October 21, 2015 rummy

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in Sarasota (FL), and 35% Nationwide! The other interesting findings in the report include: Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation. “In the past year, these two trends have made homeownership even more affordable…

March 31, 2015 rummy

America’s most expensive golf facility is about to open in New York, the first public course in the city for 52 years. The municipally owned Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, built on a 222-acre former landfill site in the Bronx, has been 20 years in the making, cost $269 million to build and boasts a Manhattan skyline visible from most of the course. When it opens on April 1, residents of New York City will pay a green fee of $141 (£95) for a round, rising to $215 for non-residents on weekends. Property mogul Donald Trump, who took over the…

March 4, 2015 rummy

A Westchester town took top honors in a well-known real estate website’s recent 10 Best Places To Live in New York list. Movoto.com — a real estate website known for its catchy, algorithm-based top 10 lists — ranked Mamaroneck as the best town in New York state to live in. In addition, Westchester towns made up 9 of the top 10 spots on the real estate website’s list. Steve Altieri, Mamaroneck town administrator, said that Mamaroneck’s diverse population, community volunteerism, and coastal location were among the town’s finer points. “Mamaroneck is a coastal community, only 35 minutes from New York…

February 16, 2015 rummy

  While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1% of earners, it’s the little things — your money habits — that often make the difference between a life of prosperity and one of constant financial stress. Just ask CFP® David Blaylock, who doesn’t simply advise his clients on the merits of good money habits — he practices what he preaches. For example, “I do a periodic review of all the subscriptions I have — the ones that hit my credit cards each month,” says Blaylock. “You’d be surprised at how many subscriptions we all have…

February 6, 2015 rummy

Bolstered by large multifamily portfolio transactions and several game-changing commercial and development deals, the dollar volume of investment sales in the Bronx rose above $2.39 billion, a 39 percent increase from the previous year, according to Ariel Property Advisers’ Bronx 2014 Year-End Sales Report. Investment sales transaction volume increased by 11 percent to 342, and the number of properties traded increased 20 percent to 577 in 2014 compared to 2013. The Bronx development market remained in high demand during 2014 and saw an 88 percent increase in dollar volume to $129.7 million over 40 transactions comprised of 73 properties with…

October 27, 2014 rummy

“Just keep being true to yourself, if you’re passionate about something go for it. Don’t sacrifice anything, just have fun.” – Blake Lewis If you really think about it, we don’t remain very true to ourselves a lot of the time. Husbands and wives will fight with each other because of things like stress and money, though they will go to work and force a smile onto their face for the boss that they despise. Parents will take out their work frustrations on their families while putting all of their effort into doing well at a job that they don’t…

September 17, 2014 rummy

We already know that the key to a successful tenancy is to first find a good tenant. Haven’t we often secured good tenants only to find they drift to the wayside and gradually become bad tenants? Why is that? There are a combination of reasons that this happens. Let’s explore how to make good tenants even better and how to keep them that way. Now that you have a good tenant you have already screened, accepted and signed a lease with, you may be tempted to feel like your job is finished for now. The property is rented! Now you can…

September 9, 2014 rummy

Let’s be honest—following good advice is one thing, but living in fear of judgment and making choices that are not truly choices that you want to make is going to waste time and waste life. Here are 3 good reasons not to allow yourself to fall into this mentality. 1… Because Life Is Far Too Short To Spend Worrying About What Other People Think Why would you forsake your happiness to meet other people’s standards when you don’t even agree with what their standards are?   2… Because Most People Judge Everyone, Regardless Of How Good Their Choices Are I almost…

September 8, 2014 rummy

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released recently projects appreciation in home values over the…

August 14, 2014 rummy

Property Description Country Club section of the Bronx. Private gated community over looking the Long Island Sound. Luxury condo with central ac offers 2 spacious bedrooms with large closet space.Extra storage in hallway. Kitchen with granite counter tops and hardwood cabinets. Full access to gym and laundry room.Large living room with dining area and access to beautiful backyard patio.Enjoy the gazebo on the water with family and friends. 1 Parking space included. Key Details Price$515,000 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Square Footage1022 Acreage0 Year Built2002 MLS Listing ID #4429084 Listing StatusActive Listing Provided By: New York Real Estate Experts Location Street Address1424 Outlook…