Subject Matter

Subject Matter

Let me begin, here, by describing a real estate situation that’s far more common (and much more complicated) than you might think: A would-be buyer finds a four-bedroom home that’s almost perfect. It’s just lacking a fifth bedroom — however, there’s plenty of space for one in the basement. The buyer offers to purchase the house, subject to being able to create that extra bedroom in the basement. Shouldn’t be a problem…


Getting Ready for Summer – Part 2 – Home Shoppers

Getting Ready for Summer – Part 2 – Home Shoppers

If you’re already fantasizing about lazy Hamptons beach weekends: It’s time to start looking at homes to rent or buy. It might seem premature, but after 30 years working in Hamptons real estate, I can promise you that people are already getting their ducks in a row for the summer. Below, I’m sharing the steps you should take now if you want to buy or rent a house for the summer. If you want to buy a house: It’s time.

Getting Ready for Summer – Part 1 – Homeowners

Getting Ready for Summer – Part 1 – Homeowners

In the season of puffy coats and 5 p.m. sunsets, summer couldn’t feel further away. But if you’re hoping to sell or rent your Hamptons home for the upcoming summer, it’s time to get on it. Some home shoppers have already claimed their 2019 summer homes, but don’t worry if yours isn’t ready to show: There is still plenty of time. Weather permitting, the three-day weekend in honor Martin Luther King is the unofficial start to the new year home shopping season.…

Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

In early 2016, I published a blog post, Reflections: a look back at the year in real estate.

That was three years ago (can you believe it?), and many things haven’t changed…

The rental market is still perplexing, increasingly reliant on online home-rental sites. Most of the towns have rental registries now, and they’ve turned out to be inconvenient but ultimately not problematic for business…