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Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Tips to Save you Money

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s right around this time of year when festive homeowners across America will begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. However, these displays, due to their high energy consumption, can take a hit on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important that all homeowners are aware of the many useful environmentally-friendly holiday decorating tips that will help save them funds!

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Winterizing your Home for the Season ahead

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The full force of winter is almost upon us. Luckily, you still have a few weeks to start winterizing your home. This process involves making sure that your property is suited to withstand the low temperatures, gusting winds and extreme precipitation that comes along with winter weather. Here are a few essential tips to ensure your home stays warm and safe throughout the entire season.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Is Buying a Foreclosed Property Really Worth it after all?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the past few years, many Americans have been snatching up foreclosed properties at record prices, especially because they’re usually sold far below the market rate. You’ll be hard pressed to find a property that’s bigger, more centrally located and with more potential for the same deal. However, with the seemingly endless number of pitfalls associated with foreclosures, is buying one really in your best interest?

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Topics: Buying, foreclosure, foreclosure properties, buying a house

Burgeoning Long Island Business Hubs Ideal for New Companies

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to open a new business or move to a different property, it can be difficult to narrow down your options and come to a consensus on the location. Naturally, everyone is going to have their own opinions and preferences. However, once you study the facts, you’ll see how clear the answer is. So, without further ado, here are some of the best business hubs on Long Island that you may want to consider.

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Topics: long island commercial real estate, office space, moving, commerical real estate

Efficient Downsizing Tips to Maximize the Space Available

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re moving to a smaller property, clearing out all of the clutter can make a world of difference. Downsizing a home isn’t exactly a simple, carefree endeavor, especially when you have to determine which items are worth keeping or getting rid of. So, if you’re looking for a little insight on getting the job done, put these helpful downsizing tips into practice.

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Topics: residential real estate, moving, house design

Is “For Sale by Owner” Really the Best Way to Sell a Home?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of trying to sell your home, you will undoubtedly be faced with a critical decision on whether you are going to hire a real estate agent or handle the sale on your own. “For sale by owner” is a popular way to sell houses nowadays, but does that really mean it’s the most advantageous way to do it? Here are a few significant reasons why hiring a broker over selling the property yourself is always your best bet.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, house sale

How to Approach and Win your Next Lease Renewal Negotiation

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As your lease comes to an end, you must decide whether or not you’re going to renew for a longer period of time. If you’re like most renters, that decision will depend on a multitude of factors. In the case that a monthly rent increase is out of your means, you should not have to abandon an apartment or home that you love just like that. You must first learn how to approach your next lease renewal negotiation like a professional!

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Topics: leasing tips, Renting, Leasing Apartments, rental property

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

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