Archive for January, 2013

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Just Moved? Get to Know Your New City

Just Moved? Get to Know Your New City

Moving is tough. Even with all the excitement it usually brings (you’re relocating for a new job, you’re closer to family, you moved in with your girlfriend) a new city can be pretty intimidating. But as soon as you unpack most of your belongings and find a few seconds to explore, here are a few [...]

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Getting Rid of “Permanent” Home Fixtures on Your Walls

Getting Rid of “Permanent” Home Fixtures on Your Walls

  Picture this: you move into a beautiful home ready to make a few changes and put your special mark on the place, when you are suddenly confronted with the face that a few of the current interior design choices are a little tougher to remove than you thought. Maybe you thought a wall of [...]

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What Your Real Estate Agent Wishes They Could Tell You About Your House

What Your Real Estate Agent Wishes They Could Tell You About Your House

Your real estate agent is there to help you. They want your house sold just as bad as you want it sold. Think about it, the longer it sits on the market the more work they have to put in for the exact same commission as if the house would’ve sold months ago. So they [...]

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Creating a Useful Basement

Creating a Useful Basement

You’ve probably seen a situation like this many times; you walk into a prospective home to purchase and are excited by its large, unfinished basement. The fact that it’s unfinished means the overall price of the house is lower and that you can choose to do whatever you want with it. But before you know [...]

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Dialing it Back with Home Selling Stress

Dialing it Back with Home Selling Stress

There’s no doubt that selling your home can create some serious stress in your life. After all, people don’t generally sell a home when they “get around to it,” they sell it for a specific reason. Perhaps you’re moving across the country, have already purchased another home and can’t afford two mortgage payments, or maybe [...]

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Summer Activities in the Dead of Winter

Summer Activities in the Dead of Winter

We have to admit, as beautiful and “magical” as winter is, January sure does seem to drag on. Once Christmas is over and the excitement of the New Year has set in all you’re left with are piles of snow drifts and constant hopes of a warmer temperature. Here at Ardor New York we’re thankful [...]

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Buying a House before Marriage

Buying a House before Marriage

It’s not uncommon in this day and age for couples to delay marriage but move forward with their lives as a couple, and buying a home is definitely one of the most significant steps of couple-hood. However, as magical as it may sound, a couple that buys a house together before they are ready can [...]

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Buying a House with Friends

Buying a House with Friends

Let’s face it; paying rent sucks. It’s usually just money that’s going to nothing. However, while the thought of owning a home might be appealing, the fact is you just might not be able to afford it on your own. But what if you have a friend you were splitting costs with… Nowadays, more and [...]

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Design Tips for a Large Apartment

Design Tips for a Large Apartment

Chances are, most people probably don’t consider this a challenge. After all, the more space the better, right? Well not exactly; at least not from a design standpoint, that is. And it doesn’t even have to be a large apartment, per say. When you find yourself moving out of a tiny, cramped studio apartment to…well [...]

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How to Avoid a Scamming Contractor

How to Avoid a Scamming Contractor

Sadly, when it comes to a set of morals contractors often seem to be on the same level as used car salesmen, ready to take advantage of you and drain your wallet whenever your back is turned. Not all of them are like that though; in fact, there are plenty of honorable, trustworthy and knowledgeable [...]

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