5 hidden costs of owning a brownstone

There are few buildings more iconic in New York City than the classic brownstone, a type of building that emerged in the 1830s, when a new urban middle class of New Yorkers sought a home that looked fancier than brick and was more durable than wood. Brownstone, which is a type of sandstone that gets

A New Weapon for Bidding Wars

By LISA PREVOST In response to the fierce competition for homes in healthy metropolitan markets like those surrounding New York City, some mortgage lenders are taking steps to put buyers who must borrow on par with those offering to pay in cash. Buyers in need of financing are finding they are at a disadvantage in competitive markets.

No. 1 Sales Agent for Flood Insurance: Sandy

By ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS First came superstorm Sandy. Next came a different kind of deluge. Insurance agents and brokers say calls from homeowners inquiring or applying for flood insurance—which isn’t included in standard homeowner’s-insurance policies—have picked up since Sandy hit the East Coast in October. Most of the demand is coming from clients in Connecticut, New

Steve Briotti

Steve Briotti Connecticut Submission Steve Briotti Insider tips Stephen Briotti Regional President, CENTURY 21 Access America Web: www.steve21.com/ Even in these unprecedented times, certain real estate principles will always apply. Real estate will always be looked upon as a long term valuable asset. That is the reason why lenders offer 30 year mortgages. Read more

Connecticut Submission Steve Briotti

Steve Briotti Stephen Briotti Regional President, CENTURY 21 Access America Web: www.steve21.com/ Tweet Even in these unprecedented times, certain real estate principles will always apply. Real estate will always be looked upon as a long term valuable asset. That is the reason why lenders offer 30 year mortgages. At the current population growth and the