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Why the Pandemic May be a Good Time to Find a New Apartment

Why the Pandemic May be a Good Time to Find a New Apartment

It may be counterintuitive to consider moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to lack of demand, job losses and declining confidence in the rental market, you may be able to take advantage of the market downturn and gain an edge. Here are ways you can capitalize on the downturn in the rental market when considering moving to a ...

Infographic: Valuable Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Infographic: Valuable Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

The purchase of a home can be a daunting experience for even the most fiscally savvy individuals, especially if you are going through the process for the first time. People feel this way for good reason; complicated steps are involved, and a ton of money is on the line. You’d be right to take this seriously and proceed through it caref ...

How to ask your Landlord if you can Keep the Same Rent

How to ask your Landlord if you can Keep the Same Rent

If you’re nearing the end of your lease, and you wish to continue to live in your apartment, it’s not unusual for a rent increase to occur. You do have the right to approach your landlord and ask if you can keep the same rent. Be sure to organize your thoughts in advance whether you are putting your request in writing or making a ple ...

5 Tips to Embrace Solar Energy and Reduce Your Energy Bill

5 Tips to Embrace Solar Energy and Reduce Your Energy Bill

Environmentalism has become a hot topic in recent years. Not just because of the urgent need to stop global warming and aid the preservation of the environment, but because embracing eco-friendly habits and solutions can significantly elevate our quality of life. Modern landlords are increasingly using energy-efficient techniques to make ...

4 Often Overlooked Questions You Should Always Ask During Real Estate Showings

4 Often Overlooked Questions You Should Always Ask During Real Estate Showings

As a realtor, one of the main ingredients to your success is having the ability to ask incisive sales questions, especially during real estate showings. Not only do these questions effectively build rapport with your clients, but you also unearth their motivation for buying a home. In addition, these queries provide another avenue for yo ...

What New Yorker's need to know about Evictions

What New Yorker's need to know about Evictions

With COVID-19, many are worried. Worried about being able to afford their rent and more importantly, worried about the potential of being evicted. It’s only human. Thankfully, New York City has extended the eviction ban for certain tenants. Read on if you are worried about eviction as there may be measures in place to help you out. ...

3 Things to Consider Before your Lease is up During COVID-19

3 Things to Consider Before your Lease is up During COVID-19

With the world constantly changing as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to start thinking about how to find a new place to live, before your current lease is up. The rental market is very volatile at this time, so it’s crucial to be critical when thinking about your next move. COVID-19 is not going anywhere for now, so having an e ...

5 Ways Landlords Can Use Energy-Efficient Techniques

5 Ways Landlords Can Use Energy-Efficient Techniques

Energy efficiency is becoming a norm for businesses, individuals and property owners. Whether people do it to conserve the environment, follow government regulations or meet renters' interests, energy efficiency is crucial.  As a landlord or real estate investor, you may be looking for the best way to meet these needs. The follow ...

6 Ways to Navigate a Move on a Budget

6 Ways to Navigate a Move on a Budget

The most important issue you face when getting your belongings from Point A to Point B is that they make it there safely. Another consideration for most is keeping costs manageable. We don’t recommend having price be the only factor in determining your move plan, but being strict with your budget during the move can put more money in y ...

Why Neighborhood Amenities Should Play a Bigger Role in Your Renting Decision

Why Neighborhood Amenities Should Play a Bigger Role in Your Renting Decision

Beyond the four walls of your apartment is an exciting neighborhood and community to enjoy and explore. The famous catchphrase ‘Location, Location, Location’ is true to its name - where your home is located can positively impact your lifestyle.  There are several determinants to consider when settling into a new home. Here ar ...

How COVID-19 is making Real-Estate Virtual

How COVID-19 is making Real-Estate Virtual

Many of us can agree that this situation is all but a little strange. Not being able to live in a way in which we’re accustomed to can be taxing. Having to remain in self-isolation due to COVID-19, away from friends and family for a prolonged period of time has become our new reality. Many are striving for life to be as it once was. ...

How COVID-19 has Impacted New York City: Opinion Piece

How COVID-19 has Impacted New York City: Opinion Piece

COVID-19 has killed over one hundred thousand people in the United States. Over thirty thousand have died in New York. This has forced officials to put restrictions on activities in the city to contain the rapid spread of the virus. The restrictions are limiting but they are in place in the interest of trying to save more lives.  ...