2Q16: Orange County NY Real Estate Results

The Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty second quarter 2016 Hudson Valley NY real estate market report is now available! In Orange County, all second quarter indicators were “green” with strong sales results and a slight uptick in median sale prices.
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Another real estate role – entomology

Real estate professionals have many roles, including appointment scheduler, contract guide, process explainer, house preparer, open house director, map reader, data analyst, negotiation guru, and on and on. I can now add a new function, that of an entomologist! An entomologist is one who studies bugs, and yesterday, I had to demonstrate my skill (or lack thereof). Continue reading

How to become an Associate Broker in New York State

The following is an overview of the process required to become an Associate Broker in New York state. This overview assumes you have already been a licensed real estate agent for at least two years with enough deals behind you, and you are ready to take the steps needed to become an Associate Broker. Continue reading

House Sellers in Monroe NY: Your home still needed!

Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller:


This is an update to my post from a few weeks ago where I indicated available inventory was low. It’s even lower now! Right now buyers in Monroe NY have little choice when it comes to finding the right home. As can be seen by the below, inventory has significantly declined. Continue reading

Congratulations to my clients on their same-day sale and purchase!


I was incredibly lucky to work with a wonderful family this past year. They wanted to move from their three bedroom ranch in Middletown, NY to a larger home in the Goshen, NY area. Once they were truly ready to put their home on the market and search for a new home in earnest, we zoomed into action! Continue reading

HouseKat to future sellers in Monroe NY: Your house needed!

Dear Monroe NY Future House Seller:


Although any time you need to sell is a great time to list your home, right now buyers in Monroe NY have slim pickings. As can be seen by the below graph, inventory has significantly declined, and while only the last year is shown on this chart, with the exception of one month in early 2014, inventory levels haven’t been this low in five years. Continue reading