Would you pick a physician out of the phone book to save your sight? Not likely.
Choosing the right physician obviously is of utmost importance. When it comes to selecting the right lawyer to handle the sale or purchase of a home, that’s pretty important too.
Yet many buyers and sellers tend to be kind of casual about retaining their attorney, though the best process is lot like finding the best cardiac surgeon.
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When the quarterly results of Manhattan’s housing market are released, you can count on a chorus of brokerage executives to sing from the same hymnal.
Yesterday’s Q4 reports were no exception, and I suppose you can’t really blame presumed experts for painting the statistics in the most vivid colors.
So consistently upbeat is their analysis that I take their comments as more prayerful than perceptive. That’s why I referred to “hymnal” in the first paragraph.
Unlike highly educated — though frequently inaccurate — economists, they seem to base their appraisals of the past and predictions of the future merely on Continue reading
Executives of the largest brokerages and those who craft reports on Manhattan’s housing market kept using “stable” to describe the second quarter.
For the third quarter, a word I’m seeing — as you doubtless are as well — is “boring.”
The term arises from some, though not all of the statistics. I’ve also noticed an attempt at “normal.”
I’m not so sure. Variable? Confusing? Troubling? Continue reading