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What Are Some Difference Between Rent vs Buy

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. Our second topic is geared to our Buyers and the major differences that exist between renting vs buying and how one might be a better option for over the other. Check out this article […]

Back to School House Hunting.

We have moved out of the busy spring open house season and the market is slowing down in all areas.  There are a few reasons buyers are out in droves during the spring, including the weather being so nice and everyone seemingly coming out of hibernation. One big reason is that families want to purchase […]

Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget.

It’s the last day of July and the last day of National Culinary Arts Month! We’d like to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles with you about making your cooking space worthy of creating delectable dishes. A renovated kitchen is usually at the top of a buyer’s and renter’s wish list but […]

Money Saving Tips on Lucky Penny Day!

Today is Lucky Penny Day, which is a perfect opportunity to talk about saving for a down payment and other important financial steps to take if you’d like to purchase a home. For advice on interests rates and other expertise in the area of mortgages, our friend Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage has posted several […]

Open House Season Tips for Buyers and Sellers

You may have noticed a lot more homes on the market and “open house” signs posted in front of buildings as we are officially in the spring home buying and selling season. Not only is the weather getting warmer, which brings in more traffic to an open house, but serious buyers with children often want […]

Ace Your Co-Op Board Interview by Jane Herro

If you’ve made it to the co-op board interview, you can be confident that your application is in good shape. At this stage, the board has already looked at your finances and thinks you would be a good match for tenancy – on paper. Now, all you have to do is prove you’d be a […]

Home Buying and Selling Guide for the Spring Real Estate Rush.

Spring home selling and buying season is approaching! Below is a guide for both sellers and buyers to prepare for the process! For Sellers: You’ve decided to sell you home! I know that sometimes this isn’t an easy decision and can feel overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, though, because I can talk you through it! Finding a […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

With how quickly places go in the NYC real estate market, it is important to have all your ducks in a row if you’re serious about buying. Without good preparation, many buyers get lulled into the mistaken notion that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage this means that they have been pre-approved for a home loan. With a pre-qualification, the […]