Philip A Raices

316 Articles

All Things Real Estate: A tough choice to sell or stay

I am currently working with several clients who are still trying to decide whether they want to stay put in

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All Things Real Estate: How to buy home when listings are limited

Purchasing a home today has been the most challenging in as many years as I can remember. Low inventory, competition

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All Things Real Estate: Middle class faces challenging housing market

Over the last number of years since the bottoming out of housing prices in 2011 and the impact of the

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All Things Real Estate: Two out of three Americans own homes

The percentage of historical homeownership rates has risen from 47.80 percent back in 1890 to 65.4 percent by 7/1/21, according

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All Things Real Estate: Repairs vs. upgrades before selling

I am in process of soon to be selling my sister-in-law’s home in Oyster Bay. She has been renting it

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All Things Real Estate: High-flying market likely to slow down

Healthy and Happy New Year to all my readers! Unless you haven't read a paper or watched the news, we

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All Things Real Estate: Renting just might be more advantageous

Observing current prices of housing as well as the cost of renovating and upgrading older homes and those places that

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All Things Real Estate: Going forward will renting be more to your advantage?

Observing current prices of housing as well as the cost of renovating and upgrading older homes and those places that

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All Things Real Estate: Homeowners face an uncertain future

It’s obvious to everyone that prices for consumer goods, food, gas (up $1.20 since 2020) and heating fuel, among almost

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All Things Real Estate: Do your homework to hire a broker

People many times become enamored with the size of a company as a prerequisite to hiring an agent. Then others

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All Things Real Estate: Technology has helped brokers during the pandemic

Being in the business full-time since 1993 and realizing how far the industry has advanced technologically in that period of

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All Things Real Estate: Outlook for housing market uncertain

Are you still renting? If so ask yourself why. Is it because you want to be as flexible as possible

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All Things Real Estate: Weigh trade-offs in selling or buying a home

As we all know, housing inventory is low, but so are interest rates extremely low too. It’s what I’ve called

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All Things Real Estate: Look at your home as if you were the buyer

I usually convey this information to all of my client sellers when they are considering putting their home on the

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All Things Real Estate: Has the heated real estate market left you behind?

The obviously insane increases observed in real estate prices and values lately from 17.4 percent on average across the U.S.

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