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Helen Keit is a licensed real estate broker at Keller Williams Realty Landmark with 30 years experience in real estate servicing all Queens neighborhoods and responsible for the sale of over 1300 homes and apartments. She has helped hundreds of families move, including many employees for dozens of the country’s top corporations.
As a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) as well as Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Helen has created unique programs to provide specialized solutions and unparalleled service for families transitioning to their next lifestyle setting.
Her skill at negotiating, marketing and problem solving help buyers and sellers alike accomplish their goals – a smooth and profitable move!
Median Home Price - For October 2014 the Queens median home price was $419,000 — a 14.8 percent increase over last year at this time, as reported by Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. Supply of Homes for Sale - The residential inventory of homes for sale has dropped from 5,899 properties in October 2013 to 5,338 […]
You’re thinking of selling your house and mention it to a neighbor. The neighbor calls you the next day and says maybe their daughter or other family member may want to buy the house. Your family knows you are going to sell your home and a relative all of a sudden brings investors they know […]
Housing sales for this region have improved since the 1st quarter of 2014 which reflected the harsh winter conditions. The market, however, is not as strong as it was in 2013. We do know that real estate is valued per location and specifics to that neighborhood and property etc. With inventory levels—the number of homes […]
1. Do thorough research on locations you are thinking of moving to. Compare statistics on cost of living, employment opportunities, education, healthcare, crime and tax structure to get an overview on the “livability” of a community. You want to check that your career opportunities and salary potential would support your desired lifestyle in that location. […]
In many of our neighborhoods, and for certain types of property, the supply for sale is less than six months. This is indicative of a sellers’ market and the result is often several buyers submitting offers to the seller or multiple bidding. In these situations each offer is reviewed by the listing agent with the […]
Get the Latest Need-To-Know Information on Buying or Selling in Today’s Real Estate Market! It seems the process of buying and selling has become even more complicated over the years. Add to this new rules and lending guidelines recently instituted in the aftermath of the financial crises. Since buying/selling a home is one of the largest […]
1. If you are planning to sell this year, list your property now! Don’t wait for the grass and flowers to bloom. Many owners will plan to put their homes on the market in April/May when they feel the spring market will maximize their sale price. At that point, with many more homes in competition […]
Let’s look at some 2013 housing statistics for Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties: closed sales as of end of November 2013 are up 19.1 percent over last year at this time. The average sale price has increased 4 percent year over year. The months supply of homes for sale has dropped 22.9 percent from a […]
Many homeowners have now seen their equity increase and moves that had been put off are being considered now that conditions have improved. It is time to take advantage of low inventories of homes for sale and decades- low interest rates. However,making a move is still a complicated, disruptive and very emotional process. One would […]
Five years after the bubble burst there have been many articles written and news commentators questioning if Americans, the government and financial institutions have learned any lessons from the Great Recession. They ask where we are on the recovery curve. As a real estate broker I can offer a few observations from “my corner of […]
CNN on May 17 posed that question and cited a Trulia report—but got some info right and some wrong. The report actually stated that across the country, in 91 percent of the regions, housing was undervalued. Yet the CNN report mentioned that “some regions are overvalued”—making better headlines than saying in only 9 percent of […]
Parade Magazine’s article by Kate Rockwood (4/13/2013) focused on how the “rules of real estate” have changed. Some of the highlights are as follows: Before you buy get a pre-approval. Lending is tight. Lending once too loose has gone in the opposite direction, and hopefully will begin to be less restrictive in the future. Buyers who […]
1. There is multiple bidding on many properties throughout Queens and Long Island. Inventory levels have adjusted from the oversupply of recent years, and some neighborhoods have four months or less available. Six months of homes for sale represents a balanced market – equal number of buyers and sellers – and less than six months, with […]
The typical real estate transaction has so many facets and involves a myriad of details that to work with just any agent can cost you time and money – not to mention the house of your dreams! When buying or selling a house (www.queensnychomesforsale.com/mimarket) it pays to do your research in choosing an agent and […]
Real estate trends to watch in 2013: Prices are Rising. According to the S&P Case/Schiller Index prices were up 4.3 percent nationally over the last year. Although the Queens/Long Island region has seen less growth because of distressed property sales i.e., short sales and foreclosures and the impact of Sandy (November 2012 contracted sales declined […]