Category Archives: Tips & Advice

Manhattan Rental Prices Continue Upward Trend

After showing a bit of a slow down in price increases in recent months, rental prices in Manhattan are skyrocketing once again. In fact, rental prices are reaching the highest levels they have been at in more than five years. … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Purchase a Home? Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking the Plunge

Are you considering buying a house, but you are not sure if now is the right time to buy? If so, here are a few simple questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if you are really ready … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Getting a Private Loan from a Friend or Family Member

When purchasing a home, you might find yourself a bit short on the cash that you need to pay for the home. Whether you need a loan to pay for the entire cost of the home or a loan to … Continue reading

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Private Mortgage Insurance: What Is It and Why Do You Have to Pay It?

When purchasing a home, there are many different expenses that will need to be hashed out. Many first-time homebuyers are surprised by these expenses, as they assume the only cost to purchasing a home is the price that is listed … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Close on Your New Home – Now What?

If you have never purchased a home before, it is only natural to feel a bit nervous about what to expect at the closing. After all, you are officially handing over your hard-earned money to purchase a property, which means … Continue reading

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5 Steps for Keeping Your Manhattan Home Warm This Winter

When facing the cold Manhattan winters, you certainly want to find every way possible to keep yourself warm. Fortunately, there are several simple steps that you can take to keep your Manhattan home warm while also helping to cut down … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Markets and Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Manhattan

Explore some of Manhattan’s finest Christmas markets and boutiques to finish up your Christmas shopping this holiday season If you’re out and about doing some last minute Christmas shopping this holiday season, then you’ll want to check out these 5 … Continue reading

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First Time Home Buyer Loan Guide for NYC

If you’re in the market for a home, navigating the range of home loans to find the one that’s best for you can be difficult, particularly if it’s the first time. To make things easier, the federal government and most … Continue reading

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How to Make a Small Space Look Larger

If you want your home to look larger than it actually is, it’s important to show off every square foot of your listing so that buyers can visualize enough room for all of their belongings. Staging pro experts state that … Continue reading

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Rental Guide to Manhattan Rentals and Leasing

If you are thinking about renting in New York City, there are a few things you should think about and prepare in order to secure an apartment.  Here’s a look at what you’ll need – and need to know – … Continue reading

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