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Top Five NYC Real Estate Projects Proposed for 2017 Development

January 13, 2017
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Tweet The Real Deal recently compiled a list of the largest construction projects planned for New York City in 2017 based on rankings filed with the Department of Buildings last year.  Two massive Hudson Yards towers topped the list.  The first is 50 Hudson Yards, a 2.9 million-square-foot, 62 story office tower designed by Norman...
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Home Equity Is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

January 9, 2017
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Tweet The most valuable holiday gift given last year doesn’t fit underneath homeowners’ trees, although it’s a gift that keeps on giving—an increase in home equity.    A recent CoreLogic® analysis showed that approx. 63% of all U.S. homeowners with mortgages saw their equity increase by a total of $227 billion in the third quarter...
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Three Reasons to Buy a Home in the New Year

December 28, 2016
Three Reasons to Buy a Home in the New Year

Tweet As we bid farewell to 2016 and usher in the New Year, it’s important to set realistic goals and resolutions.  This year, many Americans will be adding ‘Buy a new home,’ to their list of resolutions—and with good reason.  First, the national unemployment rate is down to its lowest level since August of...
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Protect Yourself from these Four Potential Threats to Your Home

December 23, 2016
Protect Yourself from these Four Potential Threats to Your Home

Tweet As so eloquently stated in a recent New York Law Journal article, “Winter storms can create a legal tightrope that a property owner must walk as carefully as a potential plaintiff walking on an icy sidewalk.”  In addition to slippery sidewalks, there are other threats that could be lurking around your home this...
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Four Ways to Have Holiday Fun in NYC

December 16, 2016
Four Ways to Have Holiday Fun in NYC

Tweet Even when the, ‘weather outside is frightful,’ it’s still worth pursuing what is delightful.  Here are our top four picks for how to have fun in New York City this holiday season.   Have show much fun!  Whether you’ve lived in NYC for your entire life or just one month, one of the...
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Mortgage Rates and Home Prices Continue to Climb

December 9, 2016
Mortgage Rates and Home Prices Continue to Climb

Tweet As 2016 draws to an end, mortgage rates continue their upward march.  Many experts anticipate that rates will climb even higher because of recent strong economic data and the high probability of a rate increase by the Federal Reserve before the New Year.   On Thursday, Dec. 1st, Freddie Mac released data showing...
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Four Steps to Take before Shopping for Your First Home

December 2, 2016
Four Steps to Take before Shopping for Your First Home

Tweet If you’re hoping to buy your first home in the New Year, follow these four steps before you begin house-hunting.   1.       Hone in on your credit score.  Practically every single purchase you’ve made in your financial past comprises your credit report, and its overall score impacts your entire financial future.  Your credit...
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Three Potential Impacts of Trump’s Presidency on NYC Real Estate

November 25, 2016
Three Potential Impacts of Trump’s Presidency on NYC Real Estate

Tweet Donald Trump’s victory was a shock to many Americans, and most definitely the majority of New Yorkers.  He is the seventh president from New York and its first since Franklin Roosevelt.  His victory has many New Yorkers wondering what the impact of his policies and politics will be in his hometown.    Here...
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Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC

November 18, 2016
Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC

Tweet The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away.  As you finalize plans to celebrate with friends and family, consider adding some new traditions by participating in one or more of these great events in New York City.   Squeeze in some gratitude-giving exercises.  Start your Thanksgiving Day out on the right foot...
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NYC Ranked 13th Best City for Building Wealth in 2016

November 11, 2016
NYC Ranked 13th Best City for Building Wealth in 2016

Tweet Bankrate.com recently revealed the best U.S. cities for building wealth in 2016.  This report ranks 21 large metro areas in the following five categories: savable income, human capital, debt burden, homeownership and access to financial services.  While New York City was rated 13th, some of the cities listed on this ranking may surprise...
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