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An Increase in Equity

An Increase in Equity

Becoming and being a homeowner is one of the greatest accomplishments and instills a true sense of pride. It’s one of the greatest investments you can make and it really is a “gift” that keeps on giving. Value traditionally only increases and you can receive a high ROI when it comes time to downsize, change […]

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Leave it to a Professional

In case you haven’t already figured it out, enlisting a professional to handle your investments is strongly encouraged. Enlisting a professional to handle one of the single most important financial investments is absolutely necessary. Hiring a certified Realtor to get you through the homebuying or selling process will ensure that no corners are cut, nothing […]

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50 Years Later: Floor Plans

50 Years Later: Floor Plans

Generally, it’s pretty clear when you walk into a home what era it’s from. Fifty years ago, post World War II homes were boxy and compartmentalized. Defined spaces with a living room, dining room, and kitchen, largely in 2-story or ranch floor plan, kept things very formal. The late 60s and 70s saw a new […]

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50 Years Later: Transparency

50 Years Later: Transparency

The increase in data transparency in the industry has significantly helped with progress. Thirty, forty, and fifty years ago, not everyone shared information. Properties were bought and sold “in private.” 50 years ago, transparency did not exist. In fact non-transparency was the norm.┬áMany, many, transactions were done “behind closed doors” – which at the time […]

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Unique New York

Unique New York

Housing has traditionally been reserved for the affluent. Those who can afford a home are of a specific group of people. Generally, being middle-aged and starting a family fits the profile of home-seekers. However, in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is in pursuit to change that and offer affordable housing to the artists […]

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6 Simple Steps…

6 Simple Steps…

Some people, in the industry particularly, consider home buying an art. There’s a science to it. Most of it is gut feelings, but there are some simples steps that one should take when starting on the path to home buying. Some of these steps may be ones that are often overlooked, so the helpful step-by-step […]

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