Women-Owned Business Series: Meredith & Carrie from SWAIR

Welcome back to our Women-Owned Business Series! We are excited to feature Meredith & Carrie from SWAIR, an environmentally-focused & ingredient-sensitive haircare line! While training for the New York Marathon, which requires so much training, the two felt they sometimes had to choose between working out and washing their hair. Read on to learn about […]

Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords in NYC

Living in the bustling city of New York can be an exciting and vibrant experience. As a tenant, it’s essential to be aware of your rights and your landlord’s responsibilities. Let’s delve into what landlords in New York City must provide to their tenants and what they are not obligated to provide (lots of things […]

How Interest Rate Hikes are Impacting NYC Real Estate Market

The recent decision by the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates for the 10th time, from 5 percent to 5.25 percent, raises important questions about the factors driving this policy shift. What are the reasons behind the Federal Reserve’s decision, and what potentially should New York City (NYC) homebuyers consider in light of this development? […]

Getting Ready To Buy A House Checklist: Top 8 Considerations

Are you trying to answer the question, “Am I ready to buy a house?” Buying a house is an important milestone with its fair share of challenges and rewards. Determining the right time to make such a significant investment requires careful consideration. Although there isn’t a definitive answer, several factors can help you gauge your […]

Exploring the Advantages of Adjustable Rate Mortgages: Flexibility and Financial Benefits

First, let’s answer the question, “What are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages?”. An ARM is an alternative option to the traditional fixed-rate mortgage. Unlike fixed-rate mortgages, they provide borrowers with the flexibility of a fixed interest rate for a specific number of years, after which the rate and monthly payment can fluctuate. ARM loans are commonly structured in […]

Water Damage in Your Brooklyn Apartment or Home: Essential Steps for Recovery

Water damage in your apartment can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Brooklyn residents, in particular, are no strangers to the challenges posed by flooding and water damage. As climate change intensifies storms and increases the frequency, water-related issues have become more prevalent. Whether it’s a burst pipe, a leaking roof, or another cause, dealing […]

Considering Renting vs. Owning: Exploring the Advantages and Financial Considerations

For many Americans, the decision between renting vs. owning a home may seem daunting, with doubts about their ability to cover the costs. However, it’s important to note that renting vs. owning each has advantages. Before you make a decision, take a moment to consider the following points. Advantages of Renting Renting a house or […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Amy from Seed2Stone

Welcome back to our Women-Owned Business Series! We are excited to feature Amy from Seed2Stone, an affordable lab-grown diamond jewelry brand that modernizes the look of diamond jewelry! With an emphasis on positive ESG with sustainable materials and manufacturing practices, Amy aims to be inclusive and focused what consumers want – something that is unique, […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Rita & Mary Ellen from PlayWell Brooklyn

Welcome back to our Women-Owned Business Series! We are happy to feature PlayWell Brooklyn, founded & co-owned by Rita & Mary Ellen! With a passion for inclusivity and wellness, the pair created an integrated playspace for children to enjoy, while also developing social skills & staying active. Read on to learn about their journey and […]

Two Birds, One Stone:  Leveraging Tax Benefits By Using Cost Segregation to Immediately Write-Off All Impaired Assets

By Eli Loebenberg, CPA, CEO, Madison SPECS Over the last several years, the use of cost segregation studies as a means of lowering income taxes has gone from being a niche practice utilized by the savviest of real estate investors to an almost standard part of purchasing commercial real estate properties, whenever applicable.  This has […]

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