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Posted on 05/09/2021
Quick Reminders: What to Consider When Building Your Fence
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels A fence can really transform the look and feel of your home. From providing privacy to adding a unique element to your yard, these structures can bring many advantages. But if you want to build one of these for the first time, you may have a lot of questions before getting started. Understand...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Helpful Home Projects for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 1206 Neill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Great Indian Village location , all brick detached two family home , large eat in updated kitchen with ceramic tiles floors, granite counter tops , stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting , large living room and dining area, hardwood floors throughout home, newly renovated bathroom, two large bedrooms main bedroom has his and hers closets, second level has two bedrooms full bath and finished attic storage, lower lever is a one bedroom apartment with a large living room , eat in kitchen and full bath, walk in garage and laundry area , full yard and driveway, close to public transportation and retail...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Five Strategies for Creating a Welcoming Foyer
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Blueprints
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Do I Need an Attorney to Close?
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Advantages of Natural Ventilation Systems
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 03/13/2021
Another Property Rented - 281 Garth Road, Scarsdale NY 10583, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Location, Location, Location! Large one bedroom unit with eat-in kitchen and parquet floors. This lovely and spacious unit is move-in ready! Fabulous features include Laundry on every floor, 4 large closets, storage, bike room, Eligibility for Lake Isle Country Club Membership which includes golfing, pool and tennis, Free Parking with Garth Road permit and best of all a Doorman Building! Terrific location within walking distance to the Scarsdale Metro-North Train Station, Scarsdale village, restaurants and shopping. Close access to the Bronx River...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
What Is a Home-Buying Wish List ?
Photo by evondue via Pixabay A home-buying wish list may sound like a cathartic way to imagine a dream home that's dripping with luxury everywhere you turn, but it's really a practical way to help homeowners narrow down their options. When buyers look at too many homes, they may find that each property starts to run together. Use...
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