Fair Housing… Not Really A recent 3-year study by Newsday uncovered discrimination by realtors who showed properties to testers who were posed as buyers. Paired testing occurs when the same realtor met first with a white buyer and then with a non-white buyer with the same financial profile and were shown different properties. Based on race …

Here are 10 helpful tips to get your home ready for winter. Check your HVAC system and schedule a maintenance appointment. Make sure your air filter(s) have been cleaned and/or replaced. If you have wood trim or a wood deck make sure that it is treated & protected. Do you have a concrete patio? If …

Thinking of selling your home whether it’s vacant, occupied or one that has been rented?  Consider the following tips. Before starting any project, speak to a realtor about what needs to be done verses what you think needs to be done. First de-clutter and set up piles that are will be donated or discarded. focus on …

Whether one is  buying or selling, the realtor  has to be concerned with many aspects of the process. The goal is to have a smooth transaction and  avoid any issues prior to closing. The realtor should do due diligence when listing a property or representing the buyer.  This includes but is not limited to, checking …

When Considering a rental an inspection is a useful tool to help pinpoint repairs that may be needed and not easily visible. Rental inspections are not typically done by a tenant but can inform you about possible problems before signing a lease.   Checking for radon, asbestos, lead paint, lead in the water and mold …

If you are a millennial and you are thinking of buying a home, now may be a good time to invest in a home. Your local real estate agent will be able to help you understand the market and find homes that fit your specific needs and wants. This is a huge financial decision so …