Five Common Considerations for Home Buyers When a Property Needs Repairs

A question many homebuyers have when buying a home is who, exactly, is responsible for any repairs, maintenance, and associated costs. Certainly, buyers can request credits in regard to serious repairs, but other issues may come down to negotiations. It’s an important topic for both sides to think about, so here are a few things […]

2021’s Colors of the Year Unveiled!

Everything has its season, and for paint, winter is that time. Year after year, paint companies release their chosen Color(s) of the Year, which are meant to be reflections on trends that are coming to interior design near you. If you’ve been considering repainting a bedroom or your whole house, knowing what’s in can help […]

How Student Loans can affect Mortgage Financing in Queens NY

According to the Brookings Institute, about 42 million Americans (one in eight) have a student loan, totaling about $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Only 30 percent of Bachelor’s degree recipients graduating in 2011-2012 managed to escape without a student loan; another 30 percent accumulated $30,000 or more in student debt. All this adds up to […]

Salary Drop? You can Still get a Mortgage in Queens

In uncertain times, it can be easy to sit back and worry your time away hoping things will work out eventually. Although worrying will absolutely give you something to do, it won’t get you anywhere. So if you’ve been wanting to buy a home or refinance this year, don’t discount the possibility just because your […]

What you need to know about Mini Split AC Units

There’s nothing like a glass of cool lemonade on a hot summer day, unless of course the reason it’s so hot is that your air conditioner needs to be replaced. In that case, a new air conditioning system is pretty much the best thing ever. Maybe yours has lived a long and full life and […]

Is Now a Good Time to Buy in Queens?

With social distancing being an important part of life at the moment and so many parts of the economy suffering the effects of state lockdowns, some are worried about how all of this will affect the Queens housing market. This is especially a concern for those who were hoping to buy a new property and […]

Pre Approval vs Pre Qualification (Queens, NY)

By Sonia Martinez, licensed real estate salesperson and top buyer agent in Queens NY. So, after many months or even years of dreaming, you have finally come to the decision that you are ready to take the leap and now you want to go from being a renter to being a homeowner! Great! Smart decision! […]

The Responsible Queens Realtor in a Post COVID-19 World

By Duane Egyud, Licensed real estate salesperson with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. As we watch the world and this science fiction movie we are living through, I am paying some attention to the news and the good Dr. Fauci said that we will never go back to the normal that once […]

What is a Binder?

Hi everyone👋, today we are covering another common real-estate term that you’ll come across here in Queens. Whether you are a home buyer or seller, you will likely come across this term. The term we are referencing is a “Binder“ or Sales Agreement. If you’re looking to buy a property, once you start looking at […]

When does the Home Inspection take place in Queens NYC?

Today we’re answering a question that we get on occasion from Queens home buyers and sellers, especially when this is their first time buying or selling a property in NY. The question we’re talking about is, “When does the home inspection happen here in Queens?”. So when does the inspection happen here in Queens? First […]