If you're considering a move north of New York City, please check out my recent interview with Brownstoner, an informative real estate magazine and website in Brooklyn.
In the webinar, "Making the Move to Westchester,” I put in the spotlight Westchester's beautiful Sound Shore, and answered an array of questions for homebuyers, including:
- Why should Brooklynites consider Rye and other towns on Westchester’s Sound Shore?
- What’s the market like right now in lower Westchester?
- How do buyers and renters find a community that’s a good fit for their family?
A key point that I discussed with moderator Elizabeth Aloni is that the Covid pandemic has caused home buyers to sharpen their focus on leaving the city for the suburbs, at an earlier stage of family rearing than they have in the past. While this fall has seen a bit of a holding pattern — many people bought or rented in the suburbs when the pandemic hit, but, for now are staying put—by the spring many more will be seeking homes to buy or rent in the suburbs.
My colleague, Chase Senior Home Lending Advisor Michael DeRosa, was on hand to discuss various financial products available for buyers. He also had some good advice: “Buyers need to be prequalified or pre-approved if you’re making the move in the next four months,” he said. “But if you’re thinking of making a move in the next year — at least know your credit score now. You’d be surprised at how many flags come up without you knowing it.”
Watch the full webinar below. As always, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, and help you get started on your next move. Feel free to give me a call at 914-414-5147 or email me at Fiona.Dogan@juliabfee.com.