The Proposed NYC "Pied-A-Terre Tax" Looks Catastrophic to NYC Real Estate

Miller Samuel

An earlier version of this post appeared in my weekly Housing Notes, March 15, 2019 edition. I've since added more information and insights as the situation unfolds.

What Does an Appraiser Do?


ftwitty/iStock When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in. Is the new home you’re looking at priced too high?


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JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents

Inside Real Estate

DRAPER, UTAH (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 21, 2019 JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network […]. The post JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press

“Why America’s real-estate brokers are such a rip-off” – The Economist

REX Homes

The following excerpt was featured in The Economist on August 29th, 2019. To read… Real Estate Perspectives REX News


Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

3 Easy Holiday Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents

Boom Town

Somehow it’s that time of year again! Before you know it you’ll be going full-speed ahead into 2020. While the holidays are a great time to slow down, enjoy family time, and focus on business planning… we all know there is always the opportunity to generate more business.

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Five tax strategies for real estate investors

Patch of Land

We know that investing in real estate is a proven method to build wealth, and thankfully our country’s tax laws are generally real estate friendly. The new federal tax law, which took effect with the current tax-filing season, provides real estate investors with some additional tax benefits that didn’t exist before, but it could also create confusion. Here at Patch of Land, we don’t provide tax advice; we aren’t tax experts.

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How to Renegotiate When You Buy an Investment Home

She Buys It

Stuck in a new contract for a home that needs more work than you thought? It’s time to renegotiate your deal! I talk to a lot of people who get stuck in old mindsets about real estate investing that really think that once a deal is made, nothing can change. This is just not accurate, so today I want to fill the gap on this questionable space to make sure that you are informed about how to renegotiate to get the best deal possible on your investment property.

Top tips for financing an investment property

Dwell Real Estate

The Sarasota area is a wonderful place to call home and a special place to vacation throughout the year. Along with helping customers find their forever homes, we work with a plethora of people looking to buy investment properties.

What You Need to Qualify for a Home Mortgage

REX Real Estate

Finding the perfect house is only a small part of the homebuying process. Many… Buying a Home Getting Financing Home Loans apply for home loan down payment how do I qualify for a loan lender loan calculator mortgage mortgage payments pre-approval Real Estate rex home loans rex homes

5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.

14 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Smart Building Technology


CREtech and MIPIM PropTech , two of the largest conferences dedicated to real estate technology came to New York City over the past month. This year felt like a clear inflection point; the owners in attendance were no longer just the “early adopters” who are willing to take risks on technology to get ahead of the curve. Photo courtesy of CREtech. The halls were also filled with the “early majority,” many of whom have had little-to-no exposure to technology before.

My Brick Underground Podcast Interview: The Market Doesn't Care What You Think

Miller Samuel

That was the theme but my interview episode was called " the state of the market. ". The indispensable NYC web site Brick Underground has been doubling down on its podcast as of late and I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak about the state of the market.

Should Home Sellers Get an Appraisal Before Listing? Here’s Why It’ll Cost You


William_Potter/iStock Even if you’re new to this whole selling-a-house thing, chances are good you’ve heard of a home appraisal. And if you know just a little about the process, you know that the appraisal—a value put on your home by an objective third-party expert—can make or break your home sale.


Inside Real Estate

DRAPER, UT, AUGUST 20, 2019: Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a […]. The post TECH POWERHOUSE INSIDE REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCIAL PARTNER, DOUBLES DOWN ON LONG TERM VISION appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance. Press


Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

In this webinar, Mary Maloney will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

How to Get a Better Deal From a Real Estate Agent

REX Homes

When I bought a home a few months ago, my real estate agent handed me a check worth tens of thousands of dollars — a rebate on his commission. Windfalls like that could become more common if home buyers demand better deals. Buying a Home Real Estate Perspectives REX Tips Selling Your Home buy a home real estate tips sell a home

How to Leverage Low Winter Inventory to Promote Your Stale Listings

Boom Town

Feeling the business lull of the winter season? Often in real estate things slow down around the holidays and we tend to focus our efforts on business planning and goal-setting. However, with low winter inventory there is actually a big gap of opportunity that you should be taking advantage of!

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Closing the Gap: 3 Simple Ways to Enhance the Customer Experience

App Folio

Delivering outstanding customer experiences and instant service to renters is essential in today’s on-demand economy. Rapid innovations in the tech space with mobile apps, automation, and artificial intelligence are changing the way consumers interact with businesses.

Dollar Volume of Financed Flips Rises, but Overall Flip Activity Declines

Patch of Land

A more challenging fix-and-flip market appears to be emerging via the latest data from ATTOM Data Solutions, but digging into the data shows there are still some significant opportunities for experienced real estate investors. Interestingly, the total dollar volume of financed home flip purchases in 2018 was $19.9 billion, up 8 percent from $18.5 billion in 2017 — the highest dollar volume since 2007, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.

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Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

Close more deals from social media leads in 2022! This three-chapter eBook covers the fundamentals of building a digital strategy. You’ll hear from top industry experts and get exclusive insights into how you can become the social-savvy agent. Get your copy today!

How to Make a Lot of Money in Real Estate without Losing Your Mind

She Buys It

Soooo many people ask how to make a LOT of money in real estate, but we all know there are TONS of answers. Flipping houses, foreclosures, auctions, land sales, etc. etc…the list goes on. If you’re anything like me, you want to make a killing with real estate and dominate all of the million ways to make money. The problem is that the more things you try to do and do well, all at once, the less progress you will tend to make.

Coral Springs FL Real Estate Market Report 2nd Qtr ending 2019

Imagine Your House

Coral Springs FL Single Family homes sales for the 2nd Qtr 2019. Home Sales in Coral Springs Florida. How did homes sell in Coral Springs FL for the 2nd Qtr ending 2019? Where has the market been…up or down or no change? I’ve been reporting all about home sales in Coral Springs for many many years trying to keep residents and visitors of Coral Springs in the know when it comes to their local Real Estate and for those wanting to move to Coral Springs too.

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BREAKING The New York State AMC Law Is Now In Effect

Miller Samuel

Back on April 19th , I wrote about the New York AMC law in my Housing Notes newsletter. After years of AMCs chipping away at the public trust, the New York AMC law was designed to protect the consumer.

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Find Out What Really Happens When You Waive Contingencies to Score a Home


Monopoly: Hasbro Concept: Greg Chow In a white-hot market, you may feel pressure to make some concessions to win over a seller—and, no, we’re not talking about sending a basket of banana-nut muffins.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

Manhattan Annual Price Records By Property Type Since 1982

Miller Samuel

LOL, I had to move our company logo to the "left" to accommodate the 2019 condo record. Click on the chart to expand. Manhattan


Billionaires Row Continues to be Challenged

Miller Samuel

It's been no secret that super luxury Manhattan sales have been the hardest hit segment of the market since 2014. The slowdown is related to the oversupply of new development created from the vast amounts of capital looking for a home since the financial crisis.

Bloomberg TV 12-3-19: Super Luxury Oversupply

Miller Samuel

I got to speak with Lisa Abramowicz on her Bloomberg TV show " Money Undercover " yesterday. She is a great follow on Twitter. Best of all, I sat in a comfy chair.

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Here's What A Manhattan Commute With "Vertical Travel" Looks Like For Ken Griffin

Miller Samuel

As coined in a Bloomberg article about hedge funder Ken Griffin's $238 million condo purchase in Manhattan, a " vertical travel " is something many New Yorkers do every day - I've just never heard it described that way (following bold is my emphasis).


The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.