If you are wondering how real estate is faring in and surrounding Manhattan, our team will be providing up-to-date trends and information. This will be updated routinely as we navigate through these trying times. Check out our latest installment below and if you have any questions that could possibly be featured next week, please contact us

Week of 5/18:

In this video, Russell Putterman and Jesse Gordon (Attorney at Law) with Gordon & Petkos LLP, sat down to discuss what new deals look like in NYC and types of concessions that have been seen during the spring of 2020.

Week of 5/11:

In this video, Matt Lenner (Our Long Island Team Leader) and Russ Putterman (Focus’ Team Leader) sat down to discuss the current real estate trends on the island, current showing restrictions amid the pandemic and tips for seller and buyers. Some of major topics that were discussed included:

    • What is being seen on Long Island during the pandemic?
    • Why is inventory an issue on the island?
    • New York restrictions for showing homes.
    • How Monmouth County of New Jersey is comparing to LI?
    • What is expected to happen in LI during the summer and fall?
    • Tips for buyers and sellers

 

Week of 5/4:

For this week’s video, Russ Putterman sat down with Todd Zipkin from Americana Mortgage to discuss the lending market. Some of major topics that were discussed included:

  • How guidelines have recently changed.
  • Availability/rates for jumbo, conforming and high balance loans.
  • Rate differences between refinances and purchases.
  • How banks are adjusting to the situation.
  • Tips for refinancing.

Week of 4/27:

In this latest installment, we discuss some of the common questions that we’ve received as we head into May. This includes:

  • Market updates for the end of April as well as the pace of units and supply.
  • Can buyers negotiate prices at the moment?
  • What are the new standards for selling your home in the current market?
  • Can homes still close during the pandemic?

 

Week of 4/20: 

In this first video, Russ Putterman (Focus’ Team Leader) sat down to answer some of the common questions surrounding the real estate market in late April. Russ reviews: 

  • The variances in how NYC, Long Island and New Jersey are responding to COVID-19’s impact on real estate. 
  • The effect on mortgages, liquidity in the market and where jumbo loans stand. 
  • What to possibly expect when the market goes back to some level of normalcy. 
  • How consumer behavior is changing for both the commercial and residential markets.

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