let’s talk: FAIR HOUSING LAWS

let’s talk: FAIR HOUSING LAWS

Good morning! Last week we discussed how we go about finding tenants for our real estate business. After that post, my Dad (who is an attorney), suggested we also review the fair housing laws. It is truly important to understand the fair housing laws on both a national and local level. Let’s talk about that. So, as we do, let’s talk […]

let’s talk : PERMITS & WHY THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT

let’s talk : PERMITS & WHY THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT

Good morning! If you guys follow my instagram @erin.home.and.realestate you may have seen my mini celebration (ft Happy by Pharrell) last Friday when we received word that our alteration permit FINALLY came through. This has been quite that saga that set our project back MONTHS. Let me share with you where we went wrong so that you can avoid this for […]

let’s talk : CREATIVE FINANCING

let’s talk : CREATIVE FINANCING

Good morning! As you all know, I try to keep LTRE as relevant as possible in order to add some sort of value for you guys! Recently, I find myself continuing to drop the term “creative financing” to people. Just last week it happened with a couple looking to purchase their first home. They fell in love with a unit that […]

let’s talk : CO-BROKING

let’s talk : CO-BROKING

Good morning! So, as we do, let’s talk Real Estate, let’s talk CO-BROKING… WHAT IS CO-BROKING? It is essentially when two agents work together—one representing the buyer, and the other representing the seller (or, in the case of a rental, the landlord)—to complete a deal. The commission is split between the two agents. (Definition via BrickUnderground).  Another, less common, form of co-broking […]

let’s talk : APPRAISALS

let’s talk : APPRAISALS

Good morning! I recently attended a team meeting where we learned more about the various appraisal options. My first thought was, wait, we have options?! I was under the impression if you were using bank lending that you always HAD to have a traditional appraisal done, BUT that is NOT true. Let’s dive in and talk about that. So, as we do, let’s […]

let’s talk : MBA Purchase Index

let’s talk : MBA Purchase Index

Good morning! Spring is on the horizon which means – warm weather, pretty flowers, sunshine and… a more active real estate market (hopefully!). How do we know it will be more active? Well, typically the market is more active in the Spring months BUT aside from just guessing and making assumptions we can also take a look at the MBA […]

let’s talk : DON’T HIDE THE TRUTH

let’s talk : DON’T HIDE THE TRUTH

Good morning! So I have officially been a  NY licensed real estate salesperson  for ~3 weeks now and this next topic I want to talk to you about has already presented itself as “a thing” in my life.  As many of you know, I got into real estate as an investor, and becoming a licensed real estate salesperson was the […]