Archive for March, 2012

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What You Should Know About Life in New York

What You Should Know About Life in New York

Life in New York can definitely be a culture shock if you aren’t prepared for what you’re getting into. So we’ve decided to throw together a little list of things you might want to prepare yourself for if you’re moving to the Big Apple. 1.) Don’t dawdle. New Yorkers have places to be and a [...]

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How to Have Pets in a Small Apartment

How to Have Pets in a Small Apartment

For me (and I’m sure many of you), living somewhere without your pet is probably something you never want to imagine. I’m going to skip over the “make sure you’re allowed to have a pet at all” speech (I can’t say I really follow my own advice), assume that you’ve done the pre-requisite homework with [...]

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Top 4 First Home Requirements

Top 4 First Home Requirements

  If you’re buying your first home, chances are you probably have a wish list a mile long. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you’re unrealistic; it just means you’re excited to buy your first home. And it’s perfectly natural to get caught up in the process; problem is though when the original list begins to [...]

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Top 5 Wishlist Mistakes When Buying a Home

Top 5 Wishlist Mistakes When Buying a Home

When you first set out to buy a home, you typically have a wishlist of things you are looking for; a certain number of bedrooms, close to public transportation, in a safe neighborhood, etc. Thing is though, there is usually a few things on that list that you need to cross off, pronto. Here, let [...]

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Coping With Homebuying Anxiety

Coping With Homebuying Anxiety

Buying a new home can be quite a stressful process; there are so many things to take into consideration! From its proximity to your work or your child’s school, to the security of the neighborhood to the validity of the home inspection, the amount of thought that goes into buying a home can cause anyone [...]

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Why Small Apartments Rock

Why Small Apartments Rock

Fun Fact: I grew up on a 200 acre horse ranch. Until I was 15 my idea of “small space living” was a tent on a camping trip. So by the time I finished high school and moved out on my own, I couldn’t even comprehend how someone could enjoy living in a tiny apartment. [...]

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8 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

8 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

Everyone loves a good vacation, but I’m guessing you (like the rest of America) probably don’t get to have one as often as you should. In that case, when you do leave for a little bit of rest and relaxation, make sure you’re going to be coming back to everything as you left it. Nothing [...]

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Top Apps for Home Renovations

Top Apps for Home Renovations

There are two types of homebuyers: the ones that look for a home that is turn-key and move-in-ready, and the ones that look for a fixer upper. Of course, a fixer-upper can be quite daunting at first, but when broken down into some smaller, simpler goals, it seems like it just might be possible. Problem [...]

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St. Patty’s Day in NYC

St. Patty’s Day in NYC

There is really nothing like a New York City holiday. Think about it; New Year’s Eve in NYC is one of the biggest events in the world. So why would any other holiday be any different? Enter St. Patty’s Day. Enter hoards of green necklaces, kilts, bagpipes, green beer and whiskey, and happy-go-lucky redheads with [...]

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3 Reasons to Get to Know Your Neighbors

3 Reasons to Get to Know Your Neighbors

The first time I visited an old college friend in New York, I (being from Small Town, Montana) asked who the man living next door was. We could hear his music through the wall, and I wanted to ask about the artist. My friend very sternly told me that “We don’t do that here,” and [...]

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