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Clean Your Closet and Make Some Cash With the Second-Hand Economy
One of the biggest trends you hear about today is getting into the gig economy. Having a side hustle can be a great opportunity, but another trend for making extra money is to sell old household items through the second-hand economy. Participating in the second-hand economy has numerous benefits. Besides turning your old stuff into cas...
Breathe Clean Air in Your New Home
Congratulations - you're about to move into your new home! However, there is a critical step before moving in completely: you have to make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned. Even if it has been given a full cleaning before the sale, you should still take care to get your new home sparkling before you move in, as this will calm your em...
How to Upsize Your Home to Accommodate Your Growing Business
There are many joys to running a home-based business, from setting your own hours to being able to work in your pajamas. Thanks, in part, to the recent rise of the gig economy, more and more people are launching their own businesses and enjoying the freedoms of freelancing from home. Of course, as your home-based business grows, it may...
Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper Home
Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper Home Whether you’re looking for your next residence or hoping to turn a tidy profit, a fixer-upper home might be perfect for you. Buying a fixer-upper is often one way to get more house than you might otherwise be able to afford. For an investor, a fixer-upper can often generate quite a profit. The ...
People choose to start their own, home-based business for many reasons. Many times, people who have lost a loved one need a fresh beginning, and feel that creating their own company is a good place to start - and, often, they create a venture that honors their loved one's memory. Regardless of your reasons for launching one, ther...
Prepping Your Home For Sale: A Guide For Busy Parents
Preparing a home to put it on the market can be overwhelming if you don't have a good plan, and for many families, it's tough to find the time to get everything taken care of. When you're a busy parent, it can also be difficult to make sure your house stays clean and organized while it's on the market. Fortunately, there are several si...
4 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House
Now that your home is listed for sale, it seems as though you have a to-do list a mile long, and preparing for an open house is one of them. An open house gives buyers a glimpse into what their life would look like should they decide to purchase your home. This will be their first impression, and there won't be a do-over. Real estate a...
Save Money by Using these Financial Hacks to Buy a Home
Buying a home is one of the most important and expensive purchases you will ever make, but that doesn't mean you can't save some money during the process. Smart house hunters can consider these tips to help pay for a home and still be prudent with their pocket book. Read on to find out how. Put Twenty Percent Down When you borrow...
Buyers Are Heating Up The NYC Suburb Real Estate Market
Some people from out of state may imagine New York City real estate only thriving in the heart of the city, however, in 2016, the market heated up considerably in the suburbs. New buyers are making their way to the more spacious commuter neighborhoods as the sudden surge of activity is having a significant impact on available home...
The Latest on Rising NYC Construction Costs
New York City faces a mixed bag of current markers in the world of residential and commercial construction activity. In some ways, it's good news that the rate of cost increases is slowing. But costs are up once again throughout the city's five boroughs. If that's no surprise to you, the good news may be that the 2016 rate of increase ...
Queens Sales Activity Report
Over the past five years, we have made our way through a housing recovery which has seen prices rise to and above 2007 levels and financing requirements loosening up to allow more and more buyers to enter the market. But as buyers enter the market today, they may find themselves in the unenviable position of having to compete wi...
Top 5 Best Value Neighborhoods If Commuting
If you are like the average budget conscious professional in New York, you probably don't want to spend your entire life on the subway, and you probably don't want to spend an arm and a leg on your apartment. Most professionals in New York commute to the two central office hubs of the city, Midtown and the Financial District. If you ...
Brooklyn Development Spotlight - zip codes with most development activity
Brooklyn Development Spotlight A common view in Brooklyn is one with multiple cranes and buildings being constructed. Where is the most development activity occurring today and where may we see activity occur moving forward? Zip Code Neighborhood Buildings Breaking Ground in 2015 11221 Bushwick/Bed-Stuy ...
Buy now or wait?
The real estate market in New York is scorching hot. Bidding wars are aplenty and buyers are lining up to buy properties, usually above asking price. If you are considering buying, you may be asking yourself whether to buy now or wait. Looking at how the market is behaving, some people may be reminded of the bubble that was forming in ...