Philip A Raices

Philip A Raices

316 Articles

Business & Real Estate: Has the increase in inventory, prices and interest rates had an effect on sales?

As of this column, the answer is yes on the higher priced homes and no on the mid- to lower-priced

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Trying to sell your home on your own?

This year appears to be an excellent moment in time to sell your home, homeowner association, condo or co-op. Taking

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All Things Real Estate: Invest in the winter months, but be very cautious!

Buying investment property takes a serious amount of working knowledge, hands-on experience and an understanding of return on investment. I

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All things real estate: Cryptocurrency has role in housing market

The current Covid-19 pandemic started with the first diagnosed case in Washington State on Jan. 20, 2020, and was confirmed

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Why is this current market so radically different than in 2008?

When comparing today’s real estate environment to that of the market leading up to the implosion of 2008, there are

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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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Real Estate Watch: Preparing your home for the winter

Boy, did you receive a lot of valuable information last week!  Some of it will have saved you and your

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Real Estate Watch: When you should buy and sell

I want to start off by saying that another 9/11 Tribute has passed at Ground Zero and I will personally

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Business & Real Estate: Flexibility needed in picking home

It’s quite amazing, the number of purchasers that are looking for a new place to live or even those that

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Where is the World Going Today? Part III

Unfortunately, more and more families and people are leaving Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, due to the high cost of living

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Column: Should you purchase before or after you get married?

The last few weeks I have had several couples and singles, approach me to see homes, condos and co-ops from

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Drinking water quality can affect home values in Nassau

I sat the other day thinking and pondering about our drinking water and its effect on our survival as well

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All Things Real Estate: When there are vacant stores, what impression does it give about the town and the effect on the local real estate values?

So many towns around Long Island are suffering from the “empty store syndrome.” How are the local governments and politicians

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All things real estate: Do your homework before buying property

Well, we are now in the last quarter of what I think and believe to be the most tumultuous, divisive,

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All Things Real Estate: Have you done your plantings yet?

As I have been driving around the last few weeks I have noticed that there are those homeowners that have

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