Archive for July, 2012

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Do You Have the Traits of a Home Buyer?

Do You Have the Traits of a Home Buyer?

The dream of owning your own home someday is quite a common one; after all, being a homeowner often signifies that you have officially reached adulthood. Nevermind your first car, nevermind your first marriage; owning a home shows that you can now be trusted as a financially fit member of society, and that’s quite an [...]

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5 Essential Factors to Choosing Your Best Place to Live

5 Essential Factors to Choosing Your Best Place to Live

  One of the great things about America, is that you can go anywhere in the nation and be presented with a completely different way of living. The lush forests of northern Washington compared to the dry desert of New Mexico, the small town life of Alaska versus the urban collaboration of New York, the [...]

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What to Look Out for When Buying an Old Home

What to Look Out for When Buying an Old Home

  For many people, a new home certainly has its benefits (no odd smells, modern layout, energy efficient materials, etc.), but nothing compares to the charm of an old home. Personally, I love older homes (anything typically over 50 years old). I love the build in storage, the heavy wooden trim and the unique structural [...]

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Just How Dog Friendly is New York?

Just How Dog Friendly is New York?

  I have to admit it, moving from open farmland to the concrete jungle had me wondering if my beloved dogs (two Australian Shepherds) would be happy in their new location. Would I have time to take them out to stretch their legs? Would I be able to find a reasonable spot where they could [...]

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3 Fitness Tips from NYC

3 Fitness Tips from NYC

Let’s face it; January is long gone, and our beach body New Years’ resolutions have probably faded a bit. For those of you that didn’t fall off the wagon, kudos, but to the rest of us, read on. I’ll admit that it’s pretty easy to put on a few pounds in New York. After all, [...]

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Spare Key Rules to Live By

Spare Key Rules to Live By

Everyone gets locked out of the house at one point or another, and if you’re like me, it probably happens more often than you’d care to admit. So like many of you out there, I made the smart move and got myself a spare key. But then came the next (and arguably much more important [...]

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New French Bazaar Makes a Welcome Addition to Chelsea Market

New French Bazaar Makes a Welcome Addition to Chelsea Market

If you live in New York and still haven’t been to the Chelsea Market, well, I just don’t know what to say. Over the years, Chelsea Market (located in a borough of Manhattan, between 15th and 16th street and 9th and 11th Avenue) has turned into both a prime tourist stop as well as a [...]

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Disadvantages of Living in New York? Not So Fast

Disadvantages of Living in New York? Not So Fast

Every location has its advantages and disadvantages, and it can be argued that New York City has just as many downfalls as it does perks, but we disagree. Listed below are a few “disadvantages” of living in the city that, if you think about it, are not as bad as they seem. 1.) It’s too [...]

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Top 5 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

Top 5 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

Yes, the primary goal of this blog is to provide people with as much information as possible when it comes to buying a home, but the fact is, there are some very important reasons not to buy a home as well. These are our top five, and if you fall into any of these categories [...]

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Questions to Ask Neighbors Before Buying a Home

Questions to Ask Neighbors Before Buying a Home

If you’re looking to buy a home in a particular neighborhood, there is one essential source of information you may be completely overlooking: the neighbors. These are people that have already lived in this neighborhood, may have kids that already go to the school you’re thinking of sending your kids too and are people that [...]

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