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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

"What's my house worth?" Pricing it right TODAY.

Inman News, the real estate industry's leading online information source, reported today that the economic slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting home sales negatively. From Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, Google traffic saw a 35 percent decrease in home searches.
The report quoted one broker who said, "Over 350 homes withdrew or canceled from MLS across Massachusetts in the past four days alone.” The broker went on to point out that "One in four properties had already reduced their price. One out of 20 had reduced their price by 10 percent or more, and one out of 12 were listed for less than the assessed value."
What this tells us is that sellers need to be more realistic about setting their asking prices. Setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.
With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little over market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decreas ...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Four ways to invest in real estate without becoming a landlord.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems


Real estate investment can be a lucrative venture, as well as a good way to add diversity to your current portfolio. Getting into the market can be as easy as buying a mutual fund. The best thing is, you don't need to be at the beck and call of tenants who need you to fix overflowing toilets or call in the exterminator.

Some advantages of real estate over other investments include:




Competitive Risk-Adjusted Returns.




High Tangible Asset Value.




Attractive and Stable Income Return.




Portfolio Diversification.




Inflation Hedging. 


Real estate as an investment has the additional benefits of its ability to both increase in value as well as produce cash flows from rental income or mortgage interest.

Here are four ways to invest in real estate, ranging from low to high maintenance.


1. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).


Pronounced REETs, these in ...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How to go Foreclosure Home bargain hunting.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

Buying a foreclosure home (known to the industry as a "Distressed Property) in the Hudson Valley has never been easier. Finding and acquiring a property in foreclosure used to be a difficult, drawn-out process. Real estate bargain-hunters had to sift through reams of legal filings to find lists of auctions at the county clerk's office, attend Sheriff's auctions, and scan newspaper legal notices. It took a lot of patience because the process was so cumbersome.

Prior to the sub-prime real estate meltdown in late 2007, foreclosures were rare.  When the real estate bubble burst, many borrowers were unable to make payments on their subprime mortgages. The foreclosure rate soared and lenders were forced to streamline the foreclosure process to handle the high volume of loan defaults.

Today, the process for finding distressed properties is much like shopping for any other kind of home. Even though the vast bu ...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Home buying Gender Gap should have single women shouting "Me Too!"

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

A study published in October of 2019 by the Yale School of Management found that when single women invest in the housing market, they’re generally losing money compared to their single male counterparts. As unbelievable as it may seem, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when the deal closes. 

According to the report, "Single men earn one percentage point higher un-levered returns per year on housing investment relative to single women…The gender gap grows significantly larger after adjusting for mortgage borrowing: men earn 6 percentage points higher levered returns per year relative to women. Data on repeat sales reveal that women buy the same property for approximately 2% more and sell for 2% less.”

How can this happen, in an age where mortgage lending and real estate regulations should make the process gender-blind? In its summary, the ...

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