How do you measure house square footage? Square footage is measured in surprising ways, and is done differently around the country. Here’s what you need to know about how Realtors and builders measure square footage and how it affects home buyers. Q: I'm buying a house in Pawling, NY. The measured indoor space (all rooms, [...]
By Ilyce Glink| 2017-11-29T16:15:30+00:00 April 25th, 2017|
Millennial home buyers are buying up a storm of real estate. Finally. For the past decade, since the Great Recession forced so many Americans to put their lives on hold, the world of real estate has been praying for the arrival of Millennials on the home buying scene, to begin buying, selling, fixing up and [...]
By Ilyce Glink| 2017-03-24T15:34:39+00:00 November 30th, 2016|
Will Donald Trump affect the housing market in 2017? That's the question on the mind of every Realtor, mortgage lender, home inspector, contractor and housing industry observer. The answer probably won't be known until well after the inauguration - mostly because Trump hasn't been clear about where his priorities or loyalties lie when it comes [...]
By Ilyce Glink| 2017-06-07T13:49:49+00:00 December 11th, 2009|
It's that time of year again when Ilyce give you her home buying tips for the new year along with her personal financial resolutions for 2010.
By Ilyce Glink| 2017-03-21T16:01:47+00:00 December 23rd, 2002|
In 2002, more than 6.5 million existing and newly constructed homes were sold, a new record. Although sales of new and existing homes are breaking records, sales of second homes are increasing faster than sales of primary residences. Sales of investment or vacation homes have increased by 25 percent over the last five years to $50 billion per year and are projected to grow to $150 billion by 2005.