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Enhancing First Impressions with a Well-Crafted Office Lobby

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If your business regularly hosts clients and customers at your offices, its lobby will serve as the ultimate first impression of your company. In the corporate world, these introductions are extremely important, that’s why it’s essential that you dedicate manpower, time and resources towards making sure your office lobby shines. Here’s how to make sure that you’re checking all the right boxes.

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Topics: design, Optimizing Office Space, office space

How First Time Buyers can Start Saving for a Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Once renters decide to make the jump towards owning a home of their own, they must figure out if they could actually afford a down payment. There’s no point in even looking at homes until you know what you can afford! So, to help expedite owning your dream home someday, check out these tips that will assist you in saving for a home.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying your first home, buying commercial real estate, buying a house

Interior Design Tips to Seamlessly Incorporate in your Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you have recently purchased or currently own a home, you’re probably aware of the challenges that come along with designing and furnishing it. Most people aren’t experienced in contracting or interior design and don’t even know where to start. So, for those that may need a little guidance, here are a few interior design tips and tricks that should give you a good head-start!

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Topics: design, open house, house design, interior design

Determining if a Triple Net Lease is Right for your Company

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When a business moves into a commercial property, the landlord has the option to negotiate several different kinds of leases with them. One in particular, the triple net lease, is a commonly used type. However, if you aren’t a real estate professional, it might be difficult to determine if this lease is truly the best option for your situation. Therefore, before you sign anything, make sure to check out what it does (and doesn’t) encompass.

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Topics: investing in commercial real estate, Commercial Lease Negotiation, Commercial Leasing, real estate investing

Uncovering the Truth behind the Open Floor Plan Movement

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Businesses across the world are constantly exploring modern, creative approaches to help improve their company. The goal is to create an environment that maximizes employees’ efficiency. That’s why many businesses are opting for an open floor plan, which is a welcome departure from the old-school cubicles of yesteryear.

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Topics: commercial property, office space, commercial space, commercial real estate trends

Is a Starter Home Worth it for First Time Buyers?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When young professionals are looking to transition from monthly rentals to owning a property of their own, they usually buy small-scale, affordable properties, rather than a “forever home.” However, a beginner home or condo isn’t exactly a minor expense by any stretch of the imagination. That’s why it’s extremely essential to sift through the facts and dispel every myth before deciding that a starter home is the best decision for you.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying a house, starter home

Smart Ways for Landlords to Deal with and Avoid Bad Tenants

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As a landlord, you’re regularly required to deal with tenants. Most of the time, they’re respectful, pay their rent on-time and cause minimal disruption, but not always. In some cases, you will have flat out bad tenants that are having a negative effect on your property and the other renters. This may seem like a nightmare situation, but there are certainly some steps you can take to fix and even prevent it altogether.

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Topics: lease terms, lease agreement, Renting, landlord, rental property

What to Ask a Mortgage Broker before Buying a New Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether or not a buyer receives a mortgage is ultimately what can make or break the purchase of a new home. Without one, an individual may not be able to afford loan payments, taxes and insurance. To receive a loan in the first place, one must meet with a mortgage broker to find the right plan for them. There are also a few important questions to ask to help ensure the home buyer’s financial well-being.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Mortgage, mortgage points, interest rate

Extravagant Long Island Mansions that are Worth a Visit

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since becoming a hub of American affluence in the 1920s, Long Island has attracted some of the richest, most successful individuals in the entire world. And really, with everything our area has to offer, who can blame them? The estates of these millionaires and billionaires have since become well-known Long Island mansions, each contributing to New York history in their own unique way.

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Topics: residential real estate, Long Island Real Estate, Long Island mansions, Mansions

Why Homeowner’s Insurance is Essential for Property Owners

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are many incredibly important steps that a prospective buyer must take on their way to purchasing a new home. Some are familiar, others aren’t. Nevertheless, they must all be undertaken with the utmost attention and deliberation when considering the consequences. Just think about what can go wrong if you don’t have a homeowner’s insurance policy to fall back on!

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Topics: Finance, property insurance, Mortgage, insurance, homeowner’s insurance

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