Archive for September, 2012

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Benefits of Growing up in NYC: A Kid’s Point of View

Benefits of Growing up in NYC: A Kid’s Point of View

If you’re thinking of starting a family or already have one or two children of your own, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about the best place to raise them. But let’s stop and think for a second; why would a child like living in New York? Well we’ve made a list, just [...]

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How to Condense Your Belongings

How to Condense Your Belongings

For most of us, we have some sort of room that is often devoted to just storage. And not only does that room tend to get more and more stuffed with items as time wears on, but we also avoid any opportunities to clean it out. We know what we have to do, but we [...]

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Protecting Yourself From Home Buying Scams

Protecting Yourself From Home Buying Scams

No matter where you look in this day and age, someone is trying to scam you. You might not fall for it all the time, but every once in a while you’re probably going to get taken advantage of without you knowing it. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s important to watch [...]

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How to Know You’ve Hired the Wrong Real Estate Agent

How to Know You’ve Hired the Wrong Real Estate Agent

It can take some time to find the right real estate agent. If you’ve followed our advice on how to find a good real estate agent, you’ve probably done some serious homework. You’ve looked into their track record, contacted references and even done a little digging to make sure they have all the proper certifications [...]

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Why New Yorkers Live Longer

Why New Yorkers Live Longer

It seems the age-old phrase “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is quite accurate when it comes to living in the Big Apple. Contrary to popular opinion from outsiders (that New York is a disease-ridden city full of murderers, crazed taxi drivers and out of control subway systems), New York is actually doing quite [...]

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Tips for Senior Home Buyers

Tips for Senior Home Buyers

These days, you don’t need to be 28 to buy a home. Plenty of older adults are now taking the leap of selling their current home and moving into one that better suits their needs. Maybe you’re downsizing into something a little more manageable now that all five kids have moved out. Maybe you’re looking [...]

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5 Ways to Blow a Home Price Negotiation

5 Ways to Blow a Home Price Negotiation

Buying a new home tends to be quite exciting at first; every potential home you enter gives you ideas for what you would do if it were your own. Where would your furniture go? What color would you paint the bedroom? And all of this leads to a decently good time (admit it, searching for [...]

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Best New York Sites for Fall Foliage

Best New York Sites for Fall Foliage

Fall is slowly creeping upon us, but before you know it the changing colors will have come and gone. So before you miss it, we’ve made a list of the best places to see some beautiful fall foliage. As September moves into October, you might want to stop by a few of these locations before [...]

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Thinking of Becoming a Landlord? Read This First:

Thinking of Becoming a Landlord? Read This First:

Becoming a landlord has a serious draw to it. If you can make a profit out of an empty home, it essentially pays for itself. Think about it; if your mortgage payment on the place is $1,500 a month, and you’re bringing in $2,000 a month in rental fees, that adds up to an extra [...]

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3 Ways to Know it’s the Right Time for You to Buy a Home

3 Ways to Know it’s the Right Time for You to Buy a Home

The act of buying a home can be incredibly intimidating. We won’t go into all the stresses of why people lose sleep over it (it’s the biggest investment you can ever make, if something goes wrong you’re responsible for it, you lose the freedom of being able to move at the drop of a hat, just to [...]

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