Lorei Velazco's Blog Posts

Lorei Velazco's Blog Posts

Some Of The Steps Needed To Get To The Closing Table
I get this question a lot: What is the process for buying a house?Below you will find the steps a buyer can expect to encounter when purchasing a home. This table below by no means...

Upper East Side 1 Bedroom Apartment For Rent
An absolutely perfect true 1 bed apt up for grabs to a lucky renter in one of NYC's most luxurious & sought after UES condo buildings. For only $3000 a mn YOU can spoil...

What Do These Status Update Mean And How Easy Will It Be To Book An Appointment To View
If you are house hunting you will likely run into the following statuses or hear your agent tell you about them when they tell you whether or not viewing is possible, difficul...

New Rochelle Condo Open House June 5th
Click Here To Read More About this FANTASTIC CONDO!!!Book Your Appointment Today....

New Rochelle Condo For Sale
WHY RENT?!?! Especially When You Can Own This Beautifully Updated Studio Converted To A One Bedroom Apartment. Also Click Here To Read About The Open House Come June 5th from ...

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The Housing Market Is Like The Stock Market
As a real estate agent, I can tell you first and foremost one of the hardest things about this career is working with sellers who want to sell their home but are in shock...

Why I Love Downtown New Rochelle
Not only do I live in downtown New Rochelle but I shop and dine here too. Yes, I live in downtown New Rochelle. I am a proud apartment owner and feel the need to brag about th...

When Applying For A Loan To Buy A Home
If you are thinking about buying a home I would like to share with you a few tips...but keep in mind I am not a lender. Below are things I have heard lenders tell me.&nbs...

When Your Offer Is Not The Only Offer On The Table
Whether you have been house hunting for a day, months, or a couple years it does not change that great feeling that takes over when you find your dream home. It can be very ex...

Are You Thinking About Moving To Tarrytown
Trying to narrow down your desired house hunting locations in Westchester, New York can be difficult. There are so many choices. But perhaps understanding what you need i...

Tarrytown Open House This Wednesday
Come Wednesday To This Open House. You will love this beautiful multi-level condo with attached garage with automatic garage door opener, paved patio perfect for grilling ...

COOP Board Rejection
When it comes to filling out a COOP board application one should always keep in mind that even an interview is not guaranteed. An applicant can get rejected before an interview.&nb...

Splendid Condo Living
#WestchesterHomes #WestchesterCondos #TarrytownLiving #TarrytownRealEstate #WestchesterRealEstate...

New Rochelle Open House This Saturday
Open House This Saturday (12-12-15) from 2-4PMWhere: 490 PINEBROOK BLVD NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10804 ASKING: $640,0003 beds, 2 bathsThis home has 1,361 square feet but it ...

New Home For Sale In New Rochelle
Beautifully landscaped home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in New Rochelle's much sought after Bayberry Neighborhood!!! This nearly 1400 square foot home sits on 0.25 acres. It ha...

Types Of Contingencies
Placing an offer on a home is super exciting and it is easy to hope things will go smoothly. But in case they do not (and usually they don't) buyers need to protect themselves. And...

What Is Larchmont Like
Larchmont is a cute tree city. Yup you read that right...a tree city.Larchmont to some is recognized as a "Tree City USA". And it has been this way for nearly 30 years. I happ...

The Starbucks Effect On Home Values
So I came across an article titled "The Starbucks Effect: Higher home prices"And being a real estate agent I just had to read the article. I found it interesting. The wri...

Westchester Tops The Nation With Highest County Taxes
If you are a property owner in Westchester County you will probably not be surprised to learn that we lead the nation in high property taxes. According to LoHud.com Zillow ann...

Lower Hudson Valley Hospital Ratings
As someone who has spent a lot of time in hospitals over the last two years I came across this article that caught my attention and had to share with my audience. Lower Hudson...

New Rochelle And Its Future Downtown Area
If you live in New Rochelle, New York chances are you are aware of the redevelopment plans for the downtown area. And perhaps if you live in a neighboring city or town you know abo...

Bidding Wars Are Back
Whether you are a home buyer or a seller chances are you have come across a bidding war or two? If not, then maybe you have heard of others who have and recognize that these battle...

Understanding A Preapproval Of A Potential Buyer
Last Friday I met with a new buyer in my office. The meeting is an initial consultation. In such meetings we go over everything related to a potential buyer's real estate goal...

My Favorite Coffee Shop Is In New Rochelle
I absolutely love going to coffee shops. To me it is so relaxing and I can actually get a lot done. As a real estate agent I have the liberty of working from my office, my hom...

Stay Ahead Of The Game With A Pre Listing Inspection
Are you thinking about placing you home on the market? If so, have you been wondering what could set your home apart from others? Or wonder how you can ease a buyer's worry ab...

Is Your Home Still For Sale
Did your home recently expire...even after the efforts of your trusted real estate agent? If so you are not alone. Just look at these figures.What is an expired listing? Click...

Property Brothers Is Now Casting In Westchester County
Anyone living in Westchester, County New York who is addicted or obsessed with HGTV's show Property Brothers will want to listen up...they are taking applicatio...

Selling A Vacant Home With Staging
When a home hits the market for sale and it's vacant, it can be a beautiful thing. Why? Put simply the home owner and potential buyers do not have to negotiate a move in and o...

Check Out These Homes In Westchester County New York
This blog post is for those looking to make Westchester home. Clicking on one of the links below will take you to cities like New Rochelle, Pelham, Tarrytown, White Plains, Br...

Westchester New York Properties That Sold Last Month
These are homes that sold in February of 2015. They are located all over Westchester County in New York. For instance, you will see homes listed below in Mount Vernon, Scarsda...

Zillow Announces Enhancements To Zestimate Home Values
So I just got an E-mail from Zillow's Greg Schwartz (Chief Revenue Officer, Zillow Group) that I have to share. The email announced today that Zillow is incorporating som...

Downtown New Rochelle Getting An Exciting Facelift
As a downtown New Rochelle resident myself I am excited over the ambitious redevelopment plans headed by RDRXR (a joint venture by Long Island-based RXR Realty and Renais...

Westchester New York Homes By Community
Are you planning on moving to Westchester County in New York? If so then check out this small list of communities I serve.BronxvilleEastchesterLarchmontMamaroneckNew RochellePelham...

Why A Preapproval Is Being Requested
Most buyers today are asked by their real estate agent to present a pre-approval upon setting up the first appointment to see homes and sometimes this leaves buyers asking "Wh...

Are You Planning On Selling Your Home
Selling a home in the Spring is historically the hot season for selling a home. So if you are considering putting your home on the market, now is the time to get your hom...

What Would You Do If You Won Powerball
The Powerball Lottery is worth an estimated $500 Million Dollars!!!! Have you bought your lottery ticket yet? I ask because winning the lottery is a dream for many p...

Safety Concerns And How Recent Events Are Changing How I Do Business
So I have been in real estate sales for 4.5 years!! Crazy…time has flown by and in this time I have completely changed how I interact with new clients in the last 6 months. A few...

Questions Buyers Can Expect Initially When Reaching Out To A Real Estate Agent
Anyone who has ever called and worked with a real estate agent knows agents have lots of questions that are to be answered. This is to be expected.  Agents need...

Memorable Appointments And My Safety As A New York Real Estate Agent
I want to share some of my more memorable appointments that were either comical or a bit scary. And I am sure there are other agents out there that have similar stories. Slow ...

Picking An Attorney For Your Unique Real Estate Needs
Anyone who meets their real estate goals may find themselves in need of a real estate attorney. If that is you please remember that each real estate transaction is is unique. ...

Did You Just Move Like Me
One month ago today I moved into a lovely condo building in downtown New Rochelle, New York and I could not be happier. I had been dreaming about this moment for years. A...

Open Houses This Weekend Dec 20th And Dec 21st
Westchester County is full of open houses this weekend...which comes as a surprise to me...lots of serious and eager sellers out there ready to accept your offer the weekend before...

Is Pelham The Right Place For Your To Move To
Pelham is another great place in Westchester to call home and its justabout 10 minutes from where I live. So again I am pretty familiar with this areaas well.  Pelham is ...

Are You Thinking About Moving To Westchester And Wondering If You Should Make New Rochelle Your Home
Over the next few weeks and months I’m going to also be blogging about my favorite aspects of certain cities in Westchester, New York and I'll also discuss certain neighbo...

What Cancer Treatment Taught Me About My Real Estate Business
For those who don’t know me my name is Lorei Velazco and I’m new to J Phillip Real Estate, but not new to the business. I’ve been around for a few years, but I had to take...


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