Every year, the New York…

May 15, 2018 rummy

Some may outgrow their house and find them too small to live in. Some may have to relocate for a job transfer. Others may have a personal relationship triggers like marriage or break-up. Regardless of the reason, it’s inevitable for some of us to sell our house. Let’s talk about one key element in this decision-making process that will increase the possibility of you selling your house in a timely manner and at a price you desire. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price (to…

May 14, 2018 rummy

Homeownership is a necessity. At some point in your life, you have to move out of your parents’ house and get a place of your own. It is in everyone’s best interest but not without difficulty. In 2016, homeownership had hit a 50-year low — an unpleasant occurrence. Today, America’s percentage of homeownership has been steadily climbing back up. The rate in the first quarter of 2018 was 64.2%, higher than last year’s 63.6%. See below. Homeownership is not just about necessity. It gives you and your family security, joy and tranquility. A family with a house they could call…