Philip A Raices

Philip A Raices

316 Articles

Real Estate Watch: Stay on L.I. or move to Big Apple?

You always wanted to be in New York City or maybe you lived there 30-plus years ago when prices were

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Real Estate Watch: Will water affect real estate values?

I regularly watch the weekly show “Vice” on HBO Cablevision Ch 301 @ 11pm on Fridays.   It is one

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Business & Real Estate: Seeking home loan or line of credit?

I have recently had many emails and phone conversations with homeowners, investors, purchasers and current and potential tenants of residential

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Column: Mortgage rates may go up next month as will the price of homes

I know many of you have been looking for a place to live this year and maybe last year too.

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What is the long term Impact of vacant stores in relation to home prices?

Have you noticed vacant stores in your town? How can you miss them! Unfortunately, between the rents, taxes on the

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Column: How will you be financing your purchase ?

I have received a number of calls over the last month from my subscribers about the process of financing the

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All things real estate: Preparing your home, landscape for fall, winter months

The leaves will start to fall in a few weeks and yes, raking and blowing time will begin once again.

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All things real estate: Don’t let your furniture derail new home purchase

By the time you read this column we Realtors will hopefully be legally allowed to be out in force once

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All Things Real Estate: So how did real estate do during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020?

While looking back on last year’s real estate performance with all the craziness and sadness of the COVID-19 pandemic, which

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All Things Real Estate: Still time to sell and buy despite slowdown?

Why are homeowners who are thinking about selling as well as purchasers who were contemplating buying pulling back and slowing

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Real Estate Watch: Death and taxes; all else is negotiable

There are times in life when we feel we could live forever and we have felt indestructible, (like when you

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Real Estate Watch: Things that make a good real estate agent

I have always thought of this subject title as a concept  and a way to do business  and to make

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Business & Real Estate: Creating curb appeal for your home

You’re now contemplating putting your home out on the market and am wondering what should you do to the property.

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Looking to buy a home to rent for additional income or as a second residence?

Just want to make a correction to last week’s article about the sale prices on co-ops and condos. From 2017-2018

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Business & Real Estate: Attention sellers — If you are looking to cash in, sell now before interest rates increase and prices soften further

Well, we experienced another interest rate increase the other week, which is not helpful to the purchasers and not really

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