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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Hoboken the next Hollywood? Not quite but there are big sponsors jumping on board and with the push of some well known artists they are betting that this festival in years to come will have as large a turn out and notoriety one day as the Tribecca film festival. Big hopes need lots of supporters! So get out and support the arts!
There is a great sale up to 70% off on some of my favorite things!
Are you trying to rent your place? Or know of someone having trouble? I'd be happy to help!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"Existing condominium and co-op sales increased 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 500,000 units in April from 470,000 in March, but are 9.4 percent lower than the 552,000-unit pace a year ago. The median existing condo price4 was $173,900 in April, down 18.5 percent from April 2008."
These are two good articles to read whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent out your place.
Last night a buyer that I'm working with submitted an offer, a good offer - not $100,000 below asking, and after the agent told me that her seller had turned down an initial offer when they first listed - before the price reduction - they want to counter at full price.
Surprisingly this isn't common. Unfortunately I don't believe that seller's are being educated by their agents as to our market. Or perhaps they are in denial. Seller's need not give their places but they shold understand that it is a buyer's market, numbers are low, prices are depreciating and inventory is growing. Not to mention buyer's are cautious not to overpay and understand that their new place will probably depreciate some more during their first year of ownership.
Seller's are competing for a smaller pool of buyers so a few things to consider when selling and preparing for an offer.
- Make sure your home shows great, smells great and is sparkling clean.
- Accomodate as many appointments as you can, even last minute ones.
- Be ready to negotiate any offer low or not. You don't know when or if there will be a next one. Always always counter.
- Study figures monthly. What sold last month isn't valid this month.
- Reevaluate and review feedback provided by your visitors.
Monday, May 25, 2009
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Any questions please don't hesitate to reach me. Send me an email and I'll respond quickly!
This apt can be rented short term furnished or for 1 year unfurnished. July 1 move in date.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
For me, cupcakes are perfect slices of
heaven!! There is almost nothing better than
a beautiful delicious cupcake!
Most of you probably know by now but Crumbs bake shop in Hoboken is finally open! They are located on 4th and Washington - near Ben and Jerry's - TROUBLE!
I didn't know what Crumbs was, I knew it was some kind of bakery and when I saw the doors were open my bf and I pulled over one night after dinner - a Hoboken double parking jammy - and ran in to try something.
After literally drooling over the many cupcake choices they had (some which looked like a 6 year old baked them!!), although no red velvet- my absolute favorite cupcake of all time, we decided to try the Oreo Cookie cupcake which the lady behind the counter said it was better than the death by chocolate one we asked her about.
Anyway - the cupcake was HUGE and was $3.75 for one, and since my bf is on a faux diet, we shared one. The Oreo cookie cream was sooooo delicious and creamy! It was the best part of the cupcake for sure. The bottom of the chocolate cake was very good and pretty moist but the cream was the show stopper.
At the counter we noticed they had these beautiful little assorted tray's of miniature cupcakes - but at $18.00 a box we decided to pass...
I will be going back to try and get a bite of the Red Velvet, which to me really says how good this bakery is. And I can not lie, Carlo's Bakery still holds my heart. I absolutely love their assortment of beautiful cupcakes that look like little art pieces!
Enjoy all you sweet lovers!
Crumbs Hoboken is on 409 Washington.
Have you tried Crumbs? What did you think!? Send me your reviews!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
She also updated the bath, added a new vanity and sink plus upgraded the tile work. Just out side of this bath is a huge walk in closet and a linen closet!
There is a lovely terrace that over looks private gardens from the buildings on Washington and the brownstones on Hudson. It' s very serene. And the apt gets great light with another large skylight.
Beuatiful hardwood floors and an original brick wood burning fireplace plus two other huge closets in the living room! This is better than any one bedroom you could rent in Hoboken in this price range. If you're interested call me for a private appt.
Delman Shoes - Flats from sandals to ballet slipers are all priced from $89 - $109
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