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WHY HAVING A MENTOR CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

WHY HAVING A MENTOR CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCEThe Green Team’s Mentoring Program When asked why they joined the Green Team, many sales associates cite the company’s exceptional training programs.  From an ever-growing library of video training sessions, to tech training and practice sessions, education is an ongoing part of the Green Team.   However, one of the most popular is the Continue Reading...

Housing Market Update for June 2018 & Impact of Federal Tax Reform on Housing Market

Housing Market Update for June 2018 & Impact of Federal Tax Reform on Housing MarketOrange & Sussex Counties - Housing Market Update for June 2018 and Impact of Federal Tax Reform on the Housing Market The Green Team went live on Facebook Tuesday, June 12 with its monthly housing market update. Geoff Green, President of the Green Team, moderated the event. Panelists included sales associates Vikki Garby and Kim Leslie of the Continue Reading...

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact? Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and market analysts how they felt about Continue Reading...

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock in a low Continue Reading...

The Green Team welcomes June Cosgrove-Hays

The Green Team welcomes June Cosgrove-Hays The Green Team is happy to announce that June Cosgrove-Hays has joined our company. Growing up in the town of Warwick, June Cosgrove Hays' initial plans did not include becoming a real estate agent. She worked for a Wall Street brokerage firm, and then a children’s publishing company. When June and husband Jeffrey welcomed son Austin into the Continue Reading...

Kristine ("Krissy") Many

Previously employed as a Wireless Engineer and Procurement Specialist; Krissy now utilizes her education, experience and knowledge to best benefit her real estate clients. Krissy started her real estate career with Joseph Green, Realtor and joined The Green Team in 2018. Krissy is a Life long resident of Orange County and loves all it has to Continue Reading...

Open House - 21 Prospect Street, Unionville, NY

Open House - 21 Prospect Street, Unionville, NY Calling all history buffs! If you have dreamed of living in a 19th century farmhouse, this could be the perfect one for you. This rustic four bedroom house has the original banister from 1867 along with hardwood floors throughout underneath the carpet. If you are concerned about storage space, there is plenty to go around with several deep Continue Reading...

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5% (or more) over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. When prices are surging, it is difficult for Continue Reading...

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR!

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR! The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of the year, some experts felt that it could have a negative impact on the luxury housing market. Capital Economics: “The impact on expensive Continue Reading...

UPDATE: The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]

UPDATE: The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease Continue Reading...

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had this to say, “What is available for sale is going under Continue Reading...

The Green Team Welcomes James House, Chris and Megan Kimiecik and Kristine Many

The Green Team Welcomes James House, Chris and Megan Kimiecik and Kristine ManyThe Green Team welcomes James House,  Megan Kimiecek and Kristine Many to the company.  Each brings unique skills and experience to the Green Team family. James House James House became interested in pursuing a career in real estate while helping a family member sell his home and finding that he enjoyed the whole process.  He also found Continue Reading...

Excitement is building at Green Team New Jersey Realty

Excitement is building at Green Team New Jersey RealtyExcitement is building at Green Team New Jersey Realty, which launched in September of 2016.  In less than two years it has become one of the top 20 real estate agencies in all of Sussex County.  Furthermore, it is now one of the top 5  agencies in Vernon.  Its formula for success is simple.  Follow the systems and training set up by Geoffrey Continue Reading...

Open House June 3rd 1-3 pm

Open House June 3rd 1-3 pm House features 3 separate living rooms, 4 bedrooms and a main floor office/5th bedroom.  So close to downtown Sugar Loaf you could walk (0.6 miles).  So much to see, stop by! Click on the link below and scroll down to the listing. House Listing Continue Reading...

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait! Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year? While rates have been rising, so have home values. Here are Continue Reading...

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home! Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household finance, credit access and housing. One of the many questions asked in the housing section of the survey was: Assuming you had the financial Continue Reading...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their grasp now! Continue Reading...

Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now

Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that item is high. Let’s see how this applies to the current Continue Reading...

How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power

How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your Continue Reading...

Orange County Real Estate Market Report for May 2018

Orange County Real Estate Market Report for May 2018Green Team Business Review – May 2018 The numbers tell a story all their own.  Despite the lack of inventory on the market, despite the specter of rising interest rates, loss of deductions due to new tax laws, etc., the Green Team is doing something very right and finding people buyers for their homes and finding homes for buyers!   Both the Continue Reading...