Philip A Raices

Philip A Raices

316 Articles

Real Estate Watch: Asian buyers boost Long Island market

On Monday, I  left for San Diego on a business trip to attend the National Association of Realtors Major Convention

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Great Neck holding own in difficult real estate market

Ah, the real estate market. Everyone is wondering when it will get better. I ask myself this all the time.

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Business & Real Estate: Smart ways to increase your home value

Everyone that owns their home always wants the value of their place to increase, but time does that automatically, as

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Column: How to find, make and do deals on ‘off-market’ properties

It seems lately that we are doing more “off market” transactions than ever before! What is an “off market deal”,

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Column: Are the prices and interest rates causing you to reconsider purchasing?

Let’s take a look at the market and see what might be in your best interest as a purchaser. If

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Column: Do you have proper Insurance coverage on your home, autos?

  Watching the deluge of rainfall, lightning and thunder around 11 p.m. the other night made me think of my

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All Things Real Estate: Location, location, school district but what about the trade-offs?

So you have now made a conscientious decision to look to either upgrade or downsize and you have certain perimeters

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All Things Real Estate: Has Covid-19 impacted your credit scores in qualifying for a mortgage?

I have noticed since resuming my business on June 10 that there are many that have had their credit scores

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All things real estate: How to hold a safe open house

Agents are always attending open houses with their clients as a more efficient way of being able to show properties,

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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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Real Estate Watch: Zoning permits, c.o.’s and your home

Okay, so you are now contemplating selling your home and are figuring out the plan of action.   What do

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Real Estate Watch: Be thankful for Thanksgiving

My Rotary club distributed 1,000 frozen turkey dinners (with all the stuffing, vegees, and dessert) last Sunday Nov. 20 at

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Column: To sell now or in the spring?

I have had a multitude of homeowners inquiring about whether to put their homes, condos and co-ops on the market

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Column: What it takes to be a supercharged, successful realtor in today’s market

I just got off the phone with a very intelligent 19 year old who has been focusing on the hospitality

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Business and Real Estate: The dream is still alive and well

This is the first column for the new year of 2019 and I hope everyone had some enjoyable and relaxing

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