Buyers tactics for winning bidding wars

Can I Buy Your House, Pretty Please? With inventory tight and prices rising, buyers in competitive markets like Silicon Valley and Seattle are returning to a boom-era tactic: writing heartfelt letters to sellers explaining why they should win the house. Signing with a paw print. By JOANN S. LUBLIN Rob and Julia Israch won a fierce bidding war for a ...

Gee, maybe it is the bottom

Engineer’s story

The Engineer As a Shield, Not a Sword I had no idea what I was getting into when I traveled to New Paltz, New York, to conduct a real estate closing for 4 friends who had decided to purchase a fraternity house.   After months of their disregarding my counsel on the many reasons a fraternity house may not be the best investment, I climbed into the ...

Olga Klimov’s story

I was looking for that perfect home for a while. Finally saw a loft I quite liked in Tribeca. Right on West Street, Statue of Liberty out of the south windows, great space to work with and rebuild into what I wanted. After going back and forth with the seller and finally agreeing on a good price, I started due diligence with an attorney before signing ...

JERRY LEITMAN’S STORY

I remember when I was about seven (7) or eight (8) years old going with my father (Harry) to an apartment house he owned in Harlem, New York. He inherited the building from his father. He would lock me in the car and “try” to collect rents from the people living in the building. He had a lot of aggravation from the house. I remember people calling ...