Tips for Negotiating a Mortgage Deal

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It is common for mortgage applicants to shop around for the best interest rate and the lowest monthly payment when looking for a new home mortgage. While these are common points to consider and are undeniably important when you are looking for the best deal, the fact is that these are not the only factors […]

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What to consider when buying your first home in Brooklyn

Buying a home in Brooklyn

  Being a renter, you have the option of choosing a place that meets your needs at the moment. Buying a home is a much bigger commitment, both in terms of finances and the length of time you’ll likely live there. When seeking to buy your first home– whether it’s a brownstone in Brooklyn, a […]

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Choosing Between Two Homes To Buy in Brooklyn

  You’ve narrowed your search for a new home in Brooklyn down to two selections. You love both homes equally, but you do not know how to make the final decision. There are many categories that will play into your final decision if you consider everything carefully. Under each category, please decide what is most […]

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10 Tips for Staging your Home in Brooklyn

  Some homeowners have a difficult time thinking of their home as a product to be sold while others are unsure of how to improve the appearance on a budget. For those that are ready to get offers as quickly as possible, here is a look at 10 simple tips to stage any home.   […]

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10 Paint Colors To Help Sell Your Home

  The first impression of a home is what sells it. When painting the outside of your home consider where you live and the type of house you’re painting. The interior of your home should be up-to-date and attractive. Following is a list of colors and how and where to use them. Green - The lighter […]

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Buying Investment Property In Brooklyn

    Brooklyn, NY is diverse with neighborhoods with a strong specific ethnicity while others are a melting pot of cultures. Depending on where you choose to invest the architecture varies from classic brownstones to suburban ranches and detached single family homes. Brooklyn has been rejuvenated and with its sprawling parks and community aesthetics it […]

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The True Cost Of Home Ownership

Do you know the true cost of owning a home? When people buy a home, their main concern is paying the mortgage and taxes. In addition to that, there are many hidden costs that need to be taken under consideration. Unfortunately, mortgage lenders do not include these costs when they determine how much money they […]

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Why is Homeowner Insurance Important?

  Homeowner Insurance is based on risk assessment. Actuaries don’t care much about your charm. Actuaries care only about getting their numbers perfectly aligned. Homeowner insurance is a legal contract. It’s something that brings you closer to the balanced ownership of your home. If something happens to your home your coverage dictates how much you […]

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What is Flood Insurance?

According to FEMA, only 20% of Americans are covered by flood insurance. If you have a need for flood insurance in your area, you may want to listen up. Flood maps are changing, mortgages, individual home ownership and communities are being remapped. Whether you’re under private or national flood insurance flood insurance could play a […]

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How Does House Flipping Works?

Because of a few reality shows involving house flipping, we decided to explain a little more about what goes into that kind of project. If you’re not familiar with house flipping let’s start with the promoting programs. These programs usually span half of an hour. In that episodic space, a purchase is made, a home […]

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The Real Estate Market After Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn/Queens When the Sandy water went down we held our hands up. Because of a dismal economy, a steady unemployment rate and a crisis in the housing market, nobody knew what was going to happen. Linking natural disaster and economic enmity can be a tricky reality. Post Sandy, we’re still trying to understand where we […]

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Celebrities That Live In Brooklyn

Some of us may rather want to know where Wynton Marsalis or William Parker hang out, but that’s likely a select few. The rest of us focus on the big time stars and what they are doing… This usually includes where those special people are moving or living. So, here’s who lives in Brooklyn and […]

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