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A Debate About Whether the Stars Are Perfectly Aligned

A Debate About Whether the Stars Are Perfectly Aligned

In the last two editions of The Apple Peeled, we said the conditions for investing in newly developed New York City real estate are P-E-R-F-E-C-T.   Prices are down. Rates are down. Developers are offering massive concessions. We said all of the stars were aligned....

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INPUT OUTPUT SLEEP

INPUT OUTPUT SLEEP

The human mind has three modes. INPUT, OUTPUT, and SLEEP. Those are the options. Who the hell knows what’s going on in your mind when you’re asleep, so for now, we won’t tackle that topic. Let’s just assume that you’re in SLEEP mode for 30 percent of your life. The...

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Coining a Phrase: Socialized Mortgage Finance

Coining a Phrase: Socialized Mortgage Finance

Socialized Mortgage Finance is a phrase that is becoming more prolific in the secret underbelly of the mortgage industry where a thousand private conversations dictate the direction of the masses. In the wake ofCovid-19, as we slowly come out of isolation and into a...

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AT THE CORE

The Espinal Adler Team Expands Beyond NYC

The Espinal Adler Team Expands Beyond NYC

We love New York City so much that it’s hard to wrap our brains around the idea of so many people leaving it behind.  At first we didn’t want to believe it. But the numbers do tell a story. A recent study by Realtor.com concluded that home searches in suburban...

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Inside and Out

Inside and Out

Amid the chaos, some people are choosing to leave New York City while others will stay to take advantage of opportunity arising from significant downward market. The Espinal Adler Team is structured to help you in either scenario.

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What’s in the Secret Sauce?

What’s in the Secret Sauce?

If The Espinal Adler team’s last Zoom meeting was secretly recorded, what juicy info would the video reveal? Nothing scandalous enough to make this newsletter go viral unfortunately. Nobody found any secret documents, and nobody on the team got caught streaking. It’s...

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Is New York City Real Estate Immune to the Coronavirus?

Is New York City Real Estate Immune to the Coronavirus?

Thousands of Douglas Elliman agents gathered at the Ellie awards at Mohegan Sun on March 3rd and 4th, but because of the Coronavirus, people there weren’t always sure how to greet one another. We saw elbow bumps and air kisses and even a few old-fashioned hand shakers...

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ASK THE EXPERTS

Investment Property FAQs: What You Need to Know

Investment Property FAQs: What You Need to Know

Wise investment options exist in every real estate market, but what are they exactly? ESPINAL ADLER Team partners Marie Espinal and Jeff Adler identify and answer all the questions that matter when purchasing an investment property, but more specifically in New York...

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Deep Undercover, Spying on the Mortgage Process

Deep Undercover, Spying on the Mortgage Process

The Apple Peeled Question: What on earth is happening behind the scenes after you’ve completed your mortgage application and you’ve sent in all of your supporting documentation? Why does it so often take 45-60 days to get through the mortgage process? Jablonski: It’s...

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How Purchase CEMAs Help to Read the Market

How Purchase CEMAs Help to Read the Market

In this month's Ask the Experts article, Attorney Michael Xylas talks with us about purchase CEMAs and “splitters” and what it means in the context of New York City’s real estate market. A couple of months back, clients of ours agreed to purchase a condo unit in a...

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Tax Season is Almost Upon Us. It’s Time to “Brush up”

Tax Season is Almost Upon Us. It’s Time to “Brush up”

Shawn Henderson, a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Manager at Withum Smith and Brown in Princeton, NJ provides detailed responses to our team’s and clients' most commonly asked tax questions. Apple Peeled Question: There was so much uncertainty after the Tax...

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MORTGAGE MINUTE

WITH MATT JABLONSKI

MOLINGO

MOLINGO

Two days before I started my mortgage career, as a “get to know ya” exercise, my new boss invited me to play golf with him and two other loan officers.  I was really excited to start a new career, mostly because my earning potential seemed unlimited, especially...

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Mission Impossible?

Mission Impossible?

 “We’re walking around landmines that have nothing to do with mortgages.”  That’s what one loan officer told me about a week after the Coronavirus completely upended industry, and in effect, every other industry too.    Consider the...

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Who is to Blame When a Mortgage Application is Declined?

Who is to Blame When a Mortgage Application is Declined?

The vast majority of mortgage applications get approved, especially when they’re taken by an experienced loan officer who conducts a thorough review of the loan package before it’s submitted. In this month’s Mortgage Minute we uncovered some of the reasons...

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Mortgaging an Investment Property

Mortgaging an Investment Property

Financing an investment property isn’t exactly the same as getting a mortgage for your own home - the rules are different and so are the rates and fees. In this month’s Mortgage Minute, we take a look at what the differences are and how you can get the most out of...

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What About Bob? with Matt Jablonski

What About Bob? with Matt Jablonski

Do you know how I know that the mortgage process is a complete mystery to so many people? It’s not just because I was a loan officer for 15 years and I could hear that in the voices of so many clients. It’s mostly because I still have horrible visions from the day I...

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