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Determining the Local Housing Market: Buyer’s or Seller’s Market

If you’ve been toying with the idea of selling your home, but aren’t yet sure if you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s one major factor that can help you make your decision: the state of your local housing market. Being in a buyers market or a sellers market can make a big difference in […]

Buying New Construction: Punch List Creation

There are many benefits to purchasing a unit in new construction. You are moving into a never before lived-in apartment with all the latest and most fabulous finishes and appliances. However, you still need to scrutinize the condo. You are bound to find issues that you will want to take care of before moving in, […]

New Development Closing Costs in NYC

If you are buying in a new development or a conversion, watch out – the new development closing costs NYC buyers pay can be significantly higher than buying other existing apartments in the city. Most buyers don’t know that there are additional points to be negotiated. It’s like Vegas, if you fail to ask for […]

Building the Best At-Home Tool Kit: Top Tips and Essential Tools to Include

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, it may be time to invest in a quality tool kit to keep around for various tasks. And even if you’re renting, it might not be a bad idea to have supplies laying around for changing batteries, hanging wall decor, etc. Below, we’ll dive into the details to help you […]

Home Maintenance Series: Spring

As winter ends, you’ll be ready for spring cleaning throughout your home, as well as some time spent outside in the warmer weather. Add the following items to your checklists (as they fit your home) to ensure you’re taking care of every area and appliance you own. Inside of Your Home Heat and Cooling: Depending […]

Home Maintenance Series: Winter

When winter comes, it’s time to hunker down and enjoy the warmth of our homes. There aren’t many projects you can take care of during this season, but you can do a few things to make sure you’re prepared for the snow and freezing temperatures. Inside of Your Home The first thing you’ll want to […]

Home Maintenance Series: Fall

Fall is one of the most important seasons for home care. Your yard will require some TLC, and you’ll want to make sure every area of your home is ready for the cooler weather to come. Below are some good guidelines on what to cover during September, October, and November: Outside of Your Home: Fall […]

Way to Go, Millennials. You’ve Doubled Your Average Net Worth During the Pandemic

Yes, you read that correctly. Millennials have been working hard since the world changed in 2020. The average net worth of millennials more than doubled, jumping to an impressive average of $127,793 in recent years. But that doesn’t mean money has been coming easy. Read on to learn more about this wealth, what to do […]

Post-Closing Possession: Everything You Need to Know

So, the seller wants to stay in their home after closing. It happens. Sellers want to take advantage of the market, the season, etc., and list their house before they’re actually able to move out. And with that comes a post-closing possession agreement.  Below, we’ll dive into exactly what this means, as well as the […]

Affording a Home with Rising Mortgage Rates — 3 Great Tips

If you’ve been looking for a home in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly felt the impact of rising interest rates. Rates have more than doubled, making your estimated monthly payment significantly more. And it seems like these pesky percentages aren’t done increasing, either. So, how can you afford a mortgage with rapidly rising […]

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