Thursday, October 31, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Are you frightened of home ownership and all it entails? We recently closed on a property with a buyer who admittedly was on the verge of vomiting at every step of the process. From the time she submitted her offer, to the closing table, just the thought of never being debt free again by carrying hundreds of thousands of mortgage debt, was downright terrifying to her. But we got her through it, and now she is settled in, and her finances are under control again. She couldn’t be happier. But it took a team of specialists to get her there, a team who took the time to listen to her concerns, providing empathy and experience to help her overcome her fears.
Here at Global Property Systems we did some research on what makes a buyer scared of jumping off the rental roundabout and into home ownership. We discovered that many are terrified at the thought, when we asked a buyer who fessed up to being scared - until they met us, of course! But what were the ma ...
Friday, October 11, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
The massive income inequality in the U.S. and globally is a topic that everyone from political candidates to billionaires are talking about. Bernie Sanders said recently that "billionnaires should not exist." Good old Bernie. Mark Zuckerberg, who, with a net worth of $69.8 billion, according to Bloomberg, recently stated “I don’t know if I have an exact threshold on what amount of money someone should have but at some level no one deserves to have that much money.”
Bloomberg Businessweek developed a chart that shows the breakdown of wealth in the world, and gives ranking of wealth from the poorest (-2) to the richest (11) . Everyone in the world therefore has a “wealth number.” The chart makes it very clear just how extremely one sided the world's the distribution of wealth is.
Scoring an 11 are just two multi-billionaires in the world: Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. That Businessweek ranking means they have $100 billion or more. In case you ...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Stunning and significant, Frederick Clarke Withers’ early Victorian masterpiece sits serenely back from the road in elegant Balmville, surrounded by sweeping lawns. Completed in 1856, its spacious rooms with 10-feet ceilings give it grandeur & a sense of history. No ordinary home, 5 unique fireplaces, mahogany coffered ceilings and wall paneling, the original recessed mahogany bookcases with the 19th century glass doors intact, wonderful decorative strap work ceiling , meticulous wood carved built-ins, ornamental plaster swag molding, & ceiling moldings with delicate corner cartouches, make it extraordinary. Partially restored and renovated, some of the rooms still need some work, but it’s entirely livable with an updated kitchen and recent extensive repairs inside and out including the slate roof, plumbing and electricity. Made for a crowd, family and friends, this exciting, important piece of Newburgh history is a blank canvas, waiting to shine again. Come bring i ...