Archive for February, 2012

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How to Make a Small, Dark Room Appear Bright and Open

How to Make a Small, Dark Room Appear Bright and Open

Living in New York definitely has it’s pros and cons, and one of the cons is definitely the chance that you’ll be living in an apartment with little to no natural light. After all, windows are incredibly coveted, and you’re sure to pay the price for ones that aren’t blocked by a skyscraper next door. [...]

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Upside Down Homes

Upside Down Homes

Thinking outside the box is one thing, but completely turning the box on it’s end is completely another! Maybe the inside of the home is perfectly normal…and even if it was, could you live in a home like this? And finally…

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How to Soundproof Your Apartment

How to Soundproof Your Apartment

There are many pros and cons to apartment living, and the noise factor is often a con. As much as you may love the bustling city, you may not want to hear all that traffic while you’re trying to sleep at night, and as much as you love listening to music at 3:00 in the [...]

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Inversion Home

Inversion Home

Now we’ve all heard of optical illusions, and I’m sure we all fancy ourselves rather skilled at noticing them. For the most part, however, these illusions don’t apply to real estate, unless it’s just some clever camera work (like the pic shown below). But then there’s the all famous “Inversion House,” built on a whim [...]

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Futuristic Homes

Futuristic Homes

It’s one thing to purchase a typical home, or even one set in a hillside, but what about one of these? How would you like living like the Jetsons?

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3 Tips to Help Your Real Estate Agent Help You

3 Tips to Help Your Real Estate Agent Help You

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home you’re fully aware of how difficult the process can be. Between making sure the paperwork is correct, the home inspection goes well, the home is priced right for the neighborhood and many other things, there is so much room for error! This, of course, is why most [...]

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Homes in Hills

Homes in Hills

Sure, the conventional wisdom says a home must be built above ground. But welcome to a new way of thinking, where modern technology provides us with a different viewpoint. What do you think of these? Could you live in a house in a hill?

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5 Reasons Your Home Hasn’t Sold

5 Reasons Your Home Hasn’t Sold

The fact is, if you’re sellingĀ a home in the current economy, you can’t afford for it to sit on the market. You need that baby sold, preferably yesterday. Now we all know there are many factors that can determine how long it takes for your home to sell (features, price, neighborhood, proximity to public transportation, [...]

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Rent Controlled vs Rent Stabilized

Rent Controlled vs Rent Stabilized

When it comes to renting an apartment, most places are pretty basic. You and landlord basically sign a lease agreement saying you aren’t going to destroy the home, or do anything that might harm the residence (own 15 cats, sell drugs, etc), and if you meet these conditions you may rent the apartment for the [...]

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Debut of 30th Avenue Plaza Condominiums

Debut of 30th Avenue Plaza Condominiums

Located in a fantastic neighborhood (28-21 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11103), these condos are sure to go quick. And why not; you’re surrounded by fine restaurants, cafes, gourmet markets and parks, and if that’s not enough you’re barely a 10 minute trip to downtown Manhattan. With sizeable bedrooms, large windows, abundant closet spaceĀ (and gorgeous kitchen [...]

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