Client, Customer, or Prospect, which one are you?

In the world of New York City real estate, there are specific terms used to categorize individuals involved in the buying or selling process: client, customer, and prospect. These terms may seem interchangeable at first glance, but they hold distinct meanings and implications within the industry. In this blog post, we will delve into the […]

Home Inspection Phase in Queens NY

When it comes to purchasing real estate in Queens NY, the home inspection phase holds significant importance. Unlike other parts of the country, home inspections in Queens typically take place prior to attorney involvement, contract signing, etc. Understanding the unique steps involved in this process can help both buyers and sellers navigate it effectively, ensuring […]

NYC Homebuyer Insights: MAR 2023

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell a Home? + Mortgage Insurance Premiums on FHA Loans reduced by 30 Basis Points + Guide for First Time Homebuyers in NY Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell a Home?  If you’ve been thinking about whether or not you should buy a property […]

2023 Conforming Loan Limits for Queens NY

It’s that time of year again – the time when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announces the new loan limits for conforming mortgages. This year, the FHFA has announced that the maximum loan limits for conforming mortgages will increase in 2023, due to rising home prices across the country. For those who may not […]

What is a Cap Rate?

Information provided by Claddagh Capital LLC What is a Cap Rate and why its important? A Capitalization Rate or cap rate is a metric used in commercial real estate to assess the return and risk of a property, purchased on an all-cash basis or unleveled (no mortgage). The cap rate is used on an unleveled […]

What is an Off Market Listing?

Answer provided by Neil B. Garfinkel REBNY Broker Counsel Partner-in-charge of real estate and banking practices at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP Answer: “Off-market” commonly indicates that the property is not listed for sale or has not been listed on a multiple listing service. REBNY and most MLS’s expressly forbid the promotion of exclusive listings as […]