There’s an expression, I believe, about those who do not study history being destined to re-live it. Nothing could be more true than the present situation with home mortgage lending. First of all, the banks loaned a lot of money to non-income check borrowers or those with poor credit prior to the 2008 debacle. Read more…
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As someone who has devoted a great deal of time, attention and money to attempting to find solutions to homelessness and to alleviate the immediate needs of individuals who are houseless, I find that I still have an aversion to being hustled on street corners by panhandlers, begging for money to ostensibly buy a meal, a bus ticket or to secure shelter. On the other hand, how am I to know if this person’s needs are genuine?
We all walk around the cities and towns that we live in and see homeless individuals. I always think that these people are someone’s children, someone’s siblings, maybe someone’s parents. In other words, they just didn’t turn up on a street corner as panhandlers. The root causes of homelessness are many: mental illness, addictions, and more recently just plain joblessness and hard times.
In an environment where Manhattan real estate inventory is at the lowest it has been in seven years, the perfect environment has been created for the continuation of the iconic Herzon and de Meuron 60 story Tribeca condominium tower. Begun just before the real estate bubble burst in 2008, the developers, Alexico and the Houston [Read more… ]
On February 5th, 2013, Corcoran held their annual agent awards celebration. Pamela Liebman, the President and CEO of Corcoran announced the publication of Patricia Cliff’s book, The Art of Selling Real Estate, with great accolades, and described it as the “go-to information source” for short-cutting to unparalled success in the real estate brokerage business. Other [Read more… ]
Built in 1863 as a principal holding source of water for Manhattan residents, the Central Park Reservoir was renamed in 1994 in memory of the former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to honor her many contributions to the city. “Jackie O” as New York society columns referred to her, lived across the street in a [Read more… ]