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“This really is the opportunity of a lifetime...If you ask someone if this is the time to come into the market, I think anyone who would have bought a house in 2007 and was sitting on the sidelines, or who wants to buy this year or would buy in 2010, would want to take advantage of this.”

  • The New York Times, January 13, 2008, "What's Next for New York City Real Estate?"
    “New York has had a very good run, and there are still a lot of people sitting around with cash, but that doesn’t last forever.”

Foreign buyers, who have made about a third of the condo purchases in the last 18 months, have done so because they see it as a wise investment considering the weakness of the dollar. But, even foreign buyers will walk away from deals if they don’t think Manhattan prices will remain strong or if they cannot expect high returns on their investments. “They don’t need to buy real estate to make a bet on the dollar.”

  • The New York Times, October 11, 2007, "Democrats and White House Split Over Mortgage Relief Plans"

  • The New York Times, September 23, 2007,“A Reality Check for Home Sellers"
    “The buyers and the sellers are the same people in this market. So if the sellers price so high that they, effectively, put themselves out of the market, it shows up on the buying side, too... If you want to sell your house then you list it at the market price and you sell it. If you don’t really want to sell then don’t put it on the market. But don’t say you want to sell and then set the price so high that you spend the year cleaning up every morning, having people walk through your living room and look in your medicine cabinets and reject you. That’s just painful — and expensive.”

  • The New York Times, September 16, 2007,“Navigating a Path Through a Turbulent Housing Market"
    “We’re really seeing a real pullback in credit. If that doesn’t reverse itself in the coming weeks and months, we’re going to see a sharp decline in the housing market.”

  • The New York Times, November 5, 2006, "All Housing Markets are Local, Except When They're Not"

  • The New York Times, September 10, 2006
    The Pork-Bellies Approach to Housing
    "People in San Francisco have legitimate reasons to believe prices will grow faster than people in the Midwest do, because they have for the last 60 years."

  • The New York Times, July 23, 2006
    Cities Shred Middle Class, and Are Richer and Poorer for It

    “People have a stake in the place that they’re living in. If you have a police and firefighting force saving their city as opposed to somebody else’s city, it makes a difference. In the same sense, local shopkeepers just seem to be better. What happened on 9/11 was really about ‘our city’.”

  • The New York Times, June 16, 2006
    Housing Tighter for New Yorkers of Moderate Pay
    “The market will work through this, but there are people who really lose.”

  • The New York Times Magazine, October 16, 2005
    Chasing Ground
    “The large builders have taken the position: we’re just going to fight.”

  • The New York Times, July 28, 2005
    Trapped in the Bubble
    “You often think, ‘Geez, I have this huge windfall,’ but your neighbors and the people in the building next door have the same windfall. There are a lot of people who want to trade up, so that’s really the problem they are facing.”

  • The New York Times, June 5, 2005
    How We Feel About Home
    “As the desire to live in New York City gets stronger, the people at the bottom end of the income spectrum are the people who get pushed out.”

  • The New York Times, February 23, 2005
    Real Estate is Still Surging in Harlem, a Study Finds
    “It’s always an interesting question whether so-called gentrification is good or bad.”

  • The New York Times, February 20, 2005
    Why a Real Estate Agent May Skip the Extra Mile
    “You cannot completely trust the advice your broker gives you. You have to be more educated as a buyer.”

  • The New York Times, April 18, 2004
    Moving On: A Home Seller’s Primer
    “And those are the best buyers, less patient, often from out of town, and, therefore, ready to pay higher prices.”

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