Archive for August, 2012

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Top 5 Rules for Living in New York City

Top 5 Rules for Living in New York City

As many New York natives will tell you, living in New York is…different. It seems that anyone moving here from a large city like Los Angeles, Seattle or Houston, or even Las Vegas would have an advantage. And maybe you do, but it still isn’t quite the same. So we’ve made a list of a [...]

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How to Find a Roommate in New York City

How to Find a Roommate in New York City

Folks, I’m originally from a small town in western Montana. There, everyone knows everyone. If you need a roommate you simply tell a friend you need a roommate and within a week or so someone you know (or at least vaguely know) gets in contact with you saying their up for the roomie job. And [...]

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Why It’s Great to be a Student in New York City

Why It’s Great to be a Student in New York City

Of all the places in the world to go to college, New York City still remains one of the best possible choices. Sure, parents might be nervous about their little baby going off on their own in a giant city such as New York, but let’s look at some of the immeasurable benefits of studying [...]

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Common Home Buying Fears

Common Home Buying Fears

Buying a home, no matter how you look at it, is a pretty big deal. There are so many new responsibilities that people often use home ownership as the true mark of adulthood, so it’s perfectly natural to be feeling a bit overwhelmed or uncomfortable about the whole process. However, the fear of the unknown [...]

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Make Your Home More Pleasant: For Free

Make Your Home More Pleasant: For Free

For many of us, our current living situation is just that; our current situation. Sure we would love to have new furniture and a fireplace, but that just isn’t going to happen right now. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in a hopeless situation. There are always ways to improve the look of your [...]

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Do-It-Yourself Home Renovations That are a Bad Idea

Do-It-Yourself Home Renovations That are a Bad Idea

Some do-it-yourself home renovations are a fantastic idea. Repainting your bedroom, for example, should be a fairly easy task to tackle on your own and should prove to be a very impactful change. Even slightly larger renovations, like relaying the bathroom tile or reworking your yard’s landscaping can be done on your own with proper [...]

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Coping With Buyer’s Remorse

Coping With Buyer’s Remorse

You did all the necessary work. You made sure you were preapproved, whittled down your dream home list to only necessities in order to stay within your budget. You researched schools, local transportation and made sure your real estate agent only showed you homes in appreciating neighborhoods. You even made sure the home you bought [...]

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Fastest Growing Jobs in New York City

Fastest Growing Jobs in New York City

New York (as well as every other city in America) has not been immune to current economic times. However, as the entire country begins to rebound, certain career fields are showing steady growth in certain cities. Here is the list for the fastest growing occupations in New York: 1.) Biomedical Engineers. Anything in the technology [...]

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5 Truths Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Would Accept

5 Truths Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Would Accept

Being a real estate agent can be a bit difficult when it comes to using your expertise. Many homeowners believe they know just as much about the market because they’ve lived in that particular neighborhood for an extended period of time (not true, this does not necessarily tell you where the market is headed). The [...]

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How to Buy a Home the Long Distance Way

How to Buy a Home the Long Distance Way

Buying a home can be difficult, but buying a home in another is even more complicated. Yet as the price of plane tickets and gasoline continues to rise, traveling is expensive, and it makes perfect sense to want to save that road-trip until you’ve narrowed down your options a bit. But how do you do [...]

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