Pure Joy for 2014!

As a Cuban-born American, my New Year’s Eve tradition is toasting at midnight and eating 12 grapes while asking for my new 12 wishes for the new year. Whether you are toasting at midnight, banging pots and pans, watching fireworks, or having a special family meal, may your New Year be filled with treasured moments, […]

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Selling Your Home? 6 Tax Tips For You

Tax season is around the corner and it’s important to start thinking ahead, especially if you sold a home this year. Below are several need-to-know facts about tax season for home sellers. Under $250,000? You may be able to exclude gains. Just because you profited on your home sale does not mean you have to […]

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Dodd Frank 2014 Rules

                How will QM really affect us after January 10th? Some portions of the rule are simply not going to affect any of us; no 40 year terms, no stated income, no interest only; those are about 6 years too late! More important are the items which could […]

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Sharing Updates to the LI Energy Efficiency Program

Residential Rebate Levels Changes Due to the high program demand, the 2014 Long Island residential energy efficiency rebate levels are being reduced starting January 1, 2014. Adjusting the rebate amounts will help to ensure adequate funding for the future.       The 2014 New York City residential energy efficiency program rebates will not be […]

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Are The Holidays A Good Time To Sell?

Although the holiday season isn’t really considered the best time to sell, the real estate market is much tighter, which results in less competition for sellers. At the same time, motivated buyers are still in the market for homes, in hopes that they can make a purchase. During the holidays, you can liven up your […]

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