Third of Agents Have Felt Unsafe on the Job

Third of Agents Have Felt Unsafe on the Job

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and data from the National Association of REALTORS®’ recently released 2017 Member Safety Report shows that 38 percent of members have experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or the safety of their personal information. Common situations that caused fear included open houses, vacant and model homes, properties that were unlocked or unsecured, and properties in remote...

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New York, NY Recently Sold Homes

New York, NY Recently Sold Homes

Recently Sold Homes in New York, NY have a median listing price of $2,116,000 and a price per square foot of $1,780. There are 20,686 active recently sold homes in New York, New York, which spend an average of 79 days on the market. Some of the hottest neighborhoods near New York, NY are Upper East Side, Midtown East, Upper West Side, Harlem. You may also be interested in recently sold homes in popular zip codes like 10022, 10065, or in...

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How do buyers and sellers spell relief? E-S-C-R-O-W

How do buyers and sellers spell relief? E-S-C-R-O-W

Where did the term “opening escrow” come from? Is it a box, like Pandora’s, that some person with a special designation has to open for your home sale to move forward? Does it require a magic wand or an Etch A Sketch? I’ve only been a Realtor since 2001, so I may have missed the origination of this reference. As far as I’ve ever known, opening escrow means sending the fully executed contract to the designated escrow company and waiting...

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Hands across the ocean

Hands across the ocean

We have just started a joint venture with Hutchinson & Co to help us with the many workload of USA and Canada clients buying property in other parts of the world. About Hutchinson & Co Hutchinson & Co was founded by Peter Hutchinson (Company Chairman) in 1985 to act as Collection Agent for a single Vacation Ownership resort in Portugal. More resorts soon came on-board and as the company grew, Peter formed Hutchinson & Co...

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5 Home Remodels That Increase Resale Price

5 Home Remodels That Increase Resale Price

A home improvement is not just a project, it’s an investment. Remodeling Magazine recently found the renos that are yielding the best returns these days. First is a front door replacement. Homeowners who replaced their wooden entries with steel doors saw a 102% return on their investment when they sold their house. Steel doors can be hollow or solid, soundproof and fireproof, and any color. Next is installing manufactured stone veneer. It...

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