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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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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Should You Remodel or Buy A New Home

  Buy New or Remodel Deciding on whether to purchase new or renovate an existing home is a question for the ages. Home buyers are confused as to which is the better the investment, and rightfully so. The looming decision warrants hesitancy and indecision. Both these factors can lead to a poor choice. Taking your […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying A New Home

Many new home buyers are excited that their purchase of a new home feels somewhat kinetic. These are the next steps in life. Beyond that initial satisfaction that comes with moving forward, however, are the realities of home buying mistakes. That can decimate the joy of the experience and that of your finances as well. […]

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2013 Housing Market

  For the time being things look… ok. While applications for mortgage rates fell to a two-year low this month, better job growth is expected in 2014-2015. Americans are buying homes at a snail’s pace. That’s only 5.1 million this year. According to the New York Times, a moderately healthy job market sits at 5.5 […]

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The Streets of New York City

You’ve recently moved to the great city of New York and you can’t wait to start exploring.  New York City is full of landmarks.  From their parks to their museums to their skyscrapers, even their streets are famous.  It is a city full of history and trivia, a place where everything has its own story […]

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