What you need to know about Capital Gains Tax

    Capital Gains are defined as the monetary differences between the selling price and the purchase price – it’s the amount the sellers of a primary residence are taxed on the sale. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this kind of tax, so it’s important to be aware of these myths so that you […]

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Teaching Children About Homeownership & Finances

Money management, while seeming definitive of the realm of adulthood, is actually a skill engendered in childhood through proper parenting. It’s up to parents to teach their children how to responsibly handle their money. Here’s a few pointers on how to teach your children about adult home ownership.   Manage your money Give children the […]

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Deciding whether to List your Home

Deciding whether or not you should list your home for sale can be a difficult decision – around this time of year it’s common for people to want to integrate some sort of changes into their lives. If you’re trying to figure out whether to make an address change in Brooklyn, here’s our list of […]

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Brooklyn, Home of the Bachelor Pads

If you’re single and looking for an NYC apartment, Brooklyn is the best choice.   Brooklyn has become an excellent place to live for bachelor’s looking to find a starter apartment, colloquially known as a “bachelor pad.” Brooklyn saw about 9 billion dollars in real-estate sales in 2015, an annual increase of over a third. […]

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Buying an NYC home for the first time when you’re over 50

Older home buyers in New York City belong to a somewhat rare demographic – according to an article released in December 31sts New York Times, the median age of first time home buyers in 2015 was 31. What might be surprising to hear, however, is that mortgage applications filed by people above the age of […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Home Winterization Tips

Despite an unseasonably warm Holiday season, the frost outside can confirm that we’re definitely in Winter. It’s important to protect your home in this sort of weather- low temperatures,  ice, and wind can cause extreme damage to your home that could require very expensive repairs. You can save yourself alot of stress – as well […]

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Priceless Detail of Prewar Brownstones

One of the most recognizable structures in New York City’s urban landscape are it’s 2-4 story brownstones, sandstone townhouses, built during the late 19th and early 20th century. The architectural palette of that time allowed more room for artistic details and flourishes to be constructed directly into the infrastructure of the home. These details – […]

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Benefits of living in Outer Boroughs

In my time living in New York City, I’ve lived all around the various boroughs. Each neighborhood has it’s own distinct feeling – the ambiance, the light, the sounds, the businesses. All of these factors create the general “feel” of the neighborhood. I’ve realized, through living here for years, that there’s many particular subjective and […]

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Why work with a Licensed Realtor?

While it seems that there are a vast variety of online resources for finding an apartment, it turns out there’s actually a dearth of practical online options for finding the perfect apartment for you. It’s always much more effective to work with a real-estate professional who is well-acquainted for finding the right living space for […]

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Purchasing a new Home with your Fiancé

The current economic climate has shifted the way that individuals go about the process of starting families and settling down. The costs of a marriage are now being weighed against other practical expenses – most notably, in the major investment of purchasing a new home. For many couples, there is a major decision to be […]

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Home Buying Tips

As time marches on, members of Generation X and Generation Y are jumping into the housing market with both feet. No longer are they dissuaded by the economic worries of the past, instead they are energized to buy a home for themselves and their growing families. As the next generation of home owners brave the […]

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Tips for Negotiating a Mortgage Deal

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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